A Touch Of Velvet

top-bottom - Grand Cru, Frambourjoise, Nude-ist!

Like I needed an excuse to add to my ridiculous lip product collection, I found it difficult to leave empty handed in a recent trip to Boots...
I'd been eyeing up the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lip lacquers (£8.99 each) for some time but I was trying to better myself and kept listening to the voice of reason in my head that said 'No! You do not need these!'...when I thought SOD IT!
I went in with the intention of just picking up the deep red shade that I've been drooling over for weeks, but Boots had an offer and two more just fell into my hand! 

I came away with 3 fairly different shades; Nude-ist, Frambourjoise and Grand Cru, the latter being the one I was most eager to try.
I wasted no time in trying this out whilst enjoying a coffee date with friends as I'd heard rave reviews of it's staying power. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed.
You apply these like a lip gloss, and they're fairly easy to apply (although not if you've got a chapped upper lip and you can't work out your cupid's bow!) 
The colour works it's way over your dream and the wand applicator is so soft, it literally feels like you are applying it with velvet! 
After only a few seconds, the lacquer has dried and you are left with super matte lips with flawless colour payoff - winner!

The finish lasted the entirety of my coffee date, and then some...a bit of colour transfer found it's way onto my coffee cup like with a normal lipstick but it didn't seem to make a difference to my lip colour at all. I put these to the real test at work the next day and it lasted a whole 9 hours through drinking and eating with NO re-application!

Grand Cru is the dark red of the three shades and is by far my favourite given my longtime love affair with red lipstick, however the other two shades I picked up are just as gorgeous. Nude-ist is a fab 'your lips but better' brown-nude shade that rivals MAC's Velvet Teddy, and I found is so wearable on those days when you really can't be arsed but want to look like you made half an effort.
Frambourjoise was the one I was least looking forward to trying - it's a bright hot pink shade that I kind of picked up on a whim, and while it's still my least favourite of the three, I tried it out today and the colour was beautiful! I found this one didn't last as long as the others for some reason but a good few hours is something I really can't complain about. 
To remove, I found that a cotton pad soaked in Micellar water does the trick!

top-bottom - Grand Cru, Frambourjoise, Nude-ist!

I'd definitely recommend the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet's, and I'll definitely be trying out some more of the shades. They're definitely for you if you love a matte lip that is incredibly hard wearing! 

Have you given these a try? Do you have any other similar recommendations? Let me know in the comments below!

Always, Alice x


  1. These look amazing - I especially love the Grand Cru! I like that they're long lasting, I definitely want to try these out!

    Seren x
    Terrible Thrills

  2. Wow I can't believe how long those lasted! But then you really need to be careful when you're applying!


  3. These shades are so pretty!!!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  4. Pretty shades!

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  5. I am obsessed with these, the quality is great and have to agree they don’t budge at all during the day :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  6. I love these too! They're the only lip products I've tried that last all day. Hot Pepper and Nud-ist are my favorites. :)


  7. I've never heard of this brand but these shades are super pretty!
    Saadiya x

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