Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick Review- holy grail product 


The Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick is a non-drying liquid lipstick with a velvet finish. It comes in a clear plastic bottle and the cap matches its corresponding shade, which is always a bonus. With 19 shades to choose from and “up to 24 hour wear time” this product is a revelation for me and now my Holy Grail lip product!


I stumbled across these after receiving a free one in a boots promotion on the Bourjois cosmetics range. I must confess my first application disappointed me….. Only because I hadn’t yet discovered the logistics of the product! On application it resembles everything of a highly pigmented gloss. The glossy finish did not grab my attention as I personally favour matte lip products. HOWEVER ….. I left the product on for a while and the consistency completely changed into a velvet matte finish. The product is true to its name with a velvet finish, it looks matte on the lips however has a tacky feeling when you press the lips together. 

The Bourjois rouge edition velvet lipstick resembles a liquid lipstick without the drying features of one! WIN WIN WIN. My ongoing struggle with liquid lipsticks has been a continuous love hate relationship- the matte outcome looks amazing but the drying properties and well as the unattractive cracking on the lips does not do itself any favours!

Priced at £8.99 (Boots) it’s quite pricey for a drugstore/high-street product however a few shades can be found on where you can use student discount. What’s more feel unique are endlessly having sales and promotions. It contains 7,7ml of product (0.2 fl.oz) which is a lot of product compared to Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick (5.4 ml) and Kylie Cosmetics matte liquid lipstick (3.25ml).

I wear this product mostly on nights out and days I know I will be at school and working after (so no time for touch ups ahhhh). It’s well and truly the most long lasting lip product I have ever used. Admittedly you have to apply a heavy coat on application due to its lip-gloss consistency and therefore one of the few disadvantages to the product as it’s not for those in a rush.

 After you get to your desired pigmentation leave it to dry for a good 15-20 mins (you’ll have plenty of time to work with the product before it sets) and you are sorted for the day. I wear a lip liner with any lipstick/liquid lipstick as I over-line my lips so these have passed a major test for me!

The product does stain your lips slightly (in the darker shades), for some this is a perk for others this may be a disadvantage. However with good makeup remover and a good scrub it easily comes off.

(First photo is one swatch, second and third swatch is two swatches. From left to right ; Hot pepper, Peach Club and Beau Brun)

I’ve had numerous compliments about my lipstick whilst wearing these, from waitresses to customers at work. My favourite shade is ‘Hot Pepper’ which is a bright orange toned red, in which I’m currently on my second bottle.

Other shades I own are “Beau Brun” a deep brown toned rusty pink and “Peach Club” a coral peach colour. The lighter shades are more pigmented but wear off easier when eating, whilst the darker shades are less pigmented and thus require more product but due to all the layers will stay on longer throughout the day / whist eating and drinking.

Truthfully I wish Bourjois released deeper natural shades as there seems to be a high quantity of vibrant coral and hot pinks.


  • 7.5ml product
  • Long lasting
  • Non-drying
  • Easy foam applicator
  • Lasts after eating/drinking
  • 19 shades to choose from



  • Takes a long time to set to a matte finish
  • Glossy application
  • Have to use a fair bit of product to gain high coverage in darker shades
  • Little natural shade selection


If you’ve tried them I’d love to hear what you think of them!

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