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Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick

I feel like 2013 is going to be a year all about the lipstick. 2012 was all about nails…and 2013 it’s back to lips. I adore lipstick, but I am terrible at wearing it – I love it for a night out, but as for daytime – if I remember to actually apply anything other than lip balm in the morning, then I’ve made a real effort – as for re-applying during the day? If that actually happens I’m definitely trying to impress!

But this collection has made me want to change my minimal-effort ways and become a daily lipstick wearer – and considering I now have enough for almost a fortnight of daily colour changes, I really should!

These are the new Rouge Edition lipsticks and in my attempt to snap out of my lack of lippie ways (yes, this is all despite carrying at least 5 lips colours in my bag on a daily basis) I’ve been trying to wear one of these a day this week… to introduce the shades though I have swatches below and then I’ll talk favourites

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L-R: 02, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08
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L-R: 02, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08
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L-R: 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
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L-R: 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Pretty impressive colour pay off on the swatches huh? There’s a bit of everything in the 12 I chose – nudes, peaches, brights, deep shades, barbie pinks… Here are my thoughts/descriptions on the colours below:

02 Beige Trench – A simple nude. Slightly brown tones, but enough pink to keep it flattering
03 Peche Cosy – A pretty nude/peach colour. Lovely for daytime and coming into Spring
04 Rose Tweed – A deeper pink nude shade, very ‘my lips but better’
06 Rose Coquette – Frosted finish nude pink
07 Fuchsia Graffiti – Similar to MAC’s Girl About Town. Not for those scared of colour.
08 Rose Studio – Slightly less in your face than Fuchsia Grafitti, still bright pink
09 Orange Pop Up – Orangey coral shade. Will be amazing for Summer
10 Rouge Buzz – Orange toned red. Very bright.
11 Fraise Remix – Another hot pink shade, slightly less bright that Fuchsia Graffiti
12 Rose Neon – The Barbie Pink of the group. 
13 Rouge Jet Set – Classic Red
14 Pretty Prune – Deeper plum shade


Of the twelve shades I chose to have a play with, my personal favourites have to be… 03 Peche Cosy (this is the one I’ve been attempting to wear daily), 07 Fuchsia Graffiti for the wow factor and 09 Orange Pop Up as it has me longing for Summer.

Although to be totally honest, I actually really like all the colours apart from one of them and that’s 06 Rose Coquette – I just don’t get along with frosted finishes. They’re a bit dated in my opinion and generally not flattering unless you have perfectly plump lips. A hint of shimmer and even the tiniest bit of chapped lip looks like the Sahara.

But as for the rest of the colours, the texture is amazing – really creamy, not at all drying and the colours are really impressively pigmented. I guess that all that comes next is choosing the shade for you! 

Which shade stands out most to you?

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipsticks available from Boots (£7.99)

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