Beauty | Product Review: Bourjois Souffle de Velvet Liquid Lipstick

Hello all! It occurred to me recently that I hadn't written a product review since November and after buying one of Bourjois' newly released lipsticks, I decided it was a good time to get back on the reviewing wagon.

The Bourjois Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet range, a variation on their Rouge Edition Velvet range is currently £6.99 at Boot's as an introductory price, and will increase to £8.99 on 13th April. As a fan of the Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick I have in 'Beau Brum', I was looking forward to trying out the Souffle de Velvet range, which promised to give a sheer matte pop of colour to my lips. I picked it up in the shade 'Cherry Leaders', and have quite mixed views on it.

Like most liquid lipsticks, this one has a cushioned doe-foot applicator, allowing you to easily follow and fill in the shape of your lips with it. However, I personally was a little disappointed by the ease of application with regards to the liquid itself. It applied very thinly and translucently, and I needed three or four layers of application to actually get any sufficient pigmentation. Having said that, I was happy with the look, feel and colour of the sheer matte finish, and it settled nicely on the lips without clinging to any dry skin or other flaws.


In terms of wearability, it lasts a few hours, but probably not ten as it claims to. It fades considerably with eating and upon doing so, seeps into crevices in the lips - leaving you with a funky stripy look that you likely weren't really going for.

Overall, I do like the look of this lipstick and it's great for everyday use. However, I was a little disappointed with the lack of pigmentation and staying power, and thus how much product you'd need to use in one go.
Rating: 6.5/10

Have you tried this or any other Bourjois lip products? What did you think? Please feel free to leave me a comment!