Bourjois Ole Flamingo Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick Review Swatches

Bourjois Ole Flamingo Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick ( £8.99 ) Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick Ole Flamingo Review Swatches

What Bourjois Says: Bourjois’ NEW Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick range gives your lips bold, matt and longlasting colour with 24hr hold.

I have heard so much about Bourjois Ole Flamingo Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick from my friend that I was very interested in buying one. I got the shade “Ole Flamingo!” after some thought.

Packaging: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks come in a clear rectangular packaging with a color-co-ordinated top, similar to the Revlon Moisture Stain somehow, although that has a black top.

Texture and Formula: Yes Bourjois, you can take a bow. The formula is exactly like rubbing velvet on my lips, especially with the really nice doe-footed applicator. It glides on so evenly, and no, does not feel sticky on my lips at all! I find this not drying at all, and the texture is brilliant. The formula is wonderful, although there is a faint weird smell when I first apply it.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick Ole Flamingo Review SwatchesColor: Hot fuchsia! That is the color of Bourjois Ole Flamingo! I was really apprehensive about wearing it… because I was thinking whether I could pull it off or not, but hey, guess what? I could! The shade just made my face look immediately brighter and somehow made me look two shades fairer (I have no clue how that happened, though), and I loved the effect.

Pigmentation: The pigmentation was perfect – one coat gave me a gorgeous pretty fuchsia color, but then when I swiped the applicator again, the color just popped out. Within a couple of minutes it settled, and hid all my lip pigmentation. Although Bourjois Ole Flamingo transferred lightly in the first fifteen minutes, then it settled proper, and did not budge at all. I have used this with and without a lip balm, and when it comes to the balm, it takes a little more time to settle (around half an hour), and then it stays.Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick Ole Flamingo Review SwatchesLasting Power: On me, it lasted six hours, when I did not eat. I did drink water and coffee during this time, and Bourjois Ole Flamingo faded slightly from the center, but did not budge otherwise and the fading looked natural. When I ate, it faded more, but still the stain was there. I had to come back and remove this with a makeup remover to truly get the color out.

Overall Thought

I totally wish these colors were all available in India. They are so pretty, and the pigmentation is just plain awesome! Bourjois, are you listening?

Rating: 4.5/5

 *Written By Poorna Banererjee
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  • November 22, 2014


    I have read so many great reviews about this and I also wish that it was available in India. This colour is really gorgeous and really suits you. 🙂

    • November 23, 2014


      Thank you, and yes, even my extremely critical mom says so.

  • November 22, 2014


    Such a hot colour and the finish is too sexy- how i wish they were available here

    • November 23, 2014


      I swear! Already looking at some of the other shades!

  • November 22, 2014


    i think I am going to buy this!
    Priyanjana recently posted…Kama Ayurveda Bringadi Intensive Hair treatment Review

    • November 23, 2014


      If you can, get it! Worth every penny.

  • November 23, 2014


    I’m waiting for mine to reach me 🙁 its almost 25 days now
    and after your review am more eager to try out …
    this is so gorgeous on you Poorna 🙂

  • November 25, 2014

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    Such a bold color and beautiful LOTD