About the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks:
"Bold, matte and long-lasting colour with 24HR hold. Its lightweight, velvety texture and non-drying formula gives extreme comfort that doesn't smudge!"
I try not to comment on the packaging of products too much but I like the squareness of the lipstick tube? bottle? Whatever it is, I like it. To apply there is a doe-foot applicator which I wouldn't say was the best for application and it does need some practice and a steady hand to perfectly apply the lipstick with. If you are a bit cack-handed like me then practice will make perfect.
The first noticeable thing about the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks is the smell. It is fairly off-putting, perhaps not a scent I would want to put near my mouth. I couldn't describe it but it smells fairly chemically, not very pleasant at all.
Framboujoise is a lovely rosy red shade with pink undertones. It is a very wearable, everyday red shade - perhaps a shade to start off with if you are slightly unfamiliar with red lipsticks. The description on the bottle describes this as a matte lipstick, which it is but it does take a few minutes to fully set on the lips. One layer of the lipstick is a nice flush of colour but two layers is perfect for a deep, rosy red shade. They are very buildable and I like that you can build the colour up which makes the lipstick excellent for day and night wear.
As it is a matte lipstick you do need a bit of prep beforehand as it can show up any dry areas on the lips, like any other matte lipstick. It isn't uncomfortable to wear although it isn't weightless - it is definitely noticeable on the lips. I found that Framboujoise did transfer slightly when drinking but overall, it lasted a good few hours on the lips without needing to be re-applied which is great for when you are out and about.
After re-discovering the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks, I definitely want to make more of an effort to wear my other shades more often. I have Ole Flamingo too which is a really bright fuchsia shade. I will definitely be popping these two Velvet Lipsticks into my everyday make-up routine! With 17 shades to choose from, you are bound to find the shade perfect for you.