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I have tried some lipsticks in my time, but this is one of my absolute favourites! The packaging is nice and good quality - it has never broken or developed a faulty lid, and I have had it for ages. The lipstick itself is the star though!
I use "Framboise a croquer", which is a classy shade of raspberry pink. It goes on less vivid / harsh than it looks in the tube. It is more muted than some lipsticks, and this makes it sophisticated, versatile and wearable. I have had other shades, but this is my favourite.
The lipstick smells lightly perfumed and very pleasant. When you first apply this lipstick, it feels like you really are moistursing your lips. It is smooth, and stays in place despite how fluid and light it feels. It is longlasting, and I can drink cups of tea and then rub my lips together and it seems to reinvigorate its moisturising properties which feels great! After several hours, my lips still feel softer than before, and it has a cumulative effect - if you use it a few times a day, perhaps in conjunction with a lip balm or treatment, the effect is even better.
Overall, I love the classy colour range, and am very impressed that the formula manages to deliver a good-looking lipstick that also has such a moisturising effect. Love it!
I bought this lipstick from Fragrance Direct along with several other Bourjois products last year. I suppose if I'm truthful my main motivation behind the purchase was simply that it was cheap, I really didn't need another lipstick or lip gloss, I just seem to have some sort of addiction to buying them!
When my order arrived Docteur Glamour immediately stood out from the other Bourjois lipsticks I had bought, because it was boxed. I must admit I do not really see why manufacturers insist on putting make-up in cardboard boxes as it seems such a waste of packaging. The actual case of the lipstick however is fairly nice, having a long pink lid and shiny silver base. When you remove the lid, the inner tube of the lipstick (makes it sound like a bicycle wheel calling it an inner tube!) is also silver and looks very sleek and glam.
The idea behind Docteur Glamour, is that it is a lipstick which cares and protects the lips as well as giving a glamorous slick of colour. It contains Shea and mango butters both of which are intensely hydrating and will keep the lips soft and moisturised. It is recommended that this product is used daily for best results.
Now, I should say that this product has been discontinued now, so will probably not be found on the shelves of Boots, Superdrug or any of the other likely Bourjois stockists. It is however, widely available online still, like many make-up products tend to be once they're no longer in the shops. Having looked online it seems that Fragrance Direct where I bought mine are still stocking six shades, including the one I have which is shade 17, Rose requinique.
This colour is a mid pink tone, and a very sugary sweet colour. I must admit that although I own a range of lip colours, I usually prefer to wear beige or nude tones and a colour like this is not something I wear very often.
The lipstick is slanted at the top to aid easy application. The lipstick glides onto the lips very easily - almost too easily I feel. Whilst it's good that it doesn't drag at the lips, it almost seems to melt into the lips as it is applied, which probably sounds nice in theory, but in practice it can mean that the lipstick feels like it is a little greasy and it can actually make application a bit tricky as the lipstick becomes slippery!
The colour once on the lips is quite strong and the colour looks just how it did in the tube. I prefer sheer, subtle lip colours and whilst the colour of this one isn't too OTT, it is most definitely opaque rather than sheer. One thing I did notice is that the lipstick clung very badly to dry patches on the lips and so if you suffer from dry lips it is probably best to exfoliate and prepare the lips before applying this.
The lipstick feels moisturising on the lips, however I do also feel that it is quite heavy. Although it doesn't have a taste to it as such, I feel continually conscious that I am wearing this product on my lips, and if there's one thing I hate it's make-up that you can feel you are wearing.
In terms of longevity I do find that this stays on a good few hours and the colour continues to look strong. Even when I drink something it tends to stay pretty in tact, however the moment I eat it tends to vanish completely.
As for caring for the lips I find it hard to say. As mentioned already it does feel quite moisturising when it's on, but when I take it off I don't really see any noticeable improvement in the condition of my lips.
This lipstick can be purchased online from www.fragrancedirect.co.uk for the grand sum of £2.99
To conclude, I would say that I do like this lipstick, but even at the bargain price of £2.99 I will not be purchasing another. For me personally, I prefer more of a sheer colour to the lips and something that doesn't feel so heavy.
At daytime, I like to wear a lot of neutral coloured lipsticks and nothing too bright or offensive, so when I saw these Bourjois Docteur Glamour lipsticks and the colour range I just had to give on a go!
These lipsticks currently retail for £5.99 in Superdrug and Boots which is slightly high, but Superdrug constantly has 2 for 1 offers on with the Bourjois range so it might be worth having a look at! However, Ebay and lots of other cosmetic sites that you can find on Google Shopping retail this lipstick at £1.99! I would say that the lipstick is worth the £5.99 anyway so of course it is a brilliant deal at £1.99.
The packaging is very sleek and pretty, not just the boring old black rounded lipstick case. The lid is the same shade as the lipstick itself which is very handy for when you want to find a certain shade in a cluttered make up bag! The lid also comes all the way down the tube instead of halfway like regular lipsticks and has a small silver ball on top.
I bought the lipstick in shade number 10 Beige Fievreux. This shade is a very sheer nude colour and great for daytime wear. However they have 12 shades overall, ranging from light beiges to oranges to pinks and to purples so there is a shade for everyone! My shade when applied adds a very nice sheer nude glaze to the lips, making them look hydrated and plumped without looking like I have tons of products on my lips. All the shades have a slight frosty shimmer to them which isn't overwhelming at all, instead it just makes the lips appear plump and draws attention to them.
The only downside to these lipsticks is the smell. To me, they smell like the small childrens dress up lipsticks that my little niece has! A very chemical smell, however it is not too overpowering so I can deal with it.
Overall, I would reccomend these lipsticks to anyone who likes natural glaze lipsticks and not full on colour! Not the most amazing lipsticks in the world but great for work and daytime wear. 4/5
I'm surprised no-one else has reviewed this yet as it's been around for some time. So this is one of Bourjois's lipstick ranges which claims itself to be an intensive moisturising lipstick. I don't think Bourjois is known for its lipsticks in the way it is known for its blushers and eyeshadows in the little round pots. Perhaps this explains why I am the first reviewer.
When I bought this I was originally looking for a cheap pink lipstick but was swayed into buying this by the packaging which is rare for me. It does come in a box but I threw that away yonks ago. Inside the box is the cylindrical lipstick tube which is uunusually designed. Most lipsticks open in the middle but this one has a lid that reaches down to the silver base. The lid is colour coded to the shade of the lipstick, excellent for quick recognition on a crowded dressing table like mine where I normally have to pick up a handful of non-descript black tubes and turn them on end to see if I've got the right one yet. When you pull the lid off, the inside casing is a lovely reflective silver which really makes it look nice. To use simply twist up and apply to the lips. On the end of the lid is a little silver ball. And the lid makes a really nice click sound when snap shut. Can't miss that out...
It was a nice product to use being very smooth to apply and quite pigmented. They put vegetable oil and karite nut butter plus mango butter in there to make it feel as hydrating as possible. Is anyone else reminded of the Body Shop right now? Whilst it doesn't feel drying by any means I can't say I noticed the benefit of all that butter that they say was in there. It felt much the same as my other standard lipsticks and certainly doesn't evoque the feeling of the lipblam like Maybelline' Moisture Extreme does. Its durability after eating and drinking was above average so it's doesn't need re-applying too often.
I got this in shade 15 - fuschia oh bobo - yes the name went over my head too... This is a bright pink colour that is quite striking. Sadly I found it a little overwhelming for my ultra pale skin but I imagine it would look fabulous on someone with a bit of a tan. I think the colours on offer have changed since I bought this roughly two years ago but the current ones can be viewed on the Bourjois website.
This currently costs £7.33 at Boots so it's rather pricey. In fact you could probably buy two lipsticks for that price in another range. I think it was reduced by a pound or so when I bought it so you could look out for that offer or go to Superdrug which has a 3 for 2 offer on the Bourjois range till the 17th.
I do like this lipstick particularly the packaging but I am somewhat puzzled by the choice of name for this product because nice though it may be, the lipstick doesn't scream glamour to me. It's not as though it's sparkley or shimmery or something it's just a normal lipstick. Perhaps they intend the name to refer to the packaging design which would be justified because it is rather cute but as a whole I feel the name is rather unjustified.