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I seem to have the habit of buying a new lip gloss every time I am in a store such as Boots or Superdrug. I simply cannot seem to help myself! I do however wear it on a daily basis so my money isn't completely going to waste despite having a choice of at least ten different types in my handbag and that's not including my handbag! It is safe to say that I own many lip glosses and have tried far more than I care to remember but what I do know is that it can be quite hard to find one that I suit and one that actually delivers what it promises.
One lip gloss I own is by one of my favourite make up companies, Bourjois. The French company supply the UK with a make up collection with a French touch, a range that although isn't overly expensive it still offers value for money although some of their products I have used have been a little disappointing. However, I do like their lip gloss ranges and the lip gloss in question for this review is the Eau de Gloss which if I am translating correctly is 'water gloss'. It comes in a range of shades and although not marketed on the shelves any longer (as far as I am aware) it is still available readily online.
The Eau de Gloss claims to have a 14% water content by Bourjois and is intended to give your lips a "fresh, thirst quenching sensation". This would certainly make a nice change from the lip glosses that tend to be overly sticky and leave a horrible residue on the lips. Bourjois also promise that this lip gloss will keep your lips moisturised continuously for 4 hours - now this is a big claim as quite a lot of lip glosses tend to wear off after a while especially if you are drinking or eating. One thing that did attract me to this particular lip gloss was that if offers a sheer shine which I prefer to the full on glossy shine which leaves your lips dripping with lip gloss and looking completely fake.
The shade I opted for was Rose a L'eau which is simply a lovely shade of pink which has a rosy pink coloured hue to it with a touch of metallic-ness about it which I liked immediately. Most of my lip glosses are varying shades of pale pinks certainly nothing too bright and bold as I wear them to work and they need to be subtle but still noticeable! Despite there being other shades of pink available I opted for Rose a L'eau simply because it was pink enough to be noticed but pale enough to be worn on an all day basis, something simply to compliment my make up.
The lip gloss comes in a small tube with an ultra thin clear perspex handle which simply screws in slightly to the base which holds the lip gloss. The Bourjois logo can easily be seen as can the product name together with the shade you have bought. Despite the label covering the entirety of the base of the lip gloss at the bottom you can see what shade you have bought. Overall the shape and style of the lip gloss does set it apart from others and from others in the Bourjois range which is quite nice although the handle is a little too slim for my liking. The applicator is a brush instead of a sponge type applicator.
Applying the lip gloss is obviously easy but what I did first notice was how thin the lip gloss was this is where I'm guessing the 14% water content comes in as I was surprised at how thin the lip gloss actually was and that I needed to apply it several times to get a decent coverage or as decent as I could get. This did put me off a little due to the thinness and it did make me wonder whether this could last the full 4 hours at Bourjois claim it can. Despite the thinness of the gloss itself it did give a lovely pink hue to my lips without being too loud or brash, just a subtle hint of colour which was perfect.
So the 4 hour count down! I applied at 8am just before leaving for work and arriving at work it still looked like it had just been applied! Although I didn't get the thirst quenching sensation that it promises it was certainly nice not to have a thick lip gloss on my lips as it doesn't feel particularly pleasant so this ultra thin gloss does make a nice change. By 10am I noticed that the sheer finish that the lip gloss leaves had disappeared a little and by this time I had drank a cup of coffee and eaten a breakfast bar so I was still holding out hope that this could last! 12pm came and all of the colour had pretty much disappeared which was a shame but I wasn't expect it to last the full 4 hours.
However, despite not lasting for the full 4 hours I was impressed that it did leave my lips quite soft and over the past few weeks of using it I have noticed that my lips have been gently moisturised and they were not left dry at all which was actually quite nice so it does deliver some of what it promises! What I do like about it is that it does feel lightweight on the lips as I can't stand thick lip glosses but I was just a bit disappointed in its consistency but it hasn't stopped me using it on a near daily basis as I like the sheer shine it gives, it is just a shame that it doesn't last for the full 4 hours.
Overall, I do like this lip gloss I just don't like how thin it is and the fact that you do have to apply several applications to get that lovely silky sheer finish it gives. But on the up side it does leave your lips soft and cared for which I think is definitely a bonus. I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it as I would definitely have been disappointed but I only paid £1.99 which is great especially for a Bourjois product! Would I recommend? Yes and no. Yes, buy it for a simply lip gloss if you want to keep your lips moisturised at a bargain of a price and no if you have to pay full price at around £7! 4 stars from me.
~ Useful Info ~
Price: £1.99 upwards
Shades: A variety of all different tones
Availability: Online mainly
I bought a couple of Eau de Gloss lip glosses by Bourjois when they were being sold off by online retailer Fragrance Direct for only a couple of pounds. I like lip glosses and the Bourjois brand so it seemed like a good deal.
Bourjois is a Parisian brand which has been around for almost 150 years. It is named after Monsieur Alexandre Napoléon Bourjois who created the world's first powder blusher in 1863. The brand originally created makeup for theatre performers but later branched out into makeup for the ordinary woman. The website, www.bourjois.co.uk has some interesting information about the brand's history and several pictures of vintage makeup designs.
Today, Bourjois aims to make Parisian style accessible to all by creating daring looks that don't break the bank.
***Price and Availability***
I believe these lip glosses are now discontinued from the main product line, but at the time of writing a number of shades are still available from Fragrance Direct for the price I paid, £1.99 (plus p&p) which I feel is very reasonable.
I currently have this lip gloss in Cassis Hydratant, a fuchsia pink, and I used to have a lighter pink shade too. The lip gloss tube is clear plastic, elongated at the top with a little 'ball' on the top of the lid. The tube is very elegant and is also easy to hold when you're applying lip gloss.
The basic premise of this lip gloss is that with 14% water content, it gives a fresh and thirst-quenching sensation keeping lips moisturised constantly for up to 4 hours. The texture is meant to be light and non-sticky and the gloss is designed to give a sheer shine. The moisturising aspect of this gloss really appealed to me as I do suffer from dry lips and the wrong lip product can make them look dried out and awful.
The lip gloss is applied with a small brush and immediately on application my lips feel cool and refreshed. The light cooling sensation is like a much toned-down version of a menthol lip gloss, and I find that my whole mouth actually feels fresher after using the gloss. The gloss feels lovely and light on my lips, in fact I can hardly tell I am wearing it (apart from the fresh feeling) and my lips experience no stickiness whatsoever. You can definitely tell the product has a high water content, which makes the name rather appropriate!
I find that the lip gloss stays on for one to two hours, which is pretty good going for a lip gloss. I find it even stays on, at least partly, when I've had a drink although it does wear off when I eat. The product doesn't live up to the claim of lasting four hours, but to be fair I've never known a lip gloss last this long. What I do find is that my lips remain moisturised throughout, and in fact I find that after applying lip balm before my first application of the gloss, I don't have to do so again before subsequent applications throughout the day.
The range of colours, even at a discount, is very good. As I mentioned I've had the gloss in light pink and dark pink, but you can buy other shades including purple and gold. Some of them look slightly glittery, on the website at least. The colour is quite sheer and light, but you can still tell you are wearing a coloured gloss.
Overall I think this is a really good quality lip gloss, and would be especially ideal for people prone to dry lips. I've rated the product based on the price I paid, which is fantastic considering the quality of the product. I definitely recommend trying to get hold of one of these.
The Lip gloss
I bought this lip gloss when I went online to buy some perfume, I only really purchased this because of the price as it did seem quite cheap.
The lip gloss comes in a plastic clear tube, so yo ucan see what colour your picking quite easily, as brun petillant colour would not mean a right lot to me loll. It has a screw off cap, with a long white, clear empty tube for easy gripping as the handle. Attached to this is the lip brush, which I found more harder than most brushes but I did find this easy to apply.
The lip gloss is like a light brown colour with a hint of pink, on the label it tells you about the lip gloss, ingredients, how much is in it, and also declares that this gives you four hours protection which I find out to be untrue, but I will cover that in my overall opinion.
I bought this from fragrancedirect.com for £1.95p and it was on special offer so I doubt it could be found anywhere any cheaper than that, as I think I got a really good bargain.
How To Apply
This is straight forward, you can wear it with lipsticks, or just on its own to give your lips a little colour and shine. To apply is simple, all you need to do is run the brush along your lips like you would do with lipstick, and then rub your lips together to make sure it is in all the right places, usually you only need one coat and that's more than enough for your lips.
What colour does this best suit
As I said you can wear this without lipstick, and it will make your lips glossy and add a little colour although not much, so I always wear with my lipstick.
I usually wear this with my pink lipstick, as I find it does darken the lipstick a little to the colour I prefer. I think this would suit any lipstick in my opinion, on a light lipstick it will darken the lipstick a little, and on a darker lipstick it will lighten it for you, so either way you can get a colour that you desire.
My Overall Opinion
I find that the lip gloss goes well with any colour lipstick and adds that little bit of colour to it, which I really do like, but the lip gloss does have its bad points too. They say that this lasts up to 4 hours, well not on my lips after around an hour or so, maybe a little longer my lips are dry again, and I do need to re-apply.
Also it does come off really easily and leaves marks on cups ect. Don't get me wrong I do like the lip gloss, while it is on my lips it does make my lips feel moisturizes and glossy but it just does not stay on long enough for my liking, so I have to take it out with me when ever I am wearing it.
I would recommend this for those who like to have that little extra colour on their lips, and do not mind reapplying every now and again.
I would not recommend this for those who do not like it when the lip gloss leaves marks, and does not stay on long enough
Even though I am a big fan of the Bourjois make-up range their lipglosses are one thing I have never been very keen on. The one's I have used have been far too sticky for my liking and generally not worth the money Ive paid for them so as a rule I avoid them like the plague! But when I saw these 'Bourjois Eau De Glosses' on sale in town for 50p I had to try them out - Id be stupid not to at that price as even if they were rubbish I wouldnt have paid so much that I be wounded if I had to throw them away. Im very glad I took a chance on these though because while they havent totally changed my mind on Bourjois glosses I can now see that the whole range isnt the same - and Ill be buying more shades from this range in the future.
Price: Varies greatly from 50p up till around £4 - So shop around for this gloss.
Stockists: Boots, Superdrug & Amazon.
Other Info: I cant find a list of shades for this particular gloss but there was LOADS in the shop I bought them from so everyone should be able to find a shade they like and that suits them. This gloss is water-based so it promises to be sheer yet colourful but not sticky at all.
The shade I personally own is a medium to bright pink that is very iridescant and shimmery - not to my usual tastes but in this case the colour really appealed to me.
This gloss comes in a long coloured tube - whatever colour your gloss is - with a long clear applicator handle at the top. At the end of the handle is a small brish applicator as you would expect with a lipgloss which is slightly angled to make sure application is much easier and that the applicator will fit the shape of your lips better. I like the fact that the handle is quite long because it does make holding it much easier and in turn makes application much easier so packaging/design wise this one works on all counts for me.
When the gloss goes on it does feel thinker than most glosses Ive used but not gloopy or sticky in the slightest. I just get a really bold block of colour - espcially when the gloss is layered up - which is still very light and shimmery somehow so its perfect for wearing at any time of the day or night. The gloss is shimmery but not so much so that the glitter ends up all around your mouth or it looks too much so the shimmer for me is perfect - its girly but not too brash. Colour wise I love this one because it looks exactly the same on as it does in the tube - which Ive found to be very rare with glosses.
This gloss claims to last 4 hours without fading or becoming sticky and while I would agree that the staying power is good I dont think its quite 4 hours - on my lips anyway. I can confidently go out wearing this on a windy day without my hair sticking to my lips or the feel becoming annoying but the 4 hour lasting claim I think is a bit too much. I would sya this lasts about 2 hours on my lips - maybe a bit more when applied with a primer which is very good in my opinion but they might be promising a little too much.
I would fully recommend this gloss because for me it does everything it promises to and gives a really nice, full colour without it looking too much. Highly recommended - at 50p a pop you really cant go wrong!
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I dont really own many lip glosses as i tend to wear lip balm on a day to day basis, bit when it does come to a night out i find myself with nothing to wear on my lips other than vaseline :/ So i decided it was about time i purchased some, so i always have them in my make up bag just in case. The 1st 1 im going to reveiw is this Bourjois Eau De Gloss.
Price: I bought thisonline for £1, but i think instore its about £7 or £8.
Stockists: Boots, Superdrug, most high street chermist and websites that sell makeup
Colours: It is available ina range of red, pink, orange and clear shades but i personally own 17 Rose Vitamine, so that what this reveiw is based on.
The lipgloss comes in a pink and white plastic bottle and the lid has a long thin bit at the top making it look really different and individual. It also makes it easy to grip when applying make up. The pink and white appearance also makes it look really girly and cute.
~What I Thought~
Inside the lid there is a small brush to apply the lipgloss, this means you do have to take care when putting it on as you have to colour in the lips with a few brush strokes but in some ways this is better as you takes more care to make sure you look good, but i wouldnt reccomend putting it on in a rush! On the tube it says the lipgloss gives you 4 hours of moisture and a sheer colour. And i found this to be true the gloss isn't as thick or sticky as others and glides on easily and does leave your lips feeling moisturised. The colour i got is a nice glossy pink colour, without being too pink and ott. It is suitable for night or daytime wear. The colour did however fade quite quick which if i'd bought it full price i'd be quite annoyed with. But all in all it's a good lip gloss, but its not the best and i wouldn't have paid full price.
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Bourjois have recently updated their product line and I found that website Fragrance Direct was selling the discontinued products for really reasonable prices. Although I prefer lipsticks to glosses I did choose to buy an eau de gloss as it was one I had always meant to try but not quite got round to it.
Eau de gloss is described on the bottle as having a non-sticky, moisturising formula with a fresh effect. It promises to give sheer colour and 4 hours of moisture.
The bottle is like the one pictured - a fairly standard cylindrical bottle with a thinner clear handle which has a little ball on the top. It's quite different from the standard lip gloss tubes you see and I think it's quite an interesting design.
As I bought this online I felt I was taking a bit of a chance with the colour as obviously it's hard to see when just looking at a picture. I ordered Moka Frappe, and I was delighted when it arrived, because the colour is beautiful. It's a sort of brownish pink colour with almost a hint of purple, which sounds insane, but it's actually really nice.
Rather than a sponge wand as you get with most lip glosses this has a brush. It's actually quite a small, fine brush and I was intrigued to see how well it would work in comparison to a wand.
I actually found that application with this was easier, as you could be more precise with the brush. I did find whereas with a wand I could just go over my lips once, with the brush I needed to go round the outline of my lips then fill them in as the brush is too small to cover the lips in one sweep.
The colour is as promised sheer. If you are looking for a bright and bold colour these glosses probably aren't for you. I however liked the subtleness of the colour and think it makes this a perfect daytime colour.
I found that this delivers quite a lot of gloss to the lips, but it never felt sticky or heavy to wear. The only time I could really tell I was wearing this gloss was when I pressed my lips together, otherwise I wouldn't have known it was there, which is quite frankly, what I like from a gloss - after all you don't want to spend your life constantly feeling conscious of your make-up.
I suppose the major test is how long it lasts. Glosses are notorious for wearing off really quickly, and I found that in general this did hold up fairly well. When drinking, I found a little of the gloss came off, but not all of it, which is quite impressive as with the majority of glosses I've used in the past I've become used to losing the lot after one sip. Eating however, is another matter. I found that the gloss came off completely when eating, but I wasn't particularly surprised by this as it's something that happens with most glosses.
I'm not 100% convinced that it gave 4 hours of moisture, but it did feel quite moisturising on the lips and certainly wasn't drying in any way.
I paid just 99p for this gloss from www.fragrancedirect.co.uk. I think that is an excellent price as this retailed at £7.49 when it was available in the shops. Although you can no longer find it on the high street I've done a search and it's widely available online so you should still be able to get hold of it for a while yet.
Overall I think this is quite a good gloss and I have been wearing it quite a lot recently. It's relatively long lasting (as long as you don't eat anything!), isn't sticky or heavy and gives a nice glossy finish with a sheer colour. Recommended!
I found this product on a market selling make-up, I thought it was a 50p item, but it was a pound and fingers crossed it was going to be a good product. I had a look at the gloss before I bought it and it looked very glossy, so I thought that this possibly could be a good gloss. The shade I bought was a dark pink/purple - as it looked purple I was worried that it would make my lips purple (if it had a strong color like some lip glosses do - when actually they could be used a lipsticks rather than lip gloss.)
Then I tried it on and it was actually quite good, it made my lips look shiny and very glossy, however it did tend to rub off quite quickly. Again, I tried it but this time with a plumping gloss then coat the lips with Bourjois gloss afterwards and it made me lips look fuller and plumper. Results! As you don't have to spend loads of money on products to get the perfect lips!
This is sold in all Boots and superdrug stores in all ranges of colors including red, pink, nude and purple, they are sold at a price about six or seven pounds.
I would buy this gloss again, cause I like how it made my lips glossy, fuller, shiner and plumper (that's probs with the plumping gloss) So it is a worth a buy and you will not waste your money on this gloss (unlike a previous Bourjois gloss I reviewed recently - see review)
You have many to choose from so why not go and buy one today?
Bourjois eau de gloss is a lovely lip gloss that I buy again and again. The gloss is so super shiny and clean looking I just love the way it feels on the lips too. So smooth and soft.
I have been put off in the past by the price that Bourjois cosmetics cost but as I have said in many of my reviews if it lasts then I don't mind too much. This is definitely true of this lip-gloss.
I find that other glosses can clump up on the lips however this gloss has never done this to me, it stay just where you want it to stay! I find that the colour lasts me over two hours if I'm good and don't lick my lips too often, and I find the colour that you see in the bottle of gloss is true to the colour that appears on your lips.
The scent of the lipgloss is also pleasant which is a bonus as you don't want to putting something a bit pongy on your mouth! The taste is also fairly pleasant, although im sure you are not meant to eat it, just if you happen to get it in your mouth it doesnt taste too bad!
I do wish there were some darker colours available too, having fairly tanned skin I can wearer darker shades although the lighter ones are that nice this wouldn't stop me buying.
I did pay aroung £8 for this gloss in a high street store, however I am aware that amazon are selling it for much cheaper! Bonus!
Overall a lovely product despite the higher price point.
I am reviewing this product in 12 Moka Frappe
Why i Chose this product:
I love lippys in all shapes and sizes- buying a lipgloss is a little afforadable beauty fix- i chose this particular item firstly because im very impressed by the entire bourjois range, their packaging is creative and eyecatching and their products are really luxurius, the prices arent too bad either. The fact that this lipgloss claimed to provide shine whilst not being sticky sounded great.
Who will like this product:
Fans of the bourjois range may want to add this to their collection.
Where to find this product:
Most shops that stock the makeup range Bourjois will include this lipgloss.
£7.99 for 7ml of product
This quirky packaging drew my to this product. Its screw top lid is long with a clear bauble on top. The applicator is in a small brush form.
Product is unique as it is water based and is not runny or sticky like most glosses. It claims to have a moisturising 'fresh' effect on the lips. The smell and taste of this product is sweet, kind of like palma violets.
How to use:
Like most lipglosses apply a thin layer to the lips using the brush applicator.
I think the non-sticky formula is innovative, the colour of this product is good and stills allows lips to look shiny, however i was slightly dissapointed at this products lack of lastibility. I seemed to be absorded into the lips quite quickly needing constant re-application, not so good for a big night out.
Not a bad product and good for thoses who hate the usual stickiness of lipgloss, but it doesnt last that long and might not suit everyone.
Lovely juicy gloss which is light and non sticky. Some great colours. 'Cassis' is a favourite. Funky packaging design. Would definitely recommend.
~ BOURJOIS EAU DE GLOSS ~
With so many lip glosses on the market, how do we choose? There are an abundance of glosses, shimmers, sparkling and fragranced lip glosses out there, that we are absolutely spoilt for choice. Some are fantastic with extreme mirror shine, whilst others are just non performers and downright unremarkable. I own, and have bought many in my search for the ideal lip gloss. One of my very favourites is a lip gloss I bought a couple of weeks ago and It is from one of my favourite make-up ranges, Bourjois.
Bourjois Paris is a range of make-up which started its life as a stage make up. Stage make up tended to be very heavy, thick and greasy in the 1900's and French perfumier Alexandre Napoleon Bourjois wanted to create a make-up range that was lighter and which would allow the skin to breathe. His famous little rouge pots with the dinky blush brush have been around since the 19th century and are still very much in demand today. Bourjois cosmetics are of a superior quality and extremely desirable when pitted against some of the bland British design and composition of make-ups available today.-
~ BOURJOIS ~
I love the container of this lip gloss. The design of the Bourjois containers is a strong selling point with me. It isn't just about the make-up; it is also about the appearance of the casing. Our ritual of applying our make-up is a pleasurable experience and we want our products to be attractive and nice to the touch, also to look good amongst the other items in our make-up bags and with Bourjois this is just what we get. Their products are high in design, well made, funky and expensive looking.
~ EAU DE GLOSS ~
This particular lip gloss is great! The main reasons I really love this one is for the fact that it is non sticky and high shine. It advertises that this is because it is made with 14% water and will not stick to the hair which is good. I hate that when it happens. Eau de Gloss is moisturising and transparent and this 'Eau' (water) gloss is high shine and has the most gorgeous fragrance to it. The casing of the lip gloss is clear Perspex, with a long, slim lid topped with a ball shape 4 and a half inches in height and 7ml 0.2 fl oz in weight. It has the appearance of a phial and looks a little medical in its shape. You can see the shade of the gloss through the top half of the phial and in this instance, it is shocking pink and the Bourjois label takes up the remainder of the container. It is pink and white in colouring and shows water bubbles rising to the surface of the water picture. The container feels nice in the hand and is very attractive in style.-
~ BOURJOIS EAU DE GLOSS ~
The unscrew top of the lip gloss opens to display a long, clear plastic wand, finished off with a short precision brush. This grabs an adequate amount of the lip gloss which glides really easily over the lips when stroked on. This isn't at all a sticky gloss and with the addition of the water it feels lovely upon the lips. Very light and with a cool feeling when it is applied; the result is a beautiful high wet-look, mirror-shine, see-thru gloss. The fragrance of Eau de Gloss is also divine. It has a beautiful perfume which smells of fresh fruit. It's lovely without being too sweet. A perfect gloss really. -
~ SUMMARY ~
I loved this one. I liked it for the fact that not only is it an impressive lip shine but also it is completely moisturising and delivers moisture for 4 hours. The smell is absolutely wonderful and I noticed that this gloss contains sugar though I am not too sure what that does. Another good thing is your hair won't stick to your lips with Eau de gloss. It is shiny but non tacky which is great. I hate the gloopy, thick feel that you get with some glosses and they just kind of sit upon the lips. Eau de Gloss has a brilliant wet shine but it also feels very light and blends into the lips. It looks lovely when on and lasts quite well when upon the lips, about the same as most other lip glosses. It cost between £7-50-£8.00 from boots I can't quite remember exactly how much it was now, but between those two prices. It isn't cheap I feel but then I love their products so I don't really think about the prices too much. A fantastic lip gloss that is innovative and non-sticky. -
Take a look at their Website and see their amazing make-up range for your self: http://www.bourjois.co.uk/lips/gloss
Thank you for reading.
Discover a lipgloss innovation from bourjois / The unique water based formula gives 4 hours moisturisation without the stickiness usually associated with lip-gloss / The non sticky effect makes the gloss comfortable to wear as well as giving a super shiny result / so you can say goodbye to your hair sticking to your gloss!