Product Type: Bourjois makeup
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Bourjois Eau de Gloss
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Bourjois Eau de Gloss
Advantages: Sheer shine
Disadvantages: Thin consistency
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.
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Price: £1.99 upwards
Shades: A variety of all different tones
Availability: Online mainly
Summary: A nice lip gloss but better at a cheaper price!