Product Type: Bourjois makeup
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Everyone needs a little sparkle
Bourjois Sweet Kiss Lipstick
Member Name: purplepenguin
Bourjois Sweet Kiss Lipstick
Advantages: Great colour, nice finish, versatile, moisturising
Disadvantages: Can you open it?
As the New Year rolled in, I decided to treat myself to a nice new lipstick to herald the New Me (you know, the one that's made loads of resolutions to be fitter, healthier, thinner and so on...). I don't know quite what it is about the Bourjois stand in Boots, but it always looks somehow prettier than the other make-up stands. And a little quirky. I generally find Bourjois to be a reliable make-up brand so I decided to chose a Bourjois lipstick. I went for a Sweet Kiss lipstick because the tester colours looked so appealing and I liked the shiny purple packaging.
I chose a Sweet Kiss lipstick in Rose Habille, which is a soft, muted, dusky rose with a hint of shimmer. When I got the lipstick home, I discovered that the shiny purple packaging which had attracted me to the lipstick in the first place is, in fact, the worst lipstick packaging ever. It took a few minutes to figure out how to get my new lippie out! Basically, the lipstick packaging has a silver slider up the side- it looks as though this will slide out the lipstick bullet, but in fact pushes out a silver lipstick holder that contains the lipstick bullet. It took me a while to figure this out because I was holding the lipstick the wrong way up. Guess I should hold off applying for Mensa for now.
The lipstick itself has a really nice, creamy texture that doesn't dry out the lips, and provides a nice, even colour application. The shade a chose is a lovely neutral colour for those with pale skin, and the sheen gives a nice, fresh look. I noticed that, with a second coat, the colour is more pronounced and the sheen becomes more of a sparkle- good news, as it means this lipstick will be versatile, good for either day wear or for dressing up a little in the evening. There are times when a little extra sparkle is definitely a good thing.
This isn't a particularly long lasting lipstick, and it isn't marketed as such- that being said, though, because it's a natural looking colour it isn't too noticeable when it starts to wear off and the moisturising effect is long lasting.
This lipstick cost £7.99, although actually less than that as I got it as part of a three for two offer. Boots very often run these offers so it's always worth checking before you shop there. If you have a Boots card, you'll get points too (if you don't have one, get one!). I think this was fairly decent value for money as it's a good quality, versatile lipstick, available in a decent range of colours. I'm going to ding it a star for the awful packaging though. It's easier to blame Boujois than admit I can't figure out how to open a lipstick.
Summary: A good quality lipstick, lovely colour and a bit of shimmer