Bourjois Stash: Cream Blush, Color Boost Lip Crayon and Shine Edition Lipstick – Reviews

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I came across these three newly released items from Bourjois and couldn’t fight the temptation – I just had to buy all three. I love a good blush and collect lipsticks and chubby sticks like they are going out of fashion, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to try these. I decided to write a review of all three in one post as they are the latest to be brought out from the popular brand, so do read on! I’ll be the first to admit that Bourjois products can be quite hit-and-miss for me; some I love and some I’d throw straight in the bin, so I was pleasantly surprised when all three products: the Cream Blush, Colour Boost Lip Crayon and Shine Edition Lipstick ticked all the right boxes.

Bourjois Cream Blush in 03 Tender Rose   

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These little blush pots aren’t long on the shelves, and though I tend to stay away from the majority of cream blushes (the MAC cream blushes should be banned everywhere) and opt for a powder blush, this one looked the business from the testing I did in boots, so I decided to give it a go. Bare in mind that I’m not a huge fan of their powder blush, so I was surprised to like this one so much.  The blushes come in four shades and the rosy shade I chose came up beautifully against my pale skin. The formula is a lovely creamy texture, it glides on well, and gives a great dewy finish. It’s not hugely pigmented, but even at that the colour comes up quite strong and you only need to use a little to get the desired effect. I have heard a few complain about the staying power of it, but I had it on me a good six to eight hours and it stayed put. (If you’re finding that it’s fading, put a little powder blush on as a base first and this will help it stay on). I find the best way to apply is to use your fingers and put it on the apples of your cheeks. I’ve been so impressed by this, that I’m eager to try the other shades. This one was €9.99, and one little pot, should last ages.

Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon in Red Sunrise

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You know me and Chubby Sticks by now. We have an excellent relationship and this latest effort was my favourite product of the three. I heart it!  This one also comes in four shades and after some deliberation, I chose Red Sunrise as it’s a real pinky-red color, and I thought it really stood out against my fair complexion. We’ve seen an array of crayon-esque lip products in the past while from Clinique’s Chubby Sticks to Revlon’s tongue-twisting Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, and this is a fairly good companion to them. It’s both very pigmented and moisturising so you get a real pop of colour when it’s applied, without your lips going flaky.  This crayon feels lovely and buttery on lips with a high-gloss finish immediately after application. Now, it won’t last 1o hours after you originally apply it (nowhere near), not if you’re a normal person who must eat, drink and speak during the day, but you will be left with a stain of sorts. I applied mine two to three times during the day and even then, I still loved it. You’re left with moisturising, pigmented, gorgeous looking colour, that’s perfectly easy to apply (especially if you’re on the go all day). This came in at €11.99.

Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick in 24, Rose xoxo 

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These are a variation of the of Rouge Edition lipsticks and because I was such a fan of those, I decided to try these out. Each lipstick promises radiant, glossy shine with the comfort of a lip balm on application. This lipstick now comes with an added glass extract (which creates the shiny effect), and is enriched with nourishing mango butter extracts, leaving your lips soft and supple. I loved how smoothly it glided on my lips and it did leave them feeling very moisturised as promised, but despite the plum pigment of the colour, I felt that because it left such a glossy finish, that you just didn’t get the staying power of its original counterparts. So this made it loose points for me. After an hour, I felt it had gone from my lips, and I needed to reapply. I like my lipsticks to have staying power and though it looks lovely with the glossy finish, I would have bought a glass if I was going for this desired effect. So, the lack of staying power means I liked this one the least out of the three, but those who are looking for a lighter finish and maybe favour glosses, this should be right up your street.

What do you think of these? The blush and the crayon were the winners for me, so would you be willing to give these a whirl? Are you a fan of Bourjois in general? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section!

Comments

  1. Hey sweetie, nice post. It’s the other way round for me, not too sure about crayins but love shine edition! Have a look at my post if you want to 😉 http://www.mode-lily.com/2013/09/Bourjois-Rouge-Shine-Edition-Lipsticks.html

    Thanks
    Dash xx

    • Ha, interesting! I was a fan of their former editions, but I just can’t take to the shine editions! Your post was great and I love your pictures.

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