Red lips are on my mind lately, mostly because I can't stop playing this song:
Say what you will about Taylor Swift, but that line—"I got that red lip classic thing that you like"—is catchy as hell. (Yes, I am a sucker for a beauty angle.)
Now, I have no idea what red lipstick Tay Tay likes to wear... but if I were to choose one right now, it'd be Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet. No question about it.
These are the matte liquid lipsticks I mentioned as one of my 30 favourite new beauty products of 2014, which is QUITE the honour. (I just didn't get around to a full review until now... so here you go!)
As their name implies, these really do go on velvety-smooth, like buttah.
And similar to other liquid lipsticks, you get a whack-load of pigment—the difference being that it dries down to the softest, prettiest matte finish. And matte is all I want to wear lately.
Compared to Hourglass Opaque Rouge, which is probably the most well-known matte liquid lipstick, I like Rouge Edition Velvet a kajillion times better. (I never did understand the hype over Hourglass.) These lippies are way more comfortable to wear, not at all drying, won't cling to flakes on your lips, and come in the nicest, most flattering shades.
Here's a look at them on the lips:
01 Personne Ne Rouge
This shade, 01 Personne Ne Rouge, is your classic red. But see? It's a soft red, so way more wearable than a traditional red lipstick.
04 Peach Club
This shade, 04 Peach Club, is my absolute favourite! It's super-unique and I actually have nothing like it in my massive makeup collection. It's also what I was wearing here. See what I mean now about it leaning a bit red?
08 Grand Cru
This colour, 08 Grand Cru, is the most dramatic and vampy of them all, and I'd totally wear it for a fancy evening occasion. I find it a bit strong for daytime against my pale colouring, but the stained effect is amazing and so on-trend.
If you're at all a lipstick wearer, I think you'll love these—they even have an unheard of 4.5 out of 5 rating on MakeupAlley! I can't quite believe they're a drugstore product myself. Let me know what you think?
Where To Buy
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Have Your Say
Have you checked out these lipsticks yet? Which shade is your fave? Found any other great mattes lately?