Friday, 2 January 2015

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Happy Nude Year + a Giveaway

Since I was back in Malaysia many months ago, there is one thing I noticed about the Malaysian lipstick trend. Most Malaysian girls love sporting a matte lip. I think I know why matte lips are preferred over glossy lips. It is probably the hot and and humid weather that we experience here. Plus, they are also more long lasting and low maintenance without having to go through several re-application during the day. I have also hopped on the trend. The thing with matte lip colours is that they always come with more variation of bolder colours and less with neutral, nuder or lighter shade.

When Bourjois launched the Rouge Edition earlier last year in Europe, I was all over it (read here). And right now, I am thinking of getting more shades since they launched in Malaysia; possibly Ole Flamingo and another red shade.  Recently, Bourjois has newly launched a new shade called Happy Nude Year. According to my friend, Anne (read her review here), this shade isn't a nude at all. I have to agree with her.
It is still a beautiful shade that I do not see a lot out there. I would describe it as a medium bright peachy pink. It translates the same on my lips too. The colour is so nice and I am glad that it suits my skin tone. I think it is going to suit most skin tones as well.  It applies smoothly and evenly and it dries down to a velvety matte finish like the name suggests. I love how Bourjois made the formula to be so comfortable to wear and lightweight. The Rouge Edition Velvet is definitely unlike any other matte lipstick I have ever tried.

In terms of wear, it lasts so long on my lips. It stains my lips as well. It loses some pigmentation especially around the center of the lips. However, it still looks OK and forgiving because of the stain that is left behind. At this stage, I would probably top it off with a lipgloss or lip balm just to even things out. I don't find it to be drying on the lips as it wears. It continues to wear comfortably as the day progresses. I would recommend it for someone who loves a matte lip. Since it is matte, it is going to look better on a well cared lips.
I really do love Happy Nude Year and I got an extra to give away too. Feel free to join in the fun on my Instagram where I will be posting the terms and conditions of the giveaway.
I have not properly said it, so, here's my big Happy New Year kiss to all of you. Have a good year, everybody!!



  1. kakak cantiknya warna dia... ok nanti i join!

  2. Nice... I hope I can get one of this... it would be awesome...

  3. Thank you very much for the mention Fatimah! :-)
    It looks lovely on you... I'm happy I'm not the only one that doesn't think it's a nude, LOL!
    Have a wonderful weekend! :-*

  4. it looks good on you the photo that you took of it..have a nice day ahead!! xx

  5. just join my instagram giveaway, miera..i wish u luck..thanks for dropping by

  6. thank you for reading...this shade is definitely beautiful, I am glad that u get it..

  7. i think you will appreciate the colour..mmg sgt cantik..ok nnti join ye..the more the merrier and more fun..hehe

  8. Nice color. I love matte lipsticks too!


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