[Review] Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque Lipsticks

Hey guys,

How have you been? Hope April has been good to you guys! ūüôā Personally, its been a really tiring month, physically & emotionally. Life¬†has¬†been going like a ship on a rocky wave, and sometimes I feel like it’s going to throw me off anytime. Oh well. With May comes spring, and I’m sure things will be much better then.

And speaking of better things coming my way, these landed in my mailbox recently. These are the newly launched¬†Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque Lipsticks. Now if you recall, I reviewed their predecessors, the¬†Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet¬†Lipsticks here and here. Those were matte liquid lipsticks, and I love them very very much ‚̧ I have 4 of the 8 shades for the velvet versions, and I plan to collect all 8 at some point when they’re in stock at the local Bourjois outlet.

Now these Aqua Laque’s are¬†supposed to be¬†a hybrid lipstick¬†which breaks all the rules of the lipstick rule book. Intriguing, I must admit. Lets see how well it fares. ūüėÄ

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What it is: A lipstick that combines a high concentration of water and Nymphea extract which has great moisturizing ability up to 10 hours, & contains all the elements necessary to achieve a light and extremely refreshing texture. There are 8 shades available in this range.

Lets talk packaging first. It’s almost identical to the Rouge Edition Velvets, except that the cap of the lipstick is metallic, chromic, shiny and reflects the colour of the product in it. The packaging actually looks quite luxurious. The applicator comes with a doe footed tip that actually applies the product quite well.

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Colour wise, I’ve got three shades for you guys today:

03 Brun’croyable : Described as a¬†brown,¬†not chestnut, with a hint¬†of red, pink¬†and caramel¬†for an¬†incredible¬†result.

05 Red My Lips : An intense red which oozes Femme Fatale at the stroke of a brush.

08 Babe Idole : A light pink that will turn you into the queen of pop!

Ingredients:  Aqua (Water), Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polybutene, Synthetic Wax, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Acrylates Copolymer, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Glyceryl Caprylate, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Zea May (Corn) Starch, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopherol, Limonene, Caprylyl Glycol, Bht, Citric Acid, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate. [+/- (May Contain) : Mica, Ci 12085 (Red 36), Ci 15850 (Red 6), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 17200 (Red 33 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 45380 (Red 22 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 Lake), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 17200 (Red 33), Ci 75130 (Beta-Carotene)].

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Here’s the swatches of the 3 Aqua Laques.

From left:¬†03 Brun’croyable,¬†05 Red My Lips &¬†08 Babe Idole. As you can see, they are rather sheer when applied, and look rather glossy, like liquid lipsticks.¬†The¬†liquid texture is oh so smooth.

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I know you guys would like to see all the 8 colour shades in action, so here they are.
Pic sourced via lodoesmakeup.

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Here are how they look on me! From left is 03, 08 and 05. I think my favourite shade is 05 simply because it’s the most pigmented of the lot.

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What I think:¬†The moment I¬†apply the lipstick, it feels like a cool burst of water on the lips. It feels like applying water onto my lips, just that this water is coloured, and is the tiniest bit sticky. It’s really light, so you feel like you’re wearing nothing on your lips. Although it promises to stay put on your lips, unfortunately that doesn’t ring true. Its lasts all of 2 hours on me before fading away, leaving a light stain, which is a bummer. If you do not mind the constant reapplication, good for you.¬†And since its texture is just like water, it doesn’t sink into the little cracks in your lips.

Pigmentation wise, the shade 03 & 08 are rather sheer, but 05 is quite pigmented. I usually apply 2 layers of the lipstick for optimum colour. It doesn’t dry up, but it doesn’t sit on the lips either. It kinda melts onto your lips and bonds to form a nice protective layer, which makes sense since I find that the lipsticks plump the lips so very slightly.

Application is a breeze, I basically just slap on some product using the applicator, though sometimes it can apply quite streaky. I usually go over with my finger to smoothen things out. Although it has a light feel, leaves a nice stain behind, I don’t particularly fancy the texture of the Aqua Laques. Call me traditional, but I like my lipsticks to be lipsticks, and liquid lipsticks to be what they are. The hybrid concept of things kind of befuddle me a little.¬†

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I guess to sum things up, I like the colours in the range, but the texture of the lippies themselves are a turn off for me. A matter of personal preference no doubt, but I’m not the biggest fan of them. Also I don’t fancy the fact that I would need to reapply them every couple of hours. Yes they are a new an amazing product, but the traditionalist in me doesn’t fancy them so much.¬†

Have you tried this product? Are you planning to give a lipstick lipgloss hybrid a try, or are you just a stick in the mud just like I am?

The Bourjois¬†Rouge Edition Aqua Laque retails¬†for RM45.50 (currently¬†at an introductory price of¬†RM42.80) With¬†any purchase of ¬†RM60 products at Watsons,¬†and an Rm80 purchase at the Sunway Pyramid outlet, you get a free mystery gift ūüôā

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Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bourjoismy
Instagram Page: http://instagram.com/BourjoisMY

Bourjois products are currently available in Malaysia at selected Watsons stores in Klang Valley with a standalone kiosk located at Sunway Pyramid (Look out for it at the LG Floor)

xoxo,
Shashay

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[Review] Bourjois Paris Silk Edition Compact Powder & Smoky Stories Eyeshadow Quad

Hello errrbody!

I’ve got two items that I’m very very excited to review today, so lets get into it.

We have the¬†Bourjois Paris Silk Edition Compact Powder & the Bourjois Paris¬†Smoky Stories Eyeshadow Quad that landed in my lap one fine day ūüôā I think I’ve reviewed quite a few products¬†from Bourjois that you could definitely call me a Bourjois-holic! ‚̧

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Product Description: Bourjois has created the new powder sensation SILK EDITION.¬†The compact powder that takes you on an extreme sensory experience. Inspired by silk, the texture of Silk Edition is designed to glide over the skin as lightly as a caress.¬†Its formula is melting and it has an undetectable finish. Silk Edition evens out blemishes and dark spots. The crystalline powders contained in the formula provide a matte complexion for 8 hours while preserving the brightness of the skin and without drying it. The complexion is matte but never dull!¬†Equipped with a 360¬į rotating mirror and a soft sponge, which reinforces the smoothing effect, this slimline compact is incredibly practical. Designed as an accessory to be carried at all times!

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The Silk Edition Compact comes in 6 shades:

51-Porcelaine
52-Vanille
53-Beige Dore (Golden Beige)
54-Beige Rose
55-Miel Dore (Golden Honey)
56-Hale (Bronze)

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Opening up the product, we can see that the product comes with a thin sponge, designed to apply the product smoothly and evenly. Usually the sponges that come with compact powders are utter rubbish, but this one, I really like.

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And the best part? The 360¬į swivel mirror. Definitely something new that I’ve not seen before.

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Personal Thoughts: To me, this seems more like a powder foundation than a compact powder. The application is quite creamy, yet feels velvety matte too (sans drying I tell you!). Since it acts as a powder foundation, you don’t have to apply any kind of foundation before hand. The product definitely packs on very densely, so do make sure you don’t put on too much or you may look slightly cakey.

Living up to its name, the powder glides on to skin just like silk, and leaves my skin feeling as if there’s nothing on. It covers up most of my dark spots, though I still need concealer for certain stubborn areas. Though it is claimed to last 8 hours, I found that it started fading on me on the 5-6 hour mark.

 Packaging wise, I love the sleek and slim design of the compact. It fits into a clutch or purse for a quick touch up, anytime.

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Ingredients: Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Boron Nitride, Calcium Carbonate, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethiconol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Orchis Mascula Flower Extract, Panthenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Benzyl Salicylate [+/- (May Contain): Mica, Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

Swatch of the powder. As you can see, it applies quite smoothly, and I assure you, once its blended out, looks absolutely natural.

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Applied the powder on the right side of my face. (or in the pic you see, on the left lol) As you can see, the side with the powder is much smoother and silkier.

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The compact powder retails at RM53.90, but is on sale for an introductory price at RM49.80 from 27/1 to 4/3.

PS: Lipstick on me is the Too Faced Melted Liquefied Lipstick in Ruby.

 The second item we have is the Smoky Stories Eyeshadow Quad in the shade 02 Over Rose.

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Product Description: Create your smoky eye look, from subtle to intense.¬†Prime, shadow, define and highlight the eyes with Bourjois’ Quad Smoky Stories eyeshadow. Each palette has 4 complimentary shades that blend effortlessly together to create the perfect smoky eye. And what’s more, the lightest shade has an integrated base primer to prolong colour for 12hr hold.

Available in 8 lovely shades.

01 Grey and Night
02 Over Rose
03 I Love Blue
04 Rock This Khaki
05 Good Nude
06 Upside Brown
07 In Mauve Again
08 Ocean Obsession

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I have Over Rose to review, and swatches are as per below. For more detailed swatches, do click here.

Personal Thoughts: I like the pigmentation in this palette, and they apply very smoothly. Though there is some fallout experience, but I wonder id that could be because I tried them on without an eye primer? The middle shade, (labelled as no.4 in pics) has the most fallout, and is probably my least favourite shade since it is just wayyy to shimmery.

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Example of an bad eye shadow application. ūüėÄ

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The shadow palette retails at RM46.90, but is on sale for an introductory price at RM42.80 from 27/1 to 4/3.

For more information, please log on to the useful links below:

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Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bourjoismy
Instagram Page: http://instagram.com/BourjoisMY

Bourjois products are currently available in Malaysia at selected Watsons stores in Klang Valley with a standalone kiosk located at Sunway Pyramid (Look out for it at the LG Floor)

xoxo,
Shashay

Its Official, Bourjois Is In Malaysia! (Prices & Products)

Haroo awesomesauces!

If you’ve been living under the Malaysian rock, you might have not noticed the recent opening of Bourjois¬†Paris in our very own Sunway Pyramid. Yes, its at Sunway, at that end of the planet. However, don’t fret, they’re looking to open another outlet in the heart of the city asap ‚̧

I just had to drag le boyf in the AM and stop by on the opening day, and boy am I glad I did! 

Some customary pictures of the store for you. Its located near Cotton On & The Executive. Sorry for the blurry pics, this was taken with my old decrepit Samsung ūüėÄ

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Some of the products brought in!

Their cream blushes, Velvet Mattes Lip colours, bronzing primers, bronzers and so on are not here yet, but the SA advised me that they will get here in due time. 

PS: Bourjois SA’s are really nice, MAC can learn a thing or two from them.

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I bought a couple of things, and if you are the first 50 people to purchase above RM50, you get a mystery gift which I shall now reveal LOL! 

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Its a mirror with a built in LED light! I love it, its so cool, and now I can touch up my makeup in the dark!  (if that ever is a real scenario)

I bought a couple of other things as well, which I shall review in due time, but for now I leave you with my Healthy Mix Serum and the pricing of some of the products! 

Pricing:  

Healthy Mix Foundation: RM55.90 (Now on offer at RM49.90)
Healthy Mix Serum: RM57.90
Mega Liner: RM39.90
Color Boost Lipstick: 32.90
Pot Blush: 39.90 (Now on offer at RM33.90)
CC Cream: RM51.90
Rouge Edition Lipstick: RM39.90 (Now on offer at RM33.90)
1 Second Nail Enamel:  Rm20.90
Primer: RM39.90
Pencil Liner: RM25.90
Eye shadow: RM46.90 (Trio)
Mascara: I’m not sure about this one, but should range from 30++ to RM50.
Lip Gloss: RM32.90

As you can see, price wise, its very drugstore, and I couldn’t be happier! My favourite foundation isn’t marked up as much as I thought it would be.¬†

Have you visited Bourjois yet? Head over to Sunway Pyramid, LG 1.65A

Bourjois Malaysia FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/bourjoismy

xoxo,
Shashay