#TGIF, am I right? I certainly am very happy it’s finally the weekend because I’ve got quite a few fun things planned! Anyway.. do any of you remember my post about the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in the shade 08 Grand Cru and how disappointed I was with it since these liquid lipsticks had been so hyped up. I absolutely loved the color but I didn’t get on with the formula of it at all.
With a bit of help from my friend Google I found out that several other bloggers had issues with this particular shade just like me, so I decided to buy another shade and test that one out. I eventually ended up purchasing the shade 07 Nude-ist. Before I get into the color more let’s start off with the formula.
Basically this products comes in a lip gloss like packaging but it is in fact a liquid lipstick. This pretty much just means that you first apply it like a lip gloss and it’s really creamy. Once applied on the lips it then dries off to a matte lipstick like finish that lasts for hours. That’s pretty much an amazing thing and for a lipstick lover like me (especially because I prefer matte finishes anyway) it’s pretty much a piece of heaven in a bottle. What I experience with the shade Grand Cru was that I couldn’t apply it evenly on my lips and it would make such a mess. However, Nude-ist glides onto my lips very smoothly and provides an even application. Actually it’s such an easy wear. It’s so simple to apply. It’s not messy at all and it stays on so freaking long. I apply this in the morning and it will last almost all day despite me eating and drinking. It does fade a but throughout the day but what I love about this is that it fades away evenly. Despite this being quite matte, the great thing is that it doesn’t accentuate any dryness and it’s very comfortable to wear.
Now on to the color. I have to admit that the color does look almost like a mauve pink in the packaging already, which is not a shade I would expect from a product called Nude-ist. Of course I did a bit of googling before buying this shade and it looked so different on people it really confused me. So if you’re someone who buys products based on their names don’t be fooled by this one. It’s definitely not a nude shade or at least it’s not a nude shade on me. I have a picture of how it looks on the lips down below and I’ve also included one of me wearing nothing on my lips so you can see my natural pigmentation and compare. I thought that might be helpful. If I had to describe this shade I’d probably describe it as a dusty mauve shade. I personally love mauve lipsticks and this shade would definitely be a color I’d wear for an every day look but it’s not a very neutral shade to be honest but see for yourself.
I’m really loving this shade and I think I will get a lot of use out of it. It’s such an easy wear and I feel like it suits me pretty well.
Have you tried one of these? Any other shades you can recommend me?
As always much love and thank you for reading!