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Monday, 14 July 2014

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet vs. Sephora Cream Lip Stain

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Frambois vs. Sephora Cream Lipstain in Always Red

Hi guys. I am so glad to be blogging again, although I'm still recovering from the combination of a flare week & the blogging event on Saturday....

Weirdly for summer, matte lip stains in bold colours have been really in recently. I've heard so much about these two formulas it was inevitable that - beauty geek that I am - I would have both of them.
Instead of doing a usual review I thought it would be more interesting to compare these two very similar formulas
They are both creamy formulas that apply like a thick lip gloss & set to a dry - but not drying - long wearing stain. The only thing that I could really use to set them apart was wear - maybe packaging.

I was kind of interested to see what the differences were in terms of wear, I have heard some impressive claims for both of them but I really wanted evidence.
I photographed each stain on my lips, one & a half hours apart, with no reapplications & no changes in my normal routine - making this a bit of a picture heavy post.
Wear time 0hrs - Just after application.
 Top: Sephora Cream Lipstain in Always Red, Bottom Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Frambouis
Wear Time: 1.5 hours - Eaten & drunk
Wear Time: 3 hours. Again after eating & drinking.
Wear Time: 4.5 hours.
Wear not visible with lips closed but the colour definitely starting to fade on bottom lips
Wear Time: 6 hours
The Bourjois stain REALLY started to fade around then....possibly because of all the food I ate....
The Sephora lip stain was starting to be noticeable when the lips were closed
Wear Time: 7.5 hours
As you can see the wear of the Sephora stain is really noticeable where I've been eating & drinking.
The Bourjois stain has been flaking a little in patches.
Wear Time: 9 hours.
Despite the stain being on for so long my lips didn't dry out.
Eating & drinking did pull off a lot of the stain, however these stains layer really well so it would be easily fixed.
Something I noticed in the pictures (but hadn't noticed in real life) is that the perfect smoothness of the lips initially is quickly replaced by increasingly puckered lips....which is really weird because the stains didn't make my lips feel dry. I'm not sure if this is normal, I'm going to have to pay more attention to my lips during the day lol.

I think if I was going to have to pick just one of these stains it would be difficult.
The Sephora Cream Lip Stain stays much more opaque but it does wear off patchily but the Bourjois 'Rouge Edition Velvet' lip stain doesn't last with the same intensity.

Honestly they both have good points & bad points & I like both of them. Honestly the Sephora one is the one I go for most often & am most likely to buy more of.....mostly because they have a broader shade range.

The Sephora Lip Stain is the equivalent of about £8 but you do have to get it from Sephora which (despite them now shipping internationally) is not easy.
The Bourjois Lip Stain is £8.99 & easily available from Boots (& about 100 other places that stock Bourjois).

Sorry for the cheat of a post but hopefully the posts will get better again as I start to properly pick up.


  1. I keep wondering about these. The Bourjois ones looks very nice, but I can never justify the price. Ditto for the Sephora stuff.

    Thanks for the comparison!

    1. I feel like because they last longer a bottle would last longer than a regular lip product but I get what you mean about not being able to justify the price ^^

      Sally x

  2. It's a lovely colour! I like the 'through the day' photos, there's nothing worse than a lippy you have to re-apply every hour! You have lovely lips too!

    xx Hayley-Eszti |

  3. I adore the texture of these! It's going to be next purchase I think :) x

    1. The texture is one of the best bits, they are seriously velvet-y looking ^^

      Sally xx


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