Bourjois launched brand new line of lip glosses called SWEET KISS. Let us first take a look at their promises:
Boost your lips with natural radiance and 10 hour hydration for a summer-ready pout.
Its non-sticky, oil-enriched serum formula nourishes and smoothly glides onto the lips giving extreme comfort.
I must admit I’m not a huge lip gloss fan. But somehow I still managed to try out a lot of them and even several from Bourjois. My complaint with Bourjois lip glosses in pretty much always the same – I like formula but I hate shimmer, glitter or pearly particles added to them. I think shine itself is enough. Other thing I generally hate in lip glosses is the stickiness. If you have or had long lair you know what am I talking about. You apply sticky gloss, wind starts to blow and suddenly you have hair stuck on you lips + gloss smeared all over.
True, stickiness equals longer staying power, but if I want that, I’ll simply use lipstick.
After one month of continuous testing (pretty much the only lip product I’ve been using) I can agree with majority of Bourjois claims. Only thing I don’t agree with is 10 hour claim. Colour itself lasts for about hour on my narrow lips (longer than majority of lip glosses), but nourishing feeling goes up to the 4-5 hour mark. Gloss is not sticky with slightly fruity scent and sweet taste (unintentionally, but I still tried it). The biggest surprise? I was actually able to apply lip gloss with brush applicator with only minimal use of mirror. Not sure how would that go with red shade but light colours were easy to apply. And if you remember any of my older posts, I always tell you that I suck at applying lip products with blush or sponge applicators you get in them.
I chose 2 light colours as I was pretty sure I would like them and use them instead of putting them in a drawer and forgetting all about them. After I Goggled up swatches of Sweet Kiss lip glosses, I couldn’t really tell difference between 03 and 04, so I decided to test those 2 out.
Colours do seem somewhat alike on my lips (mine are very pale), but you can see the difference. 03 As de pink is more Barbie pink, while 04 Incogni-rose leans more to the fleshy rose specter. If I chose favourite colour-wise only, I would go for 03 as it really brightens my face up, but formula wise I like 04 better. No, they don’t have the same formula. Pigment is easier to spread all over the lip when using 04 than 03. Incogni-rose allows for one of those super speedy applications, while 03 needs little bit more time.
Bourjois priced their Sweet Kiss lip glosses at 11 EUR for 5,7ml of product. Glosses are made in France and have an 18 month of shelf life after you open them.
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