After hearing such good stuff about these lip colours, I decided to buy them. I have to say, although I'm impressed with the hydrating & staying power, I'm really disappointed with the colours. The red is a bit too orangey, the pink isn't pigmented enough. I ended up giving mine to a friend. I recently found Natio's Smoothie lip colours that look identical but are available in so many more colours, and nicer colours. At the moment I'm using 'plum' which is lovely. (I think Natio is only available in Australia, so sorry those who can't find that brand...)
I wouldn't buy this again.
Bourjois says "with it's melting formula, Color Boost leaves a radiant veil of color on the lips with just enough shine and transparency to enhance each shade. It's sensory, light, and non-sticky texture produces pure color, a glossy finish. The lips are smooth, dressed in color while keeping the bare lips sensation. All these colors remain long lasting without smudging!" The Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipsticks are available in 3-4 permanent shades, depending on your country. I'll be reviewing Orange Punch. This lip product has an added bonus of SPF, and it claims to be waterproof for up to ten hours. Each of these jumbo lip pencils contains 2.75g (.1oz) of product. Here in Australia the Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipsticks retail for $15-16, but I got mine at Priceline on special for about $11. Bourjois claims to not test on animals. This lipstick was made in Italy.
Packaging for Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick is pretty standard for a jumbo lip crayon. This lip product is housed in a chubby, color matched plastic tube with a silver twisting mechanism for a base. The cap snaps firmly onto the tube. The color name and number can be found on a label on the cap, which peels up to reveal a full ingredient list. The Bourjois logo, product name, and a few claims are printed on the tube in reflective silver lettering. Product scrolls up and down easily. Packaging is recyclable.
I'm a fan of Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick. Are they really waterproof and wear for ten hours? Lol no. But are they awesome otherwise? Heck yes! The Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipsticks formula is extremely lightweight and gel like; the way they glide onto the lips is marvelously smooth. On the lips these lipsticks feel slick and moist, but not slippery. Color payoff is sheer but slightly buildable - no matter how many layers you apply it'll remain translucent. This lip product has decent wear, about 2 - 2 1/2 hours, though the glossy finish dies down after about an hour. I can't detect a scent or flavor in Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipsticks.
Though the color selection for Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipsticks is limited, I think it has one of the most solid offerings in the drugstore. Each shade is beautiful and shares that amazing glossy, translucent finish. Click here to see my girl MakeupTips' swatches of all four shades offered in Australia. On the skin, Orange Punch swatches a little more pink than it really is. However, on the lips, Orange Punch plays with my natural lip color to become a slightly reddish orange with just a touch of pink to it. I don't believe there is any shimmer in this shade.
I really like Bourjois' Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick in Orange Punch. I feel like I like most of the jumbo lip crayons I try, but Bourjois' offering is a little different, its much glossier than similar products on the market. The texture of this lip product is really pleasing. Wear is average. I really like the translucent but pigmented color payoff of this lipstick. The Color Boost range is small, I'd love to see it expand (two limited edition shades are out in England at the moment), but it currently offers four beautiful basic options. Between the perfect sheer, summery orange, and effortless application I've been reaching for this lipstick all the time. If Bourjois is sold in your country, you need to check out the Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipsticks
i really like this 'lipstick'; it has good color pay-off, doesnt feel sticky and lasts quite a while. i only have one at the moment: red sunshine, i might be buying more in the future
I bought this in number 3, Orange Punch. I was basically looking for a cheaper replacement for the Mega Melon Chubby Stick I got from Clinique as a sample but which has since run out.
I love it. It is the same as Clinique in that it is purely a glossy lipstick and doesn't stain (like the Max Factor ones), but the pluses are that it has a faint fruity smell which is far more pleasant, and the price!
It's not the exact same colour as the Mega Melon, it's a little brighter but on me it's not too orange at all. Peachier tones suit me well, and this gives me the perfect 'pick me up' colour. I love that I can reapply whenever, it doesn't dry out my lips and is really easy to apply with no mirror.
I love the packaging too - it's the same as the Clinique bar the lid which is not transparent. The lid stays on and it winds up from the bottom.
I want to go back and buy the whole range - but they've been sold out everywhere! I really wanted Peach on the Beach but actually, this one suits me really well so I'm pleased.
Will definitely buy again.
I got this in the colour 01 Red Sunrise (coral red colour). It's a bright, sheer colour, but buildable. Applies very easily and smoothly onto lips. It does not contain shimmer, not too glossy but does impart a shine, sort of like a lipbalm. I usually apply a thin layer of this, and lipgloss over for a very pretty, bright but sheer look. Smells faintly of berry, very nice. Does not feel dry on lips (i have very dry lips and this is fine on).
I love the twist up design, no sharpening needed here! The packaging is very pretty, feels good quality. The cap fits the pencil perfectly and is made of pretty thick plastic so will not crack with use. The packaging reflects the colour of the product which is lovely and convenient.
Definitely worth buying all the shades :)
Bought this on a whim and I absolutely love it. I am going back tomorrow to grab another as a back up. It is so smooth and balm like on the lips with amazing color pay off. It reminds me on Christian dior addict in Candide which was limited edition. A soft pale pink with bright coral hue. Very pretty!
I think this might be my HG lip product! Okay I applied this at ten, brushed my teeth, and cried and didn't have to touch up till the afternoon like three! Really is waterproof and had an amazing colour payoff! I got the colour red sunrise and settles nicely. Applies nicely wasn't sticky at all felt matte on not shiny. Does stick to dry spots but most do anyway! This is the most long lasting product I've found and you don't need to apply much to make it last! Perfect for nights out as well!!
Love love these! They don't dry your lips out at all, they last ages and look amazing. I have already had so many compliments from people who have then gone and bought it themselves!
I recently purchased three of the four lip crayons, after reading many reviews online to see if they were at all worth the hype. I can safely say that these are definitely worth the money and the attention they have been getting. I purchased 'Peach on the Beach' , 'Red Sunrise' and 'Fuschia Libre' in a 3 for 2 deal at Boots, with the full price for one being £7.99.
I completely think that these lip crayons are worth every penny. The packaging is gorgeous, very sleek, and also fits well in the hand, with the crayon being the perfect size to be able to apply even colour on your lips without the need for a mirror! A further bonus of the packaging is that you can actually twist the bottom in order to get more product when you inevitably wear down the bit you initially see when you take off the cap.
The product itself has great colour payoff, and is smooth and moisturizing on he lips. I find that for me, over a thin layer of my beloved Carmex, this lasts for a good few hours before I may need to touch it up, but that's no trouble at all really since the colours are so amazing!
I would say that if you are on the fence about buying these, just go for it. The price is really good for the quality of the products, and the colours are beautiful, especially 'Red Sunrise'!
I love this product! I brought fuchia libre for my holiday and I was thoroughly impressed. Not only is it waterproof, it has an SPF 15 which is great. It doesn't really last 10 hours, but close to, as it starts with a lovely very pigmented shine, and fades evenly to a matte lipstick. I'm not bothered by the taste, but it is lovely and creamy, although you may want to use a lip scrub before hand as it can highlight dead skin, but so do most. lip products. It's a little expensive for high street but the product really is lovely. Overall, I will be purchasing some other shades in this as it has quickly become a makeup bag staple.