Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick Happy Nude Year and Plum Plum Girl

torek, februar 23, 2016


My love for Rouge Edition Velvets is well documented on this blog, particularly of the shade Nude-ist, which is one of my absolute favourite shades and formulas. From all the shades available I own six: 02 Frambourjois, 05 Olé Flamingo, 07 Nude-ist, 08 Grand Gru and the latest two are 09 Happy Nude Year and 14 Plum Plum Girl. These vary greatly in terms of quality of the formula from shade to shade. Grand Gru is a very difficult shade to work with, especially when it's old and Nude-ist is one of the most perfect matte lip creams I've ever tried. But they are all long-wearing, matte and to me comfortable on the lips.


Texture: These have a mousse type of formula that greatly varies from shade to shade. At some shades like Nude-ist, you get a fully opaque layer of colour in one swipe, but at shades like Grand Cru a great deal of layering and waiting for the layers to dry is required. Both Happy Nude Year and Plum Plum Girl are one of those that require two layers, but since Plum Plum is darker, it's a bit more difficult to work with than the other. But once they set, you get a great, long wearing matte lip colour and that's why I love these. They also don't set into this uniform, tight layer as some such products I've tried. Plum Plum girl doesn't transfer once it sets. By the way, I do this type of method of application of these: one layer of product, blot and then add another. Works like a charm.

09 Happy Nude Year
Freshly applied above and after it sets bellow.


Happy Nude Year is a peachy shade with only hints of pink on me. On my friend who is about two shades darker, it's the most stunningly gorgeous peachy-pink ever. I should have known I'm not so lucky. Get this one if you have a medium skin tone or just like peachy shades. It's not bad, just not what I hoped for. 

 On the eyes it's Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (Hazelnut, Haute Chocolate and Marzipan). Blush is Max Factor Creme Puff 20 Lavish Mauve.

 14 Plum Plum Girl
 Freshly applied above and after it sets bellow.


Plum Plum Girl is a stunning shade though. It's my type of shade, since it's one of those red-pink-purple mixes I love so much. It's a deep magenta-purple shade that is like a mix between D for Danger and Rebel, but I don't have a real dupe for this one. It dries to a great matte finish.


Comparison with other shades: the discontinued Essence Stay Matte Lip Cream in Berry Smoothie, Milani Amore Lip Creme in Gorgeous, MAC D for Danger and MAC Rebel. It's closest to D for Danger, but not as red and not as bright.



Staying power: These hang on for a really long time. Depending on what you're doing it can look decently even at the end of the day, but then sometimes you're left only with a cracked see-through stain. When I want a long wearing lip colour that will last me though drinking and eating, I tend to reach for these, especially Nude-ist as that one wears the nicest.

Packaging: The packaging is a square tube, standard at Bourjois lip products and it has a doe foot applicator that is one of the simplest to use.

Scent: These two shades have a much sweeter scent than original shades I've tried. I remember so many people complained about the scent of those, but I never minded it.

Price and availability: I got these two shades from Boots International for £8.99, since they are not sold here. They cost about the same here (12 € I think), which is expensive, but in the case of Nude-ist, Plum Plum Girl and Frambourjoise, they are so worth it.


All of my Rouge Editions Velvet: 02 Frambourjoise (a rose-red shade), 05 Olé Flamingo (warm hot pink, basically a warm version of 06 Pink Pong), 07 Nude-ist (muted medium rosy nude shade), 08 Grand Cru (deep red), 09 Happy Nude Year and 14 Plum Plum Girl.


Since the first four shades aren't exactly new (Grand Cru will be two years old soon), they don't perform as well any more. Frambourjoise lost its intensity and became more oily and Grand Cru is now an absolute nightmare to work with. Nude-ist is still perfect, but it's less than a year old. 

02 Frambourjoise (a rose-red shade), 05 Olé Flamingo (warm hot pink), 07 Nude-ist (muted medium rosy nude shade), 08 Grand Cru (deep red), 09 Happy Nude Year, 14 Plum Plum Girl.

Have a great day!

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22 comments

  1. I need Plum Plum Girl. Popoln odtenek. <3

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    1. Sumim, da ga ne bo nikoli pri nas, tudi zato ker imamo premajhna stojala. Tale odtenek mi je perfekten :)

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    2. Se strinjam z Tatjano! Odlična odtenka oba, ampak Plum Plum Girl je noro lep! Odlične fotke, as always ;)

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    3. Hvala <3 Plum Plum je popoln :)

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  2. Obe sta stunning! <3 :D Itak, da mi je všeč Happy Nude Year. To je verjetno še edini odtenek, ki bi si ga zdaj izbrala in ga še nimam :). Čeprav Plum Plum Girl, giiiirl, izgleda fantastično na tebi! Meni so tako noro všeč ti vijolični odtenki, čeprav jih zelo redko nosim.

    Žal so meni ti velvets bolj izsušujoči na ustnicah in se jih v mrzlih dneh sploh ne poslužujem.

    Imaš pa zdaj že lepo zbirko ;).

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    1. Točno sem vedela, da bo tebi všeč :) Se mi zdi da je poleg Peach Club edini peachy odtenek.
      Hvala <3 Saj nosiš tisto dosti, Berry od Avona, ki ti ekstra paše :)

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  3. just wanted to say - you are gorgeous!!! ;)

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    1. What an incredibly kind thing to say <3 Thank you :)

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  4. Vedno bolj se mi cedijo sline poleg tvojih objav :( Waw, odlični odtenki in ful ti pristajajo. xx

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  5. Happy nude year looks so beautiful. Love how the shade complements your skin tone.

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    1. It's actually not favourite :) Thank you :)

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  6. I love Happy Nude Year! Absolutely a me-kind-of color :-)

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  7. Plum plum girl je čudovit odtenek :) pa še super ti paše :) že kar nekaj časa se spravljam k nakupu teh šmink in mislm da je po branju te objave res zadnji čas da si kakšno kupim :D

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    1. Definitivno si privošči kakšen odtenek :) Najbolj ti priporočam Nude-ist, ker ima najboljšo formulo, pri drugih moraš večinoma nanesti dve plasti :)

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  8. Plum Plum looks amazing on you *.*! I think it would look good on me too :). The smell of these lipsticks is .. well, not so nice ( hit me right in the nose when I smelt them in the drugstore :)). Kristina

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    1. Thank you <3 I have no doubts it would look awesome on you too, I love deep shades on everyone :) I know people find the scent of these off putting, but I don't tend to notice it. These two don't have such a weird scent as those before, it's a bit sweeter.

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  9. Both shades look incredible on you, but I love Happy Nude Year, it will be so nice for spring!
    Yiota x

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    1. Thank you :) Happy Nude Year is a cute spring shade, I agree :)

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  10. I have Grand Cru as well and I have solved its texture problems by applying one thin coat of Mac's lip primer, letting it dry for 10 mins and then applying Grand Cru: voila, perfect with no "separated texture" in sight anymore, hope it helps!
    And Mateja, why oh why do I have to like all your red and plum lipsticks, *sigh*! :D

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    1. Unfortunately, I can't get Mac where I live :( I do the usual - apply, blot, re-apply method, but not that's it's old, it's a really difficult formula to work with. I liked it when it was new :)
      :D Well, Plum Plum deserves to be admired :D

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