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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayons | New Spring Shades


I'm a big fan of lip crayons.  They're perfect to throw into your handbag for on the go and I often have one sitting on my desk at work as they're so easy and fuss-free to use - no mirror required.  Personally, I prefer ones that have a slight glossy finish or moisturising quality to them as opposed to a matte, fully opaque coverage, but finding one with a good bit of lasting power as well as a consistency that is comfortable on the lips can often prove a bit of a challenge. I was so excited to try Bourjois' new additions to their 'Colour Boost' range - I'd never actually tried any of their crayons despite them being largely raved about last summer and it was about time I found out what all the hype was about. Promising 10 hour hydration as well as radiant, glossy colour and a 'bare lip' sensation, these crayons sounded like they'd be just my cup of tea...


Firstly, the three new shades are just perfect for the time of year as we're transitioning into Spring/Summer - 'Proudly Naked', a subtle, neutral pink/nude, 'Sweet Macchiato' a warm berry/rosewood sort of colour and 'Pinking of it' - a bright, fresh fuchsia.  My favourite has to be 'Sweet Macchiato' - it's a stunning brick red/berry shade which gives a nod to a statement lip without being too over the top.  I've been after a colour like this for absolutely ages - it's been my go-to shade for work just recently and it definitely has that on-trend '90s' vibe going on due to the slight brown undertone it has. It makes a nice alternative to your average berry reds.  'Proudly Naked' is also a winner for me - it reminds me of Mac's 'Creme Cup' and is so easy to wear. It's the perfect everyday shade.  

The colour is surprisingly long lasting despite the glossy finish. I drink copious amounts of tea at my desk and the colour is still left on my lips even after a couple of mugs throughout the morning - it appears as more of a stain as opposed to a full on glossy look after a couple of hours but the colour really does stick around.   I really like the fact that these crayons don't compromise on colour pay-off despite their more moisturising formula.


Swatches L-R // 07 - Proudly Naked // 08 - Sweet Macchiato // 09 - Pinking of it


Overall, I have to say I've been completely sold on these Bourjois crayons.  I can really see why these beauties received so much praise when they were first released. I haven't got the foggiest why on earth I didn't try them sooner and I really can't wait to grab 'Peach on the Beach' (one of last year's shades) in time for Summer. I'm so chuffed that Bourjois have added more shades to the range this season - 'Proudly Naked' and 'Sweet Macchiato' are perfect additions for neutrals fans like myself. The Colour Boost Crayons retail at £7.99* each and are available in 9 different shades.  You can find them online here.

What are your favourite lip crayons?

35 comments:

  1. these look so nice! peach on the beach is beautiful and I can't wait to start wearing it again in the summer :) loved this post! xx

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  2. Ooo these look lovely, I love the shades, especially the pink - perfect for the summer :)

    Life As Lissy

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  3. Oooh these are beautiful, I love Pinking of It. It's the perfect spring/summer shade!

    Maxine, xo
    http://maxinewhitneyy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. These shades look amazing, especially the first two are absolutely gorgeous. Hopefully they hit our stores soon :)

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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  5. These are stunning and perfect Spring shades! I've always loved the Revlon matte balms but think I may have to give these a try soon :)

    Bethan | Thought from Beth x

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  6. I love 'Peach on the Beach' - they're all such cute names! These new shades look lovely too x
    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Sweet machiato looks like my favourite one but the colours are all gorgeous and bold, I definitely love lip crayons too especially with some moisture too xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

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  8. Wow! They're looking so nice ♥

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  9. every color is up my alley- but still more excited for Rouge Aqua and new Velvet shades :P

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  10. Lovely shades!

    Kirsty | www.kirsty.ws

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  11. I really like Sweet Macchiato, it's really similar to a Mac lipstick I got recently. Would love a handbag version x

    Through New Eyes x

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  12. I've always wondered if these where as good as people were making out, but I do think I am sold on Proudly Naked!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  13. Proudly Naked looks like a shade that I would love. Unfortunately we don't have Bourjois in the US but I'm gonna try and grab them when I got to Europe this summer :)

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  14. These are all such lovely shades and I love the formula of these!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  15. I loveeee the look of these especially the shade sweet macchiato! Cant wait to have a look at these next time i am in boots x

    gillmclaughlin.com

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  16. I really like Bourjois, and these look stunning, will have to look out for them when I am next out shopping!

    Meme xx

    New post out now:
    'Bomb Cosmetics Haul'
    http://thedayinthelifeofmexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. These look really nice! :D

    http://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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  18. Love all 3 shades, they are all gorgeous!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  19. Love these shades and so fun for summer. I love the hot pink one the most.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  20. I love these, have three of them and they're so nourishing.

    Hannah Rose

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  21. These look lovely, I love the colours you have picked up. Why I have never seen or heard about these before is beyond me! xx

    Amanda - dreamingxpretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Lovely shades, specially Pinking of it!
    xxx

    www.mybeautrip.com

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  23. Might have to give 'Proudly Naked' one ago for my everyday work lip x

    Leanne | www.oohsimplething.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. these colours look amazing!!

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

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  25. Love "Pinking of It". I already have so many close to the shade, but I need another, right? ;)

    Kristi
    www.beloverly.com

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  26. Did you know you put revlon in last bit instead of bourjois? Just where you have link to the product. But nice writeup. Going to try them ☺

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  27. Proudly Naked looks gorgeous! I can't wait to try these.

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  28. I absolutely love these lip crayons and im so glad they've released more shades - definitely going to have to pick some of them up. I love the look of sweet machiato!
    Natalie xx
    youralmostalice

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  29. I love the Bourjois lip crayons! Need to add these 3 to my collection :) The shades are gorgeous! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Oh man. I love me a lip crayon. Can't wait to get these here.

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  31. I like the look of Proudly Naked, its a really pretty colour!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD // Win a Luxury Beauty Item of your Choice

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  32. Omg I love them, they are so pretty! <3 xx

    Geena | geenush.blogspot.com

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