Hello loves! Long time no blog, but I have been rather busy over the past few weeks. I was in my first professional production last week, of Alfie The Musical based on the novel and film starring Michael Caine. It was beyond an amazing experience and I miss it already, if you want to have a nose at production shots there are loads on my Instagram (@emilyroseperrin) and our show twitter page (@LCMAlfie).
But this little post kind of ties in with my show actually, I had to find a lipstick that would last the entirety of the 2 and a half hour production, and it had to be a vibrant nude to portray that 60s style. And it was actually our costume guy that got us this Bourjois lipstick, and since that day I've been in love, I've gone out and bought my own in the nude and also a vibrant pink and a deep red as well, and here they are.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet: Matte Finish (Happy Nude Year 09)
This was the shade that started it all, I've never worn nude lippys before, not due to any dislike of them, it just never happened! That has altogether changed now, this shade is perfect. With this one the colour isn't as pigmented as the darker shades, so you may need to re apply a tad more often than the others, but it's still so long lasting, you can eat and drink and you don't have to worry about smudging, which was always my issue and why I have been completely converted to matte finishes. This is my every day lipstick now, it never leaves my bag!
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet: Matte Finish (Olè Flamingo 05)
And this is ...slightly more vibrant! The photo really doesn't pick it up, it's so pink and fun! I haven't worn this out yet actually, but my production after party is this weekend and I reckon this lippy may make an appearance!
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet: Matte Finish (Grand Cru 08)
This is my new night time favourite, I wore this to the opening night of our sister production Just So and I went for a curry and had a (fair) few drinks and this lipstick literally did not budge. That is not even an exaggeration, it stayed exactly as it looks in the picture, and there were so many compliments on this colour, so that's always a plus!
My verdict on this is a 10 all round, I have nothing negative to say about this. I want every single colour and I'm begging they bring out a dark purple! If there is one and I've missed it please let me know, I feel like not having this lipstick in dark purple is an ailment.