Bourjois Colorboost lipstick in Red Island review

bourjois colorboost lipstick in red island review

What the brand says
Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish lipstick has been created with a new generation formula that combines fabulous colour with a bare lip sensation. The lipstick has been formulated with silk extract to ensure comfort and hydration for at least 10 hours.

Available in 10 fabulous shades.

The Lowdown 
What could be better than a lipstick that combines great colour with gorgeous gloss. I’ve tried a few lip crayons but after reading what Bourjois had to say about this I had high expectations. Red island is a lovely berry red shade – not overly bold but great for work or a casual day out.

bourjois colorboost lipstick in red island swatch

The lipstick has a glossy formula and the colour easily glides on. It has a chubby crayon applicator so it’s a lot easier to get a precision finish. The colour is pretty pigmented and builds up quickly to give full coverage. It’s comfortable to wear and despite having a glossy finish it isn’t sticky, it feels very light and hydrating. With SPF 15 there’s no need for any separate protection, you can simply pop it on and go. It has a very faint scent but it’s not really noticeable.

before and after bourjois colorboost lipstick in red island

The lipstick lasted surprisingly longer than its some matte lipsticks I’ve tried – albeit not the 10 hours it claims to last. The lipstick was still visible after around 3-4 hours, despite eating and drinking (although this did reduce the pigment slightly) but it was definitely still visible after this.

wearing bourjois colorboost lipstick in red island

Grab it for £3.99 on Xtras

Advantages

  • Contains SPF 15 so you don’t need separate lip protection
  • Moisturising and hydrating
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Great pigment
  • Lasts a lot longer then most matte lipsticks
  • Colour is instant – no need to build up the coverage
  • Crayon style applicator makes it easy to apply

Disadvantages

  • Does not last 10 hours as it claims

bourjois colorboost lipstick red island

Follow: