The latest lip contour product to hit the market is Bourjois Lip Duo Sculpt. The big beauty brands Benefit and Smashbox were the first companies to incorporate the notion of lip contour into a actual product. Smashbox Be Legendary Triple Tone lipstick and Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip combine contrasting shades along a similar colour spectrum. Whilst the big brands set the ball rolling Bourjois one of the more budget friendly brands has created their own version of a lip contour lipstick. Available in 6 shades from the nude Peach Shake to the more intense Rouge Tango, the range is a good way to try out contrast shades without having to spend a lot of money.
For my review I tried Plum’Set Beach. The lipstick is a combination of crimson red and bubble gum pink. The majority of the lipstick is red and there is just a hint of pink to underset the look. The lipstick formula is really creamy and it feels soft and moisturising on my lips. It has more of the consistency of a lip balm then a lipstick and has a shimmery finish. Due to the dual colours it’s not as easy to apply as a one colour bullet as I had to focus more to get even coverage. Whilst the main colour was red I did think the finished effect was a lot more pink. The undertone of bubble gum pink wasn’t overly noticeable in all honesty.
The lipstick is good for a sheer look that’s not too intense. It doesn’t last very long unfortunately which is a little disappointing. I like how it combines the comfort of a balm with a hint of colour for a brightening look. Whilst it claims to be a lip contour product I’m not sure in this instance It really worked as only one colour really seemed to show up. You may want to save your money and just buy a normal lipstick.
I give it 2/5
Buy it now for £7.99
- A way of trying the lip contour look without having to create the look yourself
- Soft and moisturising on the lips
- Feels like a lip balm but brightens lips too
- Takes longer to apply due to the dual colours
- I didn’t really notice must of a contrast and it appeared to be more one colour.