I could not contain my excitement when I received the email from Influenster to say I’d been selected to receive the Bourjois Kissmass Collection! This is the first time I’d ever been sent anything substantial to review and I’m so grateful to receive it!
There were two options that you could receive, one being the metallic lip creams and the other matte lipsticks. I received the matte range which I was happy with as I’m not a big fan of metallic lips on me.
Starting off with base we have the Healthy Mix Foundation. I used to use this a while ago before I moved onto high end foundations as my skin was being awkward. It’s still a lovely foundation, leaves your skin looking like skin and gives a decent medium coverage. The staying power isn’t as long as I’d like it to be but I think that it would be long enough for most people (I have very long days at work!)
Sticking with base I got the corresponding Healthy Mix Concealer. I’ve never used this before and I really like it. It’s got a good about of coverage for the under eyes and doesn’t look cakey and thankfully doesn’t crease!
Lastly for the face there is the iconic Little Round Pot Blush in the shade Rose D’Or. This quite a nostalgic product for me as it’s the first blush I ever bought, even the shade is the same! I don’t use blush that much anymore as I have rosacea I think that it can accentuate more. This formula is really nice, it’s smooth and isn’t so heavily pigmented that you end up looking like a clown!
Onto the eyes we have the Smoky Stories Quad in the shade Brilliant Prunette which contains three satin eyeshadows and a glitter top coat in plumy purple shades. This is a pretty quad but it is lacking mattes so you do need some supporting shades. The glitter isn’t the finest that I’ve used but it gives a really pretty effect when you lightly dab it on the centre of the lid.
I can’t say I have ever tried any mascaras from Bourjois so I was happy to get the Push Up Volume Glamour in Wonder Black. It’s quite a wet formula so I think I’ll like this more when it’s dried out a little. Because it’s quite wet I found it more lengthening than voluminous but I think it’s got potential.
Moving onto the star of the show, I was sent three shades of the new-ish Rouge Velvet The Lipstick. I received the shades Magni-fig, Berry Formidable and Brunette. If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll know that I love the Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipsticks so I was really excited to receive these.
My first impression of these wasn’t great, they felt so light and like a balm so I didn’t think they would have any staying power at all, but I was wrong. They are very light when you apply but they dry down pretty quickly to a highly pigmented matte that stays on for hours. These even lasted through eating and still didn’t budge. Really not what I was expecting from first application. The shades I was sent are gorgeous autumn winter colours but I need to get some of the nude shades for more everyday wear.
Absolutely love this selection of goodies and they have made their way into my everyday rotation and I want to try more products from the range. Big thank you to Bourjois and Influenster for letting me try them. Take care and I’ll be back soon ❤ SA
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Disclaimer – I received these products for free for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.