Bourjois Paris Sweet Kiss Naturel Lipstick 04 Fuchsia Ardent Review and Swatches
By Contributor: Harine
My birthday was fast approaching, I had just got engaged. New additions to the list of people who will wish me this time, not just wishes but new additions to the gifts too. I got several gift and one among them was Bourjois Paris Sweet Kiss Naturel Lipstick in the shade 04 Fushcia Ardent. Before I review and swatch this beautiful coral pink lipstick, let me tell you how I got it. My soon to be FIL called me & asked me to come to Express Avenue Mall, Chennai. I started making guesses about what the meeting would all be about? I was all excited and knew it was something related to my upcoming birthday. Were they going to buy me a dress? Or jewellery? Or makeup? Or perfumes? Or everything? J No, that’s a bit too much. So I reached the mall and my in laws were waiting there. They said we were going to take me to Lifestyle and get me whatever I want. How sweet of them. So we headed to Lifestyle & I first walked towards the cosmetics section. Quite an obvious choice. And that’s how I landed up with Fushcia Ardent.
Bourjois Claims: Sweet Kiss Natural is an intensely nourishing and radiant lipstick with 100% natural ingredients derived from nature to care for the lips. The plant and mineral extracts create pure, radiant shades that are also rich and intense. The creamy texture melts instantly into the lips, leaving a sheer film from the very first application. The intense and radiant shades illuminate your lips thanks to the 100% natural pigments selected for their purity and benefits: antioxidant green tea and soothing rose.
Color Payoff & Staying Power: The shade looks berry pink in the tube but is actually a reddish pink color on the lips. One swipe gives a sheer finish and the color can be built up with multiple swipes. It gives a radiant finish to the lips without being too glossy or too matte and feels very light on the lips. It would suit most of the Indian skin tones and can be a choice for bridal wear too. Staying power is about 2 hours for me (without eating) with a single swipe & it wears off evenly leaving a beautiful tinge of pink on the lips. It also makes my lips feel buttery soft.
The lipstick feels really smooth like butter on the lips and just glides smoothly. It smells of pastel crayons that we use for coloring (reminds me of my colorful childhood), however the odour doesn’t bother me much when used. The quantity is 3 gms for a price of Rs.660 a year back when I had purchased it, but the current price is Rs.925.There were about 8 shades available in this edition that I picked up. Some of the shades look similar in the packaging and while swatched on the hands but appear different on the lips which could be a bit misleading to buyers.
Packaging: We have all heard of “First impression is the best impression”. I think Bourjois Paris has won the hearts of the consumers with its unique packaging and when I first looked at it, I was tempted to try it out immediately. It has a press & open mechanism which is quite unique and sleek. There are several editions of this lipstick, but the one that I own has an almost transparent/light pink outer cover with the shade number with the name printed at the top and the shade indicated at the bottom for easy identification.
Swatches of Fuchsia Ardent in natural light
This is how Fuchsia Ardent looks on my lips
The Good about Bourjois Paris Sweet Kiss Naturel Lipstick Fuchsia Ardent:
- Pretty shade collection
- Soft texture
- 100 % natural ingredients
- Radiant Finish.
- Buildable color
- Wears off evenly
- Makes my lips smooth after every use.
- Sleek Packaging
- Travel Friendly.
The Bad about Bourjois Paris Sweet Kiss Naturel Lipstick Fuchsia Ardent:
- Most shades look similar in the tube which can mislead us while choosing the color.
- Staying power is less.
- A bit pricey.
- The crayon like smell could be a problem for some.
VNA Rating: 4.5/5 (because of the need to reapply every 2 hours)
Final Verdict: Bourjois Paris Sweet Kiss Naturel Lipstick Fuchsia Ardent is a reddish pink lipstick which suits most Indian skin tones. The texture, the quality, the unique and travel friendly is amazing but it needs to reapplied after every few hours.
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33 thoughts on “Bourjois Paris Sweet Kiss Naturel Lipstick Fuchsia Ardent: Review and Swatches”
the shade is pretty. Bourjois lipstick never fascinates me to buy coz with ever rising prices, it better to get MAC by paying mere 60 bucks more.. :P
thats true… they have increased their prices a lot off late
thats such a pretty color. I like how beautiful it looks on u!
Thank u so much Lisha :)
I have this in another shade. I don’t like the smell much either but it’s still alright.
Nice review! :)
Thank u.. the smell can be a let down for some..
Lovely review Harine, awesome lip swatches, loved the shade.
Thank u Arzoo.. :)
I have two of these and I love them. But more than 900, honestly? Bourjois must be insane!! This the only reason I won;t purchase these anymore. Come on, what can be and was priced at around 650 is now 950. This is just absurd.
Ona positive note, the color is awesome!
Yeah the price is too much.. & the staying power is not as good as MAC
Beautiful pink shade – Bourjois make amazing lip products and it looks lovely on you :o) Xx
Thank u Charlotte
such a pretty shade, but the staying power is a bummer :(
nice review :)
True.. staying power is a let down
reapply every 2 hours!! not good! but love the shade, very pretty dear <3
The shade is too good Gowthami
The shade is very pretty but crayon like smell will totally put me off
Lovely LOTD :)
the smell isn’t very annoying when applied
Such a pretty colour! Happy birthday and congratulations! :)
Thanks Supria, but this was in 2012.. :)
beautiful shade but the price for the bourjois product is way too much!
I know, the price is a bit too much ….
ur in-laws are so nice! and love the detailed review Harine :)
Thanks Anshita :)
I love this range..
Yeah me too :)
Pretty Pretty !