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
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:
The Bad about Bourjois Paris Sweet Kiss Naturel Lipstick Fuchsia Ardent:
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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