Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick in 1,2,3 Soleil Review, Swatches
By Contributor: Agnirupa Acharyya
Bitten by the Bourjois bug big time!! I still can’t believe I am putting aside my MAC studiofix fluid and reaching out to the glowing yet light liquid Bourjois healthymix radiance reveal foundation! But anyway today our star is a Bourjois lipstick named 1,2,3 Soleil I picked up on my Europe holiday from their Shine edition range..all the shades from which I swatched and instantly loved! The packaging was soo flirty and fun and so were the pretty unusual names! I pounced on 2 of them and brought them back. Though as soon as I landed here, I heard they were launched here too!! So it’s a win-win situation (now I can get all the shades!). I am here to review and swatch Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick 1,2,3 soleil today.
Bourjois Claims: A new generation formula that brings shine, color and comfort to your lips. An ultra-shine result, thanks to a new ¼ gloss extract for amazing shine-wrapped colour. The new sensuous formula gives ultimate comfort. Enriched with nourishing mango butter extracts, Shine Edition leaves lips moisturized for up to 10 hrs**. Its rich and melting formula provides cushion comfort and makes application addictive! And the icing on the cake…It’s shiny, colored packaging makes Shine Edition lipstick a true fashion accessory.
Shades available:- 1,2,3 soleil, rose xoxo, mauve tabloid, beige democratic, oh my doll, grenade-in, famous fuchsia and rouge making of.
The color 1,2,3 Soleil is a proper orangey coral which gives my lips a flushed juicy coral pout without being too OTT owing to its lovely finish. It creates just the right balance of orange and coral color hence making the shade 1 of the most in-demand shades. The pigmentation is quite good and can be easily built up without settling in fine lines of lips or appearing cakey. It gives a glossy and juicy pout sans any shimmer/glitter!
The texture is simply lovely- very light, smooth and easy to apply and applies in a semi-sheer finish which can be built up to 2-3 swipes to conceal lip pigmentation properly.
The lasting power is very good in spite of its light glossy finish and survives light snacks through 4-5 hours, then persists as a muted coral stain which looks very natural. A faint fruity fragrance is present which vanishes within seconds of application.
I loooovvee the packaging of these Shine Edition lipsticks!! The tubes are fun and brightly colored in either coral or bright yellow or mint green. Sigghh. This one comes in a bright coral packaging and a tight cap which makes it travel friendly.
Let’s check the photos and swatches:
Swatches of 1,2,3 Soleil in natural light
And this is how Bourjois 1,2,3 looks on my lips
My lip swatches with 1,2,3 Soleil
The pros of Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick 1,2,3 Soleil :
- The color 1,2,3 soleil is a pop of coral and orange in the right, wearable ratio which gives me a luscious juicy pout
- Fun, colorful, brightly colored packaging with travel friendly tight cap
- Texture is smooth, creamy, very glossy and easy to apply.
- Pigmentation is good and enough color can be built up in a couple of swipes to hide lip pigmentation
- In spite of the light and glossy texture it is quite long wearing on my lips and easily survives light snacks
- Faint fruity smell which I quite like!
The cons of the Shine Edition Lipstick:
- Priiiccceeeeeeeeeeeee. Why should anyone buy bourjois when they get MAC at the same almost price!!
- The lipstick colors don’t always match their outer tubes which makes it a pain to remember! My other lipstick which is a pinky mauve comes in a powder blue tube.
Price: Rs.955 (I am running back to you MAC!) I got these for approx Rs.800
VNA Rating: 4/5
Do I recommend? Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick 1,2,3 Soleil is good. Its a fun juicy coral orange shade. For all its positive things- the texture, the shade range,the easy application, the lasting power, the fun packaging, I definitely do recommend the lipsticks of this newly launched shine edition range (more if you are bitten by Bourjois like me) but otherwise buying a 3gm high street brand lipstick at the same price of a high end brand with atleast 10k more colors, shades and finishes to choose from..errr..the competetion is a little awkward. No Bourjois? This range can easily be given a miss if you go for MAC sheen supreme range instead!