Thank you soooo much for all your birthday wishes :) You know, sometimes I feel quite silly getting so excited about my birthday as though I'm a child but then, that's me ;)
When I had bought my Chanel foundation, I had also been very tempted to buy one of their Rouge Allure lipsticks in Exaltee, a nice bright fuchsia, it then I had already splurged quite a bit by then so didnt buy it. Then on my bday, after shopping, I was waiting for the driver near the exit gate of Phoenix, which is where Lifestyle is and I popped in to just have a look till the car came.
I wanted to check out some lipsticks since MAC hadn't got Speak Louder or Impassioned in stock that day and I was craving a bright pink lippie. Bourjois had a new collection of lipsticks that seemed interesting and while switching the shades, I felt that Fuchsia Grafitti came really close to the Chanel lippie. Since I didn't have time to go back to Chanel and swatch that next to Bourjois, I just quickly bought the Bourjois lipstick and came home (I'm quite impulsive like that, hehe).
What Bourjois says about the Rouge Edition lipsticks
¼ pure laque for bright colour and shine
Incredibly soft ‘Ready to wear’ formula
10hr hydration “Must have” colours tested and approved by fashion editors
The lipstick comes in a chic and shiny black case (which his very prone to scratches) with a colour "cube" at the bottom so that you can identify the colour. The shade number too is printed on the bottom.
Fuchsia Grafitti, true to its name, is a pure fuchsia, a bright, blue based pink. After reaching home, I almost regretted buying this coz I felt it would look too bright and a bit garish on me. But I tried it on and I really loved it. Yes, it was different, but nicely so. I wore it that evening when we went for a bit of kite flying and an early dinner (after all, kids had school next day) and I felt that the colour brightened my face.
Rouge Edition has a pleasant, mild fragrance which doesnt linger. The texture and pigmentation of this lipstick is really awesome too. It is very hydrating and goes on smoothly on the lips. Being highly pigmented, just one swipe is enough to give opaque coverage on even pigmented lips. And though the sheen wears off after about a couple of hours, the lipstick lasted through dinner too, fading a bit but because it is so pigmented, the fading wasn't noticeable. And finally, when I removed it at night, it put up quite a tough fight (rhyme unintentional).
Today, I went again to Phoenix and I took the chance to swatch the Chanel lipstick next to this. Fuchsia Grafitti is pinker and brighter than Exaltee which is warmer and leans more towards red. Since the Chanel one is priced at Rs. 1950 and the Bourjois one is Rs. 775, I don't really mind the difference in shade. And actually, I'm glad I didn't buy Chanel coz I'm eyeing the new YSL Vernis a Levres glossy stains so I'd rather buy one of those. Which colour did you like?
Oh, and I'm including one of the pics I had taken last week in an attempt to do an LOTD...quite a disaster isn't it? And this is one of the better pics...sigh. The LOTD is not much better either. Go ahead, have a laugh on me. ...
PS: I'm not wearing Fuchsia Grafitti in the last two pics, those were taken last week.
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