Thursday, 10 March 2016

Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon review and swatches

I love lip crayons. There is just something about them. I mean, yeah, they are everywhere and I know, it's more about the liquid lipstick right now (which I'm totally with), but the simplicity just keeps you going back.

Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Proudly Naked
Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Proudly Naked

Whilst today's product isn't a new release, it's still worth having a chat about. The Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon is a glossy finish lipstick in that handy, crayon format. It claims that its melting formula is hydrating and waterproof with an SPF of 15 and it can provide comfort and hydration for up to 10 hours. Nice!

The Lip Crayon's come in a range of 9 shades, including pinks, reds, oranges and nude shades.

The colour I have to show you all today is the shade Proudly Naked, which, as you can probably deduct from the name, is a pinky, nude, "my lips but better" sort of shade.

It comes packaged in a typical lip crayon style with plastic, pen-like packaging with the colour of the outer casing representing the shade of crayon inside.


Results:

The first thing that you notice with this Lip Crayon is that it's not the most highly pigmented lip product, but it builds up easily. Be careful not to overdo it though as it will start to settle in cracks if you apply too much.

The finish is a nicely glossy, pop of colour. It is lightweight too, so it almost feels more like a lip balm than a lipstick/gloss hybrid.

Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Proudly Naked swatch
Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Proudly Naked swatch

Now we know that it looks good, let's talk about that big longevity claim.

Let's be frank about this - you're not getting 10 hours of wear out of this product. With that said, it's interesting to look at the actual wording of the claim; it doesn't actually say 10 hours of colour, it says 10 hours of comfort and hydration. Take from that what you will.

The actual wear time of this Lip Crayon is around a couple of hours, and the glossiness is the first to vanish. The colour does stick around a little while longer, so whether you choose to re-apply when the gloss fades or when the colour does is up to you.

It isn't too bad transfer wise, but it won't stick around through eating too well. It is pretty good when it comes to drinking (I'm guessing that's due to the waterproof claim), but it will still decrease the length of the wear time a bit.

A major plus is that it is quite hydrating, so when it has faded or been removed your lips don't feel dry.

Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Proudly Naked
Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Proudly Naked

Overall, I really do like this Lip Crayon. However, I think that it can be easy to get your hopes up a bit when you see that 10 hour claim and then feel let down when you use it. The finish is glossy, and because of that you know that the longevity won't reach anywhere near that long. I do think that the wording can be a bit confusing, but it sounds great and that is what advertising is all about!

If you try this product with the idea of it being like a regular type of lip crayon product, you'll be happy. It's a great product! If you try it with the idea that you will get this extreme amount of wear and whatnot, you will probably feel disappointed and that's a shame as it's not a disappointing product.

If you want to give the Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon a go, you can purchase them for £7.99 each from Boots (and don't forget to make the most of those 3 for 2 offers!)

What are your thoughts on the Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon's? Which one is your favourite shade?
Let me know in the comments below!

Zoe. @Beautifinous

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