Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cocktail Coral

I'll bet Clinique didn't anticipate the veritable wave of jumbo lip crayons that would ensue their famous Chubby Stick. The latest brand to hop onto the bandwagon is Bourjois, whose Colour Boost lipsticks have just hit Aussie shelves.






l-r: Peach on the Beach, Dating Coral


The Bourjois Colour Boost lipstick crayon in Peach on the Beach has been the subject of much buzz- even selling out on ASOS- and is allegedly a dupe for MAC limited edition lipsticks in the vein of Cut a Caper, Jazzed and Everhip. It's a bright coral pink- striking a balance between neon pink and peach. The texture of the Colour Boost lipsticks is very emollient and lightweight- surprisingly dissimilar to the harder Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains and drier, sheerer Lip Butters and closer in consistency to the more pigmented L'Oreal Rouge Caresse. The L'Oreal Rouge Caresse in Dating Coral is also a coral pink but Peach on the Beach is brighter and less reddish. No shimmer and notably no staining, which sets it apart from the Revlon JBKBS. The spiel claims things like 10 hours of wear and waterproof colour and a glossy finish. It doesn't deliver waterproof colour, nor does it give 10 hours of wear (Bourjois seem to like unrealistic claims of wear time) but thankfully it keeps the remaining promise. The glossy, pigmented lipstick is easy to apply and comfortable to wear- overall less problematic than most lip products I've tried.
The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains look very similar but the caps of the Revlon crayons are opaque while the Bourjois lids are translucent. Revon's plastic caps have an annoying tendency to crack and come loose- whether the Bourjois packaging will follow suit remains to be seen. They look very similar- interchangeably so. 

Though limited to only four, fortunately the shades from Bourjois cover the 'summer bright' choices currently in demand throughout the Northern Hemisphere. With names like Orange Punch, Red Sunrise and Fuschia Libre, these will surely be popular when spring and summer roll around. The shade I wanted was sold out at the first Priceline I went to but a second Priceline in an adjacent street proved to be worth the extra walk because they had it! I bought mine for $15 AUD RRP, which is surprisingly reasonable for Australian 'drugstore' prices.

15 comments:

  1. OMG it looks so pretty! I see Kate from Ghostparties talking about it all the time! The formula sounds lovely too. I might have to pick this up when they have a sale...

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    1. Yeah... I couldn't wait for a sale haha I have a compulsion about buying things before they sell out. :P It looked really good on her! I hope Bourjois AU bring out their bronzing primer too.

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  2. I now regret buying 923829381 Revlon JBKBS. I'm trying to out hold for a sale until I cave with this one! $15 wasn't as bad as expected, but still overpriced as buggery.

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    1. I bought Sweetheart in the most recent sale and the texture is so different! The Revlon really seem like crayons in comparison. And it was $14 on ASOS so I thought $15 was reasonable.

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    2. ASOS is getting overpriced which is pretty annoying! But I guess that's the premium you pay for superior shipping - since their packages are always tracked and usually arrive faster than the other "free" shipping sites from the UK which usually take 15 days or more...

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  3. Everyone is catching on the lip crayon train! Peach on the Beach is such a pretty shade that would be great for everyday wear- glad to hear that it was easy to use and pigmented :) At $15, it is decent according to Australian standards!

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    1. This shade is particularly wearable but the others are lovely too!

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  4. i was very thrilled when i saw them at priceline.
    but im holding it off for now! i totally agree that the revlon one is less creamier and moisturising to this!!

    x

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    1. I swatched the NARS Satin Lip Pencils today and the texture is similar to the Bourjois! Impressive for a drugstore, albeit French, brand.

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  5. Peach on the beach and dating coral are gorgoeus colours! thanks for sharing!
    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You're lucky to have both of them sold in stores in the UK! The Rouge Caresse haven't been released here yet!

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  6. I really want to try these! Peach on the beach looks great. xx

    jasminecara.blogspot.com.au

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  7. Lol I loved how you described $15 as pretty reasonable for 'drugstore' prices. I really dislike how jacked up prices are here in Australia, but hey, it mad us awesome bargain hunters. XD

    M.May

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  8. Peach on the beach is my favourite shade :) xo

    www.anacelinelabod.blogspot.de

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