I first spotted Bourjois Paris makeup in pro-artist kits years ago, before the brand became available in Canada the first and second time. Despite that cred, and its smooth, satisfyingly pigmented eye shadows and blushes, adorable coloured pots and great gloss shades, one thing about the line has always been a disappointment: the lack of punchy, bold, bright lipstick shades. The only colour that really spoke to me was Sweet Kiss Lipstick in Fuchsia Class.
I spotted these at a Monoprix in Paris earlier this week. Rouge Edition features more pigment than Bourjois Paris’ other lipsticks, and 18 shades that include several bright and deep hues. It’s about time!
I have to wait until tomorrow to pick up 07 Fuchsia Graffiti. And maybe 11 Fraise Remix. And 18 Violine Strass. I can’t have them yelling to me from Paris when I’m back home in Toronto.
UPDATE: Turns out that 15 of the above shades will be on Canadian shelves this August. The first shade, a clear shimmer, isn’t making the trip; neither are #06 (a delicate blue-based pink with silver pearl shimmer) and #16 (a dark chocolate).