It’s officially day 100 of my Simply Lippy challenge and for today’s lipstick, I chose a lovely soft matte berry shade courtesy of Bourjois.
You may remember that I wore another shade from this collection a few weeks back, a lovely coral shade, Ravie en Rose, that I bought last year, but I was in two minds about whether I liked it or not, and I’m still in two minds now.
After trying out today’s shade, I think I feel a little better about the formula now, mainly due to the fact that because this is a darker shade, the pigment seemed much better and I didn’t notice it really drag or pull the way I did before.
The matte finish is lovely and soft, and definitely leaves a velvety feel to the lips which was one of the things I liked most about it last time around, so no change there. I also found that this shade lasted better throughout the day, and I didn’t need to reapply it as much as I thought I would.
The colour itself, as you can see from the pictures, is a lovely soft berry, and I like how it’s not too rich for a soft makeup day, or for a day in the office when you don’t want to go too bold with your look. But, if you did want to make it a bit stronger, the formula is pretty buildable, so it’s a versatile choice in that sense.
While I still think I’m in two minds about this, I much prefer this shade over the coral one, and am definitely liking it more than I did before. Maybe it’s just one of those things that gets better each time you wear it so I guess I’ll have to keep wearing them to find out.