I just had to write this review, as I have honestly been head over heels with both of these products. I tend to use more high end make-up as you have probably seen via my blog! but at the same time I do have a fair old collection of drugstore gems! and I'm the first to admit that there are products from the drugstore that can 100% rival and even better the higher end brands. Bourjois is a brand that I really enjoy and I'm sure you already know of their connection with Chanel, which is one of my favourite make-up brands of all time. The two products that I am going to be talking about are perfect for spring, as they add a pop of colour, but in a subtle way if that makes any sense ?! they are both really good for boosting and brightening the complexion, and I'm genuinely really excited about this review.
Firstly, I must admit I never jumped on the Clinique Chubby Stick Bandwagon, as at the time I was a traditional lipstick kinda gal. I had seen a few mixed reviews (despite there being many good ones) and to be honest I just never ended up trying them out. However, recently I had been eyeing up the Bourjois stand, as I liked the look of the Lip Crayons and also the Cream Blushes. Anyway, after two weeks of decisions.. I just took the plunge and its probably the best decision I have made beauty wise in a long time, as these products are really great.
The Bourjois Lip Crayons are very velvety and extremely moisturising and probably one of the most comfortable lip products I have found since my beloved Chanel Rouge Coco Shines. With an added bonus of SPF 15 not only are these Lip Crayons gorgeous, but also very practical. Peach On The Beach is the real stand out shade for me in the collection, as it reminds me of a summery cocktail shade with the perfect balance of Peach and Pink. It also isn't a million miles away from YSL's Peach Passion shade which is a favourite of mine. This has been my go to product! and I love wearing it with minimal make-up like a BB Cream, Bronzer and a few flirty flicks of mascara, as it adds a real injection of summer to my face without being too colourful and circus esque haha!.
Bourjois Cream Blush 01 Nude Velvet £7.99
After seeing these beauties on the blogosphere I decided to go ahead and purchase 01 and 02 (the brighter coral) even though I love 02 I do have a few bright Coral's and it has been 01 that has been my go to cheek product. Its the perfect apricot shade for us lighter toned gals! if you have a warmer complexion then you would love 02! - It's packaging is fantastic, and the little mirror is very handy actually! I love applying this by tapping it onto the apples of my cheeks with my fingers. In my opinion this product is a lot better without a brush. 01 is quite a brightening blush, which helps to give you a summery peachy glow. It has a smooth velvety finish, which helps to make it look really natural and comfortable on the skin. It can also be used as a light peach lip colour, but make sure you have a really good lip balm on first, as it is quite drying on the lips. It is designed to have a cream-powder finish on the cheeks, but it looks just as lovely on the lips! so its a great little product for dual use.
Two fantastic products that are well worth the money! - They have both honestly been my go to products, and I would really recommend checking them out, as well as the other lovely shades in both product lines. If you are looking for for a comfortable yet fun lip colour then Peach on the beach would be a great option. However, if you are looking for a nice brightening hint of apricot to bring out your inner glow then Nude Velvet would be a fantastic product ;) but to be honest I couldn't pick between them, and think they are both worthy of a purchase. I hope you have enjoyed this review beauties, and I hope to hear from you in the comments section below!