Monday, September 2, 2013

Peachy Boost

I first heard of the Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipsticks from Sandra back in June and soon enough, they started popping up everywhere. I didn't know if I wanted to cave and buy my 327th lip crayon, even if one of my favourite brands was producing it. When they were released in Australia, I resisted buying one immediately, but with 25% off Bourjois this week at Priceline, I caved. I already had tried all four shades and knew that Peach on the Beach (04) was my clear favourite.










The Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick is more or less identical to the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains in packaging and size, maybe just slightly shorter in length. The actual product inside is surprisingly quite different. The Revlon crayons are hard and drier in texture and relatively transfer-proof, while the Bourjois is very emollient (kind of oily, even), soft and glossy, almost like it's melting upon contact with the skin/lips. Although it's sheer in the sense that it doesn't apply opaque like a traditional lipstick, it's still really pigmented. While it claims to have a "bare lip sensation", it feels more like a creamy lipstick coating the lips rather than something closer to a balm stain that sinks into the lips and is weightless.

Peach on the Beach is a pinky coral that is borderline neon. The more you apply, the greater tendency it has to settle into lip lines, so I normally blot once and then press my lips together to blend. If I don't want a full-on lip, I dab a small amount on the centre of my lips and then blend out with my finger for a subtler look. It imparts a reddish pink stain when it's taken off, though nothing like the crazy staining properties of some of the darker, brighter Revlon shades. It purports to be waterproof and provide 10 hours of "comfort and hydration", but those claims are ambitious to say the least. There's SPF 15 which is a bonus.


I thought I'd surely have something close to identical to Peach on the Beach among my vast peach/coral lipstick collection, but pleasingly, nothing was an exact match. I pulled out Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Melonade (180), Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids in Shocking Coral (910), Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick in Honky Tonk and Sportsgirl Pout About It! Lip Colour in Fruit Tingle to compare.

l-r: Bourjois Peach on the Beach, Revlon Melonade, Maybelline Shocking Coral, Australis Honky Tonk, Sportsgirl Fruit Tingle

The Bourjois is clearly the most sheer and glossy of the bunch, but still pigmented. It's more peachy and 'wet'/glossy look than the rest, and also the lightest, almost with a pastel tone. Revlon Melonade is more orangey red and significantly darker. Maybelline Shocking Coral is more watermelon pink, redder, bolder, more intense. Australis Honky Tonk is the closest colour match, though slightly darker, more opaque, less glossy and sheer. Sportsgirl Fruit Tingle, like Melonade, is more of a fiery orange, but matte.

Though I'm becoming more selective about any new lip product purchases I make because of the insane number of lipsticks, lip crayons, lip butters, lip stains, tinted lip balms, lip glosses etc. that I have, the Bourjois isn't an unwelcome addition. I still enjoy the jumbo lip crayon look for the child-like novelty of wielding a fattened pencil, and the emollient, spreadable texture makes it easy to sport a summery slick of bright-yet-pastel colour.

41 comments:

  1. GUH I am utterly obsessed with coral/peachy hues so I'm starry eyed over how you included side by side swatches!! Your posts are always so perfect! ♡

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  2. Eeeep what a gorgeous, gorgeous coral shade. I am a sucker for anything coral. xx

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  3. Wish we had Bourjois here. :(

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  4. Oh. My. Gosh. These look amazing. I adore this colour, it looks beautiful on the lips! xx

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  5. The colour is super pretty but looks quite milky on the lips. I haven't really fallen for a lip crayon yet, aside from the original Clinique Chubby Sticks (super balmy and easy to wear). Was curious about the Bourjois ones so good to know. I think that what I like in texture falls between Bourjois (too soft) and Revlon (too hard).

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  6. I love this lip crayon, it's definitely my favourite shade! So so good xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  7. Can't wait to get my hands on these on my trip to Hong Kong! ♥♥

    http://itsjessicachoy.blogspot.com/

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  8. Ooh what a beautiful peach shade! It reminds me of the newest addition to my lip crayon ( I have a thing for lip crayon as well ) from be-yu. I am now writing a review of it ;-)
    It looks very creamy on your lips.. It is always a bit hard with lighter shades because they tend to set into lip lines.. But this one doesn't look bad at all !

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  9. I love the sheer-but-pigmented finish! Peach on the Beach is a beauty! x

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  10. The colour of this is gorgeousssssssss x

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  11. you described this product well - i have the shade Red Sunrise (i think that's its name?) and i really like it, dabbed lightly since it's so pigmented! x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

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  12. You've sold me!! I saw these today and I can't wait to get it later this week when I go shopping! AHHH!

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  13. I've been wanting to try out some type of lip crayon for a long time now, and this one looks perfect!

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  14. Oh gosh I picked this up today and then put it back again for the millionth time. I'm beginning to regret that decision now as it looks stunning :)

    This was a lovely review to read, thank you :)

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  15. GUHHHHHHHH yet another product for me to be jealous of. Bourjois REALLY needs to figure it out and come here to the states because I would be all over them (as well as many other beauty enthusiasts). Of course I could just nab these online but they are sold out EVERYwhere or else they're selling for insane prices (upwards of $20). Le sigh. Maybe one day I'll have these beauts in my collection but for now... I guess I'm stuck dreaming ;__;

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  16. Ah, lovely color even in person! It's a bit too slippery for my taste but still love it.

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  17. Love this color! I wish I could pull it off, but I'm a red gal myself <3

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  18. OoOOo loooove this color! So pretty! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  19. You have a gorgeously extensive lipstick collection! Haha. This lipstick is so pretty and looks great on you! :)

    http://jemaroons.blogspot.com

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  20. This shade looks so lovely on you, I like how it's more muted than a crazy bold coral. You can't beat that adorable name either, how cute!

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

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  21. Ah, I wish this was available in the states to try. I've been wondering how it compares to the Revlon stains. Now I know. ;-;
    <3 Carolyn

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  22. Can't wait to have peach on the beach! It looks delicious! You make my wish list grow faster than it supposed!!! Viscous doll!!!

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  23. Great review! I can't wait to try this pencil, I have my eyes on peach on the beach too :)

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  24. This is something I really want to get my hands on!
    I've swatched the all 4 colours available here and I'll try to get them all (with all the cream blushes that finally arrive)
    If you are able too, I would recommend you to try the Catrice ones. They have really nice colours and are quite affordable.
    Please take care, have a nice day!

    http://beauty-with-love.blogspot.pt

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    1. Unfortunately Catrice isn't available in Australia where I live! I'd love to try their offering and the rest of their range :) I'm still waiting for the Bourjois cream blushes to hit our shores too!

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  25. I got this colour too! :) Although I think it's going to have to wait until next summer to get used properly as I've already started using my Autumn lip shades! I love the colour and actually didn't really have anything like it, the closest I have is probably MAC Vegas Volt. I really like it, it's such a pretty Summer shade!

    Emma x

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    1. It's strange how we're in the total opposite seasons - I'm just about done with the autumn/winter shades and very much looking forward to spring/summer here :) I've not tried Vegas Volt but I have heard Peach on the Beach is very similar to certain pinky/peachy/coral MAC shades :)

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  26. I've been seeing this everywhere! The colour looks absolutely gorgeous and I really don't have many lip crayon products. I definitely want to pick this up!

    x Tashi
    http://shiwashiful.blogspot.com.au/

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  27. This is beautiful! I live in the States and just ordered my first Bourjois makeup off of Asos. :)
    The Grass Skirt

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  28. so pretty!

    http://herguiltypleasureblog.blogspot.com

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  29. Yay! You're so right about the blotting- it's so soft and gliding that it doesn't apply perfectly but the shade is so pretty. I just hope they bring out the moussey cream bronzer so I can buy it instore instead of online. CHANEL Bronze Universel alternative yes please.

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  30. I would probably never have even swatched Peach on the Beach, but wow! I actually love it.

    And for a crayon, it's quite 'juicy' looking. Kinda nice, I think!

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  31. I also got my hands on this and I absolutely love it! I never thought a peachy/orangey shade would look good on me, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

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  32. My sister bought a few of the Bourjois Colour Boosts, while I have some of the Revlon Kissables - and I have to agree, the textures are completely different! I was quite surprised actually, the bourjois ones are quite soft and glossy. I think I do prefer them to the Kissables, I think I will be buying this shade! (plus didn't realise they had SPF, that's such a bonus!)

    www.beautibop.com

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  33. Ooh it looks great! Love the colour and glossiness :)

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  34. What a beautiful shade! Will definitely be on the lookout for this one on my next shopping trip.

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  35. Oh really beautiful color of lip pen. I never tried Bourjois before but this pen is one product than I need try because the color is very pigmented. Many thanks for your review!xx

    www.sakuranko.com
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  36. Ι really need to try this, it makes lips look so juicy!

    xoxo,
    Froso
    Style Nirvana

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  37. Peach on the Beach is such a cute name! I'm trying to be selective about the lip products i purchase now too because i just have far too many tinted/sheer lip balms/crayons, lip butter esque products etc etc. And as my dad always reminds me 'you only have one mouth, how many lipsticks do you need?". Men. *shakes head.

    à la foliee

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