Friday, November 15, 2013

Bourjois Color Boost - Red Island review - 'Tis the season to wear red lips fa la la la la, la la la laaaaaaaaa

Today starts a new make up mini series on the blog!  No matter how much we give out about it, Christmas is fast approaching and we need to make sure we're party ready.  Up and down the country, office parties and Christmas parties will be happening and sure when else can you get away with wearing a red lip without feeling too self conscious.  Especially if you're a bit nervous of colour on the lipulars like myself. 

But I've made a decision folks.  This Christmas I'm going to be brave.  I'm going to wear red lip products out in public.  Any time I've worn a bright lip in a video, the response has been great and so I'm going to bite the bullet and do it.  Who's with me?

So over the coming weeks, I'll be showing you some festive red lip products that'll get you in the party mood and dear Lord, please let them stay put and not be all up my face after a tipple or seven....

First up is one of the new shades from Bourjois' Color Boost lip crayon collection, Red Island. 

I've already three of these lip crayons in my stash and they're always in constant rotation in my makeup routine.  Like it's predecessors, Red Island is pigmented, moisturising, leaves a glossy finish and is really comfortable to wear. 

It's a blue toned red shade that leans slightly on the pink side when applied to the lips, but still, gives juicy lips that I'll be rocking a lot until the end of the year.

If you're looking for a safe option in terms of red lips then Red Island is the way to go.  You can sheer it out if you want by applying it directly onto the lips and blotting it in with your finger.  It's a shade that can be lashed on without having to be stuck to a mirror and that's important after your third Christmas cocktail and you start applying your lippie willy nilly.  (Ooh er, I said willy)

Bourjois do one of the best lip crayons in my humble opinion and I'll tell you this much for nothing, Red Island will be on my lips a lot in the future.  I feel safe and comfortable wearing it and it'll be the little black dress of my makeup wardrobe this Christmas.  So get your €10.99 out and hand it over folks!

What's your favourite red lip product ladies?  Do tell and enable moi.


  1. I'd say that's gorgeous on you Karen, can't wait to see you rocking a red lip!

  2. Ooh gorgeous and a better price than my favourite, the chubby stick. Will be checking this out this weekend.

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  3. Looks lovely!! I have the other shade, Plum Russian but this looks beautiful too! Might have to pick it up now..

  4. I also have Plum Russian and love it so I'll definitely be checking this out, looks lovely on you!

  5. I am excited to see this series :) :) Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush , E.L.F Essential line lipstick in Fearless, Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple (for the newbies to red lipstick wearing), MUA Lip Boom in Bring it They are the red I have so far think I might have more but like yourself I dont wear reds alot

  6. Miaow, that's gorge. Glossy and red and not too too much for daytime. Will def be checking that out :)

    Sara at Belfast Beauty Love

  7. With you all the way foxy lady! ;)


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