Bourjois Colorissimo lip palettes* £8.99
launches June 2012 - available from Boots and Superdrug
Bourjois have taken their classic round palette, more familiar with their smokey eyes trio, and filled it full of this season's hottest new lip colour combinations. The Colorissimo palette comes in four different harmonies inspired by catwalk colours and are all perfectly pocket-sized and practical, encased in chic black packaging with a delicious vanilla scent to boot. The formulation of these lipsticks is really creamy and moisturising, as well as being surprisingly pigmented. Within the palettes, each lipstick is designed to compliment one another so can be worn alone or blended together to create a brand new shade. I wasn't much of a fan of the sponge applicator that features in the Colorissimo palettes so I cast that aside in favour of my finger or a lip brush. The colour of each lipstick is really rich and long-lasting, bright and punchy, despite having quite a buttery-balm like quality and appearance. The finish on the lips is very pretty with a pearly shine and lustre.
02. Roses Muses - The Romantic
Top, Rose Nacre - a blush pink
Middle, Rose Neon, a sensational fuchsia
Bottom, Rose Class - a dark, rocky yet chic rosewood
The Roses Muses palette houses three easy-to-wear pinks, ranging from a soft blush to a vivid fuchsia completed by a deep cherry pink. This is definitely my favourite palette out of the two I have tried, with the stunning Rose Neon being the standout colour for me.
04. Nudes Dandy - The Preppy Look
Top, Brun Rose - a pinkish beige
Middle, Brun Brique - an electric peach
Bottom, Chocolat - a true brown
The Nudes Dandy palette brings us the bare necessities with three sophisticated nudes beginning with a muted beige followed by a truly perfect peach, all finished off with a rich, chocolatey brown. The brown shade doesn't really float my boat but the peach lipstick is just gorgeous and a definite summertime shade.
I think the Colorissimo lip palettes are another fabulous addition to Bourjois' bulging beauty range. I like the fact you have three complimenting shades all in one place, and they are easy enough to smooth on with you finger without the need for a mirror or careful application.
Will you be checking out the new Colorissimo collection?