Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel Lipstick

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 21 - 2010

Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel, a new lipstick available in 10 shades that promises to contain 100% natural ingredients and long-lasting colour.

These natural ingredients include lovely-sounding things such as: magnolia oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, green tea, beeswax and mineral/plant pigments.

I was sent two shades to try: Fuchsia Ardent (04) and Sienne Kiss (09)

The packaging is the same as the original Sweet Kiss range from Bourjois (though a different coloured plastic)… it’s incredibly tactile… I could click and click for hours…

The formula (which promises to be silky, melting and creamy) is a little bit harder than those adjectives would imply.  Though it certainly doesn’t create any drag on the lips, I’ve definitely applied softer-feeling lipsticks.  Also, I’m not loving the scent.  It’s quite waxy… but I guess it’s not easy to be vigilantly natural and delicately perfumed all at the same time… plus, I can’t smell it once it’s on my lips, only if I sniff the tube.

What I would say about the Sweet Kiss Naturel Lipsticks though is that they’re wonderfully light.  I can apply a ton of product and STILL not feel like I’ve built up a layer of beeswax.  This results in fabulous pigmentation without any gloopiness or heaviness on the lip, and that’s a rather unusual and impressive achievement for a ‘drugstore’ lipstick.

This is a few swipes straight from the tube, the lipstick applies sheerly at first but builds up to a great intensity as you can see.  The finish is semi-matte and extremely easy to wear.

Longevity is average despite claims of 8hr moisturising wear… perhaps if I were enclosed in a vacuum… but I do normal girl things like drink tea, eat muffins and chew on pencils, so these lasted around 3 hours on me before fading away leaving my lips just a touch drier than before… nothing that I’m not familiar with from other lip products.

I would say that they bridge the gloss/lipstick gap… but they don’t, they’re too opaque and matte to be drawing any comparisons with gloss.

Overall, at £7.99 (€11.99) each, I think they’re a great buy.  Particularly if you’re usually uncomfortable with the heaviness of a lipstick.  If you give them a try, let me know what you think!


18 Responses to “Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel Lipstick”

  1. baby in a corner says:

    the fuschia looks like a red coral to me! but lovely all the same.

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  2. Redtiger21 says:

    I agree, the fuscha doesn’t look like a fuschia as much, but it’s still pretty! Am loving that other shade though. I haven’t bought anything from Bourjois for bloomin years, don’t know why, it’s one of those stands I always walk straight past, yet if anyone asked me i’d say I really like their stuff!!

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  3. Julia says:

    Sienne Kiss is beautiful :) It looks soo smooth…

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  4. akisa says:

    I tried the Prune Caresse shade from the Natural range & it was a sheer red. Great concept but isn’t a lipstick I would find myself going back to as a “go to shade”

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  5. Charlie says:

    The Fuchsia doesn’t look fuchsia, it is however, beautiful!

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  6. Lillian says:

    Siene Kiss is very pretty on you, lovely peach :)

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  7. They look great on you!

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  8. Love the Fuchsia one!

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  9. Joy says:

    Those two colours are so pretty. They really suit you! I’m definitely going to take a look at these next time I go shopping :)

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  10. These both look great on you but that doesn’t shock me. Are these as frosty in real life as they look in the swatch? Or is it just fine shimmer?

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  11. @JeweledThumb – No frost or shimmer, that’s just the creaminess, a bit of shine.

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  12. You’re right, the fuchsia isn’t very fuchsia… it’s not a coral red though… more a pink-red.

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  13. Rae says:

    Ooh, these are lovely! I’m a huge sucker for a semi-matte. And that closure does look fun… :P

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  14. I’ve never tried a Bourjois lipstick before because I find they tend to do mostly brown/pale pink shades which I can’t wear having quite pigmented pink lips naturally, but I just looked on the website and they have loads of red shades in this range. Whee! I mean I can’t buy any more lipsticks I have too many ahem.

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  15. linda says:

    Both shades look great on you =). Your skin is so glowy. You look lovely X

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  16. Rebecca says:

    the fuschia looks fab on you!

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  17. qwerty says:

    really random comment, but your eyebrows are both a different shape.

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  18. @qwerty

    Sisters…not twins…. sisters… not twins…. yeah, mine are step sisters seven times removed.

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