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REVIEW: Bourjois Levres Contour in Facetieuse

I know that for a while now I seem to have reviewed only nail polishes. I can't help it if it is raining nail polishes at my place! Well my nails needed a break from the constant attention so I finally sat myself down to review the Bourjois Levres Contour lip pencil in 12 Facetieuse that I have been using and loving for a while.
It isn't the first lip pencil that I have bought but it is the first one that I have consistently used.

Price: 295INR

The colour is a pretty peachy brown. Kinda of like a nude for my lips. I have never worn only this and walked around except for the sake for reviewing. My favourite combination is with the Revlon ColourBurst Lipgloss in papaya on top of this.
Sometimes I wear a lipstick on top of this. Usually its the Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick in Crazy for Coffee

I haven't had any issues with it feathering or bleeding. It does transfer (managed to leave a stain on a blazer), and if you eat/ snack with it, it will fade. It leaves a stain behind. I love that it extends the wear of  the lipgloss that is topped on it. After applying if you wait for a few minutes it will just settle very comfortably onto your lips.
It can be a tad drying but I never wear any lip products without lip balm. That's one reason why I prefer glosses. I didn't find it settle in the lines of my lips but its not like it makes them disappear. It kind of just blends with your lips. Does that  make sense? For me its like a MLBB lip liner.

Sorry about the sad lip swatches

It lasts for about 4 hours on my lips without snacking. Like I said I don't wear this without a gloss on top so the combination lasts for about 5 hours leaving a stain behind after I've eaten. The stain lasts upto around 6 hours.

It works great with smoky eyes or just a simple everyday look.

What  I like about this product:
Affordable. I don't think 295INR is too much for a lip liner. (Is it?)
It does not feather or bleed.
Acts as a great base for glosses and lipsticks.
Smooth matte finish.
Lasts for a decent amount of time- 4-6 hours.
Fades evenly.
Like an MLBB lip liner for me

What I don't like about this product:
I don't really have any issues with this product. The fact that I keep reaching for it is proof of how much I do like it.

Here are two looks where I have used this lip pencil. Click on the picture for a detailed post.

A daytime look

A smoky eye evening look

Have you tried Bourjois lip liners? What do you think of them? Do let me know in the comments below

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