Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick Review

Girls, I think I’ve found a dupe for the amazing Clinique Chubby Sticks (review here)! It’s Bourjois’ Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick. After being pretty disappointed with another supposed dupe – Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (review here) – I didn’t want to get my hopes up too high when I decided to give this lipSTICK a try, but it pleasantly surprised me. 

It is just as moisturizing and buttery as the Clinique Chubby Sticks, it is not sticky, and it gives you a pretty glossy-like finish. The only difference is that this product is not as sheer. It’s quite pigmented. It also has an SPF 15 and is supposed to be waterproof, which makes it perfect for summer. 

The waterproof statement came as quite a surprise to me, because I’m not used to lip products being labeled as waterproof. You usually only see this when it comes to mascaras. Of course I had to test it out right away, so I put the lip product on and put my face under a tap. The things I do for reviews… Lol! Just kidding. No, but I really did put my head in the sink and poured water all over my face. So, how did my little experiment go? The lipstick really did stay on, but it felt quite waxy after and also didn’t look too pretty. It was very patchy and just ewww.

The shade that I own is ‘Peach on the Beach’, and even though I’m totally in love with the formulation, I don’t think I’ll be able to wear it during the summer. It looked great on me a month or so ago, but now that I’m getting more tanned, it doesn’t really suit me anymore. I wish I was able to swatch all the shades before I ended up purchasing this one, because I would probably go for something less orangey pink. I got it in France and they didn’t have one single tester! You couldn’t even see how the colours looked like in person, because every single product had its own cardboard/plastic packaging. Quite annoying to be honest. Are makeup products sold like that where you live as well? We just have them on stands and there are usually always testers, so you can swatch you life away!


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36 Comments

  1. Emma Matthews
    June 6, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    Oooh lovely colour! Such a great review – thank you for sharing!Emma xhttp://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Sandra
      June 6, 2013 / 3:20 pm

      Thank you for reading! 🙂

  2. Fatalna Si
    June 6, 2013 / 2:21 pm

    Nice, ful lepa barva!

  3. sleepandwater
    June 6, 2013 / 2:30 pm

    We normally have testers as well, I'd hate to buy blind! I've never come across this product but it looks very promising, especially since I usually love what Bourjois come up with! Thanks for the dedication to your blog by doing that water test 😉

  4. Tjaša
    June 6, 2013 / 2:30 pm

    pri nas ga nii?:-( kok pa stane?

    • Sandra
      June 6, 2013 / 3:24 pm

      Ne mislim, da jih pri nas (še) nimajo. Je pa v Franciji bil pri novih produktih, tako da upam, da pridejo kmalu. Bi rada še kakšno barvo kupila. Po pravici povedano se ne splomnim koliko sem dala, sem pa šla na francosko spletno stran od Bourjois pogledat in piše da so 11,50€.

  5. Mateja
    June 6, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    Ah, jaz sem pa mislila, da so že pri nas. Že mesec nazaj sem jih videla na francoski Bourjois spletni strani in so šli takoj na moj wishlist. No, upam da to pride k nam 🙂

    • Sandra
      June 6, 2013 / 3:25 pm

      Tudi jaz! Bi rada še eno al pa dve barvi. 😀

  6. Maja
    June 6, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    Lušna stvar… A je pr nas na voljo? 🙂

    • Sandra
      June 6, 2013 / 3:25 pm

      Mislim, da zaenkrat še ne. Vsaj jaz jih nisem še videla…

  7. Deja
    June 6, 2013 / 3:59 pm

    Zakaj tega danes nisem vidla v mullerju? Barva je fulll lepa! Moram naslednjič počekirat :)super post!

    • Sandra
      June 7, 2013 / 9:34 am

      Mislim, da jih pri nas še ni…

  8. Anonymous
    June 6, 2013 / 4:11 pm

    I really don't like that about shops in France although I think in Sephora you can swatch as much as you want!

    • Sandra
      June 7, 2013 / 9:34 am

      Oh, yeah, Sephora is awesome!

  9. Gita
    June 6, 2013 / 4:16 pm

    Na začetku branja sem se že čist napalila – sem mislila, da jih majo tud že pri nas :/. Bomo pa še mal počakal. Zgleda pa res ful lušno, bom definitivno nabavla. Tenks for rivju ;)!xx

  10. Jana
    June 6, 2013 / 4:35 pm

    Uau lepa barva:)

  11. sweetaholic-beauty
    June 6, 2013 / 5:40 pm

    I really love that colour! xx

  12. Sanja
    June 6, 2013 / 6:44 pm

    Krasna barva, komaj čakam, da pridejo še k nam 🙂

  13. Dilan Dilir
    June 6, 2013 / 6:48 pm

    the colour is beautiful 🙂

  14. Nonchalant Rebel
    June 6, 2013 / 7:08 pm

    Love the colorX Mounia

  15. Elena
    June 6, 2013 / 7:32 pm

    And to answer your question: Here in Finland, most of the time make up is sold with testers available. I think testers are a little disgusting though, but I usually test them on my hand.

    • Sandra
      June 7, 2013 / 9:36 am

      Yeah, they can be pretty disgusting here to. I would never let them near my face! I find it disgusting when I see women putting the lipstick testers on their lips! Ewww.

  16. Elissa Hudson
    June 6, 2013 / 8:15 pm

    I very nearly bought this today but wanted to wait til I'd read a review. Will definitely be getting one now 🙂 xwww.styleaffix.com

  17. Elex
    June 6, 2013 / 9:30 pm

    That's such a gorgeous color. I wonder if they have this brand in the states? I've never heard of it before!

    • Sandra
      June 7, 2013 / 9:37 am

      You don't have it there? It's such a shame. I love this brand!

  18. Photo-Jenn-ic
    June 7, 2013 / 7:05 am

    I've not seen these before, I love this colour though, I might have to try it out, but I'm now worried it wont look right with tanned skin. Will have to see Photo-Jenn-icx

  19. Anonymous
    June 7, 2013 / 7:15 am

    Thank you for this great post and review Ms. Sandra! 🙂 I love the color pay off! So adorable and lovely!

  20. BBeauty Shades
    June 7, 2013 / 4:52 pm

    I think in some European countries makeup is sold like that without tester specially if you buy it in the supermarket

  21. NicNacks Nails
    June 7, 2013 / 7:34 pm

    That's such a gorgeous color! I am liking the Revlon stain sticks very similar to this. I actually like it more than my chubby stick!

  22. Niina - It seems pretty obvious.
    June 8, 2013 / 9:24 am

    This looks so pretty, I love the color! I would love to try this because I really like the chubby sticks. Thanks for the review! And I hope that you're having a great weekend!

  23. Beth
    June 8, 2013 / 8:20 pm

    This is a lovely colour 🙂 I really liked the Revlon balm stains but I might have to try this 🙂 xx

  24. MissGreenEyes
    June 9, 2013 / 1:44 pm

    Haha I love that you tested the waterproof claim in the sink! That's a gorgeous colour and it looks really pretty.

  25. With love, Ana.
    June 9, 2013 / 2:00 pm

    Wau kakšna čudovita barva! <3

  26. IZZI
    June 11, 2013 / 8:58 pm

    I just purchased this colour too 🙂 I've written a review as well, I'm loving this colour for summer! xizzisaur.blogspot.co.uk

  27. S.M.
    September 21, 2013 / 4:19 pm

    i didn't tried Clinique ones, but I'm loving this so far!Bourjois Color Boost Lipstick Review | Girl's temptationsxx

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