Cheap Thrills: j’adore

boujois rouge velvet lipstick shade 07

After my brief financial misdemeanour the other week (see unicorn boots, here) it brings me great joy to show you two very cheap and cheerful things that might just brighten up your wintery day.

First, the “j’adore” t-shirt from Boohoo at ASOS*, which is a tenner. (Actually cheaper if you’re reading this while the OCTOBER code is still working – 20% off anything and everything, by the looks of it. So if you did fancy that amazing Bella Freud Star Shirt* from last week’s fashion post then now is the time!)

boujois rouge velvet lipstick shade 07

And to go with the t-shirt, a lipstick in the brightest, punchiest red. This is the Rouge Velvet Lipstick in shade 07 (Joli Carmin’ois) from Bourjois, £8.99 here*. The texture is so light and smooth, it glides on like a dream but then sets instantly into a perfect matte finish. Doesn’t budge, doesn’t smudge, just sits there being all pigmented and striking.

bourjois rouge velvet lipstick 07 review

Possibly not the best lipstick texture if you suffer from dry or chapped lips, but if yours are generally in good working order (like a used Volkswagon Golf!) then you’ll most likely appreciate the longevity that comes with this budget-friendly lipstick. I haven’t tried any other shades, I’m afraid, because I was instantly drawn to the orange-red tone of this one, but there seems to be a lovely selection..


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