Review: Bourjois Effect 3D Lipgloss in 48 Rose Romantic

I’ve had a little bit of a love for lipgloss going on lately – I used to absolutely hate it due to the stickiness that comes along with most, but it’s actually set me on a little mission to find gorgeous shades that aren’t sticky.

I re-stumbled across the Bourjois Effect 3D Lipgloss in 48 Rose Romantic in Superdrug yesterday – I say ‘re-stumbled’ as I actually used this gloss on my boyfriend’s sister for her wedding make up! It looked beautiful on her, so I was tempted to try it out myself.

Bourjois Effect 3D Lipgloss in 48 Rose Romantic

I have many a pink lipgloss and really wanted to try out a shade I haven’t used before. I liked the dusky pink shade of Rose Romantic, and even though the £7.69 price tag put me off a little, I popped it into my shopping basket.

Bourjois Effect 3D Lipgloss in 48 Rose Romantic

I’m usually quite a fan of the doe foot applicator for lipglosses – it does the job well and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it right? Well, I have to disagree with myself there…I love the brush applicator that comes with the gloss!

Bourjois Effect 3D Lipgloss in 48 Rose Romantic

There is a slight tickly feeling when applying the gloss with the brush but I got over it quite quickly. I also found it was very precise and stopped the gloss from spreading to areas you don’t want it to go – for example, over the sides, which is not a good look!

Bourjois Effect 3D Lipgloss in 48 Rose Romantic

I rarely give a perfect review of a product but this comes very close! I adore how it looks on the lips and guess what? No stickiness! Not even a hint! It feels moisturising and soft on the lips, which is exactly what I want from a lipgloss. Top marks all round!

One slight criticism is that it doesn’t plump the lips noticeable, which is good for me as I hate it, but could be annoying for those wishing to achieve that effect.

Have you used any of the Bourjois Effect 3D lipglosses? What do you think?

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. hannah
    March 10, 2012 / 11:57 am

    oh wow, that looks gorgeous!! shame about the price though 🙂 xx

  2. Sian
    March 10, 2012 / 1:12 pm

    Hi chyaz, I thought I’d ask you this since you work for simple: have they ever thought of creating a foam body wash? I think this would be a great gentle wash for people with dry skin? Thanks x

  3. March 12, 2012 / 2:15 am

    It looks so pretty! 😀 I’m sad that Bourjois isn’t sold in the US. 🙁

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