When a bundle of Bagsy beauty products landed on my doorstep a couple of months ago, I was instantly enamoured by the beautiful packaging, quirky added extras and great product ideas the brand brought to the table. I featured one of their lip products on my Instagram feed a few weeks ago, but today I wanted to post a full review of this particular one on the blog. It’s the Bagsy Lip Velvet Matte Lip Colour in Rush Hour, and the minute I saw the description of the product I was intrigued…
Velvet is the kind of texture you just want to associate with your lips – matte is also a huge trend right now, and the combination of the two got my make up senses tingling. The tube itself is quite standard, but from the outside the colour of the product looked divine.
When it comes to lip products, my number one concern (even over the shade itself) is how well it applies and stays on your lips. There’s no point having the most beautiful lip colour in the world and having it smudge and smear all over your pout – it just doesn’t work. That’s why I was a little skeptical when I realised the Bagsy Lip Velvet has a doe foot applicator…it doesn’t scream ‘precision’ to me, but I was willing to give it a try!
I made sure my lips were not over-moisturised nor dry, and got to work applying the product. I was quite surprised at how sheer it was, but the layers I put on dried quickly and evenly, meaning it was easy to layer on without looking or feeling cakey.
I have to admit that I found the application tricky in terms of precision – the wand was just too difficult to control, and if the colour had been any bolder it would have looked pretty messy. However, the texture of the Lip Velvet lives up to its name – it’s a total dream. I wish this formula could be put into a lipstick (I have no idea how that would work, but a girl can dream right?!). For that reason alone I will definitely be using this again, only over a lipliner to make sure the edges of my lips don’t look feathered. What do you think of the shade?
I think the lipliner route is the way to go – I think this would look amazing on top of a darker red liner. The product retails for £12, which puts it at a higher price than I would have expected, but I do think the texture and formula is beautiful. I can’t wait to see what it will look like when I experiment a little more!