Hello girls here is my BOURJOIS EFFET 3D MAX LIPGLOSS review!
Since it is past midnight, and my typing is becoming more and more questionable sans the wonderful invention that is spell check, I will try and keep this bit short.
I must begin by saying how pleasantly surprised I was by the pigmentation of these glosses, but I don’t know what compelled me to buy so many colours because I don’t typically use lip glosses all that often.
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polybutene, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Bis-Digylceryl, Polyacyladipate-2, Diethylhexyl Adipate, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Phenoxyethanol, CI 15850 Red 7, Hexylene Glycol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Mica, Silica, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Various Colours.
What it claims: Bourjois Effect 3D Max Lip Gloss has a smoothing formula enriched with shine micro-activators and an innovative volumising applicator with reservoirs for maximum shine from the first application. Each shade contains a touch of dewy pink for a fresh look and a touch of shimmer for an enhanced, shiny result. (Bourjois.co.uk)
Other than the odd curved shape of the tube, the only other design thing worth mentioning is the rather unusual spatula/paddle like wand (far right). The plastic paddle has indentations in the middle which is designed specifically holds more product, and so it is almost impossible to apply in the traditional windshield wiper motion without grossly overloading the lips with gloss. There is quite a steep learning curve for these wands; to use the plastic spatula to its full advantage one must pat it onto the lips to distribute the gloss. I don’t think these are a vast improvement from the tiny brushes for the Bourjois Effet 3D lip glosses (3rd from the left
61 Rosé Acidulé is a milky peachy pink with sparkle/shimmer.
62 Rose Gold is a pinky beige with golden sparkle/shimmer.
63 Rose Éclat is a light mauve pink with sparkle/shimmer
64 Framboise Ardent is a reddish rose with sparkle/shimmer.
65 Cassis Pétillant is a deep sangria red with sparkle/shimmer.
68 Brun Étincelant is a caramel brown with sparkle/shimmer.
The six shades are all rich in pigmentation (even on my pigmented lips), and I like that even a sheer layer can achieve some opaqueness that other lip glosses do not give. I was initially quite weary of the volume of sparkly iridescent shimmer/glitter present in all the shades (perhaps except Rosé Acidulé which has noticeably less than the others), but they don’t feel chunky or compromise the texture of the lip glosses in any way as I had expected. The sparkles certainly enhance the overall shine of the glosses, but they are distributed evenly enough to not be overbearing.
The formula has fairly a slick texture, and doesn’t feel in any way tacky or uncomfortable on the lips. It also has a very sweet sherbet scent (a type of powdered sugar sweet available in the UK) which I quite like. What I don’t like about the lip gloss, however, is that it is a bit too slick, and if I happen to over apply (which happens more often than not with the spatula wand) I can taste the gloss in my mouth, and believe me when I say it doesn’t taste as good as it smells. This is the only reason why I do not reach for these glosses.