Thursday, 13 June 2013

Bourjois Effet 3D Max Lipgloss Review (Rosé acidulé, Peche shiny)

Bourjois Effet 3D Max Lipgloss Review

Hi lovelies~!

Today I want to review my current lipgloss obsession, the Bourjois Effet 3D Max Lipglosses. 

These babies have a high shine formula (containing a touch of dewy pink, and a touch of shimmer), with protective emollients for smooth and soft lips. I rarely wear lipglosses because I just can't stand any stickiness, so I'm happy I was able to find these Bourjois ones. I find them really comfortable to wear, and they also give my lips a plump and juicy appearance~

Bourjois Effet 3D Max Lipgloss Review


These Bourjois lipglosses come packaged in curved plastic tubes, with a gradient effect where the bottom half of the packaging correlates to the colour of the lipgloss inside. 

The most interesting thing about the packaging is the applicator inside. It's not the standard doe foot applicator, but instead a flexible plastic spatula. It has a curved shape, a bit similar to a spoon! This applicator shape supposedly allows for a more generous application on the lips as it can pick up more lipgloss, and it also allows for a more even application. 

I personally don't mind the applicator, but it was a bit troublesome to use at first because it does scoop up more lipgloss than a regular doefoot applicator. 


I really like this formula - though not entirely non-sticky, it is a lot less sticky, and more comfortable to wear compared to other lipglosses I've tried in the past. I think it feels more hydrating rather than sticky on the lips, so it doesn't dry out my lips at all. 

Lasting power I would say is 2 to 2.5 hours, but less if eating or drinking.

Bourjois Effet 3D Max Lipgloss Review
Top - Peche shiny
Bottom - Rosé acidulé

Pigmentation wise - the two I have are not that pigmented on the lips, as I chose more natural colours. Though one is pink and the other more peachy, they actually both appear nearly identical on my pigmented lips. It may also be because all the lipglosses, no matter the colour, actually contains a bit of 'dewy pink' in the formula. 

Bourjois Effet 3D Max Lipgloss Review
Peche shiny on the lips
Notice the very fine shimmers

Scent-wise, I also really dislike lipglosses that have a strong or artificial candy scent. These Bourjois lipglosses do have a bit of a sweet scent, but thankfully one that's not very overpowering, and which I rarely notice when applying. 

Bourjois Effet 3D Max Lipgloss Review
Wearing Rosé acidulé

The Effet 3D Max lipglosses are fantastic for shiny, pouty lips, and I really love how non-sticky and non-drying they feel on me. They're my handbag staple!

At $22 per lipgloss, they are a bit pricey for those on a budget, however I definitely recommend trying these when Bourjois has a good sale or GWP promo on. I definitely think they're worth it! 

Hands up if you're a lipgloss girl :)

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  1. wow, the applicator does look pretty unique and interesting and indeed my first time seeing such applicator~ Its nice that it is a lot less sticky as most lipgloss are like sticky to hell (#cannot flip hair cuz' hair always stuck on lips#lolz) It is so nice that it feels hydrating too and wow the shade is so pretty! I loved it~ too bad we dont have bourjois here, can i cry?lolz, BTW, you look great on the selca and lovely hair color =) pretty ^_~

  2. Lovely color, the shimmering and the gloss is FAB!

  3. For some reason, I thought the name was Bonjour and I kept reading it as that until the end ^_^;;

    That applicator does look like it scoops out a lot of the lip gloss, as seen in your picture where you show us the colours on your arm...but it does look like it'd be easy to spread onto your lips.

  4. This looks sooo good on you :)

  5. Wow, this looks so shiny and juicy on the lips! *A* I've never tried this brand before, so I'm going to have to keep an eye out for it. o: Love how it looks on you!

  6. looking pretty as always ^_^
    I'm not much of a lipgloss girl :( but loving the color on these :D
    i love how they are starting to make lipglosses more hydrating rather than oily!
    xoxo- jill

  7. wow $22 for a lip gloss? that's expensive T.T
    but they look gorgeous on you :D

  8. I like wearing lip glosses during warmer seasons, and these look great. Can't wait to try them out. But yeah, Bourjois products can be a bit pricey (like everything in Australia) and I found these on Life & Looks for $9. They charge for shipping but it's only $3-$5 for small parcels. Still cheaper than buying them here :( even on sale.


  9. The lipgloss in Peche Shiny was one of my first lip purchases from Bourjois and I loved it. The shade was so flattering and it wasn't too sticky. Really like how plump and shiny your lips look~

  10. loooks perfect on you *_* thanks for sharing :3

  11. These make your lips look soo plump!
    I used to be a huge lip gloss hog when I first started collecting makeup. I feel like I've been ignoring them now. :(~

  12. The applicator's quite interesting, but I think doefoot applicators work just as well, lol.
    Hehe, and the stickiness is the main reason I've avoided lip glosses till now! I hope Bourjois becomes more widely available soon >_<

    Thanks Janet ^^

  13. Thanks Mei! Yes, the gloss is lovely and best of all, not sticky ^^

  14. Haha, well Bourjois is a French brand anyway so Bonjour is close enough ^_^

  15. I am loving the shine of these ^^
    Thanks Junjun~!

  16. I know! Makeup in Australia gets marked up so much T_T
    Lucky I got these on sale for $10 ^^
    Thanks Pam!

  17. Bourjois is so pricey in store! I always wait for a good sale ^^

    Thanks for the tip, I'll check out that site next time I need some more glosses!

  18. You look so cute and the shade suits you so well! ^^

  19. I'm more of a lip stain person haha but I do know that Bourjois has great products and this one seems great! This shade is really pretty too!

  20. nondrying and nonsticky are two very important things i look for in glosses!! :) A bit expensive i agree, but it sounds worth it! you look really pretty here in the photo. love your hair dear <3


  21. Peche shiny is such a wearable shade ^^

  22. Hehe, I was the opposite, I just couldn't stand lipgloss when I first started out! But I guess it was just because I hadn't tried any nice ones yet ^^

  23. The more Bourjois products I try, the more I like the brand ^^
    Thanks for reading!

  24. Yes definitely!
    Hehe, thanks Joyce ^^

  25. Mishka Z Lawrence20 June 2013 at 15:36

    Great review! I'm a big Max Factor fan! I tried out the Max Factor Max Effect Lip Gloss about a month ago and I am so happy with the results! Have you tried it? You can check out my review below


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