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Bourjois Effet 3D Max Lipgloss 64 Framboise ardent - Review

What they claim: People with sensitive eyes, beware!
Bourjois pushes the limits of shine with Effet 3D Max lipgloss up to 33% more shine!*

* instrumental test against the main lipglosses on the market in 2008 (30 volunteers rated shine satisfaction over 3 weeks: 90% satisfaction)

Dazzling shine thanks to the smoothing formula with shine micro-activators.

The shine micro-activators form a flexible and ultra comfortable film: lips are smoothed and radiant with softly shimmering colours that enhance your smile

Bourjois added bonus* : the clever applicator !

Thanks to its reservoir areas, the applicator generously coats lips for an incredibly volumised pout. Its perforated area means both sides of the applicator evenly spread the formula. Lips are left beautifully smooth and defined with maximum volume.

* Registered design

A range of 6 radiant colours with varied effects
Each shade contains a touch of dewy pink for a fresh look and a touch of shimmer for an enhanced, shiny result.

And, it’s good for lips!

Smooth and soft lips: 77% protecting emollient agents.
Price: Rs. 460 for 6.5 ml (I got this close to 8 months back, prices have been raised now to 600!)

Use by: 18 months of opening

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.

1. Ok, this gloss claims a lot of things. But it does live up to most of them. It is one of the best glosses that I have tried. It is supershiney (almost looks like  molten glass), has tons of super fine shimmer.

2. This is so, so pigmented! I don't think I have any lipgloss as pigmented as this, it is almost like molten liquid lipstick. I really like pigmented lipglosses. I like this particular shade a lot, it always brigtens up my face.

3. I like the applicator, it does help coat the lips quite evenly with the gloss for a polished appearance. Plus it picks up quite a bit of gloss, so you don't have to keep dipping back into tube to coat lips evenly. But it does need a bit of practice to use. You need to pat this lipgloss onto your lips, not apply by spreading as you do with regular does footed applicators, or else you'll end up with too much lipgloss.

4. It never dries out my lips and lasts a good 3-4 hours, even through small meals!

5. They are not sticky, the texture is very smooth. 

1. The price, it was already little bit on the hefty side with 460 Rs, now it costs 600!

2. The gloss tends to spill over and accumulate at the neck of the bottle as you'll see in the image above. Plus the applicator is not to everyone's liking. It takes a while to get used to.

3. If you prefer sheer lipglosses to layer over lipsticks or otherwise, steer clear. This are highly pigmented. 

Will I re-purchase: Maybe just one more color in this range - a lighter pink.

I love how pigmented this lipgloss is, it feels super smooth & moisturising on the lips, is shiny like a new coin. Basically it is very close to being my perfect lip gloss. I only wish it were little bit cheaper or rather they had not hiked the prices so much, coz I really love this lipgloss!


  1. its great to know tat u love this. I have the same thing and I have proclaimed war against the applicator lol. other than that even I love the gloss a lot!!!

  2. Hi Tanveer, lovely color gloss. I never tried this 1 but your great review and the color tempts me :P Thanks :)

  3. it is awesome!!!..reminds me of some sexy lips :)

  4. Bow I know why people with sensitive eyes beware of it!! :)


  5. The color is quite nice but I like lipsticks more so will skip this one...600 bucks for gloss...naaahhh

  6. @IMW: LOL.. then how do you use it? Do you use another brush to apply it? I love this gloss yaar, I am such a gloss person & this is pretty much HG for me :)

    @BeautyDiva: If you like glosses then u will love this! No need to use lipstick under this, one swipe & you look all super dressy :)

    @Anamika: I am sure it'll look awesome on you!

    @Mara: I love it too! :)

    @Shoppingaholic: Bourjois always comes up with such super cheesy lines!

    @HD: Yea, this is a gloss girl's fantasy come true, and since you are lipstick person you will not understand the reason for all the fuss. :D I feel the same way for lipsticks & refuse to buy any lipstick that costs more than 500 bucks :P

  7. very nice review but i don't like dark shades...but I will check it soon.

  8. Like the swatch but I dont like too shiny gloses

  9. LOL at the claim its got..
    and thats a pretty intense color.. :)

  10. I love this gloss to bits! It's fantastic. Only thing is the smell. It's kinda weird, but fades after a while :)

  11. i like d color bt 600 for a gloss is tooo much !!

  12. LOVVVVLL Tanveer...Agreed I have not such limits set for lipsticks :)

  13. @Rakhshanda: :).. Yea, I have noticed you prefer pastel pinks more.

    @Aarthi: lol, I love it too

    @Sharon: Thks! Aww, I love super shiny glosses that look like liquid glass!

    @Belle: Yea, they do claim a lot! Yup, I think this is the darkest lip gloss in this range, the others are lighter.

    @Appu: I know! I love it too!

    @Bhumika: LOL, It is more expensive than Maybelline & lakme, but the quality also is much, much better. There is just no comparison. :)

    @HD :D :D..

  14. Its expensive but it seems worth for imp events- I'm sure it makes ur lips look expensive too!!
    Good review!!


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