Bourjois Rose Exclusif Lip Gloss 01 - Review

This lip gloss, I had heard, was going to launch in August 2010, but it seems to have already hit our shores. (I like :-) )

What it claims: A transparent lipgloss that self-adjusts into a unique personalized pink when applied to your lips. It adapts to the pH of your lips.

Price: Rs. 525 for 7.5 ml tube
Where: New Beauty Centre, Khar
1. This is a colorless gloss (no shimmer) that turns a real pretty pink on the lips. It keeps getting darker once applied over a period of 2 hours to turn hot pink finally. But it is very wearable bright cool toned pink. Like Barbie pink.
2. Quite long wearing. This lasted on my lips for a good 4-5 hours through lunch. It also leaves behind a nice pink tint.
3. Odourless & Tasteless to me.
1. This gloss is little bit sticky. Not very, but just a little bit. That probably is the reason why it lasts so long. But I don't find this stickiness untolerable. I am quite ok with it.
2. It is a bit pricy for a gloss - that too a fancy one.
They claim that this product is a different pink on everyone one. My suggestion is that when testing at the counter. Try it on the fingertips. On the back of my hand, it just turned a very light baby pink, but on the tips it was a bright pink.
How does this gloss change color: I am not sure about this, but from what I remember from my Microbiology days, there are chemicals that change color depending on the pH. We would use these in our analysis.
I think this gloss has some food-grade pH indicator that turns pink in acidic conditions (the pH of our skin is generally acidic). This indicator could also be temperature sensitive (lips tend to be warmer as the skin is thinner - blood flows more closely to the surface) aiding the change in color.
Swatches: Karamel Kouture Blog
Will I purchase this again: I have always been facinated by these pH dependent lip products. When I was younger I would get those white lip balms from my local store that kind of worked on the same principle. But I stopped after a while as they would turn too pink, plus I was not sure of the quality or ingredients. Bourjois as a company I trust, and I am happy I can now indulge in my teenage passion once again.
Have you tried pH changing lip products?


  1. sounds like a great product but I hope it doesnt turn out too pinkish on my lips..

  2. @Anamika: It is fun product. But this is quite pink. There is nothing subtle about this color. :)

  3. Let me check this out first :P don't want it turning into a bizarre pink on me :-/

    I love bourjois myself, have their mascara, blush etc. but their mineral foundation broke me out :(

  4. @Ki: Yea, you shd take a good look at it first. I have noticed that sometimes, some Bourjois products are targeted at fair skins. This is cool toned pink, with no peach or brown to warm it.

    I have their healthy mix foundation & concealor. I quite like them, plus their blushes are just amazing. I love the color selection.

  5. Totally agree with Ki - am scared of how the colour would turn out..and a bright pink would be atrocious on me! Fun product though :-)

  6. @Rads: Bourjois claims that the color varies as per pH. I don't think the pH of skin would vary with skin color - so there is no saying what color this would turn on your lips..

    Lots of companies have come out with similar prdts in past. I remember a few mnths ago Clarins came out with it too- some magic gloss, but it was LE and sold out before I cld get it :P

  7. No no..I know the pH wont change with my skin colour :P I think its unpredictable suppose I sipped Coke..that should alter the pH big time na..hehehehe..I am prone to makeup mishaps with normal products itself!!!

  8. @Rads: I thought about that too, you know, when purchasing it. What if you eat something acidic, & it becomes like purple or something.. LOL

    But then I realised that I won't be smearing my food all over my lips - so I bought it. Now I just hope my self-justification is right as I am quite a clumsy person at times :D :D

  9. woo that shade's quite a light and bright pink!

  10. hey tanveer post a pic of the shade on you.... :)

  11. wow, i am definitly trying out this product i love bright colours and i think the way it can change colour is kinda cool :p x

  12. I never tried this!! I would give it a shot if ever given a


  13. I am definitely going to buy this, off to NBC after work.

  14. I have heard alot of this product but like most jus not sure how it wud turn out on my lips...yeah and its a bit pricey for a lipgloss but thn its a unique product so that kind of explains it


  15. hmmm nice product, I am definitely going to buy this...lil bit expensive tanveer..isn't it?

  16. We don't get Bourjois in! A similar product will be Smashbox's O-Gloss which I do so love.

  17. Wow! I want!!! :P Sounds interesting. I have similar ones called Lip Ice....white stick but turns pink on lips


  18. ooooooo ,,, I WANT !!!!!!!

  19. Thanks for featuring my link here - love this product!

  20. I just tried this cos I got it in a goodie bag that came with a Bourjois purchase and it's quite amazing how it brings out the colour on your lips! I guess it's the "lip gloss" version of Dior's Lip Glow :)


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