This week I saw this beautiful eyeshadow by Bourjois and just fell in love.
I think it’s a limited edition.
I tried to google to see if I could find it’s name but there seems to be no online reference so number #18 it is.
It forms part of the new “Little Round Pot” range.
“Bourjois has used the revolutionary “baked technology” since 1863 to give its eyeshadows an ultra soft, light and easy-to-blend formula. Dont be shy, apply as much colour as you want for a luminous result.” – Bourjois
A nice thing about this eyeshadow is that it’s made from up to 80% minerals.
I like the packaging, it’s cute and girlie and has a magnet to snap shut the lid. Since this shade is ultra shimmery the plastic casing which perfectly matches also contains a slight shimmer. Even though I don’t really collect single’s this does make it easier to find in a mass of cosmetics. I find it very appealing. It also came with a little applicator brush but to be honest I threw it away because I prefer to use my own brush set.
As I mentioned earlier the website states that its made with up to “80% minerals” and it’s also “Paraben free” so if that’s something your conscious of that’s awesome. It is also “Hypoallergenic” (Contains fewer allergens) and “Fragrance free” which is great for sensitive eyes. Perfume in products is one of the worst skin irritants.
* I don’t mind my products containing Parabens since Esterase III in keratinocytes is a skin enzyme that completely hydrolyses topically applied parabens This means that our skin will not absorb a topically applied paraben. In addition, Parabens are occur in our food naturally… (You can read my full article about Parabens here.)
APPLICATION / SWATCH
Since this is a product that can be used both “Wet” and “Dry” I thought id show you a swatch for both.
L-R: Wet – Dry.
When doing my own makeup I’ve always applied this eyeshadow “Dry” so when I did this swatch I was really surprised how nice the finish is when “Wet“. Also when I rubbed my hands the “Wet” application held on to my skin with less fallout… When I next do my makeup I will HAVE to apply it “Wet” so I can see how it blends and lasts.
Dare I say that when applied “Wet” it could dupe for Chanel’s “Ombre D’illusion” or Givenchy’s new “Ombre Couture” cream eyeshadow?
When applied “Dry” it has a beautiful dispersed shimmer which I love layering up with my Naked3 shadows (especially under “Liar”). Although it does tend to have a little fall out during the day. I love that it blends beautifully with any shadow I’ve tried to team it up with.
I have only had this eyeshadow for a few days and it’s the first eyeshadow purchase from Bourjois in years! (p.s – I really like their liquid liners) Mainly as I prefer duos/quads/palettes over singles which tend to get lost in my kit. I have really been happy with this product, it was also reasonably priced at about 8euros. I love to layer it under my eyeshadow to give it just a pop of shimmer.
I love shimmer.
I don’t think this is a product I would use on it’s own.
I think since its 1.5g I should have quite a long love affair with this colour as a little really goes a long way.
There is a little fall out so I think it deserves a 3/5.
Maybe If I use it wet it would get a higher rating? I will need to try it out and report back 😉
I really like the look of the Bourjois blushers… However, they are also rather shimmery which for winter I don’t like but maybe it will look good with a slightly sunkissed tan?
Are you coveting any Bourjois products in your collection?
Love Steph x