I popped into Superdrug to buy a hair oil and ended up in the makeup isle, as we all probably do. :) Bourjois has some new releases so I could not resist and grabbed a few things to try.
1st of all is the new Bourjois Colorband 2 in 1 Eyeshadow & Liner. These are the usual eyeshadow stick that work as both eyeshadow or eyeliner. They are waterproof, smudge proof and are supposed to last 24h. There are 6 colours available but I only picked up the shade 03 Beige Minimalist, because it's a shade I still didn't have in my cream eyeshadow collection. It's a beautiful golden / champagne colour, which reminds me a lot of Mac All that Glitters (one of my all time favourite eyeshadows). I like wearing it as a base or just in my inner corner as a highlighter. It's nice! And it does last all day on me, without creasing. I do wish it was more pigmented, though. I don't know if it's only this particular shade, as it's very light, but I found I had to go over my lid with it quite a few times to get enough colour pay off. But once it's on, it looks great paired with a darker colour on the outter V or crease. Also, I think the darker shades are more pigmented as I swatched them in store and they looked lovely. Am I wowed though? Not really. For budget options, I still prefer Kiko eyeshadow sticks.
The other release I picked up is the Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque. This is a liquid lipstick with a glossy finish. Comes in 8 beautiful shades. I picked up the colour 02 Rosé on the Rocks, which is a gorgeous pinky nude, the lightest one of the bunch. It's nice but again, I'm not wowed by it. I love the colour, it feels soft on the lips (without being sticky) and smells lovely, like candy. Unfortunately, it's not as opaque as I'd expect from a liquid lipstick and therefore, doesn't last long enough. If I eat, I have to reapply it immediately. Plus it leaves a subtle but weird taste in my mouth. Has anyone else noticed the same? Overall, I'm not impressed.
|Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque in 02 Rosé on the Rocks|
|Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 10 Don't Pink of It|
|L to R: Bourjois Aqua Laque in Rosé on the Rocks, Velvet in Don't Pink of It & Colorband in Beige Minimalist|
Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts on them? X
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