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Sunday, 22 March 2015

NEW in from Bourjois

Bourjois Rouge Edition & Colorband

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 Aqua Laque in 02 Rosé on the Rocks
The last item I got is not a proper product release, but a new shade that was added to the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet line. I decided to finally give in to the hype and try it. I got the colour 10 Don't Pink of It, which is a pink again. The thing with these that stopped me from buying them until now is their horrible chemical smell. I really dislike it. The good news, though, is I stop noticing it right after I apply the product. 'Don't Pink of It' is a gorgeous pink that I think will be perfect for Spring / Summer. The formula is comfortable and I don't find it drying at all, which is great for a matte lipstick. It's also pretty long lasting. I'd say I get about 6-8h wear (through eating and drinking) before feeling the need to reapply. Pretty incredible!  
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 10 Don't Pink of It
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 10 Don't Pink of It
Boots has a 3 for 2 promotion on all makeup at the moment, so if you can get past the weird smell of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets, I'd definitely recommend giving them a try. I believe they've got around 3 new shades for this season and they all look lovely. If you're into cream eyeshadows, it might be worth trying the Colorband Eyeshadow & Liner Sticks but I would personally not bother with the new Aqua Laque, as there's nothing special or different about them. But that's just my opinion. :)
Bourjois Aqua Laque in Rosé on the Rocks, Velvet in Don't Pink of It & Colorband in Beige Minimalist
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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