Friday, 18 October 2013

Bourjois Colour Edition 24h Eyeshadow


Let me ask you a question.  When was the last time you wished your eyeshadow had lasted a full 24 hours, instead of the paltry 12 hours that usually encompasses a day at work, a commute, and an evening before you remove your makeup?  For me, the answer is never.  Bourjois, though, have recently released a new eyeshadow which claims to last 24 hours - so evidently there are some people who want their shadow to last a full day.


Encased in heavy glass pots, these little cream to powder shadows are similar to the slew of long wearing, cream to powder shadows we've seen recently, from the likes of Maybelline, Estee Lauder, Kiko....


In the pot, they look a little one dimensional.  But swatched...

Left to right:  Bleu Tenebreux, Prune Nocturne, Kaki Cheri

Swatched, they have good pigmentation, and a lovely semi-metallic sparkly finish.  The blue shade, Bleu Tenebreux, is a little patchy, but with a little layering that's easily solved.  I was somewhat surprised to find that they translate quite sheerly to the eyes - the colour can be built up to whatever intensity you like, but the first swipe is somewhat subtle.  This is somewhat different to Maybelline's Colour Tattoo shadows, which are intensely opaque the second you apply then.

Kaki Cheri
Kaki Cheri
Wear wise, I didn't even try to test these for 24 hours.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that Kaki Cheri lasted a good six hours on me without primer before creasing, which is impressive - most cream shadows crease within an hour or so on my oily lids.  With primer, the colour looked freshly applied for around 14 hours or so.

For a mere £6.99, Bourjois' new cream-to-powder shadow is a bargain.  There are six shades to choose from, and you'll find them all at Boots.

Disclosure: PR sample

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4 comments:

  1. That's the one I fancy trying, it looks lovely on you :)

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    1. Thankyou! I wore the plum/brown one yesterday, it was also lovely :)

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  2. Love the kaki colour, 14 hours is very impressive! can’t wait to try this! xxx

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    1. 14 hours is very impressive indeed - particularly given my oily lids! Such a bargain too :)

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