Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Bourjois Smoky Stories Eyeshadow Quads in I Love Blue, Rock This Khaki, Over Rose & Good Nude


Bourjois recently moved away from their traditionally domed, baked eyeshadows by releasing these rather pretty Smoky Stories eyeshadow quads, which give you three satin shades and a smaller accent glitter shade.  There are eight colourways to choose from, including some rather lovely neutrals and some more jewel toned shades - nothing too bright, though, because these little palettes are all about moody, smoky eyes.

I Love Blue
I Love Blue

I Love Blue is actually not blue.  It's silver.  I wonder if mine is mislabelled, or whether the ever-so-slight blue tone to these pewtery shades is close enough as far as Bourjois thinks.

Over Rose
Over Rose

One of my favourites, Over Rose is a lovely combination of mauve-toned rose, pale pink, and a pink toned deep brown, with a matching pale pink / gold glitter.
Rock This Khaki
Rock This Khaki
Rock This Khaki is a pretty subtle take on khaki, and swatches much less green and much more olive than I thought it would.  


Good Nude
Good Nude
Finally, Good Nude, which has a lovely lavendar taupe (TAUPE!) as well as deeper browns, and a silvery glitter.

The satin shades are beautifully soft and blendable, and whilst there is a bit of crumbly fallout going on when you load up your brush, it doesn't fall onto the face.  The shades aren't matte, and aren't too shiny, having the slightest sheen, which looks pretty but still plenty appropriate for daytime.  Add the glitter in the mix, though, and you've got a very blingy eye on your hands - and unfortunately, you'll have very blingy cheeks, and a very blingy nose too.  The glitter shades are so fine and soft, they drop everywhere, making a giant glittery mess.  If you're keen on the glitter, apply your eye makeup before your foundation.

At a mere £7.99 each, these palettes are brilliant - they work well from day to night, the shades are well pigmented enough to be applied lightly or layered up for super smokiness, and they all blend beautifully.  Just be wary of the glitter!  Find them now at Boots.

Disclosure: PR sample

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2 comments:

  1. These look really good for a drugstore brand! I love the look of Good Nude and Over Rose

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict xx

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  2. Rock This Khaki looks very pretty!

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