“ Brand: Bourjois / Type: Eyeshadows / Suitable for: Eye „
When I first saw the Bourjois Effet De Nacre Wand Eyeshadow I was so excited by how gorgeous the bottle looked that I bought two! One was a light purple or mauve colour and the other was a pearly white.
The eyeshadow comes in a curvy tube that has a sort of hourglass style shape and reminds me of a curvy fifties or sixties style woman with a small waist! The tube is the same colour as the eyeshadow inside and the lid is a silver colour screw lid.
Attached to the inside of the lid is a wand with a sponge applicator on the end that is similar to some lip glosses. I think the packaging in general is very posh and expensive looking and would look lovely on anyone's dressing table or in a make-up bag.
The product is described on the bottle as 'No-Transfer Eyeshadow'. It is a creamy eyeshadow which is why it can be stored in a tube and applied with a sponge. However I have found that when I dip the sponge applicator in it is really difficult to get any cream on the wand at all. There appears to be very little in the bottle and this strikes me as a rip-off. If you swirl the wand around for a while then you can get a little eyeshadow on it eventually but it tend to be a few uneven globs rather than a proper coverage.
When you apply the eyeshadow it has a pearly finish but the colours are so pale and bland that it almost looks as though you are not wearing anything at all. Even after a couple of applications you can still only see a hint of shimmer.
Also due to the uneven coverage on the wand, you tend to get an uneven coverage on your eyelids too. Once applied the eyeshadow won't tend to smudge but it does gather in the lines of your eyelids.
I paid around £5 or £6 for each of these eyeshadows and it was a complete waste of money so I wouldn't recommend them to anyone.
Wand sponge applicator /