Product Type: Bourjois makeup
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Bourjois pastel lumiere, C'est Magnifique!
Bourjois Pastel Lumiere Eyeshadow
Member Name: cezaweza
Bourjois Pastel Lumiere Eyeshadow
Advantages: Beautiful, shimmery colours, packaging so cute
Disadvantages: The Price
*Packaging & Price*
The packaging is really cute and gets full marks from me, very modern and stylish! Definetly my favourite packaging for eyeshadow and it looks really good in your make-up bag! The packaging is round and made of shimmery plastic which matches the colour of the eyeshadow inside. The size of the pot is aprox 2cm tall and 4.5cm in diameter. The writing along the top has the brand name and the number of the eyeshadow. The lid lifts up on a hinge by holding down the gold 'button' on the side of the lid. I've noticed that the gold writing doesn't wear off easily like on a lot of other packaging, which is a bonus. Inside the tub there is a brush and mirror in the lid. The eyeshadow is raised up in a concurve shape. It also comes with an applicator, it's small and made of clear plastic with a slight curve to it which I find is a good shape for holding as you can apply the shadow all over your eye with it.
The price is £5.75 (boots) which is a little high but definitely worth it. It may be worth while shopping around as you may be able to find it cheaper in the market place / bargain stores / ebay.
*Application & Product*
The eyeshadow has a really pretty shimmer to it. Inside the packaging it has a little piece of paper which says, 'Use a slightly wet brush to reveal the full intensity of the powder's pigments and shimmers for a vibrant result'.I bought this eyeshadow in two different colours.
The first colour I tried was No. 24, turquoise ensoleille. I would never dream of wearing an eyeshadow in this colour usually but the colour looked so pretty on the tub that I had to give it a go! I tried applying it dry first. The shadow looked quite pale and I didn't really like this. So then I tried it wet, and wow what a difference! My eyes looked shiny and fantastic and the colour really suited my colouring (dark blue eyes and blonde hair). The colour reminds me of a tropical beach and the sea. I wouldn't recommend this for everyday wear but it looks great to use when you are on holiday in a hot, sunny country!
The second eyeshadow in this range that I tried was No. 25. Argent. This is a shiny silver colour. When applying dry this shadow gives a subtle hint of colour to your lids which is pretty, really suits blue eyes and is ideal for everyday wear. When applying wet the colour looks a lot more intense and is perfect for partying / clubbing. When going out I usually apply it wet over my lids and then use a dry soft bristle brush to apply and blend it over the rest of my eye area.
I found that the eyeshadow generally managed to maintain its colour all day, but when applying it wet it lasted longer than dry. There were also no creases and hardly any smudges.
I am very impressed with this eyeshadow and will be buying more pots in a variety of colour. There are about 20 different colours to choose from so there is definetely something to suit everyone. They now also do blush pots in a similar style. The only drawback is the price is a bit much but they are definetely worth it if you can make your pot last. It can be worn in two different ways (wet and dry) meaning you can customise your look.
Summary: I can definitely recommend this