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Bourjois Pastel Lumiere Eyeshadow
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Bourjois Pastel Lumiere Eyeshadow
Date: 06/10/09, updated on 06/10/09 (51 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use, lovely dinky packaging
I own loads and loads of eyeshadows! I seriously own stacks of them and as my Mother is always quick to point out 'Melanie you only own one set of eyes' lol so it's something I don't really buy at the moment cos I don't need to! However I don't know about other ladies on here but the other day I was in town and I was getting myself a new outfit to go out with the bf in for a nice meal. I treated myself to a new dress and then spiralled out of control buying shoes, then I needed a bag and somehow I convinced myself that I needed new make up! I guess I'm a typical woman when push comes to shove lol.
So I went off to Boots clutching my Advantage card and debit card knowing I was about to face a sting financially. Now I use the Bourjois Dream Mousse Blush and I'm pretty faithful to it. I simply love it so knowing the sort of colour I wanted eyeshadow wise I headed straight to the Bourjois counter. Not only because I expect their offerings to be good but I'm not blind on here and see how much you lot rate this eyeshadow! At £5.86 a 'pot' I decided that wasn't a bad price for the look and weight of the eyeshadow and it was exactly the colour I wanted so into my basket it went with a load of other make up (I didn't need lol).
Well the eyeshadow comes in a round flip open plastic pot the same colour as your chosen colour and as far as I'm aware there are only 8 colours to chose from. Personally I opted for 'Ambre' which is a pearly apricot sort of colour. On the top of the pot I'm told what it is and the colour is stated and on the underside the weight is stated which is 2.5g and that's it really. It is a nice little colour coordinated product though with it's gold writing and little gold push button to open it with and it's sturdy and robust. There is a little sponge applicator in there too which again is robust and easy to use and there is a mirror inside the lid.
This is simply a breeze to use and is really excellent quality. Usually I don't like the given applicators in products and am very quick to bin them but this is really handy and with the mirror as well is a great product to keep on you in your bag 'just in case'.
You can use this in a couple of ways and there was a small leaflet in mine telling me basically I can use it wet or dry and doing it either way is fine by me!
When using it dry it comes off on to your brush or applicator with ease. If you touch the eyeshadow it feels silky to the touch and when sweeping it onto the eyes it goes on as it feels..like silk. It's easy to blend, to build up colour intensity and and I have experienced no flecking of powder where I don't want it. It gives a pearlessent effect without looking like a metallic finish and of course contains no glitter to give this effect which in my mind makes it suitable for any age of female to wear! It lasts on the eyes all day till you come to remove it, giving no irritation or a heavy feel, it doesn't transfer and when you come to removing it......just use your usual make up removal method. Easy!
Using it moist builds up the colour pigmentation and gives it more of a shimmery effect. All ou do is moisten your brush or applicator and sweep it over the colour and blend it on the eyes. Again it's very easy and just cos I've dipped a moist brush into my powder doesn't muck it up and again all you do is sweep it over the eyes. Again the colour lasts all day, is easy to remove the lot.
A very easy to use eyeshadow that really does look nice on. They blend well with other none Bourjois eyeshadows too and basically give a very nice last lasting professional look to the eyes. I shall definitely be purchasing more of these in the future!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Summary: A lovely eyeshadow!