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Bourjois is one of my fav make up ranges. I love to treat myself to a bit of bourjois evey now and again.
I love adding shimmer to my eyes to make them sparkle and make my eyes bright. for me this is the only shimmering eye shadow that i have found that gives me the sparkle that have been looking for.
I brought this eyeshadow some time ago but amazingly i still have some left. considering i have dropped it or knocked it over.I use this eye shadow quite alot. esspecially going on a night out with the girls.
I have the bronze shimmer eye shadow which brightens my eyes as soon as i apply it. I normally put on a light colour eye shadow on first and then i just sweap the shimmer dust across my lash line and it makes my eyes really stand out and shimmery. It really lasts along time i have still had it on after a night out.
This bourjois shimmering eyeshadow dust is really light it and really easy to use. it has its own built in eye shadow brush that fits inside the eye shadow pot, just like a nail polish with the brush inside. The lid is a see through screw top which keeps the shimmer dust nice and secure.
I brought this eyeshadow from boots a fair while ago and it cost me about 6.95 and it was well worth the money as i still have some left. Its lasting a very long time.
I am a bit of a make up queen and always have to try everything even if im only going to use it once and it ends up at the bottom of my make up bag.
These are loose eye shadows in a little pot (bit like a nail polish pot) with an eyeshadow applicator inside. The lid just screws off and you then take out the applicator.
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I really like these eye shadows a lot because they are so easy to use, they dont make a mess in your make up bag which also makes them perfect for taking out just incase something happens and you do need a touch up. There are some really nice colours to choose from, just a few are silver, brown, blue and purple. Some of the shades even go together, I use the light purple/pinky one and the dark mauve one.
Some of the colours look at bit load but they can all be toned down and adapted to suit you. They go on really shimmery and sparkly , nice for parties. A small amount also goes a long way so it will last you a while and a small amount also makes a big difference.
Because it is a loose powder when applying it to the eye a lot falls off the brush onto you cheek so it is best to either do you foundation after so the powder can be wiped off with a wipe or, like me, use a tissue or cloth and hold it under your eye while applying to catch the dust.
Another downside is that you can not be very precise with the application because the brush is soft you can not get a good line.
Overall a really good eyeshadow if you can be botherd to catch the dust!
I absolutely love the Bourjois range of eye make-up but I usually stick to their mascara's having had a less than perfect experience with one of this range's powder eye shadows before but this one caught my eye when I was just looking really in my local Superdrug.
I think the fact that it had it's own little applicator and looked quite pretty attracted me to it, I'm sick of having spare applicators making a huge mess in my make up bag so I thought this would be the perfect solution to my problem. Anyway I got my first chance to try it out a few weeks ago when I went to my works Xmas do and I wanted a bit of sparkle to help get me in the Christmas mood.
I had settled on the Bleu Electrolyse shade of this eyeshadow mainly because it matched the dress I had chosen to wear that evening but I believe there is another 6 shades available now ranging from pinks, whites & browns.
Anyway I pulled of the little perspex top for a closer inspection of the liquid. I'm no sure what I was expecting but I thought the consistency would be a lot thinner and more runny than it was, however it wasn't to thick and I got the exact amount I needed on the sponge applicator quite easily.
I felt really odd when it came to putting it onto my eyes though sort of like I was covering my eyelids in lipgloss but it was going on okay and it looked pretty good so I didnt concern myself with it. When I left the house it looked amazing, shiny without being to glittery or over the top and it looked just as good as any powder eyeshadow I have ever tried so overall I was pretty happy with the results.
Unfortunately my happiness was short lived.
FAST FORWARD 2 HOURS.....
After arriving at the party and having a few drinks I went to the toilet to check if my make-up needed topping up. And when I looked in the mirror I was not impressed. The glitter from my eyeshadow had somehow got all over my lips, cheeks, forehead basically all over my face, everywhere that is except my eyelids. It had faded off my eyes so much so that you couldn't tell I had any on and my eyelids looked more than a little bit greasy. I was very disappointed because the immediate results looked so great, I should have known it was to good to be true!
Ive just read through a few other reviews on this product and everyone seems to generally love it so I must be the exception to the rule maybe I have weird skin or something! This made me look like a glittery mess, a BRIGHT BLUE glittery mess at that kind of like a smurf lol. It didnt give me the classy evening look I was looking for in fact it made me look like a 3 year old who's been messing with their moms make up case! I wont be trying anymore Bourjois eye shadows because the two I have tried left me feeling very disappointed and it has put me off trying anymore. To sum up, DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!
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For some reason, the idea of liquid eyeshadow really excited me, so when I heard about this product I rushed out to buy it, as I am a fan of Bourjois makeup anyway. Their products are of a high quality I feel, and not overly pricey for the luxurious feel of their make up.
The eyeshadow comes in a little clear pot, with a bright metallic sticker declaring the name of the product. To apply, you unscrew the lid and then have to remove the little applicator, which is a bit unusual and I'm not sure there is much point in this. The pot is a good idea though, as it prevents spillage.
As a liquid, I expected the shadow to take ages to dry, but actually it is very impressive, drying in just a few seconds. Also, as it a liquid, it is not prone to creasing as powder shadows are and this stays on all evening, which is great. It comes in a range of colours, from gold, to silver, to blue. But beware! The colours are VERY bright. I have the electric blue colour and I fear I look a bit like a circus performer in it, so don't wear it a lot. This is a shame, as it is a very good shadow in terms of staying power etc, but feel it is a bit bold for me, and is definitely only an evening shadow. And it's pricey: around £6.99 for a 8.5ml pot.
I find Bourjois make-up to be one of the best on the market.
This shimmering eye shadow leaves a striking and glimmering mark on your eye, it can blended with another colour but is a little awquard and is easily applied with the applicator, and comes in a variety of colours. Normally i don't use water based eyeshadows as they are very slow to dry and can leave a crease on your eyelid, but have found this to dry very quickly and doesn't feel heavy or thick when dry.
I prefer a very striking look which i can easily gain with this product, leaving a pearly appearance, but you can also create a slightly more subtle effect, which means you can use it for a day look or for when your out on the town, which is a bonus.
It comes in a clear bottle which means you can see how much you have left, however i do find that it is sometimes hard to get the last bit out of the bottom, which really frustrates me.
Is is defently a product that should be tried
Although I love Bourjois' mascaras and eyeliners, I never buy their eyeshadows or blushes as they seem to be baked and so have that hard, shiney, hard-to-pick up texture that requires a lot of work. That said, I did recently pick up a few of their "Shimmering Shine Liquid Eyeshadows" as they looked original and unlike any thing else I had seen before. Available in mostly neutral shades with a few brights, they retail at around six pounds if I recall correctly. (I'm unable to check at the moment as Boots.com doesn't seem to stock it).
The "Shimmering Shine Liquid Eyeshadows" is an 'innovative water based product' that 'amplifeyes the brilliance of pearlized pigments' to 'multiply thier shine'. It claims to provide an incredibly fresh and light sensation and to dry quickly for a non-sticky and crease resistant finish. The patented applicator promises an easy, precise result to 'suit your every mood'.
They are packaged in a small, clear plastic tub with a lid that unscews to reveal the handle of the brush. You pull the handle and a thin, spongey brush is revealed. Since the packaging is clear you can see the amount of product left and know when you need to repurchase :-)
According to the official Bourjois website there are 8 different shades: Molecule D'Or 31 (a pale gold), Brun Magnetique 32 (neutral brown-taupe - my favourite!), Beige Metallique 33 (pale shimmering beige), Rose Acier 34 (a cool toned mauvey type colour), Gris Platine 35 (cool toned grey blue), Bleu Electrolyse 36 (a bright turquoise shot blue), Blanc Chrome 37 (sheer silvery white) and Rose Electron 38 (a brighter pink shade).
To apply I either use the brush included, which is probably the most effective applicator I have used that comes with a product - most of the time they are tiny sponge tips that I can't stand. This brush adds a nice, fine line of shadow to the lid, probably about 5-6mm wide, great if you just want a pop of colour on the lower lid. If you use a larger brush you can cover larger areas of the lid quicker, but it's definately not a necessity as you can achieve the same effect with the built in brush and a little patience.
Once on I find that I have to smudge the edges immediately or I am left with a harsh line. When you smudge it the colour fades slightly, but if you're just blending the edges then it doesn't really matter as it looks nice :-)
They really do have a highly metallic, wet look finish which is something I have never been able to achieve before. Most creme shadows tend to stay damp looking and settle into the crease of my eye even with a good base, but "Shimmering Shine" doesn't! It almost looks like foiled metal, lovely!
They stay on all day for me, though I have to be extra careful not the rub my eyes as it can flake slightly if touched. The only other problem is that because they are liquid, they will harbour bacteria a lot more than powder products, but as long as you chuck them if you get any kind of eye infection and take notice of the shelf life, then it will be fine.
Overall I love them! Truly live up to the promises and I have never seen a liquid eyeshadow that performs this well.
I am very fond of the Bourjois brand as I have always found it to be of good quality and their products tend to give a more dramatic effect. During one of my failed attempts at Christmas shopping I found myself browsing the Bourjois stand in Boots. I decided to treat myself to a couple of their new products. One of these was the Shimmering Shine Liquid Eye shadow. There were eight different shades to choose from, all of which were metallic looking to give the shimmering shine effect.
I chose the "Rose Acier" colour, which is a very pale pink/lilac colour which has a metallic shimmer to it. The pot looks similar to a small nail varnish bottle and I couldn't help but think it looked cute!! My little 8.5ml pot set me back £6.99 although as I brought it alongside another Bourjois product I did get a free gift of some lip colour thing!
The Shimmering Shine Liquid Eye shadow is water based and the adverts claim that it dries fast, is non sticky and crease resistant. As you take the lid of the pot you then need to pull out the stick applicator. At first I thought this was an odd design but it actually works well as the applicator allows you more control over the effect you want and the pot design prevents accidental spillage if you knock it over. As you pull out the stick applicator and apply it to your eye lid it does feel very wet and cold and makes you wonder if it will ever dry! Shockingly it dries within a couple of seconds and feels light and as if you aren't wearing any eye shadow at all. This surprised me as I expected it to feel thick and heavy.
Once dried the eye shadow really does live up to its name. It has a real shimmering shine effect and highlights your eyes well. I was a bit worried as I like to apply black liquid eyeliner before my eye shadow, and was convinced that being so wet this eye shadow would smudge and ruin my already applied eyeliner! However, this was not the case at all. As long as my eyeliner is dry, applying this eye shadow over the top is no problem. It actually gives a really nice effect.
Although the eye shadow appeared to have dried well I was convinced that it would crease like many other liquid and even some powder eye shadows do. Again, I was pleasantly surprised. I can put this eye shadow on in the morning and as long as I don't rub my eyes too much then it is still there when I get home late afternoon and without a single crease!! I have found it particularly suited for nights out as it gives a dazzling, bold look.I am very impressed with this product and am actually going to invest in another shade as I like it so much. I am allergic to so many make up items so when I find one that does not give me an allergic reaction it usually lets me down in other ways, yet with this it hits all the criteria!
Summary of the good points:
- Bold, pearly, shimmering colour
- Long lasting
- Dries quickly and feels light and gentle
- Does not give me an allergic reaction
- Well designed pot and applicator making application easy and precise
- Does not crease (stays looking perfect!)
- Does not smudge eyeliner if applied over the top
- Range of eight pearly colours
- Long lasting as you do not need to apply loads.
Summary of the not so good points:
- Not cheap
- Shimmering shine may be too bold for some people.
So overall I am made up with this product, although it was fairly expensive I think it is worth every penny for its quality alone. It is now my favourite and most regularly used eye shadow. Five stars from me and 100% recommendation.
Fantastic stuff. I can only rave about this stuff. It is great that it comes with its own little brush so you can take it with you out of the house and not think about carrying a spare brush. Also the fact that the lid SCREWS on as opposed to having a stupied little clip with snaps and then lets the whole lot deposit itself in your bag is pretty good.
I have a green one and a pink one, and the colours are great. They are quite pricy but I have had mine a good few years now and there is still quite a bit left. I probably wear them twice a month.
The applicator brush is funneled into dabbing a little bit of the powder onto the bristles and then you can apply. I would always advise though tapping a little excess off. The brush is a good shape and you can quite accurately apply the shadow.
it is quite long lasting but may need a sweep after a couple of hours just to even out again.
I have raided my makeup bag and decided to write some reviews on the brands that i use / have used.
I brought this eyeshadow about 1 year ago in Croydon for £4.00 from a discount / accessories shop on George Street.
I like light / sparkly eyeshadows and this looked great when i used the brush (that forms part of the plastic screw top lid) to put a bit on the back of my hand.
I have to say thats the only time i have liked it, the day i brought it! The brush grabs lots of the loose particles and 'dumps' them on your eyelids. The powder has the tendency to fall onto your cheeks and under your eyes!
The powder does look good when it is applied, however because it has such a light texture it creases quite easily and tends to disappear after a few hours wear.
You do get a lot of powder for your money, but its not worth it if you need to reapply it every few hours!
I don't wear much eye make up, but fancied trying some new eyeshadow for the Christmas party season. I usually buy Boots No 7 make up but had been very disappointed with their eye shadows as they crease and didn't last well. Browsing in my local Boots I noticed the Bourjois stand. I have never tried Bourjois before and would probably have ignored the stand on this occasion expect for the fact that I had a £2 money off voucher for any Bourjois purchase.
I was intrigued by the make up on offer and spent an enjoyable 20 minutes trying all the testers before finally concentrating on finding the perfect eye shadow. I was attracted to a row of small nail varnish sized bottles with attractive Perspex tops. The writing on the pot announced that this was shimmering shine liquid eye shadow. On unscrewing the lid of the tester I loved the look of the little sponge applicator. With 7 shades to chose from I was spoilt for choice but finally decided on beige metallique.
I could hardly wait to get home to try out my new purchase. I like the fact that the applicator is attached separately from the lid. Simply pull out the stopper containing the sponge applictor. The eye shadow is really easy to apply and glides on smoothly. I wasn't sure what to expect from a liquid eye shadow, but it isn't at all runny or sticky.
Boujois say and I quote- this is a water based formula that amplifies the brilliance of the pearlised pigments to multiply the shine. The eye shadow does shine and has a pearly look that I really love. The colour is perfect for me too.
Overall I really love this eye shadow. It is easy to apply, doesn't crease and stays on for hours without the need to reapply. It looks great for eveningwear as the shine makes it look special. I paid £6.99 for a 8.5 ml pot. Boots are still giving a £2 voucher for every £5 you spent in store that can be used against any Boujois makeup.
Innovative water-based formula amplifies the brilliance of pearlized pigments to multiply their shine /