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Monday, 30 September 2013

First Look: Bourjois Colour Edition 24H Eyeshadows

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Bourjois and consider them to be one of the best affordable brands on the High Street so I'm extremely excited to try out the new take on their legendary Little Round Pot. The brand celebrated their 150th birthday this year and it's also been the year where they have given us quite a few new launches, one of them being the new Colour Edition 24 Hour eyeshadows which are  a cream-to-powder formula and available in 6 shades.

There are a couple of other similar products now knocking about on the High Street, namely Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadows, so it was only a matter or time that Bourjois launched their own version of them and give the Maybelline ones a run for their money.


L-R: 02 Or Desir, 03 Petale de Glace and 05 Prune Nocturne

02 Or Desir - A metallic gold with a touch of light bronze
03 Petale de Glace - A soft glossy pink with pearly grey effects
05 Prune Nocturne - A brown base illuminated with purple tints


Swatches:
L-R: 02 Or Desir, 03 Petale de Glace, 05 Prune Nocturne

The eyeshadows aren't as pigmented as I thought they would be, the gold in particular is about 3 swipes of my finger in the pot, but they are very pretty and will get a lot of use during the autumn season. I'm trying to incorporate more berry tones in my makeup seeing as I was all about coral during summer so I'm most looking forward to trying out 05 Prune Nocturne as an all over lid shade or maybe just smudged in to the lower lash line with a couple of coats of mascara.

I can't comment on longevity just yet as I haven't had a chance to wear them out and about but I will get to grips with them during the week and will be sure to post an update on here as well as a few Instagram pics so make sure you're following me over there.

The other 3 shades in the range include:
01 Merveille d'Argent - An easy to wear silver
04 Kati Cheri - Metallic khaki with chic golden tints
06 Bleu Tenebreux - A dark blue, almost black, with a pearly finish

Priced at £6.99 each they will hardly break the bank so hold on to the few quid knocking around in your wallet for another week or so because they'll be in Boots and Superdrug in October.

I'm sure there will be a few comparison posts floating around soon putting these up against Maybelline, MAC and NARS so I look forward to seeing those and will be sure to tweet anything I see.

What do you think? Hit or miss?

Amrita xoxo

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25 stiletto lovers had something to say::

  1. These look like the Maybelline Colour Tattoos on first glance. Think these are slightly better colours though, bit more subtle!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. These definitely are more subtle but the Maybelline Colour Tattoos are slightly more long wearing because they're more pigmented. xx

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  2. The tones are lovely but they look a bit too sheer for me personally. I'll probably pick one up for comparison though!

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    1. They're nice if you want a light wash of colour but if you want something more build able and pigmented then I'd stick with the Maybelline Colour Tattoos or MAC Paint Pots. x

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  3. Prune Nocturne is dupe for Chanel Ebloui!

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    1. I've never tried the Chanel ones but if it's a dupe for that then I'm happy! Cheap and cheerful is always good :)

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  4. Hmm, was thinking about getting the Maybelline ones but these look, possibly, even better!

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    1. Not sure if they're better because the Maybelline ones are more pigmented but they're nice for a wash of colour :)

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  5. 150 years... I didn't realise it was that long! Lovely everyday shades.

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    1. I didn't think it had been around that long either but it's amazing how it's withstood all of that time while other brands haven't!

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