I was so excited last week to receive an unexpected parcel, inside was a pretty mesh bag containing the latest gorgeous offerings from one of my favourite makeup brands – Bourjois!
I thought I’d start off by showing you Bourjois’ new Colorband 2-in-1 Eyeshadow and Liner chunky pencils. They come in six lovely shades, and I have four of them –
- Noir Abstrait (black)
- Beige Minimal (champagne gold)
- Mauve (Metallic mauve)
- Grid Graffiti (Metallic grey)
The Colorband 2-in-1 Eyeshadow and Liners offer high pigmented colour that apparently lasts for an impressive 24 hours. Personally I’m not sure who would wear makeup for a whole 24 hours, but I definitely believe Bourjois when they say this stuff is super long lasting. The below arm swatches WOULD NOT COME OFF. I rubbed my arm till it was going red (admittedly I wasn’t at home so I was just using a baby wipe!) and there were still visible faint marks. This is kind of a good thing but if you’re wanting to try the darker shades of these pencils I’d highly recommend you have an awesome eye makeup remover at hand!
Anyway! These pencils really are beautiful. Apart from the stunning colour pallet, which has Spring written all over it, Bourjois have included some easy to wear shades such as Beige Minimal, a gorgeous shimmery champagne gold – which looks fantastic on blue eyes, and Mauve, which is almost a shimmery muted rose, it’s so pretty!
If you’d prefer a more intense look, Bourjois have thrown in a metallic grey shade, and the deepest blackest black you could ever ask for. As I said, the black shade is still clearly on my arm from where I swatched it (the mark of a beauty blogger!) but I haven’t tried this one on my eyes yet – I’ll be honest, I am a bit scared!! At this point I should also tell you, that out of everything I could have dropped on my cream carpet, I dropped the Noir Abstrait (black) Colorband Pencil – point down. GENIUS. I now have a big black mark on the carpet under my desk, which I’ve rubbed and managed to spread, and it looks like even Vanish won’t get it off, arrrgh! So yeah, just be warned that this pencil is super black and super long lasting!
Ok so I hope I haven’t put you off? I have tried the other shades on my eyes and I have to say that these pencils really are superb! They have a gorgeously soft and creamy texture that glides on like a dream. They’re really easy to use, and are ultra long lasting and waterproof too.
Just look at the swatches! How gorgeous are these colours!? I think it you’re a fan of the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows, or W7 Chunky Eyes Pencils you’ll really like these. They both have similar highly pigmented, metallic finishes to these pencils. I’m definitely going to try the black out soon on my eyes, wish me luck! 😀
The Bourjois Colorband 2-in-1Eyeshadow & Liners are £5.99 each at Boots.
So what do you think? I’d love to hear if you have any favourite Bourjois products? I hope you enjoyed my review! xxx
This post contains samples provided for review