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New Pencil Shadows From Bourjois

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Bourjois Colorband 2-in-1 Eyeshadow & Liner

Bourjois have just released new pencil eye shadows and it's all very exciting! I'm a big lover of this type of product. You know those ones where you can just slap it on, blend and go. So when I spotted them in Boots I knew they would be coming home with me. But with so many great budget, cream shadows out there, how did these guys stand up?

These are officially called the Bourjois Colorband 2-in-1 Eyeshadow & Liner and there are 6 shades available in the collection. I, stereo-typically, went for the wearable brown shade called Brun Dadasite (don't ask me to pronounce that) and it's a ubiquitous mid-toned, warmish, shimmery brown. But there are a few other nice shades including a nude and mauve that I could be persuaded to try.

I must say that there are things I liked about this and things I disliked. I loved the colour as it really was pigmented and looked gorgeous on the eyes. I am a big fan of the pencil so that was another plus for me. It just makes it so easy to apply and throw into your handbag for on the go application. I also can't dispute Bourjois' claims that this stuff is a long lasting waterproof formula that "won't crease, smudge or fade". The eyeshadow really did stick around and look great on my eyes for a long time. I even swatched it on my hand and found that I needed a good scrub to remove it.

One annoyance though is how well it blends. Usually with cream shadows they blend like a dream but this just was a bit of a pain. I found I had to work quite hard to soften the edges and get a perfect blended look. It's definitely not one for smudging in with your fingers. I had some serious windscreen wiper action going on with my brush.

Blending issues aside, these are really nice and super affordable at €7.99. You can't really go wrong having a mess around with them. I don't think they are the best cream eyeshadows out there. For my money Maybelline and Kiko just do it better. But they are pretty good, cheap and easy to find so what's not to like?

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