Monday, 29 November 2010

Little Round Pots...

Good news. Remember in a previous Bourjois post I mentioned how disappointed I was with the pot eye shadows? Well, they have only gone an improved their formula and now they are beautifully pigmented with a softer texture, hypoallergenic, paraben and fragrance free.

There are 22 shades and here are most of them swatched. There are 4 illuminating shades, 4 on trend shades, 8 sculpting shades and 6 glittery shades.


I attended a Bourjois blogger event on Saturday where we had the gorgeous Cassie Lomas demonstrate a couple of looks for us using the little round pot eye shadows. I will always attend the Bourjois events purely because of my love for 10hr sleep effect foundation. On another note, Cassie Lomas is launching her Makeup academy in Manchester which opens in January 2011. *Sigh* I wish it was in London, nevertheless I would love to do a weekend course with her.



The new eye shadows have the date of which Bourjois was founded, 1863! The glitter shades are easy to differentiate from the others as the lid has sparkles on them.

We got to personally pick 8 little round pots from the 22 shades, here are the ones I chose...


I have swatched them dry and wet, some of them need to be wet to achieve more intensity but overall they are very pigmented. The only downside is some of the glitter shades get a little powdery, but nothing too annoying. I love all the shades I picked!

The paler shades!


The darker shades!


My 3 favourites are 04, 08 and 74.
  • 08 Beige rose delicate - The shimmery cream shade is the most pigmented and striking for me, it's great for all over the lid on it's own or a great highlight.
  • 74 Brun profund with blue accents - The plummy brown shade which speaks for itself.
  • 04 Noir precieux: with a purple tinge - The intense purple which leans towards black. The best way to use this one is wet as the metallic finish is so stunning.


Below I used 08 all over my lid and as a highlight, I used 04 wet as a liner and lightly dusted a bit of 93 in the crease.


Next time you are at a Bourjois counter swatch 08 and surprise yourself!

Next on my Bourjois wishlist is the beautiful vintage packaging, I am hoping they will release a collection which goes back to their roots!


What's your favourite little round pot from Bourjois?

Disclaimer:
Products mentioned were provided for review purposes, I was not paid and I am not affiliated with the brand. honest opinion as ALWAYS!

44 comments:

Hannah said...

I felt the same as you, I had no idea they have now been reformulated. I think I'm going to buy the retro blue in your first photo. :)

Meowcake said...

I tried them all in store and wasn't that impressed. I bought #10 though. Colour isn't pigmented :( but as it's got gold/yellow/white glitter in it, it's great for just making the eyes sparkle. Also brilliant brightener. #11 looks amazing, may have to try that one!

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Meeta said...

I have never really been taken with their little round pots but I have the old no.4 e/s which I like the colour of but hardly use so I will definitely check out the new formulas as your swatches look lovely.

Ella Pretty said...

For some reason, this brand doesn't usually appeal to me at all. However - the shadows look really gorgeous swatched - especially the second picture - I love the 3 pinky/champagne shadows in the middle row.

Love the eye make up look you created - the 04 shadow looks amazing as a liner.

cbsg5861 said...

I love Bourjois! I've practically grown up with their little round pots of blush, lol!

Great and informative review, as always ;)

xx

Vikki-GabrielleWorld said...

I really like 74

I too would love to see bourjois revert back to its vintage packaging

Vikki @ Vikki-Gabrielle World Blogspot

xx

xXMaNdAXx said...

i love the dark green one but i've never tried it wet!! it's such a good idea and I think the colour would look more vibrant. I'll try it for sure xoxo

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Sugarpuff said...

lovely colours, that is good to hear as the single eyecolours were always too hard so you struggled to get any product on your brush, but their old trio selection used to have a fantastic formula so looking forward to trying these!

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Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up said...

I didn't think the "old" ones I have are that bad. Maybe it was just me..
I love the emerald green and all the purples of course.
Great swatches.
XXXX

Asiya said...

What a coincidence, just last night I was contemplating how I need a shimmery cream base.

I don't know about the formulation, but i have noticed from your previous posts that their shades seem very flattering.

communicatingbeauty said...

some of these colours look absolutely gorgeous. i've never tried any of them before, but i think i might give them a go :) x

Cydonian said...

That blue in the center of the first swatch pic is AMAZING, wow! Some of the other colours are so nice too... I may have to look into these!

Computergirl said...

Ooo these look great. So pigmnted. I have a few but will chck out some of the new ones! Thanks x

Tali said...

I wish theyd reformulate the blushes too. A lot of people I know break out using them. I dont but I do notice they apply patchy!! xx

Kaushal - BeautyFulfilled said...

The three favourite colours of yours look so well together :)

Kaushal xx

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Marisa said...

The neutral colors are gorgeous!

Sami said...

The swatch for 08 looks really good! I previously brought an eyeshadow from boujoir and the pigmentation was really bad, so i'm glad they've decided to rethink the formulation

Karen said...

I love the look of these, thank god it's payday tomorrow so I can have a looksee :)
LovelyGirlieBits

Mimi said...

Oh I am so glad the have a new more pigmented formula!I remember buying 5 or 6 of them and ended up so disapointed that i just gave them away:(Now I will try them again:)
Thanks for the post:***

andrea said...

apparently they do not sell Bourjois in the US any more :(
so sad!! But it was nice reading your post and wishing I could shop for some little round pots myself... :)

Ms. Givens said...

Great swatch pics. I have never tried this brand.

lajolielavie said...

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Perfectly Unordinary said...

These all look amazing!! I wasn't impressed with these eyeshadows in the past, but I'll have to revise my decision!

gyc said...

08 is also my favourite! such a pretty shade.

StellieStellina said...

thank God they finally did something about their pigmentation - I gave up on them a long time ago as they had no pigment and had way too much talc in them and just went all funny and hard. Will be checking these out now, good to have some more good drugstore products!x

glamour rouge said...

Love the look of number 11 & 74.
There vintage collection looks so pretty!

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Chic Geek (Devs) said...

these colors look so pretty!

Get Gawjus! said...

gorgeous! I am going to get number 8 now :)

ellamarie84 said...

Ooo that num. 8 is LOVELY! I've actually never purchased anything from Bourjois except a lipbalm..crazy, right? Such beautiful colors, I'm going to take a closer look next time I go to Ulta :)

EllysMakeupbag said...

I bought my first Bourjois blush when i was 15 and always used them, i was never a fan of the eyeshadows tho !

Pyxiee said...

Such an informative post. Thank you. I saw these in Boots and had a little swatch. You have sold me on 08 now and I think I might get another colour too =)

Sher said...

they look pretty&ur FOTD is beautiful as always,i have one lilac one,a light baby blue and dark green one cant remember their names but I love them will check out 8

Miss LV said...

love number 08, think I might have a look online for that one now...

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EllysMakeupbag said...

I cannot wait to try the improved formula, i remember as a teenager to always use their mascaras and blushers !

Orla xx said...

the neutral colours you have swatched remind me of the Urban Decay Naked Palette, they're gorgeous xx

Lauren x said...

I might have to purchase number 11 so pretty, i tried one a couple of years ago but didn't rate it that much. :)

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Tanya said...

Great review.

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likeSamantha said...

I absolutely love the round pots from Bourjois ♥

They are great pigmented!

I like the special designed pots and always wait for the LEs

Nilufar said...

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makeup Barbie said...

Wow, incredible pigmentation :)

Pop! Makeup said...

Always the blushes. Love them. I've only got a couple of the eyeshadows though, interesting to hear they have reformulated.

Alexandra Marie said...

Dying to try these colors. Love them all! Now following :)

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