Bourjois is fast becoming my favorite brand though the prices are definitely on the higher side for a drugstore brand. But last month was my birthday and I splurged on pretty much everything I wanted. Bourjois Ombre à paupières eyeshadows were always on my wishlist and today I’m going to review a gorgeous shade numbered 02 which is a baked eyeshadow that can be used both wet and dry.
New silkier formula, new hot shades!
Bourjois has used the revolutionary “baked technology” since 1863 to
give its eyeshadows an ultra soft, light and easy-to-blend formula. Dont
be shy, apply as much colour as you want for a luminous result.
Rounded,colourful and smart compact cases, as precious as jewels! A unique
feminine design with integrated mirror and applicator for an easy
application anytime, anywhere. And… it respects your eyes.
Price: ₹ 445 for 1.5gms
Availability: Available at Bourjois Counters, Parcos stores and online on Medplusbeauty
Bourjois Ombre à paupières Eye Shadow 02 comes in an adorable little round compact packaging which is the same color as the eyeshadow itself. Due to the color coded packaging it is easier to locate a particular shade if you’re in a hurry or have a cluttered makeup stash like me :p It comes with a double ended sponge applicator and a tiny mirror inside which is great for touch ups. Overall, I’m really fond of the packaging and I find it super attractive,cute and travel friendly.
Shade 02 is an exquisite turquoise/peacock blue with slight shimmer and goes really well with ethnic attire. The shimmer is very fine and not very noticeable. I love doing a smokey look with it and at times I apply it as an eyeliner which adds a gorgeous pop of color to my eyes. When used wet it is a bit more blue and intense.
Bourjois Ombre à paupières 02 has a soft and smooth texture which blends like a dream. These are one of the best eyshadows I’ve used in terms of texture and staying power. It is a bit powdery despite having a hard surface(since its a baked eyeshadow) and results in a bit of fallout. Nothing major that will make you do up your eyes before your base and it can be easily removed with the help of a fan brush.
Baked eyeshadows are known for their pigmentation & staying power and Bourjois eyeshadows didn’t disappoint me unlike Lakme’s variant. I won’t say its intensely pigmented when used dry but you can get an opaque finish in 2-3 swipes. You get the true color and high pigmentation when used wet so just moist a synthetic eyeshadow brush to get the best out of the eyeshadow.
Bourjois Eyeshadow #2 has a decent staying power that stays put for about 3-4 hours after which it loses intensity and starts creasing. It has alot better staying power when used over a primer or wet.
Worth the price?
Bourjois eyeshadows are priced a bit higher compared to other single eyeshadow available in the market but I do think its worth it. They score well in all aspects and come in a huge variety of shades.
1) A beautiful turquoise blue which can be used in a number of ways
2) Can be used both dry and wet
3) Has a smooth and soft texture
4) Intensely pigmented when used wet
5) Long staying and does not crease for minimum 4 hours
6) Comes with an applicator and mirror which eases touch ups
7) Provides a huge variety of colors and finishes
1) Priced on the higher side
2) It isn’t easily available
HBM Recommendation:Bourjois Ombre à paupières Eye Shadow 02 is a beautiful turquoise shade which has a soft texture, is well pigmented and is long staying. It can also be used wet which gives a better pigmentation and longer staying power. The eyeshadow is a bit expensive but totally worth the price tag. Highly Recommended!
Have you used baked eyeshadows before? Which are your favorite shades from Bourjois Ombre à paupières collection? Do let us know below 🙂