The Spring 2015 launches from Bourjois are absolutely wonderful, with something to cover all the main beauty elements; there are new lip shades, new eye crayons and liners and a new face powder too.
I’ll start with the most exciting arrival which is the new Bourjois Colorband 2-in-1 Eyeshadow and Liners. There are six shades to launch that are mostly neutral leaning, but the Mauve Baroque shade is a lovely purpley nude that I personally really like as I’m always happy to welcome nude with a twist colours for eyes.
You’ll have to excuse my swatches as I managed to chip off the top of the black (Noir Abstrait) shade so I had to get another swatch which I’ve tagged on to the end, hence the change in lighting. These Colorband pencils are creamy and very easy to use, yet once they’re in place they do not budge – great if you’re prone to oily lids. The shades in the swatches above from left to right are Rose Fauviste, Mauve Baroque, Beige Minimaliste, Brun Dadaiste, Gris Graffiti and Noir Abstrait tagged on to the end. These are chubby style, so you can line and smudge or use as full coverage eyeshadows, making them quite the steal at £5.99 a go here – link.
Next are the new shades of the popular Colorboost Lip Crayons, of which there are three; Proudly Naked – a slightly pink-leaning nude that’s extremely wearable, Sweet Macchiato – a muted brick red and Pinking of It – a deeper, rose pink shade that, rather predictably, is my favourite of the three, although surprisingly I love Proudly Naked too. The original shade line-up of the Colorboost Lip Crayons were mostly brights, so I like the fact that they’ve added some more muted shades, especially as these will work really well alongside the metallic nudes in the Colorband eyeshadows. These are £7.99 each here – link.
There are two new liners being added to the family. It’s worth noting that Bourjois have a reputation for producing some of the very best, budget-friendly liners available, so if you’re a bit crap with an eyeliner (over here!) but would like to try and rectify this, Bourjois is your go-to brand for becoming a cat-flick queen. The two new additions are the Liner Pinceau in Ultra Black which is, as the shade name suggests, a seriously black shade in liquid form that has has a lovely fine liner brush and is £6.99 here – link. Next is my favourite of the two, the Liner Stylo in Ultra Black which is a smooth, creamy pencil that performs all your main liner duties and smudges like a dream. It’s £5.99 here – link.
Last we come to the base products which are the very exciting new Silk Edition Compact Powders. Firstly, let’s give some love to the ridiculous handy compact style that allows for all sorts of fancy mirror positioning, making it a godsend for eyeliner and false lash application as you can position it exactly where you need it to peer down into for either of those tricky tasks. The powder itself is an almost creamy, slightly diffusing powder that’ll suit anyone who hates a cakey finish, but can’t go without something to set their make-up. It doesn’t show up any dryness either, plus it adds a touch of additional coverage making it ideal for all skin types. It’s £9.99 here – link.
Quite the collection, don’t you think? Bourjois are currently on 3for2 at Boots, so if you’ve seen a few items you like the look of then now’s the time to get stuck in.
Love the look of the eye crayons. Bourjois do some amazing products, especially for the price point. Don’t think I have ever bought a dud from them xx
They’re amazing, aren’t they? The crayons are fab – they do not budge xx
Thank you for this post!
Do you have a favourite eyeshadow pencil brand? I’m trying to decide between GOSH, KIKO,
Bourjois and perhaps Rimmel. I also have oily lids. Many thanks!
I’d say GOSH or Bourjois – Kiko are good too but they’re quite creamy so not great on oily lids. I think I prefer the colour selection of Bourjois too xx
Thank you so much for your response! I did swatch a couple of the Bourjois ones yesterday and was seriously impressed with their staying power. I will pick some of them up on my way home today. 🙂
No probs Kat 🙂 The staying power is truly impressive – once they’re in place they do not budge! xx