Friday, 4 October 2013

Bourjois AW 2013 + Color Edition 24h Cream Eye Shadow Review


I’m all over the rich, muted tones of this week’s Autumnal releases by Bourjois. 

The highlight is a new formula for the brand: 24h eye shadows - cream-to-powder metallic formulas in six shades, of which I have three to share: 02 Or Désir, 03 Pétale de Glace and 05 Prune Nocturne.  Also above are 1 Seconde Nail Enamel in It's Raining Stars and a gorgeous new Color Boost Lip Crayon in Plum Russian. More of the latter another day; for now I want to focus on the eye colours.

I had high hopes for these as Bourjois’ cream blush releases were so impressive.  I expected the formula to be comparable to Maybelline Colour Tattoos, but these are a completely different category.  The slightly bouncy gel like texture reminds me of Chanel Illusion D’Ombres, though the finish on the eye is more sheer and less buildable - on a par with Clinique Lid Smoothies but longer lasting.


I must have taken 50 pics to try and capture the true colours of these. These three work beautifully together with Or Desir on the lid, Prune Nocturne in the crease and outer corner and Petale de Glace on the brow bone.  Prune Nocturne is my favourite of the three and the most unique.



  • Top - heavy finger swatches
  • Bottom left - brush swatches - this is more true to the colour achieved when applied all over the lid.
  • Bottom right - brush swatches with flash - the sparkle is quite fine and day-friendly, but there’s lots of it there and it really shows up under direct light.

If you’re after heavily pigmented cream shadows, Maybelline is your friend, but for an easy-to-wear, long lasting everyday eye - or base for deeper tones - I’m really enjoying these.

Bourjois Colour Edition 24h Cream Eye Shadows*, £6.99 each.  I wasn’t sure if these were available yet and after a quick browse I’m a little confused as this looks like them, but the colours and shade names are different? Anyone spotted them in-store?

Do you like the look of these?


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