Saturday, 2 August 2014

Bourjois Summer 2014: Bronze & Brights

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Bourjois has added to its Summer 2014 collection with an injection of bronze cheeks and bright eyes. Delice de Poudre can be used to bronze, sculpt and highlight, while Cream Blush Sun adds a sunkissed flush to cheeks. Bright eyeliners are the easiest way to add an injection of colour and Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof pencils deliver smooth application and long lasting wear.

CREAM BLUSH SUN

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I’ve really enjoyed wearing Cream Blush Sun in Pink Sunwear (shade 05), one of 3 Summery additions to the Bourjois Cream Blush range. While it’s warmer in tone than I’d normally choose for cheeks, it strikes a nice balance between blush and bronze - as the name suggests (negating the need for both) - and leaves a slight sheen on the skin.

DELICE DE POUDRE

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DELICE DE POUDRE DUO

Left (pinky) is a mix of the two shades in Delice de Poudre Duo Bronzing Powder & Highlighter (shade 55). On my  ring finger is the highlight shade, a cool cream with delicate pink sheen and on my middle finger is the darker bronze shade on its own. Although deeper than I’d normally go for, a mix of these work to warm my complexion if I’m wearing self tan and I really like the highlighter on its own.

DELICE DE POUDRE GOLD

On my forefinger is Delice de Poudre Gold Bronzing Powder (shade 54). This has enough depth for me to use it as an allover bronzer if I was a fan of the shimmery look (I’m not), but is best used as highlight for deeper skintones, on cheekbones, shoulders and décolleté. It’s velvety soft and very pigmented - a little goes a long way.

CONTOUR CLUBBING WATERPROOF EYELINER

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The Contour Clubbing Waterproof Eye pencils are my favourites of the new releases - I’ve been wearing Up & Brown on my upper lash line and a tiny bit of Blue Remix on the outer corners of my lower lash line. Up & Brown is a lovely cool toned metallic bronze-brown and Blue Remix, a bright metallic teal. The real stands outs are matte shades, Pink About You and Dynamint, with proper wow factor. I think Pink About You is best reserved to the young and smooth, but luckily it doubles up as a lipliner and does.not.budge. All of these have great lasting power - there is a reason I swatched them on paper and not my skin!

ON MY FACE

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In these pics I used Up & Brown to line my upper lids and Blue Remix on lower lids, softened with bronze eyeshadow (the blue is brighter but wearable when worn alone). On my cheeks is Delice de Poudre Duo Bronzing Powder & Highlighter (shade 55) and a little Sun Cream Blush (shade 05) on the apples of my cheeks. My lipstick is Aerin Rose Baume in Perfect Nude.

I haven’t been able to find all of these specific shades under one virtual roof, so you may need to shop around in-store. Bourjois is available online at Boots (3 for 2) or Superdrug.

Bourjois has been a favourite of mine for years and its products definitely rival more expensive brands. Are you a fan - and can you see yourself wearing pink eyeliner?

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