A BOURJOIS MAKEUP LOOK AND REVIEW








Hello lovelies!

So welcome to the first 'Makeup Monday' post of the year! This is a little new series I'm starting this year where, you guessed it, I'll be talking about makeup every Monday! This week I'm talking about Bourjois, as I was sent a bunch of their products in a VoxBox to test out. If you have any requests for products you'd like me to review or looks you'd like me to create, then let me know! 


BOURJOIS HEALTHY MIX FOUNDATION IN '57 BRONZE' & CONCEALER IN '53 DARK' - £9.99, £8.99*

So I was actually rather surprised by how much I liked this foundation, since I have only ever used high-end foundations. It's a very natural finish, not matte but not particularly dewy; I'd say they've nailed it by marketing it as a foundation with a 'healthy' finish. It sits very comfortably on the skin and very easy to blend. The main difference I notice between this and my higher end foundation is the lasting power. I find around the 5/6 hour mark it starts to get a little oily, and settles into my smile lines particularly. Of course this isn't something that can't be solved by a little blotting and powdering, but it's something to bare in mind. 

My main criticism though, is the age old one of a very limited shade range. There's only one shade darker than mine, and considering that I am basically in the middle of the shade range at Fenty (which from now on will be the standard by which I hold all foundation ranges!), this is clearly severely lacking and very disappointing. From what I can gather this is a fairly cult foundation that has been available for ages, so you would expect a fuller range by now. The concealer has an even more limited shade selection with only 3 shades. So, this really isn't a range for everyone, and in a world where Fenty caters for all, I'd sooner recommend that than this! 


BOURJOIS SMOKY STORIES QUAD EYESHADOW PALETTE IN 'BRILLIANT PRUNETTE' - £7.99*

The eyeshadows were as I expected, they worked, and I could create a pretty look with them, but they were nowhere near as good as my high end shadows. I found that the shadows had to be built up quite a bit for the colour payoff I wanted, although I was rather surprised and pleased that there wasn't too much fallout. Overall though, I wouldn't buy another quad from this range; I'd much rather save up for a higher end palette, or, if you're looking for a drugstore alternative, I'd recommend the makeup revolution shadows, which are around £4 for a 12 shadow palette (cheaper than this Bourjois one and much better in my opinion!) If you're wanting to try these they currently have them on sale at Feel Unique for £3.49, in lots of different colour combinations, and I think for that price, they're worth a try!


BOURJOIS BLUSHER IN '34 ROSE D'OR' - £6.49*

The blusher I thought was pretty; a nice colour payoff and a shade I think would suit everyone. I didn't have to apply too much and I didn't find that it faded all that much throughout the day. I do think it's slightly overpriced though, seeing as I'm a big fan of the Natural Collection blushes, ('Peach Melba' has been my jam since I discovered makeup!) and they're only £1.99! This blush is currently on sale at Feel Unique for £3.49 if you're interested in trying it though! 


BOURJOIS METALLIC LIP CREAM IN '100' - £7.99*

So the purpose of providing the VoxBoxes was to promote the new 'Metallic Lip Cream' release. I was sent three shades, a gold shade, a more nude shade, and a hot fuchsia. The gold one I have put into the giveaway, (which ends today btw! See my tweet on details to enter!), the hot pink I gifted to my sister, and the nude one I have on here! These are very creamy and pigmented, surprisingly pigmented in fact. They apply very evenly, and overall I was impressed with the quality. It's difficult for me to say too much about these, however, as these really aren't something I would usually wear. Metallics are rather tricky to wear and so I can't see me getting much use out of these, but you never know!

So, there's my review! There's a few hits and misses. I think the jury is still out on this one. Have you guys used any of these products? What do you think about them? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,
Bisous <3

Eva
xxx

Please note that whilst this post is not sponsored, all items marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly gifted to me by Influenster UK. Some links are affiliate. As always all thoughts, opinions and creative direction are my own; please refer to my 'contact' page for my full disclaimer.

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