New from Bourjois



I'm not sure why but Bourjois usually isn't that much on my radar, however I've picked up a fair few things from them recently that I completely love! So I thought I'd do a brand focus/review/round-up type thing. This first part is all about their Colour Band and Colour Boost lines and the second part will focus on face and base products.


As regular readers will know, there are two things I can't get enough of: cream eyeshadows and sheer lip colours, so as you can imagine these new Bourjois releases were doing all of the things for me! If you spend £12 on Bourjois in Boots at the moment you get a free lip product so I took the opportunity to try the new Colour Band Eyeshadow & Liner Pencils in 02 and 03 (£5.99 each) as well as one of the new Colour Boost Lip Crayon shades in 08 (£7.99).


Let's start with the Colorband pencils; there aren't that many shades at the moment so I picked up two safe bets for me; a golden beige and a rich brown. They're both really lovely colours and aren't too glittery,  there's just a nice pearly sheen. I didn't find that Beige Minimaliste was that pigmented unfortunately, however it did give a nice, subtle wash of colour. Brun Dadaiste is a nice under eye liner or a base for a smokey neutral look. I did find that they 'set' quite quickly as the texture wasn't very creamy, making them hard to work with if you don't get blending fast. Overall they're nice and it's good to have something like this readily available on the high street, however I would pretty much always pick up the KIKO shadow sticks over these.

As for the Colorboost crayon I picked up, I've been wearing Sweet Macchiato quite a lot. It's an unusual muted berry-brown sort of colour for everyday wear. I wish there were more shades in the line to my taste, however at less than half the price of Clinique's Chubby Sticks I'm not complaining. It isn't long-lasting however that's pretty much a given with this type of product. I find that the sheen fades fairly quickly and you're left with a stain and then after a few hours it's gone. It's easy to wear and easy to re-apply so it's not a deal-breaker for me.

Overall, I definitely rate the Colorboost and will keep an eye out for some more shades. However the Colorband, I can take or leave.

Have you checked out these new Bourjois releases? What do you think of them?

 


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  1. I was just waiting to read a review on the Bourjois Color Band as they looked so enticing in Boots/Superdrug. I actually liked some of the subtle colours but I didn't know if it was pigmented or lasted long enough...Thanks for the review and yes, I am like you..Bourjois is not a brand I look at every time but they really have amazing products...xx

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    1. They're pretty long-lasting but just tricky to work with and not that pigmented :( xx

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  2. I've been meaning to try more from bourjois and those look really good! Thanks for the swatches ☺️
    http://dwyoul.blogspot.co.il/?m=1

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    1. Yeah they're a brand I need to check out more too xx

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  3. I am the same, I don't really have anything from Bourjois but I keep meaning to pick some bits up. Do like the look of the lip crayon as I really like the application on them. Might have to get myself to Boots soon :)

    Pams Stuff and Things
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    1. I'm a lip crayon convert I think! xx

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  4. I keep seeing these lovely little eye crayons in store, these are definitely the two shades I need to pick up!

    alice x | beautybyalicee | Bloglovin' | YouTube

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    1. Yeah they have a few cute shades, just maybe not for me personally! xx

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  5. I'm not the biggest fan of cream eye shadows but I was thinking of getting those but I might rather finally order the KIKO ones instead :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. The KIKO ones are incredible - you won't be disappointed :) xx

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  6. I saw the Bourjois eyeshadows this week and thought they looked pretty nice. Swatching them on my hand, however, I did find them a bit dry and thought they might be hard to work with. Not too fussed about the shades either, as they are a bit samey from all the other brands. Great and honest review. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. I know what you mean - the colours are nice but not revolutionary, I'm sure KIKO has the same ones! xx

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  7. Great review :) I do like the shades but I have some quite similar so I think they would be take or leave for me too xx

    Brenda BusyBee | Bella & Bear Pro Makeup Brush Set Giveaway

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    1. Yeah that's how I feel about them xx

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  8. That Colorboost looks like such a pretty colour! I've been meaning to try out some more products that are similar to Chubbysticks so I might have to check it out - I hear Revlon do good ones too xx

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    1. Yeah that's what I thought - I really like this shade and am on the lookout for more. Got some from Rimmel so maybe the Revlon can be next ;) xx

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  9. These are pretty. It makes me so sad that I can't get Bourjois anymore. I remember shopping the brand quite a bit when I lived in France many years ago (2003 - makes me feel old, lol). They had this glittery charcoal black single eye shadow that was my constant staple - I held on to it for years. Wonder if they still make it? :-)


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    1. Aww that's a shame! Maybe you can get them online haha xx

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  10. I haven't come across the pencils so far, the shades look good but shame about the formula! I do like the colour boost balms though so it's nice to see they've released some new shades :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. This is my first one so definitely looking to expand my collection! xx

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  11. Wow you picked up some lovely bits, Sweet Macchiato looks amazing. I haven’t tried any of their Colorboost pencils but definitely need to pick a couple up :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  12. I really love Bourjois, they are one of the better high street brands I find. Cant wait to try the pencils!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Yeah I need to stop overlooking them! xx

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  13. Bourjois always do some lovely products. I'm tempted to pick up a couple of these as the shades look so lovely.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. I definitely recommend trying a few of the lip crayons :) xx

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  14. Lovely shades! I don't buy many products from Bourjois either but I do love their 1 Seconde Volume Mascara. I think i'll give their lip crayons ago next time I spot them not sure on the Colour Band pencils though as I have some similar products I need to use first. Fab review!

    Roxie ♥
    http://thebeautifulbluebird.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I don't really tend to buy from Bourjois either, I love the Velvet Matte Lipsticks, but that's it, I think i'll definitely have to pick up a few more bits from the brand to test out myself! Thanks for sharing!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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    1. I've never tried those but I'll make sure to check them out next time! xx

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  16. I really like the Color Boost Lip Crayons - they are so cheap so reapplying isn't that big of a deal at all!

    jobrlw.blogspot.com x

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  17. 03 Beige Minimaliste is gorgeous! I haven't checked our Bourjois products in ages! x

    em // emandhan xo

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