Back when I was a makeup crazy teen starting out in Asia on very strict pocket money from Mom & Dad, the only makeup that seemed to fit into my meagre savings were really rubbish drugstore brands and the intensity of the colours were so bad that I often resorted to crushing coloured chalk to use on my poor kid sister! Then one day I chanced upon Bourjois and it all changed! The baked domes of colour were such beautiful thing to look at and I spent whatever I could, often forfeiting food and for a tubby overweight kid, this is no easy feat!
So it is with great delight to be reunited with the range now and not only is it as good as I remember, it's gotten even better! The colour intensity is still there but better still, the prices are still amazing! For this quality, it's brilliant and I would expect to pay a lot more!
Intense Extrait Colour Shot Eyeshadow
I think I might have found the holy grail of black eyeshadows! As a makeup artist, I am often annoyed that black shadows don't come out as black as they should. With this range of 10 shades, these little paraben-free beauties come packed with up to 87% mineral pigments with incredible blendability! Have a look, I rarely swatch but it had to be done! And as with all Bourjois shadows, applying with a damp brush or applicator will give you a more intense finish.
Intense Colour Shot costs £6.99 and goes nationwide 15th June 2011.
Delice De Soleil Summer Collection
Bronzing Powder in 2 matte shades, with a very nifty swivelling panoramic mirror. It also has a very aromatic scent due to cocoa beans and orange blossom extract in it to hydrate and comes with SPF15.
Mineral Bronzing Foundation comes in 2 shades both SPF15 and each shade contains 2 shades of soft mineral powder to custom blend your own true shade. Very clever and with it I suspect, many will find it useful throughout the year as your skintone changes!
Bronzing Powder For Face & Body
Now I was quite excited about this as fellow MUA Cassie Lomas was next to me and started telling me about how she would use it. An ingenious bronzing spray in 2 shades that comes out as a superfine powder. Once set, is transfer-resistant! So if for example if your body is tanner than your face, this would be amazing to spray on top of a light tinted moisturiser to evenly and most importantly naturally set your face makeup and yet give you enough of a bronze glow so that it matches your body! Genius? Yes! I will trial it asap on a shoot and report back!
Effet 3D Gloss Summer Collection
2 new golden shades are added to this already popular range with it's 8-hour hydration and SPF15 and it's holiday scent of Manoi and Coconut.
Bronzing Powder is £8.99, Mineral Bronzing Foundation is £9.99, Bronzing Spray is £7.99 & Effet 3D is £6.99. The whole collection will be available to buy June 2011.
So Laque Ultra Shine
The 16 shade range has 7 new additional shades of Blue Model, Jaune Trendy, Lime Catwalk, Violet Couture, Magenta Show, Rouge Fashionista and Orange Creation. Gorgeous juicy shades of summer to follow the current fashion trend of colour blocking.
Available in stores June 2011 and costs £5.99.
10 Days Nail Enamel
This range has 12 shades and boasts an incredible 10-day lasting period. With it's angled brush, touch ups for minor chips are easy and fast. Available nationwide 15th June 2011 and priced at £5.99.
So there you have it! Bourjois, a brand that I've been using since I first started playing with makeup but have forgotten along the way. Feels good to reacquaint myself again and it's still pretty darn good after all these years!Tweet