Read on to find out more about my fave Bourjois makeup items…
Volume Reveal Mascara
The first thing I noticed about this product is the mirror on the side. Originally I thought this was a very cutesy idea – and only after carrying it in my handbag did I realize how useful it is to have on you. The mirror is a x3 magnifying and is large enough for you to actually apply your mascara from scratch, not just touch ups.
The packaging is quite heavy and luxe compared to other Bourjois mascaras. I like that it is thick and chunky and quite hardy.
The triangular shaped lid makes application of the mascara really easy because you grip the wand differently to the usual round lid mascaras. The triangular shape gives you more room to manoeuvre the brush too. I feel like I am seriously raving about this mascara now BUT… It is pretty much my go to mascara at the moment! I didn’t expect such an amazing result but wow, this is a winning product. It adds major volume and length to your lashes – not just either or! I would definitely call this mascara one of my current favourite day time mascaras. Priced at R179.95
Rouge Edition Aqua Laque in Rose
Overall I am a sucker for the Bourjois lipsticks. The small nifty tubes are really great quality and these Aqua Laque lippies have darling metallic lids. This one, Rosé on the rocks , is WAY more of a lipgloss than a lipstick. This was slightly disappointing at first as I was looking forward to a gorgeous rosewood brown shade of creamy lipstick. However, that was down to me being over ambitious. These are advertised as “water-light sensation & hydrating”. It really is watery and glossy on your lips BUT – I was happy to note – they are not watery or feathery or sticky. Like, not at all. I would even go as far as to say this is the least sticky lipgloss/lipstick I have ever used.
I feel like this time last year I would have not loved this product (I was alllll about that matte life), but I am really loving it right now. The glossy lips life is coming back! Just don’t choose this shade if you are going for the opaque nude/rose lip that it appears to be in the tube. I have seen online that the six deeper shades are significantly more opaque than the lightest two shades. R165.95 each which is a bit of a stretch BUT it really is a fab lip option.
Bourjois Little Round Pot Nude Edition Eyeshadows
This range of eight nudes is a playoff from the original Little Round Pot Eyeshadows range. LOVE. Everyone needs some good nudes in their life. I reviewed Generose, Brune De Folie & Insaisis – Sable (there are no English translations) and they are all so stunning in their pots. I wouldn’t call Brun De Folie a nude as it is a glittery grey, but hey, it is still stunning.
They are cream to powder shadows and using a spritz of setting spray on your brush before going into the pan will assure that your shade is enhanced. I really really love Generose and Insaisis. Generose has a subtle hint of metallic rose gold and they are both lovely subtle shades. There is slight fallout which makes me hesitant to use Brune De Folie because I am not the greatest make-up artist (yet).
Overall, all three of the shadows are really blendable and long lasting. Because they are nudes, I struggled to capture them perfectly on camera. Hopefully these pictures do them justice, because they are really so pretty! Available at R125.95 each
Rouge and Shine Edition Lipsticks
I will go on record for saying that the Rougue Edition lipsticks offer some of the best quality opaque-ness and long lasting-ness that you will find at a “drugstore”. My fave two – pictured here – are Brun Boheme and Cerise. Both are FULLY opaque, give a freaking amazing finish (not matte) and last for ages. The lipstick itself is shaped like no other lipstick I have ever come across, and it is so easy to apply evenly. I am also a fan of the extra-large bullet – it just gives it the feeling of being a luxe product (without the price tag!).
The Shine Edition has a different bullet shape and I love it for completely different reasons. The shine range consists of colours perfect to put over other lipsticks. I love this shade – beige – as it literally just adds a slick of sheen and lowkey shimmer to whatever you already have on. These are priced at roughly R165 each for the Rouge Edition and between R60- R150 for the Shine.
Let me know in the comments what you think of Bourjois. Are these any products from this brand that you would like a review on?
You can find Bourois products available at all Clicks stores nationwide.