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Friday 21 March 2014

A Selection of Bourjois Goodies...

Bourjois really are pulling out all the stops just recently with lots of new releases - it's no surprise that many of their products are being propelled swiftly into the blogger limelight! I'm particularly fond of their range of lip products and you can often find me having a good ol' swatch sesh at their stand - so I was really chuffed to have the chance to try out a few of their liners and, of course, the ever famous CC Cream! It's received one heck of a lot of praise amonst the blogger community just recently, hasn't it?  As the warmer weather seems to be creeping around the corner (albeit extremely slowly), it's good timing for this little tube to arrive on my doorstep.  I'm all for a dewy, light coverage as soon as the lighter nights start drawing in...So what did I reckon to this bunch of lovely Bourjois goodies? I shall get cracking with the nitty-gritty... 

123 Perfect CC Cream | £9.99* | Link
This clever little colour correcting base is filled with a selection of pigments in order to counteract dreaded dark circles, redness and dark spots. Been out on the tiles one too many times over the weekend? Fear not, this CC cream makes you look fresh, dewy and awake in a flash.  I'm all for a light coverage as soon as spring/summer rolls around, and although I must admit I'm not quite ready to put down my trusty bottle of Nars Sheer Glow yet, this CC cream has been my answer for those days where you just want a little bit of coverage but don't want to go all out with the foundation. It's so lightweight and blendable, and actually has a pretty good amount of coverage to say it's a CC cream - it counteracts any redness with ease, covers any blemishes or dark spots and even does a jolly good job at knocking out those pesky dark circles (and by heck - have I got a lot of those just recently!).  In the past, I've often found BB/CC Creams can lean much too pink or orange for me - but this little beauty matches my Simpson-esque yellow-toned skin perfectly! Hooray! It's almost undetectable and it doesn't look like I'm wearing anything at all - I love it!  If you do suffer with a little bit of redness (I don't tend to get a great deal of it so I can't vouch too much for this aspect) I can imagine it would be a great option to try due to the pigments it contains and the fact it leans a little more yellow.  Oh, and to top it all off, it also smells really nice and fresh - just what you want from a lighter coverage base.  The CC Cream comes in 4 shades, however, it's worth swatching in store - I have the shade 'Light Beige' and it seems to match my skin perfectly as it has more of a yellow undertone. Overall, I have to say I am very much in the rave camp when it comes to this product...Pat on the back, Bourjois. You have suitably impressed me.

Liner Feutre in 'Moka' and 'Violine' | £6.99* | Link
When it comes to liquid liner, I'm very much stuck in the 'black and nothing but black' rut - I know, call me boring - but I just stick to what I know.  However, these coloured options have certainly shook things up a little of late.  I've discovered I'm actually rather partial to a pop of subtle colour across the upper lash line now and again, who would have thought?! I love the purple because it really sets off the green tones in my eyes, and the brown version puts a neutral twist on my usual liquid-liner.   It's good to mix things up sometimes, right? I love the shape of these liners - they're very much my cup of tea and are so easy to get a good 'weight of line' going on. The felt-tip style works in their favour and they're super easy to apply and last pretty well too.  Yep. These are right up my street. 

Mega Liner | £7.49* | Link
Ok. I'm still a little undecided about this one.  I love the colour - the intense black shade really does crank up the definition and the staying power really is unbelievable. Honestly, could I get this swatch off my arm? No. No I couldn't get this swatch off my arm. It was the same story for my eyes - this stuff stays put - and it doesn't fade easily either. So if intense, long lasting black-ness is what you're searching for, this is well worth looking into.  However, I just can't seem to get on with the shape of the nib.  I very much prefer a tapered, felt-tip styled tip and if you have a tendancy to be a little cack-handed (even slightly) - you might find this will drive you up the wall. It's easy to achieve a variety of weights of line and it's quite good for getting a good flick going on - but it might take a bit of getting used to. If you're the type to think 'aint nobody got time for that' when it comes to fiddly things, then you might prefer the Liner Feutres featured above (much easier to get on with in my opinion!)

Beauty'full Volume Dark Kohl Mascara | £7.99* | Link
I'm extremely, extremely fussy with mascaras.  I can only think of 2 I actually love and repurchase on a regular basis - to say I'm a blogger and therefore try a great deal of different mascara offerings, that's saying something isn't it? It takes a lot to impress me. I must admit I do like the wand - the hourglass-typed shape really works at getting all of those piddly little lashes coated and it's quite good at getting into the inner corners of the eyes. I'm a big fan of Benefit's They're Real and one of the selling points of that one for me is the little 'spines' (is there a technical word for those things?!) at the tip of the wand - this one is quite similar in that aspect.  I also like the 'fullness' it provides my lashes with and it does give an intense black look.  I do like this mascara, but I'm not head over heels in love as yet. However, I always prefer mascaras once they're dried up ever so slightly, so I shall reserve judgement until then. It has good potential.

Overall, a fab selection of products from Bourjois and I wasn't disappointed with any of them. Personally, the CC Cream has to be my favourite of the bunch - it really is as good as everyone says (believe me I tried to fault it - I can't - shucks!) The 2 coloured liners are also really lovely - I like the fact they aren't too bright or 'in your face' - they provide a subtle pop of colour that's very wearable for daytime wear (even for a colour-phobe like me!) 

Have you tried any of these Bourjois products? What did you reckon?


  1. I am very tempted by this CC cream, however am a little concerned about the sahde as I have very pale skin?

    1. Thanks for your comment Imogen! :) Its such a lovely CC Cream, but I must admit it might be a little dark for very pale skin. I have the lightest shade and it's more or less bang on - but I'm always somewhere inbetween the light to medium end of the spectrum - hope this helps! It's worth having a swatch in store though just to make sure. xx

  2. Oooh, I'm quite intrigued by the mega eyeliner! It looks interesting, if that's the right word! I use that mascara and love it so much, the wand gets all of my lashes easily! Bourjois have been doing pretty good lately :)

    Rhiannon xx

  3. I really want to try that purple eyeliner! It is definitely something I wouldn't normally consider wearing but I reckon I should give it a go before passing judgement. I have hazel eyes so it should compliment them nicely!

    Holly | hollylikestoblog

  4. The CC Cream looks pretty cool, may give it a try :)
    JSBeauty Blog - MAC Giveaway Running (I Follow Back) xox

  5. I just bought the CC cream this week, but I haven't tried it yet. Fingers crossed I'll like it and it won't be too yellow for me. The mascara also looks very interesting :)

  6. Those liners look so nice!
    Especially the violet one :) xx

  7. I haven't used anything from Boujois in ages! But the colours and swatches look very pigmented and good. xx

  8. Bourjois are on a role at the moment! Really want to try the CC cream especially after your review! xx

  9. Bourjois have definitely upped their game recently. I just brought all the liners, and the colours are lovely, so intense!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  10. Shame the mascara isn't FANTASTIC but I do like that brush...a lot. Maybe it's for me?

    Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog

  11. The Bourjois CC Cream is one I have considered buying, it sounds super lovely.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  12. I really want try the CC Cream, I have a yellow undertone to my skin too so I've had the same problem as you finding most creams to orange or pink. Great review.


  13. I'm desperate to get my hands on the CC cream and the eye cream as well! I've seen so many rave reviews!

    Life of a Trainee Journalist

  14. Everyone has been raving about the CC cream, I'm really eager to pick it up once I finish up a few of my BB creams. I'll have to see if a shade matched me though. Those coloured liners look lovely, I haven't ventured into coloured liner before but they do appeal to me! Might have to check those out!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  15. I like slightly dried up mascara too. They just seem to work better in general. The wand of this mascara is definitely something different. Too bad the brand is not in the US.

  16. I need more stuff from Bourjois, I dont think I have any! Might have to make some purchases xx

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

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  18. I have tried the CC cream and I absolutely agree with you, it is awesome. However, my advice to all the future buyers is to try it on your skin so that you will avoid my mistake of buying a rose beige when my color in reality was ivory.

  19. That CC cream sounds like a dream. That's my next one to try!! And how unusual is that wand on the mascara!!

    Sian | Sian Marie Beauty

  20. Ah another good review on the CC cream, it's so tempting xx

  21. I have written a full review of the cc cream over on my blog too. Its fab stuff and recommend it to everyone - just a shame about the colour selection!

  22. Wow those swatches of the liners are so intense and amazing! I love the look of the wand on the mascara too! Bourjois are seriously upping their game with all of these new releases haha :D xx

  23. I love the look of the eye liner and mascara, I'll have to give them a go! x

    lillies and lipbalm

  24. I absolutely love the CC Cream it's amazing, I wore it all day and it stayed put :)
    xxx Claire

  25. I have never tried any of their products before as I don't always trust the drugstore brands (I'm more of a MAC, Bobbi Brown, Bare Minerals kinda gal). But I really need to invest in a good eye-liner that stays put all day. I think I might try the Mega Liner, but I have a bit of shaky hand so it should be very interesting to apply haha. Great reviews! Love your blog xxx


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