Sunday, March 30, 2014

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK #2: Bourjois Color Edition 24H Cream to Powder eyeshadows

Hello again! Another sunday and again time for a POTW post ;) This week I've been regularly using these two little pots by Bourjois, the Color Edition cream to powder eyeshadows :) I got these twoas a gift for my b-day, they were on my wishlist since they were launched and I really wanted to try them. :) I've been using them regularly almost every week since I got them, but I tried to work with these two even more in the past week, to give a more accurate review :)

 I have two shades, one is golden shimmery shade in 02 Or Desir and the second one is a more purplish-brownish shade in 05 Prune Nocturne.

The packaging is simple, little plastic pots with black lids and transparent bottom, so you can see the shade instantly :)

I am aware that these look like a copy of more famous Maybelline Color Tatto pots, especially the packaging is very similar. Some of you might also compare these to MAC Paint Pots, but I don't have any of those to compare it to them.. I do however have three shades of Color Tatto's and you can read the review here :) Or even you could find a dupe here for a Chanel Illusion D'Ombre eyeshadows. ;)

The texture of these shades is a bit less creamy than Color Tattos, it feels like a cream for a second and than it's already more like a powder. Bourjois claims to add in the texture 6% resin to boost longevity as well as silicones and fine pigments so that the shadow glides on and  locks onto the skin. I like the smoothness of the texture and how easy it is to apply it. You can use it as an eyeshadow, a base for a more complex eye make up, or just as an eyeliner when applying with a brush. I mostly just use my fingers and gently dab the shadows. They are really nice to work with, even better than the Color Tattos. With those I sometimes feel like I need to work them some more to get the even shade all over my lids.

The pigmentation is good, but a bit less good than with Maybelline ones. Still, you can build up easily and if you prefer a more subtle look this product will work with you just fine :) Personally, I had bad and good experiences with longivety. Some days the shades would crease into a thin line, some days they would stay put... Luckly the days when these work great are more  numerous. I know what was the difference between some days, maybe I just didn't prep my lids well.. It can be used without any primer or with s little bit of it. I have tried both and I think that my lids need some primer first to make the product last longer. Most of the time I get a really good wear out of them, at least 8h with no problems...

And some swatches.... The second shade 05 Prune Nocturne is not easy to photograph and also doesn't look as purple on the yes as it does in the pot. But since it's still a really lovely every day shade I like to use it a lot :) The most used has been 02  Or Desire, a perfect golden eyeshadow.. not too yellow, not too greenish, not too shimmery.. just perfect and I love to wear it to work :)

Also, I have read that shade 05 Prune Nocturne is very similar to Chanel's Ebloui and can be a cheaper alternative. I also really liked the khaki shade in 04 Kaki Cheri, but probably won't buy it... I already have too many products that don't get enough attention :)

Do you have any of these little pots? Maybe by some other brand that I did not mention and are also worth trying? 

Thanks for reading!

Love, UniqaPoly


  1. Te si tudi sama že ogledujem nekaj časa ja, ampak nisem ziher če bi jih kupila ali ne...Mi je pa tale zlat odtenek res všeč :)

    1. Tale zlat odtenek je tak res vsestranski, zato bi ga priporočala, vendar so Maybelline Color Tattoji cenejši.. imajo podoben odtenek, samo mislim da ni na voljo pri nas...

  2. Kot Sanja si jih ogledujem, sem imela namen kupit pa verjetno ne bom. Zlata mi je všeč, ampak imam veliko podobnih in se mi potem zdi, da se mi samo nabirajo in da nič ne uporabljam.

    1. Če že imaš podobne odtenke potem je res škoda, ker se hitro nabere izdelkov, ki nikoli ne pridejo na vrsto....


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