Monday, July 28, 2014

Bourjois Summer 2014 - photos, swatches

Once again, Bourjois have some fantastic summer offerings to help us look all boodyful as this gorgeous weather we've been having continues!


Bourjois Effet 3D Lipgloss in Or Feeric - €8.99


I love gold in the summer and the Effet 3D Lipgloss in Or Ferric is teaming with gold shimmer in a clear base.  It's thick, but not sticky and can be worn on it's own or over a lip product.  This over Grand Cru which you'll see below would be lovely.  Also on the gold theme but not pictured is the Liner Feutre in Gold Shine.  

Bourjois Clubbing Waterproof liners - €6.69


In the summer, I'm all about neutral eyes with a pop of colour, or incorporating metallics into my makeup because let's be honest, what's summer without a bit of bronze action?  Bourjois have 5 new shades of their Contour Clubbing Waterproof liners; a black, a bright pink, a minty green, a taupe and a brown.  I'm a huge fan of these liners and have 4 or 5 other shades in my stash.  The formula is creamy, a pleasure to work with and stays put.


Ultra black is exactly that - a creamy black liner that works well on both waterline and upper lash line.  The soft formula means there's no pulling or tugging on the eyelid and once it sets, it stays put, like the rest of the liners in the collection.  Dynamint is a pale matte minty green that wasn't as pigmented on my eyes as I wanted it to be, but if you want to incorporate some colour into your eye makeup, then something soft like this might be the way to go.  Up and brown is a metallic brown shade with gold shimmer running through it and I find if I apply a couple of layers of it, I can really see some lovely purple undertones to it.  It's the most wearable of the three shades and is one that wouldn't require much gaffing about with which we always like!


Rouge Edition Velvet - Nude-ist & Grand Cru - €12.49


I was so happy to see the release of Nude-ist this summer because after seeing swatches online when the Rouge Edition Velvets first launched, I was sad to see we weren't getting it, but now I see that Bourjois were just holding out on us.  Phew...  Nude-ist is described as a rosewood and we're talking a wearable dusty pink that is super flattering and is a way of being a bit braver with colour on the lips, but still being able to wear it on an every day basis.  Out of all of the Rouge Edition Velvet shades, this is now my favourite.  Grand Cru is a dark burgundy red that is slightly darker in real life compared to how it's showing up in these photos.  I'll be wearing this in the autumn as it's my mission to be braver with my lip product choices and because these guys set, I won't be so scared that they'll end up around my face.  No, Grand Cru and I shall be firm friends in the coming months!

It's always nice to see a face shot so show how they look on the lips and here I've teamed them with Up and brown in the eyes.   Also in the summer collection are two new shades of the cream blushes which I blogged about here and two new bronzing powders; one which has shimmer running through it and one is half matte bronzer and half highlighter.  I need to see these in person because they look gorgeous in photos.  Any excuse eh?!

So yes, there are some beauties in this collection.  If there was a 3 for 2 going on and I had to pick 3 things to buy, it'd be Rouge Edition Velvet in Nude-ist, Contour Clubbing Waterproof pencil in Up and brown and Cream Blush Sun in shade 05 Pink Swimwear.

The summer collection is on stands now!  What will you be picking up?
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13 comments

  1. Karen, Karen, Karen, Karen - you look particularly stunning in this post! I'm missing Bourjois stateside... You better believe Grand Cru will be mine when I get home, before of course the mother of all spending bans... 😳

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    1. Oh fank you! Grand Cru has your name a lllll over it bridie and fear not for I shall be on a spending ban tooooooooo

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  2. Love the look of grand cru (which really suits you btw) and the mint green eyeliner…purchases will be made!!

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    1. You can wear red lipsticks like nobody else Chloe, you need Grand Cru

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  3. Grand Cru looks lovely on you, really suits u!

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  4. I'm really loving the coloured liners from Bourjois! And I'm obsessed with the two new cream blushes, such amazing tan shades!

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

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    1. They've got such great products out right now, we're being spoiled!

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  5. Grand Cru looks gorgeous on you! Think I will need to pick it up!

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    1. Thanks Avril, it'll be a staple in the autumn and winter I think x

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  6. The Nude-ist lip cream looks AMAZING. I'm the exact opposite, I have an unhealthy amount of bright red, pink and orange shades and I am really trying to get into the different shades of neutrals, so that I can change it up for daytime.
    I think the question on everyone's lips here though, is WHAT are you wearing on your face in those pictures?? Your skin looks positively radiant!!
    Great post as always Karen, always enjoy a rake through your blog :-)

    Maria Flan | Lifestyle Blog
    x

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    1. Thanks Maria! I think I'm wearing the Gosh CC cream that I blogged about recently, it's fab for a bit of the aul glow :)

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  7. Up and Brown. Up and Brown. It will be mine. It just will.

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