Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Bourjois Color Edition 24H Cream to Powder- Kick ass Cream eye shadow.

The actual name for this product is weird. Can you see that? Colour  Edition 24H Cream to Power.  Lucky there is a little picture of an eye, or that could get tricky!

What they say:
A new generation cream-to-powder formula is the newest member of the Bourjois' Eyeshadow family! Fine and silky, this soft cream colour turns into powder upon the contact with the skin leaving you with a luxurious, second-skin feel. In just one sweep Colour Edition gives a metallic sheen and intense colour that last 24 hours

What I say:
A cream eye shadow that sets instantly, with none of the usual stickiness and potential immediate creasing of so many cream eye shadows before it.

I picked up 'Or Desir'. a beautiful gold colour.

It swatches our nicely, and is just such a delicate shade, but easily buildable if you wanted to.

I am currently loving wearing this on my lids and a deeper power shadow blended through the crease, it is an effortless, and quick but effective, well defined look.  Throw on some mascara, a bit of liner if you have time and you're done.

I can't comment on this product's 24hr claim, as I don't wear makeup that long.  What I can say is that at the end of the day, I still look in the mirror and see the lovely eye makeup created rather than 'I swear I was wearing makeup when I last looked in the mirror'  
We've all been there, 9pm, perfect makeup, looking goddess like, 4am- who the hell is that?

I would liken these to the Maybelline colour tattoos, except they are less smooth, not in a bad way, I find the colour is easier to apply, perhaps, less slick would explain it better.  The straight to powder finish means that adhere to the lid as you apply it, rather than slipping.

The other major difference is that they are larger pots, so getting a brush in the top is not a problem, or if you use your fingers but find the size of the Maybelline pots means you end up with colour under your nails, you won't find that here.  The pot is also plastic, which I see as a bonus, because I break glass, it also means it is lighter for travel.

All in all I'm a fan.
In the UK, you can buy these from Bourjois retailers for an RRP of £6.99.
If you're in Australia, it might be trickier, a quick search of the Priceline website tells me these aren't available there (at time of writing) but you can buy them from ASOS albeit with a limited availability of colours, because of that they are priced (probably to clear) at £5.50, as with all ASOS items, these have free delivery.

Cream shadows, love em? hate me? Do you use them as stand alone products or more of a base like I do?

1 comment:

  1. Note a huge fan of cream shadows myself but this one sounds lovely! xx


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