Saturday, September 22, 2012

Bourjois Little Round Pot Eyeshadow in Shade 16 - Review

Forgive me for I have sinned,  I actually bought this eyeshadow when it launched around late June,
took the photos and never got around to blogging about it.
However as it very much feels like Autumn where I currently reside I have been using it
on almost a daily basis and after a quick jaunt to a few Boots and Superdrug stores
to confirm it is still available I thought I should share what I deem the perfect Autumn/Fall bronze shade.

I do adore Bourjois packaging when it comes to their blushes and eyeshadows,
cute little round pots that are colour matched to the shade contained within
and a dinky little mirror to boot!
I have no complaints or anything else to really add other than that as the formula is baked
in both instances a bump or two on your daily travels presents no problems for this style of packaging.

There is numerous shades of eyeshadows within the Bourjois Little Round Pot Eyeshadow range
but the one that caught my eye is an orange based bronze which is shade 16.
Shade 16 is a deep rich warm orange that has a slight metallic finish which does give it a bronze finish,
the beauty of Bourjois Little Round Pots of eyeshadow is that you can wear them both wet or dry
depending on the finish and intensiveness of colour you desire.

Did you know that Bourjois has been around for 150 years and are mineral based
while being paraben free? No, me neither but it is good to know.
Anyway I do find the formula of Bourjois Little Round Pot Eyeshadow's too be quite dry in formula
but they are well pigemeted even without wetting but once wet they do offer more colour pay off.
As the eyeshadows are baked they are firm to the touch but I do find them to pick up well on a brush,
blend well and have next to none product fall out, however over the course of a few weeks they do
tend to grow firmer in consistancy and can be difficult to use.
To solve this problem you do have to remove the top layer which is fairly straight forward
but a complete waste of product - I use a small, clean patch of sandpaper and gently shave off the top layer.
Anyway that aside the formula is great for sensitive eyes and wears really well working with
my oily lids rather than against it with up to 10 hours of wear when primed with ease.

Bourjois Little Round Pot Eyeshadow £6.49 via Boots - link

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  1. I had the problem with the drying out with one of the Bourjois blushes - unfortunately it happened within a week! Apart from that I do love their products :) x

  2. Oh my gosh! That colour is beautiful! xo

  3. I have to say is a very distintive color have never seen it before

  4. I'm a big fan of the little round pots and this looks so tempting, I've been looking for a more autumnal bronze colour. Like Maliberry my last blusher went dry within a week, I just scratched the top off with the end of a clean pair of tweezers!! I've used this method with a couple of eye shadows too, there seems to be a generous amount of product so by taking a small amount from the top I feel I'm prolonging the life of something I would otherwise not use/throw away.

  5. It looks amazing!! thanks for sharing

  6. This looks like a really great colour for Autumn. I love Bourjois eye shadows, I especially like the mirror in the lid as it makes them doubly useful.

  7. I love these eyeshadows I just bought a sparkly purple and it's so pretty.
    : ]

  8. This is such a beautiful shade! I esp like it when wet xo

  9. that is such a beautiful colour! definitely will be looking out for it :)

  10. I love your photos, i always overlook these shadows, i should definitely check them out more :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  11. GORGEOUS eyeshadow!! Absolutely amazing! O_o

  12. BEAUTIFUL eyeshadow!! I Love the bronze color! great review!


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