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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow and Liner Review

Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow and Liner

When it comes to cream eyeshadows I am fairly demanding, I want an all singing, all dancing formulation. At the first hurdle the shade range has to be just right - I want neutral hues but something a little more special than your typical nude hue, long wearing (waterproof is possible), creamy and dual purpose. Not an easy task but lucky one of Bourjois latest offerings more than answer the call and the good news is that each pencil will only set you back £5.99 each.

Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow and Liner
Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow and Liner

The Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow and Liners are chunky crayon style pencils that admittedly are not the easiest to sharpen - quite wasteful due to the soft texture but they are worth bearing with. The chunky style is deceiving as the nib can be sharpened (albeit it with patience) into a fairly sharp point for precision. The style and slight weight to each pencil makes use a breeze which is only heightened by the beautifully creamy formulation, that could rival any high end brand offering out there.

Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow and Liner
Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow and Liner
Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow and Liner

As you can see the Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow and Liners come in a great array of shades, six no less which includes many neutrals, a pop of colour and few shades ideal for smoking out. The shades are as follows: 01 Noir Abstrat - a matte, blue bases black, 02 Brun Dadaiste - a deep, golden bronze with plenty of shimmer, a great dupe for ByTerry Ombre Blackstar in Brown Perfection, 03 Beige Minimal - a light, shimmery, yellow toned beige, 04 - Rose Fauviste - a light, beautiful shimmer based rose gold, 05 Mauve - a light, glittery lilac and lastly 06 - Grid Graffiti - again glitter based but a little more subtle, a light blue toned grey.

Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow and Liner
Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow and Liner

I made a shade comparison above to the ByTerry Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadows when really I should state that the Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadows aren't worlds apart either. Both are creamy, easy to apply and blend out (or smudge if that is your style), not to mention well pigmented and dual purpose; the main difference is the price - one will set you back £6, the other £29! Truthfully the Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadows are more user friendly the pencil style allows you to apply with precision be it to line or shade the eyelid. If you like soft kohl style liners the Bourjois Colorband's do not disappoint you can line with ease, safe in the knowledge that they don't tug on such a delicate area. The soft texture does set almost instantaneously so if using as an eyeshadow or perhaps a base for powder eyeshadow you do have to blend quickly. On the plus side once set they do not budge, live up to the waterproof claim and more importantly (in my book anyway) they do not crease nor flake off! As a stand alone eyeshadow on my oily eyelids they wear for up to six hours without primer; eight with. Truthfully as an eyeliner the wear time is dramatically reduced with around four hours of wear per application but then again my eyes are fairly watery at the best of times! Other than that and the slight sharpening issue, I would say the Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow and Liner Crayons are the one to beat within the cream eyeshadow market.

 Bourjois Colorband Eyeshadow and Eyeliner Crayon £5.99 each via Boots - link.

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29 comments:

  1. ooh I like the sound of these, the shades you have are really pretty x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  2. These look lovely, will have to try them! Lovely photos too♥

    FloralsAndCoralsx // Our Blog

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  3. i'm definitely going to be picking some of these up!

    //mintier//

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  4. I really love the mauve one! Great review and swatches.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  5. Love the nudes/mauves you picked! They all look very creamy..

    Annie | www.drugstoredreamer.blogspot.com

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  6. I've got the mauve shade and really like it, don't have anything else like it in my collection (:
    ABlogByPhilippa

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  7. I really wanted to try the By Terry pencils, but their price is way too much for me... I may get one of these to see if I get on well with them, because they seem to be good dupes in terms of texture and how they look like on!

    Julia x
    Check out my current hair routine here: http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/how-i-style-my-curly-hair.html

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  8. I definitely need to pick a few of these up now x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  9. Fab dupes for By Terry, and I love the colours. Definitely use them as a base of all over quick colour!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I'm kinda lazy when it comes to eye shadow so these sound right up my street! love the colour range too x

    www.oliviaandlife.blogspot.com

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  11. I definitely need to try these out now x

    ellesimpson.blogspot.com

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  12. I love Bourjois. These look amazing, want to try them.

    hushhush990.blogspot.com

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  13. These are such beautiful and wearable shades! x
    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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  14. Fab review! I've wanted to try these out in forever as the By Terry Ombre Blackstars aren't really in my budget but these look like the next best thing. Loving the colours x

    Always, Alice x

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  15. I really need to go and pick these up!

    Jenna | Jenna Loves Beauty

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  16. These look stunning actually, and I love the range of shades they have done!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  17. Will definitely be picking some of these up as I am on the hunt for an eyeshadow that doesn't budge! When I have a long day ahead I like to know my eyeshadow is going to last. Great review :) x

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  18. These look lovely! I definitely need a trip to Boots xo

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

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  20. There's some beautiful shades in this collection, some I would definitely wear! I need to take a look in Boots or Superdrug next time and check these out. As much as I love my Mabelline Colour Tattoos, they're in pots which sometimes can be hard to judge how much to use, but these seem so easy and effortless to use! Thank you for sharing! x

    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. These look very nice, mauve in particular! I'm always looking for nice dusty lilac shades.


    Theeverydaylifeofrachel.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. These look fab. Love the colour range!

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  23. I have these and I'm obsessed with them!

    Stephanie xxxx
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/hope-freedom-love-3436251

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  24. Bourjois...WHY YOU NO BRING TO MY COUNTRY?!

    http://thewhimsicalfox.blogspot.com.au

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  25. I've got two of them and actually did a post about them too. I really like them! They are so easy to use and when you're rushing to get yourself to work they are the best things as they are so easy to apply and last all day long.

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  26. Those looks so pretty ! I want to buy all of them...I love cream eyeshadows,so easy and quick to use ^_^

    xoxo Afrodite ~ BubblyBeauty135

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  27. The pigmentation of these eyeshadow sticks look so amazing!!

    Neelam // neelamjayna.blogspot.co.uk

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