7 Aug 2012

Review + Swatches: Bourjois Little Round Pots of Parisian Charm

Whilst browsing through Priceline during their most recent sale, I noticed this Bourjois eyeshadow value pack. What immediately drew me to this value pack was that I actually haven't tried these eyeshadows before, but I have heard many good things about them. And what a better time to buy these than during a sale!

This value pack contains three eyeshadows that all complement each other and helps to create a wearable smokey-eye look. The back of the pack details steps on how to create the lovely look in three simple moves. I did use this smokey-eye method and I thought that it was a great way to achieve a smokey-eye look. It's extremely quick and simple and can be used on an everyday basis. It definitely simplifies the way to achieve a beautiful smokey-eye look.  

The packaging of the individual eyeshadows are adorable. I love that the actual colour of the packaging matches with the eyeshadow shade that it holds. This makes looking for the right colour tremendously quick and easy. I have also seen the round pot eyeshadows with French inspired designs on them, which I absolutely love! Unfortunately, I haven't seen any of those in Australia though. 

The little eyeshadow pot also includes a mirror and a tiny curved sponge applicator that fits right in. Honestly, I don't know why Bourjois has added the little sponge applicator as I find it's so tiny that it's really uncomfortable to use. 

Now onto the actual eyeshadows. The value pack comes with three eyeshadows - a light (90), medium (08) and dark shade (74). I quite like the formulation of these eyeshadows, as they're very creamy and effortlessly glide onto the skin. I had assumed that the lightest shade (90) would be a little chalky and the colour would not appear on the skin. Fortunately, I was terribly wrong - all shades had amazing pigmentation and did not feel chalky at all. As I said before, I tried out the smokey-eye look using these shades and surprisingly they lasted for a good 6 hours before I removed them. I did find that both the light and medium shade were a little too shimmery for my liking. Also, I felt that they both did not complement my skin tone as much as other shades - I think these shades would suit more fairer skin tones. The darkest shade (74) however is a beautiful chocolate brown that definitely creates the perfect smokey look. 

This value pack is retailing for $25 AUD in all Priceline stores, however as I bought this during a sale, I received an extra 20% off - making this value pack only $20. I thought this was such great value as one round pot eyeshadow retails for $16 AUD. I encourage all of you to try out the Bourjois round pot eyeshadows if you're willing to fork out $16 a pop, as they truly are amazing.

What are your opinions on the Bourjois eyeshadows?



  1. Those eyeshadow pots look awesome! I love how each pot has its own mirror and how they include the instructions as well :)

  2. The pigmentation looks great!! :)
    I've heard so many good things abt Bourjois, but it's always been on the pricier side :/
    Thanks will check it out! btw have you heard about the $10 off Bourjois offer?

  3. love the look of these colours! x

  4. These look great, the sponge applicator is cute but I'll be using my own brushes anyways :)


  5. The medium shade looks so beautiful. I'll be keeping my eye out for this next time I'm in Priceline.

  6. I love the Bourjois round little pots! I've got the 08 and a few others and I love them so easy to use
    Daniella x


  7. I really like Bourjois eyeshadows, this is a lovely kit for a smokey eye


  8. These look great! I wish England had Bourjois sales haha xx


  9. I have the light shade and it's my favourite eyeshadow ever!

    Love, Elizabeth xx


  10. These look amazing! I wish we had Bourjois in the US, I'm always impressed with the quality of their products.
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  11. I've never used Bourjois eyeshadows but these look awesome! I love the brown smoky eye look <3

    Ellen xx

  12. Haha the applicator is hilarious looking :P The colour pay off is excellent !


  13. Wow I've never tried Bourjois eyeshadows before. They're so pigmented! Awesome steal!


  14. I only have one Bourjois eyeshadow which is like a glittery steel grey/black. I think it's quite pretty for a night time smokey eye but I don't wear it much. That pack is a great deal though, and the colours look really wearable, even if the two lighter colours might be better suited for fairer complexions.

  15. They are so pigmented, I really love this brand !

  16. the pigment in these look fantastic. i keep seeing the little borjouis eyeshadows in priceline and they look so appealing. even better on sale! i want that light shade for my inner corners :D


  17. This is a very lovely kit, you are so lucky to have found it!

  18. Its great for creating a smokey look as I am a big fan of this style

  19. The pigmentation looks great! I like :)

  20. Love them!! When I'll go to London I think I'll buy a lot of Bourjois products!!


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