Bourjois Shimmering Shine Liquid Eyeshadows

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 10 - 2010

Ever since reading a recommendation by the lovely MakeupByKaty, I’ve been intrigued by these little pots of shimmering shadows.

Bourjois have always been my favourite high street brand and I knew that as soon as I’d read about them… I was going to be parting with some of my hard earned cash at the very next opportunity!

I picked up three shades for around £6 each:

#31 Molecule D’or – A true gold

#37 Blanc Chrome – Iridescent White with pink reflects

#35 Gris Platine – A dark steel grey

I’m not much of a fan of the applicator, it’s quite tricky to wield and apply with any precision… but it’ll do in a pinch, otherise I recommend swiping some of the product onto the back of your hand before using a brush to transfer onto your eyelids.

The product dries very quickly to a budge-proof finish, so you need to work quickly… I haven’t managed any great successes with using this anywhere other than on the lids for a metallic look.  If I try to blend the shades out into the crease, I find the overall effect to be a bit patchy.  Probably because of that fast drying time the product ends up setting more opaque in the areas I’m slower at reaching.  Does that make sense?

Overall, I do love these… and I have my eye on two more… I can’t remember the names, but one is more chocolate-y and the other is what looks like it would be a lovely beige lid wash (especially if I can sheer it out quickly!).

Have you tried these and do you have a favourite high street brand?


13 Responses to “Bourjois Shimmering Shine Liquid Eyeshadows”

  1. Rocaille says:

    These look beautiful :) x

  2. liloo says:

    they are beautiful but they sound hard work. i think i would have problems with working fast and blending it, without losing the pigmentation. the shades are just too pretty for words though. yummie

  3. Lillian says:

    Oooh they look so pretty! The blending thing sounds a pain but i’m bad at blending anyway so often i don’t bother 😛
    My favourite high street brand is probably Barry M

  4. caz says:

    Ohh, I think I need them :3 You are suuuch an enabler

  5. KT says:

    I never have any luck with liquid eyeshadows, plus I’m notorious for buying, using once, and forgetting products, so I’l stick to powders and pigments which won’t dry up while I forget about them.

  6. I have one of these in a very light pink and I love popping a bit of it on my eyelid after shadow for a bit of shine. I just pat a little on (with my finger). Since there’s already a base of shadow, I don’t get any patchiness and it helps makes my tired eyes sparkle a little bit. =)

    Also, nice for the inner corner and brow highlight.

  7. Victoria says:

    The gold is beautiful!! x

  8. Kat says:

    I love Bourjois! It’s my favourite brand to play with at work (a smaller Boots store) and I have a long list of their products I want to try. I was eyeing up these eyeshadows just the other day.

  9. Bourjois is my favourite high street brand too. I have the Gris Platine, I got it in the 3 for 2 at Christmas. I find it works brilliantly if you use it thickly, e.g. as eyeliner, or if you use a tiny amount and spread it very thin. Trying to get an even medium coverage effect is a bit tricky, as you say. I just wish they’d make more colours! Just imagine a purple one! *drools*

  10. Oh man, Molecule D’or is to die for *____* I love me some gold

  11. Emma says:

    | swatched some of these in Boots the other week, and whilst they are gorgeous I don’t think I have the application skills to pull them off.

    My favourite high street brand is a toss up between Sleek and Barry M, and I think Barry M just edges it. x

  12. Rosie says:

    I absolutely love bourjois but I hate the feeling of liquid on my eyelids so I could never use these.

  13. Amee says:

    pretty!!! i have lakme’s liquid eye shadow and i am quite satisfied with them… hmmm i think i shuld try these shadows also… :drool:

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