Bourjois Countour pencils
My mom and I hung out together this weekend, and I came across an awesome deal on some Bourjois and UNE make-up! YAY!
I’m not quite sure how I feel about the UNE products yet, so i’ll share my thoughts on the Bourjois pencils first.
Disclaimer: A lovely reader let me know she read on a forum Bourjois might be tested on animals. I’m still looking into whether this is true, so I can’t guarantee Bourjois to be cruelty free. I personally won’t be buying from them until I do.
Bourjois has always been high up in my list.
They don’t test on animals, and deliver great quality for the price range they are in.
(their Healthy Mix Serum foundation has been compared to the Chanel Aqua Lumière!)
As you can see on the swatch picture, Bleu évasion and original have a satin finish.
The other ones are all matte.
First of all, the eye pencils.
- The colors are pretty nicely pigmented.
Why they are all called blue? No idea.
Bleu surprenant is a very vibrant grape colour, and the Bleu original is a teal..
They are okay as far as the pigmentation goes, not the best but buildable.
One swipe will get you a subtle color, 5 swipes a rich rolor.
- As for the formulation
They go on pretty smooth, But aren’t AS creamy. They’re not as easy to work with as the make-up forever pencils for example.
But the formulation is good, especially the Bleu original goes on nicely.
The Bleu surprenant does need some smoothing over to look even though.
It’s a bit more dry and tricky, probably because it’s a matte.
- Staying power
Even with an eyeshadow on top, they didn’t stay on my lower lashline for 16 hours (which is what they claim to do).
They started smudging about 8 hours after. But to be honest, for the price… Not bad at all.
- The verdict
These retail for 5 euros, so the quality is good for the price range they are in.
I would say if you don’t wear bright eyeliners very often, and you want to step outside the box, try these.
They’re not crazy pigmented so wearable for everyday. And they won’t burn a hole in your wallet.
Now the lip pencils.
- These ARE crazy pigmented
I love ’em! One swipe is all they need.
You could fill in your lips with these and you’re ready to go! The colors are amazing.
Ahh.. So creamy.
No pushing down on your pencil required, one swipe and your lips are outlined.
- Staying power
They smoothe on like a dream. And DO not budge.
Right when I got home, I swatched these, and they stayed on my hand throughout the evening. I did the dishes, hung out in the couch, showered.
I had to use an oil-based make-up remover to get them off.
- The verdict
Love love love the lip pencils, and they’re only 6 euros!!
Definitely pick these up if you get the chance!
I’d love to know what you think of them if you do!
Posted on May 21, 2012, in Box o' appearance, Reviews and tagged amerika, animal testing, animals, audacieuse, belgium, bleu, bleu evasion, bleu or, bleu original, bleu surprenant, blue, bourjois, bourjois paris, color wheel, contour, cosmetics, cruelty, cruelty free, europe, eye, khol, liner, lip, make-up, paris, pencils, review, reviews, spirituelle, vegetable, vegetables, vegetarian, veggie. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.