Monday, 30 May 2011

Bourjois Little Round Pots: Swatches and First Impressions

I've been quite intrigued by Bourjois Little Round Pots for quite a while now. Not only does the name sound adorable, but I've always been one for eyeshadow singles; not really as convenience but more like a collectors item!

I popped into Boots today and picked up a couple of shades, no. 12, in which the name I don't know! (if anyone does please let me know ASAP) which is a beautiful deep purple shade, perfect for a twist on smoky eye, and no. 54 - Marron Glacé which is a neutral brown that would make an ideal daily all over lid colour. The fact its in one pot makes it convenient!

These pots come in a cute little packaging with a little mirror on the top. I've purchased the Bourjois Round Pot blusher before and thats quite difficult to open as it usually gets stuck shut and needs some extra effort to do so. However these opened like a dream so this defect must only happen to some of them!

The powder is quite pigmented, however Bourjois is one of the few brands that actually encourage their eyeshadow to be applied with water, as this increases the vibrance of the colour. This isn't the best option for an eyeshadow on the market, but the use of water can make it look more 'fresh'. I've done some swatches to show the comparison, the brush used was relatively damp for the second set.

without water

with water

As you can see from the swatches; water makes an incredible difference, especially on no. 12, it appeared quite faded on a dry swatch, but when wet the purple tones show through and there is even a slight sheen. No. 54 show a great difference, but as a neutral tone this is good, because it can be applied quickly without having to mess around with water.

These shadows are reasonably priced at £5.99 at Boots, and there is a large range of colours available. I have yet to wear them and test the longevity, but I will let you all know soon!


Saturday, 28 May 2011

I'm back!

I know its been ages since I said I would actually be posting things on here. I have been busy with school and exams, but the truth is I was still feeling quite shy! :(

So about a year later I've finally gotten the confidence to actually post things on here. Here's a random make up look I've decided to do, I guess the inspiration behind is the light pink lips with the dazzleglass on top! Enjoy :)

eyes closed, if you can see the neutrals

apologies for the messy room!

17 Photo Flawless Skin Primer
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in 4 - Deep
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in BR50 - Beige Rose - Sienne
Benefit Hello Flawless Powder in Toasted Beige
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark to contour

MeMeMe Poppy Tint
Revlon Vital Radiance Soft Dimension Powder Blush in Coral Radiance
After I did my lips I realised that I should have picked something more cool toned, so to tone down the warmth...
MAC Mineralize Blush in Hang Loose
The highlight shade from Sleek Contour Kit in Medium

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
MAC Woodwinked all over the lid
a dark neutral brown from a No.7 palette in the crease - equivalent is No.7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in Truffle
a white from the same No.7 palette to highlight the brownbone - any white shadow will do :)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack along the top of the lid and lash line
Maybelline One by One Volum' Express Mascara
Maybelline Define-A-Lash Mascara

mystery light pink lipstick pressed into a palette! - equivalent is Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick in Pink Blush
MAC Dazzleglass in Funtabulous

This is my first blog post, any feedback would be great!