Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bourjois Product Review: Stuff J'Adore

I know it's been forever since I got this stuff from Bourjois, and they sent it to me without asking anything in return, so I've really been wanting to return the favor by raving over the products that I love. Therefore, I'm starting with my FAVS of what I got (plus one thing I already had).

One thing I have to point out about all Bourjois products, that I think is one of the nicest touches - they all smell so lovely! It's always a subtle, beautiful scent, but it just makes the products seem so much more elegant and nice to put on, in my humble opinion. I just think Bourjois is brilliant. ;)

Let's start with the basic face. I already mentioned the concealer, but I'll do it again here.

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Brush Concealer

I love love love love love this concealer. I've never had a concealer provide such a nice finish. The brush is easy and convenient to use, and the color blends really well. It's the first time I've used a concealer and actually thought it looked like I didn't have concealer on when I was done blending. Most of the time I feel like I can tell but decide 'concealer' is a better look than 'dark circle'. It also holds up pretty well for me throughout the long as I can keep my hands away from my face.

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Brush Foundation

I also love love love love this foundation. I normally don't wear foundation because my skin tends to be dry. It seems like foundation only makes my skin look more dry. But not anymore! This brush allows me to put on just enough and easily add more if I want - I usually use too much or hardly any when I use the other ones. It also leaves a really nice, smooth finish. I used it today because, thanks to my pregnancy, I am again dealing with breakouts. Why must reverting back to high school be one of the side effects? But anyway...I used it today to even out my skin a bit and it lasted all day. (And made me feel a bit better!)

Mademoiselle Bourjois has an instructional video for these two products here.

Now for some eyes

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Volume Glamour Ultra Black Mascara

This is my favorite mascara on the planet. They didn't send me this one - they sent me a couple others, but they're a bit flashier, so I don't use them for everyday. (I'll review them later.) One weird thing for me - I love how long the wand is. I don't know why, but that seems to make it easier for me to apply it. I love how it makes my lashes look more fluffy and black, rather than painted, thicker, and black. I just had to include it because I love it so much. :)

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Shimmering Shine Liquid Eyeshadow

This stuff is so neat! I have beige metallique. You can paint on a nice opaque layer like Mademoiselle Bourjois in this instructional video, or sometimes I just dab a few dots on and blend by tapping my finger. It adds the nicest shimmer to my eyes, making me look more awake and put together in a matter of seconds. Great when you are short on time. The shimmer is nice too; rather than being too young or sugary, it's very elegant.

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Effet Metallise

This metallic waterproof eyeliner is the smoothest eyeliner I've ever used. You have the ability to just draw it right on like a liquid eyeliner without the precision required with liquid eyeliner. It goes on like a pencil liner without the tugging. I have Feuille de Cuivre (copper), and I use it to add a nice warm glow around the eyes. I bet the tourquoise and green shades would look absolutely lovely!

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Vibrant Duochrome Liners

These liners are so much fun! They're like a normal pencil, but Bourjois has managed to blend two colors in one pencil, giving the line a lot of depth and 'wow'. I have Vert Dore (greenish gold), Noir Bluete (bluish black), and brun mordore (brownish gold). I LOVE the green and blue pencils, haven't tried the brown yet. The blue one gave me the perfect "Parisienne" eye I was looking for, and the green was just added a nice little pop. I HIGHLY recommend these if you enjoy playing with color!

Mademoiselle Bourjois has a few videos with this product, here's the most recent.

Let's finish off with lips

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Eau de Gloss

I have pamplemousse givre, a color not mentioned on the site, but regardless of the color you chose, I think you'd be happy. It says "non sticky" on the tube, and it's true. It's a very nice texture with a bit of that plumping-feeling some glosses have. It lasts me a while, and smells and tastes nice. It's one of the few things I kept using when I wasn't feeling so good during the early months of the pregnancy because it made me feel instantly nicer.


I hope you enjoyed my long and involved review. I just love this brand. They don't test on animals, and they do such a thorough job of making a wonderful product. For more instructional videos, check out Mademoiselle Bourjois' channel on YouTube. You can also meet Mademoiselle Bourjois on her MySpace or Facebook profiles.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy you like everything darling:)

It's so nice to meet other Bourjois fans :)

Mademoiselle Bourjois