It took the Muse a fair while before she perfected the art of a smoky eye. I’m using the term art loosely as I’m no expert at creating a good smoky eye look. One thing I have discovered is that “colored” smoky eyes are the most flattering of all. One of my favorite smoky looks is created using various shades of greens, this makes my big, buggy eyes fairly pop. Some of my best colored smoky eyes were created using KATE Glamtrick Palettes
. These palettes truly make it easy and simple to create a killer smoky eye look with graduating colors that are a snap to blend and use.
Speaking of colored smoky eyes and easy application Bourjois Paris has a brand new line of Smoky Eye Palettes made up of three beautiful shades for creating dramatic, colorful smoky looks. Likey!
Check ‘em after the jump!
First off allow me to say I haven’t been this excited about cosmetics in a very long time. Being exposed to makeup daily sometimes takes the joy out of the haul. When I first laid my eyes on the new Bourjois Paris Smoked Eyes Pallete my heart did so begin to pound in that happy, joyful way when new makeup presents itself to me. These palettes are truly exciting for me.
These new palettes are available right now in Asia and I’m sure will be launched Euro wise shortly. Sadly, the Bourjois Paris USA site no longer loads which leads me to believe they may finally being pulling out of our country but that’s pure speculation on my part as the line is still sold in Ulta.
The palettes look like they are made up of three baked shadows in graduating colors for creating an intense dramatic colored smoky look. I can’t begin to tell you how much I am loving the looks of these. They are available in 8 shades and are 2,100 yen each. The standard black and gray is available of course but they also have a rosy smoky look, a teal smoky look, green, brown, and many more combinations.
Without further commentary from me have a peek at the palettes for yourself below!
I haven’t wanted to haul an entire collection in a long time but I must say each color absolutely screams at me. I can so see myself getting six or all eight of these. The simplicity and ease of use (three shades only) make it a winner for me plus they look richly pigmented. If they apply and work as well as they look in the palette count this Muse a happy girl.
As soon as I track them down I’ll be reviewing.
What do you think?
Are you a traditional black and gray smoky girl?
Or do you love a colored smoky look?
Tell the Muse!
Pimp’ed as a mood boosting gloss, new Bourjois Paris Effect 3D Max Lipgloss could easily enhance my mood from good to great with 33% more shine!
A gloss that offers 33% more shine? What does that even mean? It has me hyper. Bourjois Paris Effect 3D Max Lipgloss is a dazzling lipgloss with a smoothing formula that has shine micro-activators…geez so blooming techy!
These micro-activators form a flexible and comfortable film making lips smoother and radiant with softly shimmering colors that enhance your smile. It’s ok guys, you had me at 33% more shine.
Available in 6 shades, Bourjois Paris Effect 3D Max Lipgloss is available now within the UK, Much of Europe, Asia, and no where near the US. Yes, the love has left the building and Bourjois Paris US fails to update it’s line as quickly as it does in other parts of the world. Oh the sadness, the woe…my heart breaks daily.
Check Evil-bay or start calling up those long lost Brit relatives to grab you some! Review coming soon!
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The This time last year Banila Co Sun Blessed Collection
caused one or two lemmings!
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This time last year I remembered how much I fancied Bourjois Paris Rouge Hi-Tech Lip Stain!
This time last year my lust for the Shu Uemura Fluer De Source Palette
knew no bounds!
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The Muse already has her UK patrol looking out for Bourjois Paris Mineral Radiance.
Brand new from Bourjois Paris Mineral Radiance is a hot pressed formula that lightweight and silky with a matte, flawless finish. The powder is enriched with Vitamin E for healthy skin coverage. The powder also contains radiance boosting quartz and purified minerals for a luminous finish. The powder is available in five shades.
That’s a mouthful.
The Muse thinks it looks kinda boring and just like Bourjois Paris Pastel Teint Essential Pressed Powder, shrug! But that doesn’t sway me from wanting it as I think I need to experience “radiance boosting quartz”, that stuff sounds important and stuff!
Honestly, I have a funny feeling this may be an interesting, glorified shimmering powder but we must wait patiently until it’s located across the pond so I can bring it all the way back here and review for you!
For now just gag over the few pics I squirreled up! Love me much?
Babble Bourjois in the comment box!
They say that good things come in small packages. So the case may be with the brand new Mini Bourjois Blush Pots.
Itty bitty ickle little blushes are sure to make you break out in a smile and go “awwwwwwwwwwwwwww….”
Mini Bourjois has plenty pleased me in the past but these new blushes take the cake. Simply adorable. Truly a cute little budget friendly option that the Muse hopes and prays will make it’s way to the US shores. As of now these little guys are only available in Europe and Asia but I’m hopeful that they’ll hit Ulta sooner or later as Ulta carries the mini line up!
Mini Bourjois Blush are housed in a tiny compact about the size of a quarter and about 3 times smaller than a standard Bourjois blush compact. Seriously, you know how tiny the regular blush pots are already so imagine how teeny tiny these cream blushes are! Awww so sweet!
I love the idea of a tiny cream blush since I don’t particularly love cream blush as it wears off very quickly on me, thus a small size is ideal for someone who doesn’t use it all that often. It’s also rather great for getting a range of colors without 1. breaking the bank and 2. worrying about them going bad as they’ll be long gone before that happens at this size!
The blushes are available in 8 shade selections but I only got three as they are virtually sold out everywhere according to Laura who runs around England locating this crap for me. Thanks Laura, the Muse loves you for answering her pleas of “get me this, get me that!” Truly an angel to deal with my diseased cosmetic hoarding.
I read on a British blog that Superdrug had a sale and these were £1 each which is around what I paid as they had some sort of discount going on that removed £2.53 from my purchase. It was like a buy one get one 50% off so not a bad deal. Each blush is normally £2.93 each but with the sale broke it down to around £2.08 each. I can’t believe I’m going to say this but I’m about to get all cheap on you here…the blushes are really small and even at the sale price of £2.08 that’s kinda costly for ‘em and paying full price of £2.93 is even worst! If you really want to wince in pain the price in Japan is 8,40 yen…ummm oh my god inflation. I’m just taking size into consideration here but the price is a tad on the high side but it does remain budget friendly as the quality is good.
The blushes are supposedly cream to powder but I don’t really feel they dry down to a powder finish. They have a hint of shimmer and pack plenty of pigment for their price tag. The size just thrills me. They are so tiny and ideal for toting around with you for quickie touch ups. I swear Mini Bourjois deserves an award for travel friendly cosmetic options. I can tuck this into my change purse if I wanted as it’s that tiny!
The shades I got were 2, 5, and 8. 8 is by far the best as it’s a really dark rose shade that’s truly lovely for Spring! 2 is a nice bronze shade and 5 is a shimmering light rose pink which is also lovely for Spring.
Aside from my minor ranting about the price I am Muse Approving them for purchase because they are just too darling not to get at least one!
If you’re wanting them look to Evil-bay UK as I’ve seen some sellers selling lots of these for decent prices. Also check on forums or MUA and ask a friendly Brit for a purchase.
Oh by the way! No FOTD’s yet but will do some soon!
Tried them yet?
Tell the Muse!