April 17, 2008

Beauty on a Budget: Mini Bourjois Paris First Impressions, Haul, and General Babbling

My mate Rows from Mostly Makeup sent me over some Mini Bourjois Paris from jolly old England! Thanks Rows the Muse loves you lots and lots and lots!

This is my first time trying out Mini and I love it! I love the regular Bourjois Paris line anyway and this is amazing quality and just as good as the full size products!

I’m shocked and delighted at how great these are. It’s really nice to be able to indulge in such a cute, inexpensive cosmetic that has the quality to back itself up!

I know a few people aren’t really loving Bourjois’s normal baked eyeshadows. For whatever reason you might have for hating baked eyeshadows you’ll be able to happily indulge in Mini as the shadows are not baked. These are just regular old eyeshadows with great pigmentation for the price!

The shadows do not come with a compact and I believe they are around $6 or so each. I’m not sure if they fit into a MAC quad as I haven’t tried. You can purchase a cute little cardboard box which holds three shadows which costs $2! Not a bad deal in my opinion!

Pop it out!

and Pop It in here!

Colors 64, 60, and 58

The range carries not only eyeshadows but a ton of other mini items such as gloss, nail polish, pigments, etc…! I haven’t tried everything but I do like what I see so far!

The pigments are probably my favorite of the lot. They aren’t sheer by any means and you get a nice beautiful finish with them! Very pigmented for the price and just enough in the jar to last ages! I wish MAC pigments were available in this size!

Finally the lipgloss is the exact same formula as the regular size! It’s just cheaper and smaller! It has a little string you can use to attach it to your iPod, Cellphone, Etc…!

All in all Mini Bourjois Paris is definately something to keep your eyes out for! I know Ulta is now selling some of the line which is awesome as it was unavailable stateside prior to that! I’m hopeful that maybe Sephora will catch up and start carrying this!

If it’s inexpensive you seek without forsaking good quality this is exactly something you might try! These are excellent for traveling light as well or for those of you who are unable to finish larger size products!

Tried these?

Love ’em?

Tell the Muse!


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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • MandyPandy

    Yeah, my local Ulta(s) seem to be carrying all of that stuff. It’s cute and all, I just wish they made these products a little bit cheaper, given the size, and had testers.

  • Tanya Annette

    Those are adorable!!! I’m loving the looks of those little pigment jars 🙂

  • Liz

    Yay for Bourjois, my favourite brand!!! 🙂 The mini ones are great, small in size, cheap in price, but impressive in quality. Enjoy! 😉

  • Askmewhats

    the colors showed on the pix are all YUMMY!!! I love how you take pix of them and make me wishing they’re available here! hehehe Thanks or this, i’ll keep my eyes open to be available down here.

  • Postpet2

    Hey Muse, i have the little HP charm lipgloss and i tell you, it sure is useful if you walk often during course of work without your handbag. Quick touchup conveniently!

  • *Jen*

    those pigments look great! but i spent so much money at mac today no more for me for a long long time :(.

    or at least for the next week or so!

  • Jennifer

    I saw these at my local Ulta and were wondering if they were any good! Thanks for this! : )

  • Paopao

    Hi Muse! The mini shadows don’t fit a mac palette (they’re smaller). I had two sets of mini shadows (mac’s satin taupe and swimming shadows clons!) They’re not bad, but I prefer mac’s. But they’re excelent for tavelling.
    What I really like about bourjois’ pigments is the little jars (you can even re-use them to carry mac’s pigments hehehehe).

    Hugs! And have a lovely weekend!

  • Beauty Addict

    Hi Izzy, I absolutely adore these! I’ve the mini lipgloss and the mini eye shadows. I bought them when it was the first launched about a year ago.

    I’ve heard about the 2nd launch a few weeks ago and check out the stores but it’s not here yet 🙁 I’m waiting to see the pigments!
    There wasn’t pigments in the first launch.

    The mini lipgloss are great for a quick touch up! 🙂 -gracie

  • Angelique

    Awwww, you got to try this! I’ve been wanting to try this, specifically the nail polishes, for a long long time. There’s a dark blue mini nail polish that I’d just love to have. But I have yet to order anything from overseas because I have no idea if I’ll have to sign for it once it gets here or if customs’ll fuck it up or whathaveyou. It bothers me quite a bit as there’s this I’d love to try, there’s Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Black Russian polish I want and of course, there’s about a billion things from Jelly Pong Pong I want as well.

    Well, I’m happy that you got to try it at least! And I’m happy to hear that the shadows are normal. I’ve never tried their baked shadows but I have heard about ’em. In fact, now that I think of it, the only thing from Bourjois I have tried has been their Maxi Frange mascara.

    I should probably go to sleep, shouldn’t I.

    Have a good day m’dear!

  • the Muse

    hey mandy!

    Ulta seems to have jacked the price as they are cheaper in the UK by at least $2-3!

    Testers would be fab 😉

  • Bliss

    Those are sooo cute, ooo you are soo showing us beautiful makeup heheh. I will resist the temptation heh

  • the Muse

    hiya liz!

    I live Bourjois too 😉 Agreed 100%! All of those things and the price can’t be beat!

  • the Muse

    hiya Askmewhats *hugs* Happy Weekend 🙂

    You never know! It might end your end! I believe it’s available in Singapore so it may make it’s way across the line! Cross my fingers for you 😉

  • the Muse

    hey Jennifer!

    They are indeed although I was saddened to see that they were a bit expensive from Ulta by at least 2-3 more ;( But they are rather great if you don’t use a ton of cosmetics. They are actually small enough to finish which I love!

  • the Muse

    hey pao pao!

    Thanks! I was wondering 🙂 They are indeed nice for traveling as they are tiny.

    That’s a good idea 😉 as soon as I am done with these I can fill ’em with mac piggies 😉 hehe!

    Hugs! Happy Weekend!

  • the Muse

    hiya grace me love 😉 how are you!?

    Yay! Someone else who adores these 🙂

    What sort of items are they launching? New colors? wahoo! Can’t wait to see!

    I love the gloss as it saves me from lugging around a big makeup case 😛

    Happy Weekend lovie!

  • the Muse

    hi angelique!

    The nail polishes look very cute 🙂

    It all depends. Sometimes you do have to sign for it sometimes not. But normally customs isn’t too big a problem here in the US. If you lived in the UK or somewhere else chances are customs would be a bitch. Normally when send items back and fourth we mark it as a gift and that sways customs plus a low amount is always a good idea!

    Jelly Pong Pong is actually sold on Cherry Culture I believe 🙂 so that’s a US site w00t!

    I love the Maxi Frange mascara 🙂

    Happy Weekend!

  • the Muse

    hi Cynthia!

    Yes they are. Only from Ulta 🙂 But they are available. Hopefully Sephora and other beauty branches will start carrying them! They are a bit more costly here than in the UK but they are so cute who can resist 🙂

  • nilla cookie

    How ADORABLE is that palette pan! It makes you look like and artist, Muse! 🙂

    I had a favorite gloss from them that I used until I couldn’t get any more color out of it.. and darn, I can’t remember what color it is.. will have to get a mini version for my purse! 🙂

    Happy Friday Friend!

  • Abbey

    they also do mini mascaras too. the pigments are really good, i think they are as good as barry m. do u get that in usa? they are pretty cheap and amazing range of pigments that are simular to mac

  • Becky

    Bourjois is part of the Chanelcompany and you can really tell. If you compare a lipstick or lipgloss from Chanel and from Bourjois is exactly the same taste, the same feeling and the same quality.
    I’m so in love with their pigments (great!!) and the 3D lipgloss <3

  • the Muse

    hey cookie!

    whatcha doing gorgeous!?

    teehee 😉

    I heart the glosses 😉 You absolutely need a little mini one 😉

    Happy Friday lovie! I hope you have an awesome weekend!

  • the Muse

    hi Abbey!!!!

    Yes 🙂 I seen them 🙂 Too cute!!!!!!!

    I know Barry M but we don’t get it here in the states sadly!

    I think I ran across some on Asos! Hmmm you’re creating a lemming for me hehehe 😉

    Happy Weekend!

  • the Muse

    hey becky!

    I had NO idea! really? That’s very interesting.

    I have a few chanel glosses and I never noticed the texture being similar 😉 lol now I must go home and compare!

    the piggies are awesome aren’t they? The lipgloss is just darling!

    Happy Weekend love!

  • ???

    the shadow colours are lovely!!!!
    i can’t get mini bourjois or the regular line here >_<
    again, getting it online, but like canmake case, once adding in the international shipping, i can get myself stuffs from MJ or from Kate or maybe even counter brands! >_<
    sigh, i wish to migrate myself to either taiwan or japan already >_< and i’m so relieved to know you have gotten my mail! hugs,

  • the Muse

    hi ???!

    Aren’t they? And the price can’t be beat!

    Aw shoot that stinks as the regular line is fab imo!

    LOL I’ll come with you! Let’s move to Japan together 🙂

    I did indeed. I’ll answer shortly. So sorry about my delay! I’ve been swamped 😛

    Love ya!

  • divashop

    Whoa, these look gorgeous! I don’t have an ULTA store anywhere near me, but I do shop @ ULTA.com. Are these available on their website? Oh, I hope, I hope!

  • the Muse

    hiya gloria!

    They do sell ’em at Ulta.com 😉

    They don’t have the complete line up but they do have many of the minis!

    Happy Shopping 🙂

  • stefanie

    i also got a duo pallete from this and i also love it they are so pigmented 😀

  • the Muse

    hi there stefanie!

    😉 Awesome! It’s pretty nice that they are cheap and inexpensive 😉