Bourjois Holiday Collection* – Blogmas Day One

Bourjois Holiday Collection* – Blogmas Day One

Bourjois Holiday Collection* – Blogmas Day One

Hello and welcome to Blogmas! I have never done Blogmas before, and I’m quite nervous but very excited to challenge myself to post EVERY day until Christmas Eve! I hope you will join me, and I would so appreciate it if you would subscribe via e-mail in the sidebar, or follow if you’re on WordPress. Just so you can keep up with my posts every day! (Thank you so much, all the Christmas cookies for you :D) On the first day of Blogmas, I’m here with a Bourjois Holiday Review!

I was lucky enough to be selected for the Influenster Vox Box including a collection of Bourjois Holiday releases. This was my first ever Vox Box, so I was unsure what to expect! I had seen so many others receive amazing boxes, so my hopes were high. I got my hands on the Healthy Mix Foundation and Concealer, a lovely blush and mascara. But, the stars of the show were the Rouge Velvet lipsticks and the Smoky Stories Eyeshadow Quad!

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipsticks

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipsticks

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick Swatches

These lipsticks… you just HAVE to get them. Now, I have many lipsticks in my collection, but I can tell you that these are some of the best I’ve ever tried, drugstore or high end. The Vox Box came with the shades [top-bottom on the picture] Berry Formidable, Magni-fig and Brunette. They’re so soft on the lips, and the slightest swipe is full pigment! I wore the middle shade (Magni-fig) all day, through 2 meals and multiple cups of coffee. It was still fully in tact after the whole day and only very slightly faded – but not even enough that I felt I had to touch up! I was so impressed. Although, these do boast a 24hr wear time. (But who is going to be wearing lipstick for a full 24 hours?! How did they test this?) They are also really pretty shades (very festive, obviously), and I feel that they would probably suit everyone with any skin tone – so that’s always a plus!

These are priced at £8.99 in Boots, which is what you would expect to pay for products from Bourjois. I think they are worth it just for the formula, and they come in 12 different shades. Right now in Boots (01/12/17), you can also get a free gift when you spend £15 on selected Bourjois products! So if you get two of the lipsticks, you’ll get a free gift! (Not spons, just want to let you know of a cool deal!)

Bourjois Smoky Series Eyeshadow Quad

Bourjois Smoky Series Eyeshadow

This is the Smoky Series palette in the shade Over Rose. I must admit, this little quad is actually very good! I’m usually not a massive fan of eyeshadows from drugstore brands (call me snobby), but I used all of these shades for a look I created over on Instagram (< click to take a look!) and they performed very well! They take a little building up, but I prefer that in a shadow, so that I can build intensity and I feel like I have more control.

The top shade is actually a loose glitter product, and so I did have to wet my brush (Fix + is usually my go-to) and use a little eyelash glue to get it to really pop. That would be the case for any other glitter product anyway, so I didn’t have to go out of my way to make it work. Although, I must warn you that as it’s loose glitter it will fall out, over you, your face, the floor… You’ll be seeing pieces of glitter for days. Ah, well, it’s Christmas.

Overall, the shades blend very nicely together, and the lightest shade can also be used as a highlighter! (Yay for multi-use products!) These shades don’t have particular names which is a bit of a bummer, but that’s just a minor let down for me.

I think Bourjois really put out a nice collection perfect for daytime at the office or when you want to look a little extra fancy at a Christmas Party or on Christmas Day! I hope you enjoyed this post, and if you did, please be sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know what you liked in this collection!

I’ll be back every day during December to bring you a post, so don’t forget to come back! Don’t be a stranger!

*I was sent these products for free from Influenster for review.

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Emma Louise McCaw

22-year-old English graduate and part-time beauty & lifestyle blogger from Northern Ireland. I spend my time reviewing makeup, thinking about makeup, applying makeup... and drinking more coffee than is probably healthy.
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