12 July 2011

Bargain Alert! Budget Bourjois haul, with swatches

Bourjois haul! Pics taken by moi with a borrowed SLR

Little round pots
 I had some time to kill while waiting for a friend on George’s Street last night, so I popped into Medipharm pharmacy where, in a shiny happy twist of fate, they just so happen to be having a fabulous little makeup sale. All Bourjois products are currently only €3 and there’s a great selection of little round pots, mostly eyeshadow but some blusher too, along with coloured eyeliners, nail polish, some mascara and the palest and darkest shades of their Bio Detox Organic roller-ball concealer. Bourjois relaunched their little round pots at the start of the year and these ain’t them, but for the price, who’s complaining?
Here’s what I picked up.

Bourjois blush in #33 Lilas D'or (above)
I was delighted to spot this as I’ve read a wee bit about this product lately and how it’s achieving cult status as a Nars Orgasm dupe. It’s a peachy pink with gold shimmer – I don’t go for shimmery blusher as a general rule so I’m interested to see how I get on with this one.

#08 Beige Rose eyeshadow (above)
Another stroke of luck here as I was on the lookout for a shimmery champagne shade as a highlighter, for the inner corners of my eyes and as a base colour.

#14 Gris Delicat eyeshadow (above)
Grey eyeshadow is a staple of my makeup kit and this one is a lovely medium shade; not too intense for everyday use.  

1 Seconde Innovation nail polish in #28 (above)
Wow. Just, wow. This is like the nail polish version of gris delicat, a gorgeous shimmery grey with an amazing brush – similar to my beloved Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure. I am rubbish at doing my nails but I threw this on first thing this morning and in a matter of seconds had a very passable DIY mani going on.  So, so, so, so good.
Want to see some swatches?
L-R Gris Delicat, Lilas D'Or, Beige Rose
That little lot set me back a mere €12 all in, so if you’re around Dublin today and you like a birra Bourjois, make sure you pop into Medipharm Pharmacy on George’s Street to stock up. Tell me how you got on!
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