Face of the Day with Bourjois

Wednesday, October 14th 2015 Makeup

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Bourjois is one of the oldest cosmetics houses, being founded in 1863 in France. It may have taken over 150 years but Bourjois is finally in New Zealand! I went to an event recently where we got to try a lot of their products, and learn more about the brand. I actually already had bought some Bourjois products, and received some for my birthday from a friend overseas, but I’m really glad that they’re in New Zealand now. I did a full face of makeup using exclusively Bourjois products, and here it is!

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The products that I used are as follows – most of them were given to me at the Bourjois launch event but I already owned the powder and  eyeshadow.

  • Air Mat Foundation – 01 Rose Ivory
  • 12 Hr Aqua Blush – 03 Pink Twice
  • Healthy Balance Unifying Powder – 55 Dark Beige
  • Eyeshadow 13
  • Rouge Edition Velvet – 09 Happy Nude Year
  • Liner Feutre – 11 Noir
  • Push Up Volume Glamour Mascara – 71 Wonder Black

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I absolutely adore the Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks, but I do not know why this was named Happy Nude Year – it does not look like a nude to me! A better nude option would be 07 Nude-ist which I got in an exchange with a blogger from the UK, you can see it in this post here. 09 Happy Nude Year is nice but nude it is not.

Air Mat foundation is a lovely product, but perhaps not quite the best suited for my dry skin. I was looking at the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation in Farmers and I think I will go and get that. If you do want matte, medium coverage foundation then Air Mat is a good option for you – it’s launching here in NZ in November.

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Bourjois Pushup Volume Glamour Mascara is really excellent – its lengthening and volumising without being clumpy at all. The brush reminds me a bit of Benefit They’re Real with the plastic bristles that keep the lashes seperated.

Liner Feutre is a felt tip eyeliner, which was a bit unusual for me as I typically use a brush style eyeliner, but I liked the precision it gave me. This is 11 Noir and it is very dark and bold which I like to make a statement with.

Bourjois Push Up Volume Glamour Mascara and Liner Feutre

I was given this eyeshadow for my birthday back in March and this is actually the first time I’ve worn it! I found that it had quite a lot of glitter fall out, so next time I’ll try applying it over a primer or glitter glue and using more of a patting technique rather than brushing.

The 12 hour Aqua Blush was very interesting to me, it’s a liquid blush which I’ve never tried before – I’ve only ever worn traditional powder blush or cream blushes. It comes out of the pump intimidatingly bright but blends to a more subtle tone. Looking at these pictures I could have applied more but I was erring on the side of caution since I didn’t want to look like a clown.

Bourjois close up - Lena Talks Beauty

Bourjois is available at Farmers stores in New Zealand, and you can visit their website for a list of which stores stock it. If you want to buy online, Mighty Ape has a limited selection of Bourjois products available also.  In Australia Bourjois is at Priceline (oh how I wish we had Priceline in NZ!) and for more information about Bourjois internationally visit their website.

Have you tried Bourjois before? Do you have any recommendations for me? I still have a lot more products to try from the launch goodie bag, so keep an eye out for more posts to come!

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  • Oh how I wish we have Priceline in NZ too. I went back to Priceline too many times when I was in Melbs. I like the sound of the Air Mat foundation since I have oily skin. I do recommend the healthy mix serum. I use it every day for work and it doesn’t feel like I have makeup on and lasts pretty well too. I’m almost out of it and I want to repurchase it. Haven’t tried their rouge edition velvets but I’ve heard so many good things about them!

    • I’m a member of the priceline club since I go there so often to visit mum! Good to know you like that foundation, I trust your review! I’ve been wearing this velvet and also the other nude one all the time mostly because they last so long

      • I should’ve joined. They asked me but I didn’t know when I’ll be back in oz so I said no. Thanks! It’s not high coverage but it’s good for everyday and feels so light on the skin. I hope you like it! My sister loves the foundation too and has been eyeing it up on Asos if it goes on sale as she wants a backup too. We’re both running out. Hmm I really need to try that if it’s long lasting!

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