A new kind of post today, I don't think I have ever really done a product review before. Especially a make up one. I think this is mainly because I know very little about make up, I mean I use it everyday and I love make up, but in terms of knowing a lot about it. It's minimal. However, my favourite reviews are not from the people that know all the science behind make up, or the experts. They are the reviews from real people who have real opinions. So I thought, try it. Give it a go. Anyway, on a recent shopping trip, I ended up spending quite a lot of money in Superdrug. I am addicted to Fleur and Anna at the moment, and they talk quite a lot about drugstore products so I was desperate to try some stuff out. However, once I got there I forgot like all the products I wanted to try and ended up picking up anything I thought was pretty.
In comes the first review. Bourjois Colorband. I actually got this in two shades as it was 3 for 2 and needed another product to get the offer and couldn't really see anything else from Bourjois I wanted. I am so glad I got two now because I am in love.
I got the shades Brun Dadaiste and Beige Minimal. Originally I only picked up Beige Minimal because in store it looked like the perfect day time subtle colour, but when I got home I realised that this colour is light. On my pale skin it is actually almost light enough to be used as a highlighter, but it is quite shimmery so I wouldn't recommend that. I don't like this colour on it's own as I think it washes me out a little and just looks funny, however it is good for a base and works really well on the inner corner of my eye to help brighten the area.
Brun Dadaiste is on the other side of the scale, it is pretty dark. It is a warm brown colour which is far to dark for all over the lid, but I think it looks really good on the outer corner of the eye to create a smokey eye. And now you can probably see why I am so happy I got the two products. They work together beautifully! The colours just work.
So, onto the formula. As you can see they come in the chubby stick crayon. I had never used a product like this before and although I have read really good things about them, I was always concerned that they would be a bit chalky and hard to work with and unblendable. However, I can confirm that this is nothing like my fears. It is a really creamy soft formula that goes on to the lid really easily. It is really blendable too. I tried to blend it with my real techniques detailer brush, but it didn't work. So I ended up smudging the two colours together with my finger, which worked much better. As first the colours weren't quite the colour I was after, but they are very buildable which means you can get the exact look you are after.
Finally, the staying power. These colours do not move. At all. Ever. Well, they do come off with some make up remover, but I found them to be pretty stubborn. You get about a minute to blend them on your lid then after that they set and become totally unmovable which I love. I always find I get serious eye crease which is so annoying whenever I go to the loo. But with this I need not worry, they stayed perfectly. Even when I swatched them onto my arm it was pretty tough to get off. I think that is a serious selling point right there.
Best of all they are only £5.99. Great value for money and I will definitely be trying some more as soon as I can get my hands on some. I don't know what the high-end equivalent to this product is, but I am sure that this gives it a run for its money. Here is the link.
Will you be trying it soon? What products have you tried lately?