Monday, November 11, 2013

Bourjous Smoky Eyes Trio in Rose Vintage

One of my most recent purchases from Bourjois is one of their Smoky Eyes Trio eyeshadows. I really couldn't resist when I saw the colours and the fact it was on offer. 

Bourjois do have plenty of choice when it comes to shades of these eyeshadows and also within their 'Little Round Pot Eyes' collection. 

The Bourjois Smoky Eyes Trio in Rose Vintage (£7.99) is a cool toned trio with two pink and a purple/pink. This is my first pink eyeshadow palette which I didn't think I would be picking up as I wear more bronze/brown eyeshadows on a daily basis. 

The trio along with their other eyeshadows are baked and therefore have a  beautiful soft texture to them. They are silky, very easy to apply and easy to blend which means no fuss and this trio makes it very easy to create a neutral smoky eye look or can be used as three stand alone colours which is handy. 

If you go by the trio then the lightest shade you see is what they call the 'illuminate' shade which you would use on the brow bone and inner corner of the eyes to highlight the using the colour I have on my middle finger is what they call the 'blend' shade which you would put all over the upper lid and the lastly is the 'sculpt' shade which you would use in the crease, outer V, lower waterline and blend it all out to create the look you are going for. 

I don't use the middle one too often but I do enjoy using the lightest shade (index finger swatch) and the sculpt shade (darkest swatch), I find the colour combination is great and as said they do blend easily therefore there are no harsh lines and no unblended parts to the finished make-up look. 

For £7.99 usually I think this is a little bargain but if you are looking for cheaper then I know MUA do a baked trio eyeshadow for £3.00 at Superdrug which may work just as well, especially if you would just like to try one out first.

What are your favourite eyeshadow products for smoky eyes?