Wednesday, 7 October 2015

NEW! Bourjois A/W 2015

I mentioned the new Bourjois launches on Instagram a couple of times and I was hoping to have the time to swatch them all for you, hence why I waited so long with this post. I did manage to swatch the lipsticks and one of the foundations, but the 2 month old dictator I gave birth to recently didn't let me finish, haha :) I hope you can forgive me this time. It's funny how a 4 year old and a newborn run my schedule these days. I will update the rest of the swatches when I can. Now let's talk about the gorgeous products!

 First, we have two new shades of the incredible Rouge Edition Lipsticks* (£7.99) in Pink Catwalk and Fuchsia Safari. The formula is beautiful - great pigmentation, it glides on like a dream and hydrates the lips. The two shades look fairly similar in the swatches, but Pink Catwalk is an orange toned pink/red and Fuchsia Safari is a cooler toned fuchsia pink. The lipsticks have a new bullet shape for a more precise application of the product.

The Rouge Edition Velvets* (£8.99) come in two new colours - Fu(n)schia (bright orange toned red) and Plum Plum Girl (dark plum). Again, the formula is amazing. It dries to a matte finish, but it doesn't dry out the lips at all. It also last really well throughout the day.

L to R: Pink Catwalk and Fuchsia Safari, Fu(n)schia and Plum Plum Girl
Wearing Pink Catwalk
The Air Mat Foundation* (£9.99) comes in 8 shades and it would be ideal for oily skin. I have normal/combination skin, but I really like it. If you have dry skin, don't even try it as it clings to dry patches. Air Mat gives a natural matte finish and it is very lightweight. I like using a good rich moisturiser before applying it though for a nicer feel and finish. The coverage is fab too (medium to full) and the formula  is enriched with mattifying micronized powders to elimate shine without the horrid 'mask effect'. Swatch it in store, as it won't match your current Bourjois shade.

Air Mat Foundation in shade 03.
The Bourjois' Little Round Pot Nude Edition eyeshadows*(£6.99) come in much sleeker packaging than the old style pots that I was obsessed with by the way! They were the only shadows I used when I first experimented with a smokey eye and before I moved on to Urban Decay. The new shades feature three different finishes: pearl, matte and shimmery and the colours are very wearable and perfect for A/W. The pigmentation is really good and I love using the darker shades individually, blending it out nicely for a soft smokey eye.

The new products launched on the 30th of September  and are available from Boots, Superdug and other stockists.

*PR samples



  1. These look lovely and I just love the lipsticks.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  2. I recently picked up the foundation and love it! Will be reviewing it in full on my blog on friday :) x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  3. I would LOVE to get my hands on these new beauty bits from Bourjois!

  4. I can't wait to get my hands on the new Rouge Velvet lipsticks, I love them!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

  5. Plum Plum Girl looks beautiful! Definitely will have to pick it up! I've heard mixed reviews about their darker Rouge Velvet colors but this looks lovely!


  6. I want to try Bourjois products but it's hard to get in the US!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

  7. I'm kind of obsessed with Bourjois rouge edition velvets....these new shades look beautiful!

    Amelia Rose | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger

  8. Wow! These eyeshadows look beautiful, I'll definitely be swatching the pearl finishes when I'm next in store.

    Gem. x |

  9. I love that you take so many great photos and provide swatches in your posts <3 Definitely going to pick up that foundation. I love Healthy Mix but I want something with a bit more coverage.

  10. Bourjois is one of my favourite drugstore brands at the moment! Will definitely be checking out the newer launches when I'm next shopping xx

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

  11. I never tried their eyeshadows but the foundation is on my wishlist now!

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  12. Every time Bourjois bring out a new collection I fall head over heels in love. I've been dying for so long to try their Rouge Edition Velvets, as I'm huge on liquid to matte lipsticks, and I defo want to get some over the next few months before Christmas! I also really want to try their new foundation, I noticed it in store the other day and it looks pretty awesome!

    Belated congrats on your little one by the way :)

    Amanda Jayne | Beauty, Style, Life & Travel

  13. I'm glad they are releasing a new foundation targeted to those with oily skin ( like me). I really hope that they carry all the shades here - or at least the lightest one, otherwise I won't be able to use it.

    The lipsticks look really nice and I am yet to try out their lip stains.
    Take care, have a nice day!


  14. Everything in the collection looks seriously fab! x

    The Belle Narrative

  15. Just found your blog! :) having a good read just now i absolutely love the velvet lip colours they are so pigmented!


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