Monday, January 24, 2011

Product Review; "Bourjois Little Round Pot Eyeshadow"

Bourjois Paris innovated the "baked" method where various minerals and water would be blended together, formed into shape and then baked. Literally.

Since 1863, the company has modified the formula to accomodate methods of application and improve longevity of wear. Including creating matte, pearlized and shimmery finishes. Although it was designed to be lightweight and ultra pigmented, the formula seems to have become much more complicated than just mix-and-bake.

The addition of synthetic ingredients like Synthetic Fluorphologopite and Mineral Oil alongside the usual suspects like Copper Powder, Mica and Talc makes this product glide a bit smoother, shinier but not terribly lighter. Swirling over the top of the dome with your ring finger will leave you with rich, dense color that transfers to the eyes or skin brilliantly, but does have a bit of weight to it. Much like the way slightly undercooking a cake will leave it moist, these powder eyeshadows can slip if not set properly.

With the addition of these latest ingredients, I might have left them in the oven a bit longer.

Bourjois Little Round Pot Eyeshadow; $14.00

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