Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bourjois Quad Smoky Stories Eyeshadow Palettes Review & Swatches

Bourjois Smoky Stories Quads* link
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the launch of some festive releases from Bourjois and the stand out product from the range were the Smoky Stories eyeshadow quads. I was particularly excited by these as Bourjois had been my eyeshadow brand of choice back in my clubbing days piling on a dark grey glittery shade from their round potted shadows range. It seems Bourjois is an oldie but a goodie as since getting these new palettes in my hands I have abandoned all other eyeshadow products with Good Nude becoming a firm favourite of mine .

Each quad features a light, medium and dark shade to create a smoky eye along with what they're calling the 'light touch' which is a glittery shade which can be used as either highlight of packed on to give a sparkly look as you transfer your look from day to evening.

L-R: Over Rose, Rock This Khaki, Good Nude and Grey & Night
As mentioned Good Nude has been my favourite but I'm starting to cheat on that with Rock This Khaki which is perfect for this time of year and nice to go outside of the usual comfort zone. Grey and Night is perfect for the traditional grey smoky eyed lovers and I found it easy to work with and no fear of panda eyes. I have since passed it on to a colleague at work who prefers this shades.

The most impressive thing I've found from these palettes is the longevity. I have oily eyelids and always expect some creasing from eye shadow towards the end of the day no matter what primers and such I use but these stick around long after I've left the office which is perfect as we head into party season.

The shades are all well pigmented and blend well together and have me even thinking I'm a master at the smoky eye look. The medium shade is perfect for applying in the crease and I've been using the darker shades as liner by day but can intensify the look in outer corners by night along with the light touch to sparkle under disco lights.

For £7.99 this isn't the cheapest palette nor the most expensive but it's definitely value for money and would be something I could rely on in most eventualities.

If interested you can see photos from the event here.

*PR Sample

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  1. Back in my teen years, I loved a Kaki Bourjois eyeshadow trio. Rock this Kaki reminds me of it. Good nude looks beautiful too though and quite pigmented as well.

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  2. Great eyeshadows.Nice post.

  3. These palettes look gorgeous! :)
    Especially 'Over Rose'!
    I'm now following you on BlogLovin :)


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