I love a good cream eyeshadow so when I saw these cream to powder formulas I was pretty intrigued, especially as Petale De Glace is such a beautiful colour. Originally I thought Bourjois had copied the Maybelline Colour Tattoos (which I’m not a massive fan of) but I have to say these are totally different, here’s my thoughts.
So this is the eyeshadow and one of these eyeshadows will cost you £6.99 from Boots retailers. There is a total of six shades available including this shade ranging from champagnes and neutrals to darker shades such as navy and plum, for some reason I haven’t seen these stocked in Boots lately but they are available online.
The shade is a cool toned, pinky champagne shade although the lighting has made it look more gold in this photo. As you can see we have a very strange formula, not quite a cream and not quite a powder but a unique hybrid.
The shadow swatches beautifully on the fingers but I have to be honest the formula doesn’t wow me. I have tried using this with my fingers and with eyeshadow brushes but it struggles to transfer onto the lid and still have a decent colour payoff, the formula I find particularly difficult, you can’t pack it on because of the texture.
This is a pretty eyeshadow don’t get me wrong, the longevity doesn’t last all day but over an eye primer this is nice alone or it makes a nice highlight for the inner corners but I have to say that the formula let’s this down, if this was a cream eyeshadow I would absolutely adore this but the powder makes this very dry almost siliconey feeling (when your fingers feel dry after) which can make it a pain to work with.
As you can see by these photos despite the colour payoff on my finger it lookd a lot sheerer on the lid and offers a barely there finish, this is great for those who like a natural look and prefer to slap something on and go but for someone like me I much prefer a better colour payoff which sadly means that although this shade is beautiful sadly I’m left disappointed.
Overall I am disappointed with this I wouldn’t repurchase or recommend unless you are opting for a sheer look which is barely there, if only this had a nicer formula I could totally get on board but sadly it’s not quite there.
The Bourjois Color Edition 24hr Eyeshadow is available here for £6.99.
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