Bourjois Spring/Summer 2011 - Paris Ballerine

Last Saturday, I previewed Bourjois' new spring/summer collection Paris Ballerine, and it left me pleasantly surprised. Conveniently tying in with the current obsession with the arts, particularly ballet thanks to the success of Oscar nominated film, Black Swan, Paris Ballerine is awash of pretty, subtle shades that allow you to flaunt your femininity, giving the wearer the option of a demure or sultry look.

Pretty, non?

The collection consists of three Effet Smoky pencils in Ultra Black (76), Sand Rose (77) and New Wave Blue (78) which are dual-ended and have a fine nip to help line and frame the eyes for an easy to apply smoked out look. The pencils are creamy, don't drag along the skin and cost £4.99 each.

Two Little Round Pot eyeshadow's come in a frosty oyster pink (05) and light silver (25) priced at £5.99 each. I found the silver contained quite a lot of glitter and it swatched a little patchy, so I'd recommend it be used wet instead. To be honest the shades aren't ones that I'd usually reach for, because I don't think they're particularly flattering on my skin tone. At a push, the silver could be layered over either the black or blue Effect Smoky pencils to give your smoky eye a pop - or over a black or dark grey eyeshadow.

 Top Row: 
Sweet Kiss Naturel in Rose Innocence (11)
Sweet Kiss Naturel in Rose Passionne (13)
£7.99 each

Bottom Row (Right)
So Laque Ultra Shine in Rose satin (36)
So Laque Shine in Bleu asphalte (37)
£5.49 each

Bottom (Left)
Illuminating Touch in Rose Essentiel (far left of photo)

I like both lipstick shades in this collection. The dusty pink (11) will obviously look great teamed with a smoky eye and the red (13) gives lips a touch of colour without screaming "You have red lipstick ooooon!!!!" Bourjois' Sweet Kiss lipsticks are smooth, non drying and come in a wide range of shades and have had my seal of approval for being an affordable, decent high street lipstick for a while now, so check them out next time you're in Boots or Superdrug.

Finally, the nail polishes. Bleu asphalte is a creme purpley grey - and pretty hard to describe. Two coats give full coverage and it leaves nails looking glossy with a streak free finish. Apparently Rose passionne is a full coverage opaque nude - so no lacklustre, so clear it's practically invisible finish from this polish. If you're looking for a french manicure every day polish, then this may be a option to check out next time you're by a Bourjois stand.

Huge thanks to the ladies at Bourjois HQ for giving up their Saturday to entertain us on a rainy day!

Paris Ballerine will be released in mid April.

6 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

xDiamondsandPearlsx said...

Everything looks so pretty! x

Stacie said...

I like the look of the Bleu Asphalt I hope it's a dupe for the Dior Bond Street!

나니 said...

I'm liking the nudy pink lipstick :3

Imo said...

That ashphalt colour is so lovely, like a mucky purply blue

Miss Krimson said...

very pretty. thanks for sharing! love how girly it is :)
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**OnYxStA** said...

love purrty!

Xisses, Onyxsta


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