Monday, 13 September 2010

Bourjois Blogger Event

On Saturday I was in London for the Bourjois Bloggers Event held in their HQ and got a sneek peek of their new trend collection for Autumn/Winter 2010. I met some lovely ladies and we were treated to cupcakes, percy pigs and drinks whilst watching a makeup demonstration by celebrity makeup artist Cassie Lomas, who is also spokesperson for Bourjois. Cassie shared some tips on how to achieve that Parisian Baroque look effortlessly using a selection of new Bourjois trend products, and also showcased their new Bio Detox Organic foundation and concealer and their new Volumizer mascara. I shall be blogging in a separate blog post in more detail about my thoughts on these products very soon.

The new Paris Barock Collection is due to launch in October, and it combines elegance with the edginess of a modern day rock chic look.  

There is a new Smoky Eyes Trio in ‘Lady Vert-de-Gris’ bringing together three complementary shades: a white gold illuminator with subtle shimmer, a grey-brown and a dark brown shade. The micronized formula provides good coverage and is easy to blend for a strong and sophisticated smoky eye. Cassie talked us through how to create the 80’s style Khaki trend with a grey-green brown smoky eye by taking the mid toned brown colour up to nearly the brow bone. The trio has simple instructions printed on the back on how to create the perfect smoky eye.

The Liner Pinceau or neo-classique in a beautiful burnished gold colour enhances the eyes and has a brightening effect. It is a nice change to the usual black or brown liner and perfect for the up and coming festive season.

Tips from Bourjois Makeup artist Cassie Lomas: “For an intense look, use the light shade of Smoky Eyes Trio along the bottom lash line and in the corner of the eye. Apply the medium shade on the entire eyelid and blend to the outer corner of the eye, towards the eyebrow. Use the darkest shade on the centre lashline and blend towards the outer corner, depending on the shape of your eye.”
Dress your nails with THE most wanted nail colour of this season: the famous "greige" seen on catwalks during Fashion week. 1 Seconde Nail Enamel in ‘Gris Cashmere’ is a beige-grey with a vintage finish. For a more classic look, there is ‘Rouge Profond’ for a striking red. 
Tomette d’or Blush redefines and subtly highlights the cheekbones. Its pinky-brown shade enhanced with golden pigments produces a healthy glow. The complexion is natural but radiant.

Left to Right: Rouge Intemporel and Brique Chic

The satin texture of Sweet Kiss Les Rouges lipsticks dresses the lips in elegant and soft shades of rosewood, brick red and garnet red. Thanks to the special formulation it brings a light texture and an intense colour and comes in three sophisticated shades: Brun Sophistiqué, Brique Chic and Rouge Intemporel. I am usually scared of Red Lips but these lipsticks are very easy to wear and feel very moisturising and so light it doesn’t feel as if you are wearing lipstick. I tried out Shade No. 53, Brique Chic which I got a lot of compliments on and tlthough the lipstick lasted really well, I liked the effect when it had worn off it left a lovely stain behind.

Swatches: Top is Brique Chic and Bottom is Rouge Intemporel

Swatch on the lips: Brique Chic

Blusher – £6.99

Smoky Eye Trio - £7.49
Gold Liner - £5.99
Lipsticks - £7.99
Nail Polish - £5.49

My must-haves from this collection would be the smoky eye trio, the nail polishes and the lipsticks. What are you looking forward to the most from this collection?
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