I didn't realise that Bourjois had released a new selection of eyeshadow quads until I saw them for myself in the flesh. I don't think I have tried a Bourjois shadow since my pots of blue and white eyeshadow that I thought was a really good look when I was 14. I dabbled with their cream eyeshadows last year when they were released, but I haven't really reached for them in months. Either way, brown eyeshadows tug on my heartstrings and before I knew it, I exchanged payment for these and adopted them- without even swatching them. I know, I know.
My first impressions of the packaging were not hugely complimentary, it's just a little bulky with the addition of those ruddy little sponge tip applicators (as an aside, do any of you HATE these as much as I do? SUCH a waste of money and WHO actually uses them? Let me know in the comments below if you're hating on these too!) but what I do really like about the packaging is the the colour of the plastic case matches the theme of the colours inside- I appreciate little details like this I admit! Each of the quads comprises of four eyeshadow (did I really have to explain that?)- prime, shadow, define and highlight. The colour selection is more sensible than say the Wet n Wild trios (which I love, but ain't no magenta ever going on my browbone!) and you get plenty of each colour to play with. The little informational leaflet can explain this process far more efficiently and effectively than I can:
The eyeshadows are incredibly soft and not too powdery but I have noticed some fallout issues with the glitter shades in both palettes- I used them on my inner corner and ended up with glitter all down my cheeks and my undereye area over the course of the day. I think I might apply them wet. The colours in both palettes work amazingly well together, and it's very easy to build up the depth of colour that you require. The butteriness of the shadows just makes them a dream to blend- it's honestly foolproof.
05 Good Nude
06 Upside Brown
And despite my earlier comments, just in case any of you are interested, this is the applicator that comes with the palettes.
I believe these are around the €12 mark and are available in Boots and presumably most Bourjois stockists at the moment. I really really like these- they exceeded my expectations to be honest. If I see another quad that I like, I'd have no hesitation picking up another. I like to have my complete eyeshadow looks in one little convenient palette and these palettes deliver in abundance.
Do you like the look of these? Have you tried any yet?