This Bourjois Smoky Eyes set in "nude ingénu (04)" was part of a birthday gift from my friend a few months ago and I completely forgot I had it. But when I finally retrieved it from its hiding place the other day, I was surprised to find a very useful trio of eyeshadow shades, complete in a handy compact case.
Bourjois describe this product as "Silky, easy-to-blend texture, 8-hour wear", and I would agree. The eyeshadows don't have the melty softness of say, Urban Decay eyeshadows, but they're really not bad at all. You might need to swipe your eyeshadow brush once more on the domes to pick up more colour, but the shadows stretch surprisingly far when applied. I also find they last all day with no problem whatsoever.
Here are the shades in this particular set. In cute Bourjois style, the individual shadows are domed and come with a double-ended applicator.
And below are the swatches. We have a pale, creamy highlighter shade (shimmer), a slightly red-toned mid brown (non-glittery shimmer) and a neutral, smoky dark brown (matte).
On the bottom of the compact, there are instructions for a "classic smoky" look. Nothing new here - they're the same instructions that have been on these kinds of sets for decades.
Here are the shadows applied with a very thin line of black eyeliner (over Urban Decay Primer Potion as always). I still haven't mastered a full-on "smoky eye" look (and probably never will!) but this is just an everyday look I've been wearing.
I really like this product from Bourjois... and these brown shades in particular. The friend who gave it to me knows me too well!
The Bourjois Smoky Eyes trio costs £7.99 and comes in 6 different colour combinations which you can see on the Bourjois product page. There are combos to suit most tastes, with greys, blues, pinks, purples and golds all covered. I'd definitely recommend taking a look.