Bourjois' Smoky Stories Quad Palettes and Color Edition 24Hr Cream Eyeshadow

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If you've read my last post on Bourjois AMAZING #24hrpartyready Event, then you'll know that i promised to give a review on some of Bourjois latest products. Unless this is your first visit to Nicole’s Allsorts blog (and in that case you have some serious explaining to do) you will know that smoky eyes are totally my thing…so you can imagine how I excited I was to see Bourjois’ beautiful Smoky Stories Quad eyeshadows at their #24hrpartyready event last week. 

 The Bourjois Smoky Stories Quad Eyeshadow Palettes contain three matte colours; all of these shades have a lovely, soft satin cream to powder finish, plus an additional ‘light touch’ shade, which I like to use as a highlighter (giving off a cute bright and sparkly effect that make your eyes pop!) Here are some of the shades:

Rock this khaki, I love blue, Upside brown, Over rose, Good nude, In mauve again, Ocean obsession, and Grey and night 

I love all of the eight shades ( Upside Down brown is my fave!) as they are easy to apply and blend with minimal fall-out, and I find that they also have great pigmentation. Shades include a couple of blue’s, purple, rose gold (which works perfectly for a sweet, natural day time look), brown neutrals, greys and khaki green. I must admit… I adore choosing a different Quad Palette to match the colours of my outfits!

Each of the quads comprises of four eye shadow-prime, shadow, define and highlight. The eye shadows are incredibly soft and not too powdery, and I find that it also works well if you apply the shades wet to you eyelids! I love the shades 05 Good Nude and 06 Upside Brown, which I use often individually, but the colours in both these palettes also work amazingly well together, and are a dream to blend.

The makeup artist smoked up my eyes with these gorgeous Quad Palettes in shade Grey and Night. To my delight, I was very pleased to see that Bourjois had just released two new shades in their Color Edition 24Hr Eyeshadow collection.

 The Color Edition 24Hr Cream Eyeshadows has been introduced as a" new generation cream-to-powder formula”. The fine and silky soft cream colour turns into powder upon the contact with the skin leaving you with a luxurious, silky feel.

I adore the wonderful luminous finish that these cream shadows create, to give a fantastic metallic sheen and an intense colour that lasts 24 hrs. Personally, I think that all the shades work well separately and together… I adore blending and building up the silvery and rose cream shades together, to give a softer, more natural glow to my eyes…perfect for Christmas and New Year party wear.  For a more intense night time look, I'd suggest building Prune Nocturne or any of the darker shades up some more, or using these as a base before applying powder eyeshadow on top.

Shades  Plum Purple Prune Nocturne*, and Pétale de Glace* - a dusky rose with mauve undertones. For £6.99, these are a steal!

I really like the two new shades, as they are perfect colours for the festive season and would be a great gift for christmas stockings. I recommend you have a look at the other colours in the Color Edition 24Hr Eyeshadow range. The golden shade, Désir, is the stand out shade for me with flawless pigmentation, and I find also works well for a warmer smoky eye.

Bourjois' Smoky Stories Quad Palettes and Color Edition 24Hr Cream Eyeshadows are all available at Boots, Superdrug, Asos and Beauty Mart.

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Have you tried these Bourjois products? Which shade is your favourite? 
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