The fabulous and stylish chaos that is Fashion Week has moved on once more, from the cobbles of Somerset House to the flora and fauna of the Tuileries. This season I took things fairly easy and missed the shows. I still soaked up the Fashion Week fun at Handpicked Media’s LFW suite at the deluxe One Aldwych hotel right off The Strand.
The suite was, as ever season, a wonderland of hair and beauty demonstrations and treatments, awaiting for wearing fashion folk to relax.
Last season I discovered Bourjois (a little late to the game, I realise!) and last weekend I was pleased to find them at the suite again – straight from backstage at Zoe Jordan’s catwalk show where they’d been doing the make-up!
They were happy to share all the details about their newest beauty launches. The most exciting launch is the nail dotting tool which helps nail art novices to create cute patterns really easily.
They showed me just how easy it was by jazzing up my thumb nails (and my sister’s too). I love how easy it is and yet just how pretty the result is. Everyone keeps commenting on them too.
Next up is their newly re-released Poudre de Riz de Java. Originally launched in the late nineteenth Century, it was an international success and has been re-released to celebrate the brand’s 150th anniversary.
According to the blurb: “This scented, ultra-fine, delicately pink and pearly loose powder lights up and smooth’s the complexion in one single step. Suitable for all skin tones, its radiant and velvety finish immediately creates a healthy and glowing effect.” In reality? It works beautifully over my Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation to create a slightly matt glow – if that makes sense? I love the dewy and highlighted look but without the shiny and oily feel – so this works perfectly.
Amongst other new releases is the Blush Exclusif which is a cream-powder blush that contains pH reactive pigments and creates a bespoke pink shade in reaction to your skin’s pH. On me, it’s a pretty pale dusky pink. Their newest mascara offering is the Twist up the Volume Mascara with a brand new brush concept. The brush features an innovative twist mechanism so you basically get 2 brushes in 1 for different results – length and oversized volume.
I’ll be writing a full review of the mascara soon. I’ll also be writing a piece about the dotting tool and how to use it. So make sure to check back for those soon (make sure you never miss another post on Sugar & Spice by following us on Bloglovin’, Twitter, or Facebook).
Have you tried Bourjois’s products? Which is your favourite?