Today I’m reviewing Bourjois effet duochrome eye liner 62 Brun Mordore which was featured in my Top 10 favorite products of the week this time.
Price : Rs 330
Quantity : 1.17 g
What Bourjois says about the product :
2 TONE REFLECTION FOR INCREDIBLY CAPTIVATING EYES.
A PALETTE OF ORIGINAL SHADES WITH 2 TONE REFLECTION
A colour spectrum effect
The duochrome effect is created by shimmer particles that change colour in the light.
With highly concentrated pigments, it highlights eyes with intense and luminous shades.
A gliding, soft lead
The comfortable, smooth and easy-to-blend formula, enriched with natural wax, makes easy application and intense colour in one stroke
Comes in 5 gorgeous shades. View shades on
My take on the product :
I love Bourjois’s eye liner range- they have a HUGE range of colors in so many finishes- matte, pearl, duochrome, wet glossy in pencils as well as liquid liners. Bourjois is the king of eye pencil collections!
I was already using the eye kohls from Bourjois (Kohl and contour pencil Brun expressif reviewed HERE) and visited the counter looking for a bronze eye pencil. I had seen (a British makeup artist with amazing videos!) use a Bourjois bronze pencil for a certain look and even though I didn’t expect to find the same thing there, I nevertheless went looking for it.
I love duochrome shades- in eye shadows as well as eye liners and this is one of the must-have duochromes for every eye pencil lover.
The pencil comes in a very attractive duochrome wooden pencil form with a transparent cap. The pencil is easy to sharpen and the packaging is quite attractive and colorful. Its easy to use, hygienic and travel-friendly as well.
The texture of the pencil is soft and it glides easily on the lid without any tugging. It can be smudged easily and blended with other shades as well. These pencils, just like the Bourjois kohl and contour are not smudge-proof and smudge if you rub your finger across it. But I find that they stay on my lids, lower lash line for a long time without smudging or creating an unsightly mess around my eyes. After a full day of wear, I find them faded but never messy or smudged. They are soft enough to be used as eye shadow all over lid and generally stay on for 5-6 hours after which they crease a bit (without primer).
The advantage of this kind of formula is that it is waterline safe as opposed to pencils that set to a smudge proof finish few seconds after application. Smudge proof pencils can’t be used all over lid (they stretch out the delicate skin when they set and feel very uncomfortable) but this kind of formula can be used all over lid without experiencing any discomfort.
The shade 62 Brun Mordore –
Its a bronze-brown shade containing fine gold shimmer. The shimmer is very fine and evenly distributed, does not irritate my eyes or feel uncomfortable on my waterline as well. The shade looks beautiful on warm skin tones but the only con is that it doesn’t show up easily on pigmented lids. I have pigmented lids and this blends in with my skin tone so well that I have to use it all over the lid for it to be visible. But after using a concealer, this shows up well. I prefer wearing it on my lower lash line (where it shows up better) or all over the lid as eye shadow with kohl on waterline. It looks great paired with a warm lip color-especially if you’re going for a bright lip.
It is one of those shades that add a bit of glamour to the eyes are yet are subtle enough to be worn to work.
Highly recommended with fair/medium skin tones. Might not show up well on duskier skin tones.
On smudging –
The GOOD about Bourjois effet duochrome eye liner 6Sh2 Brun Mordore –
- Attractive easy to use, hygienic wooden pencil packaging.
- Soft texture, glides easily on the lids.
- Can be smudged and blended easily.
- Well priced for the quantity.
- The shade can be worn in different ways.
- Gives a beautiful neutral eye with a bit of added oomph because of the duochrome finish.
- The gold shimmer is very fine and non gritty.
- Stays on lash line entire day.
- Can be worn as eye shadow- does not cause discomfort.
- Comes off easily with mild cleanser.
- Despite not being smudge proof, does not create a mess around the eyes.
- Not completely smudge/water proof- may not last long on people with oily lids/watery eyes.
- Might not show up on pigmented lids/darker skin tones.
- Begins to crease after 5-6 hours when worn all over lid.
This is how it looks on me (don’t be puzzled, just not wearing my green s today 😛 )
Worn on as liner on upper lash line, waterline and lower lash line –
Worn all over lid and on lower lash line with kohl on waterline –
Its a gorgeous bronze brown duochrome eye pencil encased in an attractive colorful wooden pencil form. The texture is smooth and the pencil can be applied as liner, kohl and eye shadow as well without causing any irritation to the eyes. The formula is not completely waterproof or smudge proof but it lasts on me with negligible smudging almost the entire day (Except when worn as eye shadow). The shade looks beautiful on fair/medium skin tones but doesn’t show up well in pigmented lids/duskier skin tones without a concealer. It is one of my personal favorites and I love pairing it with a brighter warm lip.
Do check that the shade shows up on your lids before purchasing.
Rating : 3.8/5
Will I repurchase: Yes.
Have you tried Bourjois effet duochrome eye liners?
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