The Bourjois Palette Le Smoky and Les Nudes are the newest eyeshadow palette from French brand Bourjois.
Both of the palettes come in cool plastic packaging with a magnetic lid.
It is similar to the packaging on their Dèlice de Soleil Bronzer.
The lid contains a really good sized mirror which you can twist around 360 degrees.
They also come with a dual sponged tipped applicator. This doesn’t really float my boat if I’m honest though.
As you can of course tell from the names, one of the palettes is meant to be more suited to smoky eye looks. The other more suited to more neutral eye looks. Smoky I can get on board with, the Nudes, not so much. But, let me show you both in action 🙂
First up we have the Bourjois Palette Le Smoky:
It contains eight shades ranging from an ice white, silver, grey, blue, purple to black.
Then, we have the Bourjois Palette Les Nudes.
Again there are eight shades in this palette, ranging from white, silver, purple, gold and brown. To me, this palette isn’t really representative of nude/neutral eyeshadow shades at all. The last four shades, maybe, but the first four shades are icy cool toned colours that I don’t really associate with the term nude (in eyeshadow talk anyways 🙂 ).
Both of these palettes are full of shimmer and glitter. If you don’t like shimmer, you wont like them whatsoever! They both have one matte shade that is the darkest colour in both of the palettes. After giving both of them a whirl, I will say the shadows are ok. They feel soft to the touch and they definitely apply more opaque with your fingers. But, you can get pay off (not as much though) with a brush. I used a mixture of both of them here:
They aren’t the easiest to work with and there is fallout and it’s sparkly, so be prepared to have to clean that up. Also, the colour arrangements are a bit odd, I think. And there is a lack of transition colours, so you will probably have to incorporate some other shadows in if you creating more of a look with them. They do last well on the eyelids, well at least they did on mine with a primer underneath.
The Bourjois Palette Le Smoky and Les Nudes are available in Boots stores or online here now. They retail for €15.99 a piece. But, Bourjois have a 2 for €15 deal on at the minute. So if you like what you see you better work fast 🙂 I think that price point is much more suited to them personally.