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Thursday, August 27th, 2009
French cosmetic firm Bourjois has been a mainstay for savvy beauty consumers, and for the lucky women of France since the 19th century.
Paris was a raucous place in the 1800s, with fashion, music and theatre scandalizing polite society with its outré behaviour. Respectable ladies did not wear make-up, wanting to distance themselves from the actresses and ladies of the night who embraced enhancing their natural beauty with cosmetics. But ladies secretly used beetroot or strawberry juice to warm their pale complexions and even pinched their cheeks for a quick colour hit. (more…)
Friday, December 14th, 2007
I love all things French, don’t you? Here are three Bourjois gift sets that you should think about adding to that gift list. If it was me, I would be the happiest little lady to receive anyone of these, and my hubbie would score bonus ‘good-boy’ points!
French Art of Flirting ($30)
This cute little book-like box opens up to reveal 3 metallic eyeliners in radiant copper, vibrant green, luminous coal, and an Ultra Black Mascara in blackest black. On the inner lid, Bourjois provide two sassy looks for the eyes, Daytime Flirt and Party Time Flirt, using these products. Very clever.
As with the French Art of Flirting kit, Pretty in Paris provides instructions for two looks – Parisian Pretty and Belle of The Ball. I would say both looks would be knockout for a New Year’s Eve party.
Kisses From Paris ($18)
Take 4 Bourjois‘ award winning lip glosses, make them into miniature and the perfect purse-size, add a sweet key ring and you have Kisses From Paris. These high shine, non-sticky Effet 3D glosses are all you need to keep your kisser pouty.
The 4 shades included are: beige elastic 1 (nude beige), brun galactic 2 (beige shimmer), rose idyllic 3 (frosty pink), and rose symphonic 20 (pink pearl with glitter).
Thursday, November 8th, 2007
Q: I was curious about Bourjois cosmetics and was wondering if you or anyof your readers have any opinions about the brand? I love the history of the company but I was hoping to hear someone’s personal experience before I make the plunge and buy some! Megan
A: Thanks for the question Megan. I was first introduced to Bourjois when I was growing up in England. I was a teenager and was drawn to the colourful packaging. Since then I always have at least one Bourjois product in my makeup bag.
Their signature blush is fantastic and has been around since 1863. These pretty shades provide a wonderful healthy glow to skin. This was another item that I purchased for the first time when I was…young-er
I could go on. Bourjois has a large selection of products and if you are able to get to a Sephora, go and play with the product and see what you like.
Ok gals, I know many of you have tried Bourjois so let Megan know what YOU think!