Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bourjois Paris Khol & Contour Eye Pencil ’79 Bronze Raffine’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Eye liners and kajal are the two things that really draw attention towards your eyes. I have always been fond of colored eye liners as opposed to a matte black liner. I found Bourjois eye liner in one of the online shopping websites and was quite impressed with the shades (though I find the shade names quite weird! I think they are in French). After going through all the shades, I finally selected 'Bronze Raffine' for me. 'Raffine' is a french word which means defined or sophisticated (sounds interesting!).

Bourjois Paris Khol & Contour Eye Pencil ’79 Bronze Raffine’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Price: 260 INR

Net wt: 1.14g

Shades available: Bronze Raffine, Prune Moderne, Gris Ingenieux, Vert expressif, Ultra Black, Brun Design, Brun Delicieux, Noir Expert, Bleu Virtuose, Bleu Graphique.

Available at: Bourjois counters, online shopping websites.

Bourjois Paris says-
Enriched with pure pigments, this kohl allows for an intense result from the very first stroke and lasts up to 16 hours*.
Its soft and blendable formula is ideal to apply both on the inner and outer rims of the eye.
Hypoallergenic, with natural wax and vitamin E, it is gentle on the delicate eye contour area.
*Scientifically tested on 22 consumers - result obtained on 32% of panelists.

MBT says-
Bourjois Khol & Contour Eye liner pencil is a thin, bronze lacquered wooden pencil with a same colored pull off plastic lid. The color of the pencil is same as that of the shade and allows easy identification of the shade in case you hoard many from this range. The lid of the pencil is quite tight and can be securely carried around in a makeup bag. The liner was tapered to a neatly sharpened tip when brand new. It enables a comfortable and easy hold on pencil during application. The shade name and number are written at the end of the pencil.

The texture of the liner is smooth and creamy (though not as creamy as NYX long pencil and Maybelline Vivid Liners!). It glides easily across my eye lids with minimal effort to give a smooth, precise line. It creates a flawless and subtle line of color in just 2 swipes. To get a more intense and dramatic effect, I need to swipe it 3-4 times. You can easily create thin or thick lines with this liner. It feels quite light on my skin. I tried applying it on the waterline but the color just doesn't show up. Although it has soft texture, it feels hard on my sensitive waterline. The liner failed totally as kohl for me but I do like it as a liner on my eye lids. It stays put on my slightly oily lids for a good 7-8 hours without smudging or fading. Though the company has not claimed it to be a water proof liner but it doesn't budge when it comes in contact with water. I do need to use olive oil or an eye makeup remover to wipe it off. The liner doesn't cause any adverse effects to my eyes. It sharpens very well with no flaking of the pencil fibers.

'Bronze Raffine' is a mix of brown-ish and black-ish olive green color with a hint of bronze in it. It has got minute shimmers which are visible only when the light reflects. The shimmer stays intact and doesn't tend to fall out. The shade is great for both day and night wear. Although the shade is looking a bit lighter on my eyes but it looks quite dark in person. It would look flattering on all skin tones and eye colors. I cannot speak of my experience with smudging the eyeliner as usually I don’t favor this look.

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Bourjois Paris Khol & Contour Eye Pencil ’79 Bronze Raffine’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Bourjois Paris Khol & Contour Eye Pencil ’79 Bronze Raffine’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Bourjois Paris Khol & Contour Eye Pencil ’79 Bronze Raffine’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Bourjois Paris Khol & Contour Eye Pencil ’79 Bronze Raffine’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Bourjois Paris Khol & Contour Eye Pencil ’79 Bronze Raffine’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Bourjois Paris Khol & Contour Eye Pencil ’79 Bronze Raffine’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Bourjois Paris Khol & Contour Eye Pencil ’79 Bronze Raffine’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Bourjois Paris Khol & Contour Eye Pencil ’79 Bronze Raffine’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Bourjois Paris Khol & Contour Eye Pencil ’79 Bronze Raffine’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Bourjois Paris Khol & Contour Eye Pencil ’79 Bronze Raffine’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

I had applied liner on both upper lash line & waterline!

Bourjois Paris Khol & Contour Eye Pencil ’79 Bronze Raffine’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

PROS:
Travel friendly packaging.
Smooth and creamy texture.
Glides easily across the lids without tugging or pulling the skin.
Allows precise application for both subtle and dramatic look.
Medium to build-able pigmentation.
Easily available.
Bronze Raffine would look great on all eye colors.
Good staying power.
Easy to remove.
Opthalmologically tested.

CONS:
False claim of 16 hours staying power.
The color doesn't show up on my waterline.

Overall Verdict:
Bourjois Khol & Contour Eye liner has got soft, smooth and creamy texture. It glides effortlessly across the lids without tugging the skin. The pigmentation of the liner is medium to build-able and gives true color with 2 swipes. The liner stays put on my slightly oily lids for a good 7-8 hours without smudging. It doesn't work on waterline although I never intended to wear such shade on my waterline. 'Bronze Raffine' is a dark brownish and blackish olive green color with a hint of bronze in it. It would look flattering on all skin tones. I shall definitely recommend it to everyone.

Rating: 4/5

Have you tried Bourjois Khol & Contour Eye liner? Which is your favorite shade? How was your experience? Share in the comments below!

Stay pretty!
Megha

44 comments:

  1. I like the shade very much! And the review, of course ;)

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    1. Thanx Egle! Me too like this shade <3

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  2. Awesome review! Love it<3 lasts 7-8 hours?wow!.....and again i love that eye of yours<3 (wo ankh mujhe dedo thakurain :p)

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    1. Thanx Senorita :)

      Nahiiiiiiiii nahiiiiiii :D U havent shown me your pic yet :@

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    2. wo bhi dikhadenge thoda sabr:) aur nahi wait karsakti toh Aishwarya ka pic dekhlo :p *kidding:p*

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    3. I think Querida ji aap hume Eid par apna chand sa chehra dikhaegi. :)
      Aishwarya :O u r aish's sis. I mean judwa sis ;)

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    4. Cool same pinch shes my fav actress too. :)

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  3. lovely EOTDs.. yup i too bought these but haven't tried yet!!

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    1. Thanx dear :)

      These are pretty good Vipra!

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  4. 7-8 hours is hell of a good staying power :) loved your comprehensive review! do they like have a royal blue shade?

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    1. Thanx Jeeshan!

      Yeah they do have. Check the shades starting with the name bleu :). U can try NYX Long pencil in blue lagoon too that i have reviewed here on my blog but its not available anywhere online!

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    2. oh okay will check that out then been hunting for a good blue eye liner :)

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    3. Do check faces too. They have wide variety of shades!

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  5. Looks good on you. Glad that it has so many shades to choose from. I will definitely pick them in brown and blue.Thanks for the detailed review Megha :)

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    1. My pleasure dear. Yup all the shades look pretty online :)

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  6. Nice review.. I liked th EOTD. :)

    Hina xx
    http://beautywidbrainz.com

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  7. Lovely eye makeup Meghu..:) It looks fab!
    You have tempted me to try it.:)

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    1. Thanx Nieshu. Im still a learner when it comes to eye makeup.

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  8. pretty shade megha..need to get this one..
    lovely EOTD's...<3

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  9. I love how pigmented thse pencils are how and lovely they go over. But they smudge horribly on me. :(
    You look so good with this color on!

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    1. Ohhhh I have slightly oily lids but they dont smudge on me. Which color do u have?

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  10. Wow lovely review that's bad it does't shows on your waterline but looks nice on you Meghu :)

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    1. Thanx Rads! I like only black color on my waterline so really dont have any issues with it :)

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  11. It's so nice! Great review, I like it! : )

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  12. Nice shade and clear photos! Such a disappointment on the waterline though!

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    1. Thanx Nisha. Yeah it just doesnt show up on my waterline :(

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  13. It's On My To Buy List For Sure!

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  14. nice shade and swatch Megha.. sad it dint work on the waterline... :/

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    1. Thanx Natasha! Yup but i actually use only black on my waterline!

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  15. Loved your post! will definitely try this product!

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  16. Awesome pictures and once again a good review .

    Travel India

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