As much as I love my eye shadow palettes, when it comes to convenience, nothing really beats an eye shadow stick. They’re portable, don’t need a brush and can be applied straight from the stick onto your lid.
Bourjois’ new ColourBand shadow sticks have just hit the shelves and offer a purse-friendly product with high-quality performance. These crayon-style eye shadow pencils come in six different colours, focusing on wearable shades of gold, bronze and mauve with a few deeper colours thrown in for good measure.
|L-R Beige Minimal, Brun Dadaiste, Mauve, Noir Abstrait|
I’ve been really impressed with them in terms of pigmentation – a single swipe will leave you with an easy day time look which can be built up with extra layers for night time. They don’t drag on the lids when you apply them and blend easily with a finger or a brush if you prefer. They can also double up as liners, although the nib might be a little chunky to get a really slim line against your lashes.
My current favourite combination is Beige Minimal all over my lid with Brun Dadaiste blended into the crease and closer to the lash line for a take on a bronze smokey eye.
Bourjois say that these are waterproof and while I’ve not tested them out in the shower (maybe I should?!) they are seriously long wearing. I’ve had mine on for a 14 hour day with no fading, which is pretty impressive given the fact they’re a cream product. The only downside for me is that they crease. Quite a bit. This is a definite down point on what would be a five star product otherwise, but a decent eye primer underneath them helps keep this to a minimum.
ColourBand eye shadows can be found on Bourjois stands and online from Boots and Superdrug and cost £5.99 each.
What do you think of these new shadows from Bourjois?