It’s not exactly a secret that I’m not a pro when it comes to eyeshadow. The lack of pretty coloured powder featured on this website is testament to that. After a good three years of fitting into the “beauty obsessive category” (which brings me to realise I will have been blogging for three years in 2014 – holy crapola…) I’m finally getting to grips with the whole more than one shade, defining and shaping deal, about time, I know. But when a one shade wonder comes along I cant quite help but revert back to the basics – enter Bourjois.
When my lovely lady Luce popped up a post on the Bourjois Colour Edition 24hr Cream to Powder Shadow (I’m never saying that out loud in a video – I can’t speak at the best of times) in Prune Nocturne I couldn’t help but watch as it fell into my basket on my latest trip to boots.
I’ve seen the texture of the shadows divide opinions a little, but I personally like the cream to powder feel of this one and find it surprisingly easy to work with. I use my ring finger to pat the product on to my lid and the product transfers from tip to lid better than a lot of other cream to shadow powders. I then blend it in with a Mac 217 before it sets. It blends out easily and gives a warm smokey gradient from the lash line upwards. Easy everyday autumnal eyes. (Excuse the lack of full eyelid shot here – I have some serious eye eczema going on!)
If you wanted to smoke it up even more you can run the product under the eyes. For me this technique is a one way road to droopy dull eyes, so I keep the lower lash line clean, and if I feel the need to smoke things out further? Well, that’s where MACs Smut eyeshadow comes in. Yes, I know, a second shadow?! But bear with me here. Tucked into the outer corners of the crease, it adds a little extra depth to the eye and lifts everything up a little, perfect for taking one shadow from day to night. Not that that’s happened yet, I’ve been off work so the most action this look got was a trip to Tesco, but rest assured it lasted (on my currently super dry eye lids) and stayed put for a good four hours – then I decided it was time for a face mask. As you do at 3pm.