Bourjois, tsk tsk tsk. You have done it again. Rolling out new product one by one, with each and every product to be…. *beep*. You would think I will tell you at the beginning of this review and spoil everything, eh? Nah. You got to read on 😉
Now. I have these two new eye makeup products from Bourjois for nearly 2 months ago. Again, just like the City Radiance Skin Protecting Foundation and Radiance Reveal Concealer, it is the only mascara and eyeliner that I have been using everyday for the past 2 months, putting these two to test.
Volume Reveal Mascara (RM52.90)
You have seen mirror on lip gloss tube but have you seen a mirror on a mascara? Me neither. I was really surprised to find that the Volume Reveal Mascara has a magnifying mirror, built-in to the mascara body and it is able to give you the x3 zoom view. At first I thought the mirror is just a gimmick. I can always use my LED vanity table mirror but once I tried applying my mascara using this built-in mirror, that is it! I was sold. I can see every single lash and have a clearer closer look on how the brush hugged my lashes as I zig-zagged the brush on it.
I hate big mascara brush. I have to tell you this upfront. That is just a personal preference as I have short lashes. Bourjois usually freaks me out with their HUGE and BIG mascara brush. This Volume Reveal Mascara brush is actually not too bad. Still on the big side but since my lashes are longer now, I have no problem with bigger mascara brush 😛
One trick I learnt with opening a brand new tube of mascara is to use it for one or two days and not touch it for a week or so to let the brush get tacky and drier. I am not a fan of a brand new mascara. I find that mascara just does not coat onto the lashes nicely when it is still new and wet. I prefer it to be drier. Another trick is to wave your mascara brush in the air for a few seconds before applying onto the lashes.
The one I have is the waterproof version and it is Black. Like really super Black and I love it! It does not weight the curl or lashes down no matter how many coats or how thick you apply, provided you curl them up nicely. I like drama lashes so I would do lots of coats. This is how Bourjois Volume Reveal Mascara looked like on my lashes. So black, gives me volume and the kind of thickness I like and the best part? No smudging at all. Removing is also easy surprisingly.
Liner Feutre Slim (RM42.90)
When I first uncap the Liner Feutre Slim, I let out a sigh. Felt-tip eyeliner and me just don’t gel well. I tried the eyeliner on immediately and hated it. Then the next following day, I got ready to go to an event and decided to try the eyeliner out again. That was a risk to take as I already had my eye makeup on. If I screw the liner up, I am screwed. What do you know! My eyeliner turned out perfectly nice and black and flick-y, just the way I like it.
Liner Feutre Slim was built with an ultra-precise felt-tip so that it is easy to create the liner flick. The formulation of the eyeliner is also said to lasts up to 24 hours. Honestly all eyeliners stays on and on unless you remove it with eye makeup remover. My only main concern is, does this smudge and give me panda eyes?
Some eyeliner need a bit of a shaking motion to get the ink flows down to the tip. Some dries up after a few usage. This Liner Feutre Slim does not require any shaking and the felt-tip stays wet all the time. I still see no signs of the product drying up till to date.
It has a super long felt-tip, which I appreciate very much. It makes it so much easier to navigate around my small Asian eyes in order to create a thin line along the top lash line. I was also concern about the sharpness of my flick. I have little to less experience with felt-tip eyeliner so I have no idea how to create a thin sharp flick with this type of eyeliner. It turns out I was worried for nothing. In order to get a thin line, all I need to do is to put less pressure. In fact creating a sharp flick is so much more easier with this eyeliner!
What I like about this eyeliner is how black it is. So black. This means I do not need a lot of pressure when doing my eyeliner. It does not dries down completely matte and I have no problem with a bit shine on my eyeliner. I have teary right eyes which means my eyes are super sensitive. When an eyeliner is not suitable for me, I will tear up like crazy and ruin the eyeliner flick. This Bourjois Liner Feutre Slim does not gives me teary eyes. That is good isn’t it?
The fact is, I was not expecting to like both the Volume Reveal Mascara and Liner Feutre Slim but I did. I fell in love hard. Don’t get me wrong. Bourjois mascara has been working well on me all this while. It’s just that I freak out with the humongous brush size haha! Now that my mascara is a bit drier, I love it even more. Now, the one that took my by surprise was the Liner Feutre Slim. I can never get felt-tip eyeliner to work and this one works like a charm. I was really surprised with how easy it is to use.
Cannot wait to see what Bourjois is coming out with next. So what’s cooking Bourjois?
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.