Mini Bourjois Paris-The Cutest Cosmetics Ever! (Review and Swatches)

June 14, 2008
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I know that these adorable Bourjois minis have been available abroad for awhile now, but I’ve patiently waiting, hoping that Bourjois would release these in the US and here they are!

(super long photo heavy post alert!)

If you’ve never seen or heard of the mini Bourjois Paris line (or if you just want to see the full line), I’d recommend clicking here or here for some great product images (can you believe they just came out with miniature Eau de Glosses?!? I want!!!), although I’m sure most of you have at least seen the miniature glosses at Sephora. Many of the other products are Ulta exclusives state-side!

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Bourjois Mini Lipstick/Cell Phone Charm in R&B Shade #12 ($9)

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I know it looks peachy in all the photos, but it’s more of a soft dusty pink with fine silver shimmer. It’s a gorgeous color, and while $9 is a little pricey for a mini lipstick, it’s so cute that I couldn’t resist! It’s actually not as tiny as you’d think, and it’ll probably come in really handy on those days when I have unexpected dinner plans and no make-up at hand!

The formula isn’t perfect-it’s a little gritty and I feel like the lipstick is rather soft and will easily break if left in the car/sun for too long, but I still love it 🙂

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Swatch of Bourjois Mini Lipstick Shade #12

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And on me of course! 🙂

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Bourjois Gloss Effet 3D Les Nudes Lipgloss/Cell Phone Charm in Shade #19 Brun Poetic ($9)

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How cute is that little brush? Shade #19 Brun Poetic is one of three Les Nudes available in the miniature gloss range, and is a pretty peachy nude shade (more nude than peach) with fine silver shimmer. It doesn’t look like much on its own but it’s gorgeous over nude or pink lipsticks.

The texture is rather watery (think Chanel Aqualumiere or Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect) and so I have the same problems with it that I do with the Chanel and the Dior–it tends to settle into any tiny little lines you may have on your lips. But when I apply it over lipstick it’s perfect!

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Swatch of Brun Poetic Mini Gloss

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It was really hard to get a good shot of Brun Poetic on its own, so here it’s photographed over Dior’s Box Office Beige lipstick, which is a really pretty nude.

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And the last of my Bourjois minis, the Mini Dose de Nacres (mini loose powder eyeshadow) in Shade #6 (Ulta’s photos on these products are wrong for some reason).

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Not-So-Great Swatch of Mini Dose de Nacres Shade #6 ($8)

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It’s appleid here on the inner half of my eye, with a darker pink MAC shadow on the outer half. It’s essentially a very shimmery baby pink. These are surprisingly very pigmented and blend really well. The quality is great and I definitely want them in every shade!

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A random MAC MA complimented me on my phone plus goodies yesterday. I like that if you have multiples of the glosses or lipsticks, you can just switch them out using the lobster-claw clasps rather than having to take off the whole charm and replace it. Now if only the lanyard for the gloss were hot pink as well!

I ended up not purchasing the Mini Volume Glamour Mascara because it was HUGE-nearly the size of my phone! I would’ve felt silly toting that around.

As for the Dressing Du Regard Eyeshadow Minis, while the packaging and the eyeshadow trio box are darling, I wasn’t too impressed with the pigmentation so no need to waste my money.

Is it bad that I want one each of the lipsticks, lipglosses, and loose eyeshadows? =X They’re just so cute!

Have you tried any mini Bourjois Paris products? Tempted? Not at all? Do share!

Don’t forget to enter my Giveaway for the Month of June before the June 22nd deadline!

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