I fell in love with the concept and colours of Fashion Paradise, Bourjois’s Autumn / Winter 2009 collection, the moment I set eyes on it. The hairpiece, the bird of paradise (lost) and the harmony of teal + chocolate all work together to make a fabulous ad image.
♥ C’est magnifique! ♥
The blue-tinged emerald is breath-taking. Gem-like and intense, it is strikingly beautiful. I love how the look is completed with a violet flash and a lash-lining of rich chocolate brown.
The 1 Seconde nail enamel in Bronze reminds me of MAC Nail Lacquer in Rich, Dark, Delicious, while the other nail lacquer is in line with the black trend we’ve been seeing for some time now. The latter is a green-tinged black. Green deepens black so this would be something to look at. Its name is either Black Carbon or Black Green; I don’t know which one is the correct one yet. Either way, a black polish that dries in no time is always welcome. ;)
Unfortunately, as stunning as Bourjois’s makeup looks tend to be, its products frequently fall short in terms of pigmentation: The actual products often do not show up as vividly as in the photos. Bazar de Fille, a French blog, has some swatches of the collection, including Ombre Stretch eyeshadows in Taupe Froid (Cold Taupe) and Vert Émeraude (Emerald Green). The writer says that both eyeshadows are superb, so I’m hoping that the disappointing swatches are a result of cam / monitor colour differences.
I will take a look at them in person soon. According to Iris, BHG Bugis is offering a 20% direct discount on certain makeup brands, including Bourjois, at the moment. I’m not sure if the discount extends to this new collection though.