Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Enamel in N°24 Black Carbon

November 30, 2009
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Bourjois Nail Enamel in N°24 Black Carbon

Black and green are two of my favourite colours. Part of the Bourjois Fashion Paradise collection, N°24 Black Carbon not only contains these hues, it also appeals to my penchant for deep shades.

Bourjois Nail Enamel in N°24

More green than black, this shimmery nail polish is rich and dark in the bottle. I  am quite impressed by the fact that the glass bottle is embossed with the code of the enamel. Aren’t nail polish bottles usually generic?

Bourjois Nail Enamel in N°24 Another View

A closer look reveals hints of metallic purple, adding complexity to the colour. I didn’t expect the presence of this shade and was pleasantly surprised by its addition.

Bourjois Nail Enamel in N°24 Black Carbon Swatch

You can see the differently-coloured sparkles in the swatch. Incredibly, the elongated cap of the bottle is a pretty blend of black, green and purple shimmer too. Like the embossed base, this is a clear sign of Bourjois’s attention to detail.

Bourjois Nail Enamel in N°24 Fan Brush

I really like the pinceau panoramique (fan effect brush). It has a slight roundedness that helps apply the lacquer smoothly. Unfortunately, the varnish has a tendency to dry streaky, as you can tell in the swatch photo. In addition, each coat doesn’t seem to dry in 50 seconds, as the brand claims. That said, I will work with it a little more (layer thinly, let the layers dry one by one, apply a good topcoat,  for instance) and hope that its nail surface appearance improves.

If you don’t mind the extra effort in exchange for the beautiful shade, you can purchase it now at Watsons for S$7.70 (its usual retail price is S$10.70). Mine was free in a way – I redeemed it with my Watsons Card points. ;)

Image source: Bourjois UK


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6 Responses to Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Enamel in N°24 Black Carbon

  1. December 1, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Hey Mag!

    You and I have one more thing in common (um, apart from the beauty obsession), my fave colors are black and green too :) Have you tried OPI’s here today, aragon tomorrow? I tried it out and it’s STUNNING – it’s black with a hint of green. For some reason it looks even more ‘edgy’ than black itself :)

    xx Renee

    • makeupmag
      December 3, 2009 at 11:14 am

      Hi sweet Renee!

      Those are beautiful colours, no? ;) Thanks for the polish rec, I will have to look out for it now. :D I currently have OPI Onyx topped with NYX Las Vegas on now – a black base with a deep sparkly green!

  2. December 1, 2009 at 9:54 am

    not bad a price. colour looks gorgeous too! i should’ve signed up as member! :(

    • makeupmag
      December 3, 2009 at 11:14 am

      Hi Idakz,

      I believe you can still purchase the Watsons Card at the stores. :)

  3. Fr0nd
    December 3, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    love love love this color… gotta go find a bottle :P

    • makeupmag
      December 4, 2009 at 1:15 am

      Hi Jo,

      I should’ve shown it to you yesterday; it was on my countertop. :)

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