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Bourjois Nouveau Effet 3D gloss ’03 Brun Rose Academic’ : Review, Swatch and FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Bourjois Nouveau Effet 3D gloss in shade ’03 Brun Rose Academic’. I was on a lookout for long lasting natural pink shade of gloss since a long time and my search landed me at the Bourjois counter.

There are quite a few ranges of glosses available in Bourjois- glossy without shimmer, with shimmer and one with shimmer loose powder provided in a separate compartment in the cap of the gloss. I’m not a fan of shimmer in my lip products but I picked an earthy pink shade from one of the shimmery glosses since the shimmer was very toned down and shade was exactly what I wanted.

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D (image from website)

Price : Rs 550

Quantity : 5.7 ml

What the Bourjois website says about Nouveau Effet 3D gloss :

“8 HOURS HYDRATE AND SHINE IN ONE
OH MY GLOSS!

Our iconic Effet 3D lipgloss has had a makeover for its 10th year anniversary with a new formula, new shades and a new sleek packaging!

Its formula is now paraben-free and contains 92% of hydrating and nourishing protective agents for a real balm action whilte still enriched with micro crystalline wax for a deep, voluminous and ultra-shiny result.

You can now treat your lips to our historic 3 Dimensional volume for a super glossy plumped-up pout, while keeping them hydrated for 8 hours!

The specially designed brush applicator is even more precise for an easier application!

The new range contains 15 shades from nude to vibrant tones, with different effects and don’t worry, we kept our 9 timeless best seller shades and 6 new ones.”

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Packaging : The gloss comes in a tube with a screw on cap which contains a brush applicator inside. The bottle itself is transparent so its easy to see the color from outside and the cap contains the shade no. and piece of colored plastic at the top . I like the packaging – its attractive,  easy to identify the shade  from outside and the brush applicator is of excellent quality. I’ve used glosses with doe foot and sponge top applicators before but I find the brush easiest to use. The brush is very soft and picks up just the right amount of product in the first time, I don’t need to dip the brush in again to cover my lips with 1 coat of gloss.

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Consistency, Texture  and Staying Power : The gloss is non sticky and glides on the lips very evenly.  The shimmer particles are more visible in the packaging but on the lips its very hard to detect them. It lives up to its claim of hydrating action– I have dry lips and on application of the gloss , my lips felt hydrated and soothed while it was on.  I did not need any balm underneath for more hydration or a lip stick underneath for more color. However the best part was the staying power. Its stayed on for more than 6 hours with mild eating and drinking in between and after about 5 hours when it began to fade a little, the tint and hydration remained and only the gloss diminished a bit. I have just one word for this gloss -AWESOME!!

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic' (brush)

About the shade ’03 Brun Rose academic’ :

It is an earthy pink shade that gives a very natural pink shine to the lips. The shimmer is very subtle – just the way I prefer my lip colors to be. It gives a very healthy natural color to the lips that lasts for 6-7 hours without drying the lips.  It is a MLBB shade of gloss for me.

I love the shade selection of Bourjois products- be it lipsticks or glosses.

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic' (swatch)

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

Bourjois Nouveau Gloss Effet 3D '03 Brun rose academic'

The GOOD about Bourjois Nouveau Effet 3D gloss ’03 Brun Rose Academic’ :

1. Attractive, sturdy and easy-to-use packaging with excellent brush applicatot.

2. Lives up to its claim of if not 8 hours but abt 6 hours moisturization.

3. Non sticky and glides evenly on lips – excellent consistency.

4. does not require lip balm or lipstick underneath, the color is just perfect for a rosy natural pink gloss.

5. Shimmer particles are very subtle and non gritty. They get easily removed unlike some shimmery lipsticks/glosses where the shimmer spreads around the lips or settles down in the fine lines.

6.Awesome staying power of over 6 hours with mild eating /drinking in between. Gloss fades after some time but tint and hydration stays.

7. Brush picks up enough product for one application, don’t need to dip in the tube again for more product.

8. Amazing quality and decent quantity for the price. ( Maybelline glosses come for around Rs 180-200, 3 ml product and are drying and last barely an hour on the lips!)

9. Its paraben-free.

10. Wide Shade selection of 15 glosses (According to the site) though I saw only 9-10 at the Bourjois counter.

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Bourjois Nouveau Effet 3D gloss ’03 Brun Rose Academic’ :

I can’t find a single con with this gloss. This is my HG gloss!!

Final verdict : I’ve loved every product I have purchased from Bourjois till date and this is no exception. Its the best gloss I’ve used so far (I’ve not used MAC), it gives hydration to my dry lips and the color is very even and lasts for 6-7 hours with mild eating drinking. The packaging is excellent and brush applicator makes it very easy to apply (even more so than doe foot or sponge tip applicators ).  The shimmer is non- gritty and very subtle- just adds a little shine to the gloss. The shade is MLBB shade for me and it gives me a very natural earthy pink color with just the right gloss and shine. Highly recommend this to everyone!
Rating : 5/5

Will I repurchase : Yes! And more shades from this range.

This is how it looks on me. I’m wearing this gloss on bare lips.

Bourjois Nouveau Effet 3D gloss '03 Brun rose academic'

Have you tried Bourjois Nouveau effect 3D gloss ? Which is your favorite gloss ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Spring/Summer Look#2 : Turquoise blue and forest green eye makeup for day/evening

Hi everyone!

This is look #2 of my Spring/Summer Look Book.  Look #1 was Everyday makeup using colored liners.

Blue and green and my favorite shades for bright spring/summer eye makeup. For this look, I have paired a very popular color this season- turquoise blue, with forest green for the eyes with nude lips for the daytime and plum lips for the evening.

On a well moisturized face, apply foundation ,set it with compact and apply bronzer on cheeks. For the eyes, pair a turquoise blue eyeshadow with dark green( outer half of lid) and pair this with nude lips for the daytime and glam it up with plum lips for the evening.

I have kept the turquoise shade intense only on the inner half of lid and blended it out with dark green to keep the look subtle and wearable.

This is the final look (with nude lips )

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Chambor Silk Woods FOTD

This is the final look (with plum lips)

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Revlon Plumalicious FOTD

Products used for the eyes :

1.BeYu eye base (primer)

2. Bourjois baked eyeshadow #2 (turquoise shade)

3. BeYu eye shadow single #114 (forest green shade)

4. Maybelline chai latte quad (browbone highlight shade)

5. Lotus herbals kajal

6.Maybelline gel liner ‘black’

7. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

8. Faces brush

Turquoise blue and green eye makeup -products for eyes

Steps :

1. Prime eye lids using concealer + foundation or eye base.

2. Apply turquoise blue eyeshadow on inner half of the lid using a slightly wet brush.

3. Apply dark green shade on outer half of lid and crease. Blend the 2 with brush using loose powder.

4. Apply brow bone highlight shade and blend with the crease color.

5. Apply kajal on water line. Using brush smudge it on the lower lash line with the turquoise eye shadow.

6. Apply thin line with black liner on upper lash line ( you can make the line thicker if wearing for evening)

7. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

Eyeshadow swatches- L-R Bourjois Baked eyeshadow #2 (turquoise),dry(L), wet(centre) BeYu green eyeshadow(Dry)

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Bourjois and BeYu eye shadows

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Bourjois and BeYu eye shadows

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Bourjois and BeYu eye shadows

Products used for face :

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation #6 Honey

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’

3. Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’

4. Brushes – Foundation ( M.A.C 188), Bronzer ( Vega blush brush)

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup - Products used for face

Products used for lips

Nude lips – Chambor silk touch ‘Silk Woods’

Plum Lips– Revlon Super lustrous ‘Plumalicious’

L-R: Chambor 'Silk woods', Revlon 'Plumalicious'

Lipstick swatches- L-R Chambor Silk Touch 'Silk woods', Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious'(without flash)

Lipstick swatches- L-R Chambor Silk Touch 'Silk woods', Revlon super lustrous 'Plumalicious'(with flash)

Final look :

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Chambor Silk woods FOTD

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Chambor Silk woods FOTD

Turquoise blue and green eyemakeup with Revlon Plumalicious FOTD

Turquoise blue and green eye makeup with Revlon Plumalicious

Which look did you like more- daytime or evening ? Have you tried turquoise for eye makeup ? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick ‘Rose Delicat’ : Review + FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Bourjois Natural Sweet kiss lipstick in shade ‘08 Rose Delicat‘.

Price : Rs 660

Quantity: 3 g

What the Bourjois Paris website says :

( The language may not be very correct since its French-> English translation)

Bourjois NATURAL sweet kiss Lipstick - Image from website

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick

“NATURAL SWEET KISS LIPSTICK

100% NATURAL FORMULA
100% RADIANT SHADES

All the Benefits of Nature in one lipstick!

Its formula of 100% natural origin and Care Brings radiance to lips.

Enriched With magnolia oil and Shea butter, melting icts formula intensely nourisher lips, Leaving Them supple and Providing Them with 8 hours of moisture.

The intense and radiant shades illuminate your lips thanks to The 100% natural pigments selected for purity and Their Benefits: antioxidant green tea and soothing pink.

8 shades ranging from natural to The Most The Most Sophisticated and from Softer hues to more sensuous, beautiful lips for Naturally!”

Packaging : This lipstick comes in very pretty baby pink transparent  packaging with the shade number at one end and shade color (in plastic) on the other end. There is small silver knob that needs to be slid down to open the lipstick. The case closes with a click that ensures the lipstick won’t open while travelling.  Its easy to see the recognize the lipstick from outside because of the colored end of the casing.

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat

Texture & Pigmentation : The lipstick is very smooth and soft though not as buttery as Chambor lipsticks. It glides easily on lips and gives medium coverage in single swipe. Coverage is buildable and true color is achieved in 2-3 swipes. It gives good hydration and even without lip balm underneath, lips feel supple and moisturized.

Finish: It gives a healthy semi-glossy finish on applying- its neither completely matte nor completely glossy.

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat

Ingredients: The company claims 100% natural ingredients though complete list of ingredients is not given.

Staying Power: Staying power is a OK..about 2-3  hours without eating and drinking and it fades leaving even tint on the lips.Staying power is lesser when applied sheerly.  This is the most that can be expected from moisturizing lipsticks though some like Revlon Colorburst can survive meals also. This one, however, vanishes completely with eating and drinking.

Scent: It has a mild natural scent which seems like a mixture of lemon tea  and fresh green grass to me. The lemon tea is probably the smell of green tea which is included in the partial list of ingredients.

Shade selection:  Shade selection is quite limited. There are 8 shades in this range all of which  are pinks and peachy-pink colors with the exception of 1 red shade and 1 prune shade. All the shades are lovely though some may be a tad light for medium/dusky skin tones. Those who like pinks and peach shades must try at least one shade from this range.

The shade I own is ‘08 Rose Delicat‘. It is one of the subtler shades from the range and is a muted medium cool pink with a mauve undertone. Single swipe gives a very natural rosy look to the lips and 2-3 swipes gives its true color.

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat (top: single swipe, bottom: 3-4 swipes)

The GOOD about Bourjois Natural sweet kiss lipstick :

1. 100% natural ingredients

2. Beautiful packaging which is sturdy and its easy to identify shades from outside.

3. Soft, smooth texture with good pigmentation and buildable coverage.

4. Good moisturization, fades with even tint on lips

5. Gives healthy semi-glossy look to the lips, keeps them soft and supple.

6. Does not settle in fine lines.

7. Beautiful shades. Though the selection is limited, the shades in itself are exquisite.

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Bourjois Natural sweet kiss lipstick :

1. Staying power is not so good..max upto 3 hours leaving behind slight even tint on lips. Completely vanishes with meals.

2. Expensive.

3. Limited shades though very nice options for those who like peaches and pinks.

This is how it looks on me-

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat

Bourjois sweet kiss natural lipstick 'ROSE DELICAT'

I’ve also worn this lipstick  in my post on natural day time makeup HERE.

Final Verdict : The lipstick has a very attractive and sturdy packaging that will appeal to most women. The texture is quite soft, moisturization and semi-glossy finish is excellent but it loses points for its lesser staying power. The shades are limited though individually each of them are lovely. I would expect more quantity and perhaps better staying power at this price. Despite its limitations, its one of the lipsticks I reach for the most- for its beautiful color, finish and lastly the pretty transparent pink packaging! 😛

Rating: 4/5

Will I repurchase this ? If under discount or clubbed with an offer, most definitely YES! The shades are beautiful for everyday looks or to pair with dramatic eyes.

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick 'Rose Delicat' : Review + FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Bourjois Natural Sweet kiss lipstick in shade ‘08 Rose Delicat‘.

Price : Rs 660

Quantity: 3 g

What the Bourjois Paris website says :

( The language may not be very correct since its French-> English translation)

Bourjois NATURAL sweet kiss Lipstick - Image from website

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick

“NATURAL SWEET KISS LIPSTICK

100% NATURAL FORMULA
100% RADIANT SHADES

All the Benefits of Nature in one lipstick!

Its formula of 100% natural origin and Care Brings radiance to lips.

Enriched With magnolia oil and Shea butter, melting icts formula intensely nourisher lips, Leaving Them supple and Providing Them with 8 hours of moisture.

The intense and radiant shades illuminate your lips thanks to The 100% natural pigments selected for purity and Their Benefits: antioxidant green tea and soothing pink.

8 shades ranging from natural to The Most The Most Sophisticated and from Softer hues to more sensuous, beautiful lips for Naturally!”

Packaging : This lipstick comes in very pretty baby pink transparent  packaging with the shade number at one end and shade color (in plastic) on the other end. There is small silver knob that needs to be slid down to open the lipstick. The case closes with a click that ensures the lipstick won’t open while travelling.  Its easy to see the recognize the lipstick from outside because of the colored end of the casing.

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat

Texture & Pigmentation : The lipstick is very smooth and soft though not as buttery as Chambor lipsticks. It glides easily on lips and gives medium coverage in single swipe. Coverage is buildable and true color is achieved in 2-3 swipes. It gives good hydration and even without lip balm underneath, lips feel supple and moisturized.

Finish: It gives a healthy semi-glossy finish on applying- its neither completely matte nor completely glossy.

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat

Ingredients: The company claims 100% natural ingredients though complete list of ingredients is not given.

Staying Power: Staying power is a OK..about 2-3  hours without eating and drinking and it fades leaving even tint on the lips.Staying power is lesser when applied sheerly.  This is the most that can be expected from moisturizing lipsticks though some like Revlon Colorburst can survive meals also. This one, however, vanishes completely with eating and drinking.

Scent: It has a mild natural scent which seems like a mixture of lemon tea  and fresh green grass to me. The lemon tea is probably the smell of green tea which is included in the partial list of ingredients.

Shade selection:  Shade selection is quite limited. There are 8 shades in this range all of which  are pinks and peachy-pink colors with the exception of 1 red shade and 1 prune shade. All the shades are lovely though some may be a tad light for medium/dusky skin tones. Those who like pinks and peach shades must try at least one shade from this range.

The shade I own is ‘08 Rose Delicat‘. It is one of the subtler shades from the range and is a muted medium cool pink with a mauve undertone. Single swipe gives a very natural rosy look to the lips and 2-3 swipes gives its true color.

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat (top: single swipe, bottom: 3-4 swipes)

The GOOD about Bourjois Natural sweet kiss lipstick :

1. 100% natural ingredients

2. Beautiful packaging which is sturdy and its easy to identify shades from outside.

3. Soft, smooth texture with good pigmentation and buildable coverage.

4. Good moisturization, fades with even tint on lips

5. Gives healthy semi-glossy look to the lips, keeps them soft and supple.

6. Does not settle in fine lines.

7. Beautiful shades. Though the selection is limited, the shades in itself are exquisite.

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Bourjois Natural sweet kiss lipstick :

1. Staying power is not so good..max upto 3 hours leaving behind slight even tint on lips. Completely vanishes with meals.

2. Expensive.

3. Limited shades though very nice options for those who like peaches and pinks.

This is how it looks on me-

Bourjois natural sweet kiss lipstick- Rose Delicat

Bourjois sweet kiss natural lipstick 'ROSE DELICAT'

I’ve also worn this lipstick  in my post on natural day time makeup HERE.

Final Verdict : The lipstick has a very attractive and sturdy packaging that will appeal to most women. The texture is quite soft, moisturization and semi-glossy finish is excellent but it loses points for its lesser staying power. The shades are limited though individually each of them are lovely. I would expect more quantity and perhaps better staying power at this price. Despite its limitations, its one of the lipsticks I reach for the most- for its beautiful color, finish and lastly the pretty transparent pink packaging! 😛

Rating: 4/5

Will I repurchase this ? If under discount or clubbed with an offer, most definitely YES! The shades are beautiful for everyday looks or to pair with dramatic eyes.