A couple of months ago, I was looking for a small eye shadow compact that offered basic shades and was inexpensive so that I could just chuck it in my handbag or luggage when travelling without it taking up too much space or worrying about it get smashed when on the move.
The best option I came across was this compact eye shadow trio from Bourjois in the colour range Rose Vintage. Subtle, pretty pinks that are great for a quick and soft every day make up look.
Packaging: This eye shadow trio comes in a 4.5g circular palette with a partly see-through lid that opens upright and clicks securely into place. Alongside the three shades is a double ended eye shadow applicator, which is quite basic. Personally, I never use this as I prefer to stick with my Zoeva eye brushes.
Texture: All three shades are baked shadows that feel very soft and velvety to the touch. I did notice however, that with use, small parts of the baked shadow can flake off and crumble slightly with use. That being said, there isn’t that much fall out.
Application: All the three shades are recommended to be used together in order to create a smoky eye look
- A pale pink that serves as a highlighter for the brow bone and inner corners of the eye;
- A medium pink that’s great for a base all over the eye;
- A dark pink for a darker base or for emphasising the outer V of the eye.
Cost: These sell for around €10.90 online (including shipping) so are on the affordable side of eye shadow palettes.
Verdict: This trio set is alright overall. Unfortunately, the shadows aren’t very pigmented so you do need to use quite a bit of product if you want to get a dramatic look. It’s not really one that I will bother repurchasing as there are definitely much better available. That being said, if you are new to make up or else just want a soft, subtle eye look without spending much money then this will work for you.
Also, my goal of packing light when it comes to make up always fails, so might as well stick with my better palettes! 🙂
Did you know? There are more of these palettes: Gris Dandy, Gris Party (Silver, Grey & Black), Nude Ingenu, Moredore Chic, Brun Wood, Vert de Gris (Brown, Neutral, Earthy tones), Baroque (Gold, Brown & Black), Bleu Nuit, Bleu Jean (Silver & Blues), Gris Lilac (Lavender & Natural tones), Vert Jungle and Vert Trends (Greens).
Have you tried any of these?