Bourjois – Paris Ballerine

I was invited last week to attend the Bourjois HQ and become acquainted with their new Spring Summer ’11 makeup collection. Paris Ballerine is inspired by the gentle softness of ballet, with shimmering peaches and pearlescent pinks. However, delicately flushed cheeks and natural lips are tainted with a more darker eye look and black lacquered nails. It is all the romance and femininity of ballet with a dark, edgy twist.

Cupcakes, champagne and other delectable morsels were strewed across the table when I arrived at Bourjois and it was lovely to meet the team and the other friendly-faced bloggers. The room was sweetly staged with tutus and leotards, paying homage to the new collection. We were treated to a makeup master class, recreating the promotional image above, using a selection of the new products. After this, much consuming, nattering and lusting over the new products ensued.

The Paris Ballerine collection consists of:
* Volume Glamour Mascara
* 3 x effet smoky pencils (ultra black, new wave blue and sand rose)
* 2 x so laque ultra shine (rose satin and bleu asphalte) 
* 2 x little round pot eyeshadows
* Illuminating Touch highlighter (rose essentiel)
* 3 x sweet kiss naturel lipsticks (rose innocence, rose romantique and rose passionne)

Two of my favourite products are the sweet kiss naturel lipstick in ‘Rose Innocence’ and the effet smoky pencil in ‘Sand Rose’.

The lipstick has a wonderful creamy consistency and is a gorgeous delicate antiqued-pink, making it very flattering and easy to wear. I was also very impressed with the smokey eye pencils, which I hadn’t ever tried before. The pencil was soft to apply, and highly pigmented. Sand Rose is a unique ashy-mauve colour, which is perfect for lining the eye or smudging, using the brush on the other end, and a little water.

Paris Ballerine will be released mid April 2011.
What are your thoughts on this upcoming collection?

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  1. 2nd March 2011 / 10:27 pm

    This looks amazing, can't wait for it to be released! Xxx

  2. 2nd March 2011 / 10:27 pm

    I actually think everything looks gorgeous and I'm really tempted to buy a few bits and bobs from the upcoming collection! I wasn't aware of it until this post, either so thank you lovely!!

  3. 2nd March 2011 / 10:30 pm

    This looks very pretty, I will definitely check the collection out once its released x

  4. 2nd March 2011 / 10:33 pm

    The add is just too precious, Bourjois is actually the first makeup brand i ever tried as a teenager so i have really good memories.

  5. 2nd March 2011 / 10:34 pm

    How exciting! I love benefit and these look gorgeous xx

  6. 2nd March 2011 / 10:42 pm

    I love that lipstick!!!

  7. 2nd March 2011 / 10:48 pm

    That looks like a lovely event. I was immediately drawn to the lilac-y pencil and that unusual blue-grey nail varnish, will definitely look out for these. Thanks for sharing hun x

  8. 2nd March 2011 / 10:49 pm

    This collection is so me girly with a bit of grunge, the lipstick looks really creamy, great post x

  9. 2nd March 2011 / 11:27 pm

    Looks like a gorgeous collection – the eye pencils look great. x

  10. 2nd March 2011 / 11:27 pm

    Ooh these products look gorgeous. I love bourjois and there packaging is always perfect 🙂 the lipsticks look really nice and glossy. x

  11. 3rd March 2011 / 12:05 am

    Ive definitely had a love affair with bourjois blushes since I bought a limited edition one from ASOS. Definitely a makeup-bag must! So cutesy and fem. 🙂


  12. 3rd March 2011 / 1:50 am

    wow i love the image at the top and all the balerina stuff is soo cute!!.. Looks amazing!! xx

  13. 3rd March 2011 / 9:07 am

    LOOK AMAZING! I love all the soft colour but just like you said- with a kind of darker edgier twist.. I think that's given with all the Black Swan craze out there, right? 🙂

  14. 3rd March 2011 / 10:56 am

    Love the pics, all the colours look gorgeous, very cute 🙂 xx

  15. 3rd March 2011 / 12:39 pm

    Ah everything on here looks so gorgeous and girly, great new collection. I love bourjois makeup X

  16. 3rd March 2011 / 2:59 pm

    It all looks so pretty i want them all :o) xx

  17. 3rd March 2011 / 8:18 pm

    I shall definitely be purchasing this collection – the promo pictures look so gorgeous! 🙂 x

    Catherine x

  18. 4th March 2011 / 10:13 pm

    Oh the collection looks absolutely gorguz! The pencils especially look wonderful, can't wait to try!

    Love Aysh xoxo

  19. 5th March 2011 / 11:56 am

    I have to get that eye liner such a pretty colour! x

  20. 5th March 2011 / 12:04 pm

    This collection looks so beautiful. I really love the smoky pencil- Sand Rose is so unusual. The blue/grey nail polish looks really nice too *adds both to wish list*

  21. 5th March 2011 / 5:51 pm

    Sand Rose looks darling. I can't wait to try it.

  22. 6th March 2011 / 2:34 pm

    This looks like a beautiful collection. The promo images are absolutely gorgeous. xoxo

  23. 11th March 2011 / 4:46 pm

    Awww, this ballerina hanger is so totally cute! Like your blog a lot, happy to follow!