Bourjois’ summer collections

Earlier this week I was invited along to the Bourjois HQ in London to witness the sizzling new summer collections that are being launched this season. Upon arrival we were met with a rather appetising array of delicacies, with a cascading chocolate fountain taking centre stage. Whilst we sipped our bubbles and were taken through the new collections, we were able to get our nails ‘wah-ed’ by the lovely ladies from WAH Nails that were lying in wait to create some fabulous nail art. It was a great event and a wonderful chance to get a sneak preview of the hot summer collections from Bourjois. Some of these products are out now, and some are being released next month, but I thought I would just share with you the new collections and give you my initial thoughts.

Firstly, 7 new bright, juicy shades have been added to Bourjois So Laque Ultra Shine range. These tropical colours just scream summer and are enriched with vinyl for an intense shine and finish. There is a cocktail of colours in this collection, ranging from hot pinks, juicy oranges and cool lime greens. The colours above are:

Bleu Model (a turquoise blue) Jaune Trendy (a warm yellow) and Lime Catwalk (a cool lime green)
These new polishes are already in Superdrug and will launch in Boots on 13th July, retailing at £5.99. 

As well as the new shades being introduced to the So Laque range, Bourjois have also launched a brand new nail collection – 10 days Nail Enamel – which consists of 12 classic and fashionable colours, from pearly white to petrol blue. With an exclusive fortifying formula and an angled touch-up brush, these nail polishes claim to last up to 7 days, with the handy touch-up brush being used to freshen up any chips and prolong the colour for an extra 3 days wear. You can see how the angled brush varies from the standard Bourjois nail brush, which is perfect for attending to small, minor touch-ups. I am definitely excited to put these nail polishes to the test!

The shades pictured above are:

16. Coral Pink, 12. Pearly White and 15. Fuchsia Pink.

This range is out now and retails at £5.99.

Next up are the new intense eyeshadows from Bourjois which feature 10 new shades which have been designed using mineral pigments and are hypoallergenic, paraben and fragrance-free. These new intense colours are twice the density of a conventional Bourjois eyeshadow, offering a pure, rich colour after one application. The shades range from soft nudes and peaches to vibrant peacock greens and rusty browns.
I love the look of these eyeshadows which really do offer a really intense finish, and can also be used wet as well. The colours featured above are:
02. Honey Beige, 05. Dark Green and 10. Charcoal Black.
The intense eyeshadow range is out now and each pot retails at £6.99.

Now this was the range that really caught my attention at the event and I am really excited about. Let me introduce to you Bourjois’ Délice de Soleil Bronzing Collection. The range consists of a bronzer, bronzing foundation, bronzing mist and two effet 3D summer collection lipglosses, all set to give you that golden glow without going abroad! All products are launching in July.

Firstly the Bronzing Powder for face and body. This fine mist, enhanced with cocoa beans for radiance and orange blossom extract for its moisturising properties, lightly coats the skin with a lovely golden powder and apparently doesn’t need blending in. I loved this mist as it was so fine and easy to apply, as well as smelling divine, but I did need to blend the colour in slightly to get an even application. It is a perfect solution for a quick tan top-up as the results are instant, but then can be washed off when needed, meaning you aren’t left with any patchy ‘fake tan’ areas. This product comes in two shades; 

12. fair/medium and 14. olive/tanned and will retail at £7.99.

If you are a fan of Bourjois’ Délice de Poudre bronzing powder, with its delicious chocolate fragrance, the this new bronzing compact will not disappoint. The ultra-fine texture of the powder makes the application really easy and perfect for either using it for a light flourish of colour on the face, or to build up and contour the cheeks. This powder contains SPF 15 and is enhanced with cocoa beans for radiance and orange blossom extract for moisturising. The 360 degrees swivelling mirror is quite snazzy but I don’t know if it is particularly necessary and I didn’t get on very well with the brush included, opting for my MAC 116. But all in all, I do really like this product as it gives a lovely natural glow to your face with just a tiny hint of gold shimmer, as well as smelling sweet and chocolatey!

The Délice de Soleil bronzing powder comes in two shades;

12. fair/medium and 14. olive/tanned and will retail at £8.99.

This bronzed lipgloss is simply Summer for your senses with its gorgeous tropical coconut scent and golden shimmer. This isn’t a colour I would normally chose but I quite like it and love the moisturising balm formula keeping your lips hydrated and soft.

There are two lipglosses in the Délice de Soleil collection;

49. Rose Pacific and 50. Brun Exotic (as featured above) These will retail at £6.99.

Mineral Bronzing Foundation – Bourjois introduces its very latest made-to measure mineral powder foundation, using a clever two in one package, meaning you can achieve the perfect colour for you.  Either shade can be used separately or blended together, using the movable flap to dispense the exact quantity you require. As the summer heats up and I try to avoid a melting face, this product could be a perfect alternative to a layer of liquid foundation. The coverage is light but still evens out skin tone and gives the face a fresh glowing finish.
The bronzing powder comes in two shades;
fair/medium and olive/tanned and will retail at £9.99.

So that was a little look at the new products from Bourjois for this Summer season.
Which products have got you hot under the collar?

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  1. 26th June 2011 / 1:44 pm

    Im so jealous you got to go to this! Products look lovely xx

  2. 26th June 2011 / 1:51 pm

    everything looks so gorgeous, i like bourjous more and more all the time! xx

  3. 26th June 2011 / 1:53 pm

    OMG I am Mega excited!! I love the bronzing collection best x

  4. 26th June 2011 / 2:19 pm

    I picked up the Bourjois' Délice de Poudre bronzing powder a few weeks ago in Superdrug. I much much prefer it to the original choc block style one. The pay off is a hell of a lot better and I love that a mirror is now included, although I have the say the whole 360˚ swivel thing seems slightly unnecessary. I'm probably missing the point tho… xxx

  5. 26th June 2011 / 2:22 pm

    Literally just noticed the "launching in July" thing. So odd. We've had them a few weeks. I think sometimes Northern Ireland gets things first, nice small market to see how something fares xx

  6. 26th June 2011 / 2:23 pm

    I love Bourjois bronzer so may have to try the new one and the eye shadows look so pigmented and look lovely colours!

  7. 26th June 2011 / 2:26 pm

    I am in love with the 3 colours in the first pic! WANT! x

  8. 26th June 2011 / 2:27 pm

    I'm looking forward for the tropical colours nail varnish to come out, they look so vibrant.


  9. 26th June 2011 / 2:33 pm

    Great post! I can't wait to get my hands on some of these! I was admiring the intense eye shadows in Superdrug a few weeks ago, really want some!!!

    Lois xx

  10. 26th June 2011 / 5:22 pm

    I've been on the lookout for a bronzer and those ones look great and also the touch up brush for nails is a clever idea, mine are always chipping almost instantly! xxx

  11. 26th June 2011 / 5:22 pm

    I've been on the lookout for a bronzer and those ones look great and also the touch up brush for nails is a clever idea, mine are always chipping almost instantly! xxx

  12. 26th June 2011 / 6:36 pm

    Great post – I need those bronzing products in my life…shopping list updated accordingly!

    Amy xxx

  13. 26th June 2011 / 7:33 pm

    I love Bourjois – it's one of my favourite brands EVER. The packaging, quality and cuteness are so hard to resist. I tried almost every product available and bought out all of this year's limited edition blushers. The products smell very nice too!

    So jealous of you. I'd love to try some of these, but I need to save some money… 🙁 X

    P.S. Don’t forget about my new giveaway!

  14. 26th June 2011 / 11:18 pm

    wow i LOVE bourjois! I wish I could get my hands on these! I'm in the US now, and don't know where to find these.

  15. 27th June 2011 / 4:20 am

    LOVE Bourjois! I wish they were available in the US. Honey Beige and Dark Green eyeshadows look gorgeous! I also love the look of that bronzer and I can't wait to get it (someone is sending it to me :D). I also didn't care too much for the lipgloss based on how it looked in the tube, but it looks surprisingly beautiful applied to your lips! x

  16. 27th June 2011 / 2:08 pm

    That Dark Green shadow is TDF!!!! I must get my hands on that beauty!

  17. 27th June 2011 / 8:37 pm

    omg so jelous yo got to go to this event!!
    all these products look lush i want them!!
    I seen the yellow polish in boot the other day and wanted it soo badly!!
    u r a lucky chick!!

  18. 29th June 2011 / 6:50 pm

    lOVE that lip gloss!

  19. 2nd July 2011 / 6:58 pm

    I need everything blue in this collection in my life!