Bourjois have released lots of new makeup and nail polish products for the summer – some have just been repackaged in limited edition packaging and some are brand new releases. I wanted to take you through them and show you how they perform, so that you can see whether they’re for you before you purchase.

Bourjois Tropical Festival

Bourjois Tropical Festival Volume Clubbing Mascara

Bourjois have created limited edition bright and colourful packaging for the festival season on their Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder and their Volume Clubbing Mascara. The Bourjois Tropical Festival Volume Clubbing Mascara in Ultra Black* (£7.99 from Boots) has a dense bristles brush that really volumises the lashes and fans them out for a full, ‘doll-like’ lash look. I have naturally very long, straight lashes and this manages to tame them, curl them and stop them looking haywire. It’s not a waterproof formula and the colour is incredibly black. I love it!

Bourjois Tropical Festival Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder in shade 52

Bourjois Tropical Festival Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder in shade 52 Swatch

The Bourjois Tropical Festival Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder in shade 52* (£7.99 from Boots) looks and smells like a chocolate bar. It has a buttery soft texture, blends really well and has a matte finish. This is far too warm and orange-toned for my cool-toned extremely pale skin, but it would work well on someone with a tan who wants to amp it up a bit. This bronzer is extremely pigmented, so you only need to tap your brush on this to get good colour pay-off.

 Left: Volume Reveal    Right: Volume Clubbing

As well as repackaging the Volume Clubbing Mascara for the summer, they have also released a new one – the Bourjois Volume Reveal Waterproof Mascara (£9.99 from Boots) comes in cool triangular packaging with a 3X zoom mirror on the side. The brush is a spikey plastic one that grabs onto the lashes. I’m not a fan of this mascara – it just doesn’t work with my lashes – as it makes them look unruly, clumpy and spidery. It doesn’t do much in the volume stakes either. When you compare it to the results from the Volume Clubbing Mascara you can see how bad it looks on both my top and bottom lashes.

Bourjois Summer 2016 La Laque Gel

I’ve also been trying some of the new La Laque Gel* (£6.99 from Boots) shades – from left to right these are 2 Chair et Tendre, 10 Beach Violet, 3 Orange Outrant and 4 Flambant Rose. Just as I was taking photos of these, I realised I had no nail wheels left to swatch these on for you, but the colours are extremely true to the bottle and just as opaque with two coats. This is a high shine formula that lasts a good few days on its own without signs of wear and tear. Bourjois say that if you use their Le Top Coat Gel with them however, you can get up to 15 days – this is something I need to pick up and try for myself. These polishes have the same shiny ‘plump’ look that genuine gel polishes have – my favourite is 2 Chair et Tendre as this is such a pretty, natural shade.

Have you tried any of these new Bourjois releases?

This post contains press samples, but all opinions are my own.

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