“Made from 87% mineral pigments, precisely measured and selected, INTENSE is highly concentrated for 2 x more coverage than a classic eyeshadow in one single application.”
I recently bought the Bourjois Intense Extrait in the colour 03. It doesn’t look like the most exciting colour in the range, however there is a very good reason for this. The idea was to opt for a shade that would look fabulous when worn on its own, but would also be suitable for layering over my favourite matte eyeshadows; giving them a new lease of life.
When worn during the day I simply sweep this over my eyelid and finish with a coat of mascara and eyeliner. In the evening I’ve worn this over a darker eyeshadow and found the shimmer in 03 really looks wonderful, providing a multidimensional look to the plain coloured shadow!
This is advertised as lasting up to 16 hours. I can’t really confirm this as I wouldn’t leave my makeup on for that long. However I can confirm that it does last the 9 - 10 hours that I wear my makeup for.
My main tip for using this eyeshadow is ‘make sure you use eye primer’. I found I got quite a bit of fall-out when I wore it without primer. Also avoid using a fluffy brush with this eyeshadow as you’ll spread shimmer all over the place. Instead use a flat shadow brush and ‘pat’ the colour on your eyelids, or use your finger to apply it.
Overall I’m very impressed with my Bourjois Intense Extrait 03.
Do you own any from this range? If so which colours??