Filling My Brows with Bourjois

Eyebrows are the frame of the face. I wish I knew that 15 years ago, when I was young in the period of thin eyebrows. If blogs would exist then my eyebrows would definitely keep the natural shape, but unfortunately they didn’t. I pulled my brows and now I have to live with them. I mostly use eyeshadow to fill my brows, because I can start filling them in lightly, without harsh lines, and then I can easily upgrade it. Because of the strange shape of my brows pencils usually aren’t appropriate for them, so I use them only if they are very soft. Recently I had a chance to test Bourjois Sourcil Precision pencil in the shade Brun Brunette and Bourjois Brow Design mascara in shade Transparent


Bourjois Sourcil Precision 08 Brun Brunette
In our drugstores it’s very hard to get a proper product for brows, which isn’t too brown or too warm. Many ladies with brown and black hair, including me, have more greyish or dark brows. Bourjois is offering 5 pencils for brows, from which you’ll find three in Slovenia: Blond Chair, Noisette and Brun Brunette. Last one, Brun Brunette, is the one I chose for me and it would probably suit any brunette or black-haired, too. Brun Brunette is a dark brown pencil with greyish undertone, and the shade it’s perfect for my eyebrows. However, I don’t use pencils for my brows, because I have to draw them on some places, since their shape is strange, and with pencils I usually get too harsh lines (or my hand is just too heavy). The texture of this pencil is waxy and the hardness is something middle between soft and hard. It’s not as soft as Catrice pencil, but again not so hard that it would be impossible to fill brows nicely with it. The pigmentation is amazing. I think Bourjois pencil is perfect for nicely shaped brows that need to be filled in gently, especially because people with nice brows can apply it without making it look too dark, too harsh or unnatural. On me, unfortunately, all three things can happen, if I don’t watch out by application. But the mistakes can be easily fixed, because I can remove it if I don’t apply it nicely, or blend it if I apply it too dark, while on the other hand despite its non-waterproof formula this pencil stays on the place a whole day once it sets. The pencil comes with a brush on the lid for combing brows. It contains 1,13 g and it costs 6 €.


Brow Design Transparent mascara
The other Bourjois novelty in our drugstores is Brow Design mascara in shade Transparent. This is transparent mascara for combing brows. Before I got this mascara I only had experience with Essence transparent mascara, which was unfortunately way too wet to be used regular. Bourjois mascara comes in a silver metallic packaging that looks very fancy and expensive. At the beginning it seemed very dry to me, but I have a feeling that after some time of usage it became a bit wetter. This mascara is perfect for people with nicely shaped natural or bushy brows, because they can use it for taming brows and keeping them on place, while people who fill brows in with pencil or eyeshadow can use it as a topper to make sure everything stays on place. The brush of the mascara is thin, but it really combs brows nicely. I have to admit I’m not the most loyal transparent mascara user, because I often forget about it, but I do like this one. It contains 6 g and it costs around 10 €


I realized, while writing this post, that I forgot to make swatches on my hand. Now you'll have to bear with my in the lightbox made swatches. On right photo I filled my brows in with pencil and then I applied transparent mascara over it. 


Filling the brows in is an important step in makeup routine and I think you can’t miss with Bourjois products. If you are searching for a pencil with grey undertone Brun Brunette is a pencil for you, while the transparent mascara is perfect for fixing brows and keeping other eyebrow products in place. For someone who doesn't have the best shaped eyebrows and is filling them in like me, maybe the pencil isn't the best solution. Bourjois products are sold in Müller, DM and drugstore Tuš.

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think about them? Thank you for reading!

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Pravijo, da so obrvi okvir obraza. Če bi bil internet in z njim blogi tako razširjeni in popularni pred 15 leti, kot so danes in če takrat ne bi vladal trend tankih obrvi, bi moje danes drugače izgledale. Sama sem pristaš uporabe senčil na obrveh, ker jih z njimi najlažje zapolnim tako, da niso vidne ostre poteze. Občasno preizkusim tudi kakšen svinčnik za oči in če je mehek, je zame še uporaben, v nasprotnem primeru pa ugotavljam, da svinčniki za moje neobstoječe obrvi niso najboljša izbira. Pred časom sem začela testirati Bourjois Sourcil Precision svinčnik za obrvi Brun Brunette in Bourjois Brow Design maskaro za obrvi Transparent.

V naših drogerijah je dober izdelek za obrvi, ki ni preveč topel oz. preveč rjav, zelo težko najti. Tako kot veliko deklet imam tudi sama bolj sivkaste obrvi, na žalost ne preveč lepe oblike, kajti ko jih enkrat začneš puliti in če to počneš nekaj let zapored, ne zrastejo več nazaj. Bourjois ponuja 5 odtenkov svinčnikov za obrvi, med katerimi lahko najde pravi odtenek zase vsako dekle, pri nas pa so na voljo 3 odtenki Blond Clair, Noisette in Brun Brunette. Sama sem izbrala odtenek 08 Brun Brunette, saj se mi je zdelo, da mi bo najbolj odgovarjal in moje predvidevanje je bilo pravilno. Gre za temno rjav odtenek z rahlo sivkastim podtonom, ki je popoln za moje obrvi. Sama tekstura svinčnika je malce voskasta. Ni zelo mehek (tako kot npr. Catrice svinčnik), vendar tudi ne preveč trd, tako da je lahek za obvladovanje. Sicer je zelo dobro pigmentiran, vendar se ga da z lahko roko preprosto nanesti, brez da bi izgledal pretemno, ostro ali nenaravno. Tale svinčnik bi bil popoln za lepo oblikovane obrvi, kar pa moje žal niso, zato mi ne odgovarja najbolj. V zunanjem delu obrvi ga do loka, kjer imam še dokaj lepe obrvi, z lahkoto in preprosto nanesem, da izgleda lepo, v notranjem delu, kjer pa moram obrvi zapolniti drugače, in sicer grem malce čez rob, da dobim približno enako obliko na obeh straneh, je zgodba drugačna, saj to velikokrat pomeni, da začnem s svinčnikom pretiravati, da dobim večjo intenziteto, to pa pomeni, da so žal vidne ostrejše linije. Sicer se da svinčnik lepo zabrisati oz. tudi odstraniti in popraviti, če kje naredim napako pri nanosu. Mojim obrvem najbolj ustrezajo senčila, s katerimi uspem doseči nanos brez ostrih linij, vendar pa je v naših drogerijah v ponudbi za obrvi žal preveč senčil s toplimi ali oranžnimi podtoni. Trenutno mi najbolj ustreza senčilo Love Brunettes iz Essence How to Makes Brows Wow palete, ki me precej spominja na odtenek tega svinčnika. Mi je pa kar žal, da mi svinčniki ne odgovarjajo najbolj, saj se Bourjois ne premakne z mesta ves dan, čeprav ni vodoodporen. Na pokrovčku ima tudi ščetkico za česanje obrvi, kar je zelo priročno za tiste, ki kozmetične izdelke rade nosite s seboj v torbici. Cena za 1,13 g je 6 €.


Bourjois je pred kratkim na slovenskem tržišču izdal novost – Brow Design maskaro v odtenku Transparent. Tole je sicer šele moja druga izkušnja s prozornimi maskarami za obrvi, pred tem sem imela le Essencovo, ki pa zaradi prevelike vlažnosti ni bila najbolj prijetna izkušnja. Maskara prihaja v srebrnem svetlečem kovinskem pakiranju, ki mi deluje zelo luksuzno. Namenjena je fiksiranju obrvi. V kolikor imate lepo oblikovane obrvi, ki ne potrebujejo zapolnjevanja ali pa zgolj obožujete naraven videz obrvi, bo popolna za vas, primerna pa je seveda tudi za vse ostale, ki želijo zafiksirati obrvi, zapolnjene s svinčnikom ali senčilom. Na začetku sem malce dvomila v učinkovitost maskare, saj se mi je zdela zelo suha, tudi v primerjavi z drugimi barvnimi maskarami za obrvi, vendar pa se mi zdi, da dlje kot jo uporabljam, bolj vlažna postaja, seveda pa ne preveč mokra, tako kot npr. Essence maskara. Maskara ima tanko krtačko, ki obrvi res lepo počeše in jih zafiksira, posuši se v minuti in poskrbi, da obrvi ostanejo na mestu ves dan. Sama sicer nisem najbolj zvesta uporabnica maskar za obrvi, saj jih uporabim le, če se spomnim na to. Brow Design maskara vsebuje 6 g in stane okrog 10 €.

Da, obrvi so res okvir obraza in dober izdelek za obrvi je vedno pomemben del makeup rutine, z Bourjois izdelki pa zagotovo ne morete zgrešiti. V kolikor iščete svinčnik za obrvi, ki ima sivkast podton in ni topel, bi priporočala Brun Brunette odtenek, pri Sari pa si lahko pogledate, kako ta odtenek pristaja tudi dekletom, ki niso temnolaske. Transparenta maskara pa je primerna za dekleta, ki si želijo lepo počesanih obrvi ali pa jih želijo zafiksirati in podaljšati obstojnost senčila ali svinčnika. Bourjois izdelki so pri nas na voljo v Müllerju, DM-u in nekaterih drogerijah Tuš.

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2 komentarja

  1. Lep odtenek je, ker je drugače na voljo čisto preveč toplih rjavkastih odtenkov. Ga moram preizkust ob prvi priložnosti :)

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    1. Ti maš prekrasne obrvi, mislim, da bo tale svinčnik popoln zate. :)

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