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Apr 17, 2008

Beauty on a Budget: Mini Bourjois Paris First Impressions, Haul, and General Babbling

My mate Rows from Mostly Makeup sent me over some Mini Bourjois Paris from jolly old England! Thanks Rows the Muse loves you lots and lots and lots!

This is my first time trying out Mini and I love it! I love the regular Bourjois Paris line anyway and this is amazing quality and just as good as the full size products!

I'm shocked and delighted at how great these are. It's really nice to be able to indulge in such a cute, inexpensive cosmetic that has the quality to back itself up!

I know a few people aren't really loving Bourjois's normal baked eyeshadows. For whatever reason you might have for hating baked eyeshadows you'll be able to happily indulge in Mini as the shadows are not baked. These are just regular old eyeshadows with great pigmentation for the price!

The shadows do not come with a compact and I believe they are around $6 or so each. I'm not sure if they fit into a MAC quad as I haven't tried. You can purchase a cute little cardboard box which holds three shadows which costs $2! Not a bad deal in my opinion!

Pop it out!

and Pop It in here!

Colors 64, 60, and 58

The range carries not only eyeshadows but a ton of other mini items such as gloss, nail polish, pigments, etc...! I haven't tried everything but I do like what I see so far!

The pigments are probably my favorite of the lot. They aren't sheer by any means and you get a nice beautiful finish with them! Very pigmented for the price and just enough in the jar to last ages! I wish MAC pigments were available in this size!

Finally the lipgloss is the exact same formula as the regular size! It's just cheaper and smaller! It has a little string you can use to attach it to your iPod, Cellphone, Etc...!

All in all Mini Bourjois Paris is definately something to keep your eyes out for! I know Ulta is now selling some of the line which is awesome as it was unavailable stateside prior to that! I'm hopeful that maybe Sephora will catch up and start carrying this!

If it's inexpensive you seek without forsaking good quality this is exactly something you might try! These are excellent for traveling light as well or for those of you who are unable to finish larger size products!

Tried these?

Love 'em?

Tell the Muse!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, my local Ulta(s) seem to be carrying all of that stuff. It's cute and all, I just wish they made these products a little bit cheaper, given the size, and had testers.

April 17, 2008 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Row said...

I'm glad u like it all :)

April 17, 2008 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Tanya Annette said...

Those are adorable!!! I'm loving the looks of those little pigment jars :)

April 17, 2008 at 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Liz said...

Yay for Bourjois, my favourite brand!!! :) The mini ones are great, small in size, cheap in price, but impressive in quality. Enjoy! ;)

April 17, 2008 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Askmewhats said...

the colors showed on the pix are all YUMMY!!! I love how you take pix of them and make me wishing they're available here! hehehe Thanks or this, i'll keep my eyes open to be available down here.

April 17, 2008 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Postpet2 said...

Hey Muse, i have the little HP charm lipgloss and i tell you, it sure is useful if you walk often during course of work without your handbag. Quick touchup conveniently!

April 17, 2008 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger *Jen* said...

those pigments look great! but i spent so much money at mac today no more for me for a long long time :(.

or at least for the next week or so!

April 17, 2008 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I saw these at my local Ulta and were wondering if they were any good! Thanks for this! : )

April 17, 2008 at 11:49 PM  
Anonymous Paopao said...

Hi Muse! The mini shadows don't fit a mac palette (they're smaller). I had two sets of mini shadows (mac's satin taupe and swimming shadows clons!) They're not bad, but I prefer mac's. But they're excelent for tavelling.
What I really like about bourjois' pigments is the little jars (you can even re-use them to carry mac's pigments hehehehe).

Hugs! And have a lovely weekend!

April 18, 2008 at 3:07 AM  
Blogger Beauty Addict said...

Hi Izzy, I absolutely adore these! I've the mini lipgloss and the mini eye shadows. I bought them when it was the first launched about a year ago.

I've heard about the 2nd launch a few weeks ago and check out the stores but it's not here yet :( I'm waiting to see the pigments!
There wasn't pigments in the first launch.

The mini lipgloss are great for a quick touch up! :) -gracie

April 18, 2008 at 5:53 AM  
Blogger Angelique said...

Awwww, you got to try this! I've been wanting to try this, specifically the nail polishes, for a long long time. There's a dark blue mini nail polish that I'd just love to have. But I have yet to order anything from overseas because I have no idea if I'll have to sign for it once it gets here or if customs'll fuck it up or whathaveyou. It bothers me quite a bit as there's this I'd love to try, there's Rescue Beauty Lounge's Black Russian polish I want and of course, there's about a billion things from Jelly Pong Pong I want as well.

Well, I'm happy that you got to try it at least! And I'm happy to hear that the shadows are normal. I've never tried their baked shadows but I have heard about 'em. In fact, now that I think of it, the only thing from Bourjois I have tried has been their Maxi Frange mascara.

I should probably go to sleep, shouldn't I.

Have a good day m'dear!

April 18, 2008 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...


Are the mini bourjouis..available in the US?

April 18, 2008 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Ethereal Prey said...

they look so cute! Where do you buy these from? Sephora?

April 18, 2008 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey mandy!

Ulta seems to have jacked the price as they are cheaper in the UK by at least $2-3!

Testers would be fab ;)

April 18, 2008 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey rows

loved it ;)

April 18, 2008 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Bliss said...

Those are sooo cute, ooo you are soo showing us beautiful makeup heheh. I will resist the temptation heh

April 18, 2008 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Tanya Annette!

Thanks! ;) The piggie jars are so cute! And just enough product to last a zillion years hehe ;)

April 18, 2008 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya liz!

I live Bourjois too ;) Agreed 100%! All of those things and the price can't be beat!

April 18, 2008 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya Askmewhats *hugs* Happy Weekend :)

You never know! It might end your end! I believe it's available in Singapore so it may make it's way across the line! Cross my fingers for you ;)

April 18, 2008 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya postpet!

I agree ;) It's a nice little item to carry around for touchups! light weight and you don't have to carry a big old makeup bag ;) just attach to your keys or cell!

April 18, 2008 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jen!!!!

LOL what did you get?!


April 18, 2008 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey Jennifer!

They are indeed although I was saddened to see that they were a bit expensive from Ulta by at least 2-3 more ;( But they are rather great if you don't use a ton of cosmetics. They are actually small enough to finish which I love!

April 18, 2008 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey pao pao!

Thanks! I was wondering :) They are indeed nice for traveling as they are tiny.

That's a good idea ;) as soon as I am done with these I can fill 'em with mac piggies ;) hehe!

Hugs! Happy Weekend!

April 18, 2008 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya grace me love ;) how are you!?

Yay! Someone else who adores these :)

What sort of items are they launching? New colors? wahoo! Can't wait to see!

I love the gloss as it saves me from lugging around a big makeup case :P

Happy Weekend lovie!

April 18, 2008 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi angelique!

The nail polishes look very cute :)

It all depends. Sometimes you do have to sign for it sometimes not. But normally customs isn't too big a problem here in the US. If you lived in the UK or somewhere else chances are customs would be a bitch. Normally when send items back and fourth we mark it as a gift and that sways customs plus a low amount is always a good idea!

Jelly Pong Pong is actually sold on Cherry Culture I believe :) so that's a US site w00t!

I love the Maxi Frange mascara :)

Happy Weekend!

April 18, 2008 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Cynthia!

Yes they are. Only from Ulta :) But they are available. Hopefully Sephora and other beauty branches will start carrying them! They are a bit more costly here than in the UK but they are so cute who can resist :)

April 18, 2008 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Ethereal Prey!

A friend from England got them for me :) She sent them over ;)

Sadly Sephora doesn't carry them :(

April 18, 2008 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger nilla cookie said...

How ADORABLE is that palette pan! It makes you look like and artist, Muse! :)

I had a favorite gloss from them that I used until I couldn't get any more color out of it.. and darn, I can't remember what color it is.. will have to get a mini version for my purse! :)

Happy Friday Friend!

April 18, 2008 at 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Abbey said...

they also do mini mascaras too. the pigments are really good, i think they are as good as barry m. do u get that in usa? they are pretty cheap and amazing range of pigments that are simular to mac

April 18, 2008 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Bourjois is part of the Chanelcompany and you can really tell. If you compare a lipstick or lipgloss from Chanel and from Bourjois is exactly the same taste, the same feeling and the same quality.
I'm so in love with their pigments (great!!) and the 3D lipgloss <3

April 18, 2008 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey cookie!

whatcha doing gorgeous!?

teehee ;)

I heart the glosses ;) You absolutely need a little mini one ;)

Happy Friday lovie! I hope you have an awesome weekend!

April 18, 2008 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Abbey!!!!

Yes :) I seen them :) Too cute!!!!!!!

I know Barry M but we don't get it here in the states sadly!

I think I ran across some on Asos! Hmmm you're creating a lemming for me hehehe ;-)

Happy Weekend!

April 18, 2008 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey becky!

I had NO idea! really? That's very interesting.

I have a few chanel glosses and I never noticed the texture being similar ;) lol now I must go home and compare!

the piggies are awesome aren't they? The lipgloss is just darling!

Happy Weekend love!

April 18, 2008 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger 心。葵 said...

the shadow colours are lovely!!!!
i can't get mini bourjois or the regular line here >_<
again, getting it online, but like canmake case, once adding in the international shipping, i can get myself stuffs from MJ or from Kate or maybe even counter brands! >_<
sigh, i wish to migrate myself to either taiwan or japan already >_<

and i'm so relieved to know you have gotten my mail!


April 19, 2008 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi 心。葵!

Aren't they? And the price can't be beat!

Aw shoot that stinks as the regular line is fab imo!

LOL I'll come with you! Let's move to Japan together :)

I did indeed. I'll answer shortly. So sorry about my delay! I've been swamped :P

Love ya!

April 22, 2008 at 9:29 AM  
Anonymous divashop said...

Whoa, these look gorgeous! I don't have an ULTA store anywhere near me, but I do shop @ Are these available on their website? Oh, I hope, I hope!

June 25, 2008 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya gloria!

They do sell 'em at ;)

They don't have the complete line up but they do have many of the minis!

Happy Shopping :)

June 26, 2008 at 7:27 AM  
Anonymous stefanie said...

i also got a duo pallete from this and i also love it they are so pigmented :D

June 27, 2008 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there stefanie!

;) Awesome! It's pretty nice that they are cheap and inexpensive ;)


June 30, 2008 at 12:38 PM  

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