Trouble in Hong Kong…

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i feel pretty…

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i have always wanted smoky eyes like victoria beckham but i don’t want to pay victoria beckham prices. last week i saw this group of pretty young girls with the most luscious smoky eyes. i couldn’t refrain myself. i went over to ask them what brand of make up they were using.

they pointed me to boujois and they have a little corner unit on the lower ground floor of times square, causeway bay.

i love what i found!!!! love love love! seriously if you ask me. my eyes are possibly my best asset. you will know when i am angry, when i am annoyed, when i try to be cute – they are all projected through my eyes. that is why i love dramatic eyes!!!

i absolutely love their smoky eyes palette and it’s really cheap – Hk$ 128 for three colors and it is the best thing i have bought in a long time.

i went home thinking – is there a huge difference between the really expensive stuff and over the counter products?

so i did a little experiment with what i have at home.

four different palates - the most expensive being mac, shu uemura, bourjois and i bought the cheapest palette i could find at muji - Hk$60

1st row - shu eumura and on the second row - boujois. if you click on the picture, you can see how flaky shu uemura is while bourjois is really easy to apply and glides across very well ( i don't know if this makes sense to you, i don't speak a lot of make up)

i added a layer of benefit stay don't stray- stay put primer and concealer. look how well the colors are turning out

the search for my perfect smoky eyes is now complete

my conclusion – the worst is shu uemura. i don’t think it’s worth the money  and i don’t like the texture

i love mac because you can build your own palette and they have amazing selection of colors. each color is about Hk$100 ( if i remembered correctly)

muji which is the cheapest is not too bad, the texture is slightly more creamy and easy to apply.

but seriously my ladies and my lady boys if you want hot eyes – go for bourjois



Written by smalltroubleinhk

April 22, 2010 at 1:12 pm

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  1. You still remember that when we together conducted the sales call in Campbridge house (TEC centre), one of the in-house client was Bourjois!


    May 10, 2010 at 6:37 am

  2. i remember cherry.. i didnt think their make up was so good.


    May 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm

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