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When these little pots of eyeshadow first came out they were a novel product with no real equivalents available. The amount of similar products available today, a few years later, is perhaps testament to the success of this original product.
The packaging is what makes this for me. Little, clear pots, standing perhaps 2-2.5" tall. The top half unscrews to give access to a completely seperate little brush which fits perfectly into a hole in the bottom half. With the brush inserted (and held) the potcan be inverted in order to coat the brush with just the right amount of product. Really original and effective packaging which has now been copied by many of the larger manufacturers.
The eyeshadow is available in a range of irridescent colours so everyone should find at least one to suit their skin tone and eye colour. I have purchased three in the range, a shimmery pink with gold flecks (Regard Rose Or), a gorgeous petrol blue (Regard Bleu Swimming Pool) and a lilac with greeny irridescence (Regard Etincelant). All apply like a dream and the shadow is so well pigmented that only a little is required, as dispensed on one brushful. All are also very shimmery and definitely colours I would reseve for evening use or special occasions. Perhaps a little to sparkly and full-on for the office (for me anyway!). The shadow doesn't crease and stays where you put it for the most part; whilst also being easily removable at the end of the night.
A little on the pricey side considering you only get one colour rather than a palette. Having said that I'll definitely repurchase again and again!
*** Cute pots ***
These pots were very unique when launched by Bourjois some years back. The design is really unusual and was quite a talking point when launched (if you are the kind of person to discuss these kinds of major, earth-shattering developments!). But I have since seen at least one high street chain copying the packaging almost exactly.
Suivez mon regard (which means "follow my glance" in French) costs £6.49 from Boots but you can find them for under £3 if you do a little search online. There are lots of colours available, from more subtle gold and white to vibrant green and orange. The pots weigh in at 2.6g.
*** How to use it ***
So what makes the product so special? The pot is round and about 5cm high, and the top of the pot simply screws off. And inside, out sticks the handle of a thin little brush. Lift the brush out and the tip of the brush is covered in loose powder shadow. The hole is right at the base of the pot so there is no way you can get your fingers in, or spill any powder out!
*** True blue ***
The eyeshadow I have is 08 Regard bleu trompe-l'oeil. In the pot, this looks like a slightly pearly and iridescent white colour. The powder itself is really light and fine - almost dusty - and the brush delivers just the right amount to apply a fine, smooth layer to each eyelid. And this particular eyeshadow delivers one final surprise - on application, the shadow has an irridescent blue/purple shimmer to it, which looks really fantastic and makes the eyeshadow extra special. It has just a slight shimmer and isn't at all sparkly or glittery. So it's a bit glitzy without being over the top.
*** Overall ***
I think this is a great product. Not only is the design a bit special, but the product itself is really easy to apply and good quality. Although this won't stay put all day, it doesn't crease and will do you just fine for a night out. And the particular colour that I have is definitely recommended for a night out rather than a day in the office!
I have a few of the Bourjois Suivez Mon Regard eye shadow pots as they make a change from using pressed eye shadows. They come in clever shaped no spill, clear, screw top, plastic pots which last for ages. The pots have a small built in brush, which helps you pick up the perfect amount of powder as and when you need it.
When compared to the Collection 2000 Dazzle Dusts, which are cheaper to buy and come in nice colours, the Bourjois Suivez Mon Regard eye shadows do have the edge. In my experience they offer much greater staying power when applied correctly and its easier to apply just the right amount of shimmering eye shadow using the integral brush.
These mini loose eye shadow pots are priced at £6.49, which is more than twice the cost of the other brand, so they are a bit of an indulgence really.
A newer more highly concentrated formula means that you get extra shimmer and shine and added bonding agents make sure the shadow stays put on the eyelid, meaning no naughty glitter grains end up in areas where they are not invited. The only thing worse than panda eyes are glitter panda eyes!
The Bourjois pots are full of a selection of nice colours and once you get used to using them, they can be applied to create a lovely subtle day time look with the brush applicator. To get a lighter feel, tap the brush against the back of your hand lightly before applying the shadow. For a more intense look miss that out and apply straight onto the eye area.
Each gorgeous pot also contains 100% multi reflective mother of pearl and this is what gives you such intense colour, shimmer and iridescence.
I find colours such as 'Illuminator du Regard' to be good for highlighting and 'Beige Sunshine' is a nice long lasting summer daytime shade.
If you haven't tried them yet, they really are worth checking out. The loose powder is very light, easy to apply and a small pots goes a very long way. Another advantage they have over rival brands is that the pot and lid seem much more secure so you are less likely to spill the contents.
I purchased Suivez Mon Regard some years ago. They are a range of eye shadows from Bourjois and retail for £7-£8. You get a small pot filled with powder eye shadow and most of the colours look a lot lighter in the pot than they do on your actual eyes as they are iridescent.
The one I bought was "Regard Bleu Insolite" which is an iridescent powder that looks white in the pot, but shimmers blue and pink and purple on the eyes. They are little bit like Barry M Dazzle Dust. Powder shadows tend to be very highly pigmented, and this is no exception, the colour is outstanding, much better than a pressed powder.
The pot is quite an ergonomic design, The powder is held in a chamber at the bottom, and there is a plastic cover over the top with a small slot. The brush is in the lid of the pot and screws into the pot and fits nicely in the small slot. The design minimises spillages of the loose powder as if it is tipped over without the lid, only a small amount can escape.
In my opinion, the brush picks up too much shadow to be able to directly brush onto the eyelid. As with all of the "supplied" brushes, it is quite naff. I tap a bit of powder onto the back of my hand and then use my usual eyeshadow brush to build up the colour. If you apply directly to the eye, you end up with lovely powder under your eyes, which, when you brush it away, it leaves an iridescent stripe on your face. Adam Ant - not the look we are going for.
I always use a primer under my eyeshadow so it always lasts 6 hours minimum, I can't really comment on the staying power of this alone.
The product itself lasts ages as you only need a tiny bit to get a brilliant colour.
One thing to remember: when taking this out on a night out, you may get questioned as to what it is. "No Mr Doorman, it's eyeshadow, not cocaine, I'm not going to snort it honest! I don't want an iridescent nose for a start off". I kid you not. This actually happened to me! Luckily he believed it was eyeshadow (after checking with Mrs Doorwoman) and I wasn't charged with possession of an illegal substance. Could have been amusing had they taken it "to the lab for further testing" though :)
Anyway I digress, overall, great colour, rubbish brush.
These were brand new out by Bourjois when I saw them on display. They looked new, fun and exciting and I had always liked their eye-shadows in the little round pots so I had high expectations for this. I was going through a gold eye-shadow phase so I picked up shade 22 Or Pepite which I thought would be great for a night out.
The packaging is quite strange and unusual. It's a see-through pot with a deep screw lid. Once you unscrew the lid you will find a brush on the other end. This goes down into a crevice in the pot where there is a little opening to get to the loose shimmer powder. This means the tip of the brush just touches the powder each time.
Using it however is tricky. You dip the brush in the pot and then apply it. However the main problem with this is that the shimmer powder goes everywhere. You apply it on your lids and yet it turns up on your cheeks and your nose and you end up looking a bit silly. Because of its nature this is hard to build up a colour in one place. I think it would work best over another solid colour with just a thin layer on top to jazz it up. The colour however is lovely, a true beautiful gold and is lovely for a night out. This isn't something that is suitable for work I think though.
If you are interested in buying these, they are available in Boots and Superdrug for something around the £5.70 mark.
Now I am a huge fan of Bourjois products and I have to admit that when I first came across these eye shadow pots, quite a few years ago now I thought to myself, now this I've got to try, having already indulged in Bourjois eyshadow encapsulated in the infamous little round pots which remain to this day the signature of the Bourjois brand and loving it I thought I'd add these to my collection. An intriguing and uniquely designed no spills pot that comes complete with an ingenious built in brush the Bourjois Suivez Mon Regard eye-shadow is the perfect make up accessory for any handbag and you are guaranteed ease of application that looks professional no matter where you are.
For those of you who don't already know, Bourjois has actually been around for quote sometime and was established in 1863 by Monsieur Alexandre Napoleon Bourjois in Paris making it one of the oldest French cosmetic companies in operation today. Monsieur Bourjois realised in the 1860's that there was a niche market for superior quality theatrical make up as the make up used by stage actresses were damaging to the skin and uncomfortable to wear and it was in 1863 that he created 'Pastel Joues' the first ever powder blush which was a great success and soon became popular with women off stage as well as on stage.
One of the things that appeals to me about Bourjois products is the fact that their products are not tested on animals and they do not use GMO's.
Ok so that's enough about the company, what about the product. Well I have been rather indulgent in my purchase of this Bourjois Eyeshadow and my collection now includes the following
Number 01 - Regard Praline Rose
Number 03 - Regard rose or
Number 06 - Regard rayon Vert
Number 08 - Regard bleu trompe-l'oeil - kind of like a shimmery lilac
Number 10 - Illuminateur du regard
Number 22 - Regard or pepite
Number 24 - Bleu swimming pool
Number 26 - Gris Pixel
I have another one which is sort of beige in colour but unfortunately I've had it so long that all of the info has rubbed off of the label, so over the last few years I have accumulated 9 of these little pots of shimmery goodness. I have colours that I use for every day wear, and more vibrant colours for heading out for a girly nights out, it's always good to have variety, so that I have something to go with any outfit I choose to wear.
Now the instruction is to shake the product well before application, this is to ensure that the right amount of the powder lands on the applicator brush. The application is pretty straight forward, once you've shaken the tub as instructed, just unscrew the top, pull out the applicator brush, and apply. I have got into the habit of checking to see how much powder has ended up on the brush as sometimes there can be slightly too much and then you end up with powder on your cheeks because the excess on the brush falls of and lands right where you don't want it to land and if you're like me, and do your eyes last, this can be a bit of a nightmare, when you're finished put the brush back into the pot and replace the lid, watch out though ladies, I've been caught out a couple of times with the whole tightening of the lid and I've often opened up my make up bag to find shimmery carnage on the bottom because the lid has come loose.
The good thing about this eye-shadow is that you can apply it as light or as heavy you like, both application techniques taking on very different looks, and you can use the colours together. The overall look is that of a soft shimmery shadow with beautiful strong but subtle colour if that's what you want - but you can be bold with this powder too. I find that the powder lasts all day provided you don't have a nasty habit of rubbing your eyes.
I have only ever bought this from boots for £6.95 but I know you can find it in an abundance of stores throughout the UK including Superdrug, Tesco, Lloyds Pharmacy, Debenhams and of course boots.
One pot lasts an incredibly long time, out of the colours mentioned previously I have not yet had to replace one of them, so I would say well worth the money.
If you haven't get tried it ladies - give it a go and add some shimmer to your life J
I love sparkily eyeshadows and this one caught my eye in my local savers (yes I was in there again!) for the bargain price of £2.99! Knowing that the rest of Bourjois products I have tried have been great I immediatley brought it in a lovely silver shade called etoile d'argent no 23.
It comes in a screw top bottle which is quite secure at fastening this is very useful as a lot of glittery eyeshadows I have manage to come out of thier packaging and go everywhere. When you open it there is a brush inside it, the brush has a little handle which is about the width of your index finger so it is a good size for holding. It is soft and flexible usually I would use my own brushes instead of the ones that come with products but this one is perfect as it is.
The brush sits inside a plastic bit inside the bottle that stops any of it from coming out except where the tip of the brush is. This really helps to make application easy as you can't overload your brush so the product doesn't go all over your cheeks.It is also useful because if you do knock it over it doesn't spill very easily.
The product itself is very sparkily it goes on as a shimmer but in the shimmer there are little bits of glitter. This gives a really sparkily effect and it shimmers from whichever angle the light hits it.
You can go for an understated shimmer or by putting more coats on it builds up intensity of colour and glitter.
The product sticks easily to your eyes and once it is on it stays put. Mine lasted all night without needing to reapply it. It doesn't rub off easily and doesn't smudge.
If is easy to remove using make up wipes or remover and it doesn't irritate your eyes.
This product is definatley worth trying even though I did find this product at a cheap price I would pay full price about £6 or £7 for it as I think it is well worth the money and gives a great long lasting effect. It also comes in quite a range of colours so I will be trying some of the other ones.
I bought this in the "swimming pool bleu" shade, which is.... well, blue! But glittery and oh so glamorous! I bought this eyeshadow because I was looking for a colour to match a top, and this was the closest I found.... I wasnt disappointed!
Firstly, a little bit about Bourjois........
The cosmetics company was created in France in the 1860's, by Alexandre Napoleon Bourjois. Makeup at the time consisted of thick greasy substances for theatrical purposes, and Bourjois set about to change this, creating Pastel Joues in 1863.
The cosmetics range has expanded a lot since then, with stands in amny shops around the world, and numerous top quality products in a variety of colours.
So.... Suivez mon regard.....
It comes in a groovy little pot, with brush, so its incredibly easy to apply. The brush always has just the right amount of eyeshadow on it, and the pot wont spill! It looks really appealing so makes you want to try it. Very glitzy, so ideal for a night out, and there's a colour to suit everyone.
What makes it different is that it is a loose powder, rather than pressed. It comes in a variety of colours, including;- swimming pool bleu, beige sunshine, rose, ambre, and Illuminateur du regard. The shadow stays on for hours, it wont let you down!
Bourjois products are widely available in stores such as Boots and Superdrug. The price range is a little higher than other brands, but its worth it for the extra satisfaction you get from using the products. I bought Suives Mon Regard and it cost me £6.99, and also the Effet 3D lipgloss (clear) costs around £6.50.
So overall, a fantastic buy, will be going back to get more colours!
I bought two of these eyeshadows, "Illuminateur du regard 10" - shimmering white glitter, and "Regard etoile d'argent 23" - silver glitter, at the Clothes Show Live a couple of years ago from the Bourjois stand for a discounted price.
I knew I would like the silver one and was very impressed by the glitteriness and the staying power, however I liked the white one even more. I was initially intending just to use it to mix with other colours or on my cheekbones for nights out but when I tested it on my eyelids I fell in love straight away. It is fantastic.
Because they are both so high-impact I usually like to use them alone or in combination with each other, rather than wear them in conjunction with other eyeshadows.
The no-spill pot is great, very useful, and the brush inside is a good size although tricky to use when trying to fill in finer details. The only drawback is that because the particles are loose I often end up with a lot of eyeshadow on my cheeks if I don't remember to tap the brush on the side of the pot before I try to use it. Despite this they are safe to use with contact lenses - it is stated on the bottom of each pot that they have been tested on contact lens wearers.
There are many thinks I like in this world, Gok's Fashion Fix, Iced Gems and beef OXO cubes but something that tops the list for me is anything sparkly.
When I mean anything sparkly, I mean anything sparkly, shoes, clothes and of course, make up. That is what attracted me to purchase this lovely Bourjois Suivez Mon Regard eyeshadow in a beautiful Regard blue glacier, shade 15.
Paying about £8 from Boots, this is a little bit above my normal eyeshadow price range but Bourjois is normally a range you can depend on for a decent quality product.
The eyeshadow itself is a loose powder eyeshadow not a compressed powder. I usually go for the latter because I find I get a good level of coverage but I am willing to give anything a try.
I was prompted to buy this for a special occasion where I was wearing something blue and this immediately stood out as the blue is a gorgeous glittery baby blue with an essence of silver running through it. I was also impressed, because I was in a hurry more than anything, that it came with it's own little brush within the pot. The pot and lid are all clear, so you can easily see what's in the pot.
Opening the pot, you'll find an easy to remove and replace, screw off cap before delving in to pull out the built in eye make up brush. I was really impressed with this brush; the tip is the exact same sizes as my favourite eye make up brush that I use, although the want is significantly shorter. You do get a nice, sturdy plastic tip to hold, which you can hold between your thumb and index finger.
This eyeshadow is completely unique to any other eyeshadow I own. Yes it is a loose shadow but more unique than that is how the powder is dispensed. Now, I've described a loose powder in a pot and that conjours up a dip pot in my mind. No, not quite with this, it is a dip pot, yes, but the powder is dispensed through a really small hole at the bottom of the pot. The eyeshadow is contained within the 'walls' of the pot at a conical angle, to dispense, simply shake and your powder attaches itself to the brush, et voila, no mess eyeshadow and more importantly, no wasted eyeshadow.
I used this for a night out, so I applied foundation and loose powder to my eyelids prior to applying this. Shaking away, I managed to load the brush really generously. I swept the shadow onto one lid, which gave a really subtle colour, I then returned my brush to the pot, using what was remaining of my last shake and with a second application I built up a strong and sparkly colour, using what was left on the brush, there was enough to highlight my brow bone and the contrast between the two shade was beautiful, not striking and not subtle but a definite contrast, I was amazed that one colour could have so much variation. I then continued to do this on the other eye, so I would repeat myself with that.
As I mentioned, I was wearing this for an evening out, a curry disco, so lots of chat, lots of dancing and most of all lots of laughing.
Over the course of the evening I was frequently checking my eye shadow either in my compact of in the loo's and quite honestly, after arriving at 7pm and leaving at 1am, I had absolutely no creasing, no colour loss and no colour transfer to my cheeks. I then proceeded to commit the cardinal sin of make up and after coming home, I didn't take my make up off before going to bed.
This flaw in my skincare routine actually led to a really good overal impression of the eyeshadow, by 9am the next morning, I still had what I would consider to be a good level of coverage on my eyes. Certainly about 40% of the eyeshdow had come off overnight but it left a lovely, soft and subtle coloured sheen across the main eyelids, which looked really dewy and fresh, despite being 14 hours old.
Taking this eyeshadow off with eye make up remover is an absolute breeze, both when most of it is still on and when there is only a little bit, it comes off without leaving any glittery residue behind.
I have used this eyeshadow on so many occasions since my purchase last summer both in the day and for my night time adventures and each time, it stays put, it doesn't crease and it doesn't end up on my cheeks. I have about 95% of the eyeshadow left so at £8 it represent fantastic value for money and I really can't see myself running out before it reaches it shelf life of 24 months.
I would absolutely recommend this eyeshadow, there is such a wide colour range in stores there is bound to be a colour to suit everyone.
I feel value for money wise, although it might be a bit more expensive than a normal single eyeshadow, it is well worth it, and you get outstanding colour, outstanding longevity and a fantastic quality eyeshadow.
I'm off at the weekend to buy myself a new colour!
Thanks for reading xx
As a fan of all things shimmery, particularly eye make up for evenings out, I of course own quite a few of these 'Bourjois, Suivez Mon Regard, Eye Shadows. I purchased my first one quite a few years back and have since bought quite a few in a variety of colours so you know that this is going to be a very positive review! lol
Bourjois is of course a French company and the products with their names and shades are very Parisian. The look of the products are all very classy and chic I reckon!
2.6g clear plastic recyclable pot which is round and tall with a slight dent in the middle. The lid is 1/3 of the pot size and that twists on and off and inside a brush resides within the pot and the eyeshadow itself comes out of the hole in the bottom and if none comes out you can give it a little shake. You can see the colour of your chosen 'loose' eyeshadow through the packaging and it has a small stick on label on the outside of the product which tells you what it is and who is is by. All in all I like the packaging of these alot. It's all very secure and very unmessy to use. When you open it up to use it the powder doesn't go every where as it is in the bottom of the tub and comes out via the hole! So no spills. The brush as well is brilliant. It's good quality and doesn't malt and you only use it with the colour in the pot so it keeps the colour crisp, clean and fresh!
Well as I stated at the beginning I love these. Not only do they last ages cos they don't spill out everywhere they are long lasting on the eyes i.e all day and you don't need loads as it's very smooth and easy to apply. Once applied as well it doesn't smudge and get anywhere it shouldn't.
I do find it can be tricky to apply but after first few uses you soon become aware of it and get used to that. First few times I found I used to get flecks on my face but not only do I realise the amount I need on my brush so I'm not overloading it I do find that either putting some loose powder under my eyes, then applying this to my eyes and then dusting away the loose powder helps but if I do have a few specks I can clean it up easy with a little pressed powder. It really isn't messy to use once you get the hang of it.
The colours are lovely and I've tried out quite a few now. They are intense and infused with crushed glitter particles which really do shimmer, and shimmer all day very strongly. No mess, no fuss and very sophisticated and not cheap or too young looking. I'm 33 and don't want to look like I fell off last years Christmas tree after-all!
I find them none irritating and sometimes I have to wear glasses and am conscious of eye make up, but not with these, they look perfect with lenses.
For me this is glamorous and feels great and I like them for day time glamour and for evenings in the main. They wear well under any conditions and come off easy when you choose.
Because of Bourjois Eyeshadows in general I'm very keen on this brand and would highly recommend these for someone who wants to look glamorous without working at it too hard! They're just great!
Currently available in 13 colours, I buy mine in Boots usually at £6.50 per pot but sometimes I'm a very lucky gal and manage to get them in T.J Hughes for about £1.50!
Highly recommended from moi!
This review is also published on Ciao under this same name.
I love trying new eye shadows and hate to say it but I buy quite a lot, use it once, then leave it sitting in the back of my drawer once I've found something better. This happened with this eye shadow as when I first bought it and used it I thought it was rubbish! But since my initial testing of it I have used it a lot more and found that it is quite a good quality product! The colour of this product I shall be reviewing is 03 Regard Rose
Or, which is a dusky pink colour. The Eye Shadow of 'Suivez Mon Regard' is loose powder.
Bourjois are a French company as you have probably guessed from the name! They tend to make high quality make-up products at moderate prices. The packaging of the products are pretty and feminine. The packaging and names are all in French with little or no translation to English a lot of the time. For more information on Bourjois products, please see the website: www.bourjois.co.uk
PRICE, AVAILABILITY & PACKAGING
This product sells for about £6.50 at standard price and is quite often reduced.
Bourjois products are quite widely available, Boots stock them and even the small Boots have this product even if there is a small selection of colours. Superdrug does stock Bourjois too but I've noticed that it's only really the bigger stores that do.
The eye shadows come in clear, plastic pots with a lid which you unscrew. As it is clear, you are able to see the eye shadow colour along the bottom of the pot. There is an brush applicator which stands vertically in the eye shadow surrounded by plastic with just the very tip touching the eye shadow. The idea is to shake the pots so that the brush picks up enough eye shadow, then you are to sweep this across your lids. There is a thin sticker across the middle in the same colour as the eye shadow, and it says 'Suivez Mon Regard..', which is the name of this range of eye shadow. It also gives you the instruction to shake before use to intensify the result. There are no ingredients or an address or anything.
One obvious problem I can see with this product is that you can't really tell how much eye shadow is left!
The reason I gave up on this product is the fact that when you apply it you get a lot on your cheeks as well as on your eyelids! This is because it seems to falls off the brush quite easily. You could try not shaking it but then you don't get enough on your brush! The only thing I can recommend is if you lightly tap the brush against the top of the pot before you apply it as this will get rid of the excess eye shadow. Also it's good to keep a tissue or a cotton wool pad ready to wipe off any excess that gets on your face. In the defence of this product, most loose powders can get everywhere if you are not careful, and a lot of pressed powders can too. The brush is reasonably good quality, the bristles are soft and the handle is just the
right size to hold and glide over the eyes.
The colour seems to look more intense than it does in the pot, the pink is shiny, brighter and a little darker than I thought it would be. I think it looks great though. It's really well pigmented and makes your eyes glimmer and stand out. This eye shadow looks great on a night out and I think it is best suited for going out and those special occasions rather than for everyday wear. It lasts for most of the day but does seem to fade a little towards the end of the day.
I use this eye shadow maybe once every couple of weeks. I've still got some product left after two years, but can't really tell how much is left. The brush comes out covered every time though so there must be quite a lot left still!
If you don't get on with this product at all, Bourjois make another eye shadow product known as the 'little round pot of eye shadow', which is pressed powder and not quite so messy.
Eyeshadows / The unique, no spills pot and ingenius built in brush are the perfect companion for a professional application wherever you are / The clever pot deposits just the right amount of powder on the brush with each application / Explore the multiple facets of the intense, shimmering shades /