Bourjois Make-up Paris

Feb 2nd, 2011, 10:32 AM
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Bourjois Make-up Paris

Where can I buy Bourjois in Paris and is there other brand that are good and not expensive (12E for lipstick). Merci
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Feb 2nd, 2011, 10:46 AM
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Oops! I guess I should pick singular or pluriel but not both...

...are there other brands...
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Feb 2nd, 2011, 10:58 AM
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You can buy it at Monoprix and I think most regular dept. stores. It's okay, better if you are young, I think as it is very highly pigmented (like the blushers and eye shadows). I think you can buy it in the US at Sephora, but am not sure as I don't like it that well (for the reasons named). I like the eyeliner pencil okay. Just browse what's in the store, hard to say what you will like or think good, they have several brands in Monoprix at that price level. Some are British and they sell those in the US, also (like Rimmel). These are cheap drugstore brands, don't seem like anything special to me. The one thing I like about Bourjois is they have nice and creative packaging (I used to work in the cosmetic industry in packaging coincidentally, so guess that's what I notice).
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Feb 2nd, 2011, 10:58 AM
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Monoprix.
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Feb 2nd, 2011, 11:20 AM
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Thanks Christina and kerouac. I was not familiar with the brand but liked the packaging I saw on their website. All things considered, it would make a nice gift for my niece...
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Feb 2nd, 2011, 11:30 AM
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That would be true if she is very young. Here is an article in the NYT which refers to the Easter egg bright colors as being "cooked" (I'm no chemist, just worked in packaging, so don't know about that but something makes them very bright and not very subtle). Also, if people claim it is Chanel because the same company owns both, etc., don't believe them. I did work in makeup and the ingredients are different, just because you are owned by the same company or even manufactured in the same plant doesn't make you the same.

http://www.nytimes.com/1991/11/03/ma...-bourjois.html
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Feb 2nd, 2011, 12:12 PM
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Hi Christina. My niece is a teen who is starting to use make-up and after reading more on the brand I think the colours, as you said, are two bold. Besides, her mom (and me, her godmother) are on the side of light and tasteful then change palette as you move through life.

Yes, I heard Bourjois was Chanel. That is what got me curious in the first place. Thank you very much for this information!
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Feb 2nd, 2011, 12:28 PM
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Yes, Bourjois and Chanel are the same company, just like L'Oréal and Maybelline. Does this sort of thing upset women?
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Feb 2nd, 2011, 06:01 PM
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Upset? Not me. My first make-up in my late teens was from Michel Robichaud. Thirty something years later I'm using MAC, Revlon, L'Oréal,Chanel, Lise Watier (for perfume as well) and Laura Mercier. For me, it depends how I feel that particular season and what works on my skin. For some of my friends, the name on the products they pull from their purse is very important. Is this what you meant kerouac?
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Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:44 PM
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Exactly.
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Feb 3rd, 2011, 08:04 AM
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DD and I bought some at Monoprix. I am early 40's and wear makeup, but definitely not bright bold colors and I found some of this that I love. So there are some for everyone, from what we saw.
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Feb 3rd, 2011, 02:12 PM
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Thanks mms. I will be spending a month in Paris...all play no work...I will be checking it out. I have been to Paris three times and never done much shopping and never been to Monoprix. Last year was Le Bon Marché for lingerie and BHV Homme for my husband. This year I would like to explore the shops in the 6th and Val d'Europe and La Vallée. Any comments anyone?
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Feb 3rd, 2011, 04:45 PM
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voirglobe--How fun to have that much time to just play We tend to do a lot of shopping when we are there, but the last trip is the first time we hit Monoprix. We kept going back every day or so for more stuff, lol. I was thinking about this brand. The eyeshadow I have is shades of greens and tans, not bright at all. I don't wear it often, but I really like it. When are you going? DD will be there this summer on exchange and I will come in late July. If you are there first, I would love to hear about it.
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Feb 3rd, 2011, 08:50 PM
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Voirglobe, I made a photo report about Val d'Europe and La Vallée a while back so that people could see exactly what to expect: http://anyportinastorm.proboards.com...ay&thread=4344
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