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2 February 2011

Refreshing Baked Products


The credit really has to go to B U B B L E G A R M for this post - As I only thought of writing this after reading a comment on Muhsine's blog about Bourjois Rose D'or Blush and the lack of pigmentation to it. 

Muhsine replied to the comment mentioning that it could be down to the fact Bourjois eyeshadows/blushers are baked and natural oils from the fingers or a brush to and from the face back to the product, can frost the top layer over time. The solution being to just scrape the top layer off the product to reveal a new fresh layer.

Something that I'm sure a lot of you have found with baked products!


Here is a classic example of an eyeshadow that has that layer to it that gives less pigment when used - especially noticeable on the left hand side.

Now in the past I have done a similar thing to Muhsine by scraping of some of the baked powder to reveal a new layer...but I've always scored mine. Though I'm sure scraping off the top layer of product with the sharp side of a pair of scissors would probably give a nicer look to the product. 
Scoring or scraping the product will give the same results - so it's really up to you. 
 
But I thought I would be helpful to show the difference in pigmentation before and after revealing a fresh layer to any baked product. 


As you can see I have just scored the Bourjois Ombre a paupieres eyeshadow in 'Marron Glace' really quickly. Just with one side of a sharp pair of scissors then shook off the excess so not to make a big mess! 

It really does take seconds... however the outcome in better pigmentation is really great.


As you can see in the 'before' swatch the pigmentation of the eyeshadow was looking abit weak and pitiful! 
I of course swatched both swatches exactly the same amount of times - which was 3 light swatches with my finger. 
The 'after' swatch really does achieve the pigmentation that you would want from a Bourjois product. 


Another example of the difference just scraping off the first layer of product can make with Bourjois Rose D'or. 

Such a simple thing to do to any product that is lacking it's true pigmentation! 

 

27 comments:

Lydia said...

I was thinking about it just now, can you believe that? Great minds think alike, I guess :D

LaaLaa Monroe said...

Oh I had this with AVON eyeshadows I purchased a while back was real disappointed. I'm going to try this out, thanks honey.

City Girls Fashion Box said...

Great idea Fee and Mushine, will finally be able to look the Boujoris stand without sighing :P xxx

Beauty's Bad Habit said...

Great post, I got sick of scraping my Bourjois blushes so I don't buy them anymore :/ Shame, because they have such nice colours!

Makeup and Macaroons said...

Such a great idea! I usually scrape mine but I find that pretty soon it gets that hard layer on it again. I'll try scoring it next time and see how that goes.

The Postcolonial Rabbit said...

Wow that makes such a difference! I'd never actually thought of doing this, so thanks! x

Beautiful You Beauty Blog said...

A great post, I stupidly dropped my new Bourjois blush into the bathroom basin, luckily it wasn't full of water but did get a little wet, when it dried it was solid so I'll be trying this trick to get the lovely pigmentation back! x

Meowcake said...

Brilliant! I'ma get the sandpaper out :)

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Katie said...

Great idea. Thank you thank you!

salut! sophie said...

Thank you so much for the tip! I was having the same problem with my Bourjois Lilas D'or blusher and although I really wasn't getting any product at all out of it, I didn't have the heart to throw it away!

Sophie said...

I've been doing this with my Illuminating powder by Bourjois, and it's good to see other people doing it too. I could tell it was the top layer because the texture just wasn't the same as it was when I first used it. This is a great tip! xo

Rachel said...

Ooh, this is really helpful, thanks! Will be trying with my Accessorize baked eyeshadow duos.. x

Supergirl said...

Wow, great post, really helpful - thank you!!!

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

This is such a great post. I would have never thought of doing. I have the same problem with some of my baked products and I am definitely going to break out the scissors and do some scoring.
Thanks again
xx
Alicia

dani@callitbeauty said...

i do this for non mineral products, too! it's happened to some of my mac eyeshadows so i just scrape a bit off the top :)

Cheryl said...

I will definitely try this out, thank you!

Skin Scrubs said...

I've heard that Bourjois and Chanel are made at the same factory - have you ever heard this?

Vintage and Cake said...

That is such a simply yet brill idea, with the eyeshadows i just use to dampen my brush with a little water which works well. This is better for blusher as you don't want that as thick :)

Hannah said...

i'd love to try some baked products, they look really coolxxx


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Lissa said...

I did this, with my Bourgois blusher this morning works a treat!

Georgina said...

Such a great tip - I've never put 2 and 2 together of why my baked products lose pigmentation!

Arash Mazinani said...

Cant' say I'm going to benefit from this tutorial myself, however I will definitely pass on those tips to my girlfriend. It was a really easy to follow yet informative tutorial. Fantastic post!

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Katie. said...

Wow! its a very well idea! I'm loving it! :)
x
Katie

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Renay Shanel said...

Great post, thank you!!

conversationpieces said...

Wow, I've never thought of that! (But yes I have often thought my bourjous blusher was a bit 'weak') Thank you Fee... off to give it a go :)

*Peonies and lilies* said...

Fantastic idea. I've always been put off Bourjois blushers for this very reason, but your post has demonstrated that there's such a simple solution to the problem x

e609fc72-fc8e-11e1-9add-000f20980440 said...

Sure I'm a year late but this is great advice. I have a revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder in suntan matte that I love and use to set my foundation and give it a nice glow and it stopped working. It was filmy and I did not like scraping it. Scoring it is so perfect. Thanks so much :-)

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