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Bourjois Paris Intense Extrait Eyeshadow 09 Review, Swatches & EOTD

(Author ~ Sanchita )

Today I am going to review the most important thing in my eye makeup kit. It is a taupe brown eyeshadow from Bourjois Paris. This brand is really hard to get, be it online or retail stores. Thankfully, I have one store in my city but more than half the products are either unavailable or out of stock. This particular eyeshadow color is something I can’t live without as it has various purposes.

Read on to know why I fell in love with this one.

Bourjois Paris Intense Extrait Eye Shadow 09 (4)

PRICE – 575 INR for 1 g


Packgaing – The product comes in a round case packaging with an inbuilt mirror fixed inside it. There is no applicator or anything given. The packaging is looks quite petite, sturdy and suitable for travel purposes. However, as a single eyeshadow I strongly opine that the packaging should have been more specific with a better mirror and an applicator brush. Overall, I didn’t find the packaging very appealing.

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Shade – The shade of the eyeshadow is something I have been hunting a long time. It is taupe brown color with greyish undertones. It has no shimmers or any frosty touch to it. The color closely resembles M.A.C. Embark but undertone is different. The eyeshadow has can be used as a color all over the eyelid, using light hand as a crease shade or even as eye brow color. The versatility of the color is better seen when it is used dry and wet for various purpose. This shade, I would say, is a must have because Indian skin tones for eyeshadow needs a matte brown color for smoky eyes, transition color, eye brow filler, etc.

Texture & formula – The texture and finish of the eyeshadow is also good. It is a baked eyeshadow with a satin soft texture. It works wonderfully when used either wet or dry. Even if you use the color in dry form the fallout issue is not at all there. I find the blending of the eyeshadow very easy in dry form than wet. If the brush is not properly damped then the application can be a bit patchy. The blending and smoothening of the color is better done when dry.

Bourjois Paris Intense Extrait Eye Shadow 09 (6) Bourjois Paris Intense Extrait Eye Shadow 09 (3)

PigmentationThe pigmentation of the eyeshadow is very good which is why I always prefer coming back to this. When dry, the pigmentation is average and quite buildable to a large extent. However, when the color is applied wet, the pigmentation rich and intense. If you pick up proper amount, two layers are enough to have a proper color.

Staying power – The staying power is good. With primer underneath, the eyeshadow survives all day even in summers. Without primer, the color stays around for 6-7hours and fades off slowly. The creasing is there but somehow it doesn’t look very ghastly at all.

Bourjois Paris Intense Extrait Eye Shadow 09 (1) Bourjois Paris Intense Extrait Eye Shadow 09 (7)

OVERALL – for the price the color is really good for multipurpose use. The color is something a rare in the Indian market as a mono eyeshadow and works really well for its quality.



  1. Petite and sturdy packaging.
  2. Beautiful matte taupe brown color with greyish undertones.
  3. Multipurpose use and works very well with Indian skin tones.
  4. Can be wet both wet and dry.
  5. No fallouts.
  6. Smooth silky texture with matte finish.
  7. Pigmentation is good especially when it’s applied wet.
  8. Staying power is 6-7hours without primer.
  9. It is hypoallergenic, paraben- and fragrance-free and suitable for contact lens wearers.


  1. Packaging could have been more convenient.
  2. Slightly patchy application while dry
  3. Availability 



  • Packaging – satisfactory and lacks proper efficiency.
  • Shade – matte taupe brown color with greyish undertones
  • Texture – soft and blend-able.
  • Finish – matte and no fallouts
  • Staying power – approx… 6-7hours
  • Major drawback – patchy application and availability.


RECOMMENDATION – the color has its own beauty and can be used daily for smoky eye or any soft taupe neutral look. It is such a matte taupe brown which we need in most eye makeups and I high recommend this particular shade from this range.

BnB RATING – 4/5


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