Rave:Bourjois Effet Smoky Pencil Review and Swatches of All Shades

I’ve wanted to get some Bourjois eye liners for quite a long time and this week I’ve finally managed to do it! There were so many different types and colours that I just had to get 2 of them.

And one of them was Bourjois Effet Smoky Eye Pencil.

Here is what they say:

“Double-tipped eyeliner to smudge for a perfect every day smoky look! A smoky look available in 5 deep and intense shades achievable in 2 simple steps: 1) Outline the eye with the pencil 2) Smudge with the brush Its soft, easy-to-blend tip glides along the lashline for an intense outline in one stroke. Its ultra soft brush made of natural bristles perfectly smudges the formula. The result: a subtle but incredibly sexy smoky look in just 2 steps!”

There are 5 shades available:

(description of shades are mine obviosly)

  • 71 Smoked Brown – the most beautiful  dark chocolate brown with shimmer, it reminds me of my HG Benefit shadows only a bit darker.
  • 72 Dark Purple – gorgeous dark purple with shimmer, it looks amazing in the sunlight.
  • 73 Deep Green – Deep Teal would be a better name for this shade, it’s a deep teal with blue/green undertones, amazing when blended.
  • 74 Grey Shadow – quite a dark grey, the most shimmery shade out of all 5.
  • 75 Intense Black – intense matte black.

I have to say that I loved all the colours a lot but I had to calm down and pick one so I’ve got #73 in Deep Green because that’s the most unique shade out of all (in my opinion). But this doesn’t mean that I won’t get more shades 😉

So what are my thoughts about the product?


  • These pencils are absolutely perfect! Especially, considering their price tag which is £4.99!
  • The pigmentation is amazing, but you can see it from the swatches. You only need a tiny amount of product for an intense line.
  • The shades are very beautiful and I love them all.
  • I’ve swatched these pencils in the store when I was choosing a shade and I didn’t take them off on purpose just to see how long they will be on my hand. And, can you imagine, they didn’t move until I took them off before the bedtime!
  • The liners are so creamy so it’s a pleasure to work with them.
  • The shades look amazing after you’ve blended them. I have to say that the brush is quite nice and it’s easy to blend the product with it.

This picture doesn’t show the real beauty of the shades. The order is: 73, 72, 74, 71, 75


As you can see, I am very impressed  with  Bourjois Effet Smoky Pencil and I would recommend you trying those.  You get a high quality products for an affordable price. I only wish they had more shades, but who knows, maybe in the future!

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