These are three shades from the new Bourjois So Lacque Nude Collection – when I look at this trio of shades, nude isn’t necessarily the first thing I think – pretty, yes – absolutely. Love the shades, but maybe not quite nude. I think they’re more of a twist on the nude theme – subtle colours, ones that flatter and suit different skin-tones. When I first saw these, and the other shades in the collection. My eyes were immediately drawn to the soft lilac shade – Peace and Mauve. Whilst not really a nude I can really see how this will look gorgeous on pale skins where perhaps a true nude might not be as flattering. Plus who doesn’t love a touch of pastel for Spring?! Overall, I actually really like how this collection is basically a blend of nude-tones and sheer pastel shades – like toned down versions of the brighter versions of the existing collection.
So the three shades I have here (from a total of seven, with five new shades) are ‘Indispen-sable (11), ‘Peace and Mauve’ (15) and ‘Tombee a pink’ (13). Indispen-sable is the most nude-like of the trio and is actually quite lovely – very pale and quite sheer but with just enough warmth to be flattering. Then there’s Peace and mauve as I already mentioned – my favourite from the whole collection. A soft lilac that has a pretty brightness to it. Adore this colour, although is also quite sheer so needs a few layers (3-4) to get an opaque finish. Or alternatively can layer over a white (there’s a white in the collection too called Coton Sur Ton.
Then lastly there’s the slightly salmon-pink/terracotta sort of shade that is Tombee a Pink (13) – for me, it’s not flattering but can really see this looking lovely on darker skintones. This is the most pigmented of the three I have.
Also worth a mention is that there’s also cuticle tattoos (they look better than they sound) and a quick dry drops product launching too! With the idea being you can layer the cuticle tattoos over the nude shades.
Bourjois So Lacque Nude Collection * will be available from Boots (launching mid May)