Bourjois Duochrome liner Violet Rose Review & Swatches


Bourjois Duochrome Liner Violer Rose

Bourjois really has some of the best products these days. I totally love their products like the Contour & Khol liners, their pot blush in Rose Frission, their new primer and their lip stain. They are absolutely Delish and I have no idea how I could have missed these duochrome liners. The minute I saw these, I was damn curious and hell bent on trying them out. So I hunted for a good deal online and bought 2 shades namely, Violet Rose and Brun Modore. Today, I’ll be reviewing Violet Rose.

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About Bourjois Duochrome Liner In Violet Rose:-

Bourjois Duochrome Eyeliner Pencil (Regard Effet Duochrome) is an eye pencil with double reflections for a real duochrome effect. It is enriched with interferential pearls which change colour depending on the light. The high concentration in pigments provides intense shades for the eyes. The soft and and smooth lead has been enriched with natural wax so that it glides comfortably across lids with the lightest touch, meaning that smooth lines are easily achieved on both the upper and lower lids. Regard Effet Duochrome is available in Violet rose, Vert dore, Brun mordore, and Noir Bleuté.

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  • Price:   INR 330

My take on Bourjois Duochrome Liner in Violet Rose:-

  • Color:  This shade is a bit difficult to describe but I would say its a blue based light violet shade without any shimmers but with a high sheen factor.  It truly does have a duochrome factor though. At one angle it looks more lavender and in another angle it looks like a pink shade.

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  • Pigmentation & Texture: I am a bit disappointed with the pigmentation of this particular shade. I have the shade Brun Mordore as well and it’s a lot more pigmented than this one. Where that liner needs a single swipe for  rich color, this liner needs to be swipes multiple times for a decent spot of color. However, this is quite soft and glides on easily.

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  • Staying Power:  On my lid, this color lasts 6hrs easily without smudging. But on my waterline, this doesn’t stay for more than 2hrs and to get a visible pop of color is also quite tough.

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I love this color. I admit this type of shade is one of my weaknesses. But I also have to admit that this shade is a bit of a waste. I wanted this especially for my waterline and its here that it fails miserably…The color doesnt show up as densely as I like and even that is a huge challenge. The best way I’ve realised to use this shade is to draw a thivk line on my lashline and then use a thin black liner such that it feels like I’ve applied 2 liners 🙂

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As much as I love this shade, I would definitely not repurchase this nor advice anyone to pick this shade.

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Why I love Bourjois Duochrome Liner in Violet Rose: 

  • A lovely color.
  • It actually does have a duochrome effect
  • Good staying power
  • Not too expensive
  • Doesn’t smudge
  • I love the other shades like Brun Mordore and Noir Bluete.

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Why I don’t like the  Bourjois Duochrome Liner in Violet Rose:-

  • Isn’t well pigmented
  • Doesn’t show up properly on the waterline.


  • Pigmentation: 3/5
  • Staying Power: 4/5
  • Packaging: 5/5
  • Availability: 5/5
  • Price vs. Quality: 3.5/5

Have you tried Bourjois Duochrome Liner Violet Rose ?

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  1. Woahoo..i :heart: purple.. n its lukin stunning on u ..Zee!! :inlove: :rose: :-* :hug-makeup: :tap-dance:

    m just a lil hesitant if this will show up on my lids! :-/

    • Thanks ric.. It’s hard t hit to show up.. NOT a Color I’d advice anyone t invest in for any reason other than time pass.. 😉

      • i bought this color it was looking fine on me… bt thoda light laga mujhe…
        nd just to check out d color i bought a local pencil ..only Rs 50…
        its v soft 🙂

  2. soooo cutoooooo Zaraaaaa :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: you looking so so soooooooooo pretty honey :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup:

  3. zee!! may I pull your cheeks? 😀 please?! When i read purple duochorme, i was expecting smething more purply.. This is a little on the pinker side na? Looks damn good on you!! :-* what lippie shade is that? This colour Wont show up on me 🙁

    • hehe…yes u may Sandy..come t pune first 😉 😉 the lippy is Boots No.7 in Bare..I’ll be reviewing it soon 🙂 🙂

      This is supposed t b a pinky purple…but its too pale to make a diff t d look…sad it is 🙁

      • Pune Yes yes!! I will come.. am still planning my bombay trip 😛 My best friend is there and another close friend just relocated. Pune sounds like a great idea as well 😀 I think I shud quit my Market research job and become a makeup blogger 😛

          • Hahaha!! I want to become a food blogger then 😛 U have enough blushes to last another lifetime zee! Itne saare blushes aur lippies toh I can’t buy in this janam 😀
            Btw, I ordered 3 diana of london blushes for 30bucks on flipkart yesterday 😉 I was 3 blushes for 90bucks zee! itne paison mei aajkal kela bhi nahi milta 😀 I’m feeling so victorious 😀 :yippee: :yippee:

  4. Dis is such a pretty color!!! i may buy dis 🙂

    n Zara, u luk sooooooooooooooooo cute!! love ur smile! :hug-makeup:

  5. i have this and i first use a jet black pencil on my waterline and then use this pencil below it…. works everytime 🙂

  6. Oh! pretty Zee! love your FOTD, you look so sweet and cute ;). thanks for the review, I am not impressed by this and skip buying it. Which lippie Zee? suits you so well!

  7. bhabssssssssssssssssss :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup:
    i have same shade in nyx auto eye pencil purple me 😀 😀

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