Bourjois Khol and Contour eye pencil in Bronze Raffine 79 Review & Swatches


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Wise She Mega NYX Giveaway Entry 2 by Swati

  • Product: Bourjois Khol and Contour eye pencil in Bronze Raffine 79.
  • Price: INR 240 for 0.04 oz

Bourjois Khol and Contour eye pencil in Bronze Raffine 79 Review

What Bourjois Khol and Contour eye pencil Claims

  • Intense colour in just one stroke
  • Upto 16 hours comfort and hold
  • Opthalmologically tested on sensitive eyes
  • Contact –lense safe


Bourjois Khol and Contour eye pencil in Bronze Raffine 79 Review

 What I like about Bourjois Khol and Contour eye pencil in Bronze Raffine

  • The formula is super smooth and glides on effortlessly without tugging the eye lids. It spreads evenly and the glitter particles are not too chunky.
  • The claim of intense color in just 1 stroke is oh-so-true. I don’t need to rub it on again and again to get the right color. Just one stroke is enough.
  • The shade I have- Bronze Raffine is a very gorgeous dark brownish-blackish metallic shade. It has slight undertones of olive and khaki colors. It looks amazing when used in a smoky eye look. The golden shimmer particles add depth to any look.
  • It is in pencil form with wooden body that can be easily sharpened. Very hygienic and convenient.
  • The color of the outer casing of the pencil corresponds with the shade of the eye pencil. Easy to locate which color it is.
  • The Price is great!


Swatches of Bourjois khol and counter eye pencil in Bronze Raffine

Bourjois Khol and Contour eye pencil in Bronze Raffine 79 Swatches

It smudge crazily 🙁

Bourjois Khol and Contour eye pencil in Bronze Raffine 79 Swatches

What I do not like about Bourjois Khol and Counter eye pencil

  • Smudges like crazy! As a proof, check out the before and after pictures. For the after picture(shown above), I swiped the swatch with my finger just once.I don’t usually use a primer as a base when I apply only eye pencil on my eyes. Without a primer this starts to smudge within 3-4 hours of application. I was very disappointed with its staying-power especially because it claims up to 16 hours of hold.
  • With smudging, the color also starts to fade away and only the golden shimmer particles remain. Looks like a mess after that.
  • Creased a lot when I used it as an eye shadow for a smokey eye look. Wouldn’t exactly call this a con because it doesn’t claim to be an eyeshadow too. I was just hoping I could use this as an eyeshadow since it doesn’t work as an eye pencil for me.
  • The color doesn’t show well on my eyes. That might be because of my dark circles, so I wouldn’t exactly call it a con. The color might look gorgeous on people with clearer eyes.

This is how it looks on my eyes 🙂

Eye Makeup with Bourjois Khol and Contour eye pencil in Bronze

  • Do I regret this purchase: Not at all. Even though I haven’t yet found a way to make this work for me, I am so in love with the sexy shade that I do not regret possessing this at all.
  • Will I purchase it again: No. Even though the color is gorgeous, I would be looking into some other brands for a smudge-proof formula.

You can check more shades of Bourjois Khol and Counter eye pencil here and here


  1. I have their black one and purple too and i love them..may be this shade is not that long staying..even zara has these in some 6-7 shades do check them out Swati 🙂

    • There’s no Bourjois in this stupid city I live in, Ana 😥

      I do all my makeup and fashion hauling when I go to some metro for my internships every 4 months. I will surely check out all the shades then! :chic:

        • Raipur..its the capital of chhattisgarh…in central India…I am not sure if you have ever heard of it though…its a really small city…here we just get regular brands like lakme maybelline revlon loreal lotus..thats it! :pain: :reallypissed:

            • haha! ofcourse i know where raipur is re…itna bhi chota city nahi hai..hehe…if u like u can do lots of online hauling too 🙂 🙂 these days so many options r available..

  2. Aww.. its bad it dint work for u…but i luv these like crazy..i have about 5-6 of them and they last so long…i apply at 7.15am and when i come home at 7.30pm its still there on my lids..without smudging…

    ive never used this on the waterline tho…it may smudge there..

    • Lucky you Zara…I think we have totally opposite experiences with eye pencils….because this bourjois one smudges on me whereas it stays on you for hours and the maybelline colossal kajal smudges on you, whereas it has become my HG kajal due to its staying-power…this is funny! :rotfl:

      • haha! seriously! we have opposite eyes! i was thinking the exact sam ething after reading ur review…luv ur posts btw..cant wait t read more 🙂

        • Thanks babe…you’re such a sweetheart! :beauty:
          And by the time this Giveaway ends, you would have seen so many of my posts that you will wanna get rid of me…..there’s a lot more to come! :X-P:

  3. You can use it on your lash line and just smudge it for that subtle smokey look na…the colour is so beautiful i wouldnt have the heart to use it as eye shadow base

  4. I have this one & a couple of variants from this range. The colors are gorgeous but it smudges like crazy on me too, it lasts a good 6-7 hours but keeps smudging as the hours fly by.

    Having said that, this is a kohl pencil & all kohl pencils tend to smudge to varying degrees on people, so one can’t really fault Bourjois.. even Mac kohl pencils smudge.

      • i know…when such a gud pencildoesnt work its very diisappointing..same thing happened wid me when i used maybelline ka pencil :-((

        • Oh Zara…you’ve no idea how CRAZY I am about the maybelline kajal….I am onto my second pencil and I always keep 2 as backup in case they decide to discontinue it…I would die if I had to live without these…I must sound so crazy to you right now…. :sidefrown:


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