Bourjois Effet Smokey Pencil – Blue Wave Review

Bourjois Effet Smokey Pencil – Blue Wave Review

Bourjois Effet Smokey Pencil Blue Wave Review

I am definitely an eye makeup lover and of course I have an eternal love for blue and the various shades of blue. I picked this one randomly during my holidays when I did not know what to do sitting at home at my native place, where there are no big malls to roam around. My mind was so blank that I could not think about something useful, but just surf through the online beauty stores. Girls love shopping and I am no exception, and I ended up buying a few goodies from Bourjios Paris.

Let me take you through my experiences with Bourjois Smoky Eye Pencil – Blue Wave:

Product Description:

Double-tipped eyeliner to smudge for a perfect every day smokey look! A smokey look available in 5 deep and intense shades achievable in 2 simple steps:

  • Outline the eye with the pencil.
  • Smudge with the brush.
  • Its soft, easy-to-blend tip glides along the lash line for an intense outline in one stroke.
  • Its ultra soft brush made of natural bristles perfectly smudges the formula.

Bourjois Effet Smokey Pencil Blue Wave

The result: a subtle but incredibly sexy smoky look in just 2 steps and it’s good for eyes:

  • High tolerance formula.
  • Tested on sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
  • Enriched with natural waxes and vitamin E and C.


Rs. 385

My Take on Bourjois Effet Smokey Pencil – Blue Wave:

The shade “Blue Wave” is bluish grey.  The pencil is dual sided. One end is the pencil tip and the other end is a smugger to create the smokey look. Both the ends are covered with a transparent cap.

Bourjois Effet Smokey Pencil Blue Wave

The pencil is super smooth and glides easily on the lids. There is no need to tug it along and the color is intensely rich. The shade is matte with no glitters or shimmers, perfect for an everyday wear and it blends and smudges quite easily and the inbuilt smudger is of good quality.

Bourjois Effet Smokey Pencil Blue Wave

I applied it on my eyelids and smudged it a little with the smudger.  It did not give a really heavy smokey look, but sort of   a smokey eye.  I don’t know how to explain:| Somehow I liked it, but not to the core.

I did not try it on my waterline, so no comments about it.  Now, speaking about the color pigmentation, it is good and the color comes out deep and rich, in a single stroke.

Bourjois Effet Smokey Pencil Blue Wave

Coming to the staying power, it does not stay on the lids even for 2 hours. It starts fading slowly and you may have to touch up then and there. I will rate the staying power as average.

Bourjois Effet Smokey Pencil Blue Wave

Finally, summing up the likes and dislikes:

What I Like about Bourjois Effet Smokey Pencil – Blue Wave:

  • Smooth in texture and glides easily.
  • Good color pigmentation.
  • Blends and smudges easily.
  • Perfect for everyday wear, does not impart an heavy look.
  • Cute little smugger.


Swatch 1

Swatch 2

What I Do Not Like about Bourjois Effet Smokey Pencil – Blue Wave?

  • Staying power, barely stays on eyes for 2 hours.
  • Slightly heavily priced.

Will I Repurchase Bourjois Effet Smokey Pencil – Blue Wave?

I don’t think I would.

IMBB Rating:


Final Verdict:

This eye pencil is neither good nor a bad product, stands average. Though I was happy about the smooth texture, color, pigmentation and the ease with which it blends/smudges, the staying power put me off and makes me rate this as an average pencil. I would not say this is a “must have” eyeliner pencil. You may skip it.

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6 thoughts on “Bourjois Effet Smokey Pencil – Blue Wave Review

  1. I totally love these pencils by bourjois. Really liked this shade. On days when you are bored of your blacks and browns, you can use this sort of greyish blusih shade and yet let it be soft and subtle. 🙂

    1. i guess these are best used with co-ordinating eyeshadows. like apply the pencil, softly smudge it and then set it with an eyeshadow. That way it would stay longer. this may not help with the staying power on the waterline though. 🙁

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