Bourjois Nude Smoky Sable Show palette review

When holidaying in Calella, Costa Brava this week I found Bourjois Nude Smoky palette in Sable Show. Not currently available in the UK the palette features a trio of illuminating shades to enhance and highlight your eyes.

I love discovering new and unseen products and was instantly attracted by the pigmentation of the middle dark gold shade.

The palette features a double sponge applicator brush alongside the three shadows, taupe, dark brown and dark gold. When applying I found the taupe shade was really hard to apply with a brush or my fingers and is hardly visible even after several applications. The dark brown shade has slightly more prominence but is quite matte and fine. The dark gold shade is of course the most pigmented and works well as a highlighter.

The overall style is a light matte look suitable for work or a casual outing. If i’m honest I am a little disappointed with this palette as on first glance it appeared more pigmented then it actually is. If you’re just after a basic palette for a everyday look this is your goto product.

I give it 1/5


  • Trio of three shades to mix and match
  • Good for casual occasions such as work or a lunch date


  • The shades are quite flat and take several applications to get any visible colour especially with the taupe shade