Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover Review

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover (Rs 995 for 75ml ) available at Flipkart

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Bourjois Magic Nail polish remover is a highly innovative nail polish remover that comes to your rescue in a number of situations.

Packaging – Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover is the most innovative part of the product, the packaging.  Bourjois Magic Nail polish remover comes in a medium sized bottle with a rather large sponge inside taking up the full bottle.  This sponge is soaked in nail polish remover.  There is a small gap in the sponge at the centre that allows you to put your finger inside to remove the nail polish on each nail individually.

Formula – This formula does not include acetone and also claims to be free of parabens.  Sweet almond oil is also part of the ingredient list and you can actually feel a slight oily residue on your fingers once you are done using this. Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover has a mild fruity fragrance that transfers to your fingers.

Usage – Now Bourjois calls this “Magic” and it is supposed to remove the nail polish in 1 second.  That is definitely a tall order.  Does it do the job, well, yes and no.  It does remove the nail polish, though it takes a little more than one second.  You have to put your finger in and twist it about a little.  When you pull your finger out, most, if not all of the nail colour is gone.  A second dip normally removes all of it.

Pros – I normally keep Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover handy when I am painting my nails.  For me, the main usage is to correct any errors or redo one nail that has gotten dented or chipped before the polish has dried completely.  This way, I can correct a single finger on my own without upsetting the rest of the manicure.  I use it most for these corrections and less often for taking off the nail polish off all of my fingers.

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Cons – If you have been a little untidy and have some colour on your cuticle skin that will be a pain to remove with this method since you don’t really have the ability to put pressure on a very specific area.  You will need to take that off with a cotton pad and remover.

Another place where Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover does not work is with glitter or texture nail polish.   The main reason for that though, is the fact that this has no acetone.  Glitter nail polish is stubborn and needs acetone and a lot of elbow grease to get out, so it is not really the fault of the Magic remover, its just something this won’t work with.   I did try this with glitter once and I found that some of the glitter particles hold on to the sponge and will transfer back to your fingers the next time you use this.

You cannot use Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover on your toes, so another reason for having a second bottle of remover on hand.  You also need to be very careful so as to not tip over the bottle or the liquid inside will spill completely.  It looks dry from outside, but when tilted, the liquid does spill out.

Overall thoughts

You can’t just buy Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover for all nail polish removal.  You need something else for your toes, and for glitter / texture polishes. I do love this for correcting mistakes on one nail though.  If you paint your fingers a lot, and do need to change a single finger for stuff like nail art, then this is a definite must have, else you can skip it.  When I picked it up, it was for around Rs 650, but Bourjois has hiked this to Rs 995.  Considering the limited usage, I may not pick this up again.

Rating 3/5


*Written By Dela


  • March 17, 2014


    Nice detailed review! I will skip it ! Its quite an expensive buy!

    • March 17, 2014


      Yes, you can easily skip

  • March 17, 2014


    whoa! expensive

    • March 17, 2014


      You’re right. At almost 1000 it just doesn’t make sense.

  • March 18, 2014


    Nicely reviewed! I will skip this one for the price alone.. Have you tried colorbar or sephora? Both are a little less pricey as compared to this

    • March 18, 2014


      No, i haven’t. I was actually planning on extending the life of this by adding some more remover in the same bottle 🙂