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PRODUCT: Bourjois Blusher Pot Size: Presented as a 2.5g 45mm pot of pressed powder DESCRIPTON: The little pot of blusher is presented in a pink pot with gold writing, the pot is opened by simply pressing a little gold button and snaps shut. The powder blusher is domed in the pot covered by a thin paper disc and with a semi-circular application brush that makes me think of a false eyelash set. Set into the lid is a small mirror. The pot has the usual icons on the bottom that in this case inform that the product is good for 18 months from opening and that the pot is recyclable. REVIEW: I remember many years ago as an impressionable teenager Bourjous was my make-up of choice, due, I suspect to it being cheap and readily available in our local chemist. A few years later I discovered the delights of the department store beauty counters and put Bourjois behind me. A few yeas ago I won a batch of Bourjois products in a draw and this blusher was one of them. At the time, I was using an Avon blusher and finding it wanting, my previous Helena Rubenstein colour had been discontinued, so I was in the market for a blusher. When I opened the pot, I was surprised to see the domed pressed powder that meant there was more blusher in the little pot than I was expecting. I tried a little on the back of my hand using the unusual little applicator brush and was pleased with the colour. The rest as they say, is history and Bourjois is now firmly back on my radar. So dear make-up sellers - give your products away as gifts - it does work by creating repeat purchases! IN USE: The powder is light and translucent, giving a shimmering effect of colour. I have just put mine back into use, as I tend to use the Avon bronzing balls during the summer months. I have changed my make-up somewhat for the winter months and I am pleased with the hint of colour this product gives me on top of my foundation. When applying at home, I do tend to reach for my long handled blusher brush, but when I go away it is an item I don't need to pack, because the unique brush with this pot is more than adequate for a good application. The fragrance as is frequently the case with this type of product is powdery and barely discernible, but pleasant all the same. I have had no adverse effects or problems using this powder blusher. I guess it could be damped down for a more dramatic finish, if that is your preference. WHO FOR: I guess this product will suit anyone who wants a subtle professional finish to their make-up, there is a choice of colours and the colour can be built on the face for a more dramatic effect if required. I finish with an application of face powder over the top, although for lasting colour I do find this powder needs reapplying about half way through the day. CONCLUSION & STARS: All in all I am very pleased to have rediscovered this product and it is the one I am currently using for winter make-up. It has to be 5/5 stars because it does exactly what it is supposed to do, comes in a cute pot with a good applicator and a mirror. PRICE AND AVAILABILITY: Currently £7.99 in Boots in-store and on-line. Also from Amazon and eBay.
My make up routine is quite short and has never included blusher so I thought it was time to add some colour to my cheeks. I had heard a lot of good things about Bourjois blush pots and decided to go with them. I chose the colour '41 Healthy Mix' as I didn't want to go too pink or too orange so went for in between, I would describe it as a strong peach colour with no shimmer. The round pot is about the size of my benefit concealer so fits perfectly into my makeup bag. It is made of plastic that stays securely closed with a small magnet without being too stiff to open. The brand and colour name are on the top in gold with a sticker on the bottom with further information on. When opened there is a small mirror in the top, which although is cute is sort of pointless as it's so small. The bottom of the pot has the pressed blusher in a perfect mould with a moulded round brush with thin bristles which I also find pointless as it's so small and completely the wrong shape to apply the product to my cheeks properly. I am disappointed with this blusher as I find there is hardly any pigment so it doesn't show on my (pale!) skin at all. I find the brush does not help in the slightest as it useless in everyway. I don't know if it is the blusher or the whole range but I doubt I will be wasting my money trying another of Bourjois's blusher range anytime soon. Overall I would really not recommend this product.
===The Product=== Made by Bourjois (Paris 1863). Mine was shade 37 - Rose Pompon. Baked mineral powder with no parabens. Small round peach pink pot 1.75 inches across. Compressed blush powder - 2.5 grams. Use within 18 months and made in France. The tub has a little gold button on the front but actually opens and closes by means of a little magnetic fastener. There is a mirror in the lid and a small curved brush. The blush itself is a round dome of compressed powder. Inside is an information sheet of gold paper with the wording in both English and French. 'For 150 years Bourjois baked technology process has offered women a blush with a fine, light texture, incredibly transparent - perfect for blending.' 'The irresistible shades always gives a healthy glow and natural results.' Comes in over a dozen shades of pinks and browns. ===Cost=== Currently £7.99 on Amazon but I paid only £1.33 when it was on offer. The other shades vary in price from about £4.50. ===My Opinion=== I have seen these little pots of blusher on the internet quite often but usually tend to stick with my Avon products as I can return them for free if I do not like the shades. However recently I say an offer with Amazon whereby these pots were selling for just £1.33 provided you bought them with another item to take the price over £10. There are quite a few shade to choose form and I think I must have rushed my choice as Amazon are notorious for increasing their prices without warning. I chose Rose Pompon which I thought looked a reasonable shade of light pink. It appears that all these little pots are the same shade as the blush inside - which would make picking your correct shade in a shop quite easy but it seemed quite difficult for me to judge which one I wanted. I was trying for a mid pink shade but I think my shade is just a bit too pale. The pot it comes in is lovely and cute and the little magnetic fastener closes with a satisfying 'click'. The blush powder itself is very fine and comes in a moulded dome shape - with a tiny curved brush. The brush is not a lot of use but may be useful if you carry the pot in your handbag for top ups during the day. The thing I was not at all keen on, but some people seem to like, is the smell of this product. When you open the lid you have a sickly sweet rose type aroma which reminds me of the old fashioned face powders form the 1950s and '60s. When I use this I use my own blusher brush but I do not know if it is the powder begin so fine and delicate a colour or the fact that it is not much good but I seem to have hardly no effect fro it at all. I think the only colour it gives me is probably the result of the brush on my face. Even if I rub some off the dome of powder with my finger - I get some on my finger but cannot then transfer it to my hand or face. It looks more like a very pale pink eyeshadow - but I am not sure I would want to use this on the eye area. Maybe this would have been better in a deeper shade and as this has been going for over 150 years it must have good points. Apparently it was first produced as theatrical make up but was then broadened to include make up for the public as well. Weirdly I think 'rose' in French can mean 'pink' so the translation of my colour Rose Pompon could be pink pompom or button. ===Star Rating=== 4 stars. ===Would I Recommend?=== Yes - if you bought the correct shade! ===Website=== www.bourjois.co.uk ===Ingredients=== Talc * Parfum (Fragrance) * Bentonite * Zea Mays (Corn) Starch * Silica * Hydroxycitronellal * Cinnamyl Alcohol * Dextrin * Magnesium Aluminum Silicate * Eugenol * Benzyl Salicylate * Linalool * Evernia Prunastri Extract * Citronellol * Geraniol * Amyl Cinnamal * Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone * Hexyl Cinnamal * Coumarin * Benzyl Benzoate * Limonene * Benzyl Alcohol * Farnesol * Benzyl Cinnamate * [+/- (May Contain): CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake) * CI 75470 (Carmine) * CI 77007 (Ultramarines) * CI 77019 (Mica) * CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides) * CI 77861 (Tin Oxide) * CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)] 11BMT008-1B.
Price I bought this for £6.99 from Boots which seems to be the average price for this product. For this price you get a 2.5g pot of blush. In the range there are 12 different shades - ranging from pink to brown shades. I bought the 34 Rose d'Or shade which is a fairly bright shade of pink. For the amount I think the price is a reasonable amount. Packaging The pots of blush come in the shade of the colour they represent which is a useful aid when picking the shade you want. The packaging is small and compact which I like. The bourjois logo is instantly recognisable on the top although it does tend to fade away quickly (I've had my pot for 3 months now and the writing is almost all gone). On the bottom of the pot there is a sticker telling you the ingredients in the product. The packaging is easy to open - a little button on the front means it opens and closes securely. With some similar products I have had the issue of the pot/compact not closing properly and the contents spilling over my bag. No chance of that happening here as there is a small clasp you can hear 'click' when you close. There is also a handy little mirror inside the compact. Although for the size of this compact the mirror isn't really worth it - and you definitely cannot see enough of your face to apply this product. Also whilst I like the cuteness of the packaging I sometimes pick up the bourjois little pot of eyeshadows by mistake as they look remarkably similar! Application The product comes with a small brush that fits neatly into the packaging which is convenient. Unfortunately the brush isn't the best. Although the little plastic handle on the brush is handy and flexible, the actual brush is very thick and doesn't pick up on the blush very well. Results Whilst I really like the colour in theory in practice it's hard to get a balance with it as you end up either getting too much of a blush or too little. I don't think this is helped by the poor application. The pot is so compact I have found it much easier to apply by just scrapping off all the blush in one, putting it in a pot and creating a fine power to use. In terms of colour this one is a bit bright but does have a lovely golden simmer in between and does last well when applied properly.
These Little Round Pots by Bourjois have always intrigued me. My friend is an avid uses of these and possesses a handful of shades. After not wanting to fork out £21 for another Clinique blush, I thought I might as well give these a spin. Looking at the Boots website now, the price reads £2, which seems incredibly cheap, and I'm pretty certain I payed around £7 for mine. There's either a promotional offer or the site seems to have had a bit of a 'blip'. The blush is available in various shades, from rosy tones to purples, pinks, browns, beiges... I chose 'Cendre de Rose Brune' which apparently means 'Ashes of Roses'. It's a dark rosey shade with a hint of shimmer. There is a small brush that comes with the product, which my boyfriend somehow mistook for a false eyelash (how the male brain works I will never know). The brush seems to fit the apples of my cheeks perfectly and looks like it would be a dream to apply, but really only seems to pick up the product on the sides so has ended up in the bin. I use my trusty Body Shop brush instead. I still find that the brush struggles to pick up much of the product. Even running my finger over the blush when it's still in the pot, not much of it comes away. It seems like powder is too compressed for any to flake away. This also contributes to the appeared lack of pigmentation. Once enough product is on the brush, it's difficult to blend, so it looks a little streaky and uneven. Wherever it is, it's like it doesn't want to budge. When it's finally on my face after a lot of work, it looks okay. Not as pigmented as I hoped, and the slight shimmer you can see when it's in the pot isn't visible on my face. It takes a lot of effort to blend, and there's still no guarantee of it looking great. The smell, however, is lovely- a rosy scent. I sometimes sit and sniff it. At least it has some use.
This blush was one of the first products I ever bought as a teenager just getting into make-up. I still use them to this day (not the exact same pots of course!) and they have served me well! I have used a various shades over the years but this review will consider the two that I currently own. I currently own the following shades: 15 Rose Eclat - a warm dusky pink a little on the mauve side 74 Rose Ambre - a dark ruddy pink The packaging is very cute - resembling macaroons - and is connected by a little hinge by which the lid and bottom connect. While the packaging is lovely it is not practical and I have had the lid and bottom come apart in my bag on more than one occasion. It also contains a mirror which is handy but it is so tiny it is not really great for touch ups on the go. It also comes with a brush which is so rubbish and flimsy I just end up chucking it as soon as I get the product home! The product itself is in a dome shape and is lightly rose scented - quite an old fashioned scent - which isn't overpowering. As I have already stated I have gone through quite a few of these blushes in my time and I have always find that the colours are very natural and flattering. However, my main gripe with them is that they are rather hard to work with and over time they can become very hard and "dried up". I say this as obviously as its powder it can't literally dry up but this effect does happen - it's very hard to describe! Once you do get the colour onto your cheeks it looks lovely and natural and lasts all day. Not only does this product have longevity on the face it also takes ages to use up! --Conclusion-- These are available from Boots or Superdrug for £7.49 which I think is a little on the steep side for a drugstore brand. They could remove the mirror and brush and cut the cost and I would be happier! This is a good blush but I feel that there are better ones out there for a better price hence the three star rating.
It had never crossed my mind to buy this blushed before I stumbled across it on a 3 for too deal and decided to give it a try - by far the best make up product I have bought in a very long time. The item is very small only 2.5grams and very compact. It comes with an oddly shaped Blusher Brush that is rather small along with an mirror on the inside lid, although small it makes this item perfect for on the go or for touching up throughout the day (not that that's needed). The blusher itself is in a pink round plastic tub with gold writing on the top which states 'Blush Bourjois Paris' and the number/colour of the blush inside. The inside brush fits in perfectly and has a white plastic section for you to hold with your fingers and small bristles for you to collect the blusher product with and apply. This brush is moon shaped so you can apply it easily to your cheekbones but unfortunately I do not find this the best brush to use so I use my body shop blusher brush instead to apply this product. The blusher is amazing; it applies in one sweep so no need to keep covering and has a colour that lasts all day. The colour is lovely and very natural looking, you can add as little or as much as you like depending on your preference but I find one sweep is enough. I put this on before I go to work and you can still see it when I finish, even though my foundation has faded. The blusher has a slight golden shimmer to it which reflects off your cheekbones making them more defined, just what I was looking for and everyone loves glowing cheeks I'm sure. Like I said before it doesn't make you look like a Barbie doll it is so natural looking which is rare for blushers that are currently around. The blusher is slightly more expensive than others averaging at about £6, although they are usually on 3 for 2. This put me off slightly at first but I wear blusher every single day and 6 months down the line this blusher hasn't even got a single dent in it - I honestly cannot believe how long it has last, longer than any other product I have ever used! So far it has cost me £1 a month and I'm sure it is going to last much longer so money VERY well spent in my eyes. You can purchase this product from many stores, most supermarkets and beauty stores such as Boots, Superdrug etc and is available widely online. This product is available in a wide range of colours so you can get one to match your skin colour. This item should be owned by every woman, compact, long lasting and cheap. What more could you want from a Blusher?
Item: Bourjois Blusher Colour: Lilas D'or Price: £7.49 Bought In: Boots ****UPDATE I bought this back in either end of October or start of November, I bought it the weekend of a night away just can't remember exact date we went on but just to give you an idea of how long it lasts, it is literally down to a few millimetres left just now but until colour stops coming off the brush I will keep going and get my moneys worth! I hadn't mentioned before but the blusher powder is actually in a dome shape and when you use the brush supplied with it, the blusher goes down in a really even way so no random bits coming away when it goes down faster in one corner than the other or fear that it will crack, breakup and fall out the package as it literally goes down layer by layer and for getting the most out of your make up this is ideal. I have tried a blusher in a flat square container before and it was really hard to get the last bits out of the edges of the container. So all in I have gotten 7 plus months of use out of this wee pot of sunshine. Might even get another week out of it before it is fully used up. And as I mentioned on the original review I use this every day and it really stays on well, no creasing or going greasy or faded, just really shimmery rosy cheeks all day long. END OF UPDATE*** I love everything about this product. The pot itself is a great size and fits neatly in any make up bag I have ever had. It is also a good stand alone item and can be dropped in the bottom of a hand bag without fear of mess as it has a clip that closes it tightly. There is a mirror on the inside of the lid that is the full size of the lid and you can see plenty of your face in it in order to use that instead of another compact mirror. There is also a brush supplied that is of a really high quality, I have always used the brush supplied rather than having to buy my own blushed brush, the shape of the brush is idea for applying blusher too. The colour and quality of the blusher is excellent, I only apply it one a day and it is still on after at least 8 hours. All shades come with a shimmer though them which gives you a lovely glow all year round. Also it smells really nice, which isn't always the case but this one actually smells really sweet and I find that to be an additional wow factor.
I love a good blusher and own a few of them which have served me well enough and they are Boots No7 ones or Max Factor and then I have a few small ones in various compacts that I own. However I was recently reading an article about skin tones and the colours we should be using and it came up with with my very pale skin-tone and blue eyes...... I should be using a peachy colour instead of any of the rosy colours I was using and I felt like a change anyway! So off I went to Boots because I knew that I had alot of unclaimed points on my Advantage card thingy and that I knew they have a massive selection of make up to choose from. Usually I go for Max Factor anything when I'm looking for a good quality product I wish to use everyday but having owned one already from Max Factor and knowing already how good the Bourjois brand is as a whole I opted to give that a go instead. What I didn't expect though was 20 colours of just a blusher from one brand on offer so in the end I felt confused so I asked the advice of an instore adviser who actually suggested the colour I already had seen and tested called Veloute De Peche, a light peachy tone and this was the only peachy coloured tone I saw, the rest seemed to be pinks (the majority), browns and mauve shades however there should be something for every woman and they were all priced at £7.49, a little pricey I thought however the quality when I tested it felt lovely on my hand, you do get a lot of product for your money and of course I had enough points to cover it which meant I got it for free....result! The Packaging: I do feel that I should pass comment on just how lovely and simplistic this French brand make their products look. This comes in a round plastic compact and is the colour of the colour you chose and on the top of it in gold writing we are clearly told what it is and the colour in gold writing is given and then on the underside of it contact details for Bourjois are given and the whole thing opens and closes by a little gold button to the side of it then inside you get a generous pressed helping of the 'baked'blusher to the bottom of the case, over that a a really nice quality blusher brush sits with a curved handle for ease of use and a proper mirror to the top of it. Its a pleasure to use this one and looks so lovely and classy. Using It: As I have already touched on upon this is lovely to whip-out and use and I love the fact that I get the product, the brush and the mirror all in one handy place. My colour is highly pigmented, silky smooth and comes off onto the brush easily but not too thickly or powdery as such. it has little fragrance to it and I can apply this however I want to meaning on top of foundation or not, I can pop pressed/loose powder over it whatever and I like the fact that I can put this on rather sheer or build the colour up and never do I need to worry very much about blending it. This reflects light, doesn't show up my many imperfections and gives me a really nice natural glow and the article I read was right this peachy tones suits me really very well indeed! Once applied this stays put all day long and then to remove it only takes my usual make up removing routine and never once has this upset my over sensitive skin. Overall?: Its worth every penny it costs and I'm currently wondering what colour to go for next. It really is a lovely blusher this one and I seriously am very impressed by it so it gets the thumbs up from me! Available from all good chemists and online stores. This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
****What is it?***** This is a compact, powdered blusher by Bourjois which comes in a wide range of colours to match all skin tones. The pot itself comes with an in-built mirror and brush. This blusher has been around for over 150 years and is known world wide. ****How to use it?**** I first use a tinted moisturiser, then a powered foundation, followed by a bronzer. I then take my Bourjois blusher, the colour I use is called 40 Rose The, which is a lovely warm, rich red colour. I always smile and then apply it to my cheek bones in a circular motion and then continue up towards my temple. If I apply to much blusher I simply cover it up with some powered foundation to tone it down. I personally do not used the enclosed brush as I have a big chunky blusher brush which I prefer using. Unlike most brushes, which are enclosed in make-up products, this one is actually good quality and is easy to use. It is also very helpful for when you are on the go and just want to touch your blusher up. You do not need a great deal of power on your brush to get a good amount of colour on your cheeks. The other nice thing about this product is that it has a lovely scent of roses which is not too over powering. ****Where can you buy it? And how much is it?***** I purchased my blusher from Boots for £7.49. You can also pick them up at most supermarkets and chemists. ****My Thoughts on this blusher **** Pro's I cannot say enough good things about this blusher! It is fantstic value for money as I have had my blusher for over 2 years, which I wear everyday, and it still doesn't look like I have used hardly any of it. The colour is very natural looking and blends well with my complexion. Unlike other blushers I have used it doesn't make me look like I am sun burnt. This blusher lasts all day, the only time I need to do touch-ups is if I am touching my face a lot. This blusher has a lovely subtle scent of roses and a hint of shimmer and sparkle. Con's The only con I can think of is that the case, in which the blusher is enclosed, has a hasp mechanism which keeps the lid closed, broke within days of purchasing it. This meant that the little brush, which was enclosed, got lost. I was not too bothered about this as, like I said above, I did not use it. ****Summary**** Great value for money, fantastic natural looking blusher which lasts forever! I would recommend this blusher to everyone. This little gem has been going for over 150 years, so it must be doing something right?! And it most definitely is!
I just love bourjois cosmetics!I have a huge collection of bourjois products!The product i use the most and therefore is my favourite, is the little round pot blush.I have been experimenting for years with blushes.....i have tried the blushes from the most companies but i had never been completely satisfied. When i first saw this blush i was impressed by its appearance.It's sooooo cute!!!it's just so small and girlie.Comes in sooo many shades that can leave even the most demanding blush user satisfied.The little round pot contains a tiny tiny mirror inside which has saved me lots of time since i have used it even at the street when running late.You can put it even in the smallest purse....fits everywhere!handy and convenient. as far as it concerns its effect, it's amazing!Leaves the skin really soft and shimmering!makes your face glam and not shine in a bad way.Also natural-looking!It lasts all day/all night long, and doesn't fade away.I am so happy i found out about this blush!i own all the colour shades and believe me among the 12 different shades ,you will find the one you are looking for!It's little brush is really convenient and does its job perfectly! I love how gentle and soft this blush feels against the skin and its scent is just amazing!Smells like roses, almost edible!Makes me feel so confident and covers up the totally annoying blushing i always have when i feel embarrassed! :D Although its package seems really small, it lasts really long and has a reasonable price for what it offers. Some tips for this product by the bourjois company: 1. For a natural result, smile and apply the blush on your cheekbones with circular movements. Then stretch up to the temples. 2.If you applied to much, don't worry; just apply a coat of powder on top of it!
I seem to go through blusher like crazy even though I don't put loads on when I go out. Must be because you get less blush than you do other products like foundation. I like to shop around and try different products so don't really stay loyal to any paticular cosmetic brands. I decided to try the bourjois one after my daughter said their range is really good. She uses the eyeshadows from that range quite a lot and says that they're fantastic so I ended up grabbing one of their blushers last time I was in Boots. They're usually £7.49 but at the minute (18/01/2013), they've got £2 off and are priced at £5.49. The bourjois blusher comes in a really small round pot. It's orangey/pink in colour and has the Bourjois logo on it in gold writing with the shade below also in gold font. There's a little, round gold button on the front of the pot which you press to open it. The blusher inside is built into a round dome shape which means you get more of the product than you realise. There's a little mirror on the inside of the lid and a small brush applicator which fits inside the pot. The brush is really cute, long and flat and slightly curved so it fits perfectly inside. I normally apply foundation and powder then put my blusher ontop. I rub the brush on the blusher until there's a visible amount of powder on the brush. I then blow the excess off and apply the blusher in strokes moving up my cheek bones. I wasn't overly keen on this brush, as it's flat I found myself getting a line where you could clearly see the blusher against my skin so I ended up using my own blusher brush which is more round and allows better blending. This isn't really a fault with the blusher just me being picky and not very good at applying make-up. The blusher produces a nice amount of colour but isn't too bright or bold so you don't end up looking like a clown. The colour is accurate to the way it is described on the pot so you get what you pay for unlike some that turn out much darker than you'd expected. It lasts pretty well and I didn't really feel the need to top it up during the day. If I was going out in the evening, I might apply a little more but don't usually bother as I spend most evenings at home anyway. When it comes to taking the remainder of the blusher off, it comes off easily with face wash and warm water. This blusher is available in Boots and I think Superdrug also stock some colours. They have six different shades available to buy on the Boots website but I'm sure there were more than that in store. They range from pale pink, darker purple colours and bronzing browns. I had a dark pink colour which suited my quite dark skintone. The pots are the same colour as the blush they contain which makes life much easier when choosing which colour you want. The size of the pot makes this an ideal blusher to carry around in your bag, especially with it's own applicator and mirror. It doesn't open too easily which elimniates the worry of it going everywhere in your bag. I've only had it for a few days so I can't comment on how long it lasts yet. So far though, so good. It's a nice colour, easy to apply, lasts on your skin quite well and is easy to get off in the evening. Can't complain, just wish it wasn't quite so pricey.
Before I bought this I thought that blush was blush and why bother spending more money on it if there are cheaper products out there. I was wrong. Having used cheaper blushes they tend to be quite matt which is fine until you use a product like bourjois. The blush is slightly shimmery and highlights cheeks brilliantly giving a soft pinky glow. The colour in the tub does look overly pink but when applied it's soft. I like the packaging as the lid has a hinge and the wee mirror is extremely handy for the odd touch up during the day. I have also found that with some blushes under the weoght of all my otjer products tend to break up but the design of the bourjois tub protects the blush inside well. And as I tend to scrabble around and fling my make up bag about this isa major plus point. The price initially was off putting but the fact that there is no wastage due to breaking makes up for the fact it's more expensive and I suppose with some things you have to pay more for a better product.
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush Personally I am not one of those people that like to wear a lot of makeup everyday but I do wear a little most days and something that I wouldn't like to be without is definitely a good blusher, whether it be cream or powder. For me when it comes to looking good in the morning I always try and wear a little bit of blusher even with or without a full face of makeup. As I have a rather pale skin complexion that can look even paler in the cold weather and I always feel immensely better about my appearance with just an added touch of colour. I have owned many, many blushers in the past and there are a few that I go back to time and time again, including the Bourjois little round pot of blush. If I had to sum it up in one word I would have to choose - RELIABLE. Because it just is, it always looks good, it's easy to apply and with the range of shades available there is something to suit most skin tones. I own a rose shade of the blush and when you look at it I often think the colour looks a little intimidating, because if it went on looking like the colour in the pot I would end up looking a little like a clown. But the colour when applied has a soft subtle shade that really needs to be layered up to get a darker blush. It is a great makeup product for giving you a range of styles from something more natural (which I prefer) to a more heavy full evening look. The only thing I don't like about the Bourjois blusher would be the little brush that comes with it. I find it's a bit useless at applying the blush the way I want and I just use one of my own brushes or if push comes to shove I think you actually get a better look using your fingers. But in my case the brush is easily thrown away so it's not exactly a big problem with the Blusher on a whole. However, the little brush can come in handy if you are looking for something complete to cart around with on nights out, the pot is also little enough to fit in even my smallest of handbags making it great for taking with me anywhere for touch ups. I usually always pick the Blush up when it's on promotion but even retailing for the full price of £7.50 it is in my opinion still pretty good value for money as these really last a long time. I have had and been using my current little pot for over four months now and although I don't use it exclusively I do use it regularly and there is about half of the pressed powder remaining. Another added plus point with Bourjois blush is that the packaging is sturdy and well designed. I definitely think the Bourjois little pot of blush deserves the full five out of five stars. Don't get me wrong it's not the best compressed powder blush out there but for the price, wear ability and longevity of the product it does exactly what you would expect and delivers in my opinion good value for money. Highly recommended!
Being extremely pale I struggle to find make up that suits me, but when I do, I've got a friend for life. It's rare that I will stray and often stay loyal to that specific brand / product. That couldn't be more true than for the Bourjois blushers which I absolutely adore. Available pretty much everywhere, the price always seems to stay around the £7.50 mark. Occasionally it may be on a promotion from Bourjois, but I think the price is spot on. I literally can get around a years worth of use out of one these little pots, as although they look small, the compacted product seems to last and last. Although they are available pretty much at all beauty outlets, you may find that the range of colours may be reduced in smaller shops. There are 12 colours available, including various pinks and golden colours. I like Bourjois as a range as a whole as you are pretty much left alone when browsing. I don't mind paying higher prices for beauty products (in fact last night I bought a tiny little pot of cream from the beauticians for £33 much to my husband's bemusement), however what I cannot abide is the women who work for the high end companies such as Lancome etc, who I often find very intimidating (sorry if you are one of these women!!). So much so that I avoid them at all costs, despite not minding the price. Instead I seem to always make my way back to the Bourjois section, as I find that it is of a higher end quality but you can browse and paint your hand galore with lipsticks, blushers and eye shadows (why do we do that!??) without so much as a peep out of any staff. For this reason I have stayed extremely loyal to Bourjois over the years and tried nearly all of their products. The packaging for me is fantastic and the blusher is one of my favourites in its tiny little pot complete with mirror and applicator brush. The little gold clasp finishes the pot off nicely and gives it a nice luxurious but modern look. It won't open inside your make up bag causing everything to be coated in pink, but it isn't difficult to open either (on one emergency purchase of blusher - Barbara Daley I think at Tesco - I practically had to prise it open with a knife - a definite no no). As I mentioned, the product itself is compacted, but in a domed shape which seems to make getting the product on the brush so much easier. The little compact blusher brush works surprisingly well, and fits snugly inside the pot over the domed product. Slightly curved in shape I find it fits nicely between the fingers and isn't fiddly to use despite its small size. It also gives a nice even coverage on the skin and may just require a little blending around the edges as it can sometimes give a striped application which isn't a great look. I find that for best results you need to smile to accentuate the cheeks and then apply the product with small circular motions. I don't use powder often but I have a stash in case I over do the blusher, you can simply apply a coat of powder over the top and voila! I quite like how each shade of blusher has its own different colour pot so you don't have to microscopically look at labels or shades underneath. I can confidently pick up the pot now that I use as I know which particular shade of pink it is that I need, and I think this is a neat little feature. This seems to be mirrored across the range, that the packaging is feminine and creative, and it really is a pleasure to carry this around. It removes easily with the usual skin care regime on an evening. For a natural look it will last most of the day but may require a little top up mid-afternoon. With the pot having a mirror inside this isn't a problem as you can apply on the go. A little pot of gorgeousness.
Softer and more velvety thanks to a new pearl effect and a skilful blend of pigments / The baked texture is transformed on the skin into a light ultra-fine pressed powder, that is easy to apply and blends impeccably / One stroke of the brush reveals the irresistable aroma of rose scented powder /