|The new cream to powder blushes by Bourjois;|
01 'Nude Velvet', 02 'Healthy Glow', 03 'Rose Tender' & 04 'Sweet Cherry'
One of my all time favoutite 'drug store' or pharmacy (or chemist as we Irish mostly call it) brands is Bourjois. They produce two of my holy grail foundations in the guise of the Healthy Mix duo, along with their Intense shadows & my beloved "Ombre a Paupiere 08".... my all time favourite shadow highlighter.
This month the brand are launching their first ever cream blush, which when you consider the brand is around since the 1800's, is long over due! Given that they have had such a long time to perfect the formula, I'd be expecting nothing less than awesome from these new little pots, and I must admit, I'm not disappointed. Very soft and smooth, they do indeed seem to transform into the softest of powders once applied to the skin but have the "healthy glow" of a cream, giving a skin-like velvety/satin finish (without being greasy or overly shiny).
I was fortunate to have been sent 2 of the 4 shades, 04 'Sweet Cherry' & 01 'Nude Velvet', and as expected they are packaged in the familiar little round pots, though a slightly slimmer version.
As with the already existing "Little Round Pot Blush" the packaging has an inbuilt mirror and the usual pinky "decor". Plus it also has the same delicate rose fragrance of its powder predecessor.
|04 'Sweet Cherry' & 01 'Nude Velvet'|
|Swatches of 04 'Sweet Cherry' & 01 'Nude Velvet' without flash.|
|Swatches of 04 'Sweet Cherry' & 01 'Nude Velvet' with flash.|
I have been 'getting into' cream products more & more in the past few years as my skin has become less oily, but even with oily patches, the newer & increasingly popular cream to powder formulas are much more comfortable on the skin, without the shiny, greasy finish the older formulas used to offer. MAC for instance recently reformulated their entire (albeit small) cream blush range to a 'cream to powder' finish, and most other brands have followed suit.
The new blushes by Bourjois are designed to offer the skin a fresh & natural finish while promising "not to move or separate". I quite like that the suggested application technique is to use your fingers also since I definitely find this usually gives the best results and of course means that topping up on a night out etc is quite fuss free.
Though it is a natural finish, it can be built upon for a more intense result.
The shades I received, 04 'Sweet Cherry' & 01 'Nude Velvet', are the darkest & lightest of the quartet.
The Nude Velvet is a "light & delicate Peach" with a natural matte finish, which I have been more drawn to with my very pale, with yellow undertones, skin.
The Sweet Cherry shade is a "deep matte brown pink" for a more outdoorsy flush, but even though they are described as matte, they are not flat, dry or powdery looking at all.
The range also contains a coral & soft pink shade.
The lovely little cream pots are being launched today (8th May) in Selfridges UK & online on www.Selfridges.com and will launch in the usual Boots, Superdrug & on www.asos.com next week on the 15th of May.
The UK RRP is £7.99
( I don't yet know what the Irish RRP will be)
I highly recommend anyone who is in the market for a nice, natural cream blush that is comfortable on the skin to high-tail it to your local bourjois counter as soon as these little guys are available. Lovely additions to the already lovely Bourjois family!