When I met with Lesley from Bourjois this afternoon, and she showed me these products, I just sat in front of her and grinned like an idiot. I was just SO happy to see these cream blushers – I love cream blush and there aren’t enough out there. It’s one category of beauty that isn’t well represented enough in terms of quality.
They are such wearable shades – I can wear all four – plus, wonder of wonder, they actually stay on the cheek unlike so many that just slip away during the course of the day. I checked mine on my cheeks after a couple of hours and they were still like I had just applied.
From the bottom to the top: Nude Velvet, Soft Pink, Healthy Glow and Sweet Cherry.
The shades are all made to be seamless on the cheek – there is no beginning or end on these because they blend so beautifully. The texture is phenomenal – it’s almost like a dry silky feeling cream that melts onto the cheeks. The premise is that the blushes are cream-to-powder, but in fact, on my cheeks they didn’t look dry at all – that’s my bug bear with powder blush; you go to all that effort to look dewy and then stick dry powder in the middle of your face – do not get it. The shades are also made to be natural looking – to give more of a healthy flush or glow to the face rather than anything obvious. It’s to give that ‘gosh, you look well’ appearance. And, it really works. Obviously, the colours are buildable. The formula contains poppy, apricot, and mango extracts – I don’t know or care why – they’re just brilliant.
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It’s only taken Bourjois 150 years to get round to doing this.. but it seems the wait was worth it. I can’t recommend highly enough. These are out 8th May (Selfridges) and 15th May (nationwide).
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