When I shop for clothes, I try to assess if it's multi-functional. Is it work appropriate but also reliable on any ordinary day? The truth is, we always want to get value for our money. Who doesn't? This thing also applies when I shop for makeup products. I'm always on the lookout for items that I can use more than 1 way.
Though matte blush is a staple to one's kit, it's always good to find a product that not only makes you looked flush but also highlights the apple of your cheeks. That's the main reason why I bought Bourjois Blush.
Bourjois is a French cosmetics company founded in the city of love, Paris. This brand is well-known for its baked beauty products, especially eyeshadows and blushes. It's a drugstore brand but the price range is a bit higher compared to Maybelline, Rimmel and Revlon. However, quality is also superb. A lot of makeup bloggers do use Bourjois products and highly recommend it.
I first encountered Bourjois in Europe back in 2006 but I didn't bother buying a product cause I found it a bit pricey. However, just last summer, Boots (a drugstore in Ireland) had a good deal. With no hesitation, I got this Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush to expand my blush collection. I can't exactly remember the price but I believe this was originally priced at €11 (around Php 580) but I got it €7 (Php 365). Quite a bargain right?
I got shade '16 Rose Coup de Foudre' (Translation: Love at First Sight). It was love it first sight indeed when I swatched it. The peachy pink shade with a bit of pearl sheen can truly compliment any skin tone. I also love the packaging. Compact but still super dainty. It even comes with small brush and mirror.
Here's a swatch of the product. The other product is Maybelline Fit Me, my contour powder.
It gives color to my cheeks but also highlights my cheekbones. :>
1. Color payoff is great
2. Compact packaging (can fit your kit)
3. Love love love the smell (Seriously, it's smells like Paris)
4. It can work as a highlight and a blush
5. Fine Texture
6. Easy to blend
7. Would look good on any skin tone
8. So many shades to choose from
1. Not locally available (I read that Bourjois is also distributed in HK, Singapore and Vietnam)
2. A bit pricey for a drug store brand
Overall: 4 out of 5
I love how natural it looks on my tan skin. I used this blush in my Simple Neutral Eye Tutorial.
This blush is an example of a product that is multitasking. It doesn't only give you a natural flush but also accentuates your cheekbones. I love the fact that it is so wearable and ideal for every day.
For a more even application blush, use a stippling brush. Stippling brush gives a nice airbrush finish, blending the blush to your skin as if you're really blushing. It also makes the look softer and wearable.
There goes another product review. How I wish Bourjois is locally available for you to try it yourself. But if you (or someone you know) have an upcoming trip to Paris or countries I mentioned above, do check it out! Would you know a local online store selling Bourjois items? :)
What do you think of this blush? What's your favorite blush brand?
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