Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Bonjour Bourjois!

It's not easy buying blusher when you don't have the skin tone to carry off the majority of shades. This is probably why I probably only own about 3 blushers, compared to stacks of eyeshadows I seem to have falling out of every drawer. I have heard a lot about the new Bourjois Cream Blushers, and it was after seeing Ruth Crilly talk about shade “01 – Nude Velvet” that made me really want to try it.

Admittedly, Ruth isn't particularly pale, however what I liked is that when she applied it, the effect it gave didn't immediately take over the whole look, as some blushers can. This can especially be the case, when you are working on a pale canvas.

The colour is undoubtedly the best thing about this product. All too often blushers on pale skin either look too childhood doll like (too pink), or too muddy (too orange/brown). The colour of this blusher is a light terracotta shade, which really does blend in nicely to the cheek. I find this blusher incredibly easy to apply, and can be worked in with hands with barely any effort at all. I like to blend it out with a Real Techniques Buffing Brush.

I also feel that because it's a cream blusher, it is a lot more natural looking that a powder blush. As much as I love both formats, the cream blush effect really does look a lot more effortless and played down, so is definitely suitable for everyday wear.

Pricewise, £7.99 isn't bad considering how impressive the product is. The packaging also features a lovely little mirror, which is ideal for on the go touch ups.

To sum up, I think this is a great natural looking blusher that is ideal for everyday, when a heavier blusher can sometimes feel too much. The colour isn't offensive, and the finish is buildable and blendable. I would recommend swatching it to double check this shade is for you, however as far as I'm concerned - this is pale suitable. If you'd like to purchase this online, you can do so here.


  1. Love this blusher! Can I ask what foundation you use? Sorry if you have blogged about it before, I'm a new follower :)

    Becky xx

    1. Hi there Becky! :) The foundation I have on today is a mix of Dainty Doll and Gosh Foundation from Superdrug. I tend to always custom mix my foundation because I can never find anything light enough! Thanks for reading/posting :)

  2. Aw that's brilliant thanks for letting me know. I've used the GOSH foundation before but now switched to Rimmel Match Perfection. Wanted to change it at some point though as it is quite liquidy for my oily skin, even with powdering. It is so hard to find a pale colour! xx