Bourjois BeautiesThursday, March 13, 2014
(L-R Rose de Jaspe | Nude Velvet |Peche Cosay)
Bourjois is a brand that I have lusted over for a long time, I remember watching review videos of the Little Round Pot Blushes on The Makeup Chair years ago and wishing I could try them. It wasn't until recently that a Shopper's Drug Mart in my area started to carry bits of the collection. I knew the second I saw them that I needed those little french beauties in my life and I ended up picking out two blushes and a lipstick on a recent haul (link).
The Little Round Pot Blush in shade 95 Rose de Jaspe was my first choice because I have heard so much about these infamous stunners. Made with the exact same formulation for over 150 years there are 3.5 million pots sold every year and I can see why. Nesting inside an adorable little colour-coded compact with a mirror and brush is a baked blush that smells of roses and baby powder. While I love the smell, it is very strong and not for the faint of heart. The blush itself is absolutely gorgeous - a finely milled pinky rose with a golden shimmer. It is incredibly pigmented but blends out to a sheerer finish that can be built up. I have heard that over time the blush will harden but that is easily fixed by removing the top layer with a scratchy brush.
Next I picked up one of the Cream Blushes in 01 Nude Velvet - a more recent extension to the Little Round Pot line. Housed in a slimmer version of the original packaging with the same colour - coding and mirror. The formula is lovely with poppy extracts that provide second skin comfort, mango butter extracts to leave skin feeling soft and apricot extracts to give a healthy glow. The blush is a cream to powder so it lasts much longer on the skin that a typical cream blush and does not clog pores or sink into lines. The colour is a golden peach that is incredibly pigmented and blends easily to give the perfect flush to the cheeks. I love this because it feels unlike any other cream blush, it simply feels like skin and it does not budge.
Lastly, I hummed and hawed over the Rouge Edition Lipsticks (too many choices) finally deciding on 03 Peche Cosy. There are 12 shades in the range, with more in the UK, and they vary from nudes to a deep violet. The Rouge Edition lipsticks claim to have 10 hour hydration, a radiant glossy finish and they contain orchid blossom extract to glide onto the lips, leaving them smooth, hydrated and protected. The formula is one of the best I have ever tried, it is super smooth and creamy but not too creamy to the point of transfer or bleeding. It is opaque in one swipe but can be sheered out for a more subtle look. The best bit is that it is ridiculously moisturising - my lips have never felt better with such a vibrant lipstick. I honestly wish that every lipstick i owned had this formula.
All three of these beauties are winners in my books and I highly recommend them to anyone. While they are difficult to find in Canada and the US, you can purchase most of the collection on Asos.