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I have admired the chocolate style pallettes by Bourjois many times in the shops so was delighted to receive one in a beauty box by Latest in Beauty recently.
The actual pallette is a bronzing and highlighting duo in what looks like milk and white chocolate! It smell sweet and good too.
I am thrilled to own this product. The only downside for me to it is that there is a lot of dual language (French and English) on the packaging which is a little confusing as I find myself trying to read the French. That's pretty selfish, I imagine a lot of packaging is in English and this is an inconvenience to many but they put up with it.
I think this is going to last a long time. I will probably not wear it every day as I don't go on for full on bronzer all the time but it is nice to have it there on the days when I wish to warm up my complexion and also the highlighter will be great for contouring, highlighting and even as an emergency eyeshadow!
I will have to remember to use this product as I have a few blushers and bronzers and highlighters too for that matter on the go but it is quite cute and special and I really am pleased that I now own it after looking at it in the shops a zillion times!
The pallette costs £7.99 in Superdrug. I think this is a brilliant price for such a multi purpose product.
Bourjois has recently become one of my favourites brands and when I lost my previous contour shade I decided to give this a go.
This comes in 51 and 52 and I picked the lighter shade as I am only fair. As a result of this, during the summer months I need a little bit of warmth. This really did that for me. Not only did I use this built up on my temples, the hollows of my cheeks and my jawline as a contour, I could wear it sheered out on my body. This works really well on lotioned legs and applied with a kabuki brush, liberally. It created the perfect glow, without me smelling of biscuits or getting orange hands.
This also smells great. It does not smell like chocolate as advertised, but probably more like cocoa - so I guess half way there.
The packaging is a thing cardboard with a magnetic clasp. This all keeps the project safe ( if it can survive my makeup bag - it can survive anything!) but this would really benefit for a mirror for on the go touch ups.
I found this bronzer to be quite warm and have quite a red undertone, so it may not soon anybody. It also have tiny speckles of shimmer, they only show very lightly on the skin, but this is not for true matte lovers.
In conclusion this product is easy to work with, blendable and pretty much perfect for me. If you haven't tried it I would give it a go.
This retails for around £8.00 and can be purchased from most Boots and Superdrug stores.
This is the bourjois bronzing powder delice de poudre, however I like to call it the bourjois chocolate bronzer.
This bronzer is meant to look like a chocolate bar and as you can all see from the picture above, it does. It is also meant to smell like chocolate. Personally I do not think that is true . Don't get me wrong it does have a very sweet scent however it does not remind me of chocolate in the slightest.
The packaging of the bronzer is quite sturdy and looks a little bit like a book which I think is quite a cute idea for a product. The packaging is also quite hard so it does protect your bronzer from damage at the same time. The packaging opens and closes with a magnets.
There is a decent amount of product for the price of £6.99 . It lasts a very long time too this is down to the fact that it is highly pigmented so a little bit goes and extremely long way .
The colour of the chocolate bronzer is quite warm. There is no orange tones and it does not look the slightest bit muddy on the skin, it is a great colour for pale to darker skin tones which is an added benefit to the product.
The powder does have a slight shimmer however it is not at all chunky and hardly shows up. All it does it give the skin a lovely glow which is absolutely perfect for the summer months.
I like using a big fluffy blush to apply this as it doesn't pick up to much of the product and it does not make me look cakey .
I put the bronzer on my cheeks temples over my nose and down my neck , where the sun naturally hits my face.
I defo recommend this product xxx Imogen
The Bourjois Delice de Poudre AKA The Chocolate Bronzer is one of the best bronzers that I have ever tried.
The idea behind the bronzere is that it looks and smells like a bar of chocolate.
To me, the packaging looks a little bit like a book. It's fairly sturdy and protects the bronzer when it's in my makeup bag.
It clicks together with the use of magnets which I really like.
The bronzer is shaped like four pieces of a chocolate bar and you get a really goo amount of product for the price you pay (£6.99).
It smells very sweet and not to me like chocolate-chocolate, but artificially scented chocolate. A little like Palmers Cocoa Butter but not as strong. I have sensitive skin too and the scent of the product oesn't irritate y skin at all.
The bronzer is fairly warm toned but it doesn't look at all orange or muddy on the skin, and I'm very pale so if it works for me in the colour department, you can be sure it will work for you too.
The powder contains tiny little bits of gold shimmer so it gives a really nice glow to the skin. I would like to say though, that it isn't over glittery and the shimmer is very subtle. So subtle in fact, that I have seen some people contour with it.
I personally like to take it on my Real Techniques Blush Brush and run it on my cheekbones, temples and nose where the sun would naturally hit.
I also like to take it down my neck a little on paler days.
It also lasts forever, I have used it most days now for over a year and there isn't even a dint. I think this is due to it being so pigmented that you only need use a small amount each time.
All in all, I cannot recommend the product enough. It's a little gem that will be a staple in my makeup bag for a long time to come.
Being very pale and rather averse to tanning I look to make up to make me look like I belong in the land of the living. Bourjois is one of my favourite drugstore make up brands as they always have high performing innovative products. I have actually been using this product for years and I use it on a nearly daily basis - time for a review!
I don't know who thought it would be a good idea to make a bronzer that resembles chocolate but somebody at Bourjois did and this is the resulting product! The bronzer no only looks like chocolate (it has squares like a chocolate bar) it is also chocolate scented which is rather bizarre. The packaging is rather uninspiring and is flimsy cardboard - something that I dislike as it looks cheap, this not a product for the dressing table!
It is very hard to find a bronzer on the high street which is matte - most of them contain some level of glitter or iridescence. This product doesn't contain glitter per se but it does have tiny flecks of gold which serve to glow rather than glitter. Additionally, this bronzer is just the correct tone for contouring - it is not orange - which is something that I have experienced with bronzers in the past. As I don't have to worry about being orange I can lightly dust this powder under my cheek bones, temples , bridge of my nose and jaw line without having to worry. You can be pretty heavy handed with this powder and you
will still look natural and glowing.
In terms of application it is not the easiest powder to work with and it does seem to harden in the pan over time. However, once you do get some product on the brush it goes on to the face really evenly. I think essentially it is worth persevering with the application as the colour is so flattering.
This bronzer is available from Boots for £6.99 and despite the rubbish packaging I have repurchased this product already as its just such a great colour for my pale skin.
I was bought this blusher as a birthday present last year from a friend, and i am pleased she did. This is the first time I have ever tried a product by Bourjois so I was not quite sure what to expect.
The bronzer is in a palette form held in a flip cardboard packaging, which when closed is held together by a magnet. The bronzer looks like it is set in little chocolate cubes. The outside of the box is a golden brown colour where you can find the brand name and product details. The first thing i noticed when I opened the lid was the chocolate smell that wafted out of the packaging, I suppose I should have expected it see how the packaging was set around a chocolate design, but I did not expect it to smell at all. The smell is not too over powering, it does smell a little bit sickly from the packaging, but that is because that is where the product is concentrated, but when you apply it to your skin the smell is very subtle with just a hint of chocolate.
When I began to apply the bronzer and found it had a slight shimmer to it. I personally do not mind shimmer in my products it is very fine and only noticeable when out in the sunlight, but if you do not like products with shimmer, keep in mind this has some. I take my blush brush and very gently sweep it over the powder, the product is not very lose but it is very pigmented so you do not need much of the product at all. I like to apply bronzer only as a contourer so i find it best to apply this to make my check bones more prominent and then slim down my nose and jaw line if i am going out for the evening. The colour of the product is very natural and gives your face a very nice glow, not making you too orange.
Overall I would definitely recommend this product, i like the smell, it lasts all day and shimmer in it really makes your face light up. For the price of £6.99 i think it is great value for money.
When I go on holiday I tend to buy myself a treat on the plane on the way home to stem the depression of having to come back. On one of my trips last year I bought the Bourjois Delice De Poudre bronzing powder and I have to say that I am pretty pleased with it and use it all the time now.
The powder comes in a little booklet type box which opens up to reveal the powder. I love this style of packaging because it means that it doesn't come open in my makeup bag and make a mess. It also makes it easy to use because you just sweep your brush across the surface and it doesn't go everywhere.
The powder comes in four little bocks within the palette, which is designed to look like little pieces of chocolate. This is because it has a chocolate fragrance. I thought this seemed a bit weird at first and I couldn't understand the point of it, but it turns out it actually quite nice because it adds a luxurious aspect to the powder. It smells quite nice and not as sickly as you might imagine. The smell isn't overpowering though and I can't really smell it once I have put it on my face, which I would find irritating I think. It does have a pleasant aroma when you open the palette though which is nice.
The powder itself is a lovely colour. It is flecked with gold but it gives it a nice natural colour rather than making your skin look all glittery when it is on. I have quite brown skin anyway but I find that this complements my skin naturally and I use it to highlight my cheek bones and to give me a bit of a glow. It works really well for this and doesn't look orangey like some bronzers can.
It goes on really well and is easy to use. I also find that it stays on my face all day and I still look bronzed at the end of the day. I have used some bronzers that don't seem to last very well at all, but this is not the case with this one.
I got the bronzer in a travel gift pack that included a couple of other Bourjois products, but you can buy this one by itself in Boots for £6.99 at the moment. I think this is very good value for money actually, I'm surprised it is so cheap really considering what a good product it is.
I have had the powder for over a year now and, although I only really wear makeup for work, I still use it about three or four times a week at least. There is still absolutely loads of it left and I think that it will last for at least as long again. You don't need too much of it to get an all over glow on your face.
I would definitely recommend the bronzing powder because it is a great product. It is really easy to use and feels very luxurious for a relatively low price.
I dont usually wear bronzer, im more of a blusher person and I like my cheeks to be rosy. However when I saw this recently in Boots I was tempted into buying it - mostly because it looks like a block of chocolate.
When I first saw it I did a double take, thinking 'why the hell have Bourjois started selling chocolate? that cant be right, can it?' but on closer inspection I realised it was bronzer.
The bronzer itself comes in a flat cardboard container which feigns the look of a chocolate bar very well, with a luxurious looking cover featuring prices of bronzer/chocolate (who knows?). The front stays sealed with a little magnetic strip on the inside, but its easy enough to open. On the inside you find four delicious looking squares of what seems to be chocolate and even smells like chocolate - but dont try and eat it - its your bronzer!!
The Bronzer itself comes in four different shades so its easy to get one to sit your skin colour. To apply simply sweep your brush across it lightly and then apply to the areas of your face you want a bit more colour, ie cheeks, lightly over your temples and jaw line etc. I tend to only wear mine on my cheeks and but a very very light covering over the rest of my face just to add a very subtle hint of colour. As I dont normally wear bronzer I was a bit worried that I would look a bit orange, or like I had brown stuff on my face as I have quite pale skin - but I found that this stuff blends effortlessly with my skin, and as I picked the lightest shade I didnt obviously have bronzer all over my face either. It gave my skin a very nice glow and I have to say bronzer is now something that will be a staple part of my make-up bag.
Overall I would definitely recommend it, I have used any other bronzers in the past to be able to compare this one to them, but as a first time Bronzer I am very impressed with this one. I cannot compain about it at all, it would be nice if it came with its own applicator but theres no where really in the chocolate bar packaging for it to fit. Its a really good bronzer and gives my skin a nice looking natural healthy glow.
Just dont leave it around where the kids might see it, or your boyfriend/husband - no doubt they will eat first and think later!
Like most girls (and guys for that matter) I am a lover of the sweet, sugary stuff known as chocolate, however not so much a lover of the high calories a small bar can carry. It really is a case of a moment on the lips and a lifetime on the hips. However Bourjois have created one of the greatest things to hit our make up bags since the invention of under eye concealer - a chocolate looking and more importantly scented bronzing block! Yummy!
It all started when I was going out for a night on the town and getting ready with some mates, when I noticed a friend of mine using what looked like chocolate on her face - I know some people really love to rock the dark St Tropez look but surely this was a bit far?! To my relief she explained that it was a great product Bourjois had introduced called Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder and on closer inspection I knew I wanted one too! I went to Boots a little while after and bought myself one and am SO glad I did!
The powder itself is a subtly iridescent formula that is (quite excitingly) enriched with flecks of gold - if this was a Chanel product it would probably be pieces of 9C gold but unfortunately it's not and is just golden pieces that add a radiant shiny glow to your complexion.
The packaging is not only superb but also quite interesting and very well thought out. Rather than being presented in a compact or a box this bronzer is encased in a book! Which is predominately coloured in a warm choclately brown colour with darker and lighter patches at the top and bottom to form a border. In the middle is a golden sun with rays reaching out over the whole of the front cover. Next to the sun is the brand name which sits under the pink splodge of colour with Bourjois wrote through it, and over two pieces of what looks like yummy chocolate. On the back are the ingredients, but to find out about the product you will have to have a peek inside the book!
Simply by opening the cardboard flap up you firstly notice that on the right hand side is what appears to be four squares of delicious milk chocolate - but do NOT eat as it is your bronzer! I love the design of this as it is quirky, fun and unique but also very handy! On the left hand side is a very fancy scroll of parchment looking border holding a piece of writing, the first paragraph is in French but if you are like me and can only muster a few words from it being drummed in for GCSE's then don't worry as there is an English translation underneath! It tells me that this powder will 'boost my complexion and my morale!' with glints of sunshine, ultra soft texture and a chocolate perfume it will definitely make you melt! Overall I love the design of this bronzer and think it is one of the best I have ever seen!
There are two shades available which could be classed as a bit of a disadvantage, however I think that the two different shades have the right tones and colours to cater for everyone. They are:
Peaux Claires / Medianes 51: This shade is the lighter of the two and is what I would describe as a light chocolate brown on the surface, once you get into the next layer you start to notice the gold flecks which really make all the different when applying as it breaks up the plain brown colour. There are also quite a few golden undertones running through the bronzer. I would say this would suit fair skin tones as it is light enough to not look unnatural, but dark enough to give you a glow.
Peaux Mates / Halees 52: This shade is the darker of the two and although it still has the gorgeous gold specks throughout, it is more of a darker brown with a lot of gold and bronzed undertones. I would say that this would suit medium to dark skin tones.
Although there are only two shades to choose from I don't see this as a disadvantage because everyone is catered for - lighter skin tones are suited to 51 and medium to dark skin tones are suited to 52. So everyone is happy!
One thing I really, really love about this bronzer is the smell - it literally does smell of chocolate as it has been scented with a perfume that is similar to the sweet choclately scent you get when you open the wrapper on a bar of your favourite choccie! But be warned it hasn't been flavoured with it so don't attempt to eat even though it is good enough to!
To apply, simply swirl your bronzing brush into the bronzer and sweep across your cheeks and temples to add a glow. Or along your jaw line and down the side of your nose to contour. I love how easy this bronzer is to blend and how it doesn't look too dark on my fair complexion.
I really would recommend this bronzer as it adds a soft but subtle glow without being too dark or too orange, and who doesn't like the thought of having a chocolate treat without the calories?
You can purchase Bourjois at Boots, Superdrugs, all good online make up stores as well as any department stores that have a Bourjois counter for the mere price of £6.99. Cheap as chips, well chocolate!
I don't usually like too much sparkle on my face, preferring to stick to a tinted moisturiser and a dusting of transluscent powder for a matt finish but when I am getting ready to go on holiday I always treat myself to a shimmery bronzing powder to compliment my tan. Somehow, visions of balmy evenings, sipping wine as the sun sets, don't seem complete without a little sparkle on my decolletage. Get me!
I was drawn to the Bourjois stand in my local Boots by the bubblegum colours and cute packaging, and chose the Delice de Poudre because, get this girls, it looks and smells like chocolate! The neat packaging is like a little book and when you open it the bronzer sits inside in a block which looks exactly like four chunks of your favourite choccie. You don't get a brush with it but I didn't mind as the ones manufacturers supply are usually too small to be much use anyway, you really need a big brush so you can sweep the colour over your temples and chin. The case has a nifty magnetic fastening so there is no chance of the powder opening and making a mess of your bag or make-up case.
The powder itself is a gorgeous subtle shade of brown with tiny flecks of gold which give your skin a sun-kissed glow and it smells like Bounty bars, chocolatey with a hint of coconut, yummy! This bronzer is versatile too. It can be used on the whole body, it's good swept onto your shins to make your legs appear longer, and I sometimes mix it with a little Vaseline to intensify the colour. It can then be used on eyelids and even as a lip balm with a hint of colour. I used it all through the summer last year and it is still going strong so it is well worth the £5.99 price tag. I would defintely buy it again.
I got this bronzer because i noticed a lot of my friends had it and said it was good. The product comes in quite a large box made out of a thick high quality cardboard material, and it doesnt include a mirror or a brush. I bought mine for around £8 which is about average for this sort of brand.
The first thing i noticed about the product was the packaging. It is really different to other brands that normally come in a round pot and it opened like a book with some writing on the front. I like the packaging although it is quite large and might not fit into small make up bags. The bronzer itself is moulded into chocolate looking rectangular pieces which is also really interesting. The whole product is based on chocolate and so the next thing i noticed was the smell. It literally smells like gorgous perfumed white chocolate! I think this is a massive plus for a bronzer as it is something you use all over your face and neck and i prefer to avoid the make up smell.
You dont get a brush with it so i applied it with my own. It has a really soft texture therefore it goes on really smoothly and evenly. I use a bronzer to give myself an allover darker appearance, but some people use it to get that shimmery holiday glow. Although this has some sparkle in it, it is quite matte in appearance which suits me perfectly - but it might not work for some people. It is quite subtle so to contour and add more colour in certain areas you need a few coats. Once it is applied i found that it lasted for ages (until i took my make up off that night) and didnt run or come off in certain areas as some cheap bronzers do. The smell makes it really luxurious to use and gives you a clean and fresh feeling.
Today I am reviewing the Bourjois Delice de Poudre Chocolate Bronzer.
It is £6.99 which I think is a really good price for this product. It comes in a brown cardboard compact and on the front it has the bourjois logo, the name of the product and then a really cute picture of two little chocolate blocks with 'bourjois' on them. Then when you flip it open it is magnetised which makes it more secure and less likely to break / shatter. On the inside cover it says, 'Give in to your craving and enhance your beauty ! The glints of sunshine in powder delice de poudre give an immediate boost to your complexion and your morale ! Its delicious perfume and ultra soft texture will make you melt with pleasure.'
It has a really nice scent, I don't think it smells really like chocolate but it does have a really nice, sweet scent to it which is always nice.
So basically the bronzer itself comes looking like four little blocks of chocolate, two with bourjois paris inprinted into them. My colour is 51 and sometimes that is a little too orangey in the winter but it's alright in summer. There is 'glints of sunshine' in the form of a gold shimmer running through the powder which I really like. I really like the texture of this powder as it is really soft and smooth but it isn't at all cakey.
Overall, I think this is a good product, it does everything it claims and it is really quite cheap. It gives me a really nice natural effect which is exactly what I need in a bronzer. It makes me look like I've been to florida for 2 weeks !! You can get this at boots, superdrug, larger Tesco Stores, Debenhams.com, Lloyds pharmacy and Waitrose.
I'm not usually a fan of Bourjois products but for the Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder I can make an exception.
I was initially attracted to this product because of the packaging. The bronzer comes in a nice little rectangular compact with a magnetized lid for an added touch of luxury and the bronzer itself has been made to look like a small bar of chocolate.
On lifting the product to my nose, the powder actually has a faint chocolaty smell.
I had set out to purchase a bronzer. This kind of product always makes me wary as I do not want to end up looking orange. However, even in the compact this bronzer had brown tones which immediately made me think it was going to give more of a natural sun-kissed glow rather than leave me looking like I had had a run in with a sack load of satsumas.
I decided to give the product a go and purchased it for about £8. A reasonable price unless of course it ended up turning me orange.
But I was not disappointed. I applied the powder with a blusher brush - the powder does not come with its own brush or sponge - lightly dusting over cheeks, forehead, nose and chin, and it gave me a natural flush of colour in those areas.
It certainly was not orange, just darkening the natural tone of my skin. In this way the product falls somewhere in-between a bronzer and a blusher in effect. If you wanted a more sun-kissed look you can apply more and still get away with looking lovely and natural. It is just the product if you don't want to look overly made-up and just want a natural glow. I wouldn't buy it of you want an effect which mirrors holidaying in sunnier climbs.
What is really impressive other than its naturalness is how long this product has lasted me. I've had it about two years now and it is still going strong. How long it lasts is obviously down to how much you apply but I'm sure it would still last longer than many other bronzers even in the hands of the most liberal of appliers.
Now I've found a bronzer which gives just the right natural effect I don't think I'll be buying any other bronzer but Bourjois.
While updating my make up collection after having a huge clear out of old grubby make up I decided to replace some of the items that were essential to my make up bag. I discovered that my old bronzer has now been discontinued and I panicked as it was the only bronzer I had ever tried before. I was recommended by a friend to try the Bourjois Bronzer so I took her advice and have never looked back.
I purchased the bronzer from superdrug from the bourjois display stand and it cost me £8.00 which is quite reasonable for a bronzer. I have tried a few bourjois products before mainly lip glosses and have been impressed with them so I was happy to try the bronzer.
The packaging for the bronzer is fantastic and has been very well made and thought out. It comes in a glossy cardboard book shaped box, the bronzer opens like a book and has a small built in magnetic strip built in and holds the lid closed. This stops and the dust from the bronzing powder escaping and causing a mess in my make up bag or handbag.
The bronzer sits neatly in the bottom of the book and has been designed to look like a bar of chocolate, it looks very brown like chocolate and has markings to make it look like a squares of chocolate, I can see slight gold flakes through the bronzer but it looks very subtle.
The bronzer does not come with a applicator brush but this does not bother me as I always use my own brushed as I find the brushes supplied are usually too small and useless. I use my blusher brush to apply the bronzer to my face, I usually sweep it across my cheeks and cheek bones, down my nose, across my chin and along my forehead. It can also be used along the collar boned and chest to add some definition.
It creates a youthful and healthy glow and if lightly applied can be very natural looking, it creates a beautiful sun kissed glow. I like to apply it slightly heavy if im going on a night out and find it still doesn't look to dark. The gold flakes through the bronzer are not visible on my skin but think they add a slight shimmer and help to reflect light.
It was easy to use and even better mess free to store, it was very well priced compared to some high street brands. I feel its a fantastic quality bronzer and has never crumbled into a mess with me and I have owned it for 6 months and have lots left and I do use it on a daily basis. I love the cool packaging and find it very practical to. I highly recommend this bronzer and will be buying this one again.
So I picked up this bronzer during a 3 for 2 beauty event in my local Boots store after a friend recommended it to me. I've always had really pale porcelain type skin so bronzers where always something I got in a set for say Christmas and only ever used on holiday to give my face a bit of colour (my chest really catches the sun but for some reason my face stays white?!). So the various bronzers I've tried before were all pretty dark and I have to be careful how I apply it to avoid the "tango" look!
The first thing that struck me when I got it home and tried it for the first time was the delicious smell. I suppose it's only fair to mention this first because it's key to the products marketing. You can't deny the fact it smells lovely and chocolaty. The packaging complements the theme in that it's like opening a little box of chocolates. Inside the magnetic flip lid the product itself is shaped like a chocolate bar. I'd say the developers have done a good job with this; it's something I personally haven't seen before and makes the product memorable. Also, anyone that's read any of my other reviews will know I'm a big fan of box like packaging because my main problem with pressed powder is that it only takes one clumsy moment and your products smashed into pieces and worthy of only the rubbish bin! 10/10 for packaging!
So, it's all good having a nice box but does the stuff inside match up? Personally I'd say it does. I have shade 51 which is just right for someone like me who has really pale skin and feared using bronzer with everyday makeup; the "oompa loompa look" was never something I envied. The great thing about this is it's a product you have to build up, so it suits most complexions. It's not overly shimmery either so a light dusting on pale skin will give a really natural glowing look, which is how I now choose to wear work/everyday makeup since purchasing the product. For nights out and special occasions I usually wear some form of tan and tend to go for a darker bronzer with more shimmer, simply because I think to achieve a darker colour with this would take more effort and colour building- which uses a lot more product than I enjoy having on my face.
I think the product cost about £6/£7 and with it being on offer as well it's definitely value for money. I use this product pretty regularly and haven't yet reached the bottom, but when I do I'll be repurchasing as it's a great staple bronzer to have when your skin needs that extra glow.
Bronzing powder with flecks of gold / The ultra fine and soft texture make the bronzer easy to apply to your face and decolletage / The result is a totally natural healthy bronzing glow / Infused with a sweet choclately fragrance you will smell as gorgeous as you look!