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Now, I have always been a fan of Bourjous cosmetics, just because of the quality and the amount of time they can last for. I came across Bourjous Illuminating cream on offer in Boots, I had also been looking for a different type of blusher so to me, this was a great find.
The attractive design and handiness of the size really appealed to me, and the rich colour it had convinced me that I wasn't to look like a pale ghost anymore!
Now this little pot claims to give the user a glowing effect with a natural effect on your cheeks, and this is personally what I wanted, I didn't want to walk around with obvious blocks of orange across my cheeks.
I have to admit, I didn't have a clue how to use this product because when I opened it I wasn't expecting the texture it had. It was quite solid yet soft when you add pressure to it. So I just went for it and "attempted" to rub it onto the high parts of my cheek bones. Ah. Complete disaster. I looked like how I avoided in the first place. I had two bold orange blocks on my cheeks.
So, after this failed attempt I just threw it to the bottom of my make up bag and completely forgot about it, until I came across it when I was in the south of France and it had melted slightly. From this lucky discovery I discovered a way how to use this tricky little pot on my skin! To create a smooth and not "bold blocks of orange on my cheeks" the trick is to warm up the pot which softens the cream inside. Also another handy trick I discovered is to mix it with face moisturiser to have not such an obvious effect on my cheeks, it almost acts like a tinted moisturiser.
Overall after my little discovery, I wouldn't really recommend this product as if I hadn't of found out how to use it, it would still I'm guessing be at the bottom of my make up bag or taken by my little sister to use as face paint by attempting to apply make up to her face but failing.
It can have the desired result , just by warming the pot up or mixing it with moisturiser
It has a good price, especially for the Bourjous range.
It is a pretty little pot which is a very handy size for your make up bag
It takes a lot of effort to achieve the desired result. (Almost too much effort)
It does have the tendency to make you look orange if not used properly.
Quite an odd texture that can feel heavy on your skin.
After years of using a crème blush stick I have recently began using a powder blusher and found that for me, the results are much better. So while shopping at the online store Direct Cosmetics I began looking for powder blushes and was surprised to find that they hardly had any and what they did have was a bit expensive especially if you are not sure if the colour will even suit you. I did manage to find one product that I thought I would give a go and that was a 3.5g Bourjois Blush Crème for £2.59. Now, you are probably wondering why I got a crème blush when I was looking for powder, but apparently this product has a powder rich crème texture, so I thought it might just work.
If I am honest when I bought this product I didn't really have any idea what it was, as I didn't do any research for it and as I was the one who suggested the product to Dooyoo I couldn't even check here for any reviews! According to Bourjois this product is a limited edition shade which gives a luminous glow. To use you should brush it on to give skin a subtle glow which Bourjois claims will make your friends think that you have just come back from the South of France. So whereas when I bought this product I thought that it was a peach coloured blusher it is actually an Illuminator (I know it says it's an illuminator in the title, but it didn't when I bought it)
The blush/illuminator comes in a very flat, small peach coloured pot with a diameter of 5 cm. Although the base is peach coloured the lid is a clear flip top. It says Blush Crème, Bourjois, Powder Rich Cream Texture in black across the top and there are little peach coloured floral motifs across the lid. I really like the packaging as its so small and light and looks very feminine.
When you open the pot, you will see that the blush illuminator has the same consistency as lipstick and perhaps is even more solid. I find this quite surprising as it doesn't look powder rich as Bourjois claimed and the only way you could brush it on is by using your fingers as there is no way a brush will pick up any of the product. The Illuminator/blush looks a salmon peach colour and close up you can see that it is quite glittery and when I rub my finger across the Illuminator it picks up a layer of the of the product and I find that it looks a light golden metallic salmon colour.
I have tried this product a few times by rubbing a little of it on my cheekbones and I have to say it is one of the most useless products I have ever used. Its not like I want to look like C3P0 the golden robot from Star Wars, but a little golden illumination would be nice. How anyone is going to assume I have just come back from the South of France I will never know. Unless you put a thick layer on and don't blend it in, the only sign of this product you will see is a very slight trace of fine golden glitter which in my opinion makes you look slightly grubby. One plus point is that it doesn't make your face greasier, but that is probably because the product is almost non-existent, its almost like saying air doesn't make your face greasier!
So overall I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone and as you might have guessed I wouldn't buy it again myself. I am not exactly kicking myself over buying it given the fact that it was quite cheap but I am just disappointed in the product, as if Bourjois had just concentrated on making it an Illuminator instead of trying to claim it's a powder rich crème blush, maybe they could have had a half decent product on their hands instead of a pretty little pot of uselessness. Bourjois should be embarrassed.