Product Type: Bourjois makeup
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Little All Rounder!
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush
Member Name: HayleyBlondiee
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush
Advantages: Loads of shades to choose from, Blends well due to the baked formulation!
Disadvantages: You may get addicted and end up trying them all!
Usually I tend to spend more time and money on foundations and concealers. Things like blushers I would just pick up a cheap drug store one and wouldn't think twice about it. Recently I have been finding that spending just a little bit more really does benefit my skin as the proof is in the pudding - or rather my complexion!
I have always been a fan of the brand Bourjois - especially their fruity foundations and magic mascaras but I recently became aware of their blushers or Little Round Pots! The packaging is absolutely divine and really cute - as you can probably guess it is a little round plastic pot that is coloured the shade you choose to buy. It is very sturdy as it has a compact clasp on the side, so if you drop it like I do when I'm in clumsy mode then there is no danger of it smashing into hundreds of pieces! On the top of the pot is the brand name and also the shade name and number. On the back are the ingredients and a little bit about the product! To open you simply lift up the lid and are presented with a mirror - something we all love as it makes it an on the go product and also a spare mirror which is always handy.
In the bottom of the pot is the blusher surrounded by a circle of plastic to keep it safe and solid. One great advantage that I really love is that you also receive a little brush inside your little pot - it is a sort of oval shape with a silver handle, with the bristles in a straight line (a lot like the Benefit Blush Brushes) which ultimately helps to sculpt and blend much more easily. Plus if you happen to forget to bring a brush with you -you know you will have one to hand!
So what's so great about this blusher? Well Bourjois claim that this 'timeless blusher has been around for almost 150 years' meaning that people on the Titanic could have been wearing this very same blush! It has made Bourjois world wide famous because of its amazing texture and cute packaging. The texture is baked which means once applied to the skin it turns into an 'ultra-fine pressed powder' that is very easy to apply and blends in really well! Another thing I absolutely love is the scent - all of the blushes are rose scented which I think is amazing and a nice little surprise whilst your getting ready, however it is not too over the top or lingering.
There are a whopping 12 shades to choose from which is a very strong advantage in my opinion, most blushers come in 3 or 4 shades if your Lucky but Bourjois have pulled out all the stops to make sure no one has been left out! The main blush colours as you know are pink, coral, rouge and even sometimes a light bronze. However Bourjois have decided instead of having just one of each they would have 3! So for each different type of shade there is a mini spectrum for you to choose from. I bought one from each section so that I could give a proper review on them, however I would suggest popping down to your local Boots or Bourjois counter to see the whole range as they are so varied and very delightful!
The first shade I purchased was from the 'pink' section and I chose the lightest one of the whole range entitled 'Rose D'or 34.' The packaging of this particular blush looks very like a very pale, baby pink so leads you to surmise that the blush will be a similar colour. However once you open it up you realise that the blush is brighter and a warm toned hot pink! When applied to the face it appears to be a very cool pink with a few slight fuchsia tones and lighter pinks running through. I would say this would and could potentially suit all skin tones as it has the right amount of colour to balance out pale complexions but also adds a flush of colour to darker skin.
The second shade I purchased was from the slightly darker pink going onto the rouge section and is called 'Rose Eclat 15.' Again the packaging slightly deceives the shade as it appears to be a more lavender infused rose with a few gold opponents. However once you delve inside you notice that the shade is very pigmented with a light rouge shade and darker pink tones. I would say this would suit medium skin tones the best or if you have a gorgeous glowing tan from the summer then this would set it off completely. It does work for fair skin but I find that I have to be very light handed with it as it can wash you out and make you have Elvis Presley blush side burns!
The next shade I purchased was from the coral section and is called 'Ambre D'or 32.' When you look at the packaging it strikes you as being quite a bold orange colour and the shade is not that much different! In the pan it appears to be a very dusty orange with a lot of gold shimmery flakes and a few light pink shades running through it. however once applied to the skin it doesn't look as scary as first thought - it blends really nicely to achieve the trendy coral cheeks that have become this summer must have. Personally I find that I have to wear a tiny bit of pink blusher mixed in with it otherwise it looks like I have a touch of jaundice around the gills. However I feel this would suit medium and darker skin tones perfectly.
The last shade I purchased was from the golden section and is called 'Sienne 85.' For me I feel that the few shades in this section are more of a bronzer than a blush as they are quite dark. I chose the lightest of the dark shades (if that makes sense) and the packaging creates an image that it is going to be a medium to dark brown with no other colours running through, however I was pleased to see that this was not the case. In fact it is quite a light brown with very slight gold and bronzed undertones. As a bronzer this works well for me but I do have to be very light with the brush when applying otherwise it can make your skin look almost dirty.
I love the shades that I purchased and tried to get four varied ones so I could give an Honest review and not leave anyone out. I really would recommend going to a counter and having a look at all the different sections and selections Bourjois have to offer though as you will most definitely find the one for you!
I can't recommend the Little Round Pots enough, they blend so well when applied to the skin and last for hours so you don't have to wear a setting powder over the top meaning you have a much more natural look! Plus the packaging is so concise you can fit it into your handbag, purse or even pocket! Its also hand as well because you have a built in mirror and brush on hand so if you forget you know you have a back up! Also they are quite cheap at £7.49 so you don't have to break the bank to have a gorgeous glow!
Bourjois Little Round Pots are available at Boots, Superdrug, all online make up stores, eBay, Amazon and any department stores that have Bourjois counter.
Summary: A great compact blush with handy mirror and blush in a variety of varied shades!