Product Type: Bourjois makeup
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Little pot of blusher
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush
Advantages: Compact, long lasting, value for money, lovely colours
Disadvantages: None for me
Bourjois is a brand of makeup that I have used quite regularly over the years. It's what the Americans would call a 'drugstore' brand - widely available in places like Boots and Superdrug.
Bourjois is a Parisian brand which has been around for almost 150 years. It is named after Monsieur Alexandre Napoléon Bourjois who created the world's first powder blusher in 1863.
The brand originally created makeup for theatre performers but later branched out into makeup for the ordinary woman. The website, www.bourjois.co.uk has some interesting information about the brand's history and several pictures of vintage makeup designs.
Today, Bourjois aims to make Parisian style accessible to all by creating daring looks that don't break the bank.
Bourjois is famous for its 'little round pots' of blusher and eyeshadow, which come in a variety of colours. The little pots are plastic and each is the approximate colour of the product inside - therefore, blusher pots are mostly shades of pink while the eyeshadow pots are all the colours of the rainbow. The pots are generally plain, however my blusher pots aren't! I actually bought them from ASOS and was attracted by the packaging - they have vintage-style labels that have a bit of an Art Nouveau twist and were designed as limited editions to celebrate the anniversary of the brand.
The Bourjois Little Round Pot Powder Blusher is designed to be soft and velvety, highly pigmented with a pearl effect. It has a baked texture and is a fine pressed powder. The powder forms a kind of dome shape inside the compact, which also has a little mirror, and a mini curved blusher brush. It's ideal for taking out and about with you. I've found the blusher compact to be very secure and it doesn't come open by itself in my bag.
I have this blusher in three shades:
33 Lilas D'Or - a darker pink
34 Rose D'Or - a fairly bright pink
95 Rose de Jaspe - a dusky pink rose
All of these suit my pale skin and I use them on different occasions. Several different shades are available, including shades with brown or peach tones.
I tend to use the included brush with the blusher, as I find it perfectly adequate. It might be a bit small for some people though. I simply brush the brush across the top of the powder and sweep it across my cheeks. It blends easily and gives a slightly pearly pink glow to my cheeks. It looks very natural and I'm pleased with the effect.
I find the blusher lasts a good 8 or so hours on my skin. One application in the morning is all I need for a day at work. If I'm going out afterwards I take the blusher with me, which is very easy to do owing to its size and compact nature.
The blusher seems to last forever - none of my compacts look touched even though I've used them a considerable amount and have had them over a year. This makes the price of £7.49 seem very reasonable, particularly as Bourjois makeup is often on special offer e.g. 3 items for the price of 2.
Overall, I definitely recommend Bourjois Little Round Pots. The blusher comes in a variety of shades which look good and last ages, and the compacts are cute and easy to transport. They're reasonably priced too - definitely something I would buy again (if my current ones ever run out!).
Summary: Blusher from Bourjois