Cream to powder blushes aren't a new revelation on the beauty front, we've seen Topshop, Clinique and Simply Beautiful, all of which have made a pretty decent stab at covering all bases in one blush. Most recently, Bourjois Paris has brought out their own range of blushes with this formulation to mark 150 years of it's iconic little round blush pots. It's their first foray into this area and, if their initial four colours are anything to go by, it's set to be a big hit. Having already graced many a beauty bloggers posts, I couldn't pass up the chance to try these little wonders for myself, especially being from a drugstore brand that I hold in high regard.
Looking at the packaging alone is enough to cause anyone to snap them all up just to display on their vanity dresser. Strong typography and easy to distinguish from each other with varying shades of colour; I'm a sucker for bold serif numbers! Light weight and striking, with a handy mirror concealed in the lid for quick and easy touch-ups throughout the day, Bourjois have hit the spot when it comes to look alone.
After cooing over the packaging, I couldn't help but notice the lightly fragranced aroma coming from the pan of each of the pots. It has traces of the healthy mix foundation to it, without being overwhelming. It's a welcome change from the typically strong chemical smell that most cream blushes seem to come with recently. Rubbing my finger in the pan I can feel how incredibly creamy and soft the texture is. After application to the apples of the cheek, you need to work fairly deftly to throughly blend it in to the skin but it strikes you at how pigmented the colour is and a little goes a long way. Once applied, I found the blush instantly looked a part of my natural colouring, it's so natural you would never believe you were wearing a blush at all. After having worn this all day at work with no need to 'freshen up' the blush throughout the day, I was hugely impressed with the longevity. Another added bonus!
01 Nude Velvet has a real summer vibe with its matte peach colour, an everyday shade that will look wonderful on slightly sun kissed skin with floral sundresses. 02 Healthy Glow lends more on the orange side of the spectrum, a pearly apricot that would suit most skin types, which definitely leaves the kind of glow intended.
03 Rose Tender is a real pink shade which also has a pearly finish, easily wearable and a colour that many people would write off until tried. 04 Sweet Cherry is the darkest of all the blushes, a deep matte brown-pink colour which will suit most if worn lightly as it has the most natural tones to it which all skin can blend in with.
Bourjois Cream Blush is available now for £7.99.