omg the scent is killing me! it;s a heavy rosy smell i absolutely HATE! i just cannot stand it~
blush is soooo hard to pick, has low staying power and goes on chalky! the brush that comes with it is useless. i have it in #17 ROSE FOUGUE and the only thing i like about it is the colour-barbie pink. nothing else.
This is my go-to blush. I use the Rose D'or shade (a pretty pink with a slight golden gleam) every day and its great. It makes me look healthy and awake. The golden shimmery bits are subtle and highlight the cheekbones.
I highly recommend this, its been my favourite for years.
I really like this blush. It is still going strong, despite the fact that I consistently used it everyday for nearly a year. I love the shimmery gold undertone to it paired with the warm pink - it's a beautiful colour. I use the shade Rose D'or and it's a really beautiful colour against my very pale skin. To stop it fading, I will use a little concealer and moistouriser under the blush which definitely helps. The packaging is also very pretty and is very handy for throwing it in your purse, especially with the cute mirror in the lid. However the little brush it came with it was terrible, I use my blush brush instead and threw that little brush out. This blush also smells gorgeous, very floral and pretty! I must say though, the colour pay off is not fantastic. You have to work very hard to get the product to show up on your face and then sometimes it will look a little too bright, making you look quite flustered. I think the formulation of this blush is a little too hard - maybe if the blush itself was a softer consistency this wouldn't be such an issue.
HMMM... I'm a little iffy when it comes to this blush.
PROS: i Love love love the colour range and the shimmer it gives.
CONS: it has no staying power and is hard to access the tiny product.
the brush provided is terrible. its harsh on the skin and doesnt provide a flawless application.
Its best applied using a better quality brush, however, its then hard to access if you dont have a blush brush small enough to access the product.
All in all, i wont buy this again because of its inconvienice but as i said.
The colour range is tops!
oh no, what to do?
im kind of on the fence here......
Love this product, have been using it for years - I have a pretty sallow skintone at times and blush is one of my desert-island essentials to avoid the death warmed-up look! I've tried loads looking for the perfect product, and this is a close as it gets I think. It stays put for a long time (I use it on top of Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser and translucent pressed powder) and has good pigment intensity (I use the bright pink cendre de rose brun shade). It looks very natural so long as you're not too heavy-handed. ?Is it the same as Chanel? - it does seem very similar! Its also cheap as chips compared to my usual purchases. Main gripe is that the packaging falls apart easily - dome of blush gets unstuck from its base, or lid falls off- but I do cart it about in my bag when I'm out at night because the dinky brush and mirror it come with are great for touchups. Love the smell, very evocative of my youth!
love the packaging - mirror is very handy for on the go touch-ups & unlike many others i actually like the brush & use it to apply daily, i bought Rose Eclat however i have asian skin with the typical yellow undertones & i think it can look a little orangey, will definitely try some of the other colours though
Lovely little pots of joy; beautiful packaging, matching the colour inside (except the oldest one, Cendre de rose brune). Many colours available, there should be something there for most people: check Jojoba's review for the fullest run-down on the whole wide web! Here's the full set c/o www.bourjois.fr (click "continued" for link to work).
The contents are domed, and baked. Hence minimal ingredients list. The mini mirror inside is useful, the fitted teeny brush is not. I haven't yet found a use for it, but put it in the tool box in case my BH can dream up some McGyverish scheme for it. As others have noted, this blush *is* hard and can be hard to pick up or seem dry. Scraping the top gently with a dry toothbrush helps (for me anyway), but it does need some work with a blusher brush: I managed to irritate and scratch my skin (hence down to a 4), and resorted to using (clean) finger-tips, which works well for the apple of the cheek.
The powders all carry the classic Bourjois scent: rose, vanilla, peach, violet flower, maybe some lily of the valley. Love it or hate it (I love it, and am highly allergic to many smells - but this scent is happily nostalgic for me).
I've recently been adventuring for the first time into the dark regions of blush. This is scary for a pale blue person (NW15 or N1 on a more colourful day) with freckles. Anything with more blue-violet in it brings out my natural blueness; so the more "pure" pinks came out a bit artificial-looking on me. Going the other way, anything with too much coral/rust comes out orange. Sigh. I spent many happy hours trying colours out on my arm and corner of jaw, consulted MUA Productville and the Boards (thanks Satinette and Georgiasweety!), and found some colours that are lovely on the fairest of the fair:
35 Lune d'or: the most delicate wash of peachy-pink, with lots of gold shimmer. Barely shows even on pale skin, so cannot be over-applied. Might also work on darker skins as a highlighter. This became my first ever daily blush - I love it, makes me look more alive with only the slightest hint of discernible colour. Works brilliantly with freckles.
33 Lilas d'or and 95 Rose de Jaspe were the next lightest: pale rose-pinks.
33 Lilas d'or was another of the golden-glitter family (hence "d'or"), slightly more of a mauve so with more pink-violet, and darker. It was hard to apply without verging on the garish - i.e. too strong for me.
95 Rose de Jaspe I prefer (and bought and wear): more of a dusky rose - so with a little more beige-brown in the mix; less golden sparkle; easy to apply a faint wash that just makes you look very slightly flushed. It's more peachy than the other paler Bourjois blushes, so works well on the pale blue of hue. Not a hundred miles from Nars Orgasm - Rose is, well, a touch more rose-pink.
34 Rose d'or was slightly darker, with more violet/lilac in it, very cool-toned. It's goldenly glittery again. Too strong and pink on me. A true pink, if you're looking for that sort of thing.
I tried others out on my arm, just for fun, but it was clear they'd be too pink/purple, or dark, or simply clownish on me. But this is to do with the combination of pale blue skin and freckles, tricky for colour matching! There are the most beautiful pinks; and rusty browns like Rose coup de foudre, Tomette, Brun poudré; some gorgeous shades that look like they could be used as bronzers too.
Some of the eye-shadows (lovely little pots of joy again) could be used as highlighters. More pearly than gilded, for the most part, they could work as whisper-light blushers that are even more delicate than Lune d'or:
Rose peau 15 is palest pink,
Rose perle 03 and Ambre nude 16 are light nude / beige / peaches,
and Beige rosé 08 is slightly deeper.
See www.bourjois.com for colours (click "continued" for links).
Costs a blissful EUR 10.00 ish in Europe; not tested on animals; no irritation on this otherwise rather irritable skin.
UPDATE (2008-06): I *have* had a slight irritation issue: this was due to a known irritant in another product (that I used anyway, stupid me), and this was one of the items I was using that didn't help. Stopping using it helped. Going back to it - skin broke out a bit on the cheeks. I'm keeping this for Special Occasions, but for everyday purposes, it's over to good solid reliable Clinique.
I was contemplating buying the mousse blush from Maybelline, but bought this instead - another wonderful product from Bourjois! I have this in Rose D'or, and it is perfect for me. It is subtle and smells lovely. The brush that comes with it is okay, but I prefer to use a different brush that is bigger and easier to hold. I think it will last a long time, but I will definitely repurchase it if needs be. :)
I have been using this for quite a while. I noticed that my brush is picking up the shimmer but not the color. I scraped the top of the blush and the color magically appeared when i applied. It would have been better if there was no need for this to be done because it was just a waste of product. The colors are great and even if I have to scrape some all over again I think it would still be worth it.
okay so here we go. i've been wanting to buy this blush n to try bourjois products for some time now. so the blush. it's quite nice,but u gotta apply it correctly. its not heavily pigmented,looks like a nice flush,the packaging is cute,the brush is useless and the quantity is less.it's difficult for the brush (any brush) to pick up color easily,so you have to work on it n it takes time.but still,the color is sweet,the quality and price quite reasonable.but i dunno if i will b repurchasing tho. will update.n oh yeah i don mind the scent.right now m happy with the product,but like i said,i think it makes for careful application.