Bourjois Blush in 34 Rose D'OR, photo, review, swatchesHave you owned a blush that's elusive? Yes, I feel Bourjois Blushes are very elusive.
Beware! This is a long post!
Last year, during my birthday /Bourjois haul, I received a few products as GWP. The blush was part of it. When I saw it, I fell in love, niether with the container, nor with the product itself, but with the image outside.
yes, it has this feel of the later part of the 19th century. I love images of that age. I don't know if you have seen the pictures of those chubby doe eyes plump girls with red lips and perhaps a bow in the hair, in the adverts of Coca-cola. I think Leopold cafe in Mumbai has them still. That was a very typically American. And this image is so Paris with the Eiffel!
yes, the above was the part I loved the most.
Since I was used to my regular powder blushes, when I tried this for the first time it appeared that the pigment won;t come up on the brush. Nest when I started blending it on, I think I did not see any color on my cheeks. I kept brushing on more. Then I thought I saw a little color. But when I went a little further away form the mirror I realized I looked horribly flushed!
Bottom line: Even on close inspection , it won;t make you look 'made-up', yet, do what it is supposed to-- give that flushed blushing effect which I started loving later on!
The blush itself comes in a dome shape . the container is nice and classy with a mirror, and has a brush. I personally find the brush useful to pick up colors and the shape helps me to put it on nicely. Even though I use my blush brush, I don't mind using the applicator on the go.
the blush itself is a bit hard and has golden and silver veins in it. it gives a dewy finish instead of glittery ones. Just the right amount to give a subtle brightness, yet not shimmery enough to be noticed.
- I cannot sufficiently over-emphasize how I love the image.
- The packing is quite chic as well as useful.
- Since the blush is a bit hard than the normal powder ones, I am glad that there is an applicator stiff enough to pick up colors, yet not scratchy enough to irritate the skin.
- The shade is just too lovely!
- You need not be afraid that if you are being click up close, your blush would show up being too made up. Whatever the intensity is, it doesn't look 'made up' on the skin.
- Has a mild rosy fragrance which is not very strong. But if you are digging your nose into it, you can smell it.
- Finely milled and not glittery. Somewhere between sheeny and shimmery.
- has golden undertone ( my shade has it)
- Another point worth noting, the cases comes in the shades of the blush itself. So, if you own more than one, you won;t have to fidget around.
- Never broke me out.
Now the dislikes:
YES! There are!
- The blush hardens up in due course of time. if you are not using it up, chances are there that your money would go down the drain. Mine hardened up too because I let it sit for around 4 months. I kept brushing the top with the applicator brush provided and now it's behaving normally again.
- Pigmentation . It could be better, but since it does that no-makeup-yet-flushed look, I am ok with it
|The best that showed up in the photo|
Price and Quantity: 550 INR ( approx) for 2.5 grams!
Do I recommend? I really am confused.
Shall I repurchase? I may. After this long post, I realized, I actually like it. ( Don't forget I am a woman)
What's your thought? To buy or not to buy?