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Bourjois Little Round Pot Cream Blush Review + Swatches

16:15Alice Grace

bourgeois little round pot cream blushes review
bourgeois little round pot cream blushes review

When Summer reluctantly decides to show its face, products in powder formulations are put to one side and creamy consistencies replace them. Heavy, obvious powders aren't pretty in the glorious sunshine, but cream products keep every look more natural and fresh. Glowing and luminous is the look I'm after and, finally, the drugstore brands are pulling their finger out and providing us with some much-needed, cheaper, cream formulations. Bourjois's Little Round Pot Cream Blushes have caused a bit of a blog sensation, as of late. As soon as they hit the market, people were rushing to get their hands on them, including myself.

Consistency wise, they feel very creamy and smooth, to begin with. They are a cream to powder formula, though, resulting in them being quite dry for a cream product. Rather than having a glossy or wet look to them, they have more of a satin finish, once on the skin. So, if you have oily skin and are wary of creamy products, these may be a great choice, as they aren't at all greasy. I don't find that they disrupt any of my base makeup, like some dewy, super-luminous cream blushes can and they don't exaggerate my pores. During wear, they remain looking gorgeous, with only some slight fading. I'm not a fan of the cheap, fake fragrance of them, but it doesn't linger on the skin. In bright, Summer daylight, these look much more natural, compared to powder formulas and I've been totally addicted to these blushes, reaching for them pretty much daily!

The colour payoff of all four shades is very good, but they aren't scary, extra bright shades and are all wearable, in my opinion. This makes them especially good for any blush newbies, who aren't too confident with cream blush application. When it comes to applying these Bourjois beauties, my weapon of choice is the Real Techniques stippling brush. The duo-fibre hairs allow you to achieve a light application, that can be built up, to achieve an intense effect, if you like a stronger colour. With blush, I would always recommend adding it onto the cheek in light layers, so that you don't end up resembling a clown. 

bourgeois little round pot cream blushes 01 nude velvet review

01 Nude Velvet is the palest shade in the line up and is a peachy-pink, containing no shimmer. On the cheek, it looks much brighter compared to in the pan and it's a great pick-me-up for dull, tired complexions.

bourgeois little round pot cream blushes 02 healthy glow review

02 Healthy Glow is more of an orangey-coral colour, dusted through with a small amount of golden shimmer. It may be slightly too orange for fairer skin tones, but it really does add a lovely, warm sheen to the skin.

bourgeois little round pot cream blushes 03 rose tender review

03 Rose Tender is a classic, cool-toned rose shade, which leans ever so slightly lilac. This has significantly more shimmer in it, yet it's a silver rather than golden. To me, this seems to be the most radiance boosting shade in Bourjois' collection.

bourgeois little round pot cream blushes 04 sweet cherry review

04 Sweet Cherry is a warm, reddish-pink colour and is the deepest shade in the collection, by far. Although the picture below makes it look as though it does, this one has no shimmer in it (those small dots are just some sort of bubbles on the surface of the product). My favourite of them all, this may look scary in the pan, but it looks so nice on the skin. Be careful not to go overboard with this shade, though and make sure it isn't placed too close to the centre of the face, as it could end up giving you a ruddy-looking complexion.

bourgeois little round pot cream blush swatches
Swatches L-R: 01 Nude Velvet, 02 Healthy Glow, 03 Rose Tender, 04 Sweet Cherry

Costing £7.99 each, I'd say they're quite expensive for a drugstore blush, especially when you consider that you only get a measly 2.5g of product for your money. However, if you bide your time, eventually a 3-for-2 offer will roll around in Boots, making them more affordable. The little round, plastic pots that the blushes are housed in, are a classic for Bourjois packaging. Being slim, they fit easily into a makeup bag and the small, but handy mirror is a great addition. The outer colouring of the packaging indicates the shade inside, which makes them perfect to grab, when rushing about.

With cream blush formulations, sometimes the product can start to form a bobbly texture on the surface, after a while. Don't worry, all you need to do is wipe over the surface and mix the cream up a bit, as it has just started to separate a little. Unless the blush begins to smell dodgey, it should be absolutely fine to continue using it.

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  1. I LOVE all four of these blushers, they're amazing!!!! I couldn't pick one as a favourite, they're all so lovely xx

    Gemma ♥ | Ɱiss Ɱakeup Ɱagpie

    1. I know! I haven't stopped using them since I picked them up! :) x


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