Cream blushes are a staple in my make-up collection. They are so versatile and can be used on the cheeks, lips or even eyelids and are perfect for that fresh dewy make-up look that's so on trend at the moment. So when I heard that Bourjois were releasing a cream blush back in early May, I couldn't wait to get my hands on them!
Then the realisation hit that I live in Australia and it hit home that I may not be able to even set eyes on this product for another year. That was until I spotted them on ASOS and suddenly the heavens seem to open (yes, sounds dramatic I know!). So straight to the little ASOS bag it went and I purchased them in all available shades. Also important to know, that if you are a student, sign up to UNiDAYS and you receive an extra 10% off full priced items (Cha ching!).
L-R: Nude Velvet, Healthy Glow, Rose Tender, Sweet Cherry
"Cream Blush uses an innovative new cream-to-powder technology that blends onto your cheeks effortlessly for a fresh and natural complexion.
Its silky smooth formula gives a second-skin feel and natural glow that lasts day long!
Available in 4 trendy healthy glow shades, to warm up and enhance all complexions.
And it's good for my skin:
- Poppy extracts provide second-skin comfort feel
- Mango butter extracts leave your skin feeling super soft
- Apricot extracts enhance your healthy glow"
CAPRYLYL METHICONE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, TRIETHYLHEXYL TRIMELLITATE, C30-45 OLEFIN, ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYSTEARATE, POLYBUTENE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL, HYDROGENATED APRICOT KERNEL OIL, PAPAVER RHOEAS FLOWER EXTRACT, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, CINNAMYL ALCOHOL, EUGENOL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, TOCOPHEROL. [+/- (MAY CONTAIN) :MICA, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 45380 (RED 22 LAKE), CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE), CI 15850 (RED 6), CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE), CI 12085 (RED 36), CI 15880 (RED 34 LAKE), CI 15985 (YELLOW 6 LAKE), CI 17200 (RED 33 LAKE), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE), CI 45410 (RED 28 LAKE), CI 47005 (YELLOW 10 LAKE), CI 73360 (RED 30 LAKE), CI 75470 (CARMINE), CI 77000 (ALUMINUM POWDER), CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES), CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE), CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN), CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET)].
Nude Velvet: Pinky Peach - no shimmer present
Healthy Glow: Peachy coral - very slight shimmer
Rose Tender: Pink Rose - very slight shimmer
Sweet Cherry: Deep Pink - no shimmer present
In Sunlight L-R: Nude Velvet, Healthy Glow, Rose Tender, Sweet Cherry
In natural light L-R: Nude Velvet, Healthy Glow, Rose Tender, Sweet Cherry
So here's the run down:
Price: As mentioned, I found these on ASOS and they were $14.00
Packaging: Small round Bourjois blush style pot with a magnetic closure and mirror inside.
Consistency: Creamy, smooth
Fragrance: A very light fruity rose smell that's barely noticeable unless you stick your nose in the pot.
Application: Very easy to blend with finger tips or stippling brush. Easily to build up colour or sheer out for a natural, barely there look.
Longevity: I found that it lasted fairly well and was still present on my cheeks toward the end of the day. However, you can build intensity very easily, layer products, or even touch up on the go.
Colour Range: I wouldn't say they released a range of colours that are vastly different from one another, but on the positive they are all very wearable shades. However, I'm not sure if they would show up particularly well on darker skin tones.
Finish: A cream to powder formulation that looks very natural on the skin and yes, it does have a second-skin feel.
Overall impressions: A great release from Bourjois, that I find reaching to on an everyday basis. Easy to use and blend, and I find it works well on all foundation basis, or bare skin for a natural looking blush.
Have you got them? Enjoying them?
Ellen Rozalia xx