06/06/2013

Pretty Little Pots

Hello! It's no secret that I love blush. So, when Ozsale had Bourjois on, everything for $8, I jumped at the chance to try out a couple of their Little Round Pot blushes.


I picked up two shades, 34 Rose d'Or and 16 Rose Coup de Foudre
Packaging wise, they are très cute. The little pots are colour coordinated so very easy to discern between shades. They feature an easy magnetic closure, a mirror (though it's really too small for practicality) and a brush (again, not very practical in terms of shape, but it's definitely not as scratchy as others - so not completely useless). These certainly are little though, packing only 2.5g worth of product.


Rose Coup de Foudre, Rose d'Or
Before I begin describing the shades, I want to mention that these are heavily fragranced. I don't find the smell too offensive - it's a musky, sweet and powdery floral but I can definitely imagine that sensitive skins could possibly be bothered by it. The scent does linger on brushes and the face. It is very strong, and is definitely headache-inducing if you sniff it for too long. I don't mind lightly fragranced powders, but in my opinion, this was a bit much. 

Onto the colours though!

Rose Coup de Foudre, Rose d'Or

Rose Coup de Foudre, Rose d'Or

These powders are very smooth and don't kick up any powder. Initially they are very pigmented and apply well (I'll chat about that a bit later). I find they last pretty well on the skin, the average for a powder blush. Rose Coup de Foudre is definitely my favourite of the two, purely because I find these sorts of shades flatter my complexion really well. It is a peachy-apricot shade with a hint of pink and a lovely golden sheen. Rose d'Or is one I haven't got as much use out of as I'm not really one for pink blush, but I had to pick it up because of what I had seen of it online, and my collection is lacking slightly in the pink department. It is a really pretty mid-tone medium pink with the same gold shimmer-sheen.


I'm not sure if this is the case with all baked products, but these Bourjois blushes are known to 'seal off' (I believe that is the correct term...). This basically means the surface of the powder begins to harden and it is quite hard to get any pigment from the blush. To correct that, I simply scratch away the surface with a cotton bud and it's pretty much as good as new. It's a detail I can overlook, but it is kind of annoying and a bit product wasting (not that I see myself going through these anytime soon).


While I absolutely adore the colours I own, I won't be picking up anymore. I feel that these are way too overpriced for what they are and I'm very glad I picked them up at a discounted price. They retail for AUD$20 for only 2.5g. That, and the fact that quite often I have to scratch the surface of the powder. 

Have you guys tried these, thoughts?

17 comments:

  1. Insane, Bourjois is already a brand that is overpriced not to mention only for 2.5g of product! Good to hear you got them discounted because if you had paid full price for those, that would be so disappointing. Plus I don't really fancy scented products :\

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    1. It is a very small amount for the price - essence is so much cheaper and you get so much more product in some cases!

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  2. I hv this one in Rose frisson and love it! But i agree it seals off! I use the tip of the brush it comes with to scrape it
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    1. Mm, that's a good idea. It's quite annoying though, isn't it?

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  3. I have a few of these and love them - I was lucky enough to pick them up for only $4 when Target was having a sale! I don't see myself paying full price sadly.
    I do really like the quality of the blushes though! :)
    xx

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    1. Oh yeah, that 75% off sale? That was before I was really into makeup, but I'm sure if I was I would've picked up so many!

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  4. I agree, Bourjois is overpriced :(
    But the packaging is cute and the colors look really nice xx

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    1. They are nice but they're only really worth it when they're on sale.

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  5. I also got a few of these when they were just under $5, it was like hitting the jackpot. I hate how they seal though - usually I'm too lazy to get a cotton bud or toothpick to scratch the surface so I just try to pack on as much as I can with multiple layers, which only gives the faintest flush :p

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    1. It's really good that you go them so cheap! It is so annoying when they seal that usually, if I'm in a rush, I tend not to reach for them.

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  6. Oh really lovely blushes I really want try Bourjois!
    Really cute review!
    xx

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  7. I have always been curious about these since they pop up in Lisa Eldridge videos. They remind me a bit of the Milani baked blushes which are much cheaper it seems! I think I would enjoy the peachier shade too rather than the pink. Enjoy them :)

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    1. I've heard heaps of good things about the Milani blushes and am so tempted to try them!

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  8. I really wish Bourjois was cheaper here in Australia. Because they're so expensive I hadn't had the chance to experiment with much of their products :(

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    1. I really wish EVERYTHING was cheaper here.

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