Today's review is on my very first Bourjois purchase!
When I heard that Bourjois owned Chanel, I knew I had to give it's famous blushes a go!
Ok wait. Before I get into the review, some of you must be screaming 'Chanel owns Bourjois!' in your heads right now, I did some research on the whole who-owns-who fiasco but I'll leave the heavy reading for another post.
Now, let's get to the eye candy!
Introducing the Bourjois Blush in 16 Rose Coupe de Foundre.
(I can't for the life of me, pronounce this without butchering the beautiful name)
I was pretty surprised that the the lil round pot blush contained a cute arched brush and a mirror! Very handy when you like to apply makeup on the go because the whole round pot itself doesn't take up much space! No space was wasted on trying to fit in a brush.
The colour, Rose Coup de Foundre, I picked was the most coral/apricot colour I could find from the current collection. The formula's pretty shimmery with lots of gold micro shimmers, which gives you a beautiful healthy glow. Fortunately, this blush does not contain much larger shimmer particles that Bourjois's usually so fond of.
The blush applies like a dream and is super pigmented. I do not recommend swirling your brush to pick up the pigments, instead just lightly tap the brush on the blush and slowly build up the intensity according to your liking.
✽ Overall ✽
Overview: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♡
The Rose Coup de Foundre is a great everyday blush giving you a healthy flush with gold undertones. However, a light touch is needed during application due to the extreme pigmentation and immense amount of fall out.
Colour payoff: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Using the brush supplied, I lightly brushed the surface of the blush, gave it a slight tap and applied to my cheeks. The blush was so pigmented that I kinda said out loud 'FWAHHHHHHHHH!'.
So yeah, bottom line is, the blush's highly pigmented!
Application: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♡ ♡
The formula applied smoothly and blends in the skin beautifully. However, the blush tends of have a lot of fall out, so be careful when applying the blush!
Packaging: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♡
The famous little round pot, measuring roughly 4.5cm across complete with a brush and mirror. Perfect for travel without taking up unnecessary space! However, the packaging does not scream luxury (we love them luxury items) but it's simple and no nonsense packaging appeals to minimalist in me.
Scent: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♡
The blush smells like something my grandmother used to put. Like, rose talcum powder? I really can't put a finger to it, but to me, it smells like the talcum powder my grandmother loved. You could clearly pick up the scent when applying, but it doesn't linger after application.
❝ Pros ❞
Applies smoothly and blends well into the skin.
Great glow to cheeks when applied.
Convenient built in mirror and brush.
❝ Cons ❞
High amount of fall out.
Contains a lot of shimmer and some larger shimmer 'chunks' which some people would dislike.
Talcum-like scent which some may not like.
Soooo... Back to Chanel vs Bourjois. I did my research and got some answers but I'm not satisfied with my current research. XD
The million dollar question is, who do you think the parent company is?
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