Bourjois Little Round Pot Cream Blush | Review

Tuesday 17 September 2013

There's a million and one reviews of these little beauties floating around but I just thought I'd add my thoughts into that mix. These were another couple of products that I picked up on my recent Superdrug splurge, I'd been debating whether or not to buy them for a while and decided to finally take the plunge - and I'm glad I did!

There are four shades currently available in this little selection and I decided to opt for shades 01 and 03 - Nude Velvet and Rose Tender as these are the lighter options and I thought they'd suit my skintone a little better than their slightly darker versions.

First up, how cute is the packaging? I've never owned any Bourjois blushes before but I just love the little pot with the handy mirror inside. My room is pretty dark at all times of day so having a mirror in the actual product makes it easier for me to pop to the window to make sure I'm not being too heavy handed!

The formula of the blush is stated to be cream to powder, which I think is pretty accurate. When you first dab your finger into the pot, it is definitely cream but once you've applied it to your cheeks and blended it in, it has lost the slightly tacky texture of a cream blush and sits like powder on your skin. For me, this is a winner as having skin verging on the side of dry, I don't have to worry about them sliding off my face throughout the day - they stay where they're put the whole day for me.
They aren't the most pigmented of blushes upon first application, although they don't take too long to build up to a suitable colour.
I find the best way to apply them is to dab a few spots on my cheeks and then blend in with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush for a natural, even finish.

Nude Velvet is a peachy coral tone which I just love, it compliments my complexion really well and doesn't look over the top, it has a matte finish and just gives you a natural glow. I like to pair this with a coral lip and it looks so pretty.
Rose Tender is a rose pink (duh) with small particles of shimmer that I didn't actually notice it had until I looked in the mirror later on (see above about what I said about my dark room, ha) and thought was fall out from my eye shadow that had miraculously placed itself neatly along my cheeks...  I don't think you can really see it in the swatch above and it is fairly subtle, so have no fear that you will look like a seven year old at a disco.

Overall, I'm definitely a fan of these little pots and I can definitely see myself picking up more shades in the future, especially if there are some Autumn/Winter shades released! These cost £7.99 each and although it seems like a lot for a small pot, I'm glad I invested - I've never finished a blusher yet, unless dropping and smashing one counts?!

Have you tried these blushes out? What did you think?


  1. I've not tried these but I have a Bourjois UNE cream blush from their natural cosmetics range which is gorgeous :) They sound like the exact same consistency as these!

    Ria x

    1. Ooh I never realised Bourjois owned Une! Think I actually did have a blush from that range but it's long gone haha! xx

  2. I've not tried any bonjours blushers as I saw a dodgy review on some of the normal blushers before, but i'll have to give the cream blushers a go as maybe they're an upgrade from the others :)


    1. Yeah, I never tried the powder ones either and when I tried to swatch these in store they had all dried up on the testers but I'm really pleased with them! x

  3. Dying to try this brand! I live vicariously through my fave uk bloggers who use this brand!! These are gorgeous shades, I need to get my hands on these!

    New follower btw, your pictures are lovely.

    xo, Janelle @ GlamorousMama

    1. Thank you Janelle! They are definitely worth grabbing if you can get your hands on them :) xx

  4. Ahh these to particularly are on the top of my wishlist! Might as well go and buy them finally!
    Merrie from The Chicc Boutique ♥

  5. These are pretty shades and the packaging is so cute! :) xx


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