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?