Bourjois Java Rice Powder | Review

Friday 18 October 2013

I have absolutely been loving Bourjois this past year. They were previously a brand I completely overlooked but now I own a fair amount of products by them and I love them all.
The latest addition to my growing collection is the Java Rice Powder. Bourjois are celebrating their 150th anniversary this year so they decided to re-release their best selling powder with a 21st Century spin.

The exterior packaging is just so cute, I love it! The interior though I'm not a massive fan of. Despite it having a rotating function so that the powder is kept shut off for travelling/storage purposes I still find it a pain trying to get the right amount of powder out and it still spills all over the inside, no matter how hard I try to stop that happening.

The powder itself though, is a treat. It has a distinct floral scent to it, it reminds me a little bit of talcum powder but I think it smells lovely! Really old fashioned and I feel all fancy applying it to my face. It doesn't linger though, if that's not your cup of tea.

Upon first inspection/swatch it looks a pearlescent pink colour with little particles of glitter that looks a bit too much to apply as a all over face powder. However, once applied with a big, fluffy brush the powder gives you a lovely, healthy glow with no glitter particles in sight. It comes in a transparent shade, so it is suitable for all skin tones too - bonus.

Not only does it manage to illuminate your skin but it works fantastically as a setting powder, mattifying your skin to keep those pesky oily spots at bay throughout the day. I don't have massively oily skin, just a little across my my t-zone but it helps keep it less shiney for 6-8 hours before it could do with being re-applied.


  1. The sounds and looks lovely, the interior packaging could be annoying though I agree.

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

    1. Yeah it's a shame it couldn't have been a pressed powder perhaps! x

  2. I am so so desperate to get my hands on this - It just looks so cute! Xx

    thriftyskies | beauty and trends ♡

  3. Oooh! This sounds like a lovely product!! Thanks for sharing. I nice glowing look is my FAV. I love your blog, it's gorgeous! New follower FOR SURE!
    <3 can't wait to read some more
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

  4. I've been loving Bourjous this year too after not being bothered by their products before. I've been meaning to try this so now that you've said how good it is I want to try it even more. The packaging is gorgeous too!

    Hannah x

  5. It looks really pretty!



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