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.