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.

9 comments :

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

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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

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  2. I love the outside packaging!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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

    thriftyskies | beauty and trends ♡

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  4. 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

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  5. 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
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk/

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