11 June 2013

Bourjois Cream Blushes, worth the hype?

A picture of Bourjois Cream Blushes

Think back fourteen months ago when I had just started this blog and the idea of wearing blush was terrifying to me. I started to dip my toes into blushes last Summer after seeing far too many beautiful shades and finishes in blushes both high-street and high-end which completely caught my eye, meaning I had to get comfortable wearing blush. Before I started this blog, me and blush just did not get along. I have naturally very rosy cheeks, which is why I like more medium to full coverage foundations. I love bronzer because it works well against my naturally tanned olive skin tone. Blush? I was scared of blush. After a long journey with a lot of trial and error, I'm now pretty content wearing blush and actually feel like I look odd when I don't wear blush. In fact, the Infamous eBay Blush Palette really was a turning point for me and blush and it made me experiment, and now I'm comfortable with any shade you throw at me. With the right application and the right technique, anyone can wear blush and look absolutely fab. 

A picture of Bourjois Cream Blushes

It's only this year that I have begun to branch out to different kind of blushes. Is it just me or has cream blush made a stir craze this year? It seems every brand is releasing new cream formulas, new cream blushes and new colour ranges. Everywhere I look, bloggers are sharing their latest cream blush find. But for so long I avoided cream blush, I didn't think it would work for me and if you aren't sure how to work a product, I think it can be quite intimidating. Unfortunately this was down to a bad experience I had with one of Topshop's cream blushes. I couldn't make it work for me at all and not only did it completely put me off of Topshop makeup, it put me off of cream blushes altogether. So what changed my mind? Kevyn Aucoin, Stila, Illamasqua, MaxFactor, oh yes, I've dipped my toes into the cream blushes of a silly amount of brands lately and I will be sharing my thoughts on those here on the blog very soon, but today I want to share my thoughts on four colourful, pretty little pots which I am reaching for every, single, day. 

A picture of Bourjois Cream Blushes

The Bourjois Cream Blushes are, for me, one of my favourite makeup releases of the year. I've always been a fan of Bourjois, their products and especially their packaging, but the new cream blushes have a much more slim lined packaging and boy is it a hit with me. I love how sleek, small and compact they are whilst still giving you plenty of product to last a long time. Still similar to Bourjois' trademark blusher packaging, but modern, fresh and eye catching. I'm a sucker for good packaging, and good scents, I think they help me decide whether I love a product as much as the product itself! The colour range isn't the biggest, just four shades, 01 Nude Velvet, 02 Healthy Glow, 03 Rose Tender and 04 Sweet Cherry, but the shades in the range are actually pretty broad and it wouldn't surprise me if all skin tones could pull at least one of these shades off. Of the four my favourite shades are 01 Nude Velvet, a subtle, warming peach shade and 02 Healthy Glow, a more vibrant but still flattering coral. 03 Rose Tender and 04 Sweet Cherry are just as nice, but darker, warmer shades which I think will come into their own in the colder months. Of all the cream blushes I have so far tried I think the formula of these is my favourite by far. A cream to powder formula, with great pigmentation, quite easily to apply and blend, did I mention long-lasting? I can grab one of these, pop it on the apple of my cheeks for a pop of colour and I'm set for the day. I use my Real Techniques Contour Brush to apply all of my cream blushes - I did buy the Real Techniques Stippling Brush after it was recommend as the perfect brush for cream blushes, but I've found it doesn't dry into shape once washed so I prefer my Contour brush. I've never had to touch up throughout the day with these - ever. Their pretty mighty little pots of magic. I've grown to absolutely adore these blushes, and I really do think they will be featuring in my top favourites of the year, the perfect high-street cream blush, available in Boots, Superdrug and online, £6.99

A picture of Bourjois Cream Blushes

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  1. I am still so scared of cream blushes but after reading this I am definately going to give them a bash. Thanks for the tip re the RT Contour brush!

    Carrie x

    cazmosworld.com

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    1. They can take time to get used to but they are lovely! xo

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  2. I haven't tried a cream blush yet! I want to try these first because they're so much more affordable. Hopefully I get along with these :)

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. So, so purse-friendly and with a great shade range xo

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  3. I'm glad you mentioned about the Real Techniques Stippling brush not drying properly as mine does this too. I contacted them yesterday as I have no problems with the other brushes!

    I've been using cream blushers for months & I love No7 & MUA are shockingly great for the money, Dolly is my favourite shade :)

    Sarah
    Fortytherapy.blogspot.com

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    1. I think it's just the fact it's a stippling brush - I struggle with stippling brushes in general xo

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  4. The shades I'm after are always sold out - shows their popularity I guess! I'm going to camp outside Boots before opening on Saturday morning in hope to finally pick one up! :)

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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    1. Some serious online searching needs to be done, in that case :P xo

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  5. Oh how lovely shades....I recently love cream blushes, the last one I loved is by Face stockholm.... check it out in my blog if you like.
    kisses from Greece
    Mary
    fairymakeuptales.blogspot.gr

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  6. Ohh I've been lusting after these for a while. I love that you are liking them so much! I must give them a go.

    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

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    1. Did you decide to give them a go? :) xo

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  7. I picked up Rose Tender last week and am in love, was wondering what brush would be best to apply it with so will give it a go with my contour brush!xxx

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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    1. I hope the Contour Brush works for you! :) xo

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  8. I'm yet to try a cream blush, will have to pick one of these up after my spending ban is over x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I hope your spending ban goes well xo

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  9. I adore my Bourjois Cream to Powder Blushes. I was actually shocked that the formula did what it said. Number 4 has fast become my favourite, even though I thought it would end up being far too dark on my pale skin! x

    Adrienne | Late Night Nonsense

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    1. They've definitely been one of the more amazing launches on the high-street this year I think :) xo

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  10. oh they look so lovely! I just ordered a few!! can’t wait for them ^_^
    great post hun! love the pictures! big hugs <3

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    1. I hope you love them as much as me! And thank you :) xo

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  11. We're very similar in the way that we both used to be scared of wearing blushes, and it's only in recent months that I've started to delve into them. I always describe myself as a 'blush beginner' but I've had absolutely no problem using these ones from Bourjois and love every single shade. They're perfect! xx

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    1. Blush beginner, I like that :) Glad you love these as much as me! xo

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  12. I love the way you write, it's like talking to you in person! I'm still pretty scared of blushes myself but have been wanting to try these for ages.

    Jodie xo
    à la Jode

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    1. Thank you Jodie, it means a lot that you like the way I write my posts! xo

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  13. I'm purchasing a couple of these post spending ban!xx

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    1. Ohh, how has your spending ban gone? xo

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  14. Cream blushes have definitely made a splash! I have really wanted to try one of the Bourjois blushes since I've seen them raved about everywhere, but love all of the shades and couldn't pick, and could not dent my wallet by buying all of them. I wish!
    In all honesty, I prefer powder blushes. I find application easier, and I get a more natural look. However, I do love cream blushes for the possibility of intensity. I find them super easy to build up which is great from time to time.

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    1. Wait for a good offer in Boots then treat yourself to them! :) xo

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  15. I tend to always stick to powder blush as I get worried that cream blush will alter my foundation due to needing more effort to work in? Not sure if that's the case though,I really want to give these a go!

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    1. It doesn't alter my foundation :) I use the same amount of pressure (if using a brush) as I would with powder, and an even lighter hand with my finger tips! xo

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