There was much excitement and rave reviews for the latest blush offerings from Bourjois, which comes in the form of four different shades of cream blush. I received two of these – Nude Velvet (01) and Tender Rose (03) – and their timing couldn’t have been better as my cheeks are so dry from the pregnancy hormones that I’ve been crying out for a good cream blush. Nine times out of ten I end up disappointed with hyped products (not that that ever stops me getting excited about much-hyped product launches) so I’ve tried to get into better habits with new arrivals and to keep a completely open mind. Thankfully, these blushes completely live up to the hype and everything you read is true.
Not only do I have skin with quite a few red, acne scars, I also have quite a bit of redness from the sensitivity/dryness I’m currently suffering, so I’m avoiding all pink-toned blushes as even though I love them, they will exacerbate my problems. Tender Rose is a beautiful, girly pink shot through with the gentlest hint of shimmer to just add a bit of a glow. However, Nude Velvet has been my absolute star since the moment it arrived as it looks amazing natural and blends beautifully with my skin tone, it leaves me looking like I have a healthy flush of colour, but there’s no pink or red pigment meaning it doesn’t make the redness in my skin look any worse. I can see myself repurchasing Nude Velvet again and again as it’s just so perfect for my skin, and I would imagine similarly perfect for anyone pale. If you want to achieve that healthy glow that doesn’t look like it’s coming from make-up, then Nude Velvet is your new best friend.
Formula-wise, it’s interesting as even though it’s a cream product, the finish is powdery, yet it isn’t drying at all. Again, this just adds to the natural finish that I think all skin types will be able to take advantage of, although the driest of skins will need some decent prep. To apply, I use my Real Techniques Countering brush which I use to buff it into the higher points of my cheeks for a really natural finish. However, I’m confident fingers would work just as well, I just don’t like using my fingers for make-up application if I can help it. Total and utter rave for these amazing blushes which are now available everywhere for £7.99, however Boots currently have them for £6.99.