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.
They both so pretty! I have 02 Healthy Glow.
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They look like such pretty colours!! I’ve been looking at these in Boots for some time…I might have to get one!! These kinds of colours you can always wear year round!X