There are two new additions to the Bourjois Delice de Poudre range, one of which I can see become a staple in many a make-up kit. There’s a Gold Bronzing Powder which isn’t doing much for me as it’s chock full of shimmer, but having swatched it I’m thinking it’d make a rather wonderful eyeshadow shade, especially used alongside the other new arrival for achieving that lovely, bronzey summer glow.
The arrival that I, and most others, are excited about is the Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder and Highlighter, which together make a very affordable and rather fabulous contouring duo. The basics of contouring involve using a light, often shimmery shade for bringing features forward into the light and a dark, usually matte shade for forcing features back into the dark, which allows you, in theory and assuming you’re any good, to change the shape of your facial features.
The Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder and Highlighter makes contouring a lot easier due to the easy and blendable shades. The highlighting powder is nice and light without being too stark whilst the deeper, bronzing shade is deep and just matte enough to make this duo a great contouring kit for those who have always wanted to give it a go but weren’t sure where to start. It’s worth pointing out that Bourjois have uploaded this handy video to the Boots site – link – to help you kick-start your contouring journey.
I’ve had a few goes with this fabulous duo and I was really happy with the results. I used a medium sized, fairly fluffy brush and it was really easy to get the definition I was hoping for. The flash has made the darker shade look a little muddy on my skin, but the finish was actually very natural and gentle. Obviously if you build up the colour too much then you can easy blend it out as the formula is spot-on for this. I don’t really have an opinion either way of the Gold Bronzing Powder other than it’s a pretty, shimmery shade, but I would absolute recommend the Bronzing Powder and Highlighter for anyone who wants to give contouring a go. Both sets are available for the extremely good value of £7.99 each, and if you fancy both then there’s buy one get one half price at Boots here – link.