Today's Spring Fling focuses on two adorable little pots from Bourjois which I bought long ago in my first FeelUnique haul. On FeelUnique, these retail for around AU$15 which is five whole dollars cheaper than Priceline here in good ol' Oz. I got these in a buy two Bourjois products and get a limited time pot blusher. When I read "limited edition" I seriously thought it was a whole new limited edition shade, but turns out it was just the sticker on top that was limited, lol. Still, I am very happy with these as they are so cute, pretty and little to behold. Yeah, I live for presentation and packaging.
When I first opened a pot, the scent of powdery, sugared rose was almost over powering. I'm not the biggest fan of rose scents, but I actually kind of enjoy this as it's pleasant after a while. The blushes themselves are insanely pigmented which I am definitely pleased about. For those of you who have this fear of a layer forming over your baked powders before you even finish it and you happen to have/want this product, just make sure you never dip or swirl dirty/oily fingers and brushes into these products. Because they are so finely milled, yes even the shimmers running through them are very fine, they will be very susceptible to the layer developing.
I purchased Rose de Jaspe (Jasper Rose) and received the "limited edition" Rose D'Or (Golden Rose), my more favoured of the two being Rose de Jaspe as it does wonders for my warm-yellow skin tone. Any light-medium skinned Asian girls out there, you need Rose de Jaspe. Rose D'Or is much more on the pink side and has slightly less shimmers than the other one, but not by much. I swear, every time I swatch Nars Orgasm in store I always think of Rose D'Or. They are very close in colour and tone, although I do believe Rose D'Or is much more pigmented.
The brush it comes with has a convenient concave design so it sits neatly over the powder, but even though it is soft, I don't feel it is necessary. When I first applied this I was shocked at how much colour it actually brought to my lifeless cheeks. It was not a good look. Anyway, to apply this I use a small, pliable soft brush and lightly tap it into the powder, then lightly dust it over my cheeks. I found that was the best way to get a nice flush of rosy cheeks with a very subtle shine, as opposed to applying it like a normal or sheer blush which I reiterate, would only result in a big pink mess of rouge all over my face.
In all, Bourjois's Little Round Pot Blushers have been around for a very long time, and for very good reason. I highly recommend these as they are most definitely the best value-for-money drugstore blushers I have ever come across. Being so pigmented and compact they are not only great for travel but will also last forever.
Happy Mid-Spring! xx