Bourjois Cream Blush #02 Healthy Glow
Bourjois is one of my favourite brands. My love affair with Bourjois started when I first got disappointed at the Mac counter. I had been searching for Mac Ruby Woo lipstick, had even pre-booked it once, but when I went to purchase it, it was out of stock. The SA apologized for the confusion and the inconvenience caused, gave a few free samples; but I still could not hide my disappointment. I then started searching for a dupe, and found a very similar lip liner named Rouge Soyeux at the Bourjois counter. That was my first trip to Bourjois (around 2 years back); and I still go there very often, since I just love their products.
These blushes have not yet been launched in India (as far I as know, please correct me if I am wrong). I got two cream blushes after reading about such type of blushes on IMBB. These blushes were so easy to apply, and looked extremely pretty, especially in winters. These could also be used as a base for the powder blushes, so as to increase the wear time of the blushes. I am, definitely, not a pro in applying makeup, as well as in choosing the right colors for my skin. Hence, I decided to buy these budget versions of cream blushes, before purchasing any of the expensive ones. I bought two of these, and have been very pleased with them indeed. In fact, I am delighted.The packaging looks just like the Bourjois little round pot baked blush (which have been around since 150 years!!!!). I have reviewed one of them (#03 Rose Tender); today I will be reviewing the other one in my stash.
About the Product: For the first time in 150 years, Bourjois reinvents its iconic Little Round Pot blush! Cream Blush uses an innovative new cream-to-powder technology that blends onto your cheeks effortlessly for a fresh and natural complexion. Its silky smooth formula gives a second-skin feel and natural glow that lasts day long! Available in 4 trendy healthy glow shades, to warm up and enhance all complexions.
And it’s good for skin:
• Poppy extracts provide second-skin comfort feel
• Mango butter extracts leave your skin feeling super soft
• Apricot extracts enhance your healthy glow
• 01- NUDE VELVET: A light and delicate peach with a matte finish for a subtle effect
• 02- HEALTHY GLOW: A vibrant and slightly pearly apricot pink for immediate healthy glow effect
• 03- ROSE TENDER: A soft pink with pearly finish for baby doll complexion
• 04- SWEET CHERRY: A deep matte brown-pink for a fresh outdoor complexion
My experience with Bourjois Cream Blush #02 Healthy Glow :
The blush comes in a round plastic pot, which had a flip top lid. All the details are written on the packaging.The lid closes with a magnetic snap, so it is extremely travel friendly. The color of the pot corresponds with the shade inside. The lid has a mirror on the inside, which though small, is extremely convenient for application on the go. Inside, the blush looks exactly like the famous Bourjois little round pot baked blush, except that it is flat.
The shade Healthy Glow, is a warm toned peachy to almost coral shade, which actually looks great on both warm and cool skin tones. It has subtle microshimmer particles in it, which do not show on the skin at all. Instead, it indeed gives a very warm, healthy glow on to the face. In fact, it is extremely apt for day time wear and for evening outs as well. It is extremely suitable for everyone, especially for people who live in colder parts of the world, or with extremely pale skin, or during winters, for a flush of warmth on the face. Even during summers and spring, it will look just perfect. This will also be suitable for any festive occasion for a warm, bronzy look. You may even skip the highlighter part, when you apply this. Very pale beauties may use this for contouring, as well.
It has a very nice creamy feel to it, which, on application, instantly turns into a fine powdery finish. It feels very silky and can be applied and blended very easily on to the cheeks. The finish is semi matte. It gives a nice warm luminous glow to my cheeks…and does not look very obvious. In fact, it looks extremely natural on me.
The pigmentation is good, not very intense (however, a bit more intense than Rose Tender, for warm skin tones); which is actually a good thing (especially for beginners like me), since you can build up the color slowly on your cheeks without going overboard. Even on multiple swipes, it never looks cakey at all. It can be applied with a duo-fibre stippling brush, or with your fingers. I found it more easy and comfortable applying it with my fingers.
It lasts for a long time, looking fresh for around 6-8 hours, with slight fading. Even on fading, it leaves a very nice natural flush on the cheeks. Ever since I got this, I have been using these cream blushes exclusively. Though I wish the quantity could have been more, I am extremely happy with these blushes. I am totally hooked on to them, and am now keeping them for the winters to come. Since this is a warm toned shade, it will look very pretty on all Indian beauties. The only problem I found with these is that, all the shades (except maybe the last one) may not show at all on dusky beauties.
Pros of Bourjois Cream Blush #02 Healthy Glow
• Small, sturdy, compact and easy to carry packaging
• Magnetic snap closure
• Mirror included
• Very beautiful cream to powdery blush
• Many ingredients present which are very good for skin.
• Very silky, satin finish onto the skin
• Beautiful warm toned, almost coral shade
• The micro shimmer does not stand out at all
• Does not make the pores prominent.
• Gives an instant natural glow to my face
• Lasts for a long time (6-8hours)
• Perfect for throughout the year
• Pigmentation is better than the other shades, though still not very intense, so one may not go overboard with these
• Can be used as a base for powder blushes
• Easy to apply with stippling brush or fingers
• Very pale skin tone beauties may use this for contouring
• Relatively inexpensive
• Did not break me out
• Perfect for day time, evenings out, and for festive occasions.
Cons of Bourjois Cream Blush #02 Healthy Glow
• Availability in India
• Only 2.5 gm product
• Only four shades launched
• Most shades may not show on dusky skin tones
IMBB Rating: 4.8/5
Will I recommend Bourjois cream blusher?
Yes, I will. This is a nice, warm toned coral color, which will look very pretty and natural on all Indian beauties. These will look very good on fair to medium skin tones (maybe up to nc-40). I would request dusky skin tone beauties to first check these out at the counter. This will look very good paired with a traditional outfit, bronze toned eye shadows, and aorangy-red lipcolor. I just hope Bourjois comes out with more shades (like the Chanel ones), and launches them in India soon.
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15 thoughts on “Bourjois Cream Blush #02 Healthy Glow Review”
You have amazing skin Arpita……I envy you
*thankyou* Jomo…. U r simply the best *pompom* *pompom*
I have the same shade, such a pretty colour. Nice review! ^_^
*thankyou* dear…. U have this shade… So u know how pretty it looks on Indian skin *hifive*
Oh my goodness, such a natural flush of color, lovely shade and praise worthy product. Bourjois is lucky to grab your attention. great clicks as ever and hard work shows *woot* *woot*
*thankyou* sumera… And I know that I m so lucky to hav friends like u…. *puchhi* *puchhi*
Wow these blushes are awesome *woot* *woot* *woot* and your skin is amazing Arpita *jai ho* *touch wood* 🙂 Lovely review *clap*
*thankyou* my cutie pie… U r a real true friend… Touchwood
wow it gives a nice glow to you 🙂
*thankyou* dear… These r simply superb
Loving it…nice swatch 🙂
Thanks Anubhuti… *puchhi*