Bourjois Cream Blush in Nude Velvet

Saturday, August 31, 2013


For such teeny little blushes, these have caused some massive hype in the blogging world since their release! Bourjois in general have been putting out some amazing products recently, they've gone from being a brand I used to feel a bit blahh about to one that I'm really quite interested in buying from. Nude Velvet immediately appealed to me, peach blushes are my Achilles heel of the makeup world anyway and so it never takes much for me to convince myself I need another one (if there were ever some kind of zombie apocalypse I'd be good for peach blush for the next five years at least, clearly I have my priorities right!) At the moment there are four shades available; I tend to steer clear of pinks as they make me look like a flushed red tomato and so I settled on the lighter of the two peachy shades '01 Nude Velvet.' I think I'm in love.

I usually prefer standard powder blushes over creams as I'm not keen on the greasy dewy looking finish they can have on the skin. But the 'cream to powder' claims of these swung it for me, and the formula is so beautiful. It's velvety, light and applies like a dream; it's definitely not a nude shade like the name would suggest but very natural looking and wearable peach which would suit just about anyone. It gives a healthy looking glow to the skin without it looking shimmery or shiny; I don't have anything else like it, and it's quickly taken the position of one of my favourite blushes. I do think the mirror in the lid was a bit of a silly move (you can barely see one eye in it- it would take a pretty desperate situation to top up your makeup in it!) but it does give the overall packaging a quality feel. I love that the outer packaging is the same as the shade inside, and I imagine it would be pretty handy if you own all four of these because you could easily grab the one you wanted at a glance.

The only downside to these blushes (and in all fairness it's a pretty big downside in my opinion) is the size. I could hardly believe it when I opened it up, maybe it's my own fault for assuming they'd be bigger but I'd have never have expected them to contain such a tiny amount of product- 2.5g which is hardly anything. At £8 each they're not exactly the cheapest either, although luckily I do absolutely love the product itself and would definitely buy more of them even though they're expensive for what they are. I have my eye on 'Healthy Glow' next which is a darker shade of peach.

Have you tried the Bourjois cream blushes? Which is your favourite shade?
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30 comments

  1. Bourjois is on buy one get one half price in superdrug ATM! :) also the healthy mix foundation is sooo good!
    Charlotte xx
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    1. I haven't tried the Healthy Mix foundation but everyone seems to love it, I'll have to give it a go! x

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  2. Love that shade. I would love to find bourjois in the US. I agree with you that it's TINY!

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    1. I can't believe it's not available worldwide, I always thought Bourjois was one of the 'Rimmel/Revlon/Maybelline' type brands that could be bought anywhere. It's really small, the only downfall to it really x

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  3. Wow, that is definitely really pricey because it is so small. That is a beautiful colour though!

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    1. I can't believe they're allowed to sell such a small amount of product for the price, it works out more expensive than high end :( I'm in love with the colour and formulation though, so at least it's nice quality x

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  4. This shade is so beautiful! I'll have to try it out!
    Rachael x
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    1. It's a really lovely colour, give it a try if you get chance! :) x

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  5. looks really lovely!

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  6. Wow that is really small, lol. I'm partial to peachy blushes myself, so I like this, but I haven't tried it.

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    1. I've seen reviews on blogs for these but had no idea they were so small, so thought I'd include a picture holding it so that the size was obvious. This seems to happen to me a lot with makeup, I remember thinking how tiny my Benefit Hoola was when I bought it products must just look bigger on blogs lol x

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  7. Gorgeous shade
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  8. Love this shade need to get my hands on some of these!
    (obsessed with peachy blushes)
    www.beautyjunkiesconfessions.blogspot.com

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  9. I didn't realise there'd be so little product in these. I expected there to be quite a lot since the packaging is quite chubby. The texture looks really nice though!

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  10. I love the colour of this but can't believe how little product there is, especially as it's a highstreet brand!

    - Rhi | Beauty Bucket List

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  11. Oh this is so pretty, I am itching to buy two of the blushers from Bourjois, this might be a third xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk!

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  12. The price for the amount of product is what was putting me off buying this originally, however this shade is so pretty I might have to just suffer it!

    Abby xo | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. It does seem a little pricey but i never ever use a whole blush up so it doesn''t bother me too much especially when its such a nice shade!x

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  14. I love cream blush, but haven't yet tried the Bourjois ones! This is a lovely, shade :)

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  15. I have all 4 of them and they're all gorgeous and really subtle so you should think about trying the pinker shades :P xxx

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  16. The colour is gorgeous, the price does put me off a bit id rather get a blush that has more product so its worth my money xx

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  17. wow i actually think you have converted me into buying one!
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  18. Haven't tried them yet 'cause they haven't hit our Aussie shores (not that I am aware of anyway). Can't wait to check them out physically when they do! Thanks for the review!

    Ty's Blog of Epiphanies

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  19. Thanks for the review! That's a gorgeous yet natural-looking colour!

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  20. I think a cream would be interesting to use in place of cake. Thank you for sharing, and for linking up to Super Sunday Sync.

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  21. This is a really pretty colour but it's a shame about it's size. At £8 you'd expect it to be much bigger! xx

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  23. I wish they sold this in the States! I became addicted to Bourjois when it was available in Sephora...sadly, it's ridiculously hard to find now.

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  24. I have yet to try this. Holy Grail, I can’t wait!
    xo,
    ~Pauline @ Urban Decay Philippines

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