Thursday, 12 September 2013

New releases from Bourjois: Blush Exclusif and Java Rice Powder - review and swatches

Once again, Bourjois brought out some amazing products and left me very impressed! I am really happy to see my favourite high street brand being praised on other blogs and becoming so popular. They really deserve all the attention. The latest Bourjois wonders I had a chance to try out are the Blush Exclusif and Java Rice Powder. In both cases, it was love at first sight.

Bourjois Java Powder* £9.99

Created in 1879, it became a global success overnight and it was Bourjois' first international bestseller. For its 150th anniversary, Bourjois brought back their famous Java Powder, using new technology and giving the packaging a  little makeover.

Is it worth the hype? YES!!! It is incredible and please don't be put of by the shimmer. Once applied, it gives the most beautiful, luminous effect and makes my face look radiant and healthy. No glitter, no actual shimmer, just a glowing complexion. The powder is finely milled, very light and has a silky feel to it. On top of that, it smells incredible! It suits all skin tones and works on all skin types, even the most oily ones. A light dusting of the Java Rice Powder in the morning will keep your t-zone shine free for 6-8 hours. I know that some people have been using it as a highlighter, but I use it allover my face and I LOVE it!  I can't recommend it enough and I hope it becomes part of Borujois' permanent range. At the moment it is limited edition. 

Bourjois Blush Exclusif* £7.99

This gorgeous blush is a unique formula, designed to react with your skin's pH, creating a colour suited to your skin tone. Perfect! It is a pink shade, but it looks slightly different on everyone. On me, it turns into a light barbie pink, which I love. Every time I wear it, it looks like I am *blushing* naturally :) It is a cream to powder formula, easy to apply and long lasting (8-10h on my combination skin). The finish looks very natural and doesn't accentuate large pores or imperfections. If you are a fan of the Bourjois Cream Blushers, you will love it!

bourjois blush exclusif swatch, bourjois java rice powder swatch

Bourjois Blush Exclusif and Java Rice Powder are available from Selfridges and Boots (now)
and nationwide at the end of September.

*PR samples


  1. Omg they both look amazing, i love the packaging on the powder!

  2. Oh my the packaging of the Java powder is GORGEOUS.

    These both actually sound right up my street, and different to all the other powders and blushers I see and go 'okay, another one, it does look nice but I don't need it'.

    I feel a dinner time Boots trip! I really hope the tiny one here has them!

  3. Both sound so good, you've got me thinking I should try them! xxx
    Life of Verity

  4. These look so tempting - the packaging is just so pretty too!

  5. Love the powder!

  6. These look beautiful!I love the vintage packaging of the java powder,will definitely be picking these up!great post Sandra xx

    Sweet Electric Blog

  7. Love Bourjois for bringing back their decades old goods! I'm so lusting after that Java Rice Powder! <3

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  8. Ah boo.. Bourjois need to make its way to Chicago :)

    I would buy both of these!!


  9. 100% Need these in my life

    I have some new posts over at the blog including a beauty haul, Origins post and a battle of herbal teas :D

    The Jewel Beauty Blog - A friendly beauty and lifestyle blog!

  10. Oh no, no, no! These both sound like really wonderful products! It really makes me wish Bourjouis was more readily available here as I already have a small wishlist! I'm always so curious about pH products and how they work and to see them cater to my skintone :)

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

  11. they look so amazing! i need to get them haha

  12. These look amazing. Anyone know where to get them in the US?

  13. Now I really want to try out both of these!

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

  14. The powder has become one of my go-to powders :) I love it, and it smells so great!


  15. Both products look great, I would love to try them... hope we get them where I live soon. :D

    Maja, Pink Mascara

  16. Both of the shades are beautiful and I just realised I haven't tried any bourjois products yet.


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