Bourjois Blushes in Rose D’or and Lilas D’or: Review and Swatches

July 14, 2008
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Bourjois Blushes in Rose D’or (34) and Lilas D’or (33)
Enter to win your own Rose D’or blush (and other goodies!) here.

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Our beautiful blushes and the cute (but scratchy and useless) brushes that accompany them.

Bourjois blushes, while rather small, give you a good bang for your buck because they’re pretty pigmented and a little goes a long way. The blushes are baked which gives them their great pigmentation, but it also means that they will probably harden over time. If you’ve played with the Bourjois blush testers at Sephora you’ll notice that with some of them it’s virtually impossible to get any product on your finger because the surface of the blush has “crusted over” as I like to put it. But if you’re willing to either take care of the surface of your blush (not letting your face’s oils get all over the surfac etc.) or else just scrub off the top layer when this hardening does occur, you’re set!

I currently own Bourjois blushes in two shades: Rose D’or (purchased from Sephora’s Bourjois sale) and Lilas D’or (sent to me by Taryn). Rose D’or is a lovely and easy-to-wear medium pink while Lilas D’or is a glowing peachy pink shade, and both have a decent amount of gold shimmer to them (hence the name “D’or”).

The shimmer in these blushes isn’t as evidence as some of my other blushes (the shimmery the better for me!) but it’s definitely there, so if you hate gold sparkles in your blushes, this isn’t for you. Also, the blush is lightly rose-scented, so again a no-no for you if you happen to hate fragranced cosmetics!

One caveat: I don’t think I’d leave my brush in the blush container most of the time. It moves around in there, collecting a lot of blush from the surface and therefore wasting some of the product. Yes it’s not a big deal but little things annoy me sometimes 😛

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Swatches (with flash): Rose D’or on left, Lilas D’or on right

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Same swatches under different lighting

Overall these blushes are great, especially for around $10 on sale! Rose D’or is definitely a bit more pigmented than Lilas D’or, but both are beautiful. I’m thinking I’ll wear Lilas D’or during the summer time since I have a little more color to my face and it gives me a glowing sun-kissed kinda look, and I’ll reserve Rose D’or for fall/winter so I can have that just-in-from-the cold look 🙂

Did you happen to pick one (or many) of these up during the Sephora sale? What did you think?

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Don’t forget to enter my Giveaway for the Month of July to won a Bourjois Rose D’or blush and Shimmer Shine Liquid Eyeshadow of your very own.

Check out my review of Bourjois’ Shimmer Shine Liquid Eyeshadows here.

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