I don’t know about you but in this lovely heat I can’t be wearing proper, heavy foundation or powder – I might resort to a tinted moisturizer or maybe the Estee Lauder DoubleWear Light Foundation – but most likely I’ll be like “OH YAY, SUN, LETS BE QUICK AND MAKE THE MOST OF IT” and go naked (=makeupless) bar mascara and blusher.
But using powder blushers on bare skin is well weird, so for me it’s gotta be cream blushers, and at the moment I’m loving the Bourjois Cream Blushers *.
I believe it’s the brand’s first attempt at cream blushers and my god, they are good! Having only gotten 2 Laura Mercier and a Kevin Aucoin cream blusher weeks before these babies popped into my home, I didn’t think they could really compete with my loyal “I paid good money for the these” love to my Laura Mercier & Aucoin babies, but lol I was so wrong. The others have now been discarded, desertedly collecting dust muahaha.
Bourjois’s cream blushers come in 4 colours: basically two peach-based colours – one light one for very fair skin called “Nude Velvet” , and one darker one called “Healthy Glow” which should work on most tanned skin. With a bit of a highlighter (say Benefit’s Girl Meets Pearl or Sunbeam or whatever) it looks really, really great.
The other two are pink-based, again with a lighter one for fair skin called “Rose Tender” and brownish-pink called “Sweet Cherry” which actually comes out in a nice red-pink that again works really well for the summer.
The texture is really soft, which means they are really easy to apply and to blend. In comparison to the Illamasqua cream blushers, these are luckily not as pigmented. I’d rather have them a bit less pigmented because more often than not if I use products that are too pigmented, I ended up looking a bit like a clown.
They could’ve been a bit glossier, like the Kevin Aucoin one that I have – that saves using a highlighter, really. BUT that’s the onlu criticism I have for these bad boys. Because ultimately they do what they set out to do – they colour your cheeks in gorgeous tints!
I wish though they did a 5th colour that would stand as cream bronzer, that’d be a perfect addition. And of course any colours that work on very dark skin – I believe the existing 4 would be way too light :(
They’re available for £9.99 at Superdrug & Boots of course :)