Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Bourjois Cream Blush in 01 Nude Velvet / Review and Swatches

Bourjois Cream Blush in 01 Nude Velvet

Bourjois Cream Blush in 01 Nude Velvet

Bourjois Cream Blush in 01 Nude Velvet

Bourjois Cream Blush in 01 Nude Velvet Swatch

Howdy! I am sure that by now you’ve all heard about the new Bourjois Cream Blushes (£7.99). These beauties were released a couple of months ago as Bourjois have decided to re-invent they infamous ‘Little Round Pot’ as part of their 150 anniversary. Since the day these came out I desperately wanted to have some of these in my collection. I love Bourjois and I love cream blushes so they were a must-try. When I finally managed to get my mitts on 01 Nude Velvet I was super excited to try it and I am happy to announce that it didn’t disappoint and I am in love with it.

The first thing I noticed when the blush arrived was the packaging. It is much slimmer and sleeker than the typical rounded pots that Bourjois’ powder blushes come in. The pot has a clasp opening and a mirror inside, which can come in handy when you are on the go, even though I have to point out that the mirror is tiny. I like that each shade comes in differently colored pot, which represents the actual blush shade. I always love products like this because it’s so much easier to spot the product I’m looking for when I’m in a hurry. The only downside to the packaging is that the label has started to rub off (as you can see on the picture above), which slightly annoys me but oh well…

The Bourjois Cream Blushes come in four beautiful shades and the one I got was 01 Nude Velvet. I chose this one as I have enough pinks and I loved the looks of this light peachy shade. It is a gorgeous fit for all us pale ladies out there so definitely go swatch it if you’re a fellow fair skinned gal. As much as I love this shade, I must say that I don’t think it would suit people with darker skin. I feel like it won’t show up on you as the blush is actually quite light. Fear not though – I’m sure you’ll be able to find your match among the rest of the colors. I adore Nude Velvet because it compliments my skin tone beautifully and brightens up my complexion. It adds a lovely flush of color and I love how natural it looks on. It’s perfect to wear with a smokey eye and a nude lip. <3

The formula of this blush is brilliant as well! It has a lovely velvet-y texture and a cream-to-powder finish. This is perfect for those of you who don’t particularly like the whole ‘dewy cheeks’ look that most cream blushes offer. However, the blush is not in the slightest cakey or flakey! The blush is nicely pigmented and could be build up or down. These cream blushes are very long-lasting, which honestly I didn’t expect. Nude Velvet stays on me for some good 7-8 hours, which for me is a lot! This blush applies easily and I usually just pick some of the product up with my fingertips and just dab it on the apples of my cheeks. Simples. If I have more time and I feel more fancy I usually opt for my trusty Stippling brush from Real Techniques or even their contour brush. They both give this airbrushed finish I love without disturbing the base underneath.

Overall, I think it’s safe to say that this little pot has become a staple in my makeup collection. It not only has a beautiful and wearable peachy color, which adds a nice glow to my skin but it also has an outstanding formula! If you still haven’t tried this range what on Earth are you waiting for? For the price, I can assure you – you don’t have anything to loose and I’m sure you’ll become a fan! As for me, I will certainly go and get me the rest of the shades as they all seem gorgeous and I just can’t say no to a brilliant cream blush! :)

Have you tried the Bourjois Cream Blushes before? Which is your favorite shade?

Lots of love,


  1. This looks really cute! A lovely, subtle flush in a pretty color, I'm sure it looks great on you :)

    Renate from http://thecuriousklutz.blogspot.com

  2. I love cream blushers, Im surprised I havent gone out and bought one of these from the range yet! I might do, when I've used up one of my others. Ive hit pan on quite a few!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  3. Oh im even more excited to try mine now, i bought 02 on the weekend and im yet to try it! Safe to say i will be trying it asap now!

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  4. Your photos are always so perfect! It would be amazing if you did a post on taking blog pictures :)

    Also considering buying one of Bourjois' cream blushes, it looks gorgeous!


  5. I love the colour! So gorgeous! Definitely want this ASAP. xoxo
    Emily ⎜daisylocks.blogspot.com

  6. I never tried these because they're cream to powder and I feel like the whole point of cream products is that they are cream so they look dewy! But I have heard they are good.

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

  7. This does look really lovely, I love the colour on your swatch and if it lasts that long, it is amazing xx

    Beautyqueenuk xx

  8. That is a lovely color and definitely my favorite colored pink blush. I have to try it now and it is definitely on my wish list!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin'

  9. This looks gorgeous! I have a Bourjois UNE cream blush from their natural cosmetics range - by the sounds of it the texture and pigmentation is really similar!

    Ria x

  10. Nude Velvet is one of my favourite blushers! Its such a wearable colour. I love that it's one of those handy cream to powder formulas x


  11. The color is perfect, so whimsical and awesome pictures. Love your pictures, dunno how you do but awesome. And nice review :)
    Followed you via GFC and Bloglovin, hope you will follow back.

  12. This is such a pretty colour, it looks beautiful swatched! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  13. This looks like the perfect peach shade!

    Katie | and-katie.com

  14. Talk about deja vu for me. This is the very first blusher I ever got many moons ago LOL. I'm glad to see that it's still loved by many :o). Xx


  15. Even on pan it seems like it has great texture... I love this color on you!

    Beauty By Telie

  16. I've never tried these but I've always wanted too as they look lovely!


    Jamie ♥

  17. That's it I'm going straight to Debenhams to pick up some! I need some new blushes in my life!

  18. This shade looks absolutely beautiful! I can totally see you wearing this on a daily basis :) I really need to purchase some good blushes, and this one seems like a good one to start! Thank you for the review <3


  19. I love cream blushers! I would like to try this product!!!
    Thanks for sharing:)


  20. I've never seen this blush before but it reminds me alot of Maybelline's Dream Bouncy blush from what I can tell! Which by the way, I'm in love with!
    Your blog is so so cute, following now!
    The Impossibly Cute

  21. I keep seeing reviews of these blushes popping up and they look so beautiful! I'll have to see if any of the SDM's around me carry Bourjois. :)

  22. That shade is wonderful! Such a nice peachy colour, this must look amazing on you. Sad thing I can't get it anywhere near me :(
    Should I come across Bourjois in the nearer future, I'll be stocking up on those I guess.



  23. I got this shade and Rose Tender the other week, I love both of them! Such great colours and blend so nicely xx

    Curls & Swirls Beauty Blog

  24. I've tried Bourjois' cream blush, they look good though !



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