swatches from top to bottom: Bourjois Aqua Blush* in 01 Inge-Nude; 02 CocoriCoral; 03 Pink Twice; 04 Berry Nice
swatches from left to right: Bourjois Powder Blush* in 54 Rose Frisson; 48 Cendre De Rose Brune; 34 Rose D'Or; 33 Lilas D'Or
A couple of weeks ago, I was incredibly lucky to be invited to ASOS HQ for the launch of the new Bourjois Aqua Blush that are now available to buy directly from ASOS.
Bourjois blushers have been a cult product in the kits of many makeup artists due to their longevity and pigmentation – you can easily take the colours from day when you apply a dusting of the colour to your cheeks, to night by applying another layer AND they last 12 hours without having to ever reapply.
I must admit I have never used Bourjois blushers before, but I am in love with their foundation and mascara so I knew these products would be just as good. The Bourjois Aqua Blush are a sort of replica of the original powder blushers but are designed to be very light on the skin and encourage a more natural look. As with most blushers, you can also build the colour up to make it more pigmented and all of the blushers smell like roses – a pleasure to apply.
I didn’t realise that Bourjois is a heritage brand, which actually started in 1863 – their original powder blushers were a hit hundreds of years ago! And now these gorgeous items have been given the 21st Century makeover in the form of Bourjois Aqua Blush.
I love the colours of the blushers as they range from baby pink to more of a bronze glow, which not only means they suit all types of skin but you can also have one range of products for all your needs. The colour 03 Pink Twice is a very subtle tone – all you need is a light layer of the blusher, rosy lips and defined eyebrows for a natural beauty look! You can also achieve the same look from the powder blusher in the colour 48 Cendre De Rose Brune. You can then use 01 Inge-Nude to highlight your cheeks and give them a summer glow, or simply use to colour on its own to compliment your holiday glow.
Bourjois makeup is actually fab to achieve natural looking coverage and the whole idea behind their range of summer products is that you don’t completely cover up your skin, the makeup simply adds more definition but your natural skin still shows through. It’s so easy to just cover up with layers of foundation and concealer, but Bourjois has taught me to embrace my skin – keeping it more healthy in the long run because I am not damaging it as much as I used to.
The bloggers invited to this unveiling of the Aqua Blushers got a chance to speak to one of the representatives from Bourjois and get a consultation about makeup and skincare. I found out some really interesting facts and changed my routine as advised, and two weeks later I can see results that have helped my skin for the better! I will be blogging about my skincare routine so keep an eye out for useful hints and tips.