Saturday, April 6, 2013

Bourjois Blush in Ashes of Rosese - Review and Swatch

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was given to me as a present. I am not affiliated with Bourjois or All opinions are my own.

Back in December I posted about a Secret Santa package I received. I was really excited about it because it was from Europe, so I received items that I don't have easy access to here in the US.

I actually think that the item I was most excited about was the Bourjois blush that I received in Ashes of Roses. It is available on for $13.28 USD and free shipping. If I decide to try other Bourjois products, that's probably where I'll pick them up.


The blush comes packaged in a compact that is small in size and has a magnetic closure. The compact itself is the shade of the blush. I always enjoy when companies do that because it makes it convenient to locate  a specific color in a large collection.

The inside of the lid has a mirror on it. Because the compact itself is relatively small, it would be challenging to use the mirror for much, but it would work in a pinch. The blush also comes with a brush (not pictures). It's similar to the brushes included with Physicians Formula blushes, but it's smaller and has a curve to it that helps it nestle in the compact on top of the domed blush. I threw it out not long after I got the blush.  I knew I would never use it.


When I first swatched this blush and for the first few times I used it, it kicked up a lot of powder. Thankfully, it has stopped being so powdery. As you can probably see, it has good pigmenation. The color itself is a slightly warm leaning pink that would probably work for most skin tones. It has a matte base and fine, sparse shimmer that doesn't really show up unless you look really  closely for it.

When wearing it with a face primer and foundation, it lasts really well. I wore it yesterday, and it made it through an entire work day. I applied it at around 7 in the morning, and I could still see it at 6:30 p.m. when I was getting ready to go back out. I did reapply, but that's because I touched up my concealer and powder, which dulled down the color.

Final Thoughts

I'm really glad that I got to try out this blush. The color is exactly the sort of thing that I love wearing on a daily basis. If you are in the US and looking for a European brand to try, this might be a good one. Again, if you order through, shipping is free. 

What foreign brands have you tried and enjoyed? Have you tried any Bourjois products?

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was given to me as a present. I am not affiliated with Bourjois or All opinions are my own.


  1. This is beautiful! It really sucks that Bourjois is only available online here, I much prefer seeing colors in person.
    By the way, I nominated you for a Liebster Award! All the details are on my blog. :D

    1. I hate that I can only get them online, but I always remind myself when I get cranky about not having access to some brands that we have it a lot better than people elsewhere when it comes to having access to a lot of brands.

      Thanks for the nomination!!!

  2. Bought this today and I love it! I'm not a big one for blushers but wanted a small change. Smells gorgeous too xx

    1. I'm glad you like it! I don't think I've smelled mine. I'll have to give that a try the next time I pull it out.