This is the second incredibly affordable makeup item I’ve posted this week – there must be something wrong with me! Perhaps it’s because I’m in full-throttle student mode, sat writing essay notes and eating weird snacks from the kitchen cupboard. It must be bringing back memories! Mind you, I didn’t really do either of those things as a student – I just used to buy loads of things on my storecards (how did they ever let students have storecards?) and drink cheap wine in the student bar.
Anyway. The Bourjois Cream Blush. A very definite thing of beauty. Tiny but ever so functional, it’s really one of those things that everyone should have in their makeup bag. It doesn’t weigh anything, it takes up hardly any room, yet a quick little swipe of this blush can perk up a tired, dull face in a matter of seconds. Apply with fingertips or, if you’ve just finished your foundation, have a go at buffing in some blush using the same brush or sponge for an airbrushed finish.
This blush blends out seamlessly and it’s so light that one little application just gives the prettiest wash of colour. Build it up and you can create a more intense look, but I think that it’s best as a pale flush to the skin. I can’t get enough of shade 1, Nude Velvet, and I’ve used it to finish off almost every recent makeup look, daytime or evening. It adds a bit of “lift” to a bronzed daytime look, or if you prefer a fresher, younger look then it’s great on its own, sans bronzer.
Overall, a splendid addition to the summer cosmetics collection. Four shades, £6.99 each, you can find them online at Boots.com