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Friday, 24 January 2014

Bourjois Blush Exclusif Review and Swatches.

Bourjois Blush Exclusif Swatches and Review

Bourjois Blush Exclusif caught my eye when it was first released last September, I like the idea of make up made to adapt to each individual, I'd heard of lip glosses and lipsticks doing such thing but I hadn't heard of a blush doing it. What also caught my eye was the fact it was a cream blush, I tend to prefer these to powder. I had been on the look out for a lovely pink blush with no added shimmer so when I seen a few reviews on this product pop up I was intrigued and had to try it for myself.

Not all the reviews were positive though and I suppose this is understandable because of the nature of the product, it adapts to suit your personal pH-balance so I guess this could mean that on some people it turn a really bright unflattering pink while on others it turn into a lovely flush of colour. I took the gamble as it seemed to be my ideal product if it worked.
What Bourjois say about this product "Bourjois launches a unique made-to-measure blush! Thanks to its pH-reactive pigments, it self-adjusts into a bespoke pink for a fresh complexion and made-to-measure healthy glow."
I totally agree with the statement above provided it's applied correctly and the overall pH-reactive pigments adapt to suit the individual.

Bourjois Blush Exclusif Swatches and review

Bourjois Blush Exclusif Swatches and Review

Bourjois Blush Exclusif Swatches and Review

I'm not too sure what the white spots are in the blush but they don't seem to affect anything although something that did confuse me was that the colour in the pan changed over time as the product was used more and more as shown in the pictures below, when I first opened this up it was lovely and light pink coloured but it's gradually become a darker, brighter pink. I have looked over at the Bourjois website and it does state that:
"If the original colour of the Blush Exclusif slightly changes in it's pot, don't panic... It is also pH-reactive in it's pot!"
It doesn't seem to affect the blush even after some time so that's reassuring and it also doesn't affect the colour it turns when applied. Phew.
Bourjois Blush Exclusif Swatches and ReviewBourjois Blush Exclusif Swatches and Review

The first time I applied this blush it was amazing, it applied smoothly and easily, with just the right amount of colour and turned a beautiful light pink. I was smitten.

Since then I've used this each day and I've noticed that it isn't always this easy to apply, hmm strange but no, somedays it goes on lovely and somedays I look like a clown, it seems to only need a gentle touch with a brush (I use Real Techniques Stippling Brush) and even if it looks like no product has transferred to the bristles..it more than likely has. This is perhaps where I was going wrong and applying to much? 

I've found that it's not as easy as I'd hoped to blend in either, which can leave a slight problem. I try to use the Real Techniques Buffing Brush to even it out a touch but I just feel like I end up brushing away all my foundation underneath, it does fade slightly but I'd advise to try and get it right first time, you can always add more but it's harder to get rid once it's on. Apply light layers and if your brush looks bare, try it anyways. 

It feels nice and light on the skin, where I once thought it may be cakey due to it being cream, this isn't so due to the fact it's cream to powder so it feels lovely and fresh and like its barely there, it wears well and I feel it lasted a good 6-7 hours.

Bourjois Blush Exclusif Swatches and Review

Bourjois Blush Exclusif Swatches and Review
Left: Without Blush Right: With Blush

Bourjois Blush Exclusif Swatches and Review
I look like I've been hypnotised here. :)
Bourjois Blush Exclusif Swatches and Review
Natural Light
Bourjois Blush Exclusif Swatches and Review
With Flash

Bourjois Blush Exculsif's packaging is just lovely, it instantly appealed to me however it's in a teeny tiny little pot, this is what's put me off trying any of Bourjois blushers in the past since they cost £7.99 and have such a small amount of product but after using this and seeing how little you need to apply it will go much further than I first anticipated.
I'm glad that I've given this product a try, after trying this I'd really like to try the other cream blushes that Bourjois offer, hopefully they won't be quite as hit and miss as this one.

I won't go as far as to say I couldn't live without this product but I do like it and I enjoy applying it, I've been reaching for it daily and may continue to do so for awhile to come.

Bourjois Blush Exclusif is available at Boots Here for £7.99 or I've recently spotted this product on Amazon for less although the price varies daily so it might be an idea to keep a look out if your interested in trying this.

Do you own this blush? If so what colour did it appear on you? If not is this something you would try or would you prefer to stick to a colour where you know the end result?

Lots of Love


  1. i hadn't even noticed that they had a blush that changed depending on the individual!think i was too busy looking at the polish though hehe!shame its not always consistent!xx

    1. Lol. I didn't totally understand it until I read a few blog posts about it and tried it for myself. It is something different and the idea is fab but I agree that it's a shame that you can't necessarily turn to it as a go to blush since it's not always constant. x Becki x