I have always been a powder blush girl, so a product has to be pretty good if it can make me change the habit of a lifetime! Bourjois Aqua Blush 12hr is that good.
When I was growing up, my Mum used wear very little make up but she always wore creme blusher every day. I remember watching her apply it to her high cheekbones, and wishing that I could do the same.
But with my round face, I’ve worried that creme blusher would make me look more like Aunt Sally from Worzel Gummidge! So I have always stuck resolutely to powder blush, which I felt I would be able to blend more easily.
At the end of last month I tried Bourjois Aqua Blush 12hr* on a whim, and what a revelation! Unlike most creme blushers (which still make me a bit nervous) this is a very light gel. You just need a very small amount which is easily measured with the pump dispenser. You then tap the gel over your cheeks and blend with your fingertips. Bourjois say that it boosts your skin’s natural radiance with sheer, fresh colour.
Bourjois Aqua Blush 12hr is available in 4 colours: Inge-Nude, CocoriCorail, Pink Twice and Berry Nice. I swatched the colours in store, and decided to go for CocoriCorail. This is a pretty peachy-coral colour, a perfect shade for the summer months.
I found that it was incredibly easy to use, even for a creme blush beginner like me. It blends well, and gives a natural wash of colour that can be built up if you wish. On my pale skin I find that one pump is more than enough, and gives the kind of natural flush to my cheeks that I was hoping for.
Bourjois Aqua Blush 12hr also claims to be a a long lasting blush, and I was really keen to see if it would live up to these claims. I often find that powder blushes can vanish over the course of the day, leaving me looking washed out by the end of the afternoon.
I put this product to the test on my recent holiday in Portugal and was really impressed. The colour easily lasted throughout the day, even in temperatures over 30C.
I would definitely recommend Bourjois Aqua Blush 12hr as a long-lasting, easy to use product which gives a gorgeous natural flush of colour. Even if you haven’t used creme blushers before, this product could change your mind like it changed mine!