Monday 18 January 2016

Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder 52 Review

Hey Everyone!
Hope you all are well :)

This product will probably be familiar to a lot of you and many of you have probably already tried it out. Up until recently I had never tried the famous Bourjois chocolate bar bronzer and a few people I talked to couldn't believe it, being the makeup artist and beauty blogger that I am! I have a very limited experience with bronzers and contour kits because once I find a product that I like I usually just stick with it. You'll probably have noticed that too from the lack of reviews of those particular products on the blog. 

There are always 3 for 2 offers on in Boots and I was picking up some products to try from Bourjois when I couldn't settle on a third and final product. That was when I noticed the chocolate bar bronzer and I thought why not!

The bronzer is contained within a book like packaging and closes with a magnetic clasp. Inside the product is shaped like a bar of chocolate and even slightly smells like one too! I really like the packaging its cute and quirky. While the packaging looks small and convenient for on the go there isn't a mirror inside, just something to note.

I picked up the product in the shade 52 which I would consider to be a warm terracotta shade. Unfortunately this particular shade won't suit very pale skin tones. There is another shade called 51 but it wasn't in stock at the time I was purchasing otherwise I would have bought that one. I can only assume the shade 51 is a lighter colour than this one so that may be worth checking out if you are very fair.

The bronzer is soft to the touch but the texture is really nice, it isn't too soft or overly powdery. If you look closely at the product in the pan you can make out tiny golden particles of glitter running throughout the bronzer. However, I find these sparkly particles don't transfer onto the skin which suits me better if I'm honest. Due to this, the product can be used as a bronzer to warm up the skin and also as a contour product for sculpting the face as it pretty much has a matte finish to it.

The bronzer is quite sheer but definitely build-able. I wear a strong contour on a daily basis but I was surprised that I actually liked how the product looked on my skin after one application. It gave my cheeks definition but in a natural way. If you tend to go for the no-makeup makeup and still like to look polished, then this is a product you need to check out.

As I am naturally quite pale this shade is too dark for my natural skin tone. To make it work I like to wear it when I have fake tanned. I get the most wear out of this bronzer 3 to 5 days after I have applied my fake tan as that is when I'm lightly bronzed due to the colour of the tan fading.

The bronzer lasts quite well on my skin I'm pleased with the longevity factor. In the above photo I have applied the bronzer strongly into the hollows of my cheeks and then added a light dusting to the jawline and to around the temples. 

Overall I think its a good product for the price, definitely not the best drugstore bronzer on the market but a very nice one at that. The Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder will set you back €10.29 and is widely available from the likes of Boots and pharmacies nationwide.

Until next time!
Eimear x

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