Bourjois Aqua Blush, €6.90. Press samples featured. Disclosure policy here.
In keeping with its summer collection theme, Bourjois Aqua Blushes are really subtle, lightweight gel formulas. There are four in the range, and I’ve got two to review and swatch; Pink Twice and Inge-Nude.
Now, swatching. This wasn’t as easy as my usual swipe and shoot routine. The blushes are very sheer and fluid. In life, that makes for a delicate wash of colour. In pictures? It’s invisible. I’ve packed it on to give some idea of shade, but remember that neither blush is that opaque when blended!
That Aqua Blush thin texture is very comfortable, and glides on with ease over most of my bases. Matte foundations are the only exception – the two do not bode. In this case, like goes with like. You’ll get on best if you match this with a dewy, creamy or silky base.
That means that it’s not a match for the foundation that launched alongside it, Nude Sensation. As the rest of the foundations in the Bourjois range are miles from matte, I imagine it’s intended to complement them, not the matte Nude Sensation oddity.
Longevity isn’t as solid as I get with my powder or traditional cream blushes. It goes from looking like a fresh flush to barely detectable by dinner time. If that’s a deal breaker for you, keep in mind that this stuff is super light. You’ll be able to apply a fresh layer in a few seconds, no caking at all.
Even with their disappearing act, I’m really liking the Aqua Blushes. The effect about as natural a rosy glow as you can get without breaking a sweat.