Review: Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher in Rose Frisson

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I know I’m not the only one who has been oggling the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes well… whenever I have a spare 5 minutes. They are simply beautiful. Although I wouldn’t say this Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher in Rose Frisson is a dupe, I do think it has a kind of similar marbling effect creates a beautiful subtle peach-toned flush on my cheeks that I can only dream the Hourglass blush in Diffused Heat  would also do. The Hourglass version is definitely out of my price-range though, so don’t quote me on that – it’s just an educated guess after watching about 30 reviews and demos of the Hourglass range!

Anyway, back to the point. This adorably named Little Round Pot is currently my go-to blusher. I’ve been wearing it every single day for at least 3 weeks. It’s really subtle, which makes it perfect for the lighter makeup days I’ve been enjoying lately. It has just enough shimmer to give my skin a soft glow, just the right amount of pink/peach balance for my skin tone and I would describe this as a great ‘your skin but better’ blush for adding a natural tint to your cheeks.

The downsides? Firstly it has an incredibly infuriating texture! I went through quite a long break in using it because it forms an almost impenetrable hard layer on the top, meaning that absolutely zero product came off onto my brush, no matter how hard I tried! It’s pretty easily solvable by scraping the layer off, and it’s been alright since I did this about a month or so ago, but I still have to dig my brush pretty hard into the product to get a decent amount on before applying. Also, it smells a bit like ‘old lady makeup’ – that’s the only way I can think of to describe the scent. Not terribly pleasant but once it’s on my skin I can’t smell it, so not a massive issue.

Now I just have to save up enough to invest in the Hourglass version so I can do a comparison review! My enabling really is getting out of hand. Have you tried the Hourglass or Bourjois blushes? What did you think of them?

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