Bourjois Delice de Poudre | Review


Bourjois Delice de Poudre

Bourjois Delice de Poudre 51

Bourjois Delice de Poudre Swatch

This is a bronzer that I absolutely love, yet for some reason haven’t used in about 7 years. I first bought it when I was probably about 14, and my main makeup must have criteria were products that either looked or smelled like food. Obviously, the Bourjois Delice de Poudre bronzer fit that bill pretty perfectly (both looking and smelling like chocolate). I’m not too sure when and why I stopped using it, but it was most likely because my mum forced me to go on a diet and the smell made me want cake every morning.

Anyway, like any self-respecting independent woman, I decided to say ‘whatever mum’ and repurchase the other day in Boots (3 for 2 on all Bourjois at the moment chicks, you can thank me later). I bought the Delice de Poudre in shade 51 peaux claires medianes (tried Google Translate, still not really sure what that means). I’m guessing it’s a little lighter than the 52, which is Medium/Dark. It’s a lovely peachy toned bronzer, that I find suits my fair skin really well.

One of my absolute favourite things about this bronzer is the blendibility. Before I bought this bad boy, I’d been using the Bare Minerals Warmth All Over Face Colour, which was a fabulous colour, but I did have a few issues with it. Mainly the fact that if you got a tiny bit too much product on your brush and whacked it on your face, you would end up with cheeks permanently dyed a pooey brown. People would think you’ve had an accident on your face, and really, who wants to start the New Year like that? Thankfully, this is not an issue with the Bourjois Delice de Poudre. It’s a really fine texture, meaning you can properly control the amount that goes on your skin, without having to faff around blowing on the brush to get rid of product. Which means, ultimately, you don’t end up looking like a shit faced idiot.

Of course, the smell is lovely too. I’m not sure how great it is putting very fragranced stuff on your skin, but I’ve had no issues with breakouts or irritation (coming from the girl who is allegedly allergic to her own skin according to her doctor). It’s also possibly the longest lasting bronzer in the history of bronzers. I don’t remember actually ever running out of this product when I was younger, I think I got rid of it because I had had it for so long it was basically a new sibling.

At £7.99, it’s definitely a very reasonable mid-range product. I much prefer it to the Bare Minerals bronzer, which will set you back £19.00 (should you need a product that makes you look like a chimney sweep).

Any one else love the chocolately smell of the Bourjois Delice de Poudre?

5 Responses

  1. Hanna January 7, 2015 / 10:33 am

    I love this Bronzer, I’ve been using it for years…really is one of the best out there xx

    • Lauren January 7, 2015 / 10:35 am

      I know!! I have definitely rekindled my love for it. Thanks for your comment lovely xx

  2. Ellie January 8, 2015 / 10:12 pm

    I’ve never tried this bronzer, but it sounds fab. Will have to check it out next time I’m in Boots 🙂 xxx

    • Lauren January 13, 2015 / 1:24 pm

      You definitely have to! Let me know what you think xx

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