I’m just going to throw it out there that the Bourjois Delice De Poudre was one of the very first bronzing powders that I bought and that was around 10 years ago. Eek, how old do I feel! The original was very matte, with that amazing chocolate scent and a great alternative to NARS Laguna. I do remember it be quite muddy on my skin tone, until I moved to Mallorca and it became one of my daily essentials. Fast Forward back to 2014 and a little reinvention of the cult classic and we have two brand new products to add to the Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing powders collection. The Bourjois Delice de Poudre Gold Bronzing Powder and the Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder and Highlighter are just beautiful.
Although these came out back in July, and it is now heading towards October, I have been holding back on reviewing them for two reasons. One because I have been on a lot of long haul flights lately, and two because they haven’t been out of my long haul make up bag as I’m scared of forgetting to take them away with me. I have literally been in love with the Delice de Poudre Gold Bronzing Powder* and it has giving my skin a delicious golden glow. I find the gold bronzing powder to be so versatile. Not only have I been using it on my face for a sun kissed shimmer and sheen, I have been using a big fluffy brush to add it to my décolletage, arms and legs for that Victoria’s Secret glow.
The second Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing Powder addition is the Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder and Highlighter*. I think the bronzer in this compact is the same as the original Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing Powder, number 52 and it still has the same formula as I grew up loving. The compact is perfect for one the go contouring touch ups, especially as the bronzer is a lovely matte finish. I also like to use the bronzing powder with my MAC 224 brush to sweep in the socket line of my eye for depth and definition. It gives me a semi made up eye look with hardly any effort. The highlighter is subtle with no over the top shimmer, yet has great light reflecting particles that catch the sunlight beautifully. On my medium skin tone, the colours work well and don’t need to much blending to create a contour.
The texture of all the Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing Powders is like silk, and blending and layering is easy. They transfer from brush to skin easily and longevity is pretty good. They are both available from Boots, at £7.99 each. Have you tried the Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing Powders?