Lately I’ve been a huge fan of using cream or liquid blushes. Because I didn’t have that many in my collection I decided to buy one. I ended up buying the Bourjois Aqua Blush in a really pretty corally shade called Cocoricorail. After testing it out for a couple of weeks it’s finally time for me to review it. So, if you’re interested in finding out more about this really good looking blush and if you want to see what it looks like on my face, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s start off by discussing the packaging. The Bourjois Aqua Blush comes in this little bottle with a pump on it. I really appreciate the pump because it’s very hygienic and it just works really nicely. The bottle itself has a coral colour and so does the pump. The letters on the packaging and the part between the bottle and the pump are silver. Overall it does look really pretty and pretty professional. It looks pretty fancy and I like that. It’s not just a cheap bottle of pink fluid.
There are a few different shades available in this Bourjois Aqua Blush range. There is a nude coloured blush (which I bought as well, review coming up soon!), a berry shade which is perfect for autumn, a very pinky colour and this coral shade, the one that I’m reviewing today.
Bourjois Aqua Blush in Cocoricorail – €12,25
Cocoricorail is, like I said and like the name already suggests, a coral blush colour. Back in the day coral was my favourite colour of all time so I thought it might be interesting to get a blush in a shade like that. Even though coral isn’t the most unique colour in the beauty industry, it’s not a colour you see that often in blushes anymore. At least I don’t have too many coral blushes anymore and I don’t come across them very often. Obviously that made it even more exciting to give this one a try!
Before we jump into details about the quality and my experience with the product I first want to go over the claims Bourjois is making regarding this Aqua Blush. This is Bourjois’ very first fresh-effect blush. It’s an ultra-fluid gel that is refreshing as a sorbet and is supposed to give your complexion amazing radiance. It has an invisible effect because the colour is supposed to become one with your skin without leaving a mark. It’s a dream for the skin because it’s perfectly light and natural. Just one pump of this blush is enough to get gorgeously flushed cheeks.
They also recommend to blend it in using your fingers.
Overall I can’t say I disagree with what Bourjois claims about this blush. Let’s start off by discussing the texture. The blush is pretty fluid, but not like liquid or anything. It definitely has some gelly properties to it that make it a bit easier to work with. Because it’s not too thick it is very spreadable and because of the gel-formula it blends out very nice and easily. It just smoothes over the skin so easily and I really like that about this product. It’s definitely not streaky at all and you don’t have to worry about it leaving traces behind of where you put it.
Another thing I like about this blush is how natural it looks on the skin. It obviously does add a gorgeous colour to the cheeks, but it doesn’t look unnatural. It really becomes one with the skin like Bourjois claims and that’s just a really pretty look. So if you’re someone who loves the natural look, this might work better for you than a regular powder blush.
Pigmentation wise it’s definitely okay. You can build it up any way you want to. If you prefer a strong blush you can apply a little more or build it up, but if you prefer something natural one pump of it is enough. I really like that you get to choose how intense it will end up looking. One thing I do recommend is making it a little more intense than you actually want to, because if you put powder over top the blush will become a little less intense and therefore not as out there as you probably hoped.
Staying power wise I think this product is amazing. That’s actually one of my favourite things about liquid or creamy blushes, they stay in place so well. Much better than any regular powder blush. That because you apply it on top of your foundation instead of your powder, which means you’ll end up setting it along with your foundation. Aside from that it’s also not the top layer on your skin so you won’t wipe it away as easily.
Overall I’m really impressed by this Bourjois Aqua Blush. I really love the colour, coral is just a stunning colour for the cheeks, the formula of this product is really amazing and the quality is very impressive. I honestly have no negative thing to say about it and therefore I definitely recommend giving it a try. It’s really worth the try, even if you usually don’t like liquid or cream blushes!
And that’s it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know if you ever use liquid or creamy blushes, and if so, let me know which one is your favourite!