Launching in a matter of days is the new Bourjois Delice de Powder Bronzers which are great for Summer.
The good news is that much like the original Bourjois Delice de Powder Bronzer the two new additions are of the same shape and share the same delicious chocolate scent...
First up we have a must have for all those who like to contour and highlight or for those who have always wanted to dabble with the concept but don't know where to begin? Well in that case you must track down the Bourjois Delice de Powder Duo. As the name may suggest this dinky little palette contains two powder products - one half is a medium brown, golden toned bronzer in which you can use to contour and sculpt the face or of course just generally warm the skin tone. The bronzer isn't fully matte as it has a little shimmer/glitter in certain lights but when applied to the face you can't really notice it, in this aspect it is very like NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder. I will be honest in saying that the bronzer half of this compact is rather firm in texture and can take a few swipes to really get the best from it in terms of pigmentation. The good news is that due to this problem it is perfect for lighter complexions but can be built up in layers on deeper skin tones without caking or looking heavy. I find a good, dense blush brush works best with this formula rather than a typical, fluffy bronzer/powder brush. Oddly the highlighter half of this palette is completely the opposite in terms of texture and pigment pay off - it is soft, almost crumbly in texture and beyond pigmented. This pearlescent come oyster pink (think Benefit Highbeam in terms of colour) is fairly suit all and adds more of a metallic sheen to the skin rather than relying on glitter to illuminate the skin. As someone with enlarged pores I can vouch that it gives a soft, glow to the skin rather than highlighting problem areas a.k.a drawing attention to my pores. It blends out seamlessly and works best with a large fluffy brush.
Next up we have Bourjois Delice de Powder Gold Bronzing Powder which is frankly the most beautiful bronzer come highlighter I have ever stumbled upon. Can you use Bourjois Delice de Powder to warm the skin tone? Not really as this is essentially a deep bronze shimmer brick (I liken it to a deeper in tone version of Charlotte Tilbury's Gold Bar Highlighting Powder) that adds a little warmth to the skin but really is a sunshine inspired highlighting powder in my opinion. Much like the bronzer section in the above palette this is really firm in texture which again is actually beneficial as less is more with this product. Now don't be put off when I state that the Bourjois Delice de Powder Gold Bronzing Powder has teeny, tiny flecks of glitter which stick to the skin and give the most beautiful sun kissed glow. If you over apply it can look a little bizarre due to the metallic finish so a large, fluffy brush is your best bet. I would use this as you would a highlighting powder but it doubles up as beautiful bronze eyeshadow or if you are feeling creative you can dampen the bronzer and apply as a liquid eyeliner. There isn't many highlighters or bronzer for that matter that I can recommend for deeper complexions but this one gets my vote!
Look out for both of the the New Bourjois Delice de Powder Bronzers launching later this month!
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