I have tried and love Bourjois glosses, so when on my trip to Ulta, I saw a Bourjois display, I decided to try another product from the line and picked up the Blush in Rose D'or, one of the line's bestsellers.
I don't know whether I'm pleased or not, y'all. Okay - the packaging is totally cute. A small, round plastic package that identically matches the shade of the blush. Very retro and frou-frou. I'm all for the visuals - if I like the package, it says good things about the product inside. The blush itself is baked, which I really love, as I am a huge fan of Laura Geller's Blush 'N Brighten and MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes, which are made through the same process. The shade is exactly what I was looking for - a true, candy pink with minimal shimmer - and I like the included mirror. But that's where my happiness ends.
Included in the packaging was a tiny little angle-y brush, which I suppose is suggested for using to contour one's cheeks. Um, no. It's doll-sized and would never be usable, unless you wanted to deposit a tiny stripe of pink on your face, which ... why would you want to do that? Also, it smells. Yes, it reeks. It smells exactly like old lady face powder. Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about. If you don't, go to your Grandma's house (or the house of any old lady you know). Go up to her bedroom. Look on her vanity or wherever she keeps her cosmetics. Find her face powder compact (every old woman owns one). Open it. Sniff the contents. Have you sufficiently inhaled that overly powdery, sickly sweet floral fragrance??? Yeah??? Well, that's what this blush smells like. Not good. Bourjois' site raves that their blush was the first powder blush ever created - in 1863! And I'm guessing that's exactly what this stuff smelled like back then - blech!
I love the color. I love the package. But I will not purchase again - the scent is a major deal breaker.