Bourjois is 150 years old this year. So in September they’re celebrating by re-releasing a cult product of theirs from 150 years ago. Poudre de Java Illuminating Face Powder first put Bourjois on the global beauty map, and I can see why. Check out the packaging from way back when.
It’s a lovely shimmery pinkish nude illuminating powder, and it’s got the same rose scent as the Little Pots of Colour. Appealing and all as this product is, I’ve always had a bit of a phobia when it comes to illuminators. As a general rule of thumb I just CANT WORK shimmery products, so I’m a very matte makeup person normally.
This powder would convert you though.
The packaging is a bit of a departure from the usual Bourjois. It comes in a retro mint-green pot, complete with Victorian swirls and curls, its really similar to the product's original packaging and I love it. It’s got a twistable dispenser, so you’re not going to end up with the worlds most beautifully illuminated handbag lining.
I’ve been using a dusting over my cheekbones, and on my brow bones. (A tip I picked up from this great Beaut.ie tutorial, which helped me overcome my pathological fear of contouring.)
It never looks too shiny or sparky. It just picks up the light and casts a nice flattering glow, perking up the ole complexion. Magic! I bet it would be a winner on the décolletage as well, so I’ll be giving that a go the next time I’m wearing something low cut.
Its suitable for all skin tones and available from September for the princely sum of €14.49. Well worth the price tag,
Will you be trying this bad boy? Does anyone have any amazing recommendations for illuminatin’ the nation?