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Bourjois Blushes ~ History, All Shades & Photos

Since I'm such a BIG fan Bourjois, I've been asked a lot of times about what I think about their blushers. I've bought just one blush before now, which was Bonne Mine 13  , a pretty shade but looked too red on me, so I decided to make it a prize in my first ever giveaway  last year

Then after that I was too busy buying their 'new launches' until last week. I got 2 of the little round pots, and now I want ALL of them :P

~ A little about the history behind these little round pots ~

Source: Bourjois website

It all started in the 19th century, when Alexander Napoleon Bourjois began making light quality stage make-up for actresses, because he thought thick and messy greasepaint made of fat resulted in a mask-like effect.  The first dry powder make-up was called 'Rouge Fin De Theatre'

Then in 1863, he created a baked 'dry' powder that was perfumed with a delicate rose scent, which was made accessible not only to actresses but all women in decorated cardboard boxes (which I think I would like better) The blusher was dry-baked in a dry room in the Bourjois factory in Pantim, a suburb in Paris.

However, the dry baked  blushers were given names to describe their colors until 1879, one of the first being 'Rosette Brune' Can you believe this classic shade still exists today??? It's now called 'Cendre de Rose Brune' (3rd in the pics below) I didn't know! Otherwise I would've bought it without a second thought!

You can read more about the history in the Bourjois website. On to the blushes......

There are matte and shimmery with golden flecks Bourjois blushes. The ones with gold shimmer are all the ones with the word "d'or" at the end. 'D'or' means 'golden' in French.

Here are 15 shades of the blushes available in India. ENJOY!

(You can click on all photos to enlarge)

From top left to bottom right:
  • Brun Cuivre 03
  • Ambre d'or 32
  • Cendre de roses brune 48
  • Brun Cuivre 03 (not really sure though =S The SA confused me)
  • Rose d'or 34
  • Lilas d'or 33 ~ This one is a dupe for Nars Orgasm  (read here)
  • Rose Eclat 15
  • Brun Illusion 11
  • Rose Fougue 17
  • Tomette 72
  • Lune d'or 35
  • Rose coup de foudre 16
  • Chataigne doree 10
  • Rose Ambre 74
  • Sienne 85
I got 2 blushes recently ~ Lilas d'or & Lune d'or

With Lune d'or it was love at first sight. It is so gorgeous! It would work as a blush or a highlighter.

More photos for you, just in case you're still confused about which one you want =D

All blushes are priced at Rs.575

Hope this post was helpful  :)

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


  1. How do you have yours in a palette!? :O

  2. Great info Cynthia..Looking at yur passion they are a must buy for me now:)

  3. the ones that you've picked up are what i like best. lusting after bourjois now :P

  4. I like the variety ! I will be checking em out the next week for sure :)
    Thanks for the piccys :)

  5. I got my hubby to get me Lilas 33 after reading yr dupe report to cheer me up through the illness.. & boy is it pretty!

    This is my first Bourjois Blush and I just love love the natural flush it gives.. I applied some to cheer me up before I went to sleep again.. Thks CZ for yr dupe report.. It was very useful :D

  6. @Fathima ~ All blushes are for Rs.575


  7. @Shabna ~ These were clicked at the store :)


  8. @Tanveer~ lol...Great! Ur welcome girl...just glad u like it n that it cheered u up :D. It does give a very nice flush


  9. oh wow they all look stunning! I just forgot how lovely these blushes were. Gota get some now :)

  10. okayy now i want to get the cendre de rose brune too xD

  11. Interesting facts about Bourjois :)Love all the colors :D I really wanna try the Lilas d'or 33! xoxo

  12. ooohhh...love the shades. will pick up one next week.

  13. i love bourjois,i feel they have gorgeous products ,i have their mascaras, lippies,lipgloss, eyeshadows but no blush :(

  14. Hey Cyntheia i know I am little late to ask .... but do u have any idea where to get Bourjois in Noida .

  15. You'll get it in Lifestyle, Great India Place


  16. OOOO..This is sooo cool..I'm a fashion history addict..You so have to check out Maybelline's history-invented mascara..and Max Factor (invented foundation, the term 'make-up' and lip gloss) as well..

  17. Hi Cynthia...I read your blog all the way from the UK. Im glad your a big bourjois fan as so am I! I desperately would like to know where you got your palette from to put your bourjois blush in as I cant find one. The little pots take up so much space:(

  18. Hi Deena, that palette is at the store, they display the testers in them. I know what u mean...maybe u can check on Ebay- u might find a similar one there. Hope u do :)


  19. Hey cynthia , I wanna know what shade exactly is the 4th from left , brun cuivre or not ?? Coz , i like it alot .
    And btw i just loveeeeeeee your blog ,your amazing reviews and DIYs , it's been alot help with your blog , so thanks alot! :)

  20. Akriti- Hi...thank u so much! Yes, I'm almost positive it's Brun Cuivre after googling it too.


  21. great great great photos...thank you so much

  22. great great great photos...thank you so much♥

  23. Where do you buy in the usa the bourjois blusher?


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