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9/30/10

Vintage Blush Anyone?


How would you like to have a blush that was made more than 130 years ago? A blush which made it's way from the theatres in Paris in the 1860s, to all across the world since then.... and to my dressing room in 2010. Now, that's half the charm of this blush - the history. Which is weird, coz I always fell asleep during all of my History classes in school. Sigh! If only Gandhi wore makeup... I could've scored higher than.....nah I'm not telling you! =D

In my post on the History & Shades of Bourjois Blushes, I mentioned the first blush that was given a name in 1879 and which still exists today ~ 'Rosette Brune', now called 'Cendre de Rose Brune'





It's a matte rose pink shade, which, in my opinion, is a darker, more adult version of the MAC Pink Swoon (click for review & swatch) 
If Pink Swoon let you down by not showing up on your skin tone, then Cendre De Rose Brune would probably be good 'rebound' blush for you.  


MAC Pink Swoon & Bourjois Cendre De Rose Brune

More Swatches...

Bourjois Cendre De Rose Brune ~ Blended & Unblended


Bourjois Blush : Cendre De Rose Brune Swatch

If you're a blush addict & collector, your collection would be incomplete without this classic. Just as a movie buff's collection would be without 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' (or Sound Of Music?) and a stamp collector's would be without the 'Black Penny Stamp' (I googled 'oldest stamp'. I have no interest in stamps whatsoever! =D)


Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥♥ 5/5 (Quality, Packaging, Shade)


Price~ Rs.575


♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

20 comments:

  1. woohoo.. i love the blush!! how abt posting pics of u wearing it ??

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  2. Pretty Shade..PLease do put a pic of yours wearing this shade :-)

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  3. It is such a pure pretty pink blush! Nice to know that this has been popular since the last 130 years.

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  4. Wow tht really is an oldie! It looks timeless though ;)

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  5. Love the blushes. Colors are soo pretty!

    xx

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  6. lol @ gandhi wearing makeup. Bourjois blushes are definitely on my list of things.

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  7. i really love the packaging of these blushes. looks very barbie-ish! sigh!

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  8. Rima~ I know...they're so cute!

    AOYV~ lol...You should get some since u love blushes

    ♥xx♥

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  9. Deeptima & GGG~ Will do that sometime

    ♥xx♥

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  10. This is such a lovely shade...I am surely gonna pick up one bourjois blush for sure

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  11. Wow, it's actually interesting to hear about the history of that particular shade. And it definately looks like a truly gorgeous pink shade. I definately want this. x

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  12. I've been into pinks lately and this shade is so tempting. I have to check this out at my local drugstore now :)

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  13. Pinks are my fave blushes and that is gorgeous! I loved the story behind it too. Very cool :D

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  14. Wow thats really interesting. So much for expiration dates!

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  15. ooohhhh...i know what I'm goin to get today:)

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  16. It looks like a gorgeous deep pink shade! I have to check this one out!
    p.s loved reading the history part! xoxo

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  17. ahhh i so want this one
    have tried mac pink swoon but i am not as fair as you are :(
    but i know i have this one for my rescue...
    this would be my first blush from this brand
    would love to see ur pic sweetie :) i told u na it makes us J ... so why not ??
    do post in some pics :)

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  18. Rashmi~ Will post pics sometime. U should get this one...it'll look good on u

    Girls, u'll love this!

    ♥xx♥

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  19. this blush is very pigmented and pretty... i also have this in rose shade...

    My recent post: My Body Shop and Lakme Haul

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  20. Ohh wow..this is stunning-so Parisian demimondaine like Zola's Nana---btw--its Penny Black, not...

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