Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder AKA Chocolate Bronzer | Full Review


Hi gorgeous girls, I hope you have all had a fabulous bank holiday weekend, and if you've been unfortunate to have been working for the majority of it, then I feel your pain - But hey at least there are only four more days left till the weekend :) Today I wanted get my review up on my most loved bronzer ever, which is of course the Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder, otherwise known as the 'Chocolate Bronzer' due to its chocolaty smell. Expect to see the word LOVE in this review a lot, because this bronzer has been in a staple in my beauty routine for six years now and within those six years, theres not really a day that's passed where I've not used it - If that's not love for a beauty item, then I don't know what is.

For me the Bourjois Chcolate Bronzer ticks all the boxes and has everything that you need and want from a bronzer, its a great all rounder - It's perfect for contouring, using all over the skin for that for that sunkissed look and is the perfect bronzer to use as a blush on those minimal makeup days in the height of summer. The Bourjois chocolate bronzer has a matte finish which is perfect as I find it blends flawlessly into  your skin to give you that natural bronzed look, especially if your using this for an all over bronzed look. The colouring of this bronzer for me is just perfect as it really adds a lovely warmth to your skin and gives a you a glowing sunkissed look which I love. Admittedly the bonzer does have subtle orange undertones too it, however your going to get this with most bronzers - Afterall you have to think why your applying a bronzer in the first place, right? But don't worry your not going to come out looking like an orangutan! It's not that sort of orange. When ever I apply this, I find that the bronzer gives me a warm healthy look and adds a touch of radiance to my skin. One of my favourite things about the Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer is that its really buildable, as the bonzer doesn't pick up too much product on application - Which also makes this the perfect bronzer for contouring. With one light sweep across the bronzer with your brush, will give you just the right amount of product to  give you that gorgeous sunkissed look. If you are looking to add more product to complete your look, then I love how you can add more product easily without it looking cakey on your skin. This is because the texture of this bronzer is ever so light and it really does feel so smooth and soft to the touch.


The Bourjois chocolate bronzer does have light flecks of shimmer in it, as you can see from the pictures and my swatches, but fear not beauties as its not going to make your face sparkle and shine. I find that you can't even see the flecks of shimmer when its on your face - I'm pretty sure that it is these subtle shimmers which gives that bronzer that gorgeous warm glow though, so it's key that they are there, I'm sure of it. I've always used the shade 52, which I believe is the darkest shade Bourjois do in this bronzer, but for you fair skinned beauties, Bourjois do have a lighter shade, which I'm sure will work perfectly for those of you who worry about bronzers being a bit dark for you. Another thing that this bronzer gets a lot of comments about, is its unique smell - It's not called the chocolate bronzer for nothing. I find that the smell leans more towards a vanilla scent, rather than chocolate, but either way it smells yummy. However I find that as soon as it's applied on my skin, I can't smell it at all - So for those of you with sensitive skin, I think you will be just fine using this as the scent is not a heavy one. 

As for packaging Bourjois have kept it fuss free and have popped it in this cardboard box with a heavy magnetic strip. I love how easy this is to pop in your makeup bag as its pretty thin. I also love the colours Bourjois have used as I think it's ever so eye catching and has a bit of a different look to other bronzers that you can get. The only thing that would make this packaging perfect, would be if there was a little compact mirror built into the opposite side of the bronzer for a quick touch up on the go. But for its £6.99 price tag I certainly can't complain  I think it's ever so cute how it opens up like a little book though, and it always makes me smile to see the little treasure that's inside - As a sucker for packaging it's these little things which I love.

I can't ever see myself without this bronzer and I simply can't fault it in anyway. I've tried a lot of bronzers from high end to cheap as chips and nothing else compares to this. Although I must admit, I've still not gotten my beauty mitts on the NARS Laguna Bronzer, which I am dying to try. I've just not splurged out on it yet as I love the Bourjois Chocolate  so much and why change something that works perfectly for you? But if you have tried both bronzers, I would love to know how you find it compares and if you think I should splurge on the NARS Laguna as I've heard nothing but rave reviews - And if I'm completely honest, just looking for a good excuse to treat myself to it :)

If you've not tried the Bourjois Delice de Poudre yet, I urge you to pick one up on your next beauty spend at Boots as you wont be disappointed  With summer just around the corner, this is the perfect time to give this a whirl. You can pick it up from Boots here or if your feeling lucky Gemma from Miss Makeup Magpie and I are giving away one of these chocolate bronzers in our huge collaborate giveaway which you can find all the details on how to enter here.

Do you love this bronzer as much as I do? I would love to know your thoughts.

Lot's of Love



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  1. I won this on Bourjois twitter a few weeks back and i LOVE it too! :):) xxx

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    1. It's amazing isn't it, I dont think I could live without it ha xxx

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  2. I kind of want to eat it!
    Looks soooo cute!

    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

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    1. lol every time I smell it, I want to eat it ha, its just yummy xx

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  3. I have always been tempted by this product and you might have just persuaded me! It looks like a great all rounder bronzer - I want something to both contour and to give me that extra glow when I need it.
    Great post - thanks
    Adele
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    www.strictlyhighstreet.blogspot.com

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    1. Pleased you enjoyed the post Adele, if you do get it, be sure to let me know how you get on with it, I would love to know your thoughts xx

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  4. Oooh i've always wanted to try this, so many people rave about this bronzer! I love the photos btw :) Have a feeling this could look a little too orangey/muddy on my skin, but it sounds great !

    Sophierosehearts x

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    1. Thanks lovely. They do have a lighter shade if your worried about it being too dark. I think the light one would suit most skin tones and the colour is very buildable. :) xx

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  5. Looks really nice and sounds great!

    alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Amazing review lovely.... <3 it smells AMAZING :D xxxxx

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    1. Thank you beaut, it really does smell delishious haha xxxxx

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  7. My chocolate bronzer is such a mess, I should probably pick up a new one! I love it alot :)

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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    1. they can get a little messy, especially when you hit pan on them, you should have seen the state of my last one ha xxx

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  8. I use this when my NARS bronzer runs out and I can't bring myself to pay nearly £30 for a new one! For me, as you mentioned it's a little orangey for day time but I love it for nights out (smells great too!)

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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    1. It's perfect for nights out I agree. I am really wanting to try out the NARS one, but its just so pricey. I think I might give into temptation soon though lol xxx

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  9. I really wanna try that bronzer! :)

    xoxo,
    http://simplicity-in-pink.blogspot.pt/

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    1. You should go for it, I'm sure you will fall in love with it just like I did :) xx

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  10. I look at this every time I go into Boots, I'll look at it much closer next time I go in as it sounds lovely :)
    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. Aww if you pick one up Amy be sure to let me know how you get on, I love it and can't imagine ever not having one in my makeup bag xxx

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    1. Thank you, pleased you enjoyed the review x

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  12. This sounds lovely! I love how summery this post looks ahha :) never tried this bronzer but it's on my list now. Great review xxx

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    1. Thanks lovely. I hope you manage to tick it off your wishlist :) let me know how you get on if you pick one up xx

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  13. I love the look of this but it looks a tad too dark for me :( xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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    1. They do have a lighter shade one lovely, which might be ok if your skin is on the fairer side :) x

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  14. being a very fair skinned girl I definitely need to put some warmth in my face with bronzer, will be checking out the lighter version for sure! xx

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    1. I've never tried the lighter version but I've heard that it's just as good and looks amazing on fairer skin :) xx

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  15. I have such a love hate relationship with this bronzer. Sometimes it looks great and others its awful! It seriously frustrates me! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter and Sparkle

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    1. Aww no, I've never had that problem that's such a shame that it plays hit and miss with you. xx

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  16. Wow! This sounds amazing and is perfect for giving a different and sun-kissed tone of blush perfect for the nicer weather and for holidays! I'll definitely be picking some up! :)

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    1. This is the only makeup I wear when I'm on holiday and a bit of mascara of course ha. But I love wearing this in the summer, I ditch the blush sometimes and just use this xx

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  17. Oh my, I would love to try this product. Lovely packaging.

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    1. I love the packaging too, its lovely xx

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  18. I really want to try this :)

    Nyss x

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  19. I really want to try this, sounds amazing! Great review, doll! XO

    Honey
    www.imhoneyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. It looks delicious like chocolate! Would love to try it out!
    xx
    TiTi's Corner!

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