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26.1.12

Bourjois 'Chocolate' Bronzer - Review

Afternoon all! I thought I'd do a quick review for you guys today. Bourjois' "chocolate" Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder, has been a favourite product of mine for almost a year now. I use it as a contour powder, and sometimes as a blush to liven up my face. I use Chanel's Bronze Universel cream bronzer daily as a contour however, but when I'm looking for something more natural-looking, I use this! I'm really pale, as you all know, and I find this bronzer perfect for me. I have it in shade 51 - medium. I didn't see a lighter shade when I bought this, so I would be curious to see if it would suit my skin-tone better than this one, even though shade 51 still works fine.
It's a gorgeous bronzer, it's more-or-less matte and has teeny-tiny shimmers in it, which are barely noticeable. It smells absolutely amazing (like caramel chocolate), and the bronzer itself looks like a bar of chocolate. It has a very good colour pay-off, it isn't too chalky and applies evenly on to the skin. I do have to swirl my brush in the bronzer a few times though, to get a good bit of product onto the bristles. 
I find using an angled brush to apply this on to the face works best, I use Sigma's F40. I have NO defined cheekbones whatsoever, so contouring is important to me for thinning out my face. I find the angled brushes create a more natural and definite contour to the face. 
I'm not 100% sure on the price of the bronzer, but it's around £7/€9 - not too bad, seeing as mine's lasted so long. Overall, I adore this product! The packaging is cute, it smells amazing and it's just a great 'everyday' product for quite a small price. I'd highly recommend it to anyone, especially pale girls who are looking for an affordable contour powder.

(I'm dying to get my hands on the "white chocolate" highlighter version of this, but I haven't seen it anywhere in Dublin at all. Does anyone know where I can buy it?)

Chocolate! Without the calories..
Swatch of the bronzer, blended into my hand.

Have you used this product before? What do you use to contour?