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?
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19 comments

  1. This review is awesome. Only a bit of a shame you cant get the bronzer anymore :(

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  2. I remember seeing this in one of your videos last year and I meant to get it, but forgot! Defo going to grap this the next time I see it! It looks fab thanks for a great review xx

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  3. i use this everyday, it is a gorgeous product x

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  4. As far as know shade 51 is the lightest, I've never seen a lighter one anyway.

    I love this bronzer, it's great for warming up around the temples, forehead and nose. I do find it a little too sparkly for contouring the cheeks though so I stick to a matte bronzer for that.

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  5. I want this so much! Yesterdey I was shopping but this thing didn't even cross my mind. I have to buy it..ASAP!! Thank you for reminiding me :)

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  6. I've always wanted to try this! x

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  7. I bought this a few weeks ago and it really is amazing and the smell..yum :)
    http://hannahspeeches.blogspot.com/

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  8. Looks really yellow right?
    Does it work as contour if it is just yellow? D:

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  9. Great review, I've had this product in my make up bag for ages and have yet to use it, will do soon!

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  10. Such a shame that I can't get Bourjois here in Germany :( I bought a lipstick and eyeshadows whilst I was on holiday in France and they where fantastic. I will definitely remember this for the next time I can get hold of bourjois stuff. Great post as always!

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  11. i think id be more tempted to eat this haha!

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  12. If you do find the 'white chocolate' version then please do let me know! I've been looking for it forever! xx

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  13. I'm really tempted to try this, it looks quite dark but actually blended in it's not too dark. I'm really pale but this doesn't look too scary. Great review :)
    xx
    http://changingtidesofsummer.blogspot.com/

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  14. Oh I heard good things about this but the chocolatey look is too tempting for me! (Said the girl who now uses TooFaced Chocolate Soleil that smells like the deal).

    Also, I'm having a HUGE blog sale at the mo with brands like Bobbi Brown, Stila and Lush. Prices start from £1.

    Would love if if you could check it out :D

    http://shimmerdreamz.blogspot.com/2012/01/huge-makeup-blog-sale-ft-bobbi-brown.html

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  15. I've never really been a big fan of contouring! Not because I don't like it, I just seem to fail every attempt haha. I love the look of this though! Chocolate! GENIUS! If you know of a good contouring tutorial on youtube then let me know :) xxxxx

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  16. Love this bronzer! I used to use the white chocolate one too and it was amazing as a highlighter powder!! The only thing is I don't think Bourjois sell it anymore :( can't get it anywhere but if you do find it let us know! x

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  17. shade 51 is the lightest shade - 'peaux claires/medianes' is light-medium skin :)

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  18. I wish I could try this bronzer, since I've heard so many good things about it. But, alas, I'm in the States, where Bourjois isn't available.

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