There has got to be something about a beauty brand that sells six million little pots of blush every year. Well, that accolade goes to French brand Bourjois for it's cute, rose scented blusher housed in a tiny flip-top pot. And even more impressive it has been around since 1881 (with a few formulation tweaks along the way). There was a Mr Bourjois once upon a time, Monsieur Alexandre Napoleon Bourjois, who created the pastel powder blush back in 1863. It was to fill a need as an alternative to the thick, greasepaint used by women in the 19th century. And that little blush pot still remains the signature of the range today. Fast forward many decades and Coty owns the brand now, which they bought from Chanel, back in 2014 for an estimated $240 million. Bourjois became a household beauty name in the 80's when they expanded to eyeshadows, with over 30 shades on offer. I discovered Bourjois in Paris about ten years ago - and have always loved it's charm. I would often stock up on my trips to Sydney at Priceline. Until now, where you will find the full range at Farmers stores across the country. And like that little blush pot, the makeup innovation continues. Look out for Velvet Matt Lipsticks that offer stunning colour pay-off, and a comfortable feather-light matte finish. A Push-Up Mascara; that promises to pick up the smallest lashes, and coat them blacker than black, in glossy colour. And, City Radiance an anti-pollution foundation with built-in colour boosting pigments, all are launching soon. I would officially call Bourjois - my smug beauty buy - check it out.
Bourjois Blush Pot, in Rose d'Or, $25; City Radiance, $35 and Velvet Lipstick, in Nude-ist, $29.
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