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REVIEW: Bourjois Paris Blush In 33 Lilas D'Or

Bourjois Paris 33 Lilas D'Or Blush Review

Is It Really?

Guest By: Anks

I was never really a blush person. Even after I became a makeup junkie, I had only two blushes. A rose pinkish Lakme one and Apricot Flush from Maybelline was all I had. Eventually my blush collection expanded but the 5 blushes I own today pale in comparison with the 60 lippies that I do :)

So, it is ironical that my first review for ISLM be a blush. Isn’t it? Well, there is a story behind this. When I realised that I wasn’t going to be buying a lot of blushes, I set my sight on certain cult favourites. And when you speak of cults, is there a better option than Nars Orgasm?  After lusting after Orgasm for nearly a year and finding it out of stock at the Malaysian airport, I chanced upon a blog that declared this blush as a perfect dupe for the Big O! That was when I decided that I would get this one. So last year on my birthday, I picked this up.  At that time, the SA told me that they were going to discontinue the shade and new stocks did not contain this. But that was rubbish because I have seen this on counters months after that and it features on various websites as well.

INR 575

2.5 grams

What Bourjois Claims:
Our timeless blusher has been around for almost 150 years and have made Bourjois famous worldwide thanks to its amazing texture and packaging.
The baked texture transforms when applied to the skin into an ultra-fine pressed powder, which is easy to apply and blends impeccably. One stroke of the brush reveals the irresistible aroma of the rose scented powder.
Its built-in mirror and brush is perfect for touch-ups on the go!

Bourjois Paris 33 Lilas D'Or Blush Review

Bourjois Paris 33 Lilas D'Or Blush Review

What I Feel:
The packaging of this blush is extremely pretty! The little round pot is travel friendly and the baked texture looks amazing. All those who are a sucker for pretty packaging (shout out to Suma) will love it. I’d let the pictures speak for themselves.
Isn’t it super pretty? The mirror and the accompanying brush is perfect for touchups on the go.

It is a peachy pink blush with golden shimmer perfect for a glowing flush. The colour payoff is sheer and needs to be built up. I like this fact because there is little chance of going overboard with it and getting clownish cheeks. It also makes this shimmery beauty versatile for both day and night. Here I am, wearing it lightly in the day time.

Bourjois Paris 33 Lilas D'Or Blush Review

And this is where I am wearing it heavily in the evening. This pic is taken with a flash and you can see that the camera picks up the sheen but no visible shimmer. Hello glowy cheeks!

Bourjois Paris 33 Lilas D'Or Blush Review

The lasting power is excellent. I have worn this to a party and found it to be still visible after ten hours! My only gripe with this blush is that being a baked product, the texture hardens over time. Since the time I have bought it, it has become harder to touch and the brush picks up a very tiny amount. There is a lot of work involved in wearing it now because the first two swipes just don’t show up.

Oooohhhss And Aaaahhhss!!!
·        Pretty packaging and prettier product
·        Great colour, versatile enough for day and evening wear
·        Fantastic Lasting Power

·       Hardens over time
·       Needs a separate blush brush

     If I ever run out of this, Yes!

     I think this is a great colour that will suit a lot of skin tones. Those of you with CafĂ© Au Lait complexions can also work this one like a highlighter.


  1. aww you look pretty Anks... and very well reviewed... gotta check this shade out now! :)

    1. Thank you Ritu! Do check it out... it is fabulous :)

  2. Lovely fotds ! :) do give a makeup breakdown the blue liner and the lippies...

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    2. Thank You Marianne :)

      The makeup is very simple really... In the first pic I am wearing only MAC fluidline in Siahi on the eyes and MAC Lip liner in Spice on the lips. Reviews coming up for both these products soon :p you'll prob see this face again...

      In the second pic, I have Faces eye pencil in Turquoise Blue and Avon Glimmersticks in Smokey Diamond on the Upper Lashline, Maybelline Colossal Kajal on the waterline and MAC Cosmo on the lips. And of course, a heavy application of Lilas D'or on the cheeks :)

    3. Siahi looks stunning !!

  3. Hey Anks, Loved the look, specially thick eyeliner in first pic :) loved the blush !!

    1. Hey Shalini... thanks :) That's how I cheat with eye makeup... no messy shadows and no blending!

      Do try out the blush if you get a chance to. It will go well with your complexion methinks...


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