October 01, 2013

Bourjois Java Rice Powder

We have both been full of praise for Bourjois' newest releases over the last few months - so much so that I have been conscious of spreading the reviews out somewhat, but I just couldn't sit on this one for any longer. Powder is one of my ultimate make-up products, and I have been loving the new generation of weightless, blurring formulas. Funnily enough, this is a very old-fashioned looking product as it has been released to celebrate 150 years of the brand, but it is a new formula - a re-interpretation of a powder that they used to make years ago.

The Java Rice Powder* comes in a dinky 3.5g tub (the same size as the Bronzing Primer, for any of you that have that), and has a good quality sifter to keep it from spilling all over the place. The powder itself is really something special, in my opinion - if this was released from a high-end brand (ahem, Chanel), it would be an instant cult product. Come to think of it, I know that Chanel also released a limited edition loose illuminating powder not to long ago - I would love to compare the two.

Back to this powder- it is incredibly finely milled, has the slightest rosy tint and smells gorgeous, just like the brand's little pot blushes. It doesn't look powdery on the skin at all and imparts the slightest glow, cancelling out any dullness in the complexion. Sound familiar? I think this is a great alternative if you're hesitant to stump up the cash for an Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - to me, it does a lot of what Luminous or Radiant Light claim to do, and at a much more palatable €13.99. Win-win! I think it's out now, or should be soon enough, so keep an eye out if you're interested!


  1. I must give this another swatch, I tried it out instore but just couldn't make up my mind, can you use it as an all over powder or is this strictly a highlighter?:)

  2. Cannot wait to get this, looks lovely!

  3. I'm just after buying the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, but I think I'll save it for 'good wear' and get this for everyday use!

  4. Must go in and check this out in person tomorrow, sounds beautiful, love the vintage inspired packaging too!

    Emma x

  5. This sounds like a great little product, I'll definitely be checking it out in person x


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