Tuesday 17 June 2014

Review: Bourjois Paris 'Poudre de riz de java' (Java Rice powder)

Hello my lovelies!

It's unbelievable right? Aida is blogging....regularly! Shock, Horror. 
So today I thought I would do a review and with that share with you a new powder that I purchased as result of Gabby from VelvetGhost (who is another one of my enablers, much like Essie button). This powder claims to be an illuminating translucent powder, however it does have a tint of pink within in which totally blends out so don't let that put you off. 

Lets just begin by putting the obvious out there, yes this product is very messy. Actually, that's an understatement. If you're not careful you could have your very own indoor snow machine, it will go everywhere but don't let that be the reason that you don't buy this product and test it out for yourself, forming your own opinions on it. 

After seeing the lovely VelvetGhost talk about this in one of her videos I knew it was the right thing for me to get, a product that illuminates and sets your makeup in place? Yes please. However, having said this I'm not entirely sure whether this product was a limited edition for their 150 year anniversary or not, but I sincerely recommend that you go and check your local Boots store for this as it really is quite incredible. 
The packaging, first of all, is so adorable and rather cleverly made in the sense that the loose powder can be locked in by simply twisting the white/clear section on the inside. Leave open and unleash the snow machine. 

As far as scent goes Bourjois seems to have a love with all things granny smelling, now don't get me wrong, I personally love that old, sweet, slightly perfumy smell - as weird as that may be, but I know others don't share the same odd traits and may find this off putting. The actual powder somehow manages to mattify your makeup and make it illuminating all at the same time, magic. So for that reason I really must give the granny smell loving people at Bourjois a double thumbs up. 
The staying power and how long it can hold up without caking I feel is a little bit of a let down, but this could be something that's just happened to me as a result of my moisturising, priming (or lack of it) and foundation. I'll definitely be switching certain aspects of my routine around a little until I find a way where this powder won't crack/cake after 6 hours, simply because I love it too much to not like a particular aspect of it. 

Overall, it's a fantastic, neat little product that comes at around £10/£11 a pot and I would give it a rating of 8/10
Let me know if you've tried this product and what you thought of it! Is it a limited edition? What do you think of my new /10 rating scheme? Comment bellow!

Till' next time,



  1. Replies
    1. I suggest you get this in your life then! Thank you for commenting xx


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