If a beauty addict sees Bourjois blush pots for about 75% off ... well, you can finish the rest of that sentence. One aimless Sunday, I was wandering around in Target and hovering around the Bourjois stand. While looking at the Delice de Soleil bronzer, I saw one of the blushes on sale for under $5. At first I thought it was only for the one seemingly unpopular shade (Brun Cuivre) as the sign indicated, but I scanned another just in case. And sure enough, it was similarly discounted. Mad grabbing ensued. Unfortunately, there wasn't Rose Ambre which I've been eyeing, but there were 7 shades still available. I picked up 5 of them (leaving Brun Cuivre and Ambre D'Or, which I now regret not purchasing).
Due to my serendipitous haul, I now have amassed a mini collection of these Bourjois baked blushes (though Cecilia's stash remains the ultimate). I previously only had Rose D'Or (34) which I featured in this post. It's one of my most reached for blushes that gives a natural looking, relatively subtle rosiness to the cheeks. I prefer that it's not super pigmented as it makes it easier to work with. Swatched alongside the other 5 shades, it appears much more of a cool pink while the rest are warmer, more reddish and deeper pinks.
Rose Éclat (15) One of the more pigmented shades. Almost like a matte. Though there are bits of shimmer in the blush itself, it's barely discernable when applied. The colour is a darker, burnished rose with reddish tones, making it more an autumnal shade.
Rose Coup de Foudre (16) Pinky apricot with a golden sheen. The shimmer is more detectable in this one and the colour gives a healthy, natural glow to the face.
Lilas D'Or (33) Red-leaning coral with an abundance of gold shimmer. Not the best colour for me due to the red tones that make me look like I accidentally dozed off in the solarium (I continue to have no luck with coral blush, see also Sleek Rose Gold and BYS Coral). This one needs to be applied lightly as it's quite pigmented. The shimmery particles are also the most noticeable.
Rose Frisson (54) One of the more matte looking shades, like Rose Éclat. This is warm rosy pink that gives a girly, youthful flush without looking obvious or harsh.
Rose de Jaspe (95) Looks very similar to Lilas D'Or in the swatch, but I prefer Rose de Jaspe. It applies like a slightly more vivid pink (with stronger gold shimmer) than the lighter Rose Frisson, which is a touch more muted and natural looking. Rose de Jaspe really warms up the face and the shimmer is very glowy without being over the top like Lilas D'Or.
Along with Rose D'Or, my favourites are Rose Coup de Foudre, Rose Frisson and Rose de Jaspe. There aren't any drastic differences between the shades, but I wouldn't say any of them look identical when worn, as they all have varying pigmentation, shimmer and tones (warmer, cooler, more red/pink/peach). These pot blushes have a distinctive powdery scent and come with a mini curved brush that I'd safely assume most beauty enthusiasts would promptly discard, in favour of their normal blush brushes. The little mirror inside is a nice touch, but personally it's too small to be truly helpful (that, or my face is just too big). These also last forever: I've had Rose D'Or for around a year and it honestly looks in the same condition as the ones I just bought (except for the small scratch I made at the surface when the top layer started hardening).