New & Upcoming: Bourjois Cream Blushes & Bronzing Collection Launch + Mac Makeup Classes + Benefit 15hr Primer

Theres been some interesting things popping up on my beauty radar in the past couple of weeks and this is the news that has caught my attention the most:First is a product launch I'm quite excited about- the Bourjois Cream Blushes that have a cream to powder formula and contain mango, apricot and poppy extracts to brighten the complexion and soften the skin. They'll have a dewy finish that creates a healthy glow to the skin. These will be available in four shades ranging from peach to browny pink and will launch into Selfridges on 8th May then Boots, Superdrug and ASOS on 15th May for £7.99.
Bourjois will also be launching limited edition Je T'aime Blush pots including the first ever blush shade from the brand from 1914. Launching into Boots in June will also be their new bronzing collection named 'Summer on the Riviera', a self tan free range that includes a Bronzing BB Cream, Bronzing Primer and a new bronzing powder- Max Delight Bronzer.

I think I'm definitely looking forward to the blush launch more than the bronzing collection, a bronzing primer that doesn't tan the skin? Sounds a bit.... unusual.

(I bought the Cream Blush in the colour 03 Rose Tender and you can read my review HERE. I tried out the Bronzing Primer while I was at the stand and I have to say, I still don't really get it- wouldn't it just make your foundation darker? I will have to hunt out some reviews!)

Next is Mac's Make Up Application Lessons that are now available in their stand alone stores, these range from:
Express Makeup in 30 for £20 and Makeup in 60 for £30 (which both include a customised face chart) up to bridal, Theatrical and Mac Technique for £50.
Each appointment is with a Mac Pro Artist and needs to be booked in advance but the price of the session is redeemable against any products you choose to buy on the day.
They are also offering complimentary 'Just One Look' demonstration sessions that don't need an appointment where you have the chance to perfect a key look on your eyes, lips or skin. There is also a complimentary Lash Fitting service when you buy a pair of false lashes, where an artist will trim, fit and position your new lashes so they're perfect for you when you take them home.

I've always been familiar with asking an artist to apply a product for you to see how it works on your skin, and I think this is particularly helpful for foundation, but I'd never really considered a make up lesson. I think these would be really helpful if you've got a product or application technique you're struggling with or just want to perfect your look, as you're learning from a professional make up artist. I just hope they don't do the lessons out by counters with every one watching or it might draw a crowd!Lastly, the announcement of Benefit's Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer which claims to lock foundation like a magnet to the skin to ensure it stays perfect throughout the day. There isn't much information available yet on the Stay Flawless but it will be launched in July and will retail for £24.99.

I'm not too sure about this one- not sure if I like the idea of rubbing a stick all over my bare face but if it really does last 15 hours then maybe I could get on with it, it is a big claim! Theres also the fact that it costs double the price of my favourite foundation so looking forward to seeing some reviews and finding out how this product performs.

How are you feeling about this latest beauty news? Desperate to get your hands on a cream blush, 15 hr primer and pop to Mac for a lash fitting?


  1. Honestly I don't like the idea of rubbing a stick on my fave as a primer.. It seems weird and will probably skip this product! :) I am excited for the Bourjois Bronzing Collection though! <3


    1. It does seem a bit strange doesnt it, I suppose there are other products that come in sticks but they usually go on top of the foundation. Im looking forward to seeing reviews of both! x

  2. ooo I'm very intrigued by the bronzing range! I'm trying to branch into bronzing at the minute but I get scared about looking like an oompa loompa :P I can't wait to try the new bourjois healthy mix blushers, these cream ones sound brilliant too :D
    Love Holly x

    1. I think the bronzing BB cream sounds pretty good. Yeh my face is pretty pale at the moment and am a bit worried about orange bronzey bits too! Since when was there a healthy mix blusher?? xx


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