There are 2 groups of people: the ones are die-hard Nars’ Orgasm lovers and the ones that aren’t. I happen to fall into the “ones that aren’t” category. I bought Orgasm years ago–it was one of my first high-end blush purchases. Sadly, it didn’t work out for me. It just wasn’t as peachy as I would have liked and was way more shimmery than I thought it would be, making my pores look more like potholes. I ended up passing it on to my sister, who promptly fell in love (damn her and her perfect, tiny pores!!!). But since then, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect shimmery golden peach blush. I’ve tried some duds and some pretty ones, but I think I’ve found my new favorite in Jouer’s Mineral Powder Blush lineup–the lovely Peach Bouquet.
You may recall my review of Jouer’s Mineral Powder Bronzer in Suntan I did not too long ago. I loved the formula and the ease of use as well as the unique packaging, so I had no doubt that I would love Peach Bouquet.
*My own customized Jouer cheek palette (yes, they are attached. See my review of the Mineral Powder Bronzer for more on how to connect them).
The packaging for this blush is the same as the bronzer. I have a complete description as well as pictures demonstrating how to attach the different Jouer products together to create your own palettes in that review so if you’re curious, click here to check it out.
Peach Bouquet is described as a “shimmering golden peach”. It’s a stunning light-medium true-peach shade with a slight golden sheen to it. Though they’re very different, I think Peach Bouquet is everything I wanted Orgasm to be. It’s peachier, just a smidge lighter, easier to apply and blend, and with less of an obvious gold shimmer–Peach Bouquet glows where Orgasm glitters.
To be honest, the shimmer isn’t very apparent once it’s on the skin, but you can see it in the pan. But because it’s a mineral blush, it possesses a natural radiance to it as well. Think of products like the bareMinerals Original Foundation–it’s mostly matte but there is a hint of glow to the powder. This blush is similar. The effect is beautiful and very subtle. It ever so slightly highlights/brightens without emphasizing any imperfections or making your cheeks look like a disco ball. The finish of this blush is almost matte, but if you look closely you’ll see just a bit of golden micro-shimmer and a hint of natural glow. That, paired with the peachy hue, makes your cheeks look fresh and vibrant.
Peach Bouquet is finely-milled and pigmented but easy to diffuse should you want/need to. I wouldn’t call it a soft or creamy powder but it’s certainly smooth and silky and not at all hard or dry. The color, despite being almost matte, isn’t chalky at all–it’s just pure perfection for peach-lovers. Like the Mineral Powder Bronzer, this blush is oil-free and contains Japanese Green Tea Powder and vitamins C and E for antioxidant protection.
This blush lasted about 5 hours on me. That’s pretty average for a powder blush on my oily skin and as always, those with dry, normal, or combination skin shouldn’t have any problems with the wear. There are 5 other gorgeous colors available in the line-up if you’re looking for something else (I want Bloom, a gorgeous dusty apricot, so bad!). Or you could collect all 6 and attach them all to create your own gorgeous blush palette. Or you can purchase a highlighter and a bronzer to create the perfect cheek palette like I did in the photo above. Oh and fyi–Peach Bouquet looks amazing when paired with the Suntan bronzer and Tiare highlighter.
Pros: gorgeous color; smooth and silky; pigmented but easy to blend out; shimmer is understated and won’t emphasize pores/imperfections; wear is average on my oily skin–those with normal skin won’t have a problem; packaging is unique and useful; will suit all skin tones
Cons: lid is a little difficult to open
»»Pricing: $24/0.27 oz. (7.6 g.)
»»Recommended for: all skin types and tones–particularly those with warm undertones
»»Overall Rating: A
PS: Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian lovies!!!
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