Review - Bourjois Java Rice Powder


Review of Bourjois Java Rice Powder

Bourjois Java Rice Powder

It's no secret that Bourjois have been bringing out some pretty amazing products lately. They just never fail to please! I was so, so excited when I heard about the release of this powder and after reading reviews from the bigger bloggers I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Unfortunately it took me a few trips to Boots before I finally got my hands on it, as it seemed to be pretty popular, but I couldn't wait to try it out as soon as I did! This product is a reformulation of the original product that was released 150 years ago to celebrate this anniversary. It was a very popular product back in it's day and seems to be pleasing many yet again!

First of all I love the packaging and the vintage style design on the front, taking you back to when the Bourjois Java Powder was first released 150 years ago! The only problem with the packaging is that it can be a little problematic to travel with because the inner design and it being a loose powder. It just gets a little messy inside which isn't ideal but isn't a huge problem.

This is the first loose powder I have ever used so I wasn't really sure what to expect but I do really like it after getting past the messiness of it! When you open it is does look like there is a huge amount of shimmer in there but it doesn't transfer to the face like this at all. The shimmer spreads out and just creates a lovely glow to the face without making your face look like a glitter ball. The powder is also really light which I love. It just makes the skin look perfect and glowy which is really great for this time of year when the weather can make your skin look a little dull. My favourite way of using this powder is to set under eye concealer which is something it does really well and brightens up the eye area.

Being quite a light powder it probably won't work well for those with oily skin but it works really well on my dry skin. I also find it works better if you use a smaller powder brush as it fits in the packaging better and just applies the product better as well. I'm so glad I purchased this product and I definitely think it's worth the money!

Have you tried this powder?

Kelsey xx


  1. I love the vintage packaging, and I think it really lends itself to bourjois as a brand but I'm afraid that unlike you I just can't get over how messy loose powder is, I'd much rather have a neat little pressed powder compact!

    S xo.

  2. This smells amazing I think! I love using it as a finishing powder, took me a while to get to grips with it at first though! I love it now xx

  3. Ohhh I am so desperate but they don't have it at any stands near me :(

    Charlotte - x

  4. I have this powder and I think it works really well :) I like the smell of it too haha!
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing


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