Bourjois Java Rice Powder / £9.99 / Boots
Usually I would say powder is the least exciting piece of make up in my routine, proven by the fact I've only ever blogged about one powder before- my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte- and even that isn't winning any beauty/personality contests! However, my feelings have all changed with this ever so beautiful and intriguing Java Rice Powder from Bourjois. First off the packaging is perfect both as a gorgeous thing to have in your make up bag and as a retro throwback to celebrate Bourjous' 150th birthday. In fact this is a rejuvenation of their best selling cult classic rice powder from 1879 and after using it for a few weeks I've no idea why they got rid of it in the first place! Before you try it this powder it can seem a little daunting- the fact it's in a loose messy form, happens to be pink/perfumed and once swatched reveals a true 'Edward Cullen in the sun' sparkle confuses even the biggest make up junkee, but I assure you not to worry about these things because it's actually quickly become my holy grail powder. You do have to use it sparingly as a little goes a long way but after brushing a dabble of this onto your t-zone (or whole face is you prefer) using a fluffy powder brush magical things happen...the consistency is so light and transparent it completely disappears into the skin, leaving you with an illuminated, air brushed and silky smooth finish instead of the cakey matte one glow lovers like me have nightmares about. This doesn't make it less effective as a classic powder though as it still works really well at setting my make up and keeping oil at bay, although I can't speak for those who suffer from super oily skin. Overall I absolutely adore this new (or incredibly old) gem from those babes at Bourjois and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to keep their make up put and banish shine without getting rid of that much coveted radiant glowy complexion. It's the ultimate 'no powder' powder, comes in at a tenner... and did I mention how gorgeous it is?
Are you a Rice Powder convert?