The Bourjois ‘Chocolate’ Bronzer

Hey there my favourite humans!

Today I am bringing you a short and sweet review on a little bronzer – that just so happens to be shaped like a chocolate bar! How awesome is that?! I’ve noticed a trend from makeup brands coming out with chocolate themed bronzers. I mean even too faced do it, I wonder if that’s a coincidence.

Anywho, I’m going off topic. Why don’t I shush myself and jump right into this review?!

Let’s go!

Is it too orange or muddy? No. As the name said it’s somewhere in between the shade of milk chocolate yet not too muddy – it’s definitely a neutral brown shade.

Is it easy to blend? This bronzer is super blendable and buttery. It isn’t chalky or gives a lot of fall out. It definitely a has a cream vibe to it even though it’s a powder.

Natural or intense? I’d say this bronzer is somewhere in the middle. It’s not particularly naturally for me because I am fair skinned but on someone rocking a deeper skin tone, this perhaps wouldn’t be as intense. Its pigmentation shows it to be super intense however with a brush that does dilute the pigmentation slightly.

Pigmentation: This bronzer is very pigmented, in fact, many times I can easily contour with this shade as well. It’s definitely not sheer.

Does it work well on fair skinned?: It does but the fairer your skin is the more of a contoured look it will give.

Can you contour with it or is it just for bronzing up? I can do a fairly subtle contour with this bronzer of the brush I use is on the dense side. If I use a more fluffy brush (with a light hand), it can look like more of a bronze.

Lasting power? It lasts the standard type a powder bronzer will last. It doesn’t have any special lasting capabilities but it doesn’t disappear too quickly – at least on my skin.

Availability: Feel unique, Priceline, Boots, Superdrug

Price: $23 AUD, It’s roughly $19.18 AUD on Feel unique

Packaging: It comes in a cardboard-like packaging, designed to look like a chocolate bar and on the inside is the pressed bronzer in the shape of a chocolate bar.

Finish: The bronzer is a matte finish

Pros: Pigmented, buttery, blendable, a lovely shade (not orange or muddy), very pigmented, you can get a bronzed look or a contoured look with it

Cons: It doesn’t have a sheer formula, it’s on the opaque side. I find the bronzers I reach for more are more sheer and buildable – so it doesn’t have that going for it. Also, it’s not a particularly cheap bronzer

Shade range: Just the one shade – Bourjois does have another product which is half of this bronzer and half a matte beige/white highlighter.

Rating: 7.5/10

Overall thoughts: I do enjoy this bronzer quite a lot. It’s easy to work with and looks really good on the skin. I find that I use it to contour more than bronze but nevertheless, it’s an awesome product. And who doesn’t love makeup shaped like chocolate because I sure do

Would I repurchase it?: I’m on the fence with this. I wouldn’t repurchase it straight away but I like it enough to consider it. I have plenty of time considering I haven’t even made a dent in this bronzer despite how long I’ve had it now.


And that wraps up this review! Have you guys tried this bronzer or anything from Bourjois lately? What bronzers have you been loving? Drop a comment and let’s get chatting! I hope you all have a great day, I love ya peeps and I’ll see you all in the next post.

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  1. Siobhán

    November 26, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Would you prefer this or the Too Faced on? I love the TF one so I’m curious! xx

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    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      November 26, 2018 at 11:55 am

      Hands down the too faced one. In fact this bronzer isn’t in my main bronzer rotation. I purchased this way back when. It’s tucked away in a palette since I’ve depotted it. I do enjoy it but it doesn’t compare to some of my other bronzers

  2. Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    November 26, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    I’ve heard great things about this bronzer, I have it on my wishlist.

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    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      November 28, 2018 at 10:35 am

      I’ve become completely obsessed with bronzer

  3. Hannah

    November 26, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    I remember a lot of people liked this when I was at school, but I could never get it to work when I tried it. It just wouldn’t pick up on the brush no matter what I did. I may have to give it another go, as it sounds like a pretty colour xx

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    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      November 28, 2018 at 10:35 am

      Yes it’s definitely one of those OG products

  4. Ana

    November 28, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    I love this bronzer! It’s definitely one of my favourites from the drugstore xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      November 28, 2018 at 7:51 pm

      It’s quite a goodie

  5. Danielle Alexa

    November 28, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    I can remember using this bronzer back in the day and I loved it!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      November 28, 2018 at 10:31 pm

      It’s definitely a classic from bourjois

  6. Sam | Violet Hollow

    November 29, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    I used to own this years ago. A really great bronzer from the drugstore and love the way its resembles a chocolate bar! xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      November 30, 2018 at 5:54 am

      I love me some chocolate themed makeup. x

  7. Mica

    November 29, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    It’s a shame it isn’t an instant repurchase for you, but it does sound like there are a few downsides to it.

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    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      November 30, 2018 at 5:54 am

      I’ve just discovered so many bronzers I adore and I’ve become specific with what I love – if it doesn’t match up to my current bronzer rotation than i know I won’t use it enough.

  8. Geniussr

    November 30, 2018 at 4:06 am

    have never tried this brand before.. that shade looks so fair for my medium skin tone complexion…will check for color range in store..thanks for the review…❤️

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      November 30, 2018 at 5:53 am

      Bourjois is such an awesome brand. I’m particularly obsessed with their foundations!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      November 30, 2018 at 5:52 am

      Thank you. x

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