Rummage through any teen’s make-up bag in the late 90s/early 00s and you’d be guaranteed to find a tube of Rimmel Heather Shimmer lipstick, a Maybelline Great Lash Mascara and a Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher. Despite it being at least a decade since we’d swirled the iconic French brand’s hyper-pigmented blush onto the apples of our cheeks, we felt a nostalgic pang of sadness when it was announced in 2019 that Bourjois would no longer be stocked in the UK.
If there’s still a Little Round Pot or Healthy Mix Foundation-shaped hole in your make-up bag, we’ve got good news – Bourjois is back! Stocked exclusively in Superdrug, as well as the aforementioned cult blusher and foundation, you’ll find must-have newbies like the Rouge Velvet Ink Lipstick, described as having a “tattoo-like” liquid formula and, for the first time ever in the UK, the brand’s Twist Up the Volume mascara, aka France’s number one selling mascara – one is sold every 1.7 seconds.
Oh, and prices are as affordable as ever, ranging from £5.99 to £11.99. Bargain make-up with a side-helping of teenage nostalgia – what’s not to love?