1863, Rouge fin extra de théatre
1881, Rose de ville
Originally, the boxes where made of galuchat finiched cardboard (replicating a leathery texture). In 1914, the boxes where changed and their colors reflected the ones of the blushes inside. Today the round boxes are made of plastic and the little powder puff has been replaced by a brush for touch ups and a little mirror was added.
The most popular colors are 34 Rose d'or and 33 Lilas, but the most famous Bourjois' Little Round Pot Blush remains 48 Cendre de Rose Brune which has been available since 1924.
Fard Pastel Joues, 48 Cendre de Rose Brune
My personal favorite, the one that suits my skin coloring the best is 74 Rose Ambré. I always highlight my face with a bronzing powder and this color gives me a natural glow. It doesn't clash with the bronzer and makes it look more natural. I can't believe I discovered this brand only last year. It's available in several drugstores and costs around $20 which is very reasonable for the quality. Now the compact is not as glamorous looking as high end brands but I find it looks better tan the usual drugstore brands. Since it's a small container, it's easy to keep in your purse in a small cosmetic bag.
Fard Pastel Joues, 74 Rose Ambré
At that price, If you feel like owning a little piece of cosmetic history, Bourjois' Little Round Pot Blushes are more than well worth it. I'm very impressed by it and highly recommend it.