Bourjois Java Rice Powder

One of the fabulousnesses to emerge from Bourjois's birthday last year (they were celebrating 150 years in make-up) is this wonderfully vintage-packaged face powder. It's based on the original 'rice powder' used to set make-up - Bourjois's first 'bestseller':  in 1914, a staggering 2.5 million units were sold worldwide.  Production was discontinued in the 1930s - but now it's back.

Of course, the loose powder's been somewhat updated for the 21st Century, but it still offers what Bourjois described in their early marketing as 'the velvety freshness of radiant youth'.  It has subtle 'illuminating' particles, which unify the complexion - and Java Rice Powder comes in a single, suits-all-skintones shade.

And really, who wouldn't want to powder their nose with this...?

UK readers find Bourjois Java Rice Powder at£9.99 - buy here