I’ve been using this foundation for a little over 4 months so I’ve had a lot of time to test this out! All my oily skinned guurls get ready to be amazed! Obviously my new favourite, this is such a beautiful foundation. Lets get into it.
So, as Bourjois describe it, it has a matte and smooth finish, 24hr hold…it’s non-drying, lightweight formula lets skin breathe throughout the day and provides high coverage for a flawless finish. It’s enriched with mattifying micronized powders which eliminate shine with no mask effect. I agree with 90% of these statements so that’s pretty damn good for a brand’s description.
Priced at €13.99, you get 30mls per product so that’s pretty standard. The colour is definitely yellow-toned, but for me it goes perfectly with tan that i’ve been wearing most of the time lately so it’s all good (the colour I’m using at the moment is 02 Vanilla). I find it does tend to go a bit darker, slightly oxidising on the skin, so beware of that and keep an eye out before you set/put on bronzer/contour, etc. I’m definitely going to purchase a lighter shade to see how well that works. The best part of this foundation however is how amazing it feels on the skin for the coverage that it gives. I would say it’s a medium-high coverage as it doesn’t cover my acne scars so this girl still be using concealer but it’s pretty darn good. Within seconds of applying it feels so so light, and like ACTUAL SKIN. Which is something I’m never used to because most that i’ve used in the past, because of how much acne/scarring I have to cover, usually feel very heavy. Sooo I’m super happy with that.
More great things! It’s definitely buildable and doesn’t go cakey if you want to apply a second layer. When it does dry it gives a healthy matte finish, rather than a powdery one which is so lovely. I find my skin takes a bit longer to get oily compared to other foundations, and when I do reapply powder if needed, it reacts well to that too.
I love that because you squeeze out the product and it’s not a pump, you can really control how much of it you use which is so good, you’re not wasting any product and constantly finding yourself repurchasing it. Which I have done …. but not because I’m wasting it because I’m actually using it everyday! The rest of the packaging is ok, looks fairly cheap but it’s functional which is more important right? I mean it is only €13.99, this aint no mac product yo.
Overall, it’s been a godsend, totally great for oily skin and affordable. If you’re from Ireland, you can find it in Boots/Superdrug, or anywhere else with a Bourjois Makeup stand.
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