11 November, 2015 Three Bourjois Base Favourites
In the last week or two, I’ve been loving three base products from Bourjois – a primer, foundation and powder – that perform SO much better than some luxury, high-end makeup I’ve tried recently (Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, I’m looking at you). These mattifying, smoothing and perfecting products are fantastic for both dramatic and daytime-appropriate looks, and incredibly easy to work with too. Enjoy the review!
The Bourjois Happy Light Matte Serum Primer (£10.99 here) is a lightweight, gel-textured primer that provides a matte base, blurs pores and hydrates without the use of oil. The first ingredient is glycerin – which is fantastic for giving your base some slip and stickiness – followed by various silicones to blur and smooth pores. It absorbs quickly, doesn’t ‘pill’ up or move around under foundation, and feels so light and airy on my complexion, you’d hardly know it was there.
On top of the Happy Light Primer, I buff on the Bourjois Air Matte Foundation (£9.99 here). It’s my new go-to for work, as it lasts tremendously well, and the slim, light tube is great for popping into my makeup bag. This creamy, mousse-like foundation completely mattifies my skin whilst allowing my natural rosiness and a few freckles to peak through – meaning my makeup looks more natural and work-appropriate too. The shades do lean more yellow-toned, so if you’re super pale with pink undertones, I’d suggests trying out another foundation range from Bourjois.
To top off my base, I apply a dusting of the Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder (£8.99 here) to set makeup, brighten the under-eye area, and keep shine at bay. This finely milled, creamy powder is always in my makeup bag for touchups too, and it seamlessly builds on top of your existing powder products, ensuring nothing moves, separates or fades. It’s one of my holy grail face products, and I’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking for an affordable compact for everyday use.
Have you tried any base products from Bourjois? What did you think? Share your thoughts, comments and recommendations in the comments below!