New make up always makes me happy. Yes, I really am that shallow I’m afraid to admit! #sorrynotsorry. Under the spotlight for this post are a few new bits and pieces from Bourjois which I’ve been using recently and wanted to share my thoughts with you about them.
I’ve been a fan of Bourjois for what feels like forever now. Their Healthy Mix foundation and Chocolate Bronzing powder are two of my fave high street picks for the face, and don’t even get me started on the Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks. Put it this way, I’m well on my way to an obsessive addiction with wanting to own them all. They are just SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL.
A while ago they released a few new products, one of which I’ve been wearing pretty much everyday since I bought it and I literally can’t get enough of it. It’s the Radiance Reveal Concealer and to say this is the one of the loveliest concealers I’ve ever used would be a bit of an understatement.
It has such a light consistency that it pretty much melts into the skin with minimal application, and the little doe-foot applicator itself is perfect for distributing the right amount. The concealer claims to “correct, illuminate and provide 24 hour hydration”, and I think that it absolutely delivers on all three of those.
It doesn’t cake and collect under the eyes which means no creasing, and the illuminating properties really do help to brighten up the under eye area. I think that the coverage is light to medium, and although it’s probably not the best for spot concealing and covering spots etc, it’s perfect for creating a a light and radiant eye.
Staying power is excellent too, and the shade range is great (I’m no.2 beige for reference which is a safe bet for most fair to medium skin tones). I would hundred per cent recommend this (smells lush as well!). Costs £7.99 and available from Boots and Superdrug.
The next product I’ve been loving from Bourjois is their 123 Perfect CC Cream. This is the first CC cream I’ve ever used, and I wasn’t too sure how I would get on with it to be honest as I generally prefer to just use a traditional foundation. (I’m a bit all or nothing with my make up) .The 123 Perfect contains apricot for anti-fatigue, along with green and white pigments to provide anti-redness and anti-dark spots, along with SPF 15. It promises to give a “luminous complexion and smooth skin”.
Now this is a really lovely product. It feels so moisturising on the skin, and the consistency is super lightweight. It’s actually very runny when squeezed out of the tube, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that it would provide a sheer finish, but it’s surprisingly high coverage.
A little goes a long way. It feels like you’re just applying a moisturiser when you put it on the face, but it has the finish of a full-on foundation, and it sets really well. The one thing I will say with this though, is that it has a dewy finish which, if you’re an oily-skinned gal such as myself, probably isn’t ideal. I got pretty shiny with this half-way through the day even with powder applied on top, but I think that a mattifying primer may be a good shout to reduce shine.
Despite that though, I would definitely buy this again (and maybe invest with a different powder or primer to wear with it too). If you’ve got dry skin however, then I think this could be your new bestie. Costs £9.99.
Last, but no means whatsoever least, is the Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick. Now I’ve been in love with these lipsticks for almost a year now, and I literally can’t rave about them enough. The range of colours is phenomenal for a start, and the quality of the lipstick itself is just beautiful. They have such a unique texture in that they are super smooth to apply and once set on the lips, dry down to a gorgeous matte finish which doesn’t budge for hours. Seriously, the staying power of these babies is incredible.
I’ve bought reds in the past mostly, and this is the first pink I’ve tried from the range. Called ‘Happy Nude Year’, it’s a beautiful browny-pink nude that is super flattering and is a great choice for a natural, everyday look.
If you like your lips matte and are after a lipstick with amazing longevity, then you’ve got to try these. Promise you won’t regret it. They’re £7.99 and are worth every penny.
So that’s my little round up of some loveliness from Bourjois!
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post and find it useful; that’s my main aim from the blog as I love reading genuine reviews from other girls and hearing their thoughts on new make up. (It’s very rare these days that I’ll buy any sort of make up or skin care product without checking out the reviews on it first….hope I’m not the only girl who does that?!) Anyway, hope you liked this post, and I’ll be back with a new review very soon.