Okay, so over the years, it’s felt like the world and it’s mother have been speaking about this foundation and I thought that it was about time I gave it a try. This is a bit of a revelation for me as I am a bit of a high-end advocate! So in my recent haul, this was one of the items I picked up and I though I would give you the low down on what I think!
So firstly, this foundation retails for £9.99, which is very reasonable in my opinion, particularly when my beloved Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua is priced at £33! This comes in 8 shades which seems quite a small selection to me! I am quite pale and I wear the second lightest shade, Vanilla. I feel like if you are quite dark-skinned, you will struggle to find a shade that matches. I feel like this foundation has more of a yellow undertone to it than a pink undertone, which suits me fine as I have a natural yellow undertone too, but it’s something to bear in mind when looking for the right shade!
The packaging is quite substantial and efficient, it has a pump which is always a good addition, and it’s housed in a glass bottle. This is not too great for travelling but in all the years I have been travelling with foundation, I am yet to have a bottle smash in my makeup bag whilst travelling. Famous last words I know…
Bourjois claim that this foundation gives a ‘Radiant and flawless complexion for up to 16 hours’ and uses ‘a fruit therapy formula to enhance your complexion’. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t tend to wear foundation for 16 hours, but I do find this to be very long lasting on my skin, without looking cakey or dry. It applies very smoothly onto the skin and leaves it looking very healthy and glowing with a great amount of coverage. I would say though, that this does have quite a strong scent to it, it must be all that ‘fruit therapy’ going on inside the bottle, however, this scent doesn’t linger very long on the skin which is a good thing in my opinion! You don’t want people to ask what perfume you’re wearing and you have to reply ‘oh it’s not perfume, it’s just my face’!
The nice thing about this foundation is that Bourjois have used more natural ingredients to try and enhance the foundation. It has Apricot for radiance; Melon for hydration and Apple to ‘protect your youth’. Now I agree with the radiance and hydration aspects, my face does look glowing and radiant when I wear this and has a perfect level of hydration, no dry patches and no oily t-zone, bingo! As I’m only 20, I can’t really vouch for the ‘protect your youth’ statement but to be honest, I think that’s a load of crap. How can putting apple into a foundation do anything to help you stay youthful and I absolute hate the phrase ‘protect your youth’. Other than that though, I can’t really find many faults! I find it wears beautifully and evenly throughout the day and the first time I wore this to work, I was asked what makeup I had on within 10 minutes of arriving. That must be a good sign right? My colleague said my skin looked really even and healthy so I am really happy that this has translated to other people too! Here’s a picture of what I looked like on that day, I am wearing the foundation with no primer or powder:
As you can see, it is a pretty good colour match for me at the moment and my skin does have quite a subtle glow about it which I really like! I would say this is a medium coverage foundation which is probably the most I like to wear on my skin. This does not feel thick or paste-like when applied to the skin, and a little really does go a long way. One to two pumps covers my whole face nicely!
I was a bit worried about this foundation when I swatched it on my hand as it looked a bit shimmery, but this really does not translate onto the skin at all, so much so that I am starting to wonder whether it was something else that was shimmery as it does not have that effect on the face at all! I hope you liked this review! Have you tried this foundation at all? If so what do you think of it?