Last week if you read my Budget Beauty Makeup post, you will have seen me writing about the Bourjois City Radiance foundation. As I mentioned in that post, I’ve seen lots of my favourite beauty bloggers talking about this lately and giving it lots of high praise, so I’ve been dying to see what all the fuss is about.
A few weeks back when in Boots, I picked up my own tube to try it out. There are six shades in the range and I opted for shade 03 (light beige). Although I have a lot of freckles on my face (if you follow me on snapchat you’ll have heard me ranting about that!), my skin is quite sallow with a gold/olive complexion to it so I tend to go for shades that have a slightly gold or yellow undertone rather than pink undertone.
I applied a pea size amount to my hand to get an idea of the texture and the first thing I noticed was that it is very light weight. Not watery, but thin, meaning you only need a very small amount as it is super blendable. I found the pea size amount was plenty to give me a light, even coverage – exactly what I was looking for.
Now, I’ve read on other reviews that the staying power varied on people but I have to say, the five or six times I’ve worn it now, it’s lasting pretty much all day long. I’ve worn it with and without primer, and yes without primer it does tend to leave the face a bit quicker, but not quick enough that it would stop me wearing it.
I love a light coverage in warmer months, in Summer I tend to only wear liquid foundation if I’m going out at night, but this foundation seems to be a nice happy medium as you really don’t feel like you’re wearing a heavy liquid foundation when it’s on your face. Plus, it contains SPF 30 which is always a bonus and it really lives up to its claims of being a brightening foundation too as it leaves my skin looking quite dewy. And we all know I love a nice dewy glow!
I’m not sure I would wear this as much in Winter, but overall I’m very impressed and will definitely keep using it for light coverage days.
The even better news about this foundation is the €13.99 price tag which to me really is a bargain. You can pick it up from Boots or any other Bourjois stockists.