I really love this product. It applies really nicely and evenly, the coverage is really good, without being heavy. It almost makes your skin look blurred and covered up, which makes you look really awake and fresh. What I also like about this product is that the tip of the applicator is bendy and soft, which gives you another way to apply the product softly.
Best way to describe this is "natural". Applies and blends beautifully (I use my fingers), has a light coverage and leaves a flawless soft-focus look, not cakey and not dewy... just... skin-like! Doesn't sink into pores or fine lines, it actually blurs them out a little (I still apply Clinique's pore refining solutions as primer though).
Lasts a good 7 hours without sliding off or going greasy (I applied a tiny bit of powder on my tzone) despite my oily combination skin.
Great for those who, like me, hate the feeling of makeup on your skin, or if you just want something for those days where you don't feel like wearing a full face.
This is fantastic now that spring is approaching, can't wait to use it more!
I'd been wanting a decent BB/CC cream for a while, tried the Garnier one and it broke me out horribly, which very rarely happens to me, so I was a bit wary of the whole thing.
However, I went for the Bourjois one because of Lisa Eldridge, of course, and also because I have and love the Healthy Mix Serum foundation. I got it for £10 in Boots and love it so far. On my NW15 skin I picked the lightest shade 31 Ivory and hoped for the best, but these seem to have a bit of give to them when it comes to the shades, it blends out and matches my skin very well. I just apply it with my fingers and blend slightly with a brush if necessary. It doesn't have that "foundation" look on my skin but it does even out the skintone beautifully and gives a nice glow. I use concealer with it, I wouldn't expect a CC cream to give the coverage of a concealer. It lasts very well and just makes my skin look pretty. Which is nice :)
I have quite bad hormonal acne so really wanted something that would help calm the redness down. Did some research and decided to give this a go. It applies nicely but does not cover or calm the redness down. I still have to use my concealer and foundation over the top of it. Shame really because it does state it helps redness, sallow looking skin and moisturises. Just glad I didn't spend a fortune on this because I won't be buying again.
Again, this purchase was the fault of Lisa Eldridge. I love Bourjois bases anyway and am a sucker for a light coverage, so it just seemed right.
Good price at just over £10. Nice packaging, lightweight so easy to travel with, lots of control over the amount of product. Buildable but lightweight on the skin. Colour correcting with 3 different pigments. Beautiful, not-dewy, but radiant, finish. Easy to apply (my preference is fingers!) Good staying power (I have oily skin, and it lasted around 7-8 hours on me!) Smells nice (but the scent caused no break out - BONUS!) To top that all off, it has SPF15 - perfect for the daytime.
The smell could cause irritation on sensitive skin - but I myself cannot verify that. SPF15 may cause flashback, so not great for if you plan on wearing this to an event where pictures will be taken a lot. Shade range is poop with there only being 3 shades, and this is probably 1/2 a shade too dark for me (MAC NW15 is my shade.)
Overall, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product and it has become my 'day-to-day, throw on when in a rush' base. Everything about this is perfect for me - except the shade, which is OK once blended down the neck. Cannot recommend this enough!
Apparently Bourjois should hire Lisa Eldridge because I bought this cc cream because of her video as well. And it's the only cream among the BB/CC creams I've tried so far that I really like.
- First of all I'm grateful for the great color match - no other cream of this kind has ever matched my skin tone. My go-to foundations are the original healthy mix and the serum in 51(depending on the amount of coverage I prefer for the day) and ELDWL Iintensity 1 for nights out (this is a tad cooler/ darker than my skintone but still works) I got the CC cream in 31 and it's great for me - a tiny bit more neutral than Healthy mix.
- The cream is quite thin, blends nicely on the skin and doesn't emphasise pores but it doesn't look like you've got nothing on since it has medium coverage and matte finish. I apply it with fingers. Doesn't look flat but definitely not glowy either. Has decent lasting power and oil control, I only have to powder the T zone.
- It's oil free and didn't break me out, has SPF 15.
- The packaging is standard tube with narrow nozzle, pretty convenient but nothing fancy.
- Costs around 14 euros and contains 30ml of product.
Bottom line: I use this every day and I can see this replacing my daytime foundations. Great color match, decent coverage, oil control and lasting power, added SPF, inexpensive. But it's a lightweight foundation for me and don't think it has any moisturizing or skin care properties.
Would repurchase and recommend.
I've just brought this and I love it!!!!!! After I watched Lisa Eldridge try this out I had to try it. I normally have a problem matching my foundation colour but I used the 32 and it was the best match I've ever had. It looked so natural and evened out all my red areas and gave me a really healthy glow. I'm a complete foundation addict and not into bb/cc creams but will be changing my foundation to this now from all the expensive chanel's, ysl (though I do still love the teint eclat?) and lancomes.
The issues I've had with foundations before are:
*Colour match - This is beyond perfect, completely natural and does not oxidise!
*Coverage - Normally foundations either give no good coverage or feel heavy. This one feels light and whilst giving a medium coverage of the skin, it corrects any redness and imperfections, which is really all I really want, plus adds a natural glow.
*Settling in pores - This one blends in with fingers like a dream and does not settle.
*Dullness - This gives a healthy, though thankfully not sparkly and unatural, glow.
Plus I must mention, it's cheap!!!!!!
Well done Bourjois!!!!!
I noticed that Lisa Eldridge love this stuff, she posted a video which she uses this on Sophie Dahl and one which she used on herself. I'm a massive fan of her, so I gave it a try. And OMG, this thing works like heaven. I have normal/combination skin. It's runny, remind me a lot of Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. I apply this in the morning with a stipple brush. Dewy finish, light coverage, can built up to medium coverage. Does correct dark circles, since I dont have any any redness, I can't really give advice on that. It looks like you have nothin on your face, just your natural skin, but better. I dont have to use powder anymore, simply because I dont need it. Doesnt give me the shiny T-zone like normal foundations does. Last all day. I like the packaging since it's light weigh, you can easily travel with it, and doesnt waste your product like the pump. My only complain is that it has only 3 shades. I purchase the lightest color 31 Ivory, and it fits me perfectly. But on my sister who is pale, it's way too dark for her. Since I'm using it on winter when my skin is kinda dry/normal, cant really give an advice for oily/sensitive skin
UPDATE: I'm using my Sigma F80 to apply this CC Cream, and it does wonders. It feels like my second skin, which is really nice. This CC Cream is long lasting. It stays put for almost 10 hours for me. I'm not sure about the hydrating, though.
My first CC Cream from Bourjois. I got it for 25.50 SGD at Watson. I got it on shade 32 Beige Clair (medium shade).
The texture is runny, reminds me a lot of Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. This foundation has a quite strong fragrance to it. When I first applied it, it blends so easily with finger. I have not used any brush to use this, but when I do so I'll update this review.
This CC Cream does neutralise the redness that I have around the cheek area, although it doesn't completely cover it, but it's okay for me. It doesn't help to conceal the dark circle that I have, but I guess it's because it's so dark. This CC Cream also didn't emphasise the dry patches, which is a bonus for me. It also helps to even out my skin tone without feeling heavy on my skin. I don't have any spots, so I couldn't comment on that.
I LOVE this stuff. Bought it on a whim and now will not be without it. I applied it at 7am this morning, and it's now 8pm. This is only just starting to look a bit worn, and that's after a full day which included 2 dog walks in pouring rain.
It has a beautiful texture, looks almost undetectable on the skin, blends like a dream with fingers or a brush. I don't need powder to set as it dries down to a dry but luminous finish. I have normal/dehydrated skin.
I am nc 20 - 25, and can wear 32 light beige or 33 rose beige, I use the rose beige if I look like utter crap and need 'warming up' a bit, as it does have pinkier undertones.
I would say this is a good light to medium coverage and does indeed correct red tones and dark circles, I don't often need to bother with under eye concealer when I use this.
My absolute go to, I use with the bourjois cream to powder blush in sweet cherry for the quickest easiest face.
Cannot praise this highly enough.
Lisa Eldridge has just posted a video in which she uses this on Sophie Dahl. It's at www.lisaeldridge.com