This foundation is a great everyday wear. I quite like that it has a very natural look to it while also feeling very light and smooth on the face. Nothing special about it, lasts 4-6 hours like most make up.
I quite liken this product.
Although it is slightly pricey and the colour range was limited, I found the coverage to be great compared to other foundations i have used.
I have asian (light) skin tone and I bought the number 53. I found this a bit too light for me but it was only a slight difference. I applied it to my neck aswell. With other foundations, I find they go patchy on my dry patched and my oily t-zone but this didnt. With a quick puff of pressed powder, it looked great.
Pros: great coverage, oil free, didnt break me out, natural looking
cons; bottle is quite delicate and breakable, sponge is too small, colour range is poor.
Overall, i found this great
must have for oily/acne prone/dry/combination skin
ive been using bourjois mineral matte foundation for so long and was really dissapointed when it go discontinued in my country. Left with not much choice i decided to try this recommended new foundation, with not much expectation. But it surprised me for being a pretty good foundation which keeps my super oily face shine and oil-free. I dont even need to blot my face after a few hours like how i used to with other foundations! It doesnt streak and it blends so well. I used my fingers as i find the sponge is useless and not very hygienic, as i have extremely sensitive skin which breaks out very easily. With this foundation though, i have minimal breakouts and i think in some ways, especially the oil -reduction, it is better than my previous bourjois foundation. I'll definitely repurchase!
i do not like the finish
coverage is pretty good
Out of all the drugstore foundations I have tried in my lifetime this one would have to be my favourite.
- medium to high buildable coverage
- hides blemishes and redness
- evens out skin tone
- blends really well
- matte finish but
- makes skin feel incredibly smooth
- lasts for at least 9-10 hours before I need to touch up with some powder (I have combination-oily skin too)
- hygienic pump bottle
- smells really really nice
- for those who like brushes: because the texture of the foundation is so thick applying it with a brush just won't work, you're better off using your fingers (i don't really see this as a con because I find my fingers do a better job than any brush)
- the sponge is somewhat redundant:
a) you waste more product when using it
b) it's just hands down unhygienic, so I don't know why you would bother anyway...
Perfect for those who want a foundation that gives them a mattified, medium coverage without the cakeyness! I love it so I will definitely be repurchasing it again.
I was on the look out for another medium/full coverage foundation since it's now CRAZY HOT (27 degrees upwards) in England (this is very rare for us!) and I need something which will not slide off.
I must say, I put my make up through a LOT. Today I drove to see a client (no air con in the air) and sunbathed and went running (sweat galore) and this foundation has been very impressive.
I would put it in the Revlon Colorstay/Estee Lauder Double Wear bracket since it is very long wearing and covers imperfections really well but still looks natural. I'd actually say it's better than CS and DW because it doesn't look/feel/smell like a mask of paint like they do. It actually has a very pleasant, almost floral scent like the name suggests.
I have taken a lippie off because the packaging is pretty awful. It comes with this silly little sponge which I ended up throwing away and there are so many stickers on it that it just ends up a grimey mess on the outside (even after scrubbing it with a face wipe for ages) so that's a bit of a negative but aside from that, this is a VERY nice foundation - feels really velvetty on the skin and also out of all the foundations I've ever tried (including Colorstay, Double Wear, Clinique, Perfect Match/True Match L'Oreal, Mabelline etc) this one is my favourite.
For £11 you can't go wrong. I bought the shade 'vanilla' which is the 2nd palest shade. The 1st shade (palest) was very, very pale but vanilla is a nice, yellow-toned neutral, very flattering and natural :]
I got a sample of this so I am not sure how much it costs. Anyways, I did not like this product much. First time I hear about this brand too - I dont even know where to buy this foundation.
- No good coverage
- Difficult to apply
- Made my face little shiny after few hours
- Nice bottle
Not my favourite bourjois foundation, that's for sure. For the record, I much prefer the Healthy Mix Gel foundation (red cap) to this. I've tried applying this with fingers, Real Techniques buffing brush and a sponge.
Pros: lots of coverage, way more than I was expecting and way more than the Healthy Mix ones. Lightest colour is lighter than the Healthy Mix lightest, which is great for pale people like me. A little goes a long way.
Cons: Flat, dull finish. It gets tacky really quickly so you need to do a section of the face at a time. Then it stays tacky for a good 30 minutes, even if you've powdered. I hate that feeling and I get paranoid that any slight touch to the face is rubbing off the foundation. The pump is good but the bottle shape is a bit stupid and the built in sponge is a waste of time.
This is the first Bourjois foundation I havent liked.I think the sponge on the top of the cap is totally pointless. The formulation is really thick compared to Healthy Mix however this provides a more heavy coverage. The finish overall is really cakey on me. I would say not suitable for dry skin types.
I always look forward to new Bourjois foundations and unfortunately, this disappointed me.
Hides blemishes well
Not good for dryer skin types
Skin gets oily after about 4 hours