Edit: It oxidizes, which mean ewww, muddy looking skin
This is a good product if you already have good skin, and just want a dewy look.
It is a light coverage foundation I'd say. It did not cover any of blemishes, and I have to layer it on twice before it evened out my skin tone a bit. I have acne and acne scars.
It does not last well on the skin, I have dry combination skin. By lunch time, I do not see it on my face anymore.
It also have a funny smell, reminds me of what gradmas would used to wear. So stay away if you are sensitive to smell.
I'm quite pale and while this is not a perfect match for my skin tone I absolutely love the way it makes my skin look. I tend to use it as an every day foundation especially when I am in a rush in the mornings and I don't have time to make a extra special effort. I have also gotten lots of compliments on how nice my skin looks when I use it!
The only really big downside is the staying power,two or three hours and its hardly there.
I really wanted to like this product, but it didn't work for me. Plus points: it feels light and fresh on the skin and has a sheer finish (it smells strongly of apricot, which is a bit disconcerting at first, but it fades). Negatives: despite applying a minimal amount of foundation, with a light dusting of Boots No7 translucent powder over the top, my skin was shiny within a couple of hours (I had primer underneath, but no moisturiser). So I applied a little more powder and the same thing happened again within an hour or two. I do have oily skin, but I was surprised at the shininess. Not good when you're working all day, especially for nearly a tenner. Ah, well, back to the drawing board.
This foundation is better than some of the other cheap drugstore options but doesn't stay in place and gives poor coverage. The shade was OK but even the palest shades were a little too orange for my skin tone.
The main reasons I stopped using this foundation is because it didn't last very long on my skin throughout the day and had a patchy coverage.
I'm surpised at the rave reviews! Whilst I don't think this is a terrible foundation, it is nothing special. I find it pretty pricey for the amount & quality you get. I'm an NC40/42 and there is no good colour match for me; I tried Abricote which is very orange toned, and Rose which is very pink toned. There are no tan shades with golden or yellow undertones, which sucks. I see a lot of the lighter skinned ladies are finding good colour matches though. Obviously, this foundation does not cater to women darker than NC40/42 well.
The ingridients are very pore clogging - this foundation contains lots of silicones (which can be problematic for sensitive skins), quite a fair amount of salt/sodium chloride (can be drying), fragrance (irritant) and alcohol denat (very bad and drying for skin). If you have sensitive/acne prone skin I would urge you to stay away. I rarely break out, but I got breakouts on my cheeks and chin from this foundation, despite cleansing it off thoroughly each night.
The smell is very overpowering and artificial - like melting plastic and apricots. Euuggggh. The smell lingers on my face for hours and annoys me. I have pretty good skin so don't need much coverage; this foundation offers pretty light coverage so was fine for me. If you have blemishes, you might want to skip this or pair it with concealer.
Lasting power isn't that good - it lasts maybe 4 or 5 hours on my face before it starts fading and going patchy/streaky. I wouldn't repurchase this.
Love the consistency of this foundation. Beware... some of the colours are too orange. I use number 73 and find that it suits my skin type perfectly. It is a sheer coverage formulation but if you have normal skin it just gives a flawless finish. I do follow it up with HD microfinish powder to avoid the bit of shine that I get on my forhead/nose. So far so good... not going to say the HG word! Literally melts into my skin.
You really feel fresh when you apply it... I believe it is a sensation on your skin and the very clean fruity smell. Goes on very smoothly... in summary: it is enjoyable to apply. After that: it is very sheer, very shinny (by which i mean it accentuates the oily parts of the face, it's probably better for someone with a dry skin), and goes away in a few hours (even with a setting powder). In conclusion: it is a fabulous foundation on this price range!! (not exactly dirt cheap, about 14 Euro, if I remember correctly). But... even in this price range there are better products (Maybelline SuperStay Silky comes to minds ;)).
I have used so many foundations in the past in the quest for the "flawless complextion", MAC, Yves St Laurent, Chanel, bare minerals, bobbi brown, you name it, I have tried it yet I keep coming back to bourjous 10hr sleep effect, I can't quite believe such an inexpensive high street brand can perform so much better than all the rest! It gives a lovely dewy finish but not overly shiny, i think it makes me look really healthy, I hate heavy cakey foundation and am not a fan of skin that is too matte or powdery, so this is perfect for me. I use the shade 75 in the summer when i have a tan and 73 in the winter. I think it does last well but I suppose if you had oily skin you might want to use a powder over the top. As well as a gorgeous finish you will also have change from a £10 note, iv wasted too much money on expensive foundation that iv used once! Top marks for me!
My HG everyday foundation! I prefer a dewey during the day because my skin is quite dry so I like adding a sheen to my face that isn't there naturally. I've been using this almost everyday for a month and I'm in love!
It has a really watery consistency so it blends really easily and the coverage is really light and it will not clog your pores. The pump bottle means that you know how much you have left and it's not messy at all. Excellent if you're happy with the way your skin looks but need extra help evening out and brightening up your skin.
If you want a heavier coverage, then I highly recommend Bourjois' Healthy Mix Foundation... they're both great! Thank you Bourjois!
I love this Foundation, It gives me a flawless look. I have dry-ish skin on my face, and moisturise it once when I take my make-up off in the evening. This foundation is lightweight and medium coverage, decent lasting power, however setting it with a translucent (or appropriate colour) powder will increase the staying power. It comes in a average colour range. However the packaging is not amazing due to the squirty pump on my bottle breaking, this does not effect my thoughts on the product itself and would definatley repurchase!