|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I use it as a concealer and to brighten up the area around the eyes (shade 52). Coverage is amazing, but it's not good for larger regions, let alone the whole face, do not even go there. I apply it with a moist cotton swab after I moistruized my face. It does not work for dry skin. A really great conceler. A tricky foundation though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was previously using Chanel Mat Lumiere and i wanted to save a little and downgrade to drugstore foundation which is half the price of Chanel and i picked this up because i heard Bourjois is a sister company of Chanel. The foundation itself is passable, rather long lasting but it doesn't have oil control properties. Plus this foundation really needs to be blended for a rather long time else it'll look cakey. Overall it's pretty good for coverage, covered up all my uneven skin tone and the occasional blemishes.
I wouldn't repurchase though as i will be looking for other foundations with better oil-control properties and have a natural finish. I have to mentioned though that the smell of the foundation is amazing!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I was excited to try this foundation from Bourjois. I am always on the lookout for full coverage drugstore foundations. Unfortunately, this did not really work for me.
Full coverage, hides blemishes.
Really nice quality bottle, great pump.
Lovely light, floral scent.
Really clings to any dry or flaky skin.
Sinks into pores and makes them appear larger.
Made my skin feel dry.
Dries really quickly and is difficult to blend into hairline.
Finish is dull and flat, and oxidized after a while.
Limited colour range that leans more towards yellow undertones.
Sponge applicator is useless.
I think this foundation could be very good for oily skin, but I will definitely not repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
**Initial review on this product after 2 days**
Broken out like crazy around my t-zone, especially chin, weeping hard cystic acne pimples. After using this I should have known. This is a very HEAVY foundation - comes out like a creme and dries like a mask!
Now I recall this exactly what Healthy Mix and 10hr Sleep Effect also did to my skin... strange coincidence?
Will carry on to use the product once the skin clears up to see if it definetly was this foundation.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
This foundation and Healthy mix are the best drug store foundations ever!
I've been using this foundation for about 2 weeks now and i love love love it! It is very neutral compared to healthy mix and i find this foundation is a better match for my skin tone than healthy mix.
Yes the sponge that comes with it is useless- i prefer a brush anyway.
I have some dry patches on my skin and was scared to try this at first but after the very first application i was hooked, the coverage is soo good and the colour (51) is just right for me- i can build without looking dark or having to blend heaps! It does stick to dry patches but no too badly.
The packaging apart from the annoying top with the useless sponge is good, the pump is great at controlling how much product comes out.
The price (in Australia) is a bit on the expensive side for a drug store brand but soooo worth it.
I also love that this foundation comes with SPF 15 yay!
The staying power is also great, i can go a full day with my make up still looking good.
DEFINITELY going to repurchase
i really hope bourjois makes a concealer in this range!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Very nice coverage and lasting-power. I use the shade 53; right after application it's a bit yellow, but soon it adapts to my skintone. It's definitely for people with oily/combination skins.
PS. No youth extension properties here, but it's still a very good foundation.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
After using and loving the healthy mix serum by Bourjois I thought that I would try some of their other products hoping that they would also be just as good, but after trying the Flower Perfection Foundation I am a little disappointed.
I found that even the palest available colour of this product was far too dark for my pale complexion, it comes out a horrible orange colour on me :$
I tried using the sponge that it came with once but I didn't find it particularly helpful, so I just use my hands to apply it but I think that this makes it look streaky but I don't know how I else I should apply it as the same happens with brushes!
It does set in the creases around my nose as well but other than that it doesn't particularly dry out my skin which is probably the only good thing I can say about this product :/
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love love love this product. I was skeptical at first but I thought I'd give it a shot. Very glad I did. I have a very oily t zone and it somehow managed to balance my combo skin out so I'm very pleased with that. Most people would say the sponge is too small but I find it to be quite practical. You do however have to be a bit quick with applying so it doesn't clump on your skin but you get used to it. The coverage is very natural, medium to full and it doesn't feel heavy on my skin at all. Also it did not cause any breakouts which I am so thankful for. You can get a medium coverage by applying once which is pretty decent if you ask me. The only thing that bothers me is that it takes up a lot of place in my bag but hey I'm fine with that. The price is also pretty decent for such a good product. I do not recommend it for people with dry skin though as it died dry out my forehead and nose (which I am thankful for)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I had been using healthy mix for the last months and liked it but I wanted to try a foundation from bourjois, so here I am! Combination, acne - prone skin for reference.
Good things first:
1. It does have more coverage. Medium to full
2. The lightest shade -51- is a little lighter and more neutral than 51 in healthy mix. Pretty decent match for my NW10 skin
3. Controls oil better
4. Lasts more
5. Doesn't break me out
6. Nice packaging with pump
7. Light flowery scent
9. Does not oxidize
1. Looks too powdery, flat, fake
2. Transfers easily
3. Accentuates the slightest bit of dryness
4. When I tried to mix with some moisturizer it didn't blend at all
5. Settles into the lines around the eyes and mouth
6. No SPF
7. Sinks into pores
8. The sponge included doesn't help
9. You have to blend carefully and quickly - dries pretty fast
For now, I mix it with healthy mix before application and the combination works better than on it's own for me.
Overall I'm not a fan and wouldn't repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got mine today from Priceline (Australia) it was $5 off so $24. I have brought so many expensive myer brand liquid foundations, all are the wrong undertone even though the ladies match me! I've been wanting to try Bourjois for a while simply cos their samples feel so nice on my hand and look like they have a good undertone.. I'm com/oily and usually wear powder mineral- but I need more coverage as I'm having breakout from hormone issues. This foundation goes on really nice, I used my finger to dab on and a round top dense blending brush to blend it out. Great coverage. Def a matte finish. But doesnt last all day, it goes a tad clumpy around the nose area for me. no strange orange or pink undertone, I'm fair but olive toned and a 52 vanilla matches me perfect. If u were a little less oily but not quite dry, or u didn't around around food, much better for you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this as I didn't quite have the budget to buy Estée Lauder double wear this month so grabbed this as it was on offer at Boots for 2 for £13, so worked out at about £6.50 each.
The consistency is quick thick which I like, but I find it doesn't 'set' like Double Wear, instead it just sort of sits ontop of the skin and easily transfers off onto clothing and also tends to slide off in heat as well.
This foundation does have a nice matte finish, although it does settle into fine lines, around the eyes especially. I also found the shades are quite yellow based so don't match my neutral skin tone as much as I'd like.
Overall I do think this is a nice foundation but I wouldn't wear this in any sort of humidity. I will most likely go back to wearing Double Wear as it has much better all day staying power than Flower Perfection but if you're on a budget this is a nice alternative.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
*Photo swatch of 53 Light Beige included at end*
This stuff isn't perfect, but for a drugstore foundation, it's pretty impressive. Much better than Revlon Colorstay, which looks, smells, and feels like car paint.
First, lemme say: don't pay attention to Bourjois' description. This is NOT anti-aging at all and I bet the whole nutritional stuff they claim is all fluff. It's really a matte, full coverage foundation. It does indeed feel light and it wears pretty decently through out the day (although I am testing this in a cold winter climate)
Dupe: Makeup Forever Mat Velvet Plus. Not 100% but pretty close. This is thicker than MUFE and has less shade selection.
Coverage: Full. I have dark acne scars and I don't need concealer with this.
Finish: Solid matte. As with other matte finish foundations, this might make your face look flat and darker tones may appear ashy. If you don't mind spending the time with highlighter, blush, and bronzer thereafter to bring life back to your face, it's not a problem.
Color: I have a sample of Light Beige 53 and my natural skin tone is a neutral NW20/NC25. It's a pinch too dark but you would not notice. This shade appears to run more on the beigey yellow side, and I've read elsewhere that Bourjois foundations run yellow. I previously used MUFE Mat in 30, which was actually too light for me and lighter than this shade, as you can see in the photos below. But they are actually similar in range once you step in the lighting.
Durability: Ater 5 hours, I broke a slight sheen on the t-zone. But that's better than I've been with most (I'm very oily). I did notice some slight separating and sinking into pores and lines by that time, but it was minimal and only noticeable up close. This doesn't stick to the skin like glue, as does EL Doublewear, Mac Studio Sculpt, or Revlon Colorstay. It's easier to wash off.
Overall, it's good for everyday if you have combo-oily skin and you need more coverage. I wouldn't try this if you're dry skinned. It's too matte. I won't use this for special occasions, since it kinda flattens my complexion and doesn't really make me glow. But for an everyday foundie at a lower price than high end, I can handle that.
Below are swatches of Bourjois Light Beige 53 on the left,and MUFE Mat Velvet 30 on the right.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
So I finaly found a foundation that has everything I've been looking for for years; medium-full coverage, matte finish, good lasting power and no need to touch up during the day! Just when I found this, my skin decides to get really dry (instead of combo-oily). My skin changed during my pregnancy, and now this foundation is useless to me. Looks and feels like I'm wearing a mask.. Still a pretty good foundation though, never before have I used a foundation that didn't make me have to powder / blot every couple hours. If you have dry skin, this is not for you.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
normally i'd wait for bourjois to go on sale before buying, but i saw this foundation the day it came out in Australia and instantly forked out $36 for it! not cheap! but worth it!
i love this foundation! it does not oxidise, it is matte, coverage is very decent, with primer it has lasted me 13 hrs so far, and it is still going strong. i do not have any mask like effect, nor does it feel or look heavy. put on primer, blend it out, and it looks fantastic.
didnt get overly oily, despite hot weather and walking for about 7hrs today. In fact, during entire day, powdered up only twice - mostly out of habit. IMO, VERY good at controlling oil.
comes with pump (yay!), little blending sponge (gimmick, we all have our own sponges) and a solid glass bottle.
if u are a fan of the healthy mix or bio range, these colours are more pink. however, after application it is not particularly noticable.
i would def repurchase, and considering i dont feel guilty for paying nearly $40, that says a lot!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was very much looking forward to this foundation because I've enjoyed various other Bourjois foundations and the (vague) product description sounded like something I'd love. Turns out it is not at all what I look for in a foundation, but that's not to say it's not a good product.
For all their colorful, creative marketing, Bourjois are really not very specific and informative in their product descriptions (azalea flower? seriously? youth extending? the model in the visuals looks about 17), so I assumed this would be in the vein of typical anti-aging foundations - hydrating, satin to dewy finish, creamy texture, light to medium coverage. It is, in fact, the complete opposite of that. This is a full-coverage, matte finish foundation. I have rarely come across such a full-coverage, pigmented base at the drugstore - Revlon Colorstay is the only one I can think of at the moment, but FP is, in my opinion, a much better, more modern take on a full-coverage, matte finish base. Flower Perfection will give you lots of coverage and a flawless result, but I do mean *flawless* - it will hide the natural texture of the skin along with the imperfections, so the end result seems a little bit...well, fake, unrealistic - a kind of porcelain-doll, too-good-to-be-true result.
The consistency is fairly thick, but not impossible to manage. I got the best results by applying it patiently and gradually, blending and building up where needed. My usual slather-it-on and smooth out the edges method does not work for this. The sponge that comes attached to the cap is - predictably - quite useless. Both fingers and a proper foundation brush work much better.
I was surprised to find that this does not feel as heavy as I'd thought it would considering how much it covers . It's not airy and imperceptible like many lighter coverage foundations, but it doesn't feel like a sheet of concrete over your skin, which is how Revlon Colorstay feels to me. I suppose it's a happy compromise between coverage and comfort.
However, Flower Perfection is not hydrating enough for my dry skin, at least not in winter. I expect normal and combination will fare much better, but I can't wear it on a daily basis in winter. It highlights any dry and flaking patches, so I need to make sure I've exfoliated and applied a nourishing moisturizer before using this.
The finish it dries down to is quite matte, almost powdery. I've never powdered over it because it's too matte for me anyway, but I think even normal and combination skin could get away without powder over this.
It does have quite a strong, flowery scent, but it dissipates fairly quickly and is at any rate not unpleasant.
The lasting power is very good - I haven't worn it for longer than 6-7 hours, because it gets too uncomfortable for me long before it starts to fade. However, it was still going strong when I removed it, with only minor signs of fading.
It seems to me that the colors run a little lighter and more beige compared to the two Healthy Mix foundations, which tend to have a strong yellow base. I wear Healthy Mix #51, but #52 was a decent enough (not perfect!) match in Flower Perfection, probably because it is more neutral than the yellow-toned Healthy Mix in the same number.
In short, I don't like this foundation because it's simply not what I want my base to be. However, it is a well-done, full coverage foundation, which is not that easy to find among drugstore brands. This retails for about 15 euros.
(On a side-note, the powder from the same collection is pound for pound one of the most expensive powders on the market. For 10 euros, you get a mere 5 grams, so per gram it costs more than Chanel Poudre Universelle - 30 grams for 45 euros. That's why I didn't buy it - it's simply not a good long-term investment.)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the first bourjois foundation since a very very long time that works !!! , for my normal to oily skin it works great .. not only it makes my skin glow but it doesn't oxidize on my skin like my much loved favourite colorstay foundation by revlon which i have been using for the last .. well humm 10 years!! however, recently i started to feel a bit uncomfortable with the masky effect it gives me and want sthng that would illuminate my skin, I feel this one does! , anyways , i will update the review later after i have used it for some time, my skin is olive almost NC 35 and the best color match is 54 which is beige , it didnt break me out too which is great and i feel so far it doesn't rub off..
okay i am bringing this down to four lippies , this foundation after only two or three times of wearing started to give me dry patches , i guess coz we are in winter , my skin is not even dry , it is oily /combination so howcome this is happening ? , i agree with the above reviewer this is full coverage foundation which is good if you are going for a special occasion however on day to day basis it is a bit too much , i am really surprised it accenuates any flakes in my skin or dry patches even revlon color stay didnt do that for me , well i donno now i am not so fond of this , although i still like the matt finish and silkiness but my skin does look so great with it and it does rub off which is athng i hate ..
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The packaging is really nice, I like all foundations with pumps! Though the sponge is pretty useless, so I just threw it away. When I apply this foundation my skin looks ten times better and it gives medium to full coverage, depends on how much product you use. The foundation smells really nice and flowery as well :)
The only thing I don't like about this product is that it not as longlasting as I want. After a long day and no touch-ups, I look into the mirrow at around four, there is not much product left on my nose and it has worn off.. But I do have an oily skin and with some touch-ups this product is great!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my favourite foundation from Bourjois. I have tried the two Healthy Mix foundations, the 10hr sleep one and Matte mineral from Bourjois. I think this is the best for oil/combo skin. It stays on pretty well on me. I would stay it stays nice for at least 8 hours and provides medium-full coverage. I am a NC20/25 and I am using 53 Beige Clair. This is brilliant!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I tried this foundatin from a sample in a magazine.It gives medium to full coverage.Athough I have oily skin this foundation made my skin look really dry.I am not satisfied with the staying power as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this foundation!!! I finally find one that doesn't break me out and make me look like the pimple monster. I bought the primer which is also amazing. For years I went up and down like mad trying to find a foundation suited for people with acne prone skin both cheap brands and high end brands nothing would work until I tried this foundation.
I don't like the blending sponge that comes with it since it is too small which makes it hard to blend properly. Other than that I've got no complaints.
People with acne prone skin should give this a try!!!