Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Bourjois BB Cream 8in1 Foundation: 22 Beige Dore


One drugstore brand that's getting me very excited this year is Bourjois. After having a bit of a break from them in 2012 (I just got sidetracked by other brands for a while and nothing was particularly grabbing me), I've had them thrust back into my life with a BANG for 2013. I recently reviewed 2 shades of their new Rouge Edition Lipstick range (post can be found Here) that I had been lucky enough to take home from London Fashion Week. I also took home this BB Cream with a difference...

Bourjois BB Cream 8in1 Foundation: 22 Beige Dore*


I love love LOVE the packaging of this product! I don't think I've seen any other BB Cream (not a drugstore brand one, anyway) that comes in a compact. And it's a GREAT compact! The mirror is a fantastic size. I did scratch my head a little when I first got it as to how it opened because the lid swivels and tilts every which way haha. I'll admit here and now that I've been a bit MEH about BB Creams on this blog. I tried the original Garnier BB Cream when it first came out and found it to be a bit wet for my liking and it put me off them for a while. 

The Bourjois BB Cream boasts the following....
Combats Fatigue
Erases Shine
Long Lasting Hydration
SPF 20
Anti Aging
Perfects, Smooths and Evens the Complexion
Targets and Corrects Imperfections
Medium Coverage


The medium coverage part was music to my ears! I always failed to see what separated a BB Cream from a tinted moisturiser to be honest. The Garnier one turned out to be quite wishy washy (although I did get a fair bit of use out of it last summer when I didn't want anything too heavy and it did moisturise my skin very well), but this one I feel like I could wear all year round. It's a great shade for me for the summer too. I'm NC30 so a warm medium tone is always a winner.


Look at the face on it haha!! It was 8am on the first day back at uni after the hols though. Gutted! I've been applying this straight from the compact with a stipple brush or my fingers (using the sponge in any areas which needed a bit of extra coverage). I find it works best if it's warmed a little with the fingers before application.

 It spreads evenly and gives a lovely medium coverage. It conceals my under eye circles (and my little 30-yr-old mini wrinkles *cough*) pretty well and gives a lovely glow to my face. I've tried it on it's own and with my MAC MSFN in Medium Plus (which is in the photo) but I suspect it would work well with my new BeneFit Hello Flawless powder as well. There's plenty of time to experiment though! As a combo skinned girlie, I do find I'm a little shiny around my nose by the time it comes to home time but, it is a BB cream and not a foundation. It doesn't claim to mattify. My skin feels hydrated all day which is a big bonus and it looks really natural.

Bourjois BB Cream 8in1 Foundation retails at £11.99 for 6g of product and is currently exclusive to Selfridges and selfridges.com

There are so many exciting new Bourjois releases still to come over the summer months. My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw posts like this one from Amelia Liana. Their forthcoming bronzing primer looks TO. DIE. FOR!! I'm a massive fan of the Delice range. And their new special edition blushes are so beautifully packaged!

What drugstore brands have you fallen back in love with lately?? What are your thoughts on BB Creams?? Do you have any favourites??
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  1. Well , visiting self ridges tomorrow so you may be responsible for a purchase!

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