Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer Review

Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer

Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer
Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer

Bourjois know what beauty lovers want and that is healthy, glowing skin without the need for glitter or really noticeable shimmer particles. For radiant skin with minimal effort you may want to try out a product or two from the new Bourjois Happy Light range, to kick things off let me share my thoughts on the Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer.

In my opinion Bourjois never fail when it comes to packaging they suitably manage to provide a product that not only looks good but is easy to use and when it comes to liquid face products they always come with a pump. The bonus of having a pump is that you can not only control just how much product is dispensed but it also minimises waste and mess for that matter. I guess the only downside is that the Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer does come in a glass jar but in the brands defence I have yet to run into any problems in terms of dropping it and it shattering - it just means you can't take it as part of your carry on luggage when flying. No biggie.

Within the Bourjois Happy Light range there is two primers: Luminous which is intended for normal to dry skin and Matte which is for normal to combination skin. I have been trying out the Luminous version and although not intended for my skin type (oily) I can not say that it has added to my skin problems so don't let skin type bog you down go for the primer you wish. Another point worth making is that both primers are suitable for all skin colours yes they both have a slightly peachy pink appearance but once applied to the skin the tint disappears and does not alter the skin tone at all.

The texture of Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer is a light almost cream gel that glides on to the skin with ease (I use my finger tips) and feels both cooling and moisturising at the same time. Although hydrating this did not encourage my oily skin to produce more sebum nor does it feel heavy or thick on the skin rather the opposite. The idea is that this primer is a hybrid product that sits somewhere between a primer and a moisturising serum that can be used under foundation or on it's own. Once applied to the skin the complexion feels and looks smoother with a natural matte finish and a slightly perked up appearance. I liken it to a morning cup of coffee - it adds a little life to dull skin without the need for shimmer or glitter and is very, very subtle so much so that the effect does not photograph. As a base for foundation the smooth canvas it creates is perfect for most foundations (especially the Happy Light version) to glide on top off for a flawless finish that will wear a little longer. In my opinion this is a great every day primer to give the skin a little extra radiance but you may wish to go for something more obvious for evening wear.

Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer* £6.99 (usually £10.99) via Boots - link
* PR sample sent for consideration of review.
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  1. This looks like such a nice primer! It's good to know it doesn't encourage your skin to go into oil overdrive x


  2. Ive been really into primers recently, and having heard such good things about the foundation im definitely keen to try out this too now :)


    Frankie xxx

  3. Ooh, this sounds nice! Glad it worked nicely on your oily skin. I may have to try it out! xo



  4. I tried the matte one and it's lovely. It's not too matte, just gives a nice satin finish. Definitely want to try the radiance primer too!! xx


  5. This sounds like a much cheaper version of benefit's that gal, which is one of my favourites.

  6. I really want the matte version!

  7. I've just bought this and was worried about wearing it out and it leaving my face white while being photographed but this has cleared that up for me. Great review :)

  8. this sounds quite amazing, I definitely want to try it xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE


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