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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder Review

Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder

Just about if not all cosmetic brands offer pressed powders and it goes without saying that some are better than others. In my opinion within the budget sector finding a great, everyday pressed powder is easier said than done; you want a product that will set your make-up, won't cake should you require a touch up throughout the day and is cheap enough to replace should it shatter within your bag - we've all been there at least one. Like I said it is not a small task but I feel I have found the answer within Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powders.

Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder

The Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder are presented within glossy, black plastic packaging that is more than robust. This well sized powder will more than survive daily knocks, rolling around at the bottom of your handbag. Not only is it sturdy but it contains all you will need for day to day use including a soft, silicone make-up sponge and a well sized mirror. Personally I do not use the sponge and find this powder best applies with a large fluffy brush but when in a jam I would happily use the provided applicator.

Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder
Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder
Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder

To the best of my knowledge there are six shades to choose from and I have the two typical suited to medium skin toned shades: 53 Beige Dore which is the lighter of the two and more yellow based and 55 Meil Dore which is deeper and more olive in tone. In my above swatches I have swiped heavily so you can see the shade but blended out the colour saturation is far less intense. I am currently wearing MAC NC30 in foundation and fine Beige Dore to be a good match. I must stress that unlike most setting powders the Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder do offer a little additional colour and coverage - the coverage can be built up to a medium level without caking or appearing heavy. If you have great skin or an aversion to liquid products I see no good reason why the Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder can not be used as a powder foundation.

Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder
Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder

At first I thought the Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder would be a great dupe for the Chanel Healthy Glow powders but in actual fact they are so much better and offer far more. The Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder not only offers a little additional coverage, a tint,  oil control but the light formulation also blurs imperfections such as fine lines and pores. The Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder blend like a dream - yes it is a powder (a soft, silky powder at that) but on the skin it feels like a cream and to a certain extent gel like. Bizarre but rather pleasant and cooling all the same. The beauty of this powder is that it doesn't cling to dry areas of the face nor does it further dry out the skin or ever look heavy - regardless if you are a little heavy handed like myself. On my currently combination skin one application stays in place around 7 hours before my oil creeps in around my t-zone/cheeks; not bad considering Bourjois only claim an 8 hour wear time which I'd imagine to be true for those with normal/dry complexions.

I realise this is heavy praise but I truly can not think of a better pressed powder on the UK high street.

Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder £8.99 via Feel Unique - link.

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28 comments:

  1. You've sold this powder to me! It sounds absolutely amazing! Definately going to buy this powder next :) x x

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  2. These sound nice, I've read a lot about these recently (:
    ABlogByPhilippa

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  3. Really want to try this powder after reading your review! x

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  4. I love this powder, been using it for a couple weeks and love it!

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  5. I wasn't too impressed with the healthy balance powder, but this one sounds fabulous and looks so much more luxurious, I will have to give them another try! :)

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  6. The packaging is so fab!
    Emma xo | missemmalouise12.blogspot.ie

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  7. This sounds so good, I'm definitely going to have to try it out - especially if it doubles as a powder foundation (for the good skin days!).

    Ciara x | Ciara Pocket

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  8. I've been looking for these for weeks, hope they are in the shops soon. xxx

    Have you tried the new L'oreal Infallible matte yet....? Its SO good. xx

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    1. I haven't but as I do love L'Oreal foundations I think we know what my next purchase will be ;)

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  9. The foundation i meant ...Doh x

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  10. perfect
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  11. I've heard so many good things about this powder lately! I'm loving the Bourjois Healthy Balance atm but will definitely try this one out soon x

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  12. This compact powder sounds amazing! I definitely need to try it!

    X Marjolein
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  13. I can't wait for this to launch where I live! It seems like such an incredible product.

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  14. Can't wait to get it! It sounds so amazing and affordable too

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  15. WOW! I must check these out. From your review, they seem tempting and a must have.

    Rabeeyah | Rabeeyahs Blog

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  16. This sounds lovely! And it's better than Chanel? I'll definitely be trying this one!

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  17. Great review :) If it's better than Chanel and affordable then I definitely want it! xx

    Brenda BusyBee | Bella & Bear Pro Makeup Brush Set Giveaway

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  18. Sounds amazing!! I'll have to try it <3

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  19. This sounds so amazing! I'm a huge fan of the Healthy Balance powder so I'm bound to love this one as well!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  20. I've always stuck to Rimmels stay matte pressed powder but I really like the sound of these. Can't wait to give them a try!

    Beating Around the Blush

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  21. Hmm this sounds interesting - I love the Healthy Balance Powder so this is worth a go! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  22. I love their healthy mix powder so I can't wait to try these when they're out at my local store!

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  23. It definitely looks more expensive than it actually is! X

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