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Monday, February 01, 2016

Bourjois City Radiance Foundation Review

Bourjois City Radiance Foundation

I say it fairly frequently and stand by my admission - Bourjois is one of, if not the best budget foundation brand within the UK market, well as long as you can find a shade that suits your needs that is. The latest Bourjois launch is for those who enjoy a light, glowy, yet long-wearing and utterly comfortable base. Summer may seem like a long while off at the moment but if any budget base can survive humidity, it is Bourjois City Radiance Foundation.

Bourjois City Radiance Foundation

I won't bog you down with the ins and outs of the Bourjois City Radiance Foundation packaging: it is fairly attractive, easy to use - thanks to the soft, plastic easy squeeze tube style and not prone to spills. At just 30mls per bottle it is also fairly lightweight and compact, meaning you could easily slot it into a travel/flight bag should you need/want to.

Bourjois City Radiance Foundation
Bourjois City Radiance Foundation

As mentioned above, my only bone of contention with Bourjois foundations is the shade range; generally it is very much limited and fairly yellow toned - great for light to medium neutral toned complexions, otherwise you may struggle finding a great match. Sadly this is very much the case with the newest Bourjois launch, Bourjois City Radiance Foundation: 6 shades, all of which are essentially light but unlike past launches not all are yellow based - there is some cool and warm undertones too. I have the shades 02 Vanilla and 04 Beige - I would say Vanilla is approx an NC15/20 and Beige is around the NW18/20 mark but please don't quote me on that.

Bourjois City Radiance Foundation

Shade woes aside (I will purchase shade 03 and report back) this truly is a great foundation, not only is it a light, easy to blend and apply, the almost gel-like texture is both cooling and moisturising - perfect for normal, dry and oily skin types. The real selling point (finish aside of course) is the fact that this comfortable to wear base, protects the skin with a combination of SPF30 and a built in anti-pollution screen. Rather impressively both factors can help prevent premature ageing; I do recommend applying your regular daily SPF underneath this foundation - you can never be too careful after all.

Bourjois City Radiance Foundation
Bourjois City Radiance Foundation
Bourjois City Radiance Foundation
Bourjois City Radiance Foundation

If you are a fan of NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, I have a sneaky suspicion that you will more than enjoy Bourjois City Radiance Foundation. Admittedly Bourjois City Radiance Foundation is not an outright dupe but if fresh, plump, naturally glowing skin is what you crave then this does not disappoint. I would deem Bourjois City Radiance Foundation to be a sheer-come-medium coverage base: it will help to hide signs of fatigue, brighten and generally even out the skin tone, along with gently blurring imperfections, all the while looking entirely natural. Despite being fairly sheer, it does wear exceptionally well and holds up against oil, heat and even the odd smattering of rain; ideal for city living much like the name claims.

I am beyond impressed with the latest Bourjois launch and imagine it will be my go to base come the warmer months.

Bourjois City Radiance Foundation £9.99/30ml via Boots - link.




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19 comments:

  1. This foundation looks gorgeous! Very affordable as well which is always a plus. Great post x

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  2. Hey! Would you say you prefer this to the healthy mix serum? X

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  3. This foundation looks and sounds incredible! It's just such a shame that many drugstore offerings, Bourjois included, tend not to cater for my ridiculously pale skin!

    Katrina | www.katrinadoesbeauty.co.uk

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  4. I'd be interested to see how this compares to the Air Mat as the packaging is at least very similar! x

    littlemisslifestyle271.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I seen this the other day and I struggled not to buy it. Totally agree with the colour choices though, they are a bit sucky. I am NC15 and I know I am a good match with 51 which I think is vanilla their palest shade, but I know it is way too dark for my paler friends, the joys of being scottish and never seeing the sun lol. But still, this is next on my list for when my current bourjois runs out :)

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  6. I've been wanting to try this for a while, hopefully it launches somewhere that ships in the US soon!

    www.makeupmusicbooks.com

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    1. You can buy it on Lookfantastic.com is free shipping

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  7. Bourjois seem to be releasing new bases left, right and center, recently! I often love the finish of their foundations/tinted moisturisers, but I am put off by the high fragrance a lot of them have. This does sound lovely, though and Nars SG is one of my favourites, so maybe I'll just have to give it a go!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

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  8. I love Bourjois's foundations. SPF 30 is excellent too!

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  9. I have never tried Boujois foundations before so I need to pop that in the list and give it a go :)

    Creepers & Cupcakes

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  10. I have been testing it for few days now and I love it. I agree with your admission that to find a right colour is a drag. The lightest is still just tad too dark but i have been whitening it down with Body Shop drops. OMG I love how t looks on my skin so far. Need to test it out as I haven't worn it for a full day at the office yet but so far so good. I have super dry skin so not many drugstore foundations sit comfortably on it but this one does the trick :)

    http://www.idorottka.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Thank for reviewing this! I was searching for something like this. It sounds amazing and the price is real bargain!

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    Victoria ♥

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  12. This looks soooo nice! If only we got shades lighter than 53 in my backwards country!!!

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  13. Fab review! From all the brands in the drugstore, bourjois bases have ticked the most bases for me, the yellow tone looks good but you're so right, the shade range is dismal! I feel lucky for finding decent matches and I hope I can find one for this too later on in the year, when my ban is over ^_^
    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe

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  14. I've never tried this brand but tn foundation looks amazing!!!

    Mel | www.thegossipdarling.com

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  15. I love this foundation, I think it wears really well and is great for dewy looking skin. The shade range is unfortunate, but luckily it fits my skin tone (yellow pale-medium) quite well.

    I've also written a review here:

    http://jesuisedie.com/2016/02/01/review-bourjois-city-radiance-foundation/#more-30

    Edie x

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  16. I just bought the Healthy Mix Serum foundation and really love it. I will have to try this one as well. Thanks for the great review.

    http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com/

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  17. I have this foundation as well and I love it because it gives a healthy glow :)

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  18. I just love my Healthy Mix Serum foundation. Fortunately the lightest shade is perfect for me. I wrote a review here:

    http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com/2016/03/bourjois/

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