Latest

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer Review

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer Review

It has been a while since any concealer, let alone a budget offering has blown me away but it was love at first application with Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer. I have held off posting this review as with so many base products, the first few applications can be heavenly and then suddenly my skin decides it no longer agrees with the product. Maddening. Luckily this has not been the case with
Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer, I am free to shout my praise from the rooftops...or y'know via blogger.

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer Review
Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer Review

I hate to admit to it but I was sold on Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer due to the packaging alone, the fact that the texture and coverage is wonderful is really just a bonus. Shallow? Me, never. I do think collectively we have to admit, that typically budget beauty products aren't all that well presented, I guess something has to give to be price efficient. Well Bourjois have managed the impossible - a sleek, well thought out, square bottle that reminds me a lot of Dior Skin Star Concealer complete with a soft and easy to use doe foot applicator. If the glossy exterior is not impressive enough, I can also vouch that the bottle cleverly dispenses just enough product each and every use - it doesn't leak and the dinky plastic tube can take a knock or ten. What more could you ask for?

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer Review
Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer Review

At the moment the Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer comes in three shades, admittedly that is not nearly enough options to cater to all skin tones but I do think that as the colour options are fairly adaptive, most should find a suitable match. I do wish there was at least two more shades: one for super fair complexions and one for darker skin. I oddly have shade 01 Ivory (I normally wear 02 or 03 in concealer), a light creamy yellow toned shade that is perfect for brightening up the under eye area which is really what this concealer does best. I would liken this in terms of colour/tone to NARS Creamy Concealer in Vanilla or maybe MAC NC15.

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer Review

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer has been specifically formulated for the delicate eye area; the creamy, water-weight texture blends out with next to no effort to ensure that there is no tugging or pulling of the skin. If that is not enough, the formula has been enriched with both water from the glaciers of Mont Blanc and Hyaluronic Acid for continuous hydration. I believe the idea is up to 24 hours of additional moisture but as I don't sleep in my make-up I can't possibly vouch if that is true or not. I do feel that the extra does of hydration helps prevent the formula from oxidising throughout wear, on the flip side this is a concealer you do need to set with a little powder to prevent it from slipping and creasing - more so if you have oily skin. 

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer Review
Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer Review
Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer Review

The more I think about it, the more I would liken Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer to NARS Creamy Concealer - perhaps not an outright dupe but very similar. The main difference is that Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer brightens and illuminates the skin, making light work of disguising dark circles, uneven pigmentation and providing a fresh, lit from within glow. They both cover well and share a similar, almost-gel cream like texture but Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer generally gives a fresher, more youthful finish, does not settle into fine lines and wears (when set) for up to 10 hours.

In other words, this is the budget friendly concealer you have been waiting for.

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer £7.99 via Boots - link.


Products and items that are featured on The Sunday Girl may have been sent for consideration of feature, or may be items that I have purchased myself. Regardless all opinions expressed on this site are of my own and honest. Any sponsored content will be clearly marked, you can read my full disclaimer here at any time.

21 comments:

  1. The finish looks great and the packaging is adorable!! xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Swatched this the other day and I fell in love! I even like the packaging. Really good, indepth review, thanks for sharing

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ahh this looks amazing can't wait to try!

    www.makeupmusicbooks.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Definitely going to be picking this up soon!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This sounds super interesting. I need a new undereye brightening concealer so who knows, maybe I'll try it out. I do love Bourjois's face products.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh my I need to try this, it looks very high end might I add and I've been wanting to try Nars creamy concealer for a while so may give this a whirl first!

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

    ReplyDelete
  7. I need to try this. I havent seen it until this post and this actually looks like a concealer that is light enough for my skin. X

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  8. I saw this in store the other day and was so, so excited but I held off picking it up as I hadn't heard anything about it yet. I am so, so happy to hear that it's this amazing as I'm forever on the hunt for the perfect concealer and you're right, the packaging is beyond stunning!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. This looks and sounds amazing. Really nice bottle!

    http://victressvic.blogspot.lt/
    Victoria ♥

    ReplyDelete
  10. This definitely sounds worth a try, lovely post!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  11. This sounds really nice, I just might have to pick one up!


    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. This sounds so good, love the packaging! Definitely going to give it a try! xx

    laura | lauzylouu

    ReplyDelete
  13. i saw this the other day in boots and was so interested by it mainly because of the perfect packaging! definitely need to pick it up now xx
    m0llylouise.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Think I might need to go for this one next. I really struggle trying to find a concealer pale enough vs my NC15 foundation. I should probably just admit I need to go high end lol but this looks good :)

    Http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm totally sold on the packaging too!

    Nicky | Zeeb Likes It

    ReplyDelete
  16. I would love to try this concealer it's so affordable! I love the packaging too <3

    http://abigailalicex.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. You have made me want to try this so badly, it sounds amazing and I have to admit I did a double take when I saw this was Bourjois the packaging looks so high end!
    Love Holly x

    www.thehollydays.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  18. If you think this packaging is great, check out the Charlotte Tilbury concealer---it looks like a pen and you click it to dispense the product. No gloopy mess.

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


    ReplyDelete
  19. I really like the sound of this but unfortunately if you're using the lightest shade than I don't think this will be light enough for my Casper skin tone! I'll take a look in store and see what I think x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

    ReplyDelete
  20. Ooh very tempted by this now! I love the packaging too, it looks more high end than high street xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

    ReplyDelete
  21. Im really loving Bourjois products lately and i think this is another one i will need to try!

    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comment, I read each and every one!

However if you need a more direct answer or have a question, do feel free to contact me via Twitter @TheSundayGirlUK or drop me an email at thesundaygirlblog(at)yahoo.co.uk

Thank you!