Friday, July 19, 2013

Bourjois 8 in 1 BB cream Review & Swatches

Bourjois BB Cream Review and Swatches




I have a massive fetish for Bourjois. I wrote in a previous post about the number of stuff I just purchased from Bourjois, and I have to say, I want to add a few more things to my collection. Their new range of balm stains similar to MUA and Revlon is going to hit the Indian market soon, and I am saving up to purchase them all. I am an extremely bad human being, but that is exactly what I am going to do. Just you wait. 




Company Speak: Perfecting, Smoothing, Targeted correction, Anti fatigue, Anti shine, Anti aging, Long lasting hydration, with SPF 20. Bourjois' BB cream compact foundation is your make-up and skin care 'dream cream' - a compact foundation with eight actions in one. It perfects, smoothes and evens out the complexion, targets and corrects imperfections and smoothes away signs of fatigue. This compact foundation erases shine, is anti-aging, provides long-lasting hydration and has SPF 20 protection. The creamy texture gives you a perfectly smooth, even complexion for a velvety 'second skin' finish and a medium coverage.

Price: 1075/- (Retails for £12 in the UK so I feel the price is fair) for 6gms

My Shade: Beige Rose

My Take on Bourjois 8 in 1 BB cream:

So, anyway, when I saw the new BB creams on the counter, and they were looking way more like a foundation and a lot less like a BB Cream, I wanted to get it. Unlike other BB creams, this one does not come in a tube. It comes in a flat box, which is the first thing you would notice about it. The packaging is super cool. Open the lid and you can see a big mirror, which makes it so easy for touch ups if needed, the product and the sponge. You can totally put the lid all the way back, or turn it around 360 degree. I have pictures to prove it. 




There is a sponge applicator which means you can pack on this BB Cream as lightly or as much as you want. I generally use that or my fingers for application. And yes, for 6 gm. it is 1075/-. Of course you guys are cringing. But wait till you hear the good part.

This product is like the smoothest butter. It looks very firm, but it applies like a dream and blends like a charm. You will have to apply a moisturizer before you apply this of course. In fact, that’s the deal with all foundations, by the way. And yes, this is way more like a foundation than a BB cream, remarkably similar to a mousse foundation. 

At first you might be afraid to see the orange undertones in this color but let me tell you when you apply it, the game is totally different. It needs to blend with your skin’s natural moisture to really set in and it looks gorgeous once that happens. You would see a visible difference within 10 minutes of application. It would tighten up your skin almost instantly, and also even out your skin tone. At least it did to me. On my oily-combination skin it worked like an absolute charm. 




It also conceals well, and can be built up to a medium coverage. Which is indeed great and I love this as my foundation because it is so easy to apply. It really works out well with the sponge but also blends in easily with a brush or my fingers, so I am not complaining. 

The effect is natural, absolutely gorgeous without looking like I have packed something on my skin. Absolutely love this effect. It lasts on my skin for 6 hours or so, and controls oil for about 3 hours or so, an impressive time period. Also contains SPF, so YAY! While I have not noted any remarkable anti-ageing thing here, it does smooth out uneven skin tone a lot, and I have also used it to conceal mild scarring. So thumbs up for the product! 

Swatch :




FOTD :




Pros of Bourjois 8 in 1 BB Cream:

  • Great packaging
  • Huge mirror
  • Blends like a dream on moisturized skin
  • Stays a long time
  • Contains SPF
  • Smoothens out unevenness 
  • Coverage can be built up


Cons of Bourjois 8 in 1 BB cream:

  • Dry skinned girls might find blending slightly difficult
  • Expensive for the quantity


My Rating : 4/5
Final Verdict :Total love for this one and would repurchase if I can get my hands on it. 

Guest Post by Poorna (Skin tone : Medium/MAC NC 43. Skin type : Oily-combination )

37 comments:

  1. Quite expensive ... sounds great pro and i like de packaging :) Nice review :)

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  2. okkaayy this is my next buy for sure after completing Deborah BB.. :)

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    1. If you get it, of course. These go OOS as soon as they hit the stores.

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  3. nice review. it reminds me of INGLOT's CREAM to POWDER foundation. btw, does it melt due to sweat??

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    1. The day the FOTD was taken, it was sweltering and this did stay put for around 4 hours in the heat outside, so kudos there.

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    2. okay...thanks poorna...

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  4. Looks really nice. Would love to try this out. :)

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  5. Nice Review Poorna I will buy this in future, my stash already filled with foundations :P

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    1. LOL arent we all going through the same phrase? :D

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    2. hahahaha yeah you are trueeee :p

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  6. planning on buying this soon!

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    1. :) let me know how you found it.

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  7. The packaging !!! <3 <3 <3

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  8. wow dis sounds awesome :) gonna get dis as soon as i land in kol :P

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  9. even i have it n love it :)

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  10. This looks so awesome.. and covergae too seems to be better than the rest.. another BB cream in my wish listt..:-| :-|
    Well reviewed Poorna.. :D

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    1. Thanks Poo. And yes, the coverage is much better on this one.

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  11. I've used a product called the Boots No.7 all in one product (which is like a concealer and foundation in one) from London a couple of years ago which came in the identical packaging!
    Glad to see it here as well because I liked the added bonus of the sponge and mirror as well :)

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    1. Yes I love love love the mirror.

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  12. pretty stuff !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. I like packaging... and shade is towards yellow so I think will suits most of us..

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    1. yes, this one and Shade 24 is quite good for Indian skin tones.

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  14. I want, I want!! I love Bourjois too and this one sounds lovely. Especially since I have combination skin too.

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    1. Must say - NO REGRETS buying this one. Amazing product in one word.

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  15. Pricy but I love the packaging!

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    1. Love the packaging, the product... in short... everything.

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  16. Love the product, the quality is great <3

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