Bourjois BB Cream Review and SwatchesI 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!
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