So I was interested to try Bourjois Bio Detox Organic Foundation, their newest addition to the family.
This was a press sample, so I was sent Dark Bronze which is a good few shades too dark for me – so I am not rating this on colour match.
There’s a few things that stand out for me about this foundation – firstly, that it dries very quickly on the skin and that it leaves quite a fresh, almost ‘tight’ feeling on the skin…
This is the applicator – very old school, it’s just a stick you can use to dab the product on your face.
I quite like this! I prefer it over a open hole – so to speak, as I can control the amount I use.
The coverage is pretty high with this foundation, I did think that my pores were well concealed as was any redness in my cheeks.
It is a little bit tricky to blends as it dries quickly. I actually quite like this quality…I like foundation that sets so I can just get out the door, but the downside to this is that it can be drying.
This finish is kind of matte and I imagine this would be quite good for oilier skins. The thing is, I do love that fresh feeling the foundation leaves, and I prefer the semi matte finish over something too dewy but in reality, that type of foundation doesn’t suit my dry, flaky skin. It just doesn’t feel comfortable.
On my face:
As mentioned before, it is TOO dark for me, but credit to Bourjois for producing a decent range of shades for light and darker skins.
I am torn over this foundation. I am actually really fond of it because the finish is quite nice (but I’d have to get one in a shade that matches, but there’s no way I’m doing that whilst I still have 30 other foundations to finish!).
I think a lot of people will find it drying and difficult to blend so, if a chum asked me if I recommended this base I’d probably say only if you have oilier skin and you’re comfortable working with a quick drying base. Otherwise, I’d say Bourjois Healthy Mix is a good base for most skin types.
(This costs £11.99 and you can get it from anywhere they sell Bourjois – £11.99 !!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s so expensive! I am sure compared to Nars or Chanel it’s cheap but anything over £10 means I want a pretty bag and a perfume sample as well).