Sunday 13 October 2013

Bourjois Bronzing Primer - Review

Hey Lovelies!

How late am i on the bandwagon with this one?!

This is one of those products that i nabbed back in the summer, put it in my "new things" drawer and then totally forgot about it... oops! Well its now certainly back out of my drawer and into my daily makeup routine.

The Bourjois Bronzing Primer made quite a splash in the beauty blogging world as many comparisons were made to Soleil Tan De Chanel which is made by Bourjois parent company (i think I'm right there?). Sadly, there will be no comparisons in this post as being pretty darn pale spending thirty odd quid on a bronzer far too orange for me didn't really float my boat. But the Bourjois offering is a whole different story...

I find it a lot less orange than the Chanel offering (from in store swatching) and a completely different texture. Its quite soft in consistency so heavy handed me has to be a bit careful, but saying this it blends out like a charm so even if my sausage fingers pick up a little too much product its really no biggie. I generally use this under foundation to warm up anything a little pale for me, or to just give my face a little more warmth. If I'm feeling really fancy (or just got an extra minute or two to slap my face on) I'll use this with a Real Techniques Contour Brush and attempt to contour my face. In reality, its a little too warm for the latter on my skin tone but looks pretty reasonable applied lightly.
What i really enjoy about this product are two things.... It works great over and under foundation and blends seamlessly (that counts as one thing, right?). Secondly its lovely to find a cream bronzing product that isn't overly orange, I would love a slightly cooler toned offering but this does just the trick for now. The ease it blends really helps it work for even my skin tone, so I'd really recommend this for anyone with fair to medium complexions.

On the budget side the Bourjois Bronzer Primer is a middle of the road £9.99, not the cheapest but still affordable on a budget. Boots and Superdrug often do 3 for 2 offers or something along those lines so you can often pick up a few things at once and save some pennies. If you're really keen on trying this out (and are late on the bandwagon like moi) you can snag this from Asos currently with free postage for £6.50 here.

Overall I'm really enjoying this. I picked it up on a whim and for once its one that's payed off! I just wish I'd hooked it out my drawer a little sooner and got some good use of it during the summer months!
What is your favourite Bourjois product?


  1. I have been umming and ahhing about this for months (I was scared it'd be an over hyped product) but lately I've been seeing some great reviews so I think I may pick it up :) thanks for the swatches too!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  2. Bourjois products never fail to amaze me! One of my favourite makeup brands for foundations and bronzers! x

  3. This looks amazing! And I love the price tag too - Much better than Chanel's! :)

  4. I too am really late on trying this, I really need to get it! Great post!

  5. I really should purchase this..keep meaning too but then I don't. Love your blog! Consider me a happy new follower :)
    Becka x


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