Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Review | Bourjois City Radiance Skin Protecting Foundation

Hi Everyone   
I never really try out new foundations, I usually just stick to one or two and just tend to re-purchase the ones I know I like. I've seen a lot of people loving the Bourjois City Radiance Skin Protecting Foundation and decided to give it a go myself. 

About a year ago, the only foundations I would purchase were ones with full coverage, for example the Estee Lauder Double wear was a firm favourite of mine for quite some time. But... Just recently I have decided I would like to try more lighter foundations as I don't have very problematic skin which needs a thick coverage and when I do have problem areas I can always use my Mac Pro-long-wear concealer to help me out. 

This foundation caught my eye when I was wandering around Superdrug at the weekend, the packaging is sleek, lightweight and travel friendly. The product is easy to distribute due to the squeezable plastic it is made from. I tried this foundation out yesterday for the first time and I was so pleasantly surprised at how much I actually liked this product, I thought it would be very light and hardly any coverage but I was wrong. This foundation has a light to medium coverage but is buildable, I had a bit of redness on my skin yesterday so I applied a little more over these areas and it covered flawlessly. 

I applied the foundation using my Real Techniques - buffing brush and it worked really well with it. I was left with a brightened and flawless looking complexion without it looking cakey or feeling heavy. The lasting power was also really good, I set it with Mac Prep & Prime Translucent powder - It lasted from around 9:30am in the morning until I took it off at around 7:30pm at night! 

  Contains SPF 30
  Contains Radiance-Boosting Pigments 
  Contains Anti-Pollution screen

Overall, a fabulous and affordable foundation. I will definitely be repurchasing it as I think this will be a great foundation to take on holiday with me this year! 

Have you tried any Bourjois foundations? Which do you recommend I should try next? 


  1. Bourjois is one of my favourite, high-street brands for foundation and it sounds like this is another amazing release from them, so I'll have to give it a try! I adore their 123 Perfect CC Cream which sounds quite similar and their Healthy Mix Serum which is a classic!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


    1. I really want to try the Healthy Mix! Thanks for reading Alice :) x

  2. Bourjois is one a my favourite brands for drugstore foundations. I don't think I've treid one I didn't like - this one included :) My favourite though is Health Mix, its brilliant! xx


    1. Healthy Mix is definitely going to be one I try next! :) x