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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Bourjois Bronzing Primer

Bourjois Bronzing Primer review swatch photo
Bourjois Bronzing Primer review swatch photo
Bourjois Bronzing Primer: £9.99*

I couldn't make it to the Bourjois Summer launch which was a few weeks ago so I've only just got my hands on the products. The one I was most excited about was their Bronzing range, namely the Bourjois Bronzing Primer. It mattifies and smooths out the face to make a nice base for makeup products. It evens out the skintone by subtly adding a bit of warmth to the face. It claims to be moisturising, non-pore blocking, non-comedogenic, non greasy and non sticky. The last two I agree with as I found it to feel very light and velvety on the skin rather than tacky and wet. It added a light bit of colour to my face before applying makeup.

I was a bit reluctant to use a Bourjoius face product after the last thing I used broke me out really badly. I'm looking at you Bourjois Healthy Mix! However since adding this to my routine I've noticed no skin problems as of yet. It's the same formulation as the Bourjois Flower Perfection Primer but with tanning properties, so I might be able to try that as well if the ingredients are similar. Naturally it draws comparisions with the Clarins Instant Self Tanning Primer, which I've expressed my love for on numerous occasions. I feel the Clarins one has more long term tanning effects and the Bourjois one is more wash off and go. It could also draw comparisons with the hugely more expensive Chanel Bronze Universal, but I would say its better as a makeup base than as a cream bronzer.

I like this primer and it serves as a really nice glowly base under my makeup. The colour isnt hugely noticable but I felt that it did bronze my face a bit before applying makeup. It'll be good for the summer when your face needs a bit more colour (mine never tans) just worn alone with a bit of bronzer. My only problem, the same problem I have with most drugstore products- The smell. Its absolutely horrible, really synthetic and the same sort of scent as their "Chocolate" Bronzers. Scented products generally don't sit well with me! This doesn't launch until June so you will have to wait a bit for it to come out, but overall I really like it and its a nice little drugstore dupe!

36 comments

  1. Wow it looks like an amazing product but I'd never ever dare to use it! I'm super pale at the moment, that's why :) it would be a little too much for me! Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  2. I wonder is it opaque enough to cover blemishes.. I'm quite unacquainted with bronzing primers, however I will be trying them out once the sun (please - SOME sun!) makes my horrible grey winter skin a bit more of a suitable base!

    megan from littlerenault.blogspot.co.uk x x x

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  3. I think this sound amazing, i hate it when i get tanned or fake tan and my foundation is too light so using this under would help that i think x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Looks like it would be a nice product on the skin, but I'm wondering whether I could get away with it on my deathly pale face!

    Karen xx

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  5. I did wonder if this would be a dupe for the chanel bronzer. Sounds like it would be a good little product to take with you when you go on holiday and don't want to wear too much makeup when you've tanned.

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  6. Wow this looks amazing really excited about it I instantly thought it would be like the chanel bronzer for a lot cheaper! xo

    Maydoll

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  7. This really does remind me of the chanel bronze universal, but like you said~ It is alot lighter and works better as a base rather than a bronzer! Regardless, Bourjois products are usually good and i am enjoying their healthy mix serum foundation at the moment!

    Thanks for sharing <3
    have a lovely day
    X x X x X

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  8. Yes very like the chanel bronser, have to try it out!

    http://allthelittlethings3.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

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  9. I'll definitely have to give this a go! As you said it will be perfect for Summer! xx

    www.oletaeilis.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I need this in my life, exactly what I have been looking for!! xx

    ramblesandjangles.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I'm really looking forward to this being realeased, fingers crossed I'm not too pale to wear it though!

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  12. really looking forward to being able to try this out! im a bronzer addict and love primers so this is a definite for me!
    Lisa xo
    www.thatsdamnprecious.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. This looks like one to look out for!
    Sophie
    x

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  14. need to try this i love feeling a lil more golden
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  15. I don't know why but I think as a pale-skinned girl that looks pretty scary! I might have to give it the benefit of the doubt and swatch it in store, though.

    Louisa's Notebook

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  16. Cant wait to pick one of these to add, would be perfect for summer! :)

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. ooo i do love a good dupe ive never used a product like this before tho and it scares me a bit! i will prob give it a go though as its so much cheaper than channel. Charlie xx

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  18. This looks amazing but I think it'll be too dark for me!

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  19. too bad the chocolate scent is yuck; wouldn't want something that smells gross on my face! but the concept of this product (bronzing under the makeup) is interesting

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  20. I'm soo glad you did a review of this! I really want one now haha! The Clarins gradual tanner/primer thing has been on my wishlist but I might give this a go first! x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Ah i really want one now!! feeling super pale at the moment haha!
    xx
    http://rapunzelsbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. so interested in this as the Clarins one is just a *bit* too expensive! Thanks! xx

    @neavieao

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  23. It looks like quite a dark colour so I think that I may need a bit of a tan in the first place to wear it but other than that it looks really nice! xxx

    Maddy from http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Oh wow this is such a clever idea.. I love it xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  25. I've never even thought about such a thing, what a good idea.
    Might have to give it a try if the sun ever come out!

    -Jade
    gracious-silhouettes.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Damn, I thought this was going to be an amazing dupe for Chanel tan de soleil! Still seems like a good product though :)

    justanotherhighmaintenancegirl.blogspot.ie

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  27. I usually steer away from cream blushers as powered ones are quicker to use because you can just brush it on but this is really tempting me especially with the smell!
    velvetlilly.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. This actually looks amazing I can't wait to use this when I get a bit of a tan!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. That's such a cool concept! Really gorgeous color!

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  30. this sounds amazing! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. when i first saw this i was a bit uncertain because it looks a bit like a very dark, very thick foundation but upon reading, it does sound quite nice. i think i'd only wear it when i have a tan though because i'm not sure it would sit well under my very pale makeup! i'm looking forward to its launch though so i can check it out! X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. Sounds really good, I might wait till summer to try it out though because at the mo I'm a bit pale, and fake tans scare me so much haha!

    Pip x

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  33. What a nice product! I want to try it right now! :)

    http://anewgalintown.blogspot.com.es/

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