July 28, 2015

London Haul: Bourjois Paris Review

 I surely went overboard shopping for beauty products when I went to London. I based the products I bought from the reviews I've read and what the UK Vloggers are loving and using. 
I went shopping thinking these would be products I will not be able to get when I get back to New York, but the good news is I found most of the products on Amazon! To make it easier for you, I have listed them all on 

About the Company

since 1863 as makeup for the boulevards of Paris' theatre district
Joseph Albert-Ponsin was the first creator of the company, creating makeup for actors and actresses at his own home. In 1868, he then entrusted his company to Alexandre-Napoléon Bourjois, and from there the company blossomed and has made it internationally known.
The Bourjois teams - product managers, packaging engineers, formulators -- are 90% female! They make every effort to design high-quality products: they are creative, expert, careful about details and have the cutting-edge expertise necessary to propose top-performance innovations at an accessible price.
About the products
If you click on the Great Britain Pound Price (£) it will take you to a link that you can purchase within the UK. For my U.S readers, the U.S Dollar price ($) will take you to my Amazon store to purchase.

Bourjous Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation
Infused with a vitamin-rich fruit therapy formula with litchi, goji berries and pomegranates, that will even out your complexion and give your skin a boost of radiance.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer
Moisturizing formula that is oil free and dermatologically tested.

I love this foundation! I bought the shade #56-Light Bronze. In the UK, the drugstores have testers for all the beauty products unlike here. I usually don't like buying foundations at the drugstore since I always get the wrong shade. This one blends easily, and all I need is one pump to even out my skin tone. It feels like a tinted moisturizer with medium coverage. It's very lightweight on the skin which is great for the Summer!
I use the concealer under my eyes and the formula on this is thicker than the serum-gel foundation but this blends pretty well too. I just wouldn't suggest using it if you have dryness under your eyes since it has a matte finish to it. I got #52-Medium-Radiance. This brightens really well but it's not my favorite.

Bourjois Little Round Pot Cream blush 
no.4 - Sweet Cherry & no.3 - Rose Tender
Available in 4 radiant shades that has cream-to-powder formula thats blends effortlessly on the skin.

 L-R: no.4 Sweet Cherry / no.3 Rose Tender
I use the small ELF Stippling blush or my fingers to apply this on. It blends very well and definitely lasts long. Again for the Summer, a cream blush is great to wear for it's long lasting formula. 

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick
08 - Grand Cru 
It's lightweight, velvety texture that has a non-drying formula for extreme comfort. It comes in 12 bold, matte and long lasting colors. 

08 - Grand Cru
This is one of the most comfortable matte lipsticks that I have worn! My lips did not dry out at the end of the day, and with it's doe foot applicator it is so easy to apply without using any lip liner! It's true to color and very pigmented. It has more of a creamy-gel thick texture so one application of this is all you need.
This picture doesn't do it justice but this is the red I wore all week in London. It does transfer so a little touch up after eating and drinking is needed.

Bourjois Delice de Poudre 
Bronzing Powder Medium/ Dark
Ultra finely milled powder that is easy to apply to give you a natural, healthy, bronze glow.


This was packaged like a chocolate bar which is cute. It does have that cocoa smell to it. It has a magnetic closure but no mirrors. This has gold shimmers in it but when applied to warm up the face, it's not noticeable. I haven't been contouring much so this is not getting used as much, but because of the great reviews and it's a UK Vlogger fave, I had to get it.

Their drugstores, Superdrug and Boots were having a 3 items for the price of 2 sale with any Bourjois Cosmetics. This was not a bad deal since these are pretty high end drugstore product prices. 

I am very impressed with this Parisian brand, very high end quality, great formulations for reasonable prices. I definitely would try out more from this brand and re-purchase most of these products. Packaging on them are very well-made too. I really wish they expand and sell in the U.S.

Have you tried this brand before? What other products do you suggest?

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