Over the past few months I’ve been working my way through different brands, road testing a selection of their base products. By far the most requested has been Bourjois so when I saw their new City Radiance line I had to pick up the foundation and concealer to include in my next ‘Wear + Compare’. I bought this as well as the CC cream thinking this would win out as my preferred daily base and the CC would be better for those minimal makeup days. For a product labelled ‘radiance’ I was surprised that this had no real dimension to it, it’s bizarrely thicker in texture than the CC cream and the coverage is only marginally heavier. My initial reaction was negative, it clung to dry areas of my face and didn’t give the nicest finish however having used it 3 or 4 times since then I’ve discovered that it can actually look really lovely if my skin is appropriately prepped and exfoliated before hand. I’m still reaching for the CC cream more often (in fact I’ve used that more than my beloved Double Wear recently) but if I’m willing to put in some prep time and want something that lasts a little longer while still looking and feeling more like a summer foundation I think this would be it.
The concealer I’m still on the fence about, I don’t like too full a coverage so I like that it’s not too heavy and feels light and fresh but it settles in to the lines around my eyes. It’s very creamy and elsewhere on my face I like it, I don’t find that it accentuates pores/dryness at all it’s just the under eye area I’m struggling with but if I can make it work you’ll be the first to know.
I don’t know why I don’t try more from Bourjois, their base products are some of the best for the money and I’m always pleasantly surprised at the expensive feel of their foundations. I’m picking up one other to compare in the upcoming video.. I’m between the Healthy Mix Serum and the new Air Mat.. any recommendations either way would be great, or of course you can choose the one you’d most like me to review!