The Muse sobs herself silly daily when she thinks about how Bourjois seems to be slowly yanking itself out of the US. Anyone notice when you visit their site they don’t even have a US portal anymore? Oh my god talk about ruin my day!
At the moment the only place I know you can pick up the line is at Ulta, outside of that it’s kinda difficult to locate. Lucky enough I have a few good friends in England who kindly snag me my Bourjois Paris.
Today I’m reviewing Bourjois Paris Mineral Matte Foundation. I got alot of e-mail about this one as many people were quite curious about it.
Take the jump for the review!
Honestly, with my skin at the moment I really do not need to indulge in a matte foundation. I expected the worst and came out the best for it much to my delight.
Bourjois Paris Mineral Matte Foundation is a softly whipped mousse mineral foundation. Upon opening the jar I was kinda grinned from ear to ear as it quite looks like whipped cream or something delicious to eat. The foundation comes housed in a jar and is paired with a short cropped kabuki brush (you get the brush as well, it’s sold as a set). The foundation itself is creamy but dense enough to offer full coverage or sheer depending on how much you use. Although the foundation formula is simply wonderful I must say my love affair started with the brush itself which makes application a breeze.
To start application you simply dip the brush into the foundation pot. A little goes a very long way mind you so be sparse, you can always build up coverage as you go. Now with your brush fully loaded you’ll begin buffing the foundation onto your skin! Done! The overall effect is an airbrushed, matte powder finish.
Although it starts a cream it will quickly turn into a matte powder upon contact with your skin. I was worried about it creating a mask-like look on my face or just generally caking up and being messy but the brush is the key to creating good, even coverage that’s natural and soft. Coverage is very breathable, wears long, and isn’t itchy.
I’m unsure how anyone with larger pores would feel about this. I want to say it would be a great foundation for large pores but I’m not entirely sure if a smoother surface would be best to work with where as you aren’t clogging up pores with a heavy foundation. Strangely enough it is indeed a heavy formula but still manages to feel airy and light on my face.
Overall, I absolutely adore it. The formula itself is wonderful and paired up with the interesting short haired, rounded brush makes it equally perfect to buff onto skin. This one was a joy to work with and I can see myself re-purchasing in the future. Although my skin remains dry at the moment, I look forward to trying it in the Summer to see if it keeps my skin matte.
Anyone try yet?
On a side note if you’re wanting to try it out I suggest checking on ASOS to see if they update the catalog with it as ASOS does ship to the US or I’ve seen it on E-bay UK, most sellers ship worldwide.
For further details check out www.bourjois.co.uk
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