So it wasn’t enough that I tortured you today with one really crummy concealer but here I am again with another rubbish concealer!
Meet Bourjois Paris Anticerne pour Petits Matins:
Better known to the Muse as Bourjois Paris Light Diffusing Concealer, much easier to pronounce that, yes?
I’ve had this a few months now but never got around to doing the review! Bad Muse, Bad! Depending on how you see it you’ll be either really happy it’s not available in the US or really sad. This is exclusive to the UK and possibly the Netherlands and a few other European countries, honestly I haven’t checked all the site portals so I’m unsure but I got mine from England.
Now honestly as far as I’m concerned normally concealers that come in click style pens with brush applicators are a NEVER go wrong item! I’ve tried so many I’ve lost count but I do know I’ve always been plenty pleased with them however, with much dismay, I have to give a poor review to this one.
I generally love everything and anything Bourjois Paris puts out however they really did a poor job with this concealer. Although I wasn’t expecting a miracle, I did expect that the concealer would at least cover my basic woes such as fine lines, dark shadows, and just make my eyes more awake and fresh. Sadly, this did nothing at all for anything in and around my eyes. I was secretly hopeful this would be a nice, thick, moisturizing, pigmented concealer that would replace my very expensive Dior Booster Pen however that’s so NOT the case.
I’m unsure why the product fails so miserable. One main problem is of course is it seriously lacks any pigmentation. It glides on well enough and the formula, although not thick, is nicely cooling and moisturizing however the lack of pigmentation causes the main problem. In Bourjois’ defense I will say that this isn’t really supposed to act as a concealer but more of a highlighter for deflecting off of dark circles and creating the illusion of a better rested you but…well..it doesn’t do that either. Honestly, it does a whole lot of nothing.
On top of not doing much in the ways of making the Muse appear rested and awake it also kinda lends a helping hand in making my already dry under eyes even more dry! Sigh! Rant! As you’re smoothing on and patting into place it feels quite nice and moisturizing however after the better part of the day goes by your left with major creasing and a dryness that only the Sahara could surpass!
Although the click style pen is a super plus for the Muse as is the handy dandy brush applicator…if I’m honest…neither of those features do much to impress me after my rather long list of wrongs with the product!
I know I wrongfully expected a miracle but at the very least I did want something that at least worked. This one is on the Muse’s do not buy list! I just couldn’t love it.
The good news is Bourjois Paris has introduced a new concealer which looks promising! The Muse thinks you should hold out and try this new concealer and avoid the Bourjois Paris Light Diffusing Concealer! I’ll try to get a review up of this one shortly!
By the way since we are on the topic of jolly old England did you know that they announced the latest Doctor Who Christmas Special for this year! Lord knows, my Holiday isn’t complete without knowing the Doctor will make an appearance for Christmas! The Muse enjoys all that wibbley wobbley timey wimey stuff! If there wasn’t any Doctor at Christmas it would be like the Year without Santa Claus! GASP! Thank god David decided to take time off of Hamlet to grace us with his presence this Christmas! (Hint: The picture is a bit of a tip off for what to expect this coming season! You either already know what the episode will be about or what is coming thanks to the pic!)
Bourjois Paris Pastel Teint Essential Pressed Powder Review
Bourjois Paris Ombre Stretch
Bourjois Paris 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation Review
Beauty on a Budget: Bourjois Paris Mini Bourjois
Bourjois Paris Rouge High-Tech Review
I got Bourjois Paris Pastel Teint Essential Pressed Powder during the Sephora clearance on all Bourjois Paris cosmetics. I think I paid around $7-8 USD for this or possibly less but I can’t really recall at the moment. I’m actually really happy with it and now I want to track down a few of the other shades that are available within different countries.
This is a basic baked pressed powder that comes in a rather cute plastic retro case with sponge applicator. I simply love the packaging although I read a few reviews saying the packaging was cheap, I thought it was rather charming!
The powder is a light peachy beige tone which is supposed to have a translucent finish however I find that it shows up a little bit glowy and peachy on my skin. This is perfect for quick touch ups or to set your makeup. It carries a rather lovely rose scent that Bourjois Paris is known for. I know some people are a bit put out by the scented facial products but I don’t mind in the least I think this ads to the charm of Bourjois Paris. The powder is rather great for brightening up dullness on my skin and gives a fresh, awake appearance. It goes on matte but manages to work very well with my dry skin so the finish is velvety and light.
The reason I’m bringing the review to you today is I did see quite a few of these in Sephora all over the city so now is a good time to go out and grab one at a rather great price!
The Muse loves this one and approves it for purchase!
A perfect little powder for waking skin up and giving a nice glow to your cheeks and face! Likey!
Bourjois Paris Ombre Stretch
Bourjois Paris Eau de Gloss Review
Bourjois Paris Clubbing Mascara Review
Bourjois Paris Ombre A Paupieres UK Colors
Bourjois Paris Shimmer Shine Liquid Eyeshadow Review
You might be missing Bourjois Paris from Sephora but have no fear QVC sells many of the items at a nice price!
In particular this trio of Bourjois Paris Shimmer Shine Liquid Eye Shadows caught the Muse’s eye:
$32 bucks nabs you all three! I’m kinda partial to that lovely aqua shade! The photo doesn’t do it justice (no that’s not gray it’s aqua honest!).
Item Number A50995
Read my review on Bourjois Paris Shimmer Shine Liquid Eye Shadow before you buy!
Although I’ve bid Bourjois Paris a farewell recently when it went on sale at Sephora it doesn’t keep me from bringing good news of new releases from the line!
Bourjois has released a new eye shadow in several countries outside the US called Ombre Stretch. Unlike it’s traditional baked eye shadows this appears to be a shimmering shadow in a more traditional compact size!
Very cute in my humble opinion!
I’m doubting these will make it to our shores but expect a review from the Muse shortly anyway as I’m definately lemming these!
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Click here to discover the Bourjois Paris eye shadows that made it onto my Ghosts of Christmas Past Collection post!
Click here to see my review of Bourjois Paris Eau de Gloss!
Click here to find out why Bourjois Paris Volume Clubbing Mascara is on my “DO NOT WANT” list!
Click here to discovery Bourjois Paris Minis for those that seek a beauty budget finds!
Laura, my little shopping angel, from across the pond has done the Muse a big service yet again and sent me over some Bourjois Paris 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation.
Thanks Laura the Muse hearts you! I’ve come to one of two conclusions. Laura either owns her own private jet or she has wings. She mailed the package on June 19th and it was in my mailbox less than 4 days later! Damn that’s some seriously quick airmail!
Gorgeous cards from Laura are happily littering my desk and fridge! *Mwah* Thanks Laura!
Since Bourjois Paris refuses to gift our lowly country with good cosmetics I must depend on the help of beautiful English people to get me what I need. Like Hi-Tech Rouge, 10 Hour Sleep Effect has not yet hit our shores. For shame! And the way things are going I fear they never will……….
Honestly, I can’t recall a time when Bourjois Paris had ever had a liquid foundation available here have you? Maybe I have to think back really far hmmmm…..Well maybe as they do have the Matt Lovely Foundation but aside from that….Nope can’t think of anything else!
10 Hour Sleep Effect is one of two liquid foundations Bourjois Paris has available within the UK at the moment the other one being Reboosting Collagen Foundation. Both make mighty claims of evening out our dull, uneven skin tone, covering dark circles with a single stroke, and making us look flawless and gorgeous.
Well the fact of the matter is they can claim all this and more but until I try it I won’t believe it.
Which is where Laura comes into play. She was kind enough to head on down to her local Boots and pick me up the Bourjois Paris 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation although the Reboosting Collagen Foundation seemed interesting enough the appeal of 10 hours of sleep in a simple pump sounded much more desirable plus I’m not yet sporting any fine lines on my face so it seemed like the more logical choice of the two.
It’s a very fluffy, soft, light foundation that gives excellent coverage while evening out skin tone and giving your face a beautiful flawless finish.
Can you believe it?
Did that sound too much like a commercial? Oops sorry!
It’s actually a very flattering and interesting foundation. Although the color is a strange light peach shade it actually does blends smoothly in and gives a wake up call to your skin! I was shocked how well it worked on my medium-fair skin!
I got the lightest shade available but it does come in a variety of colors to suit most skin types. Although the peachy look of the foundation had me wondering how well it would work on my skin tone turns out I had naught to worry about because it does wonderfully well at providing decent coverage while waking up my dull skin.
My skin normally goes dull in the Summer months due to a variety of reasons including the sun, weather, etc…..I’m always seeking a lighter foundation in during the warm weather and this is perfect. The formula is very light yet moisturizing enough for the dry spots on my face. It has a lovely, light fragrance and it comes in a wonderful little pump bottle which gives just the right amount of product when pressed!
I think it’s safe to say this could be called a bit of a Budget Beauty find as it’s under $20 USD or so. I don’t think you can get a cheaper foundation that actually works well for a better price.
I wouldn’t recommend this if you’re seeking a heavy, pigmented foundation as it’s more of a sheer, buildable coverage that gives skin a glowy look while creating a smooth, flawless foundation for your makeup.
Another words if you have major flaws to cover this probably won’t be something you want to shell out for! However, if you do like a light coverage that’s both moisturizing and offers light to medium coverage this is definately worth your time.
I’m slapping a hearty Muse Approval on it because I’m loving it at the moment! I like the finish of my face after use, I like how long wearing it is, I’m loving how it wakes up my dull skin and gives me a just scrubbed my face look, and I love the nice, inexpensive price tag!
The Muse says it’s worth having a look at!
Have it already?
Want to try it?
Discover more light Summer coverage by clicking through some of my past reviews!
Click here to discover why I love Too Faced Magic Wand Illuminating Foundation!
Discover the healthy, flawless finish I achieved using Peter Thomas Roth’s Un-Wrinkle Foundation Powder!
Want more Bourjois Paris?
Click here to read my recent review of Bourjois Paris Rouge Hi-Tech Lip Stain!
Read about the Bourjois Paris Fall Release from last year by clicking through my Fall Roundup post!