Monday, 29 July 2013

Bourjois Bronzing Primer Review and Swatches

Hip-Hooray-Hi

How are you doing today beauties? I am excited to write this review because I have been testing this product out for the last few weeks but I wanted to wait before I dived in head first and recommended something that wasn't as brill as I thought.

So let me start by saying that the Bourjois Bronzing primer is £9.99 in Boots but in Superdrug it is only £6.99. I bought it in Boots (dog damnit). But when I repurchase it will be form Superdrug for shiz!

Anyhoo lets get on with the review...

At first glance the colour in the pot is very similar to the Sleek bronzer from the light contour palette and the Bourjois Bronzing Powder in medium/51 but I can assure you, it is very different. I could go on forever about the differences but that would make for a very long post. All I will say is that in my opinion it is a lot better than the other two in terms of colour, blendability and overall texture.



The consistency of the Bourjois Bonzing Primer is a lovely smooth and silky mousse. It is extremely blendable and buildable which makes it easy to apply. You can build the colour until your heart is content. I am cautious to say that it would be suitable for very pale skin but it is definitely worth a try because the consistency and colour is so fabulous. Not a hint of dirty mud or orange anywhere in sight.

I just can not say enough good things about this product. It is definitely my holy grail bronzer (not my holy grail primer). That would be my only negative, it is not the best primer I have used. Products like Benefits Porefessional do a better job of actually priming, although it does smooth out the skin somewhat. I would think of it as more of a bronzer if you are buying it as a primer you may be slightly disappointed.

I have been using it for contouring and as an all over daily tanner for my face. I have used it over foundation, I have used it under foundation, over primer and under Primer. I have also used it on its own.  It has performed brilliantly in every single task. It has so many uses and it really is up to you what you want to do with it.

I can honestly say that this little tub of goodness has brought a lot of joy to my life and pale face over the past few weeks. 

It is especially useful if, like me, you don't use any type of self tanner or gradual tanner on your face (they give me spots) because now you can have a matching face and body. Result!

Seriously girls this is a great product. It works well with my Real Techniques buffing brush to apply all over my face and my Real Techniques contour brush for contouring, don't worry if you have neither of these as I am sure it would work well with any number of brushes and of course you can always use your fingers.

I have given it a 9/10 for packaging because there is nothing fancy about the packaging although it does the job well, and a 9/10 in value 4 money purely because I paid £9.99 for it and I feel like at the rate I am going it wont last long enough to give it a 10. If I had paid the £6.99 I would have given it 9.5/10.





I would love to hear if you have tried it or if you are going to purchase it.



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34 comments:

  1. It's nice that it has such lasting color Ashly... :)

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  3. damn you girl, you made me want to buy it even more :P lovely review, really informative :) xx

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  4. I need this in my life! Great review :)
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  5. Thank you :-) it is a great product

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  6. haha oh dear sorry about that! Thank you, am glad that you found it informative :-)

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  7. thanks, I will check out you blog too x

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  8. I am really pleased with it :-)

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  9. Maddy Whittaker31 July 2013 at 14:40

    so happy you reviewed this! ive been hearing so much about it! also just followed you on instagram @gypsywardrobe xx

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  10. I've never heard of this, but it seems really nice. I am a MAC girl, so their mineralize bronzers are amazing for me

    ~Sherine
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  11. Gosh I need to get some mor eof the Mac Mineralize range for sure!

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  12. Tabitha (Scaredtoast.com)5 August 2013 at 11:11

    I love the review round up you include...so helpful!

    I've only heard good things about this and how it's a potential dupe for the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel. I received the Chanel version around the time this came out so I'm yet to try Bourjois' offering. I did buy their BB Bronzing Cream though. Really unimpressed!

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  13. I love this product so much. I found that it didn't work well at all for me under my foundation or as a primer but on top of my foundation to contour my face it's amazing, I love it.

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  14. Can't wait to hear what you think of the Chanel one. I swatched it in store and the consistency seemed quite different?! p.s. glad you like the roundup :-)

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  15. Thats the thing isn't it? what is right for one person isn't always good for the next. Glad you found a way for it to work though... what do you use to apply it out of interest?

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  16. I use the small MAC stippling brush, can't remember the number but it's perfect for it and blends it so well

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  17. ok similar to what I use then :-) just wanted to see if I should try another method xxx

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  18. Love love love this stuff - I use this more as a bronzer. Ive used it alone, under and over foundation. I love the non orangey/muddy look it gives....like you said very buildable and natural bronzed tone. Great review :) I was planning on doing one it soon! Smells beautiful haha

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    xo

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  19. Yes it does smell beautiful too ha ha! Not a sign of orange in sight :-) let me know if you do the review xxx

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  20. will do hun :) xxx

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  21. I look forward to reading it xxx

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  22. Hey hun I've just posted my review if you want to look :) http://apinchofshaz.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/bourjois-bronzing-primer.html xx

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  23. great review! I didn't even notice the image on the top of the jar!! Well spotted ha ha x

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  24. Love this bronzer :)

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  25. haha thank you :) I guess it resembles a bit of chocolate :P x

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  26. ha ha it depends what chocolate! i prefer mine a little darker than this usually :-)

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