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      09.07.2012 19:20
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      Unique brush aspect that makes skin look flawless but don't click too much!

      I was doing some online shopping, much to my credit cards disappointment, on ASOS.com. I was on there to buy some summer clothes even though living in London I don't know why I bother! Curiosity got the better of me and I started to nose around the cosmetics page - soon after I found myself adding the Bourjois Brush Foundation to my basket, intrigued to know how it worked.

      As you know the usual foundations you find on the market come with a pump, in a pot or just with a lid! Never had I seen before a brush mechanism attached to the make up - just like a giant Touche Eclat! When my order finally arrived, it was the first product I rooted around for!

      At first it looked like a deodorant to me - a black cylinder bottle with white writing and a pretty pink floral design around the edges. Once I took off the lid the brush attribute presented itself and I immediately wanted to try it! The brush was much thicker and better quality than I was expecting - it looks a lot like a foundation brush and is soft and smooth to the touch. On the bottom is a black button that once pressed releases the product to travel up through the bottle and be dispensed through the brush to apply.

      I was excited to use this product as it claims to give you a 'beautiful smooth complexion' I have found that the easiest way to use this is to prime your skin first as it can be a little drying if just worn on its own. You then press the button - be careful not to click away too much otherwise you will end up wasting too much product! Just click once and wait for the foundation to appear. Then brush all over your face just like you would with any other foundation brush, if you feel you need some more, just give another click to the button. I love the way it makes my skin look and more importantly feel - it's not too heavy, but also not too light or without the coverage. It's very matte and could even be accused of being drying after about an hour or two wearing it. I find that if you use a good moisturiser though it can hold out longer! It lasts roughly 4 -5 hours with a medium coverage however it is buildable.

      Another thing I love is the scent it's very sweet and almost floral but not too overpowering, I think it's a lovely touch that when you're applying your foundation you are greeted with a gorgeous fragrance, plus the boyfriend loves it!

      The brush aspect definitely aids easy application and I love it! I think more foundations should consider this concept or at least have an option to put a brush on like that! It saves time and stops you wasting too much foundation, but is also a multi-tasker as rather than using a different brush, you can just use it to apply your powder or blush as well - this comes in handy if you are on the go or going away for the weekend and don't want to take all your brushes with you!

      Although I really love this foundation there are some disadvantages. You can't clean the brush like normal make up brushes as it will not be able to soak in water or a cleaner because it is attached to the foundation - it would ruin the formula so after a while it does get very unhygienic and puts me off of using it as much. I find I have to keep cleaning it with a baby wipe or a make up wipe but its not the same. As well as this sometimes when I am blending with the brush, foundation will come out meaning I have to start again! Although these flaws are only minor ones, I will definitely be repurchasing a new one soon.

      Having said that, I have found that it's quite a hard foundation to come by, I don't believe that Boots or Superdrugs stock it, however most online stores do. Just make sure you choose the right shade for you when ordering online.

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        02.04.2011 12:53
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        A great foundation - recommended :)

        Bourjois Paris Brush foundation

        I have been using this product for 22 days now (I have counted) and at first I didn't really know whether I should buy it, but it was really cheap where I bought it from so I thought I would give it a go. I have really really dry skin and it is quite sensitive too and this product is great for my skin on the whole.

        *About the product*

        The product comes in a tube where you have to push a button at the bottom of the tube to dispense the product. It comes with 16ml or 0.5 us fl oz of product in it. the foundation is oil free, non comedogenic (does not clog pores) and it is dermatologically tested.

        *Packaging*

        I like the packaging for this product, the text on it is clear. Although there is hardly any english on it, the very short instructions are in english. The packaging is black and it has light pink and white writing on it, it also has a pink flower/vine design on one side. One thing I really quite like about the packaging for this particular product is that on the side there is a small section that is not covered by the black colour, it is see through so you can see the colour of the foundation inside. It is not very big so you can't see it that well but you do get a bit of an idea what the shade actually looks like.

        *Shade*

        Before I bought this I was looking on the internet for the shades that this product comes in and I could not find any site that showed my the range of shades, as I have really pale and I always get the lightest shade in foundations and powders. But when I went to buy it, I just had to guess what the lightest shade was. I picked 31 - beige clair (beige clear in english) and I still did not know if it would match my skin tone.

        When I got home I tried it immediately (I get a bit too excited about new cosmetics) and the shade is just perfect for my pale skin. I have a bit of redness in my skin due to the eczema I have, but the yellow(ness) and some orange in this foundation seems to counter act the redness, which is fantastic. Although in the light you can not see any orange/yellow on my skin and my redness is covered up (mostly).

        *How to use*

        On the back of the bottle, it says "click the button to obtain the required dose. Apply the foundation with the brush on the whole face (forehead, nose eyelids, etc), with small strokes". I have no idea why this product manufacturers felt the need to write the sections of the face - like people don't know what 'the whole face' means and start apply this to their nails.

        *Application and Results*

        I have been using this product for 22 days now and I have to say that I love it, I was unsure about this product at first due to my really really dry and quite sensitive skin but it works really well and I am very pleased with it. Although it does have some flaws.

        Firstly I like the application for this foundation, I apply it as follows:

        1. Cleanse and moisturise skin (I am using a new eucerin moisturiser with out this moisturiser I would not be able to use this foundation as my skin would be far too dry and flaky)

        2. Pump once on the button at the end of the tube and dot the foundation on all areas

        3. Once there are dots every where (or you could just put one streak on each cheek etc) then I blend the foundation out with the brush, although I use the very tip of the brush to blend otherwise you will get more foundation coming out of the brush

        4. Once it is blended with the brush I just go over with my fingers and make sure all the foundation is blended and that there are no lines

        5. I then just put a powder on my T-zone to prevent oil and I spray on my ELF setting spray to keep it all in place

        I find that application of this product to be quick, easy and mess free, which is great, it also saves time in the morning as I don't have to get lots of brushes out and clean them.

        The foundation itself is a really nice smooth even texture, which makes it glide onto my skin easily and smoothly. Because of the brush I can sometimes get a few little brush strokes on my face but with the top of the brush I blend it very lightly with the brush - if I don't use it lightly I can get some dry, flaky patches.

        When applying this product I don't have to worry about lines, streaks or a difference between the face and neck, as the colour for this foundation is fantastic for my pale skin with pink undertones. It looks quite yellow on my hand and also when I apply it to my skin and blend it matches it perfectly - and in the light there is no orange/yellowness on my skin.

        The brush does make it easier to apply the foundation and it saves time in the morning, but it does have its draw backs, such as you can not wash it/clean it as it might get into the foundation. Also when you have push the button for the foundation to come out you can then apply it in streaks to your face but while you are blending you can get some foundation on your skin due to the excess held in the brush - with can mean you have too much, so I just blend with my fingers if there is too much.

        The brush does have another advantage though, the size of the brush is fantastic for my face. It is great for getting around my nose, my under eyes, my eyelids and hair line all covered with foundation. The brush itself is also really soft and smooth on my skin.

        The foundation has a scent to it that I really like, it kind of smells like roses, it is quite floral and sweet and it is really nice, although if you don't like products to be scented this si not for you. I find that after I apply it I can still smell it quite strongly and also when I am shopping or at uni I can sometimes still smell it then, so the scent does stay on your skin for a while, which I really like but others may not. It also does not irritate my skin, it has not made me break out and it does not feel very heavy on my skin.

        As for coverage, I have been using tinted moisturisers for about a year now as my skin has been incredibly dry but since I have been using eucerin (I will view this amazing product soon) I have been able to use normal foundations with more coverage. This product does have a really good coverage, it covers a lot of my redness (it does not cover it completely) but it reduces it a lot. It also covers a lot of my eczema, which is great - I would say that this foundation is a medium coverage.

        This foundation leaves my skin looking more even toned, less red, smooth, soft and smelling for roses, it is great. It does not feel very heavy, it blends really well and it is a good match for my pale skin.

        I find that this foundation does last a lot time on my face - about 4/5 hours but after a while because my skin is really dry the foundation starts to cake slightly on the driest areas of my skin (cheeks and forehead) which does not look nice, so I have to either take the foundation off or spray some moisture spray on it (or dab a tiny but of bio oil on the dry areas).

        *Price and availability*

        I bought this product from a store called Hub in Manchester and I think it is a relatively new store (it has probably been open a few months I am not sure) but they sell really cheap make up and I bought this from Hub. I bought it new and sealed for only....£3.99! How could I not have tried it, i other stores it is priced at the following (2.4.2011):

        Cheapsmells: £5.85
        eChemist.co.uk: £12

        (I can not find this product in boots or superdrug online but I think I have seen it in store)

        Conclusions

        Good points

        *Quick and easy to use
        *Shade 31 beige clair is a great match for my pale skin - it looks quite yellow/orange but when blended and left to absorb/dry it is a fantastic match for my skin
        *Cheap in some stores
        *smells of roses
        *Leaves my skin looking more even, less red, smooth and healthier
        *medium coverage - cover a lot of my redness and eczema
        *does not irritate my skin
        *last a while on my skin 4/5 hours (6 maximum)
        *Brush is a good size to get to the sides of my nose, hairline, under eyes

        Bad points

        *Can not clean the brush - not very hygienic
        *Too much foundation can come out while you are blending it in and this can led to you having far too much foundation on your skin - I use my fingers to blend when this happens
        *After a while of having this on my skin, my skin starts to get really dry (as it normally does even without foundation) and it makes the foundation cakey in the driest areas of my face

        In my opinion this foundation would be really good for oily and normal skin and would also be good for dry skins like mine but I have to put a heavy moisturiser under neath to stop flakiness and dryness.

        Thank you for reading my review - this review is also posted on ciao under my username labellavita1992 x

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          27.09.2010 17:01

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          I'd recommend a try.

          This foundation incolves pressing the little black button at the bottom of the dispenser which dispenses some of the foundation into the centre of the brush attached at the top. The brush can then be sewpt across the face and leaves a layer of foundation.
          i found that the colour (i chose the palest shade) matched my skin quite well and wasn't too 'orangy' which had been an issue with previous foundations which i had tried. There is a range of shades, i believe around four or five.
          I did, however, find a few problems with this product; One main problem being the fact that it is quite hard to tell how much of the product is left until very much towards the end. There is a small bar of clear plastic on the side of the packaging through which you can see where the product is running out but this usually only indicates two or three more uses so doesn't necessarily give you much time in which to go out and buy a new foundation. Also, towards the end i found that the foundation became quite runny and left my face a little to shiny for my liking. I also felt that the cost of this foundation was a little high most prbably due to the packaging involved, you are not only paying for the foundation, you are paying for the whole brush mechanism aswell. If bourjois did a refill pack then prehaps this would be better value for money but buying the whole mechanism each time seems a little excessive.
          I have stayed with Bourjois for my foundation needs, as i have finally found the shade to match my face but i switched to a more powdery based foundation without the built in brush idea.

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          09.08.2010 11:33
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          A good enough foundation but I wouldn't go back to it again

          As I get older (lol, I'm the grand old age of 25 now!) I am incorporating more and more items into my beauty regime. Base products are now an essential and I have been using different foundations to try and find the perfect one for my skin. I love Bourjois cosmetics, and decided to give this one a try after spotting it in Boots. I bought this around a year or so ago, and seem to remember paying about £8.00, although it's now discontinued and available in limited colours and quantities from various online retailers.

          I have extremely pale skin, and always choose the lightest shade for foundations and concealers. In this case the shade is not a perfect match to my skin, and is slightly more beige than I need for my ivory tones. It requires careful blending so that it doesn't appear fake and I can't use it to touch up specific areas of my face, as the colour stands out. Personally I can only use this for all over cover.

          The foundation comes in a generous sized plastic tube with a pump button at the bottom. Upon removing the lid you can see the most important design feature - a built-in foundation brush tops off the bottle. As you press the button the foundation is pushed up through the bottle and gets squeezed out through the bristles of the brush, ready for you to apply straight onto your face. The bristles of the brush are really soft and allow you to blend the foundation well. I have not had any problems with the bristles dropping out and the brush has lasted well throughout many many uses until I finally finished the product this morning!

          Application takes a little getting used to, as the product goes straight onto the brush and it's difficult to control how much you want by using the button press, you get a splurge and then have to spread that out before blending and touching up. I use the brush to 'paint' the foundation over my cheeks, chin, forehead and nose, and then once the majority of the product has been cleared off the brush, I go back over and swirl the brush to blend the foundation into my skin.

          The foundation has a creamy consistency that is thin and light. It settles onto my skin after blending, although it can look caked on after you initially dab it on. It provides a good even coverage which makes my complexion look clear. It covers the irregularities in my skin and hides most blemishes although spots still need some extra concealing. I have oily skin around the T-zone and this is where the product wears off. I get a good 5 hours or so before the shine starts to break through on my nose, forehead and chin. With a light dusting of powder mid-way through the day, the foundation still has staying power and will last right through until the evening.

          I think this is a very good foundation and would recommend it, but have had a few little niggles with it. The shade is not pale enough and I wouldn't buy it again for this reason. It is impossible to see how much foundation is left in the tube and I ran out unexpectedly. The brush becomes clogged with dried foundation over time, and I was afraid to wash it in case the water and cleanser worked its way into through the brush into the foundation and spoiled it. Not sure if it would have happened but didn't want to risk it.

          Overall it gives a good even coverage and lasts well, but I'm still on the look-out for something better suited to me.

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            26.07.2010 23:35
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            A foundation which goes on nicely leaves skin feeling smooth

            This foundation I was given by a friend after it was to light for her skin tone so for me it was free they are around £10 in the chemists.

            So whats the difference between this and other foundations?

            Well this foundation has a brush attached to it. I must admit I usually use my fingers to blend in my foundation as I read somewhere years ago its the best way to make sure its blended in properly but this was free so I thought may as well give it ago.

            You get 10ml of foundation in a tube and it has a 12ml life span. When you take the lid off you will find the brush it then becomes like a thick handled make up brush at the bottom you will find a clicker (push in button) this is how you get the foundation into the brush. When you press the button foundation comes up through the middle of the brush. You then wipe the brush across your face the brush is quite thick and has a smooth feel on your faces its quite good at blending the foundation in though I still give it a little rub with my hands when I have done because it sometimes leaves lines from the brush.

            I do quite like this foundation it is easy to use and applys the make up on the whole quite smoothly the only thing is i only seems to leave a quite thin layer of foundation on your skin which isn't good for hiding blemishes. The foundation does leave your skin feeling soft which is great.

            I would recommend this foundation for those who have clear skin and want a nice smooth foundation.

            Thanks for reading my review you may also find it on other review sites under the same name.

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            05.07.2010 18:11
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            A Decent Liquid Foundation.

            A few weeks back I was literally just browsing around ASOS not looking for anything in particular when this foundation caught my eye. I had to buy it immediately as Ive never seen anything like this befre design wise so I thought it would be really great to try out something different as I had literally no idea whether it would be any good or not. I am quite shocked to report that this is a really good foundation - and everyone know Im not normally a fan of liquid make-up.

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            Price: £11.70
            Stockists: ASOS, Superdrug, Boots ETC
            Shades: Fair, Light, Tan & Medium.
            Contains 16ml Of Foundation

            Basically to apply this you click the button at the bottom of the pen and that will release liquid at the top as much or as little as you want I think that definately means that as you only use exactly how much you need this pen even though its quite small will last ages. Its much more hygenic as well as long as you regularly wash the brush. The liquid is just the right consistency runny enough to be able to rub into your skin but not so runny that it goes everywhere. The brush will not only save LOADS of space in your make-up bag but it also takes the whole messy application element out of it as you can rub and blend this into your skin using the brush alone. No messy fingers!

            The bristles of the brush are super soft but also very strong as they dont start falling out all over the place when your trying to use it and its super easy to clean so the brush definately helps application rather than hinder it. I reckon each time I apply this I only use around 2 clicks worth of foundation and I find that the brush blends this foundation into my skin really easily and it rubs in really well - no tide lines or orange marks which I have to admit I was shocked about.

            The coverage of this is good but nothing amazing. I usually apply concealer and powder as well as this but I think using it alone might not be enough especially if you suffer with bad skin -I personally dont but when I have a spot I know I need some extra coverage on my face! As its a liquid this wont sink in and exaggerate any dry skin however I recommend applying moisturiser beforehand just in case. I definately recommend this to everyone unless you do have skin that is very spot-prone or alot of blemishes as I think you will need extra coverage as this isnt great for that.

            Also this lasts around 6 hours on your skin which is quite good in my experience so it is very long lasting.

            Highly recommended.

            Thanks For Reading

            x0 Salz 0x

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              21.06.2010 20:31
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              A great foundation which actually works

              Over the years I like probably most women have tried what seems like thousands of foundations in the bid to trying to find the miracle foundation which covers blemishes, gives a natural even coverage, doesn't cake and doesn't give the impression that you've just covered your face in oil! After years of searches and putting up with basic foundations I came across Bourjois Brush Foundation. Since my wonderful find I haven't looked back since!

              I first came across this miraculous foundation when I saw it on offer in Boots. Not one to turn down the chance of finding a foundation I opted for shade number 31 - beige clair which is actually the lightest shade in the range but I found it still had a lovely warmness to it which has a slight peach undertone.

              Fond de teint Pinceau (translated to makeup brush!) as it is otherwise known comes in large black style click pen which has a gorgeous lilac flower pattern up the side and the writing is in lilac and white giving a sexy but feminine feel to the foundation brush. At the side of the brush there is a clear little window which gives the shade and a view of the actual colour of foundation. Each foundation "pen" contains 16ml. The brush is made up of dark brown soft bristles which are incredibly flexible and is about 1 inch in length.

              The foundation has quite a medium-thick consistency which to my joy is incredibly blendable and seemed to sink into my skin immediately. There is nothing worse than having a thin foundation and it's watery enough to fall through your fingers but this foundation sits nicely when being applied and I ended up with a great matte finish. It seemed to be quite flawless and give a natural finish but will it last?! Before now I've had to check my foundation constantly throughout the day and re-apply as it had completely worn off. This foundation lasts for a full work day, so for me a whole 8 hours it provides a natural, matte finish.

              Using the brush is great as it is flexible enough to get round those creases near your nose and your eyes and the brush is soft enough not to be too scratchy. Using the click application (at the bottom of the foundation pen) it gives just enough foundation so you never "click" too much and end up wasting most of it as you can with bottled foundations. They recommend that you should use one click per area (eyes, nose etc). The brush evens the foundation out on the skin giving a great natural finish. A downside to the brush is that I found quite quickly it was easier to apply with my fingers as it is far easier to blend this way or using a sponge.

              I sometimes find that foundations can be quite greasy and often leave an oily residue on the skin. Bourjois Brush Foundation sinks into the skin immediately upon contact and leaves a smooth, dry finish to the skin with no oily residue. The foundation is incredibly smooth to the touch which makes it incredibly easy to apply. Another good plus point is that the foundation has a pleasant almost floral fragrance to it which is nice and delicate.

              The shade I chose (31 Beige Clair) is the lightest in the range but as I said above it has warming peach undertones which give my face colour. Now I'm not pale I just have an olive complexion and I prefer to have a lighter foundation where I can then add colour from items such as a blusher and eye shadow without looking I've just been attacked by a packet of Crayola crayons!

              Overall, I found this foundation gave me a great even, natural looking coverage which lasted for hours without needing to re-apply. The pen even though quite long it is quite narrow so quite portable friendly, so should you need to throw it into your bag it's a great size. I've been using this foundation for quite sometime now and apart from giving great coverage, it has moisturised my skin a treat. So maybe the brush can be a bit hit or miss but overall it's a foundation which I find actually works!

              Bourjois no longer have it on their website but is still for sale in Boots and from various online retailers and can be found in a range of prices from £5.99 - £12.00 so be careful where you buy it!

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                09.04.2010 16:22

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                A good foundation though it may not work for everybody

                I bought this last year and only used it once but decided to give it another go recently. It takes quite a few pumps to get the product out and it pumps out more or less the right amount you'd need without any waste. The applicator itself is easy to use and fairly soft so the foundation goes on well without streaks though you may need to blend it in a bit at times.
                I found that the foundation gave good coverage and looked natural and lasted throughout the majority of the day. I decided to carry on using the product for a couple of days but then i began to break out, i'm not sure if this was due to the product or not but i decided to stop using it just incase. After speaking to several other people who used this product they also said they broke out after using it so i haven't used it again since which is a shame as it is a really good foundation!

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                08.02.2010 22:53
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                its a good base if you dont need maximum coverage.

                I got married in Cyprus last summer and had been experimenting with new make-up ideas for my big day i didnt want a heavy foundation but did want an even complexion base to apply blusher and eye make-up too, i tried this in store and it blended really easily and didnt feel too dry which is usually the case with me and foundation, it comes in a black chunky felt pen type tube with an attatched brush which is very easy to use you just give the button a few clicks on top and it disperses a small ammount of foundation into the brush which your then meant to blend into your skin but i found that although the foundation was lovely light and creamy the brush just didnt blend it in so i ended up using my fingertips anyway, it covered evenly and lasted most of the day with just a little touch up come teatime at work, i would say this is a good alrounder as far as foundation goes its not heavy at all but does the job more than a tinted moisturiser, good coverage and a selction of colours.
                I paid £8.50 for this and also bought the concealer pen that was new in the range the concealer is far better than the foundation in my opinion.
                Pretty packaging, great foundation poor brush tho, may just have been me tho so id say try it out in boots or savers etc before you buy, personally i love olay foundations .

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                10.01.2010 14:45
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                Brilliant!

                I absolutely love trying different make up and Bourgois has to be one of my favourites. The packaging is always lovely, the make up lasts well and the colours are gorgeous.

                I had tried various foundations before and had never been particularly successful with them until this Bourgois foundation caught my eye.

                I was never very good at applying the foundation evenly and I originally bought this Bourgois foundation because I liked the idea of the built in brush and, from trying the make-up in the shop, I realised the shade was absolutely perfect for my skin shade - this is hard to find!

                The foundation comes in a long plastic tube which is black with a floral design. There is a little window running down the length of the tube which displays how much foundation is left inside.

                I find it hard to apply foundation smoothly and making it actually look fairly natural, but I find the brush on this foundation is just what I needed.

                The foundation leaves a smooth and sleek finish and I find that the colour matches my skin tone perfectly. I have quite sensitive skin and I find that this is fine on my skin and the cover lasts from when I put it on in the morning, until when I take it off at night, with no need for having to put extra on

                The foundation dries quickly so you can get on with the rest of your make up instantly and the coverage is medium to high.

                The brush is flat and wide and makes the application easy and simple which is great for people who don't have much experience in applying foundation. It is also a great timesaver and takes minutes to apply in the morning, saving time for more important things. I have heard people say that the brush can be quite scratchy but I actually find it quite soft and comfortable on my skin. The bristles are very flexible and so it can get to places that fingers find hard to, such as the nose area.

                If you don't like to use the built in brush then it would be easy to just put some on the back of your hand and use a sponge or your own brush and I think, even if you did decide to do this, the foundation is worth buying just because the consistency and colours are great.

                To release the foundation, there is a button to click on the bottom. Each click releases enough foundation for each area of the face - nose, forehead, chin and cheeks, so there is no wastage.

                The foundation is an average price, around £11.99, although I wait until there is an offer on and get a couple then!

                The shades available are:

                Fair
                Light
                Tan
                Medium
                Dark Tan

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                04.01.2010 03:29
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                It's a good foundation in a handy package!

                I'm usually loyal to Max Factor Colour Adapt Foundation, but then I can't resist trying out new products. I find the Bourjois brand to be good quality, although I found their Liner Effect Mascara didn't live up to its promises. I have read somewhere that Bourjois and Chanel cosmetics are made in the same factory (although they're not made from the very same formulations, apparently). I'm not rich enough to have tried Chanel make-up, but it gives me a good impression!
                The Bourjois Brush Foundation was probably designed on the back of the trend of applying foundation with a brush (whether mineral or traditional liquid), which has been promoted at Body Shop parties. I bought it because I was going on holiday and liked the idea of it being compact and convenient. It was £11.99 from Boots, which is fairly pricey, but foundation tends to last me a long time even though I use it daily. I chose the shade Beige Clair, as I have fair skin. There was also Rose Clair; fair with pink undertones.

                The foundation comes in a black tube; it's sort of like a very fat marker pen. The lid comes off easily to reveal a fairly large brush. The other end has a clicker, much like the light-reflecting concealers available nowadays (such as Touche Eclat or the No7 Radiant Touch concealer), but upscaled. It needs clicking several times to get it going the first time. The product comes out of the brush on one side of it. Then you simply paint your face with large strokes.
                I didn't find that I could blend the foundation in using the brush; I use my fingers. The brush was a handy way of initial application, though. The product claims to be 'infinitely blendable' and it does blend into the skin very nicely. The Beige Clair shade does have quite yellow undertones, but it looked absolutely fine when I'd blended it. It goes on well over a light moisturiser. I use powder afterwards because I like to look completely matte, but it wasn't excessively shiny by any means. The texture and coverage are very impressive. It is a slightly lighter coverage than my trusty Max Factor Colour Adapt, but it's definitely adequate. I think it will be good in the summer months, as I haven't found a tinted moisturiser that I like. The fragrance is fresh and slightly fruity or sweet; it's not really to my taste, but it's not an issue, as it's a very faint scent that doesn't hang around.

                It's a very handy size container that fitted perfectly into my make-up bag. I'm not sure if make-up bags are a standard length but I was very pleased to find it compatible! I think it's a good foundation. Although the brush is a bit too hard to blend the product into your skin, it's a handy way of applying it, and you can then use a sponge or your fingers to get the perfect finish. It seems to last on the face fairly well all day.

                Please note - I've also submitted this review on Ciao.

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                21.12.2009 01:23
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                Excellent foundation for a natural flawless look

                I bought this foundation two weeks ago at the clothes show, I managed to buy three for £12 which was a really good bargain however you can buy it for around £11.99. I am a very big fan of bourjois make up as I find it is good value for money and I am very rarely disapointed with their make up.
                This foundation is really easy to apply especially with the brush, it just glides on without leaving tide marks or streaks and has got great coverage.
                The foundation itself is very natural looking and leaves you with a nice glow, people have commented on my skin when I have worn this foundation and asked what I use. and it even smells nice.
                To apply the foundation you simply press the button on the end which despenses a just the right amount for you to apply, which means that you dont waste any, then just apply the foundation like you would if you were using a foundation brush. The foundation is not oily so you won't need much powder
                I will deffinatly be buying this foundation again.

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              Contains a built in brush for easy application /