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      21.01.2013 16:02
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      Good all round affordable make up.

      Who needs sleep with a foundation like this!? I am one of those people that doesn't sleep much at all... And then sleeps loads. Which is probably why I constantly look completely drained. One thing I find usually doesn't help my tired appearance? Foundation. But this! It's almost like a bb cream, I spouse that's all I could compare it to.

      It's got a extremely runny consistency which can be a bit of a pain to apply but I think that what makes it good and so light. I just pump a small amount onto the back of my hand and use a foundation brush to pick a little bit up and blend it across my face. You really don't need much of this at all.

      I probably wouldn't recommend this to anyone with really oily skin or anyone that needs a lot of coverage. For the common skin type it's fine and with a bit of concealer builds the perfect natural coverage.

      The main difference that it made to me that I noticed was I just look really healthy and glowy, without being shiny. Also I am usually the lightest shade of a foundation but I didn't feel that did me much good with this foundation so I went with number 72 "rose Clair" and admittedly it is slightly dark for my skin but due to its consistency this doesn't matter as it blends so well, the ranker shade also helps with the glowy look.

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      27.08.2012 00:25
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      Lovely light foundation that really feels great on the skin!

      This was the first foundation in the Bourjois range I have ever tried and had become my main go to daily foundation all year round!

      PACKAGING
      The product is packaged in a cute plastic 30ml pump bottle with one half of the label in French and the other in English. The pump dispenses an even amount of foundation and doesn't need to be shook like other pump bottles I've used (some foundations seem to separate in a bottle). The only downside is that if you leave the bottle on its side and then press the pump it tends to spatter EVERYWHERE! Pretty annoying when you're in your dress getting ready to go out!

      HOW TO APPLY
      There really aren't any particular instructions in regards to how to apply this foundation. I personally found it a little thinner in consistency to other liquid foundations and hence usually just use a foundation brush to smooth and dab it into my skin; my hands and make up sponges seem to absorb a lot of the product!

      PRODUCT/CONSISTENCY/SMELL
      Like I mentioned above the consistency is a little on the thin side for a foundation but I think that's why I've always preferred this foundation as it glides on well and really gets absorbed into my skin. It has a lovely light floral smell, which is actually stronger than other foundations but really subtle and refreshing on the skin.

      CLAIMS
      This foundation is said to contain Vitamins E, F and B5 and minerals to nourish and soften the skin, as well as overall brightening the complexion to give a look a refreshed "10 hour sleep" look. It's website states "Dark circles, skin imperfections and a dull complexion are replaced with an even and rested complexion" and that it's formula is light and oil free. This seems ideal to prevent break outs due to clogged pores.

      MY THOUGHTS
      I really enjoy using this foundation, it applies nicely without caking and really moisturises and hydrates the skin while I'm wearing it. It's probably the best foundation to apply that I've ever found. The smell is lovely and does really brighten up my skin and even out my complexion. There is a large range of shades for both rosy skinned people as well as creamy skinned people like myself, I definitely think this is ideal as I think everyone has found a foundation once in their life just to be a little too pinkish or a little too yellowish for their skin tone. I use the shade 71, abricote clair, which is a nice pale creamy colour, perfect my skin tone! I really like this foundation and use it daily with absolutely no problems whatsoever, in fact it feels so moisturising, light and gentle I can use this through hot summers with no feeling of having a heavy sweaty face. The only thing I would say is that if you need an large amount of coverage then maybe this foundation is not for you, I would say it is of medium coverage. My mother has also used this foundation and it really did take a good few years off her due to its complexion enhancing formula. I adore this foundation and for the average drugstore price price of around a tenner, who can complain! :)

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      28.02.2012 13:52
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      Don't bother. Have a nap.

      Today I had a rifle through my make-up drawer and, having lifted out a mascara I hadn't used in a while and deciding to revisit that, I also thought I'd return to this product to see how it stood up against foundations that I have bought subsequently. At the end of the day there was a bit of the product left so I suspect I bought a new product as I knew it was nearing the end of it's contents and have used that and / or subsequent products ever since, casting this away to the make-up drawer forgotten.

      So, the question is, was I right to be seduced away by my brilliant new product that puts this firmly in the shade, or did I just do so out of initial intrigue and with hindsight, would I prefer my old foundation after giving it a second chance?

      I know I can waffle on about cosmetics but this one won't be that long, I promise - mostly because I'm really unimpressed by the subject matter! So let's crack on...

      ***BOURJOIS 10 HOUR SLEEP AFFECT FOUNDATION***
      Bourjois products are a bit hit-and-miss for me. Some I've really liked, some of their packaging is genius, some of their marketing ploys and designs are cute and flirtatious and the products usually look great. However, they're at the higher end of the high-street price range and for me, they sometimes don't deliver to that extent. They were one of the first to produce a mascara with a white "base" and a black top coat to really boost lashes, and I found that a massive disappointment; on the flip side, I love the packaging and brush for their blushes - small, compact, sturdy and great to carry around.

      I bought this product when feeling thoroughly naff - I was stressed out of my brain at work, in a horrible relationship situation, miles from friends and family and continually exhausted both emotionally and physically. Consequently, I looked like utter animated death. The thing that caught my eye was the claim of the title of this product - "10 Hour Sleep Effect". That lone, if accurate, would be ideal, thought I, but I also loved that this product claimed to be packed with vitamins and minerals to aid this ultimate end aim. Apparently, you no longer needed 10 hours sleep to have fantastic skin - which was great, because I was damned if I could get 10 hours back then. This was a treat - at £9.99, more than I could then afford - in the hope that it was just what I needed to restore some confidence in my appearance, which at this point was taking a severe bashing.

      ***MY EXPERIENCE***
      I bought this in the lightest tone possible - Abricote Clair. And I'm not going to mess around here. Having revisited it today having moved on to other brands, I can't believe I used this for long enough to nearly finish the tube. Here's why.

      - First of all, the texture. This is a stand-up pot with a snap-on lid, under which is a beige push-down dispenser. The product it dispenses is almost watery in it's consistency, and then when applied I thought it took far too long to 'settle' to the skin, basically being so thin that whenever you tried to blend it the high levels of moisture in it meant you were just pushing pigments around, getting an uneven coverage. Oh, yeah, coverage...
      - ...was terrible! Now, this is not marketed at being a very light foundation, it's meant to make you look rested and revitalised. To me, it barely even difused the appearance of flaws or blemishes, basically having that horrible quality of making it look like you've slapped on some cheap, nasty make up, not bothered to blend it properly, and basically just stuck a barely useful veil of product over your skin with no thought or attention afterwards. And as for the 'dewy' complexion - to me 'dewy' can be nice if reminiscent of a light morning's mist on beautiful foliage - not a whacking great downpour! The shine and wetness of this product prevailed and I could not go out without a top powder on. I have always had a topcoat powder and this might be the only reason I got on with this product for so long - that and consistently being in an air conditioned office. Now, having to commute, this does NOT hold up against change of weather conditions and room / train / outdoor temperature, with even a high-quality top coat soon giving in to it's apparently desire to make me look like I bathed my face in oil that morning. I HATE to look shiny and this product seems to think that 'rested' and 'revitalised' means greasy and cursed with the skin of a hormonal 13 year old.
      - Oh, and if you're going to market a product as making you look well-rested, you might have to consider that it might seem a viable purchase option to people who haven't got time for a decent night's sleep - so providing a foundation which wouldn't cover the ghost of a spot is going to be a big disappointment to them when, if anything, it makes the massive bags under your eyes look ten times worse rather than disguise them in the slightest!
      - Okay, it might last well. Which is a shame, because then you have to wait longer to get another product. Particularly when you've wasted £9.99 on it.
      - Oh, and the packaging is naff too - because the closer you get to running out of it (oh happy days), the easier it is to overbalance it as all the product moves to the top and the rest of the bottle is made of the most lightweight, cheap plastic I have ever known a foundation to be marketed in.

      ***SO...NOT THE BEST THEN?***
      I've never been so tempted to swear in a review. No, I do not like this product. I can't think of one redeeming quality about it apart from possibly, just maybe, if you want to squint a bit and look for a new angle, you could argue that when you've used something truly dire, you always have a relative point by which to compare all future purchases!

      In short, not a fan! Do yourself a favour and buy something else. Or just have a nap.

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        07.02.2012 11:35
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        The best foundation ever!

        This was the first Bourjois product I have used and since then have used this foundation for the past 7 years. I have tried other foundations, even high price-range ones such as Dior but none have matched my skin tone or have provided the right coverage better than this one.

        The packaging is a pump-action plastic bottle which is fine, it dispences a fair amount and you probably need around 3-4 pumps to get enough to cover your face and neck. The consistency is of a thick liquid and gives good coverage for an uneven, combination skin tone like mine. It will cover spots and other blemishes you want to hide and it lasts throughout the day. You may need to re-apply if you're going out in the evening though. The scent of this product is very nice but not over-powering.

        It is also worth noting that I have tried many foundations and all have been too dark or orangy for me as I have a very fair complexion (so much so that I have even used gothic-style white foundation make-up) . I have this foundation in their lightest shade which is Abricote Rose and in the summer when I get a little tanned I can even drop down a shade to Rose Clair!

        At only £9.99 from Boots this product is well worth the money and usually lasts me 4-6 months. Boots usually have special offers on Bourjois products which I tend to take advange of so is well worth the money especially as I use this product daily.

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        10.11.2011 01:44

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        Lovely foundation, worth the money for me

        I have been using this foundation for a couple of years now, in between purchases I have tried other foundations but none have matched up to this one for me. The coverage is great, you don't need to slop lots on or layer up. It smoothes in to my skin really quickly and nicely and I find it leaves a smooth effect at the end so you can't see any unsightly marks from fingers or brushes left on the skin from applying. I use no.72 for the colour and went one shade darker after a holiday and the shades matched my skin colour well without leaving any 'tide marks' (lines around the chin and jaw where makeup does not match skin on neck)

        The foundation is a bit expensive, I am a student, and averages at around £9, so I have tried other cheaper foundations but I don't mind paying this price now as currently for me this is the best foundation for my skin, dry/oily, and one bottle lasts me a couple of months at a time as one pump usually covers my whole face.

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        28.08.2011 18:04
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        Fantastic - worth every penny.

        I came across this foundation one day in Boots as I saw it was on offer. I had always been a fan of Bourjois mascara, nail varnish & lipgloss but had never tried the foundations. I assumed it would be better than other foundations I had used due to the fact that it was a couple of quid more expensive.
        I think it was about £8.99 so I got it after trying to figure out which colour was the best one for my skin tone.
        It matched my skin perfectly. I often struggle to find the right colour for myself and end up mixing 2 different foundations together to make the right one but this one was spot on.
        It's a very light consistency but surprisingly good at covering blemishes. I suffer with those awful under the skin spots that are always very big and red, but it did quite well to cover them.
        I did have to reapply the foundation after about 6 hours but only to the areas that needed more coverage (blemishes etc). The foundation also has quite a nice scent!!

        Overall I cannot find anything bad to say about this product. It's worth paying full price for and is fabulous. Excellent coverage - even on blemishes.

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          18.07.2011 00:55

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          Great for looking bring and alert even when you don't feel it!

          I have fairly pale skin, so I selected shade 72 (Rose Clair) which was a good match. The foundation smells really nice and goes on smoothly and evenly. It gives a medium coverage so you may need to add some concealer over any dark circles or blemishes.

          It's a good daytime foundation, nothing too heavy and it blends in well. It's ideal if you like the dewy skinned fresh faced look, without being too shiny - hence looking like you've had a full nights sleep. It also contains vitamins and minerals which helps to pep your skin up. It last fairly well throughout the day, but I usually seal it in with a dusting of loose powder over the top.

          I think the price is reasonable, as it seems to have lasted a really long time and a little bit goes a long way. I would definitely buy the product again.

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          16.03.2011 22:41
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          Very good , like it , would buy it again

          I bought this foundation as I like to try different makes and although being more or less loyal to lOreal, I bought this one on special promotion after shop testing the testers. Because of the nature of my skin I prefer more lighter foundations, which do look naturaly on the face ( I hate to look like I have got a mask on my face and when you can see a layer of make up on the face ).
          Consistency - lightly fluid, so some people might not like it ,but its easy to apply wheather with fingers or with the sponge, easy to use. Application is simple I didnt have any problems with smudges and marks and believe me I am one of the person who spends max 5 min on the make up in the morning so I dont do sometimes proper check if its done good and proper and everywhere the same. Yet I guess I must have picked the right tone , because neverthless it looks natural, and as mentioned before no smudges or mask edges at all.
          Price - good for the quality
          Has a nice smell which I like ( some foundations have this powdery make upy smell , which I dont prefer, so I quite like this feature, its sort of peachy smell, and it makes my mood one grade better already.
          Good application with the pump, no running down tubes so good.
          Would probably advice it for normal and oily skin as it has got light texture, it might not give the moisture for dry skin, but who prefers light foundation, thats the one.
          Mine is finishing soon , so might get another one of them again ( if i dont get tracked off by other promotions ) or might try the new one from bourjois

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          28.02.2011 19:45
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          Great foundation for those who want to appear fresh faced but don't have the time to sleep!

          The history of Bourjois is as colourful as its cosmetics. It all began in the theatre district of Paris more than a century ago and was originally used on actors and actresses.

          Fast forward to the present day and Bourjois are still pulling out all the stops, especially with the 10 Hours Sleep Effect foundation. Bourjois promise that this nap in a bottle foundation will conceal all those tell tale signs of fatigue, all thanks to the magic formula which is enriched with a high concentration of vitamins E, F, B5 and minerals. They claim that those horrible dark circles, skin imperfections and your dull complexion after bad nights sleep will vanish only to be replaced with an beautiful and rested complexion.

          I first bought mine at Bristol Airport on my way to a girls holiday where I knew that I wouldn't be getting much sleep and the name of the foundation caught my eye. I bought mine for around £8 from Superdrug but it's also widely available from most departments, supermarkets and online. It comes in a peach shaded cylindrical tube with a pump action in order to release the foundation. The bottle is small but long lasting due to the small amount needed when applying. It also smells beautiful which is also a good thing for a product which you are applying near your nose!

          The 10 Hour Sleep Effect foundation is extremely light and runny and is created using an oil free formula. It comes in a variety of shades and due to the consistency of the product, it is easily than normal to find a shade to match your skin. The foundation glides on like silk and does instantly make you look more awake. It gives you a dewy, healthy glow making your skin look revitalised and energised. It's incredibly light on your skin and won't cake or make dry patches look more noticeable like some foundations that I've tried.

          The negatives with this is that as with Touch Eclat by YSL, there is no warning when you are coming to the end of this product, it just runs out. If you swear by it, you'll need to make sure you always have a spare on stand by so you are not caught out. Also although it does make you look fresh faced and awake, as the formula is almost sheer, it won't cover spots so you'll need a good concealer too. And due to the consistency you will appear overly shiny so you may need to apply powder over the top to mattify your appearance slightly.

          All in all, this foundation is great for a beautifully fresh complexion at a time where not many people have time to sleep! However the coverage is light and if your skin is less than perfect with blemishes, this may not provide you with the desired coverage.

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          Good long lasting coverage

          I'm not really the sort of person that wears a huge amount of makeup, but during the cold winter months, I get pale and my skin gets dry and I start to look tired so I often dig out some form of base foundation to brighten my skin and make me feel a little better about myself. I have more make up than I know what to do with if I'm being honest and I have several different foundations in my huge make up bag to choose from, and my foundation of choice over the last few weeks has been Bourjois 10 hour sleep effect foundation.


          ***About Bourjois 10 hour sleep effect foundation***

          This particular offering from Bourjois has been around for quite some time, and is an anti-fatigue foundation, that is enriched with vitamins E, F and B5 to help combat that tired look us ladies can often get on a cold dark winters morning. The vitamin E is rich in antioxidants and has certain anti-ageing properties, the vitamin F is a skin hydrator, protector and revitaliser helping to prevent dry scaly skin and vitamin B5, helping you to look refreshed and young again...the vitamin properties alone get me thinking positively about this foundation.

          Presented in a 30ml pump bottle that is said to measure out the perfect amount for each application, this foundation is easy to apply and is ever so slightly perfumed giving off a light peachy smell. You can control how much liquid the pump dispenses, as I find the perfect amount for application is a little too much and not as easy to apply as smaller amounts, so all you have to do is press on the pump gently and stop pushing down until you have the desired amount of liquid on your sponge, brush or hand to apply effectively.

          There are 6 shades to choose from including
          * Rose 76
          * Abricote 75
          * Beige 74
          * Beige Clair 73
          * Rose Clair 72
          * Abricote Clair 71

          Although my skin colour is relatively pale during the winter months my skin is definitely not fair so I found that the Beige Clair option suited my skin tone best, and the only way to really find the perfect match is to test them all to see what the best match is for your own skin tone. The Beige Clair shade is somewhere in the middle, not too dark and not too light. Now I suffer a little from an oily T-zone so it's important to note that this particular foundation is oil free and so not expected to impact my already slightly greasy skin.

          ***Application***

          Although the pump has been designed to distribute the right amount of foundation for even coverage, as indicated before, I find that it spits out too much with a full depression so control the amount required and apply to my face in sections. I always apply any liquid foundation with my fingertips as I find this easier than using a brush or a sponge, and it allows me to massage the foundation fully into my face using a circular motion to ensure even blending and coverage. The foundation itself is quite runny, but is very easy to apply and blends in very well, leaving a nice smooth even finish, and that peachy fragrance is actually very pleasant when applying the foundation itself.

          ***The result***

          To be honest, I think using any kind of foundation will instantly make you look fresher faced and more awake, so the 10 hour sleep effect is a bit of a gimmick, but the finish you get with this foundation, is a good one, it's not shiny at all and leaves you with a nice matt complexion. It's easy to apply and blends in smoothly and evenly. The finish is not a flawless one unfortunately but I have yet to find a foundation that does provide a flawless finish. The thing I find with this particular foundation is it's not the best at hiding any blemishes you may have on your skin, so I wouldn't recommend that you use this on its own if you suffer from spots on your face to any great extent. I am quite fortunate in that I only have the occasional blemish on my face and so concealer is something I very rarely have in my collection but I imagine, if you were to use concealer under this base, then you would get a nice finish, but unfortunately I can't speak from experience and confirm this.
          As with any foundation, I always apply a top coat of pressed powder, and find that this goes on easily over the top of this base coat and seems to blend in with the foundation well, without leaving a powdery looking layer over the top or sticking to my skin.


          ***Longevity***

          After applying this first thing in the morning, I instantly look fresher faced and ready for the day ahead, but the question is, how long does my fresh faced look last. There are a lot of foundations out there that you apply, and then need to re-apply to keep the initial look achieved, but I find with the Bourjois 10 hour sleep effect foundation, that I don't have to re-apply at all throughout the day and it lasts right through until I'm ready to take it off in the evening so a big thumbs up for longevity on this one. I'm still using my foundation on a daily basis and have been for a good few weeks now and I still have plenty left in the pump bottle, so I'm guessing (simply because the bottle isn't finished yet) that you would get a good couple of months use out of one 30ml bottle.

          ***How easy is it to remove***

          I have a simple face care routine, cleanse, tone and moisturise, which is more than likely very similar to most routines out there. I remove my make up at the end of the day using a wet face wipe and instantly can see the foundation sweeping of my face...the proof is in the colour of the wipe I'm using. I don't feel the need to use any special make up remover and find that the wet wipe does the job of getting the majority of my make up off. Followed with another sweep of my face with cream cleanser, I can see a light make up residue left behind on the cotton pad, and by the time I'm onto the toner, the makeup has been completely removed so, no special measures required here to remove it.

          ***The Cost***

          I tend to buy the majority of my makeup products from boots, because I can get my loyalty points and find that they often do deals on their makeup ranges which I like to take advantage of. The normal price of this product is around £9.49, but if you get yourself down to boots just now, you can grab it for £2 off, at £7.49, which I think is a very reasonable price, considering the cost of some branded foundations.

          ***Do I recommend***

          I have had a very pleasant experience with Bourjois 10 hour sleep effect foundation. It's easy to apply, it leaves a nice smooth even matte finish, and is easy to remove at the end of the day without having to worry about the constant re-application to keep a fresh faced look. Do I look like I've had 10 hours sleep - well how does one look with 10 hours sleep? I don't think I know anyone that sleeps for 10 hours, myself included so I'll just have to let that one go, but yes it does give my face a nice morning glow that lasts all day....I think most people would say refreshed and revitalised. Even at full price I think this is a great foundation (not so great at hiding blemishes though)- and would certainly recommend it, especially if you suffer from greasy skin as this contains no oil and keeps the oily T-zone at bay. Get down to boots and grab yourself a bargain.

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            It's a wonderful foundation, providing you don't have too much to hide!

            I had heard good things about Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect; I'd read that it was the only high-street foundation that could be found behind the scenes at fashion shows and suchlike, which is quite a good recommendation, really. I'd also used Bourjois 'brush' foundation (its container had a built-in brush applicator) and been pleased with it, so I was excited to try this rather prestigious product. Its name comes from the idea that it will make you look refreshed and well-rested after not having had the luxury of enjoying 10 hours asleep.

            I bought Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect foundation from my local branch of Boots for £8.99. I chose shade No.73, Beige Clair, because that was the name of the colour I used with the brush foundation, and it had been ideal for my fair skin. There wasn't a tester for that shade, but I wasn't too worried. It was the palest shade in stock, and, I assumed, the palest available in the range.

            However, when I got the foundation home and used it, the colour was far too orange/dark for my face. I looked at the Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect foundation on Boots' website, and discovered that the lightest shade in that product was Abricot Clair, shade No.71. I was annoyed about that, because the inconsistency in naming colours had misled me, and caused me to waste nearly £9, which is a lot of money to me.

            I did like the texture of the foundation, and found that I looked passable if I only put a very small amount onto my face, even though it was the wrong colour for me, so I decided to splash out again and buy it in the right shade. I ordered it from the Boots website because I knew it hadn't been in stock at my local branch, and you can have products delivered to your local Boots free of charge.

            The foundation is supplied in a small cylindrical pump-action container. The packaging isn't anything special - it's covered in a large label describing the product. The aesthetic appeal of packaging isn't too important to me, though. The lid is easy to remove, and the pump dispenses a small, sensible amount each time it is pressed. A pump is a lot more hygienic than sticking your fingers into a pot of foundation.

            The product itself is quite a thin liquid, unlike some of the recent colour-blend formulae, which have a foamier texture. It is not watery, though, and it blends very nicely on the skin. It has a mild fragrance of fruity sweetness, but it is not at all overpowering. It goes on well over moisturiser, and leaves the skin looking very dewy and fresh. I can certainly see why it is used on models, because it does enhance the complexion, leaving it looking healthy and glowing. It does make one look more well-rested, probably by diffusing light. However, I don't suit too much of a shiny face (it shows off my dark circles somewhat) so I used powder on top of it.

            Another issue I have, which is somewhat unfortunate, is that my skin is so pale that veins can be seen as blue lines under the surface of it (around the mouth and chin area). It's only slightly noticeable, but I notice it, and I don't like it. This foundation isn't heavy enough to hide them.

            In conclusion, I would say that this foundation deserves the accolades and good reviews that it receives. It helps to achieve a fresh, youthful, dewy complexion (more so than any other foundation I have used), and a little goes a long way, meaning that £8.99 for a bottle isn't extortionately expensive. The dispenser makes it a hygienic product.

            My only criticisms are that it doesn't contain SPF to protect the skin from sunlight, but that is not an issue if you use a different product to protect the face; many moisturisers contain SPF nowadays; I was also really quite annoyed by the confusion over which shade I needed to buy - I believe that Bourjois should keep their names consistent, or make it clear which is the very palest shade by giving it the number '1', for instance'; and I am not pleased that it doesn't cover my imperfections, but that is because it is a light coverage foundation. It would be perfect for someone with fewer imperfections, and it could be blended with concealer, too (especially the light-reflecting type).

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              21.06.2010 02:32
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              I dont think i'll buy this product again due to poor coverage although it looked very natural.

              I bought this foundation about a week ago, for around £10 from boots, I bought it on a whim, which is unlike me as i usually like to check out the reviews for my products before i buy them. I have to say that I am more than a tad disappointed with this product. I found that the liquid was very watery, and although I have to admit it gave a nice sheen to my skin and seemed to highlight my features with a natural glow, it provided very poor coverage and although i wouldnt say i had problem skin this still bothered me as i do have a few blemishes on my forehead which are usually covered by my foundation.

              Having said that there are a few good things about this particular foundation, it didnt irritate my skin, and i have quite sensitive skin and a new foundation can easily cause breakouts, so this was a big plus for me. Also it gave me a really natural glow and the different colour options mean that you shouldnt have a trouble finding a match. If you have clear skin then this should be a brilliant product for you, as you wont need as much coverage and can achieve a really healthy and natural look with this foundation

              The packaging is a simple pump design, I like this as it allows you to get exactly the amount of product you want from the tube, minimising waste. You can buy this product from most stores which supply makeup, such as boots and superdrug, for around £10, although i personally think you can buy better products for the same price.

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              20.06.2010 09:20
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              worth buying!

              I am a bit terrible when it comes to make up, I buy lots and lots of different things and get half way through using them before deciding it is time to buy something new! This is how I stumbled across the Bourjois ten hour sleep effect foundation.

              The foundation comes in the seemingly standard 30ml size and retails at around £9.00. The bottle is a clear but with a peachy coloured label stuck all the way around. Personally I like my foundation bottles to be clear if possible...that way you can see when you are going to run out, but I guess you could peel off the label if you wanted to. The bottle has the usual pump action which is common with liquid foundations.

              This foundation claims to leave you with a fresh and rested complexion and is enriched with Vitamins E,F and B5. I am not sure about how much of my complexion looks rested when I used this product- I am a tired single mum after all! However I am a fan of this foundation. It is light to apply and blends into your skin well. It doesn't feel heavy in the slightest which I think is a definite bonus for day to day wear. It seems to last well too. I work 12 hour shifts some days and it will last throughout the day. The foundation also comes off easily at the end of the night with make up wipes.

              I have the Rose Clair colour which I think is on the paler side of the five colours you can choose from but I think it gives me a decent looking complexion.

              I would definitely recommend this foundation. I am not saying you will feel like you have had an amazing nights sleep but it may help to cover up some of those tell tale signs if you had a less than perfect night.

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                08.03.2010 21:33
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                What a fantastic foundation; definitely worth paying a little bit extra for!

                I have incredibly pale, and dry, skin and, so far, most foundation has been completely useless to me: it makes my skin go flaky, and incredibly patchy. However, this foundation was different.

                I must admit, when I first saw it, I was a little taken aback by the price: usually I would pay £5 for foundation; however, this was £10. After gentle persuasion from a friend, I agreed to try it and I can honestly say that I haven't looked back since:

                The first good thing I noticed about it is how long it lasts! Usually I apply foundation and, within a few hours, it's gone! However, I applied this and, even after a long day at school, my skin was still as smooth, and my complexion was as nice, as when I first applied it.

                The second thing that I noticed was how well it works! I am so used to foundations not working that, when I applied this, I expected to have to take it off with a make-up wipe to stop my skin going patchy/ dry. However, I was most surprised when I had no need to wipe it off: it actually made my skin go smooth, and gave my face a great skin tone.

                All in all, a wonderful product; definitely worth paying a little bit extra for!

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                28.02.2010 15:13
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                Foundation for skin that suffers from dullness due to lack of sleep.

                I'm very pale and have very long black hair and a liking of black clothes. This has led me to acquire many nicknames that vary around Morticia Addams, names which I don't like. To try and stop myself from looking like I'm permanently on my way to a Halloween party I use foundation, as fake tan just doesn't seem to suit me. I still like to look fairly natural though and can often find foundation feels uncomfortable on my skin. I've tried tinted moisturiser but they don't give me enough coverage. As I like Bourjois products I was immediately attracted to their '10 Hour Sleep Effect' foundation as my face frequently suffers from a lack of sleep.

                Bourjois tell us that the foundation is oil free and dermatologically tested. The formula is said to fight the signs of fatigue as it is enriched with a high concentration of vitamins E, F and B5 as well as minerals. I often use face creams containing vitamin E so know this helps improve skin condition. From reading around, I believe vitamin F helps renew and regenerate the skin and Pro-vitamin B5 acts as a skin restorer and smoother. Bourjois claim the foundation will 'conceal dark circles and a dull complexion' and replace it with an 'even and rested complexion'. This seems to be quite a long list of promises they are racking up. The foundation comes in six shades, the palest being the one I use which is called Abricoté Clair (71) through to the darkest called Rose (76). I do feel that Bourjois could extend the range of shades available as currently they seem to be suited more to people with either pale or rosy complexions.

                The foundation comes in a fawn coloured cylindrical shaped container and is dispensed via a pump. Whilst the lid is transparent the container itself is not, making it really hard to see how much foundation is left. The pump dispenser is fairly sturdy and you do have to give it a good push to get it working. I tend to rest the dispenser on my finger as I pump to avoid the foundation escaping to places it shouldn't. This works fine but is does have a fairly fluid consistency to it, so you do have to work quite quickly to make sure it doesn't run off your finger. It smells deliciously sweet and naturally fruity, peachy like. I love the fragrance as it lightly lingers on the skin after application. Due to its fluid consistency it goes onto the skin really easily. I just dab bits on to my face with my finger tip and then gently smooth it over the skin. It really doesn't take much blending at all and doesn't drag the skin in anyway. I use one pump as I find this enough to provide a really good light but even coverage. This normally lasts all day without any breakout shine. Though if I'm going out in the evening I do find I need to re apply just to freshen my face up.

                I like the coverage it achieves as it gives a matt and flawless finish yet it still remains natural looking. It's enough to lessen the fine lines around my eyes and tone down the redness around my nose and lessen my blemishes. It doesn't cover my dark circles but it does make them appear less but I guess it depends on how dark your circles are, mine are not that dark. The foundation doesn't leave any tell tale tide marks nor does it transfer onto clothes. After I've applied there is an immediate brightening effect to my skin. My sleep deprived face looks more refreshed. One of the things I like most about it is that I can't feel I'm wearing it. With previous foundations, I remove them as soon as I get home in the evening. With this, I forget I'm wearing it and leave it on all evening until I cleanse my face before bed.

                As you may have guessed by now I love this foundation, it really does live up to many of its claims. I don't think I'll achieve an actual '10 hours sleep' but at least using this foundation makes my face looks like it's had a decent nights sleep. I just need to convince my body next that that's the case.

                Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation is available from Boots currently priced at £8.99 for 30ml. I don't actually buy it that often though as I find it lasts a long time as you don't need much to get a good coverage. I've had my current container for over 6 months now and I've used it nearly every day. Though I always keep one in spare as I never know when I'm going to run out.

                Thanks for reading.

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                Foundations / The formula is enriched with a high concentration of vitamins E, F, B5 and minerals, for a revitalised and energised skin / Bourjois comes to the rescue with 10 Hour Sleep Effect, the new anti-fatigue foundation which conceals all signs of fatigue: dark circles, imperfections on skin tone, and a dull complexion /