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I've become a bit of a foundation hermit! My make up box is filled to the brim with liquid, powder, mousse and any other foundation I can get my paws on. I don't tend to mind paying out a little extra for them because it's the 'false face' you hurriedly apply in the morning!
Bourjois are a beauty brand that sells a wide range of cosmetics ranging from mascaras to lipsticks! The name comes from Monsieur Alexandre Bourjois who was the creator of the first powder blush EVER in 1863! I had never really been exposed to their work until I sampled the Healthy Mix range and quickly became hooked! On my recent visit to the Bourjois counter I wanted to try something new but also something that would benefit my skin, that's where I spotted the Bourjois Reboosting Collagen Foundation. When you hear the words 'collagen' and 'boosting' in the same sentence you know you're on to a winner!
This foundation claims to visibly reduce the signs of ageing with a revolutionary formula that is enriched with collagen micro-spheres. The micro spheres react with your skins natural collagen and cause it to boost the amount - you give it a little and it makes a lot! It also states that fine lines and wrinkles will be instantly smoothed as the fresh, cool and silky texture blends in perfectly with your skintone - this evens out any imperfections even more. Also SPF 15 protects your skin against the harmful rays from the sun but also the ageing effects from the sun too! Now I am only just 18 so you could argue that this isn't the ideal foundation for me but I wanted to test it out anyway and save my skin from ageing early.
There are 6 shades to choose from:
61 - Light Abricote (Lightest shade with pink undertones)
62 - Rose (Light shade with yellow undertones)
63 - Beige (Medium light shade with golden undertones)
64 - Abricote (Medium shade with pinkish undertones)
65 - Beige Rose (Medium to dark shade with bronze undertones)
66 - Natural (Darkest shade with golden bronze undertones)
You get 30mls of product in a gorgeous pale pink plastic, cylinder bottle. Its an attractive design with the age defying informative writing displayed around the label. Once you take off the lid the pump is displayed - as with most of the Bourjois foundation the pump aids easy application and helps to not waste as much.
I like to apply with a stippling brush or my fingers as its light enough to blend in easily and not sit on the jaw or hair line. Its very creamy and silky and acts as an almost primer attribute with the way it smooths over any acne or scars and leaves your skin feeling fresh and clear. I don't have any wrinkles or lines so I cannot comment on how good it is at concealing them however i do have a small scar from Chickenpox and that was Mlmost invisible so I would imagine it would be the same for wrinkles too! My skin has felt much more smoother and softer since I have been using this foundation. I would say it gives a medium coverage however it is buildable.
I have looked around and this foundation is quite hard to find! I purchased online after my bottle ran out so I think if you are interested I would first take a look at some of the online make up stores or inbox and I can send you the link. Otherwise, ask in your local Boots and they may be able to order some in for you.
I had a holiday tan over the summer and my usual shade of foundation no longer matched my skin tone. I decided to try this Bourjois product as I am impressed with other products in their make-up range.
This particular foundation has a "reboosting collagen" formula which, the garb on the bottle claims, "instantly smoothes wrinkles and fine lines" to leave a "youthful looking complexion".
I was attracted by these claims as I am now into my thirties and really need a foundation that smoothes out the crows feet and laughter lines!
The product comes in a 30ml sized bottle. It has a pump action style top which requires you need to tilt the bottle or else it slops down the side. It has a protective top but I find this isn't too secure. I find that the after drips tend to accumulate in the top and the rim of the pump and it gets quite messy.
I have the shade 'Beige Rose', number 65, which I believe is one of the darkest colours available in the range. The colour has a dramatic, rosy hue to it and not much is needed to blend in with my natural skin colour. I find it easy to blend and soft and fluid in texture so it gives even coverage. It has a slight aroma of flowery talc. When rubbed in, it makes my skin look glowing and healthy but this particular shade does make me look hot, temperature wise! It does not really help to disguise the wrinkles, but neither does it enhance them as some other, more powdery foundations, tend to do. The liquid has a SPF factor of 12 which is reassuring to me.
I find that at the high price - it is £8.95 at Boots - this is a very expensive foundation that although is quite good doesn't perform miracles. The shade and finish are natural looking and the liquid does not gather in creases or wrinkles but it does not do what it claims, that is make fine lines smoother and reduce the signs of ageing.
Bourjois Reboosting Collagen Foundation
This is priced at £9, which I personally think is a very good price, most foundations are overcharged from leading brands like Clinique and Dior, This product is just as good as products that are charged at £20.
What does the manufactures say about the product?
Visibly reduce the signs of ageing with this revolutionary foundation enriched with collagen micro-spheres. Fine lines and wrinkles are instantly smoothed and the fresh, light and silky texture blends perfectly with the skin's natural tones to even out imperfections. SPF 15 protects the skin against the ageing effects of the sun.
This lightly tinted cream will give you a youthful looking complexion while leaving a delightful lingering smell of roses.
My own opinion of the product:
This liquid foundation is easy to apply with your fingertips or a foundation sponge for a long lasting, gorgeous finish and is great for combination skin!
Abricoté clair 61
Rose peau 62
Beige rosi 65
There are 5 available to buy which are reasonable to a product like this, you have a good chance of finding a colour for your skin, I think however they should be more colours for darker people my friend who is Indian struggled finding the right colour and had to mix 4 foundations with this to find her colour.
This product is a medium coverage which means you don't look caked but your skin is also being concealed by the foundation so no one can see those 'embarrassing spots'
I must admit, I love the product but the packaging isn't exactly the best I've ever seen. It isn't bad to say it is cheap anyway, but I prefer the look of leading brands like Diors foundation which are in elegant bottles.
A big downside to this product is it's not in a see through tube so you can't see how much you have left so if you're running low you don't know.
The foundation is liquid based and is therefore very easy to apply.
When I apply this foundation I wet my foundation brush in warm water tap it a little with a tissue so it's not soaking then apply the foundation on the brush.
Since I've used this strategy for applying make-up I've noticed how great my foundation looks, the water blends in so well with my foundation and make it so much easier to apply and also it seems to look more even and natural.
Also, I've noticed when my sky is dry and I soak the brush before applying the foundation my skin doesn't look dry anymore, I can't explain why because even I don't know.
Foundation is easy to apply unevenly, particularly around the eyes, mouth and nostrils, so make sure you check your work before doing the rest of your makeup.
The texture of this product is great, it's very soft and not too thick.
It makes my skin look so good, I couldn't believe it when I wore it for the first time, it makes the skin look flawless, and not too caked!
.This product is targeted at older people as it has ingredients that reduce the signs of ageing however I use it because it has a good coverage, I know someone whose 50 year old who uses this product and she loves it, the results of the foundation are great, her skin looks great.
This make-up is well known for its excellent coverage, I've heard so many positive reviews about this product and that it really covers well any imperfections you are dying to hide, but you still get that 'fresh faced look' which seem to be all true as when I wear it my skin doesn't look caked in make-up and covers all my problem areas.
When I wear it, it doesn't feel like I'm wearing any foundation it feels so light, I expected it to feel quiet heavy as most good coverage foundations as they are thicker to hide any flaws, but this foundation feels like I'm wearing nothing.
One layer of this is defiantly enough, the good thing about this product is, if you have really bad skin you can build the coverage up, say you want a full coverage just by applying more it will cover the whole of your problem area if you apply more than one layer.
It wasn't the micro-spheres "de collagene" or even the proclamation to smooth wrinkles and fine lines that induced me to purchase this foundation. No, it was the promise of a youthful complexion. I bought in to the image of me with a glowing, healthy visage and although I didn't have any lines to be smoothed away I thought it couldn't hurt to try it anyway.
Even though I am decidedly still in my youth my skin is hardly youthful. I thought the dark circles under my eyes and my peaky uneven complexion could be fixed by this foundation made by Bourjois - one of my favourite cosmetics brands.
As I held the iridescent beige bottle in my hands at my local boots I sincerely thought the contents of the bottle could hide all my imperfections. I purchased it as a part of a 3 for 2 offer in the lightest shade that boots had to offer - abricote clair.
This foundation has a very pleasing fresh, clean smell and a silky, velvety consistency. I have extremely pale skin and when I first applied the foundation it looked like a fantastic match - glossing over my problem areas and matching my skin colour. Yet as it dried the foundation started to come up orange. I can only deduce that this foundation is suited to warm and olive skin tones rather than the palest of skin like mine.
As disappointed as I was with the colour turning distinctly orange what frustrated me more was the finish. It went onto my skin beautifully, the formula feeling rich. Yet once applied, it left my skin looking extremely shiny and oily. Instead of being matt to the touch my skin felt greasy and unclean. It did cover up my uneven patches but at the cost of the foundation looking mask like. I also found that this foundation does not having staying power. It never seems to settle, re applications and touch ups are necessary through-out the day if you want to ensure constant coverage.
However one must take into account that this foundation was created for those wanting to conceal fine lines and aging skin. As aging skin is continually losing its elasticity it needs a foundation which can replenish lost oils and moisturise. So whilst far too oily for my young skin for another skin type it could be perfect.
I am sceptical about this foundations anti aging credentials. Any minute lines I did have were made more noticeable as the foundation seeped into my tiny lines! I am no scientist but I don't think "micro-spheres de collagene" are going to help smooth lines that much. I am also no professor of English but I couldn't find any mention of collagen in the ingredients list. However I am studying to be an economist and I do believe the anti aging assurances on the bottle to be some very clever marketing.
The foundation has a pleasant yet boring bottle with a pink cap which is admittedly very durable. Even when the cap comes off the pump head is very strong and doesn't break off (as has happened to me with a much better Bourjois foundation "24 hour sleep effect") even when bashed around in a handbag.
At a price of £8.95 I would not have bought it in the first place as if it wasn't part of a 3 for 2 offer. I certainly won't be purchasing this foundation again. The positives of this product are slight and one is better off without foundation than wearing this! Having said that I would advise those with very dry skin to at least test it as it could be what they are searching for.
Would recommend Bourjois Reboosting Collage Foundation. It has moisturising properties and gives good coverage without feeling heavy. When applying it has the consistency of a moisturising cream and is therefore very good for dry skin. Fine lines are also reduced. Very little is required and it is therefore economical. The pump method of dispensing the product means there is no waste. Colours are subtle and blend easily into the skin. The bottle looks nice on my dressing table too.
Enriched with collagen micro-spheres / Visibly reduce the signs of ageing with this revolutionary foundation enriched with collagen micro-spheres / Fine lines and wrinkles are instantly smoothed and the fresh, light and silky texture blends perfectly with the skin's natural tones to even out imperfections / SPF 15 protects the skin against the ageing effects of the sun /