Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation - Review

Another product which I was really excited to buy and turned out to be a flop.
I bought this about a month ago and have been wanting to review it but couldn't bring myself to do it. I've worn it about 2 or 3 times and never since.

Bourjois seem to have a problem with the colours of their foundations - the powder I have is fine, but this particular foundation has a very poor shade choice. I chose the lightest, #51 Vanilla... even then, it is way too dark for me.
It's been a while since I encountered such an ORANGE hue since watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Oopma-loopma doo-pa-di-doo...
This is really sad. I went to London for about 6 hours and the horror happened. When I returned home I noticed in my mirror that the bottom HALF of my face is white, with a distinct GRADIENT going from orange to white!!!! This was only because I touch the half bottom of my face (e.g. leaning on my hands, rubbing my nose) and it all came off - this never happens with other foundations. Ever. Even the cheap-o ones. It looked so surreal - and embarrassing though I doubt anyone I know noticed. 

The saddest thing is that apart from the downsides I like everything else about the foundation. The pump is really sturdy and useful, the glass bottle is fancy and feels like quality and it smells absolutely gorgeous. 
such a pretty bottle...
L-R: See image above

In conclusion, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, even if you like the orange hue, because the staying power is atrocious as well.

1 comment:

  1. Omg!!! Glad I found your review, it really looks horrible, and soooo orange.. yuck. But you have such a perfect skin, you don't even need foundation 8)