Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bourjois 10 Sleep Effect - Really?


I have to admit to laughing at myself because I made an audible 'Oooh' when I spotted this bottle of foundation on the Bourjois stand! I generally like to think of myself as someone who doesn't fall for a marketing 'line' especially when it comes to makeup. But the '10 hour sleep effect' got me. Hook, line and sinker. Seeing as I haven't had anything close to ten hours of sleep in two and a half years and after December I will get decidedly less as I'll up for night feeds again, I though I'd give this little peach bottle a whirl...
I am a genuine fan of Bourjois. I think their products are real performers in the budget beauty category so I had a certain amount of confidence in this before I started with it. But I do know that my skin provides quite the challenge due to the tiredness of pregnancy mixed with running after a toddler as well as working. To say I'm a Mum on the run is an understatement! What I mean by that is that I was quite willing to let it off the hook if it didn't perk my skin up...I would test it on others as well, before I judged it completely.
No need!! It's absolutely great! I am honestly so impressed with it and I really think my skin looks better. I dare say it looks even better than it does in my usual MAC Face & Body (which I will never talk down as it is wonderful) but this is so good for such a good price (€13.99)
I find the coverage to be light to medium - don't expect heavy coverage. You can layer within reason without it caking and although it doesn't seem to contain pearly bits - it seriously brightens my skin. They say this is down to it's content of vitamins E, F and B5. It's oil free too which is great for combination skins. I bought shade 71 which is the palest and it is good for me. Being a budget brand, they don't have a huge shade extension but if you slot into one of their shades, you should be happy with this product. Best applied with fingers for perfect blending, this is one product I will continue to use both for myself and on my clients and makeup courses.

So long Tired Face (for now!)

4 comments:

hopeandpray said...

I love this foundation! Only reason that I don't wear it much is that it is a little pale for my face with my freckles. Funnily enough mac face and body is my main foundation

miffy said...

This sounds interesting. Could you please mention which shade you use in MAC F&B? I use N1 and wonder if there would be a shade in the Bourjois foundation pale enough to suit me? Thanks!

Ellie Balfe said...

Hi Miffy,

I use C1 in F&B. If you feel you are particularly pink based you will need to try it on to see how it looks on you. I think it will be pale enough on you it's just whether it may be a little too yellow toned. Go into a chemist with no makeup on and try it out.

miffy said...

Oh thanks for that Ellie! I am kind of neutral in tone and have worn C1 before, I will definitely try this Bourjois out.

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