Review - Bourjois 10hr Sleep Effect Foundation!
Believe it or not, this was the first ever foundation I tried about a year and a half ago and I actually went through quite a few bottles of it. I also wore it on my wedding day which says a lot. But, curiosity got the better of me and I started exploring as time went on.
This time when I repurchased recently I actually took my time in reading everything on the bottle, I discovered that it was OIL FREE which really brightened up my day.
The packaging is clean and simple with a pump applicator. The formula of this is very thin, it has a watery and creamy consistency.
BASICS: It has medium coverage feeling very light on the skin and dries to a dewy finish purely because of the consistency - it has no shimmer particles. However, after it sinks into your skin it's not as dewy, it looks more like skin. It evens out the skintone with a buildable coverage. When set with a powder, this foundation lasts the majority of the day on me. However, depending on primer, moisturiser and your skin type this will vary. It is no way a long lasting foundation like Revlon Colorstay.
How do I apply it? I use it a few different ways depending on how much time and coverage I want. I sometimes use my fingers, a Mac 187, Clinique foundation brush or my Everyday minerals flat top kabuki which gives me maximum coverage.In the photo below I used the Mac 187 stippling brush. I then set it with a sheer powder. The flash interferes with the true finish and colour, but I thought it would be nice to include a photo regardless.
What do i think overall? I think that this is a great foundation to achieve a healthy and rested look, I notice the freshness and life to the skin once this is used. It is particularly perfect for the morning after which means this foundation actually delivers what it claims to do! I think it's also great for aging skin as it really helps to achieve a youthful look, My mum uses this and she loves it.
Would I recommend it? Yes if you want a dewy finish with medium coverage and a light texture. I would say avoid this if you are a fan of the super matte look or prefer a heavier coverage. Even though this is oil free, I wouldn't recommend it if you have really oily skin as it will probably slide off. (FYI: My skin type is currently Normal.)
There is a downside though, it is available in 6 shades and does not cater for the darker skin tones. (Bourjois take note and action.) I use '74 Beige' and '75 Apricote' depending on how tanned I am.
Price: £8.80 30ml