Beauty Haul: Bourjois Paris
(Bourjois Paris Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix in Dark Beige, Loose Powder in Peach, Little Round Pot Blush in Radiant Rose and Frosted Rose, Rouge Edition Velvet in  Happy Nude Year,  So Hap’pink, and  Pink Pong)
Make-up, my late love, how I’ve missed you.
The French cosmetics brand is a cult favorite amongst the YouTube beauty community because of the Healthy Mix Serum. So many gurus gush about the foundation – a holy grail from the drugstore (or the high street, as Londoners would say). During my recent trip to Malaysia, I freaked out when I saw a row solely dedicated to Bourjois on a spontaneous visit to a Watsons. It stood out alongside other drugstore brands like Maybelline, L’oreal, Essence, and Silky Girl. After a full month of incorporating the products to my daily routine, I can honestly say that I am in deep, mad, undeniable love.
Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix Foundation in Dark Beige
To be frank, this foundation is the product from my entire haul I’m least impressed by. It’s good but from all the rave reviews, I had such high, too high, hopes for it. It’s most ideal for days when you don’t want to have too much on your face – a great alternative for those who prefer BB creams and cushion compacts over (full-coverage) foundations. It gives sheer to medium coverage; a concealer is needed to cover blemishes. It’s lightweight, glides easily without being greasy or sticky, and wears comfortably. It’s available in eight shades but Watsons only carried one. Dark Beige is not dark enough for my morena skin. I have to mix it with another foundation (currently: Jordana’s Complete Cover 2-in-1 Concelear and Foundation in Golden Caramel).
Little Round Pot Blush in Radiant Rose and Frosted Rose
The reformulated blushers do smell like roses; it reminds me of fond childhood memories with my Lola. The beautiful packaging comes with a mirror and a small brush but I prefer using my Elf blush brush to apply the product. I dust a little bit along my cheekbones for a subtle, radiant shimmer or build it up for a (contoured) sun-kissed glow. I put this on top of my bronzer to complete my look!
Loose Powder in Peach
I’ve definitely noticed a big change ever since I started using the Bourjois loose powder; I’ve become less oily! Setting the powder after my foundation and concealer makes my skin silky smooth. It doesn’t cake up even after reapplication. It definitely makes my make-up last longer, a great alternative to more expensive powders like the Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder.
Rouge Edition Velvet in Happy Nude Year, So Hap’pink, and Pink Pong
My relationship with the velvet lip creams went from from ‘I hate this with a vengeance’ to ‘I need all colors in my life’ real quick. These are my favorite from the haul. It’s incredibly pigmented, wears comfortably, and lasts the entire day (more than eight hours). It dries semi-matte but the texture remains creamy – very similar to the Nyx soft matte lip creams. It takes, at the very least, three swipes to get the full opaqueness. I’ve been alternating between the three – Happy Nude Year being my favorite – and I keep getting compliments every time I wear it. It’s a brilliant product for those who want the lasting power of a liquid lipstick but refuse to sacrifice moisture on the lips.
Anything you’ve tried from the brand? I’d love to get your recommendations! Also, look out for my next beauty entries: my Sephora haul and Maybelline (Rosy, Creamy Mattes) review.