When I was browaing in Superdrug recently looking at all the goodies I could buy I found myself looking at the Bourjois stand once again. I have a few things that I absolutely love by Bourjois I just haven’t written about them so I don’t want you to think I’m being extra harsh about them but I was just really interested in this and it’s a bit newer than the bits I already have! They have a couple of new/ish things out so i was really interested in trying them. Superdrug had a 3 for 2 on so I bought three things, the City Radiance foundation and two of the Rouge Edition lipsticks.
I think it’s really interesting that this one is in a tube because their other popular foundations are in a pump and I actually really like that it is a tube. I liked the idea of the City Radiance foundation because I normally go for a more glowy look over matte so this seemed perfect at offering a ‘brightening effect’. I say seemed because I actually think this is one of the worst foundations I have ever tried. It sounds harsh but my skin looked anything but radiant.
When I swatched this on my hand I wasn’t too sure of the texture because it seemed to just cling to everything and didn’t really spread evenly and that is also exactly what happened on my face which I was so disappointed about! The product itself is quite drying and once blended into the skin feels almost powder like which I didn’t expect at all, if anything I would have thought it might be more oily. The thing with this foundation is that it’s probably really lovely for people that already have flawless skin and don’t wear foundation everyday. As well as it being quite drying and patchy on my face, I also noticed that for me that throughout the day it just got more orange toned compared to when I first applied it.
For me this is a very light coverage foundation too so as I said about it’s more for someone who already has very good skin that doesn’t have blemishes that they want to cover. If you’ve been on my blog before you will already know that I struggle with redness and under-skin spots on my cheeks (which aren’t anywhere as bad as they were) but these patches definitely didn’t get covered.
One of the things that made me pick this up is that it has SPF 30 which is such a high level of protection compared of other foundations and I really like that. It says that it’s a ‘skin protecting foundation’ so it helps protect your skin with an anti pollution screen. I just so wish that it didn’t sit on my skin the way is does because these qualities are amazing.
All in all I’m just a bit disappointed in general with this product just because it looks so good on the outside and it doesn’t perform on the inside! I don’t think I will be using this again any time soon unfortunately.
Have you tried this foundation? Whats your experience with it?