August 27, 2013

Bourjois Bronzing Primer

The Bourjois Bronzing Primer* is not exactly news at this stage, but I am so enamoured with the stuff that I just couldn't go without mentioning it here on the blog. It's been hailed as a cheaper version of the famed Soleil Tan de Chanel, but I can't really compare the two as I don't have the Chanel bronzer. 

What I can say is that this is a great, easy-to-use creamy bronzing/contouring product, suitable for a wide variety of skintones and shades. The more products I try, the more discerning I have become with textures and formulae, and I really can't fault this. The silicone-rich, moussey paste can be used as an all-over bronzing base under foundation, or as a normal bronzer on top. I've been using it on top of foundation to look a little less pale and give myself the cheekbones that I really don't have!

I think that a lot of my excitement and delight around this product is down to the fact that I have never tried a cream bronzer before. I was happy enough with my favourite powder products (MAC Harmony & Clarins Bronzing Duo, FYI) and, as someone who is not hugely into the bronzed look, wasn't really tempted to venture out of that comfort zone.

To sum up, I'm delighted that I had the chance to try this, because I love it and have been using it daily for the last few weeks. It works great with a cream blush, but equally well with powder. The colour doesn't pull too orange on my very pale skin, which is no mean feat, and it lasts extremely well on me too, which is also great considering I'm oily. I use the smallest amount at a time, under my cheekbones, on to the temples and under my jaw. It gives dimension to my face that isn't there naturally and, to top it all off, it's only €13.99. The brush that I've found that works best with this (Real Technique Stippling Brush) is also a steal at €13.50 so if you're looking for a great little bronzing kit, run out and pick up the two!


  1. I have this but I still havn't tried it out

  2. I'm definitely swayed more to buy this after reading this review :)

  3. hi!!!

    I am glad you talked about this product cause I was wondering how it was.
    I am a user of Chanel Bronzer Universel, when I tried the Bourjois one on my hand, I found it a bit too powdery and more orange.

    I am glad you saud it's good, I might it to compare then.
    The Chanel one is a bit tricky to use though, not very easy.



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