Bourjois are probably my favourite brand from the drugstore, because their products feel far more premium than the brand is given credit for. The packaging is always lovely, and the product inside is long-lasting, pigmented, and never reacts badly with my skin. So whenever I see they have some new launches, I find it really difficult to resist. They’ve brought out two new products in recent months; a base, and a mascara. I’ve been really loving both, so I can’t wait to tell you about them!
Bourjois Air Mat Foundation
I was really intrigued by this product, as Bourjois are famous for their dewy foundations, not necessarily matte ones. Dewy foundations are far more up my street generally, but I figured considering I enjoy most other base products from this brand, it would be silly to disregard this one just because it’s marketed as a matte finish. Now this is matte, that’s for sure, and it has quite a thick consistency when applied to the skin. However, the longevity is AMAZING. My skin eats foundation for breakfast lunch and dinner, but when I checked my skin on my lunch-break at work, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the foundation was still intact. Twenty-four hour hold is definitely very optimistic, but it does last a lot longer than my other foundations, and that’s sans primer. I definitely have to make sure my skin is well moisturized before using this, but really that’s a step that I should take regardless of what foundation I’m using. Big thumbs up from me.
Bourjois Volume 1 Second Mascara
Having loved Bourjois’ Twist Up the Volume Mascara, I thought I’d give this one a go as the wands are relatively similar, but the 1 Second Mascara doesn’t have the gimmick of incorporating two wand into one product. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good gimmickey product, but I never really used the ‘twist’ feature, and so was pleased with the new release. This provides tons of volume, which I’m all for in a mascara, and to be honest the length you receive from this one is pretty darn good too. Don’t be fooled by the colour of this one; the product looks a little grey on the wand, but I can assure you that once applied the colour sticks to it’s namesake of ‘ultra black’.
Both of these retail at £9.99 which, while this may be at the higher end of the scale for drugstore make-up, isn’t bad at all for the results you can achieve. Have you tried either of these new releases? Let me know what you think in the comments.