Sunday, 17 May 2015

Bourjois Nude Sensation Blur Effect Foundation


Bourjois Nude Sensation Swatch

Bourjois Nude Sensation Blur Effect Foundation* £9.99


Okay, so I'm about to start this post with quite a big statement but it is so incredibly rare that I find a base product that actually matches my skin tone that I feel like I need to shout it from the rooftops when I do. And I can honestly say that I have never (ever) been this impressed with a foundation before. 

As I'm not the biggest fan of high coverage bases I tend to normally lean towards lighter coverage bases such as BB and CC creams but this foundation bridges the gap between those kinds of products and traditional foundations perfectly. 

What I have to say is, don't be be deceived by the shade in the pot. As you might be able to tell from the image above, I am incredibly incredibly pale and yet it matches me so well. On the left of my hand is a swatch in the shade 41 Nude Clair and the rest of my hand has the colour blended and as you can see, it blends in seamlessly.  

Bourjois Nude Sensation Blur Effect Foundation

And as if it wasn't exciting enough to find a drugstore foundation that actually matches my skin colour, the Nude Sensation Blur Effect Foundation has even more to offer. It's so incredibly lightweight on the skin and just has the loveliest texture to it, one which is a little hard to explain, I have to admit. It's not quite a mousse yet it's not a traditional foundation texture either. I would definitely recommend giving it a try when you are next at the drugstore to see what I mean. It's silky, soft and blends with ease to give your skin an almost soft-focus look, one that I've not seen many other brands, particularly at this price range, even attempt. I've found that it's faired incredibly well in terms of longevity and just gives my skin this lovely glow.

Another bonus, depending on how you like to apply your make-up, is the fact that it can be applied quickly and on the go. So if you're the type of individual who has no time in the morning to apply a full face of make-up before leaving the house, you could easily grab this and apply it on your commute. It also invites you to use your fingers instead of make-up brushes which could be seen as positive or a negative. I personally don't mind having to dip my fingers into the pot and that's solely because the product is that good that I couldn't care less about the container, bottle or pot that it's housed in.

So what do you think of the sound of this new addition to the foundation market? Does it sound like the kind of foundation that you might like? And do you often struggle to find a shade to match your skintone too?

Bourjois Nude Sensation

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  1. This looks fabulous but I'm so confused by how dark the foundation looks in the pot! I wouldn't have even gone near it to test it out so thank you so much - I might head down to superdrug right now!

    Imii xox | nettleandblackberry.com

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that my review has been as helpful as it has been Imii! :)
      Let me know how you get on with it if you do try it out?

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  2. It sounds like a great foundation. I can't believe how it looks so dark, yet blends in so well with your skin!
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com

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  3. This sounds like an amazing foundation! I'm also really pale and I'd probably never pick up a shade that looks as dark as this, but I must give it a try xx

    Gemma Louise | Just Little Things

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    1. Let me know how you get on with it if you do give it a try Gemma! :)

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  4. I haven't seen this foundation before but it sounds fab. I definitely need to go and test some colours out because it looks quite dark?! But it seems to blend really well! x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

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    1. I'm glad that I could share it with you Georgia! :)
      It's unbelievable how well it blends!

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  5. Great Blog!! Love The Design/Header!

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  6. Woah this looks so interesting! Will definitely have to give it a swatch next time I'm in Boots :)
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

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    1. It's definitely well worth a swatch Maeve! :) Let me know how you get on?

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  7. The shade looks super scary in the jar and swatched, but as you say, once it's been blended in you can't even see it! Great review.

    The Vegan Taff | Cruelty-free beauty and lifestyle

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    1. Thank you so much Kelly! :) I know exactly what you mean!

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  8. Oh wow - I'm totally blown away by how well this blends! I feel your pain on the never ending base struggle, but this looks like it might be a good'un for us pale girls x

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

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    1. It's unbelievable Charlotte!! :) The never ending base struggle is the best way to put it! Hehe.

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  9. This sounds lovely! Bourjois is becoming one of my favourite drugstore brands x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  10. I love the look of this, although am reluctant to give it a go - my first foundation at the age of about 17 was the Maybelline (I think) mousse foundation, which was terrible! Such a bad foundation and it makes me wonder if it's similar. My local store isn't stocking the Bourjois foundation yet though so I haven't had a chance to swatch! x

    www.lolaandbehold.com

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    1. Oh it is nothing like the Maybelline Dream Mousse foundation Laura! I had the Dream Mousse when I was in my teens and it really wasn't the best decision for me. Hehe.
      This feels silky and smooth on the skin, not like a mousse at all and just blends so well, unlike the Dream Mousse which I never seemed to blend.

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  11. After such a glowing review, I have to try this. I am a big fan of bourjois & this sounds like a product I need in my stash
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. Oh I would definitely say that this is a must-try product Vicki! :)

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  12. Bourjois is one of my favourite foundation brands. I love the sound of this x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  13. Love the sound of this - thanks for the review! Quick question...does it have SPF? May x

    mackandmay.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. No problem at all! :) Glad you enjoyed reading it!
      It doesn't, as far as I am aware.

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  14. I also have paler skin, but I am a little unsure about this one. While you said not to be put off by the colour in the pot, when it's that orange it's easier said than done. I think i'll definitely have to try and find a sample of it somewhere to test it out for myself! Thanks for leaving your link in the twitter chat last night!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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    1. I would definitely swatch it first just to make sure but as you can see, it blends so well, especially for us pale girls!
      Thanks for stopping by Heather! :)

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  15. I have to admit, I thought you were going mad there for a minute when you said it matched perfectly haha! The swatch looks so much darker, but I couldn't even see where it was blended in so clearly its perfect! I definitely need to try this, looks like the perfect base for work or a lazy day when I don't want a heavy face of makeup :) Great review thanks!

    http://lacyfloral.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha. That's exactly what I think! It's perfect for those days when we're in a rush or don't want to apply too much make-up.
      Thank you so much Una! :)

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