Friday, June 24, 2016

Bourjois City Radiance Foundation SPF30

Bourjois's City Radiance Foundation promises to make the complexion glow and provide continous 24-hour hydration while protecting the skin from aggressive urban factors.

Name: Bourjois City Radiance Foundation SPF30
Price: RM 54.90 for 30 ml
Made in: France

I love the packaging – the squeeze tube is light to carry and compact, meaning I could easily slot it into a travel/everyday makeup pouch. The second thing I noticed was the scent. Fresh water flower fragrance? Count me in please (I adore scented base products even though they may be bad for the skin)!

The thick, creamy consistency (just like you'd imagine a proper foundation to be) gives the skin a matte yet natural medium buildable coverage. It smooths away pores, hides localised redness and evens out the skin tone. I apply this using damp makeup wedges. Blending it in with my fingers also works nicely.



The shade range is not the most comprehensive... 4 shades are brought in (out of 6) and I wear the middle, 03 Light Beige. There is nothing in the spectrum for darker skin tones, which will quite rightly miff some. 03 is not yellow-toned enough for me - you may recall from other foundation reviews that I resemble a banana more than a peach colour-wise, haha - but I am not fussed about that.

02 Vanilla - 03 Light Beige

The staying power is the only downside for this foundation. It started separating around my mouth and crease along my nasolabial folds after 3 hours or so. My T-zone fared worse, it gobbled up this foundation up within an hour; I couldn't see any trace of it left when I checked in the mirror! Mayhaps a primer will be able to prolong its longevity.

Nonetheless, this really is a rather decent foundation considering it retails for a mere RM 54.90, has SPF 30 and goes regularly on sale at Watsons. If you prefer a matte finish and a more uniform look to the skin then there is no harm in giving it a look!

The full ingredient list for City Radiance Foundation SPF30:
Aqua (Water), Titanium Dioxide, Isohexadecane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Glycerin, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Propanediol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Alumina, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, PTFE, Magnesium Sulfate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, PEG-8, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Carbomer, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Sodium Citrate, BHT, Geraniol, Linalool, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Biotin [+/- May contain: Mica, CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

Disclosure: Press sample.