Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Bourjois Bronzing Primer / Review and Swatches

Bourjois Bronzing Primer

Bourjois Bronzing Primer

Bourjois Bronzing Primer

Bourjois Bronzing Primer

Bourjois Bronzing Primer Swatches

Hello everyone! So it is official – my sun kissed summer glow is completely gone. Sad, but true. Now I am pale as ever and the only way to make myself look a bit healthier and glow-y is to incorporate some bronzer into my everyday makeup routine. Not that I don’t use bronzer as it is but as the colder months roll in, I get extra cautious with what I use. I need something that would add natural warmth to my face and at the same time something that’s a little bit more hydrating. My cheeks get ridiculously dry during winter so I usually opt for cream bronzer. This year though, I decided to get the oh-so-famous Chanel Bronze Universal but as I was reading reviews about it, I noticed that everyone raves about a Bourjois dupe. It instantly caught my attention and here we are today – yet another rave review is now live. :)

The Bourjois Bronzing Primer (£9.99) has a lovely mousse-y texture and it comes in only one, universal shade that’s matte. At first, I thought it would be a little bit too orange-y for my skin tone but once blended it creates beautiful natural look that’s more on the neutral side. I personally think that the bronzing primer would suit most complexions, especially light to medium ones. Really, don’t be put off by how orange the product looks in the jar, it is an entire different story on the skin. The Bronzing Primer is really pigmented and little product goes a long way. It glides on the skin like charm and it is really easy to use, which came as a nice surprise as I am not the greatest at applying mousse-y products.

There are several ways to wear the Bronzing Primer. Obviously, the first one is as a bronzing primer. You can apply it all over your face instead of a base or you can apply foundation on top and it would just add warmth to your overall complexion. I have tried both and I am have been quite impressed. The product primes the skin really nicely and evens out the skin tone. It doesn’t keep your face matte (despite Bourjois’ claim), so you may want to top it of with powder. I personally love the dewy finish it gives but I know that many people would prefer it matte. When I wear the primer all over my face I like to use my Real Techniques Expert Face brush and it works brilliantly. Another way to use the Bronzing Primer is as a contouring product or you can just pop it on where the sun would naturally hit you and add more life to your face. This is my favorite thing to do, especially during the colder months. What I do is just pick some product with my fingertips and dot it where I need it. Then, using my Real Techniques Stippling Brush, I blend everything together and I am left with gorgeous sun kissed glow. I usually apply the bronzer under my foundation but if I fancy a little bit more color I may pop some more on top. I like that it doesn’t look heavy or cakey, no matter how much I’ve put on. Also, I’ve noticed that the Bronzing Primer is extremely longwearing and it stays on for the entire day without fading. Such a winner!

The only thing I am not fond about this product is the scent! It literally smells like chocolate-y fake tan lotion but luckily it goes away rather quickly. Apart from that, I absolutely swear by this Bronzing Primer. It is hydrating on the skin, could be used multiple ways and it is completely faff-free to work with. It is now my go-to bronzer and I absolutely love the beautiful worm glow that is gives to my skin. Definitely a must, especially during fall and winter! I am so pleased that I didn’t splash out on the Soleil Tan De Chanel because honestly I don’t know how it would’ve topped this one out. <3

Have you tried Bourjois Bronzing Primer? How do you like it? 

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26 comments

  1. I love how this looks, but it really breaks my skin out :( it's such a shame - I still use it on special occasions as it's so pretty! xx
    The perks of being a hipster

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    1. Oh noo :( This is such a pity! It works fine with my skin and I haven't had any problems with it so far. I couldn't agree more - it's so pretty and I love how easy it is to work with :) xx

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  2. I'd love to try it, but I'm a bit concerned about the color shades since I don't want to end up look orange, but it seems amazing! Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Определено ми подпали любопитството, въпреки че не съм фен на бронзърите много :)

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  4. Wow I think it looks really great! I'm a little worried it might be too dark for my skin though - I might end up looking like an orange! I tend not to use bronzer in colder seasons, but I'm really tempted to get this one because it looks lovely in the first place :)

    Great review!
    x Valérie | scribblesofvalerie.com

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  5. This is really clever, I haven't tried this before! I love Bourjois, they can't seem to go wrong at the moment so will have to give this a go

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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  6. This looks amazing! Sadly it hadnt still launched here where i live :( would love to give it a try as its a more affordable dupe for the Chanel one!
    xx

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  7. I like to use it as an all over primer, and it adds a lovely warmth to my pale complexion. Lovely review! :) x

    www.ohsoaddictedtobeauty.blogspot.com

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  8. I can't get over that smell and it looks kind of orange on my skin too :/

    Blu Button Box

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  9. This review is so lovely! I am desperate to try this bronzing primer, I think I am going to add it to my Christmas list!
    bellesplash.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  10. sounds so great :) ive been contemplating whether to get this or not because of the orangey colour, but your review has persuaded me to get it :)

    http://thebeautybow.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Love this, the formula sounds so amazing! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  12. This sounds amazing! And can I just say your photography of the product is WOW!! xx

    www.squidgymoments.ie

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  13. I'm thinking about purchasing this, I always swatch it when I walk past. Looks and sounds great!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  14. Looks like the chanel tan de soleil...but i am not sure i a am going to buy this...
    It looks really nice but maybe its to orange for my skintone.

    Kisses xx

    www.vanysbeauty-ecke.blogspot.de

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  15. Oh yes, I feel you hun, my tan is also gone *sigh* This really sounds amazing and looks good enough to eat haha! Great post as always! ♥

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

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  16. i love this too! I must admit i sliiightly prefer my Chanel Bronzer but this one is perfect for the summer months :) I tend to use it along my cheekbones and blended across my forehead to give a naturally bronzed sort of look. I agree it looks less scary once worn than it does in the pot - much less orange. And easily blendable too. Lovely photos as always! xx

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  17. Thanks for the great post! I really want to try it so is in my shopping list for this week!!:)

    http://justabitofall.blogspot.ch

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  18. I really need to try this. Looks fab. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! =] xx.

    www.beautyandlouise.com

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  19. Been wanting this for so long. I'll be picking it up really soon :) lovely helpful review Andrea. I'm sold ;)

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  20. I have this as I thought it was a cheaper alternative to the Chanel one whilst I worked out how to use but I've always been to scared to play with but following your great post I'll definitely be giving this a try.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  21. This will be great for contouring, I need to get my hands on it! Completely sold on it now

    www.victoriabeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I was worried that this could look orange on me too, sounds quite positive though :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  23. I really want to get this, your review has swayed me! Roll on payday/Christmas :-) xx

    Curls & Swirls Beauty Blog

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