The only Bourjois product I had in my makeup drawer a few weeks ago was the Healthy Mix Foundation, which I have repurchased many times and continue to love for its natural finish and glowing result. After years of using my mum’s Revlon Colourstay bronzer (which worked perfectly with my skin tone and always looked natural) I decided it was high time for me to make a bronzer purchase of my own.
I must admit I was rather shocked when I first tried this. The alarming shade of orange and the strong pigment took a little getting used to after Revlon’s softer version. I have to admit, I didn’t much like it at first. It didn’t look natural or glowing, and I felt rather annoyed at having made such a bad purchase. However, after a few failed attempts, I did manage to find a balance between great orange streaks and a natural, contoured look. And after finding that balance, I’m beginning to enjoy this product more and more with each application. The brush is useless of course, but I have a pretty nifty contouring brush which works perfectly with this.
It’s definitely not my favourite bronzer, and I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing, but it still does the job and for such a low price I’m not too unhappy. I don’t know if there are more shades, but in the shop I went into there were only two (one for pale skin and one for tanned skin), which is perhaps the problem. I have the one for pale skin but it’s still rather dark and much too orange for my taste.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions for a nice, natural bronzer as I would love to hear your thoughts. This one just doesn’t do it for me.