Sunday, 2 June 2013

Bourjois Bronzing Primer Review

If you're anything like me then as soon as May hits, the tanning and bronzing products come out. The only place I don't apply my fake tan is to my face as I'm worried about it clogging up my pores and settling into fine lines. The new Bourjois summer collection includes its fair share of different bronzing products that I'm sure will quickly become staples in many a makeup bag.
Bourjois Bronzing Primer

The Bourjois Bronzing Primer is small pot of brilliance for all of those who like to be falsely sunkissed, A hybrid between a mousse and gel like texture, it's no surprise that this has been compared to the famous Soleil Tan De Chanel, except a lot smaller but with a more affordable price tag. This product has been designed to give your face a subtle glow, which is suitable for all skin tones. 
Bourjois Bronzing Primer

The formula of this primer is unlike any other product I've ever tried. It's so lightweight that it really feels like you have a bare face. You can wear this alone or under your foundation/BB Cream. When worn alone it really does look like an instant tan, really subtle and a lovely bronze shade. I wore this under my BB Cream all over my face and I looked like I had a really healthy glow, something which I find quite hard to achieve. In the pot, this do look really scary, I'm going to admit. However, you only need the slightest amount for a pigmentation, that can be blended out to be as sheer as you desire, so even those will pale skin tones. However, I do think that if you are super pale, this may look a little too stark, and may lean a little orange. For reference, I'm a MAC NW20 and find this is a nice shade for me. Like I say, it does apply rather dark and strong but there are no issues with blending and it can be a sheer or as strong as you like, without the fear of getting tide marks.

Bourjois Bronzing Primer

At the minute this is only available in the one shade but I'm not sure if I think that there is a need for Bourjois to release more shades. I think I should also point out the scent that this has. Having never tried a bronzing product from Bourjois before this, I noticed a lot of people had mentioned the synthetic chocolate scent, but I have to say I quite like it. I did have a sniff of their Chocolate Bronzer but this smells different to me. I think it has more a coconut fragrance, one that most associate with holidays, but I can understand why some might not like this, although it isn't detectable once applied to the skin.

This is available from Boots and Superdrugs for £9.99, although Boots have it on offer at the minute for £6.99.


  1. Ooooo as soon as I saw this I immediately thought of Chanel's Soleil Tan De Chanel which I've been dying to try, but I might just have to get this instead :p
    I'm quite pale too, light porclein in the Healthy Mix foundation if you've tried that, it's not super pale thought so this product might be ok for me. I totally shy away from bronzing powders but I think I'd get along with something like this.

    I found your blog from the bbloggers blog hop, it's great :D
    Hannah x

    1. I definitely think you would be fine with this product. I use shade Vanilla in the Healthy Mix foundation and I've found it to be a good match. It's easy to build up too, so you can add as little or as much as you like.
      Definitely work checking out, rather than forking out for Chanel's Soleil Tan De Chanel.

  2. i just found your blog through the #bbloggers page and i'm definitely a new follower!
    i've seen so many posts on the new bourjois bits this weekend, i just need to work on my pasty complexion before i head for the bronzer!
    Sophie x | sophielouisew_

    1. Thankyou so much lovely :) I think this would still work well with paler complexions it would just require a light hand and a touch more blending :) xx


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