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10/15/13

Bourjois Happy Light Primer, Foundation, Concealer ~ Disappointing!

You know I love Bourjois, and I'm quite loyal to it. But this time, I have no praises for their new releases ~ Happy Light. I got the Matte Primer, Foundation & Concealer, and they just.don't.work.right.
  
Bourjois Happy Light Serum Primer Matte: There are 2 types of primers- Matte & Luminous. Luminous is for dry skin, Matte for oily skin. In a nutshell, it flakes if applied over a moisturizer and does so even more when I work Happy Light Foundation over it. When worn without a moisturizer, it looks okay and does mattifies my skin, but emphasizes dry areas. The thing that still makes it useable is, it doesn't have that pore-clogging silicone feel and it does minimizes the look of pores & makes skin feel smoother. I may have to find a super special way to wear this to make it work better, Price: £6.99 | Rs.696.

Bourjois Happy Light Foundation #52 Beige Claire: I was confused between 53 and 52. I swatched both on my neck and asked a Superdrug SA which one suited me better. She picked the darker one- 53. I agreed, but then in the end I trusted my own instinct and picked the lighter one. Boy, did I make the right choice! Because this foundation turns darker & orange-ish when you spread it on your skin. It's a very sheer foundation with next to zero coverage, but I expected that. The deal breaker is it turning orange. Price: £7.99 | Rs.794.

Bourjois Happy Light Concealer #21 Ivoire: There were 2 shades available at Superdrug. I picked the one that's more yellow-toned (the other was pinkish). The texture is thick and creamy, so it has a tendency to look cakey if not blended well. The shade is too light for both my undereye areas & spots, but I knew that when I bought it. I will use this to shape and define my brows. Price: £6.99 | Rs.696.