I'm usually a loyal powder buyer, but as I was buying some bits on 3 for 2 I thought I'd go for a more expensive powder than usual (I'm usually a Rimmel Stay Matte fan. I'm ridiculously happy I've found both these products, as I honestly don't think my make up has looked better!
The foundation for starters, actually suits my vampire pale skin perfectly. Obviously I got the lightest shade, but I always do and most drugstore foundations end up too dark for me. This is just perfect, and a little seems to go a long way. It claims to last 16 hours; I applied it this morning ontop of a primer, and it began to slip a bit at around 11 hours in. Which for me, is pretty good going. Usually I end up applying more around mid afternoon. I'm not a huge fan of the plastic bottle, but I think it pushes up everytime it's pumped out, so at least you won't get the waste you usually will with a glass bottle. This will be a 100% repurchase for me, I think I've found my perfect foundation!
I was a bit skeptical buying a new powder, as the Rimmel one has served me pretty well for many years, although it did sometimes leave my face cakey. The first thing I noticed was the packaging, which I love. As you can see it has a hinged opening and a mirror inside which is always handy. The second is the smell.. It's gorgeous! I've never known of a powder having a scent, so it was a nice surprise. It doesn't stick around for long, but it's still nice whilst you're applying. It's matte which is perfect for me with oily skin, and it definitely keeps my face looking matte for the whole day, usually I can feel oil on my forehead and cheeks by this time, but I can only feel the tiniest bit. And again, the shade is perfect for my pale skin.
I really, really couldn't be happier with both of these products! I'm sure they'll remain firm favourites for a long time! Have you tried either of these out? Any other great Bourjois products I need to hear about?
(sorry for using an almost identical picture as recently, yesterday I got a stye in my eye and it's fully swollen up!)