Bourjois 8 in 1 BB Cream – a Selfridges Exclusive!

Saturday, March 16th 2013 1

My first ever compact BB Cream

Like the rest of the world, I'm still stir crazy about BB creams. In case you've been living under a rock for the last few months, nearly every beauty brand has launhed a BB cream of recent. I've tried (and loved!) lots, but the first to come in a compact form was this new 8 in 1 formula from Bourjois.

I’m always keen to try new pieces from Bourjois because beauty insiders will always tell you that it is manufactured by the same people who bring you Chanel and therefore that it is a great high-end alternative. A couple of weeks ago I was delighted to get my hands on the compact (shade 21, Vanilla) and see how it compared to others on the market.

So let’s start with the basics… why is it 8 in 1? It offers:

  1. Perfecting
  2. Smoothing
  3. Targeted correction (has been great in covering my redness)
  4. Anti fatigue
  5. Anti-shine (but still quite fresh and dewy – I’m impressed)
  6. Anti-aging
  7. Hydration
  8. SPF 20

Slightly thicker than most BB creams I’ve tried, this one is almost like a middle ground between a tinted moisturiser and a foundation. The coverage is great for things like redness and dull skin, but it is still light enough to feel fresh on the skin. It comes with an applicator sponge which I prefer not to use – I find fingers to be best with this one – but it would work really well for clean, on-the-go touch ups.

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The palette itself is what really struck me. The other BB creams I’ve tried have been in squeeze tubes, meaning that you end up with product on the back of your hand and potentially fingers if that’s how you like to apply it. But this comes in a large, black compact, complete with a big mirror in the lid and a sponge for ease of application. It would be the perfect addition to your handbag and looks really slick. The mirror twists and swivels which is great for capturing the right light when applying, and the clasp is magnetic so you won’t chip a nail trying to get it open. This really is a great handbag item for fuss-free beauty.

The verdict? Seeing as a little goes a long way and the palette looks so pleasing, I’d say this is one of the best BB’s I’ve tried. The only thing I would note is that the anti-shine property means that it is slightly more matt in texture than I would normally go for, so if you’re a matt girl you’ll love this. If you prefer a more dewy look like me, be sure to add some highlighter fluid underneath (think High Beam or Gleam) to ensure that you still get that fresh glow.

Available exclusively at Selfridges (ooh la la), this compact is £11.99 and worth every penny.

P.S One of my favourite bloggers, Millie, applies hers with the Real Techniques Stippling Brush. I’ll be trying this next as it is one of my favourite brushes!

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Vanessa says:

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