My current everyday foundation and concealer for the past few months has been nothing but the Bourjois City Radiance Skin Protecting Foundation and Radiance Reveal Concealer. I have been using them so much that I am going to run out soon because the product testing turned from a month to two months and now three months! Oppss! I hope I can sleep better now that this review is up 😀
Eeekk! Foundation. My favourite makeup product to talk about. I can never get tired of foundation. Nope. Never will be. I get very excited whenever I am about to put on my makeup. I like to sit down, look at my foundation stash and pick which to use for the day. The past three months has been easy. I had all four City Radiance Skin Protecting Foundation and Radiance Reveal Concealer right next to me so there was no stress in choosing what foundation and concealer to use.
City Radiance Skin Protecting Foundation (RM54.90 / 30ml)
The City Radiance Skin Protecting Foundation does looked a bit similar to the Air Mat foundation from the packaging. According to Bourjois, the new foundation is more of a dewy compared to Air Mat, which is of course more of a matte foundation.
It is a foundation made for city girls – as it blocks pollution and UV rays to protect the complexion. Now, which foundation doesn’t do that, eh? Every foundation released nowadays does that. So regardless where you are, the City Radiance Skin Protecting Foundation is for everyone 😉 . It comes with 4 main features – skin brightening, hydrating light-weight all-day foundation, anti-pollutant, and protects the skin against UV rays.
Air Mat has been working well on me partly because it is a matte foundation and I am all about matte complexion. I was a little concern about City Radiance Skin Protecting Foundation as it is a dewy foundation. To my surprise, it is not as dewy as I thought! To be honest with you, I find the foundation to be quite matte. I was surprised and extremely happy at the same time 😀 . If Air Mat is a little bit too yellow on you, you will be happy to find out that this City Radiance Skin Protecting Foundation is more neutral. Definitely not a pink tone type of foundation but definitely not as yellow and warm as the Air Mat.
Coverage wise, it is buildable from medium to full coverage. I was given two shades to try – 02 Vanilla and 03 Light Beige. Both shades matches me perfectly. On days where I want to be with my own skin tone, I will use 02 Vanilla. On days where I want to look bronzy and warm, I go with 03 Light Beige. My favourite shade between the two is 03 Light Beige surprisingly.
Radiance Reveal Concealer (RM39.90 / 7.8ml)
The most exciting product that I have been waiting for ever since I saw this from Fleur de Force channel is none other than the Radiance Reveal Concealer. What’s so exciting about this, you asked? This concealer has been receiving so many good reviews and that it’s hydrating but does not crease. A hydrating concealer that do no crease is what I need.
Radiance Reveal Concealer comes in a teeny weeny cute small tube and with a doe-foot applicator. I love short applicator as I can grip onto the cap and glide it on my under eyes easily and precise. It is a concentrated, hydrating concealer that conceals dark circles. It does not say anywhere that it is for the under eyes so this concealer can also be used to cover any blemishes. However you need to choose your shade wisely as any shade lighter than your skin tone does illuminates and brighten, which is why I love this concealer.
I was also sent two shades to try – 01 Ivory and 02 Beige. I am glad they did because I usually use two shades each time I do my makeup. The lighter shade 01 Ivory goes on my under eyes, the bridge of my nose, forehead, chin, and upper lip as highlight, while shade 02 Beige is used to cover marks and blemishes. Some concealer disappears once you dab or blend in but not this Radiance Reveal Concealer. It stays put without budging.
The City Radiance Skin Protecting Foundation comes in 4 shades, while the Radiance Reveal Concealer comes in 2 shades. The shade difference for the foundation is not that obvious but the concealer does. You can see the concealer on my face on the top photo. Huge shade difference even though it is just one shade apart! Which is why I mentioned earlier to choose your shade wisely.
The City Radiance Skin Protecting Foundation as I said is not the Korean type of dewy but it is dewy when the foundation sets and shine starts to peek through. It is definitely on the matte side upon application, which I have no complain. If you set your foundation like I always do, remember to set is with a lighter powder or not too heavy handed. The foundation can get quite cakey if you are heavy handed. And when your face starts to oil up, it can make the foundation floats on your skin. That if you are heavy handed with both foundation AND powder. It has a scent similar to Air Mat but more floraly and more pleasant. I am not bothered with the scent as I like everything that smells nice haha! Excellent coverage.
Now, Radiance Reveal Concealer on another hand looks very nice on the skin. It blends like a dream but setting it with a powder is a must. That is because the concealer is afterall a hydrating concealer. The lighter shades works perfectly as a brighter, that is if you are into drawing a tribal print on your face like me 🙂 . It also suits the under eyes. Having said that, I find the darker shade also works well on the under eyes. A little bit of yellow is good to cancel out any darkness on the under eyes. I am using the darker shade I have to conceal marks and blemishes. So far it find it to work well as it does not disappear as I dab and blend but matching the shade with other brand foundation is a bit tricky. It is easier if I match it with a Bourjois foundation. It has a faint floral scent to it. It is better to have a bit of a scent to it than plasticky scent like other concealer, eh? Creasing does occur and it depends on what powder I used to set it. Some powder works and some don’t. I have deep wrinkles on my under eyes so I do expect this to crease a bit. If I bake them, it does not crease.
Actually both the foundation and concealer has been making numerous appearance on my Instagram post and blog reviews. I just never mentioned it in the blog and did not mention the foundation all the time on my Instagram. Instagram followers would have notice that I have been featuring this a few times through mentions. It is just so beautiful on the skin. Whenever you see me posting a face photo on Instagram, it is this foundation.
No prize for guessing if I love these. Of course I did. Otherwise I would not have been using it for 3 months straight! I cannot tell you enough how beautiful the foundation and concealer on my skin. Now go run to Watsons or Bourjois kiosk to get yourself these beauties especially the concealer 🙂
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.