Thursday, 22 August 2013

Bourjois BB Bronzing Cream 8 in 1 || Review

When it comes to BB Creams I can honestly say I've never been a fan and have always been slightly confused with the hype around them. I tried my very best to get along with a few and they just did nothing for me, caused my makeup to slide off my face within a few hours and they certainly didn't even out my skin tone. It wasn't long before I gave up and stopped wasting my money on makeup that was just going to sit there on my beauty counter and collect dust. I never thought I would purchase another BB Cream until I spotted this 8 in 1 Bronzing BB Cream from Bourjois and they beauty blogger in me just had to pop this straight into my basket! The fact that that this BB cream has a bronze tint to it really appealed to me as  bronzing products are a favourite of mine. I swatched the tester bottle in Boots right away and I have to say on first impressions I was pretty impressed which is why I took it home with me.

Not only was I impressed with the actual Bronzing BB Cream itself, the packaging also made quite a few claims, which makes sense seeing as its an 8 in 1 cream. With so many claims I was really interested to see if this BB Cream from Bourjois really would live up to all its claims.

When it comes to evening out your skin tone, this BB cream does an amazing job and I was really impressed at how flawless my skin looked afterwards. I'm positive that this is down to the bronzing tint that you get with this BB cream as I've never found one to do this as of yet. By no means does it give you full coverage, but it will take away any redness giving you a nice even complexion. 

I absoltley love the sheer tint of bronze that you get with this BB cream and seeing how dark it looks in the bottle it in no way appears too dark on your skin - I think that this would even work well with those of you who do have fair skin. However I find that it does take some work to buff this BB cream into your skin. The more that you blend it, the lighter the cream seams to become and end result is a lovely summer glow to your skin. 

Again I completley agree with this claim, the Bourjois BB Bronzing cream really does give your skin a little pick me up and does a great job at adding a touch of radiance to your skin. After application, it looks as though you've treated yourself to a little bit of sunshine. The finish is quite a dewy one which helps make your skin look fresh and natural at the same time.

I really don't know how I feel about this claim on the bottle as when I wear this on its own without any foundation over the top, I find that the actual product doesn't have the greatest amount of wear time. My skin does feel hydrated once its applied and continues to feel this way, however I feel that this cream is a little too moisturising and those of you who have oily to combination skin my find this product sliding off your face midday which is a right pain in the bum - Hello powder! When wearing this on it's own I can deal with the odd sliding around midday, but I wouldn't dream of adding a foundation or any other heavy products over the top of this BB cream as I think you'll find yourself in a slippery slidey makeup mess! If you have dry skin though, you probably wont have this problem at all and will love this creams moisturising benefits. 

When it comes to soothing skin, this BB cream definitely has a cooling effect when you apply it and when applied it can feel a little wet on your skin. This wet feeling doesn't last too long, but it does take some time to dry - Just like when applying a moisturiser you have to wait a little before you can add more product on to your skin. This wet feeling does create a lovely soothing effect on your skin though, as its very cooling and makes applying this BB cream very pleasant. 

Out of all the claims written on this bottle, this is the one that slightly baffles me as I really don't understand how this BB cream works wonders at prolonging your tan. When I read this I was under the impression that this BB cream would do well at prolonging a natural tan but as the bronzing tint in the BB cream is not permanent and washes off easily, I don't understand at all how it works at prolonging your tan. Whenever I've used this and washed my face at the end of the day, I find that my skin is the exact same shade as I started off with in the morning. Even when I've used a false tanner on my face, I find that it doesn't make the fake tan last any longer. I think due to the bronzing tint in this cream, it just does a great job at enhancing any kind of tan you have whilst your wearing the product.

There's not much that I can add to this claim, other than what a big fat bonus that it contains SPF 15. I'm really terrible when it comes to protecting my skin from the sun - Not so much when I'm on holiday, but when I'm at home I never think to apply any kind of product that contains SPF. I suppose I convince myself that I don't really need it as I never see much sun, but I know those harmful rays can still reach you though the clouds and all so wearing this makes me feel quite pleased with myself that I'm doing a little bit more to protect my skin.
I think this refreshing sensation goes along side with the cooling feeling you get when applying this, which I mentioned earlier. However the scent of this BB cream is just amazing and I think it adds to the refeshingness of it all. If your a fan of the Bourjois bronzing range you will know that a lot of their products have that yummy chocolate smell to them and this BB cream definitely has that familiar smell that all us beauty bloggers know and love... It's LUSH! 

Overall I've been really impressed with this BB cream, and although I've not tried many BB creams to compare it too, it has by far been the best one that I've tried. Yes I am a little disappointed that it tends to slide off my face after a couple of hours in, but I only reach for a BB cream on certain days or for certain actives I'm doing that day. For example, on those lazy Sunday's where I'm not planning on wearing much makeup this is perfect for me to just pop on. It gives me enough coverage that I'm looking for and if I'm just lazing around the house and happen to catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror (which is often) then it's nice to be looking fresh faced and have a touch of radiance to my nearly naked skin. I also love using this for those mornings that I take a trip down to the gym. I absolutely hate walking out the house without any makeup on whatsoever, but I really don't see the point in slapping on foundation and other lotions and potions to sweat it all off again doing a workout. However I will apply this BB cream and a little powder just so I don't have that 'I've just gotten out of bed look' when walking though the front doors, and for that reason its been a little lifesaver. I actually look quite awake when I've popped this on.

I don't think I can go as far to say I've been converted and am now a total BB Cream kinda girl, this one from Bourjois hasn't done that. But it has given me use out of a BB cream which is a first for me and although I don't reach for this all the time, I can definitely see myself making a repurchase once this runs out. 

Have you tried this Bronzing BB Cream? What BB Creams can you recommend? I would love to know!

Lots of Love



  1. I was really tempted to pick this up but went for just the bronzing primer instead :) xxx

  2. I've had quite a good experience with the L'Oreal BB cream but I am tempted by this due to the bronzing aspect!
    I haven't had a holiday this year so a bit of bronze is much needed, haha!
    Fab post!
    Keep in touch :)
    Andrea xxx

  3. I'm slightly intimated by this as I would need blend very well indeed with that. I can imagine it looks really great though :) I think I prefer the look of the primer version :)

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

  4. I'm quite pale so not too sure but would like to give it a go if I have some spare cash haha x
    Freya's Fashion Chapter

  5. this looks quite good,might give it a go!


  6. I'd love to try this and use it to mix with my foundations that are too light when I fake tan! Please check out my blog, I've just posted a dupe for the UD Naked Basics Palette!

  7. I almost got this product. Not for using all over my face but, for darkening my winter foundation and for contour.
    I end up not buying it because I properly wouldn't use it. But, in my opinion, they should do a lighter version for more pale skins.
    Please take care,have a nice day**

  8. There seems to be a BB cream hype at the moment. I'm guessing it's because of all this sunshine (pah!). I do like the claims it makes but I'm worried as I have fair skin. I know you said it busffs out to a lighter shade but I still dread that orange tone....Hhmm
    I may have to swatch this to find out.
    Great post

    oOo Becky oOo

    BKY Bubble oOo Beauty, Life, Baby, Bits & Bobs

  9. I'm super impressed with this as well :) but i use it more to darken my lighter foundations :)

    The Jewel Beauty Blog - A friendly beauty and lifestyle blog!

  10. Ive been really happy with my L'Oreal BB cream and Ive brought the bronzing primer from bourjois so this looks very insteresting - I love the tanned look it gives.

  11. Amazing review Danielle, thank you. I have bought this cream myself and I love it!!!! :) xxxx


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