If you've seen my latest haul post, you will have noticed that I treated myself to the new Bourjois Bronzing Primer. This is a product that I have had my eyes on for a little while as I had heard it was a similar product as the Chanel Bonze Universal AKA Soleil Tan de Chanel, which is something that I have wanted to try for the longest of time. When Bourjois released this cheaper alternative, I was eager to try it out and after putting it to the test, I have to say I absolute love it!The Bourjoius Bronzing Primer is a must have for anyone who is wanting a beautiful glow to their skin this summer and although Bourjous state that this product is a primer, that can be used underneath your foundation, I find that it can be used in so many ways which makes this bronzing primer a must have beauty product in your makeup bag this summer.
Let me start with packaging, as you can see from the pictures the bronzing primer comes in a little round pot that just twists off at the top. I personally think that this is the perfect size for this kind of product as it slots into my makeup bag so easily which makes it great for on the go. As for the actual product itself, the bronzing primer has a light, soft fluffy whipped texture to it, which I think looks a little like chocolate mousse. It also has a slight chocolate smell to it too which makes the product just smell heavenly When it comes to choosing bronzing products, brands usually give you options on different types of shades to choose from. This bronzing primer on the other hand only has one standard shade on offer. On first appearance this bronzer does look fairly dark and may cause you ladies with fairer skin to turn in the opposite direction. With this being said, I do feel that it is a shade could work with a lot of skin tones as your able to pop your regular foundation over the top of this product to lighten it down - giving you a lovely flush of colour. The colour is a deep brown shade which has slight golden undertones to it and is not shimmery in anyway - In fact this bronzing primer is very matte.
When I've applied this primer to my face, I'm left with a lovely soft natural glow, with the product evening out my skin tone at the same time. Because of my natural skin tone, I would feel comfortable wearing this product on its own as it adds a really natural colour to your skin, which is great for those minimal makeup days. I found that once I had applied my foundation you could see the effects of the bronzing primer coming though, but it was a lot more subtle than what I thought it was going to be - I found that it was just the right amount of 'golden glow' and made my skin looked pretty sun kissed, but in a natural way.
One thing that I really love about this bronzing primer is just how versatile it really is, whilst it's name suggests that this is a priming product, I equally think it works great as a stand alone bronzer and looks just as good over your makeup as it does under it. You can add the Bourjous Bronzing Primer as you would any other bronzer and apply it to the areas of your skin where the sun would naturally hit it. A personal favourite of mine is using this bronzing primer is as a contour, I find that it blends in perfectly and effortlessly into my skin and makes contouring a whole lot accurate and easier. However you decide to use this bronzer, the application process of using this so easy - The product buffs into your skin effortlessly, leaving a lovely sheer bronzed finish. You only need a little bit of product each time to get a noticeable glow, so I can see this primer lasting me for a long time.
Bourjous claim that their bronzing primer evens and matifies your skin. Whilst I completely agree that it evens out your skin tone ever so well and hides away any redness that might be there, mattify it does not! I find it to have the opposite effect as this it leaves a lovely dewy finish to your skin adding a touch of radiance and I'm not one to say no to my skin looking a whole lot healthier. I personally love this kind of finish and have been going for the fresh healthy skin look a lot this summer so this product has been working perfectly for me.
Overall I love this product, and I think its well worth a try especially if your into your bronzers and are wanting something new to try. It makes a great primer and really helps to keep your makeup in place throughout the day and it gives you a natural glow at the same time. I had never tried a cream bronzer before, but have been so impressed with this one from bourjois I can't recommend it enough.
Have you tried this bronzing primer yet? I would love to know your thoughts.
Lots of Love