Thursday, 11 July 2013

Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzer and Bronzing Base Review

Every time I review a Bourjois product, I mention that they are my favourite high street brand :) It will never change! Their products are great value for money and the Healthy Mix Serum Foundation and Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix Foundation are absolutely amazing. I also adore the Bourjous Little Round Pots and I recently fell in love with the Colour Boost Crayons (review coming soon).

This summer Bourjois released a range of bronzing products, including the Maxi Delight Bronzer, a Bronzing Primer and Bronzing BB Cream. I love having a bronzed complexion, so I was super excited to give the products a go.

Bourjois Bronzing Primer* £9.99

The Bourjois Bronzing Primer is a gorgeous little product, perfect for those, who don't like to use powders on their face. You can use it as a base (see before and after photos below) or as a cream bronzer. The consistency feels like a velvety mousse, it is very light and non greasy and helps to smooth the complexion and add a bit of warmth and colour. I apply it with my fingers and smooth it allover my face (if used as a base), or gently dab it onto desired areas (if used as a bronzer). The mousse is very easy to work with and doesn't make me look orange at all. It adds a subtle bronzed glow to my face and reduces redness and the appearance of imperfections. I also adore it's chocolate scent. Yum! It smells good enough to eat! The formula is enriched with cocoa beans and orange blossom elixir to add radiance and hydration, doesn't clog pores and let's the skin breathe. It feels moisturising and... has a mattifying effect, keeping my t-zone shine free for about 4-5 hours.

I absolutely love this product and it is my summer must have!

LEFT- bare face, RIGHT- with Bourjois Bronzing Primer (excuse my horrid nose, yuck!)
LEFT- Bourjois maxi Delight Bronzer, RIGHT- Bourjois Bronzing Primer
LEFT- Bourjois maxi Delight Bronzer, RIGHT- Bourjois Bronzing Primer (both slightly blended out)

I have been using this bronzer on my face and body and I love the way it looks in the sun. It reflects light beautifully! It has subtle gold shimmer and is probably best suited for the body, but I don't mind a bit of micro glitter on my face and use this bad boy for contouring and adding an allover glow :) It won't make you look like a glitter ball, so don't worry, but when you are in the sun, you will see the gold sparkles.

The colour is a gorgeous dark bronze shade and the finely milled texture is very easy to blend. You can achieve a soft sun kissed look with it, or build up more layers to enhance your tan. I use it with Real Techniques Blush Brush or any standard powder brush, but you can also use a body kabuki to save time when applying the bronzer onto your body. 

Overall, it is a fantastic bronzer and it looks very natural on my skin tone. You get a lot of product for your money and I can see it lasting me for ages! 

You can buy the products from Boots and other Bourjois stockists.

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  1. What do you mean yucky nose! Silly billy - you have a beautiful face, all of it!

    Makeup Pixi3

    1. haha :) I was concerned about the pores on my nose - a deep cleansing face mask was needed :)

      Thank you lovely, you are to kind :) xo

    2. Don't be silly :) Your nose looked perfectly normal :)

  2. I just bought the bronzing primer and have been using it as a base - love it so far! It was on offer last week in Superdrug and might still be :)

    Taylor xx

  3. Ooooo I'm liking the looks of this bronzing primer! I haven't got one of those...
    It looks lovely on your skin and the sunkissed look at the end looks fabulous!

  4. The shades really look lovely on your skin tone. Lovely review I need to pick this up

  5. I hope they bring bourjois to the states, I love their products!

  6. The bronzing primer looks amazing!! Why have I not seen this yet!


  7. Both kf these look amazing, need to try these!

  8. What do you mean your nose?! You have such a pretty face :) I really want to try out the bronzing primer now.


  9. Can't wait to try the primer - I've heard nothing but great reviews and it looks lovely on you! x

  10. These look awesome! I love the cream one especially, it seems like the perfect summer product :)

    xoxo aly

  11. Ooh I really want to get that bronzing base!! I swatched it in Superdrug the other day and its so lovely!! Can I also just say - how amazing is your skin? So jealous woman!! Xx.

  12. you look great <3

    Sweet and sugars,

  13. waw...i need to try this :)
    u look so beautiful :) like allways ;) <3**

  14. the bronzing primer looks good :) !

  15. Love the way you look with this (and I love your nose, there's nothing wrong with it!!!!) xxx


  16. This looks so beautiful on you! I've been wanting to see swatches for a long time-- Glad I found them here. x


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