Bourjois Compact BB Cream
Bourjois Compact BB Cream

You don’t see many cream compact BB formulations, and I am totally compact base averse so this had a hard job to convince me it would be worth the effort.

Bourjois Compact BB Open
Bourjois Compact BB Open

But! It’s quite a surprise – not least because it is so hydrating and that is my bug-bear with other compact bases.. no matter how much they say it’s moisturising, it never quite is. Bourjois claim it’s 8-in-1 – I won’t go through them all; it’s enough to say that it’s top qualities are SPF20, anti-shine and that it does even out the complexion.

Bourjois Compact BB Swatch
Bourjois Compact BB Swatch

I’m not sure foundation and BB swatches ever work, really, but that’s it on my skin above.

Bourjois Compact BB Vents

The vents under the place where the sponge sits stop it drying out, so it feels slightly damp to the touch.

I think I am too much of a die-hard fluid base fan to ever really convert to a compact, but I’m genuinely impressed with the velvety texture, the hydration and the fact you can just chuck it in your bag and go, without worrying that the lid will come off.

It’s on a Selfridges exclusive at the moment at £11.99 (not on-line yet).

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