[purchase/affiliate] I’ve been away for a few days in Spain and usually when I go away I steer clear of anything beauty (I’m almost always lured in by Sephora if there is one though) but I passed a store selling Bourjois and couldn’t resist. I am still annoyed that Bourjois (sold by Chanel and bought by Coty in 2015) isn’t available in the UK any more – it seems to do fine everywhere else so I wonder what the decision making process was when Coty decided it couldn’t be here. I still miss it – brands come and go and everyone quickly forgets but I still feel annoyed about Bourjois!
It’s really not very easy to find for the UK – all the links I’ve looked at (including Notino) either have minimum order values to ship or have very limited shades. However, if you are venturing anywhere this summer, this new Healthy Mix variant is worth looking out for.
The Tinted Beautifier is a very lightweight skincare/makeup hybrid product that promises to even out the tone and give a healthy glow and gets the full tick from me on both counts. I’m even forgiving the ‘clean’ label but only because I’ve missed Bourjois so much. They’re using that label because the Vitamins C and E are from natural sources which even in a generous mood is shaky for the clean claim. However, it’s just one of those seamless bases that goes on like a dream, gives skin a lightly glowy, perfected look that’s just a tiny level up from sheer. The only negative I can see is that there is no SPF in it but that’s easily remedied by applying it first or using an SPF spray over the top.
Here it is on me – it’s shade 003 Light Medium. I can’t remember exactly the price but it was under EU10. Do you miss Bourjois? Or is it as forgotten as Coty hoped it would be?
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