Tuesday, 29 October 2013


When a new foundation is released that claims to give a 'luminous and flawless complexion in any light' I have to give it a whirl. In the past me and Bourjois haven't seen eye to eye.  The original Healthy Mix and 10 Hour Sleep Effect broke me out, bad! But this time curiosity got the better of me and I'm glad it did.

The Happy Light 'Luminous Serum Primer' makes a nice water based primer with glitter particles running through it that aren't too stark or obvious. Compared to Laura Mericer's Radiance Primer it doesn't compete, but it does do a good job of helping the foundation stick around that little while longer.

Now on to my favourite of the two, the Happy Light Foundation. The first thing that struck me was how much this reminds me of a more light to medium coverage NARS Sheer Glow. The gel like textures, the satin finishes and the ability to look radiant without containing any glitter-the similarities are uncanny! Buffed in with the Real Techniques Buffering Brush it does a good job of evening out the skin and covering any redness. However  you still need to apply concealer on imperfections and blemishes. The lasting power is up there, at the end of the day it isn't a horrible patchy mess but it does get a little shiny mid day. The one negative it shares with Sheer Glow is how it can emphasise dry patches, so getting skin well prepped before is a must - I like using the Luminous Serum Primer or any water based primer. However the best thing about this foundation is it hasn't broken me out! So Thank You Bourjois, you definitely got it right this time.

The shade I wear is 50 Porcelain and ,considering I'm an NC20, it doesn't leave much hope for people paler than me. Which is a shame as it means at lot of skin tones will miss out. At the moment this is priced at a mere £7.99 with today being the last day of its introductory price at Boots. After today its up to £11.99.

What do you guys think of Happy Light and Bourjois' other foundations?

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