I have for you today the latest foundation to be released by Bourjois: the new Nude Sensation Blur Effect Foundation. Although this is brand new to Superdrug and Boots, you may have known this foundation was on it’s way as it was released a few months ago exclusively to feelunique.com. I actually got mine from ASOS (30% off flash beauty sale), in the darkest shade – 44 Sunny Nude, and I only paid £6.99, but it’s full retail price is £9.99.
“Bourjois Nude Sensation Blur Effect Foundation is an incredibly light mousse foundation with a silky texture that melts instantly into the skin leaving the complexion evened out and smooth. The foundation offers the feel of a feather-light texture, the comfort of bare skin and the incredible results of a smooth-effect foundation.”
I have to say, I’m not sure I would have bought this if it wasn’t 30% off at ASOS. I was curious about it, but given that I don’t have any fond memories of other mousse-like foundations (Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse, I’m thinking of you) I wasn’t sure I’d like it. It was only when I spotted it in Superdrug and swatched a little on my hand that I changed my mind. Not only was the darkest shade a seemingly good colour match, but it felt like I was applying silky velvet to the back of my hand. So then when I saw it on ASOS for only £6.99 I thought ‘why not?’
The first picture below is my lovely bare face and the second is one application of Nude Sensation.
Firstly, the colour is not perfect. It is ever so slightly too pale for my liking and a little teeny bit on the pink side, but once I applied a bit of concealer and put some colour on my cheeks it looked better. If you’re any darker than I am (which I plan to be soon) it probably won’t look right. And unfortunately, as is so often the case with low-end foundations, this is the darkest shade available 😦
Other than that, I am actually quite pleased with this product overall. Despite what I mentioned about the colour I really like the way my skin looks with this on. When I first applied it I wasn’t particularly impressed with the coverage; my skin tone was evened out but blemishes were still very visible, but once I had finished my makeup and looked at my face as a whole (rather than zeroing in on my skin) it looked natural but perfected – the ‘blur effect’ I think. As for the texture, it feels like silk and it is very light and comfortable to wear: like a BB cream but with a velvet finish (not quite matte) and a little more coverage, which in my eyes is a pretty perfect balance. And it stayed that way for I’d say a good 6-8 hours on a warm sunny day. On a day spent indoors it lasted longer. By the evening, any oiliness I had seemed to translate as just ‘glow’; I was looking quite fresh-faced and natural. Just how I like it.