Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bourjois Happy Light foundation review - before & after photos

Hands down, Bourjois do some of the best "drugstore" foundations and that's not the first time I've said that and I'm pretty sure it won't be the last.  The newest offering, Happy Light foundation is an absolute beaut and I had to have the chats with you about it.  But can we just take a moment and acknowledge that the bottle has a smile on it.  This makes me happy.



Containing translucent pigments that help give a radiant glow to the skin while reflecting the light, this foundation promises to correct without masking.  I like this concept and since starting blogging, have realised that winter time doesn't mean having to cake the foundation on.  I'm all about the glow and was excited to see how Happy Light did on my mush.

Like almost every other Bourjois foundation I've tried, Happy Light feels light on my skin and blends in easily with my trusty Real Techniques Buffing Brush.  


It gives a light to medium coverage and covers the redness around my schnoz, evening out my skin without any hassle.  I'd like to draw your attention to my cheek in the photo above.  Check out the lovely satiny glow I'm rocking and as an oily skinned lady, it can be hard finding the balance between glow and oil slick.  This gives me a subtle radiance that lasts for the whole work day and even longer if I powder it lightly.


Happy Light pretty much ticks all of the boxes for me.  Light to medium coverage.  Stays put all day.  Gives a grand glow to the visage.  Looks like natural skin.

The only down point is the colour range.  I was sent shade 50 Porcelaine, which is the lightest in the range of nine and it's on the cusp of being slightly too dark for me, but nothing that blending down the neck can't help with.  So those with lighter skin than moi will be stuck for colours which is a shame because it's a gorgeous foundation.


€16.99 is the damage and Bourjois always have special offers on, especially introductory ones for new products, so keep your eyes peeled for this on counters now!

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  1. Looks GORGEOUS on you Karen. Annoying that the lightest shade is still pretty dark. Think I'll have to invest in some Face Atelier Zero Minus to make a whiter shade of pale for me.
    Kat | DollyRouge

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    1. Thanks lady! Yeah it's a shame the lightest shade is so dark, thankfully this one matches moi!

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  2. Ooooh, that looks blooming nice! Might have to invest! I'm gonna save up a few squids and go on a mad Bourjois binge!
    Cint @ www.makeupandmesses.blogspot.ie

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    1. Ah many the time I've gone on a Bourjois Binge! Enjoy!

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  3. I bought this the other day and I'm super impressed with it! Annoyed that I'm a perfect shade 51 in other Bourjous foundations but this shade 50 is too dark on me, but you can't have everything :) x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. I'm usually a 51 too, I'll have a word with them and see what I can do ;P

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  4. Foundation always looks great on your skin! Love the little smile on the bottle:)

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  5. Looks really amazing on you! The foundation deseves attention! No doubt!

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  6. That is just fab on you Karen. I've loved most Bourjois products I've tried but I really really don't need another foundation, but as a fellow oily lady, I feel your recommendations are enabling my shopping.... ;-)

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    1. Ah, we oily ladies need to unite and enable each other ;)

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  7. This looks lovely on you! I've tried it recently too and I really like it, it has a beautiful finish :)

    http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/

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  8. This looks great. Have you darkened your hair? Looks great....

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    1. (those are my roots, very dark roots, roots that go half way down the length of my hair ) But thanks hehee

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  9. You seem to be younger with this foundation, it looks really good on you. Unfortunately I heard elsewhere it has very light coverage, so not for someone like me with too much to conceal... Plus the only Bourjois foundation I ever tried was the 1,2,3 Perfect in 50 and it was way too rosy (but light enough), made my skin look grainy (enhancing microkystes), didn't stay put all day and had almost no coverage. Since then I'm keeping my Korean BB creams and soon I'll try mineral make up from Lily Lolo (I'm sure you've heard of it, since you're near the UK).

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  10. You look fantastic! Oh feck it! Going to have to invest in some foundations from Bourjois. Never tried one before but have never heard a bad thing about them so I dunno what my excuse is!!

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  11. I've been wanting to pick this up, but haven't spotted it anywhere yet. Should've picked it up in Mallorca when I had the chance. It's definitely up my street! Then the spending ban I've declared can be put into place...only then... :/

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  12. Thats a very good review with good pictures of you! Thats helps a lot! Thanks!

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