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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

SPOTTED: New Offerings at Priceline from Loreal & Bourjois

New at Priceline: Bourjois Flower Perfection Foundation: a full-coverage, matte anti-ager according to their packaging
Priceline has some new offerings from Bourjois on a couple different stands: the new matte, fuller coverage Flower Perfection foundation. Looking forward to giving that one a try. They've also extended their Healthy Mix range, adding a pressed powder that is described as a radiant matte...(!) Would be very interested in giving that a try- Also on this display is their new Touche Healthy Mix- a twist brush style "YSL Touche Eclat" wannabe, available in 3 shades. I am completely over these type products, so not so interested in those. I swatched the lightest 2 of the 3 shades and found a huge difference on my hand. Shade #62 was quite a darker pink shade, while the #61 seemed very very ivory. Have you tried any of these new products from Bourjois? I'd love to hear if you have and what you thought.

New Offerings at Priceline: Bourjois Touche Healthy Mix & Health Balance Compact Powder

New Loreal Offerings: (same old Aussie market shades of Loreal Infallible eyeshadows) Eyeliner & Mascara Luminizers for Brown, Blue & Green Eyes (nothing special, just coloured products with a bit of shimmer), and for the face, Lumi Magique Primer (think MAC Strobe-like consistency primer), and the Lumi Magique Foundation. I've also spotted the concealers too.

New from Loreal: Nude Magique BB Cream SPF12: Light Skin & Medium Skin
Loreal Nude Magique BB Cream- Medium Skin
Loreal Nude Magique BB Cream- Light Skin

Loreal also has some new offerings, including their Nude Magique BB Cream, available in 2 shades: Light Skin & Medium Skin. I did not purchase these, but wanted to make a few notes for you for now. Looking at the swatches above, you can see that the Medium Skin is a lot pinker than the Light Skin. Due to the fact that these self adjust with the 'colour beads' that are in them, I would go with the Light Skin if you have a warmer, more yellow toned skin, and the Medium Skin if you have a darker than fair complexion and have the cooler, pinker / rosier undertones to your skin.

When you first start rubbing this in, it feels like fine sandpaper- there are little microbeads that feel rough to the fingertips when you start blending. I believe these dissolve as you rub, and as the cream starts to 'self-adjust' the colour to your skin. Reminds me very very much of the Origins Vita-zing texture. If you were curious about that one from Origins but couldn't stomach the pricetag, maybe give this one a shot- very similar in my opinion, but perhaps this Loreal BB Cream is a little more matte. Once you're done blending, the roughness has completely gone. The coverage is very light, but it would do a great job of evening out an already nice complexion. If you like the Garnier BB Cream, I'm thinking you'd love this. It does seem to dry down quite matte, but without testing it on my face for a day, and seeing how it works with primer / powder etc, it's hard to say how long it stays that way.

Also of note, I didn't see any therapeutic skin benefits on the display for this product at all- much like the Garnier offering. The Asian brands really tote their whitening, anti-aging, complexion improving benefits, but not so the Aussie drugstore offerings. Wonder if that's more TGA related or if they simply are not the same thing?

Have you tried any of these products? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Have a beautiful day,

- Jodi xo

1 comment:

  1. The bourjois pressed powder is really lovely in my opinion. So buttery soft and smooth but a little on the sheer side. It does set my foundation nicely over my combination skin and doesn't look flakey but does need to be touched up. I really love the pressed powder :)