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The Base: Bourjois Happy Light

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I’m a bit of a base lover.
It’s hard finding a good liquid foundation that works but when you’ve got one – it’s the best feeling ever. The knowledge of having a product that you can throw on and trust to make you look that much better is really comforting in a sense. While overall I like my bases on the prices side *ehm Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk ehm* sometimes you’d like something that doesn’t break the bank.

Enter Bourjois.
It’s a great brand, while if you are on the extreme end of the colour spectrum you might not find a match, with good formulas and a decent price. It’s not the cheapest one in the drugstore, and often on the pricier side of the isle but overall it’s a good brand for the bases. Note; the colours aren’t that same across the range so try it out in store, and get a match if you can.
The Healthy Mix Serum foundation was my first, and it’s a great one! Similar to the YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat or the Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua but cheaper, the coverage is good and the finish dewy.

Happy Light Foundation

is a very nice formula with slightly more coverage than the Healthy Mix Serum, and less of a dewy finish but it’s still got that “glow”. I grabbed the lightest shade (as usual) and find that it gives me a medium-light coverage but I can build it in the areas that need it. For a super quick application I like a brush the Real Techniques ‘Expert Face Brush’ is great for getting more coverage than with say fingers or a brush like the Louise Young Super Foundation Brush. I find that I need to set it around the T-Zone during these hot summer months or else it’ll fade to nothing.

Overall I like this foundation for the summer as it gives a nice glow with some coverage unlike a tinted moisturiser or BB creme that I gravitate toward when the weather is hot. If you’re looking for a nice one for summer I’d check this out ( the packaging is also satisfying, featuring a glass bottle with a very nice pump.)

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