Review: Bourjois Mineral Matte Foundation

I've been a bit MIA of late and I'm sorry - My finals are starting in three weeks and I have a mountain of work to get done before then. I will try to update this as much as possible, but it's very hard to find the time. I think I need to watch a little less TV and do a little more blogging!!

On that note... on with the review. I bought this foundation a few weeks ago and blogged about that here. At the time, a close friend had recommended it, so I splurged!! I have been using it since then, and I have mixed emotions about it.

My first problem is the smell - it's not very over whelming, but I don't like makeup to smell at all because it reminds me of chemicals and unhealthy things!! I really think that's something that Bourjois need to work on.

Another problem I have is with the little brush. It appears to be easy to use, and it's soft and cute as hell... but it's really awkward to clean. It's difficult to get it brand spankingly clean, without having the water drip into the barrel, and it will eventually start shedding. However, for right now, it doesn't shed at all (Mac Cosmetics, take note!!)

I found the consistency of this foundation really nice... it's creamy and goes on (and blends) really easily. The coverage this provides on a scale of 1 to 10 is about 37. It's insanely good, but I think it's a bit too heavy on me, because I don't really suffer from bad skin, I just have a bit of an uneven skin tone. The first few times that I tried to set it with a loose powder, it got a bit cakey... but I seem to have figured that problem out.
All in all, I do think it is a pretty good foundation, and it's probably gonna last me a long time (you need very little product to cover your entire face) but I don't think it's worth the €18. For that reason alone, I doubt I'll be repurchasing it... but I will keep using it until it runs out.

Rating: 6.5/10 (loses marks for the price, the smell and the brush)

Hope you enjoyed this review. I swear, the contest is coming soon - I'm gathering up some prizes at the moment!!

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