Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer

Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer Review Belle Amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer | £10.99 | LINK

I feel like using a face primer definitely helps make or break your entire makeup look. With just a small amount, these wonder products can help smooth out pores, wrinkles and even help mattify or brighten your complexion - and of course not to mention help your base products last much longer! For years now I've been a fan of both Benefit's Porefessional and Soap & Glory's Feel Good Factor. Whilst these both work really well for my skin, I wanted to change things up a bit for Spring and find something that will give me a boost of radiance and give me that sought after glow.

On a recent trip to Superdrug I spotted this little bottle at the Bourjois stand. This is the Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer that is said to help give your skin a lovely dewy glow whilst also keeping your makeup stay put all day. There is also a mattifying version of this primer which would be great for oilier skins, but as I have drier skin I'll always go for something that will brighten and hydrate my skin!

Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer Packagin Review Belle Amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer Pump Review Belle Amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog

The Happy Light Primer comes in a sleek glass bottle with a pump and a cap. At £10.99 I would expect lovely packaging like this and it definitely is a pretty product to have sitting on your dressing table. I also love the fact its pink, so it was an instant winner for me!

I picked up the Happy Light Luminous version of this primer so this product offers to illuminate your complexion, hydrate the skin and provide a smooth base for your makeup. The product itself is quite light weight and slightly runnier than I expected. As this is a serum primer and the fact it offers to hydrate your skin, it has more of a moisturiser consistency rather than a thicker primer like Benefit's Porefessional. It does blend into the skin really nicely and leaves it feeling soft and supple.
 
I find that once I've blended this primer into my skin, there isn't a massive difference in how radiant my skin is. I was expecting this product to give me a really lovely glow, but as there's no shimmer in the primer, so the effect it leaves is just a fairly dewy moisturised look. On its own this would look lovely and does give you an illuminated complexion, but once I apply my foundation the affect is kind of lost. The best way I've found for this primer to give you glowy skin is if you actually mix a small amount into your foundation when you apply it. It helps lift my satin finish foundations into more of a dewy/ glowy finish, which is great when you fancy a change!
 
I wouldn't say it makes any massive difference with minimising pores or filling in fine lines so I wouldn't recommend this if that's what you're looking for. I would say this is a product for someone who wants a nice moisturising base that can offer hydration, smooth skin and a bit of radiance.

Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer Swatch Review Belle Amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
Applied directly from the bottle | Fully blended into the skin

As this primer does smooth out my skin and make it feel softer, it allows my makeup to apply nicer and I can definitely see that it helps keep it in place for most of the day. I don't feel like this is a miracle product but it is one that's nice and lightweight for the Spring and Summer to help boost your skin's appearance. I do wish it had a bit more "grip" to it so that it could help keep my makeup looking amazing all day (like the Porefessional does) as the wear time isn't the best. I will continue to use this in my makeup routine as I have been enjoying it recently, but I don't think this is something I'd repurchase!

I hope you enjoyed today's post! I will speak to you again during the week!

Have you tried the Bourjois Happy Light Serum Primer?
What's your favourite priming product?

3 comments:

  1. Sounds great to me! Thank you for the lovly review!
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  2. I love illuminating primers so really want to try this out, great post.

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  3. Great review. I'm trying to find a really good quality but budget primer because the Hourglass one I love is so expensive. I'm testing a NYX one at the moment and it's ok but not sure I'd re-purchase xx

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