24 Feb 2016

Bourjois City Radiance Foundation and Concealer Review & Test


Urban life necessity and everything in one tube - that's short for Bourjois City Radiance. After long-gone initial glowy 10h Sleep Effect foundation (pioneers might still remember), City Radiance made a perfect return for fresh and glowy Spring 2016. Two main components will not only make your skin looking youthful, but they will also protect from pollution and ageing sun rays with SPF 30 and added free radical protection. Tired and sad skin will look radiant and lifted in terms of seconds. Do I need to emphasise my love toward this line? Results are pretty obvious within this post...

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Urban pripomoček ali vsestranski bojevnik proti onesnaženju? Oboje bi lahko opisalo novo linijo Bourjois City Radiance. Po dolgo pozabljenem Bourjois 10h Sleep Effect pudru (pionirke se še ga verjetno spomnite), je City Radiance naredil nov korak k bolj sijoči in popolni polti za to pomlad. Dva urbana pripomočka ne bosta le navidezno pomladila kožo, ampak jo tudi zavarovala pred onesnaženim zrakom in škodljivimi sončnimi žarki z zaščitnim faktorjem 30. Utrujena in medla koža bo tako ponovno zasijala v trenutku nanosa. Sliši se že dovolj obetavno, da lahko sklepate mojo ljubezen do te linije. Rezultati pa prav tako govorijo sami zase v nadaljevanju...


Let us start with the main star, City Radiance Foundation (around 13,50€ for 30ml, online). It's near to my personal foundation perfection as I'm always striving for youthful looking finishes. My skin is definitely not far off from being dry, which makes me crave after that fresh looking skin. Don't get me wrong, City Radiance doesn't have perfectly glowy finish but rather a solid brightening effect with natural looking finish. Just enough to perk up tired skin. I'm talking about hardly semi-glowy finish with slightly pinkish/peachy undertone to refresh your complexion. Colour selection isn't bad either as 01 Rose Ivory almost exceeds lightest Healthy Mix shade. If you're totally in love with true yellow based foundations, next shade up looks pretty promising. 01 Rose Ivory is almost a perfect match for my fairly neutral skintone while you can still spot a light shade difference on my neck. Nothing major that good blending out can't fix on fairer ladies. Texture is pretty creamy and not as liquid as I've would have expected in the first place from such a concept. It's kind of soothing on dry and normal skintypes. Still, I think it's also quite wearable on combination skin while oily skintypes won't appreciate potentially exposed enlarged pores. Coverage is between light-medium and easily buildable. Longevity is not the strongest point at about 3-6 hours of wear. Foundation has a strong fresh floral scent like all Bourjois products.

Začnimo z zvezdo kolekcije, City Radiance Foundation (okoli 13,99€ za 30ml, v DM & Muller), ki je dejansko zelo blizu moji interpretaciji popolne podlage. Mladosten videz in sveža polt sta kot nalašč za suho kožo, ki velikokrat potrebuje dodatno brco za ''sijaj od znotraj''. City Radiance sicer ni podlaga s sijočim videzom, ampak uteleša popolno kombinacijo naravnega zaključka, nekje med satenastim in sijočim. Obenem kožo nekako osvetli, jo olepša in povzdigne. Ravno dovolj, da prikrije utrujeno kožo s skritim rožnato-mareličnim tonom. 01 Rose Ivory je najsvetlejši odtenek v naboru 5 odtenkov in je dejansko za piko svetlejši kot najsvetlejši Healthy Mix Foundation. Je skoraj popoln ton za mojo nevtralno kožo, malce razlike se opazi le pri vratu. Ničesar drastičnega, kar ne bi uredilo dobro zabrisovanje. Tekstura je za Bourjois dokaj kremna, kar nekako pomiri še tako suho ali normalno kožo. Kljub teksturi in naravnemu zaključku bi lahko to podlago oboževale tudi tiste z bolj mešano kožo. Pri mastnemu tipu kože bi lahko City Radiance poudaril razširjene pore. Prekrivnost je lahkotna do srednje prekrivna, hkrati pa lahko podlago tudi slojimo. Obstojnost verjetno ni najboljša vrlina, saj kremna tekstura in naraven zaključek poskrbita, da podlaga izgine med 3-6 ur na določenih delih obraza. Kot zanimivost ima ta podlaga dokaj močan vonj po svežih cvetlicah.



Radiance Reveal Concealer (about 10,95€ for 7,8ml, online) could be on the other side, the main highlight of this release. Illuminating properties and slightly peachy undertone conceal out dark blue circles with ease. It's lightweight in texture and utterly illuminating beyond my first expectations. Coverage is balanced somewhere on the medium side, which allows layering and fresh finish. It's not the best for covering imperfections but rather to lift and brighten your under eye area and natural contour around your mouth. In terms of colour, 01 Ivory it's beautifully light for all sorts of fair skintones. Longevity is standard and it doesn't crease on my skin. Everything is rounded together with gorgeous packaging and doe foot applicator. True love!

Radiance Reveal Concealer (okoli 10€ za 7,8ml, v DM & Muller) bi lahko poimenovala razsvetlitev tega lansiranja. Korektor namreč lepo osvetli vse temne kotičke obraza, vključno s temnimi podočnjaki in prvimi gubicami okoli ust. Rahlo mareličen podton dela čudeže, obenem pa nikakor ni opazen na koži. Tekstura je lahkotna in se čudovito plasti tudi pod očmi. Sama nisem opazila nabiranja v majhne gubice. Prekrivnost je srednja, kar omogoči naraven zaključek in obenem dovolj zakritih temnih kotičkov. Korektor vsekakor ni idealen za opazne nepopolnosti, se pa lepo obnaša na večjih površinah in pri osvetljevanju. Čudovito povzdigne in prikrije temne podočnjake in opazne gubice okoli ust. Nasvetlješi odtenek 01 Ivory je ravno dovolj svetel za vse tipe ultra svetle kože. Pri obstojnosti nisem opazila kakšnih razlik z ostalimi korektorji, ki osvetljujejo. Vse skupaj je lepo zaokroženo v čudoviti embalaži, ki je vredna pogleda. Prava ljubezen!





CITY RADIANCE TEST 

I've applied two pea sizes of City Radiance in 01 Rose Ivory with my fingertips. My freckles do show through a bit better in person while it may look slightly on the full coverage side. After initial layer, I've added swipes of Radiance Reveal Concealer in 01 Ivory on my dark circles, around my mouth area, especially targeting my first lines. Fresh and radiant with a perfect balance between glowy and satin finish.

Z rokami sem nanesla dve grahovi velikosti podlage City Radiance v odtenku 01 Rose Ivory. Moje pegice so še vedno opazne, vendar srednje prekrite za bolj enakomerno polt. Puder deluje naravno in dokaj osvetli določena področja obraza. Viden je takojšnji učinek mladostne in sveže kože. Po sloju podlage, sem nanesla še Radiance Reveal korektor v odtenku 01 Ivory na področje modrih podočnjakov in okoli ust. Lepo osvetli prve gubice, obenem pa koža izgleda sveže, naravno in povzdignjeno.




City Radiance will be a pleasant surprise for almost all skintypes - from dry, normal and combination. Oily skintypes might not get the best result with it but the foundation itself offers a pretty decent natural finish. It illuminates and lifts up complexion with slightly pinky/peachy tone and adds ''your second skin'' effect. It's pretty comfortable to wear and easy to use in the mornings. Radiance Reveal Concealer is also a lovely highlight as it gives radiance and fresh effect to problem areas like dark circles and mouth area. From my side of the story, I would totally recommend picking up both - I already bought a foundation backup on sale.

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City Radiance linija je vsekakor prijetno presenečenje za skoraj vse tipe kože - od normalne, suhe in mešane. Podlaga ponuja prijeten naraven zaključek in dokaj dobro prekrivnost. Lepo osvetli in povzdigne polt, da zažari v svežem sijaju. Kot druga, a lepša koža. Tudi Radiance Reveal korektor je lep doprinos Bourjois družinici, kar me niti ne čudi. Bourjois ima lep nabor dobrih korektorjev in podlag. Popolnoma lahko priporočam oba izdelka - sama sem že nakupila rezervo pudra po znižani ceni.

5 comments:

  1. Ali ima city radiance SPF?

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  2. Jaz sem in LOVE v ta korektor:) pod očmi imam še kar zmedo, ampakkljub temu, da ni poplno prekriven jo optično zelo popravi, meni se res grozno pokaže vsako gubico, ampak se bo pač treba sprijaznit, da so vedno večje:)mi je pa extra kul njegov posvetlitveni efekt in to je razlog, da mu oprostim vsedanje. Meni je super, zj ko ga imam že kar nekaj časa. Sploh debest za vse, ki so utrujeni:).

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  3. Thanks for this great review! I can't wait to try these! They both look
    great on you :)

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  4. Fab post lovely, I’m really intrigued by Bourgeois latest range and I love the sound of the foundation it’s just such a shame about the longevity. I definitely want to try the concealer out though :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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