This is I think my first review on this new blog and I’m so excited about it! This is a product that I had been wanting to buy for such a long time and I finally did. I am talking about Bourjois primer from the Happy light range.
First of all let me say this is the first primer I’ve owned but not the first one I’ve tried. I am aware that this is not a high end product and that is somewhat noticeable when using it. That being said I do think this is a good first primer. If you’ve never tried a primer and want to know if it’s worth it, I’ve written a blog post all about that!
As for consistency, is not as thick as some of the primers I tried out, but that makes it easy to apply. It also means you don’t need too much, which is a good thing since the bottle is not the biggest! The first time I tried it on my hand at the store I rubbed it on too much apparently because it rubbed off my skin but thankfully that did not happen on my face. I would say you just have to be careful not to put too much on.
The one I picked up was also mattifying, which is a major need for me as my skin is crazy oily! Contrary to what I’ve heard from some people, it really did help control the shine on my T zone, I was actually pretty amazed! I used it with Essence‘s Stay All Day foundation and Rimmel’s Stay Matte pressed powder and It helped me stay shine-free all day!
Pores are also a bit of an issue for me and I am happy to report this also did a good job of helping with those! Obviously, I wouldn’t compare this with Benefit’s POREfessional Primer (although I haven’t yet gotten the chance to wear it for a full day).
Overall I would say this is a good primer seeing as it’s more on the cheap side. If, like me, you are looking to tip your toes on the wonderful world of primers and don’t want to spend 30$ on one of the big guys this would be a good bet. I’ve since included this in my August favourites blog post, so you can tell I’ve actually really liked this!
Have you tried Bourjoir’s Happy light Primer? Leave me a comment telling me what you thought of it! Also, what is for you the perfect ‘first primer’?