When Bourjois‘ Summer collection started doing its rounds on the beauty blogs, there was only one product which caught my eye which was the new Bourjois Matt Illusion Bronzing Powder. I normally wouldn’t be interested in a typical bronzer, but this one had pretty impressive claims that it’s soft-focus pigments had an airbrush effect on the skin, blurring pores and imperfections, so I figured it was worth a try as I knew I could use it as an eyeshadow if it turned out to be too dark.
There are two different shades, and I obviously opted for the palest option which is Light / Hale Clair and the compact contains a massive 15 grams of product. I really like the packaging of this bronzer as it’s a little nicer compared to their chocolate bronzer in the cardboard packaging.
This bronzer is cased within a domed compact, with a clear lid and it just feels sturdy and would definitely be makeup bag friendly. The powder itself is also slightly domed and has the most amazing, creamy consistency which I’ve never seen before in a bronzer.. it even looks like a cream when applied to the skin, it’s just so finely milled and buttery soft.
Plus the chocolate scent from the chocolate bronzer has made its way to the Matt Illusion Bronzing Powder, as it has the same gorgeous scent.
Bourjois Matt Illusion Bronzing Powder – £7.99 – Boots
Shade wise it’s very warm toned which would normally disappoint me, but there’s a touch of a terracotta tone to it that just looks natural on my skin, as if I’ve actually caught some colour but as the pigment is so strong, I make sure I use the fluffiest brush possible as it is very easy to go overboard and very orange.
I’m totally convinced with the whole airbrushing claims, but it does look lovely on my skin, and it blends in beautifully due to its creamy matte formula. I really wish Bourjois had made a shade a touch lighter than this one as it would honestly be my perfect bronzer, as I love the formula so much but I’m still making this shade work for me as it’s such a good bronzer.
Another thing to mention, is that the powder contains SPF10 which just adds to the amazing value of 15 grams of beautiful bronzer for £7.99..
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