Bourjois Paris Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer

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Hello!  Working in a sweaty, humid office means that I’m always on the lookout for products that will keep my make up on my face.  I bought the Bourjois Paris Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer when it first came out and I nabbed it on a promotional offer – yes, I’ve had it that long!   I’m now halfway down the bottle and ready to share with you what I think… *mysterious music*

Bourjois Paris Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer

Bourjois Paris Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer

£10.99 – Boots

They say:

Bourjois’ NEW Happy Light Serum Luminous primers prep and prime the skin for a matte or luminous complexion in any light.

Its feather-light texture leaves skin soft and moisturised, with airbrush action.

I say:

First off, yes this product does come with a lid but mine looked so grubby I just couldn’t face taking a picture of it.  I also gave the bottle a good shake to give the illusion of it being full, when in fact it’s now half empty  *waggles eyebrows*.   I was drawn to this product due to it’s similarity to one of my all time favourite primers, Benefit That Gal as they both have a pink tone designed to subtly brighten dull skin.

The primer is very light on the skin when applied due to it’s serum formula and it gives skin a soft, velvet feeling without weighing it down.  It doesn’t make my skin feel dry, tight or weighed down but it isn’t that moisturising; I don’t feel it plumps my skin or hydrates it as claimed.  I do not see a brightening effect on my skin, nor do I feel it helps my make up last longer – something that I expect primers to do.  I’ve also tried mixing it with foundations to give me a brightening boost, but I haven’t seen a noticeable effect with that method either.  I don’t feel it “refines my skin” nor does it give it an airbrush effect.  All I get from this product is the velvet feeling texture and at £10.99, I expected a little more.

Have you tried this primer?  What did you think?

Danniella x

April 21, 2014
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  • Reply Chelsea

    I’ve got the matte version of this and it does bot all for my skin, so glad I bought it on promo as I would have had a BF to pay £10.99 for it! x

    April 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm
    • Reply danniella josephine

      How weird that both varieties don’t seem to do that much? x

      April 29, 2014 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Estelle

    I’ve never tried a coloured primer! But I won’t be trying this coloured primer! Apparently the Stila one is really good
    Estelle x

    April 21, 2014 at 2:40 pm
    • Reply danniella josephine

      I have heard it’s good but I think its more suited to mature skin :) x

      April 29, 2014 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Jaye Rockett

    I have the matte version of this, and it’s good at keeping your skin matte but it doesn’t do anything to make my makeup last :( Shame really, the whole Happy Light range was pretty disappointing! xxx

    April 21, 2014 at 4:56 pm
    • Reply danniella josephine

      Yes I remember when it came out and all the shades had become darker! x

      April 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Evelyn

    I think I like the sound of what this claims to do rather than the actual results! Sounds disappointing for the money :( x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

    April 22, 2014 at 4:39 pm
    • Reply danniella josephine

      It was, but I’m still going to try other bits from Bourjois :) x

      April 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply sgrmse.

    how have i just found your blog?! :D i’m hooked!

    April 24, 2014 at 3:32 am
    • Reply danniella josephine

      Thank you <3

      April 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm

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