Bourjois - Paris: BB Bronzing Cream 8 in 1

Quick Review

The product lives up to the way it has been marketed on the label. I've found it makes my skin look a lot brighter and evens out my skin tone in a way that looks natural. It provides me with the moisturisation it promises as well as maintaining radiance for a full work or school day. As someone with a darker complexion, it also matches my skin tone, which is usually quite difficult to find.

100% would purchase again. 

Where to find it

United Kingdom - £9.99 from Boots!


On the label

  1. Evens skin tone

  2. Sheer tint

  3. Boosts radiance

  4. 16-hour moisturisation

  5. Smoothes skin

  6. Prolongs tan

  7. SPF 15

  8. Refreshing sensation

For my first post, I thought I'd start off with a tried and trusted product: Bourjois 8 in 1 BB Bronzing Cream. I've been using this product for the past two years and it has yet to disappoint me. Where I've seen a lot of people use BB cream pre-foundation, I've been using this in lieu of a foundation altogether. Right off the bat, it promises a healthy glow and flawless complexion. If you're anything like me, you're already skeptical of how one product can achieve 8 different things without skimping on quality. It does however live up to all of its promises. 

For someone with a dark complexion, it is often hard to find a foundation or concealer which matches my skin tone flawlessly without breaking the bank. Bourjois was clever enough to produce a Universal shade of their BB cream, which has become my go-to base for make up. It feels a lot lighter than a foundation and in my case does the job of a foundation and concealer all in one! It evens out my skin tone as well as covers up small blemishes and brightens dark circles. It's important to note that due to the sheer tint, this cream can and does manage to cover up and brighten skin, but it will not make "problem-areas" completely disappear. 

In terms of long lasting moisture, I've found that this will last me an entire work or school day without having to touch up  at all. As someone with dry skin, finding a moisturising cream that will last you year round is a struggle, but I've found that pairing this BB cream with other products during the peaks of summer and winter does the trick! Pairing this BB cream with a sunscreen in summer or an extra moisturiser in the winter does wonders for my skin and keeps it looking fresh and radiant.

Lastly, this product is perfect for a person on the go! The bottle is small enough to be chucked into a handbag or travel makeup bag and easy enough to apply properly without a mirror. Instead of having to squeeze or pour, this BB cream has a pump making it easier to control how much you want to use. The pump also makes sure you keep spilling and mess to a minimum - perfect if you're finding yourself doing your makeup in a car or cab! 

From my experience, this BB cream has saved me from looking like a zombie on days where I've only had 4 hours of sleep as well as helped me look naturally good for a night out with the girls or date night with my SO. It's perfect to carry around in my handbag if I need a quick awakening after a long day at work or school and it even moisturises and protects my skin. It's safe to say that this will not be leaving my makeup collection any time soon!