NEW Bourjois Happy Light Foundation

NEW Bourjois Happy Light Foundation

As a brand, Bourjois likes to keep things fresh and interesting and is very pro-active when it comes to new product innovations.

So here we have its latest offering, Happy Light Foundation (£11.99). This foundation for luminous skin promises a complexion that’s ‘more radiant than ever before,’ thanks to the translucent pigments that absorb then reflect the light.

There are 9 shades – two for light, four for medium and three for dark skin. I have been testing the lightest shade, 50 Porcelaine, and my first thoughts were that it’s actually not that light at all.

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This particular shade has warm/yellow toned pigments and at this time of the year I’m not sure I can get away with it. With a light tan I think it would work, but not right now.

With many brands I find that my perfect foundation colour is the second lightest shade, and I am not convinced that this will be a perfect match for those with very fair skin, who will automatically gravitate towards this shade.

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But colour-matching aside, Happy Light has a lovely, blendable texture, and I like the way it seems to melt into the skin, giving a super-natural and even result. You can’t feel or see it so it’s a good choice if you don’t want to appear overly ‘made up.’

My skin felt comfortable and it didn’t seem to cling to dry patches or make my combination/sensitive skin look too shiny. However, it didn’t cover everything up; I had to apply a touch of concealer afterwards. It’s just the colour…!

Happy Light Foundation is part of the Happy Light collection which includes a concealer and two primers. Available from Boots,, Superdrug,, Amazon and

*PR sample

Rebecca Barnes
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