Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder (Golden Beige | 53)

11/26/2014



Whenever I previously thought of pressed/compact powders - a cakey mess came to mind. Gentle, natural and supple skin is what I'm personally looking for so most powders on the market weren't something I felt interested in. But if you are an owner of dewy liquid foundations, you probably know that you need something to set your make-up in place and perhaps keep that oil-prone T-zone under control. Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder (shade Golden Beige |53) is my new beauty revelation as I'm obsessed with it! One of its many charms must be the packaging - now, this isn't gimmicky, don't worry. Some brands use a flashy packaging to detract from an under-achiever of a product but I assure you that's not the case here. The beautiful, sleek and elegant casing is definitely eye candy. It has a decently sized mirror inside the lid but the swivel lid is the main attraction! You can place it any way you like (up, down, on the side, flip it over etc.) and this feature actually has proven to be handy in many on-the-go occasions. I will say that I personally don't use the accompanying sponge applicator as I prefer to use make-up brushes but I guess it's a thing of preference. But the powder - oh, the powder is beautiful! It looks stunning from the pan with the Bourjois Paris imprint and most importantly - it looks even more stunning when applied on skin. 

Ranije je bio slucaj da, kada bih pomislila na (kompaktne) pudere u kamenu - na pamet bi mi pala tezina, neprirodan izgled i efekat 'maske'. Njezna, prirodna i podatna koza je ipak nesto ka cemu vise tezim tako da vecina spomenutih pudera jednostavno se nije uklapala u viziju onoga sto zelim. No, ako ste vlasnica tecnih podloga sa 'dewy' efektom, sigurno ste pomislile da vam je potrebno nesto sto ce drzati sminku na mjestu (setovati je) ali i po mogucnosti, drzati i T-zonu pod kontrolom posto je ozloglasena po sklonosti stvaranja viska sebuma. Bourjois Silk Edition kompaktni puder u nijansi Golden Beige |53 (22,60KM) moje je mozda i najnovije, ozbiljno beauty otkrice jer otkako sam ga pocela koristiti - nisam ga ni ispustila iz svog nesesera! Jedna od mnogih stvari kojima ce vas ovaj puder sarmirati je pakovanje koje nije trik, nemojte da brinete. Znam kako pojedini brendovi pokusavaju neobicnim pakovanjem da skrenu paznju sa ispodprosjecnih performansi svojih proizvoda no vjerujte da ovdje to nije slucaj (pakovanje je samo slag na torti). Prekrasno, ugladjeno, tanko i elegantno kuciste svakako da privlaci paznju. Unutar poklopca se nalazi ogledalce pristojne velicine no mislim da je sam poklopac tj. njegov savitljivi mehanizam ustvari glavna atrakcija! Mozete ga namjestiti po zelji (polozeno, uspravno, sa strane, okrenuto na poledjinu itd.) - bas se ova funkcija pokazala prakticnom u par navrata tako da nije samo vizuelno prijatna oku. Mislim da pretpostavljate kako ne koristim bijelu spuzvicu koja dolazi unutar pakovanja - stvar je preferenci, zasita vise volim koristiti kozmeticke kistove umjesto spuzvica. No sam puder je takodjer prekrasan! Stvarno je lijep prizor sa utisnutim Bourjois Paris logom ali je jos ljepsi kada ga nanesete na kozu.



I own a shade 53 (Golden Beige) which will probably suit everyone who previously used, for example, the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation in the same shade 53. It's definitely along the warm undertone shade, having a slightly warm yet not orange cast. This compact powder has a very faint scent which isn't floral or fruity (it's rather neutral). The texture of this powder is absolutely lovely and I believe it's aptly named 'Silk' edition as it feels so smooth and soft just like silk under my fingers. It simply feels so light and airy when worn. For such a pleasant and light formula it has quite decent coverage which I'd estimate to be a solid medium. Of course, the effect it'll provide depends on your technique of applying. I've managed to achieve high medium coverage with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush while the Buffing Brush gave a lighter, more natural finish. To conclude - coverage is seriously buildable. It does seem to balance the complexion, making it appear more even. It has an impressive lasting power of just a bit over promised 8h from the brand which gets thumbs up from me! You could use it along but make sure your face cream/primer/serum is fully absorbed not to end up with uneven coverage but I personally prefer to use it as a top layer over foundation/BB/CC cream. It sets make-up in place, lightly mattifies (perhpas not enough to cater extremely oily skin) corrects any remaining imperfections and makes skin appear perfected without that 'mask' feeling + it looks lovely, radiant and natural. This is a really good, if not excellent, compact powder that raises the bar in the drugstore world. Just one more thing - I've you're suffering from dry or flaky skin or just some patches - skip any compact powder altogether and/or just focus on those parts that aren't flaking. 

Posjedujem nijansu 53 (Golden Beige) za koju vjerujem da ce odgovarati svim damama koje od ranije koriste neki Bourjois tecni puder/podlogu u ovoj nijansi (npr.ja koristim Healthy Mix Serum u nijansi 53). Definitivno je rijec o njeznijoj srednje tamnoj nijansi zuckastog podtona. Toplija je no ne i narandzasta. Ovaj kompaktni puder ima izrazito blag, skoro pa neprimjetan miris (nije cvijetan niti vockast). Tekstura pudera je izvrsna i mislim da je puder prigodno nazvan svilenkastim jer je upravo takav (mekan i gladak poput svile) pod prstima. Na licu je izrazito lagan i prozracan. Za tako laganu i prijatnu formulaciju pruza prilicno pristojno prekrivanje koje bih ocijenila kao solidno srednje. Naravno, efekat koji ce puder pruziti uveliko ovisi od nacina na koji ga nanosite. Uz pomoc Real Techniques Expert Face kista sam postigla intenzivno srednje prekrivanje dok je Real Techniques Buffing kist pruzio dosta laganiji, prirodniji efekat. U svakom slucaju, prekrivnost je moguce nadograditi slojevima. Puder uspijeva ujednaciti ten i impresivne je trajnosti od cak preko 8h koje brend obecava. Teoretski bi ga mogle koristiti samostalno ali u tom slucaju - pobrinite se da se krema/serum/prajmer u potpunosto upio kako se puder ne bi 'hvatao' za vlazne dijelove lica. Ipak, ja ga najvise volim koristiti kao finalni korak preko tecne podloge/bb/cc kreme. Setuje sminku, pruza blagi mat efekat (mozda ne dovoljan za izrazito masnu kozu), ublazava sitna nesavrsenstva koze i cini je mnogo ljepsom bez onog neprijatnog osjecaja 'maske' + finis na kozi je dosta prirodan. Meni se puder jako dopao a kako na licu djeluje imati cete prilike vidjeti u narednim look-ovima koje cu kreirati na blogu. Samo jos jedna sitnica - ukoliko na licu imate suhe, perutave dijelove koze uopsteno preskocite pudere jer ce svaki izraziti perutanje.


*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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