Bourjois Mineral Matte Mousse Foundation Review

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Bourjois Mineral Matte Mousse Foundation 

Hi All,

I had wanted to try Bourjois foundations for the longest time but somehow always put it off since I never thought it would make a difference. The late last year, I happened to see an everyday makeup look from Lisa Eldridge on Youtube and I was hooked! I had always thought that foundations were for occasions only and only served to give this mask-like effect to the face. It was from her video that I realised that light to medium coverage foundations also exist which can be used everyday just to brighten the face and even out the skin without that ‘fake’ look I tend to detest.

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I picked this up along with the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation in the NewYear sale held by . I think that was the time I placed like 3-4 orders and got a hoard of products. Thanks to Chetana who I was able to contact over Twitter to clear my doubts about the shade and availability 🙂

About Bourjois Mineral Matte Mousse Foundation:-

Our light and soft mousse enriched with mineral powders instantly blends onto the skin for a perfectly even complexion and a powdery matte finish. It wil leave your skin feeling soft and pampered! NO MASK EFFECT GUARANTEED!

 

And it’s good for your skin!

– Let’s skin breathe

– Preserves essential moisture

– No added preservatives

– Dermatologically tested

 

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 My take on Bourjois Mineral Matter Mousse Foundation: –

  • Packaging: This foundation comes in a very handy plastic circular-shaped tub with a screw top lid. It’s extremely sturdy and I can guarantee this since I’ve dropped it innumerable times and it hasn’t even developed a crack.. cool right? It doesn’t come with a brush but they do have a tiny kabuki brush type applicator one can purchase for this.
  • Price:  750 INR
  • Quantity:

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  • Coverage & Usage: It gives me medium to full coverage. It covers up the slight darkness around my mouth quite well. It also covers any acne which is receding. But it won’t help much with aggravated acne. I use this with my Bare Escentuals Flat top kabuki brush; I just dip it in the pot and smooth over the face in small circular motions. I suppose one can also use a stippling brush but I’m more comfy with this.
  • Texture: Since this foundation comes in a mousse form its expected that this be soft and squiggy. It’s all that and more…Its not too jelly-ish like I found the Lakme souffle to be. It more firm and not messy like other mousses. On application as well, the formula doesn’t feel heavy and there’s no feeling of being weighed down.  Infact, it’s quite fluffy! I have the shade called ‘Meil Subtil’ and this suits me to perfection. It doesn’t crease or give a mask-like effect. That’s what I love most…It’s exactly like second skin!

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  • Staying Power: It stays on for ages! Well, maybe not ages but definitely 6-7hrs without any melting or displacement.

My Verdict: I find this to be a perfect foundation for any season except extreme winters. This is because this is totally matte when it sets and it just accentuates any dry patches on the skin. So other than those freezing months, this is perfect. The fact that it sets matte is amazing! I’d gone for a training and I was actually co-coordinating it instead of attending and had to run multiple flights of stairs, from one building to another. And even then, this didn’t melt. Even my T-zone stayed nice and shine free until late afternoon when a tiny bit of shine crept in. This I dealt with by using my B&D Mattifier and one can also use a compact for the same.

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Pros of Bourjois Mineral Matter Mousse Foundation:  –


  • Sets matte
  • Staying power is fabulous.
  • Perfect for any season except extreme winters
  • Those with oily skin should definitely invest in this.
  • Easy to blend and doesn’t get streaky.
  • Doesn’t give a mask-effect and looks perfectly natural.
  • Has medium to full coverage
  • Can be used everyday.
  • Doesn’t crack or melt
  • I found it to be sweat proof (tried n tested) 😉

Cons of Bourjois Mineral Matter Mousse Foundation:-


  • Will not work for dry skin.
  • Will not conceal aggressive acne
  • Couldn’t find the ingredient list anywhere
  • Doesn’t come with the brush and has to be purchased sepeartely.

Ratings: 

  • Texture: 5/5
  • Packaging: 4.5/5
  • Coverage: 4.5/5
  • Staying Power: 4.5/5
  • Availability: 5/5

Would I repurchase: Yes. This is boon for oilies or for those like me who have an oily Tzone.

 Have you tried Bourjois Mineral Matte Mousse Foundation?

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49 COMMENTS

  1. Zee.. thank u for bringing this to me coz i use foundation everyday to make up and really wanted somethin light to medium for my skin as i was guilty that i m spoiling my skin by applyin foundie everyday…but u saved me…also this seems to b very good for acne prone skin which my skin is gona love love! :yippee: :dance-left-right: 😀 :yes:

    • hehe..glad u like it sweetie…its perfect for the summers for my combi skin also…in dec and jan wala winter, it wud dry out my skin but now its time to whip it out 🙂

      This has never broken me out and even keeps my skin matte and oil free for most of the day…

  2. Mousse foundations r my fav ..albeit i don know how good they wil be on my dry skin now..i love L’oreal mousse foundation too.:)

    • For dry skin this is a total no-no A…it just makes the skin luk flaky..it happened to me when i ried using it in extreme winters this time…

    • Hey anamika can u plz suggest me any place in india to buy this one ryt now.. u cn suggest any sites also on which its available.

  3. Hi Zara…u can also try the Max Factor Cream foundations which gives a nice dewy effect, its called Miracle Illusion Foundations (550 INR approx). :nerd:

    • hanx Kej…Haan, pakka chk it out…its perfect for summers…i dunno if it’ll hold up well in Mumbai humidity, but ifit can hold for an entire day in hot pune, a gud coupla hours there shudnt b a prob:)

  4. did u say best for oily skin :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :rock-n-roll: :rock-n-roll: i was on mission to find a foundi other den my clinique dis came at rite tymmm..me lausssss u zee janu :hug-makeup: bourjouis sells a cutie brush for dis 350 mei…eeeee me so happy :rock-n-roll: :rock-n-roll:

  5. I have the exact same shade and perfectely suits me and i agree its staying power is fab but yeah i stopped wearing it as it used to make my skin even more dry but it would be fab for summers!

    • Same here Pari…when i used it in Dec n Jan, it used to make my skn look so flaky and just accentuate all drypatches…but for Summers this is a must have…i used it all day yesterday out in the sun with alot of running around and it stayed put 🙂

  6. Its my favorite foundation dear, I have dry skin and it suits me really very well and dear ingredient list mentioned below the tub, even your pic shows the ingredient list!

  7. i have this, i have this… u bought it from stylecrze during the sale na.. i knw i, i knw 😎
    I love this foundation to the core… :yippee: :-))

    • Haha! Don’t femme u bought this then also! We must have been unconscious shopping twins 😉

      This is really perfect ya..no streaking or flaking..stays put on my face fr the entire day 🙂

  8. Me :heart: mousse foundations! Theyre a boon to oily skin. I loved maybelline dream mousse….amazing quality for the price. But this sounds super coz it’s good for the skin n all 🙂

  9. Hi vish..I like this bettr than the maybelline mousse coz dis stays longer and keeps d oiliness at bay more effectvely..wid d maybelline one my face gets oily in 2hrs itself 🙁

  10. Hey naf..I used t like the maybelline one too but covearge is more with this one plus longer staying time..waise I luvd the maubelline one when I started out..feels really nice on d skin 🙂

  11. All thanx t u chetana..or else I wudnt hav discovered this awesome product 🙂 btw, I got the LA Girls parcel ysterday and m loving everythin…I got it just within 2days..m even plannin t order sm more stuff fr a friend fr her bday 🙂

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