Saturday, April 21, 2012

Review: Bourjois Mineral Radiance Pressed Powder 02 Vanille

Hello, lovelies~ Last month, I featured this as one of my favorite beauty items and SeVeRuSLove requested a review on it. A man (woman, to be exact) of my word, this post will be about this powder.

Bourjois Mineral Radiance Pressed Powder 02 Vanille
Photo Credit
I'll update this review with more pictures once I'm home. ^^
Availability: Bourjois counters
Size: 14 g

The powder doesn't have a separate box for its packaging. The casing of the powder is a simple light peachy beige color with the name of the product in gold on top. The packaging is almost similar to their little round pot blushes, but bigger in size.

Right off the bat, the first ingredient is talc. Sometimes when I buy powder, I look at the ingredients first to make sure that it doesn't contain talc, especially high end ones. I mean, if the first ingredient is talc, then how does that differ from my Marcks Venus that cost a fraction of their price? I admit this was an impulse buy, I didn't bother to check the ingredients that day, silly me (stupid is more like it). I really appreciate high end brands that ensure the absence of talc in their loose powders. 

Once I open the compact, it resembles a bigger version of their blushes that has a slight mound, kinda like baked makeup products. It has a decent size mirror for touch ups during the day, if I want to. There is a slight scent to it, but I really don't know how to describe it. It's not that offensive to my nose, but I just prefer it fragrance-free. It is kinda like a floral scent that is similar to their blushes. 

The shade of the powder is a combination between beige and peach, but once applied, my face looks doesn't look peachy. It almost blends invisibly to my face. It also has two other colors when I bought it. I chose this one because it looks similar to my skintone, I'm afraid that the pink color will make me look rosacea-ish. 

The coverage is sheer because it can't even conceal or minimize the redness on my cheeks. It works best as a setting powder for my face, over a layer of liquid foundation, to ensure the fresh, matte look. I usually apply this with a kabuki brush from Ecotools, just a slight dusting over the top. I find this method works best for me since it made my makeup look natural and matte.

Since this is a compact powder, the staying power is not its strongest suit. I do have to reapply during the day if I want a matte looking face. I would usually blot all the excess oil with an oil blotting film and then apply the powder with a kabuki brush. Having said that, oil control of this powder isn't that great because I still need to blot every one to two hours, depending on my activity that day.

Overall, I didn't quite like this compact powder, mainly because of the sheer coverage and so-so oil control. I forgot the exact price, but I remembered it being over Rp 100,000, which is not worth the performance of the product. The only thing I liked about this is the ability to brighten my face, but I can find other products that perform as well, or even better, for half of the price of this compact. So, Bourjois Mineral Radiance, I say to you...


  1. wkwkwkwk ngakak liat gambar yang terakhir :p

  2. ----, everyday minerals udah pernah nyoba dulu banget, skr lagi pengen coba yang lain.
    Sha, hehee, glad to have made you laugh~ ^^