Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer Review, Swatch - Really Ree
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Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer Review, Swatch

6 Jan 2014 (Updated: 19 Jan 2019)

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I don’t always use a primer but I am absolutely loving this one from Bourjois. It is the Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer. I have had it for absolutely ages but used it for the first time on Christmas Day and haven’t really been able to skip it since!
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Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer Review

Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer has a very light gel-cream consistency that, as it goes on, feels ultra hydrating and cooling. I buff it on with my Real Techniques buffing brush so I am priming both my skin, and the brush for flawless foundation application.
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Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer Swatch
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Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer Swatch
If you look really closely you’ll see the the soft pink gel-cream has the tiniest hint of soft gold that subtly lights up the skin and boosts radiance whilst the serum formula hydrates without any greasiness.
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Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer on the skin
It blends away to a sheer coverage and glowy finish. Perfect alone for great skin, or no makeup, days. Here it is under foundation (this is Armani Luminous Silk):
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Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer under foundation
I love it. It keeps my skin hydrated and smooth throughout the day, feels completely indetectable and as well as the glow, it makes my foundation last much longer. For £10.99 (and currently on a 3 for 2 at Boots) you really cannot go wrong! There is also a matte version for oilier skins, but if you like your radiance and you skin is on the greasy side, I wouldn’t be afraid to give the luminous one a go, because it didn’t make my combination skin any oilier at all.
Ree
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5 thoughts on “Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer Review, Swatch

  1. This product looks great, I’d probably need to try the matte version to suit my skin type. Also I never considered that applying a primer with my brush might be helping with the foundation application too!
    Thank you x

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