I never normally review anything in a negative way on my blog, as I like to create posts that help to recommend products rather than slate them. But I have been thinking and in all honesty it would be wise for me to also create some posts containing constructive criticism towards certain products, and explain why they don't work for me as this can also be helpful to read when on the lookout for a certain type of product.
Today, I will be talking about a particular product that I have found myself to be quite disappointed with, considering the hype that I have seen it receive in recent times. That product is the Bourjois Bronzing and Highlighting Duo...
Yes, it looks nice enough, and is the typical Bourjois chocolate bar looking bronzer except one side is bronzing and the other highlighting. I was super excited when I bought this product, as I had seen it advertised in many magazines and also recommended quite frequently. The fact that it was a two in one product was very appealing, and for the price of ... I thought I was going to be getting a great deal.
Upon buying it, everything was going well-The product smelt really nice, and the packaging was sturdy so it wasnt likely to get damaged during travel etc. Magnets helped to attach the flip opening together as well, so it would stay in place so that nothing could get into the bronzer/highlighter.
Then, I went to apply it to my skin and everything began to fall apart. My skin is very pale anyway so I thought the bronzer would show up extremely well on my skin, yet it didn't on the first brush stroke, nor the next, or even the one after that. It was only after applying what seemed like a hell of a lot of bronzer that I started to see a tiny tint of a darker shade appear on my cheeks.
It also seems, that the highlighter doesn't really fair any better-it didn't really highlight or in fact have any impact on my skin at all. This left me feeling disappointed as never before have I had the problem of a bronzer not showing up on my skin (because of its fairness, most of the time the bronzer shows up way too much on my skin!).
Nowadays, I can't really get any colour out of the bronzer at all as the highlighter has coated over the top of it,(see above image) despite the fact that I have been using separate brushes for both. It probably didn't help that the two different sections are very small and hard to get a brush on to without picking up and mixing either product into the other.
As you can all probably tell from the general context of this post, I won't be repurchasing this product. I still love Bourjois and I have never had a negative experience with any of their other products, but sadly this one just didn't work for me...
Have you ever tried this product? If so, how did you get on with it?
Thank you for Reading,