Summer Heat and a Light Foundation: Bourjois City Radiance Foundation

 Bourjois City Radiance Foundation

Summer is here and it's hot. We're actually in the middle of a heatwave and I'm not having it. I could never live in a hot climate. Yes, the snow is bad but the heat is unbearable. This heatwave has changed my makeup routine quite a bit. When it's too hot, I want very little makeup on my face but I do want a base. I was looking for something light and decided to try this foundation. I didn't want anything that felt heavy and the Bourjois City Radiance Foundation has been great. It's very comfortable and long lasting. It has a light to medium coverage and I wear it lightly but can see that it would build nicely. It does have a nice radiant finish but not too dewy or glowy, if that's something you don't like. It's doesn't feel too tacky either, I don't set it and my powder products blend well on top. 

The packaging is very nice to travel with, I do enjoy using a squeeze tube foundation. While I prefer a pump, this is my second choice for foundation packaging. The shade range is very limited with only 6 shades thought. I was able to get a match with the lighted shade. I like to apply it with a brush, and it's quick to blend in. It claims to have an "anti-pollution screen" for city living, with SPF 30. I've tried both the Healthy Mix Foundation and this City Radiance and both foundations have room in my collection. Throughout the summer, I see myself wearing the City Radiance quite a bit. It reminds me of a CC cream that's quick to apply. 


Brightening effect with anti-pollution screen
SPF 30
Anti-pollution screen that prevents the adherence of carbon particles and lets the skin breathe

SPF 30 UV screen that protects skin from UVA and UVB rays

PA +++ providing UVA protection for over 8 hours
24-hours hydration thanks to 40% of water in the formula
Suitable for all skin types, especially for dry skin

Have you tried either of the Bourjois foundations? I would recommend both. I would like to try more from this brand.


  1. Sounds lovely! My skin has been repelling any heavy foundations since my daughter was born, so I'm always looking for lightweight options. Never tried anything from this brand yet!

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

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  3. I know exactly what you mean about not wanting to wear heavy makeup when the weather is hot, but you definitely want a base that will even out your skin. I have seen a fair few reviews on this product and everyone seems to love it.
    Amber |

  4. This sounds gorgeous! I haven't tried any Bourjois foundations for some reason xx


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