I have been wanting to try the Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer for months now, probably even longer to be fair, but I have never been able to get my hands on it because whenever I’ve thought about getting it, the shade that I need has never been in stock. Somehow though my sister did manage to get me this for Christmas and even though it’s not exactly a new concealer, I know there’s a lot of people still wondering about it, and whether it is as good as everyone says, so I just had to share my thoughts on it.
The packaging is of course absolutely stunning. It is very clearly a budget concealer priced at only £7.99, but it looks a lot more like a high end product with it’s simple yet pretty pink design and it’s frosted plastic tube, which looks more like a pricey glass foundation bottle. I really like it, it’s always nice to have pretty packaging even though it makes no difference to the product itself. The applicator is also pretty perfect, it picks up a really good amount of product for you to apply enough under each eye with some to spare. It’s spongy too, so it doesn’t drag along the skin and you don’t have to keep going back in to apply more which in turn saves it from drying up quicker.
Since this is a radiance concealer, and I am a very pale person, I use the lightest shade they have (01), which to me definitely seems light enough, it’s lighter than my skin and that’s exactly what I need to brighten the area around my eyes. But it’s not very likely that you’ll be able to get the perfect shade because Bourjois only offer three different shades – light, medium and dark. You’d think by now, they’d have released a more diverse collection, but because it is for brightening, and not for covering blemishes, I suppose it’s not too bad. They do need to add more shades though because three shade cannot possibly suit everyone.
Now I won’t drag this on any longer and I will say that this concealer definitely lives up to the name it’s made for itself. It’s by far the cheapest most full coverage concealer I have tried, it reminds me a lot of the Younique Touch Mineral Concealer, but no where near as heavy. It’s really lightweight, you can hardly even tell you’re wearing it, which means it doesn’t crack or go cakey, and it definitely doesn’t sink in to your creases – you do have to set it though, but that’s a given.
Bourjois claim’s that this concealer lasts 24 hours, I can’t say whether that’s true or not because I’ve not had it on for more than maybe 13-14 hours, but I can confirm it does last a full days wear. In fact, it’s lasted way better than any other under eye concealer I have tried, because normally, after a full day, it does start to come away at the corners where my eyes have either watered or I’ve rubbed them, but this concealer has managed to last through all that somehow and it’s not budged one bit. I’m a bit surprised really because I’d heard it was good, but I didn’t realise it was going to be this good. It’s made it on to my repurchase list, and I doubt I will ever be able to go without.