Review: Bourjois Mineral Radiance Pressed Powder

I’ve written this post many times, and blogger seem to want to delete it.

So instead of attempting to remember what I wrote before, my review will be brief as I can’t keep writing about the same product for the post to disappear!

Recently I’ve been using my Mac Pressed Powder which is awesome, but I’ve hit the pan so damn fast that I can’t justify buying it all the time.

So the Mac remains in my make up bag for when I go out or when I feel like I’m having a crappy day and need cheering up…

For general day to day wear, I thought I’d try this, Bourjois Mineral Radiance Pressed Powder:

It’s a third of the price of the Mac pressed powder and seems to be lasting 5 times longer!

This seems to be a very good random buy on my part, as I was at the end of my tether and bought the first pressed powder I saw haha.

This has a very strong floral powdery scent, which was a little weird to me

It reminds me of old people, which in itself isn’t a bad thing, just surprising as I didn’t expect it

It comes with a powder puff inside which I don’t generally use when I apply my make up first thing, but keep there in case of emergencies when I’m out and about.

It also has a mirror inside, which I suppose is a standard thing.

This product isn’t the same quality as the Mac pressed powder, but it isn’t far off and for a third of the price it is definitely worth it.

It did last me a long time during the day but my skin is so oily that it needs to be repowdered throughout the day anyway, I’ve come to terms with this!

Their colour range is pretty good also, and although I wasn’t sure which one to go for, when my skin has it’s weird days of being super pale and then being a more human colour this powder seems to work.

I’ve also tested it out at the gym which I find is always a good test.

I applied it in the morning as usual and then in the afternoon after working in the lab went to the gym and it kept my make up in place even with all of the sweating.

(I know you’re supposed to take your make up off when you gym but I just can’t do it, I feel far too naked and my skin just isn’t good enough)

So there we have it, if you love Mac but can’t afford the price tag all the time, save it for special occasions and I’m sure this one will fulfill your needs in between 🙂

Have you tried any other pressed powders?

I couldn’t really find many on the market so am interested to know!

L xxx


  1. Maddy
    June 15, 2012 / 3:03 pm

    I really like the no.7 one, its almost colourless so suits my really pale skin and I don't need to touch up too much despite being super oily.Maddy x

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      June 16, 2012 / 2:31 am

      Which No7 one is this? I've tried a few different ones and they never seem to last long. Apparently the Revlon photoready one is supposed to be quite good, it's on my hit list anyway! 🙂 x

  2. The Guy that plays games
    March 5, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    Ive tried to get this everywhere but they seemed to have discontinued it… do you know whether you can still buy it ?????????????

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