Bourjois Happy Light Primers review

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Bourjois Happy Light Primers review, Bourjois, make up, primer, review, swatches, UK beauty blog, Bourjois Happy Light Matte Serum Primer, Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer

A while ago Bourjois has released its Happy Light collection and I've bought foundation, concealer and one of the primers from the range. Recently, I got the other primer in my Beauty Haul (see what else I got) and thought it's going to be fun to review and compare them together. I must say that I love using primers, my usual go-to primers are Laura Mercier Foundation Primer for a night out and Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer for Dry & Sensitive Skin for staying in and make up on a budget.

Bourjois Happy Light Matte Serum Primer
This primer is suited for normal to combination skin and has a matte effect. This is the original primer which I've bought and a rare occurrence for me, since I always go for radiance products to give my face this extra glow. However, I thought that it would be nice to have a matte product for a change and that is why I decided to give it a go. It is slightly perfumed (as majority of Bourjois products), but the scent fades very quickly once applied. It's extremely smooth and lightweight and delivers the promised results: matte effect, smaller looking pores and perfect base for a foundation. I think I'll get a lot of use out of it during hot summer months.

Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer
This primer is suited for normal to dry skin and has a luminous effect. Having a small arsenal of radiance products I didn't really need this primer, but I guess there's a thin line between needing and wanting. I justified the purchase by telling myself that now I have a complete Happy Light collection and it is more suited for my skin type and I wasn't wrong in the slightest. I prefer it much better, probably because it gives me more 'moisturising' effect and with my skin prone to dryness I want that extra moisture from where I can get it. Just as the other one it sinks in easily and with the subtle luminous particles it gives my face this extra glow I really like. 

Did you try any of these primers? Which one is your favourite?


  1. Ohh, these look fab. I haven't seen either of these new primers yet. I am so tempted by the Luminous Serum Primer as I suffer from dry/dehydrated skin. Did you find it helped to keep your foundation on, or wasn't there really any difference? Just wondering if it will be similar to my MAC Strobe Cream.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

    1. Hi Laura, they definitely helped with the foundation-life. I think people with oily skin will definitely appreciate them, especially the matte one - my foundation stayed put intact for the whole day! X

  2. I bought the happy light matte primer recently and love it! I've been using it by itself for the past couple of weeks and it is great if you have oily skin like me

  3. I've heard so many great things about Bourjois in general and I'm really sad that it's not available in the U.S.! The Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer sounds like it's right up my alley!

    Linh @ blushology.net

  4. Looks like really great primers! I wouldn't mind trying both.

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  6. I'm a huge fan of primers and these sound great. I'd usually pick a matte finish but lately my skin has been less shiny and more in need of a radiance boost - maybe like you'll I'll have to try both of these! x

  7. Oooh I really like the sound of both of these, especially the Luminous Serum one! I love anything that brightens/illuminates the skin (: but the Matte one might be something to go for once the weather starts hotting up, like you said - sure I'll get my hands on both of these soon enough! x


  8. Love the sound of the matte one, sounds like a great budget buy! I haven't really use a primer before so maybe this is my go-to :) xx

    Hannah @ FashionistaDigital

  9. Oooooh loving the finish of the luminous one!!!


  10. I have just ordered the luminous one! Can not wait till it comes! :)

    iamjusttellin.blogspot.com :)

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