Bourjois Mineral Matte Foundation Review

I am writing a review after a long time (I feel) as I was really busy with year ending stuff and all at office.  March was quite an hectic month, glad it’s over now. I missed you all a lot!

Bourjois Mineral Matte Foundation Review

Now moving to the review.  I wanted to try Bourjois foundations since long, so around New Year’s time, I grabbed one from an online shopping site. The shade I selected was “85 miel subtil” because I felt this shade had some yellow undertones (from the swatches online).

Product Description:

Bourjois Mineral Matte Mousse Foundation gives a shine free matte complexion. This mousse is made from a fine mineral and ensures light coverage that lets the skin breathe. The mousse is packaged in a small pot, and gives a seamless effect and easy application.

The light formula creates a velvety surface and a smooth matte finish. The range contains 4 shades with coated mineral pigments for a matte and radiant complexion all day long and it’s good for your skin!  Let’s skin breathe. Preserves essential moisture. No added preservatives. Dermatologically tested.


830 INR


Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, Tribehenin, C30-45 alkyl methicone, Lauryl PCA, C30-45 Olefin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aluminum hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane , Parfum, Mica.


My Experience with Bourjois Mineral Matte Foundation:

I have heard rave reviews about Bourjois foundations and after doing a lot of research, I chose this one from their entire range, and I am so happy about my decision.  I have oily skin and it tends to be very oily during summers.  This is the first foundation I got that survived Kerala’s humid climate.

When I got this, I was a bit disappointed with the shade, I thought its darker than my skin tone, but I was wrong. After a few minutes of application, it adapts to my skin tone and doesn’t oxidise further and it looks perfectly natural on me. The mousse texture is amazing and easy to blend if you are using a brush for it. If you are using fingers to blend, spraying toner on it will help. No need of setting it with powder.

Swatch 1

Swatch 2

I hope you can see how natural it looks after blending.

Swatch 3

I don’t need a moisturizer underneath, I just use sunscreen with it. Girls with dry/combination skin will also like it, but they may need a moisturizer too.

Summing up the pros and cons:

Pros of Bourjois Mineral Matte Foundation:

  • It’s a long wear makeup.  I put it on my face in the morning and it’s still the same in the evening.
  • It survives hot and humid climate. If you sweat a lot during summers, this one is perfect for you.
  • Looks natural on me, nothing cakey.
  • It contains minerals which are supposed to be good for skin.
  • The shade I bought suited me well, but I can’t comment on the shade selection, since I bought it online.
  • I never needed powder to set it.
  • It gives medium to almost full coverage. It won’t conceal the red pimple marks, but it will make them look diminished 😉
  • A perfect matte foundation for this summer 😉
  • One of the best foundations available for oily skin. In summer, all skin types will love it.

Cons of Bourjois Mineral Matte Foundation:

  • Major con according to me is limited availability. I don’t have stores here which sell Bourjois products.
  • Dry skin beauties won’t like it in winters.
  • It comes in a tub packaging, which is unhygienic (but we can’t use a mousse foundation through a pump dispenser 😀 ).  You have to use your fingers to take it out (I use ice cream spoons).
  • It contains silicones.

Overall Verdict:

I love this foundation very much and I will repurchase it whenever I need to.

IMBB Rating:


This is an amazing foundation, do give it a try if you can.

Have you used this foundation? Please share your experience if you did.

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55 thoughts on “Bourjois Mineral Matte Foundation Review

  1. good morning to everyone!!!

    Even i have same Bourjois foundation and ya it really worked well for me.
    Between i am unable to post query to imbb,please help me out

  2. MATTE mousse? Keeps put even with sweating? has yellow undertones???? WOWWWWWIEEEEEEE this ones for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Thannnnks a lot for reviewing :puchhi:

  3. Visakhi……looks like the perfect foundation for oily skin and if it can survive Kerala’s humid climate…..great!

  4. hey i am also tempted with this foundation now..good for oily + stays put for a while??. Couldnt ask for more..But I paid a lot for clinique and MAC so I think (atleast good sense tells me to) I should wait for those to get over first but its so cool to have so many choices..Thanks soooo much for this review..

  5. Good mornings everyone 🙂 Wow this sounds good… I have had a really bad experience with Maybelline Mousse ones… lets hope this works well..

    1. this is a bit different than maybelline mousse texture, i like this one a lot…
      Bt maybelline also wokrd fine for me… I hope this one woks for u Richa 🙂

  6. I have this one in the same exact shade n really like it..the only problem i feel is that it becomes a bit ashy if you have any pigmentation..for eg..for me it looks a bit ashy around my mouth area

    1. oh.. is that so, i never had that problem.. bt i dont have pigmentation either
      This one dont hide the acne marks, which i have.. thts the only prob 😐

    1. u do recommend this, its only foundation that worked for me 🙂 in this humid climate which makes my face an oil pan 🙁

  7. Girls, this is on offer (30% discount) on medplusbeauty… Just placed an order for the shade Moka Delicieux shade. It is just 581 there 😀 Go on, run!

      1. Thanks a lot for the review Visakhi… I was looking out for a matte mousse and it was a huge tussle amongst Revlon Colorstay mineral wala, Lakme Absolute, Estee Lauder (costly but I wanted to check it) or thought of checking MAC… Now went ahead and bought this specifically as you mentioned it is good for oily skin in humid conditions! I have oily skin and I sweat buckets even in Bangalore! 😀 Now can’t wait to get my hands on this!!!

  8. Seems like its made for me! my oily skin dsnt lemme play wid foundation so i just skip it nd use loose powdr only. thnks for d review gonna check it out

  9. After so many days Visakhi <3 Nice review as usual..loved the pics 😀 but after the disastrous experience with maybelline mousse i am bit scared with blending 😐

    1. Thank u dear … :*
      so true sukanya, after so many days..
      i missed beauty blogs a lot, though i commented now and then on breaks … 🙂

  10. Great review Visakhi 🙂 survives hot and humid climate and gives medium to full coverage!! yes yes yes yes yes 🙂

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