Bourjois Paris Silk Edition Compact Powder

The Silkiest Smooth Compact Powder You Ever Did See

Hey Beauty Junkies!

Hot, sweaty summer has finally arrived in Japan and powdering your face is more important than ever, I swear.

The last Bourjois powder I tried, loved, and reviewed was the Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder, which was silky smooth and smelled divine.

What You Get

The Silk Edition comes in sleek and chic black packaging, with a really good-sized mirror that swivels around 360 degrees. The shape of the compact can only be described as squoval, but don’t fret, the pan inside is normal and rectangular. I actually found the incongruous shapes to be off-putting at first – it felt weird – but now I really like it. It might be a strange thing to note but the ergonomic shape means the compact sits in the palm of your hand really nicely, something you’d really want from a compact.

It comes with its own little sponge applicator, unlike the Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder, but I’ve yet to use it as I use brushes for powder.

I use Vanilla 52, as that is my go to Bourjois shade.

The product claims to have a “Soft as silk, cream texture” that smoothes pores and fine lines, evens skin tone, and gives an 8 hour matte finish. It also states that it is non drying, and has been tested under dermatological control, and you have to use it up within 18 months of opening.

My Thoughts

I personally LOVE this powder!

It really gives a lovely, soft finish, and doesn’t settle into pores or fine lines like some other powders can.

It’s also very light on the skin and has a lovely fresh and pleasant scent, nothing overpowering at all.

I’m not sure about an 8 hour matte finish, but I think that may depend a lot on how oily your skin is, and how humid the conditions you live in are. Humid Japanese summers for example, may prevent the Silk Edition from living up to its claims, but it definitely helps base makeup stay put!

A lot also depends I think on how much you touch your face. I try not to, but I am guilty of this.

Most women though, I would imagine, would need a slight touch up around 3 or 4pm or so, and almost certainly if you are going to an event or special rendezvous after work.

This product though, and this is also the main reason why I am in love with most Bourjois products for the face, really works with my sensitive skin, and doesn’t cause breakouts.

That reason alone makes it a winner in my book, and if you add the fact that it gives the skin a beautiful finish and controls shine, well, what’s not to love?!

It is also a super affordable product. I bought mine in Boots at Dubai International Airport so I can’t remember how much it cost as it was priced in Dirhams, but I think Bourjois products are generally at a really good price point.

Loose powders are also amazing, I am long-standing Jane Iredale mineral loose powder aficionado, but they are a bit faffy when you are travelling and going on all sorts of adventures. At those times the Bourjois Silk Edition is a great alternative.

I really can’t recommend this product enough – it’s worth a try, and I hope you love it as much as I do.

And so, my Bourjois fangirl label remains intact.

I have been using the Silk Edition for a few months already, but I already have a backup version ready to go for that sad, sad day when I use it up.

I would love to know what face powder you swear by to set your makeup and keep it looking amazing throughout the day! In true beauty junkie fashion I am always up for trying new products.

So much love,

Chuuu xoxo

In Japan and devastated Bourjois have left so you can’t get your hands on this? Get yours here with free worldwide delivery. *This post is not sponsored – I purchased the product myself and all opinions are my own – but contains some affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission at no extra charge to you if you make a purchase using these links.




4 thoughts on “Bourjois Paris Silk Edition Compact Powder

    • Hey! So glad you liked it 🙂 Thank you so much for commenting! That is an excellent question, and I have to say I’m not sure.

      I used to use a Jane Iredale powder compact as foundation many years ago so I would imagine you might be able to? Especially if your skin is already nice.

      Personally I tend to have redness in my skin so I very much like to “double-stitch” by using liquid/cream foundation and then a non- translucent powder on top. At the moment I’m using the Bourjois CC Cream with this on my T-Zone.

      Let me know how you get on with it ❤

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