It’s no secret that Bourjois and Chanel are close relatives; made in the same factory, it’s one reason Bourjois punches so far above its weight for its pricepoint. 

So I’m wondering if this January launch, Silk Edition, €11.99, will be another case in point.

Mattifying, yet skin-brightening, complexion-unifying and hydrating, it promises to last for eight hours and deliver a real skin effect. They say it’s “as soft and fine as silk, as melting as a cream,” which makes me wonder, could this be a brilliant budget swap for Chanel’s Vitalumiere Compact Douceur?

In six shades, it’ll come in Bourjois’ clever flippy compact complete with swivel lid and integrated mirror. But of course, the proof’ll be in the testing; is this one you’ll be interested to try when it arrives at the end of January?