Sunday, 3 February 2013

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation review: Approved!

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

I picked up this Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation when I was back in the UK for Christmas and I've worn it every day since.

I bought the shade, Beige 54, which matches my skin tone perfectly.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation Beige 54 swatch

The formula is very fluid and is dispensed evenly from a pump bottle. This foundation contains a lot of silicone ingredients but doesn't have that sitting-on-top-of-the-skin or slippery feeling that you get with some other silicone-based foundations (e.g. Face Atelier). It feels much more watery. There is quite a strong flowery-fruity fragrance but it goes away soon after application.

Once on the skin, this foundation spreads easily with fingers and airbrushes away any unevenness and redness. It really takes just seconds for me to blend this foundation using my fingers because the formula is so light and easy to work with.

Given how watery and weightless the formula is (I can't feel it on my skin at all), the coverage is surprisingly good. I would say it's medium coverage.

The finish is extremely natural - it just looks like a better version of my skin. But what I love is that it looks as fresh at the end of the day as it does when first applied. It's not mattifying by itself (I still need a dusting of powder), but it also doesn't turn greasy through the day.

Here are before and after pictures of me wearing the foundation with no concealer or powder. The photos were taken in exactly the same position and light (a particularly unflattering light that shows up every freckle). You can see it has evened out areas of freckling and redness, but hasn't made my skin look completely opaque. It has also taken the edge off the purple under my eyes, but I would still need to wear undereye concealer.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation before and after

This foundation was only £9.99 from Boots, which is a bargain for a great quality foundation.

Bourjois isn't sold in the US, but sometimes you can find it in stock on ASOS.com who will ship it to the US.

Bourjois also have a foundation called "Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation" which I want to try as well.

The full ingredients of Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation are:

Aqua (Water), Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium chloride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol Denat, Parfum (Fragrance), Panthenol, Alcohol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Silica, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, [+/- (may contain): Mica, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)]

17 comments:

  1. I bought that Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in that link you gave. Im hoping it'll perform well! It has high ratings on Makeupalley.com. Thanks for reviewing this. I've been in search for a good foundation/BBcream lately

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    1. Ooh I hope you like it! I'm looking for a BB cream at the moment too - just so I can strip out one step of my morning routine.

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  2. Welcome back, Helen! :D I missed reading your blog posts!

    This foundation sounds cool, might give it a whirl next time. I wonder how it would compare with my current fav YSL Touche Eclat foundation.

    BB Creams: If you have dry-ish skin, I recommend the Hanskin Premium Repair. Tried it recently and it stayed glowy (not shiny) on my normal-oily combo skin!

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    1. Hi Faye! I tried a sachet of YSL Touche Eclat foundation and it was really nice to apply but I found it turned really oily on me within an hour. The Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation doesn't seem to "melt" on me over the day.

      Thanks for the tip! Yes I have dryish skin. I think I've spent a total of about 20 hours straight researching different BB creams online... ordered some sample sachets, so will hopefully get to review them soon.

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  3. Thank you for doing this review. I was mulling about deciding whether to try this foundation.

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    1. It's a great foundation to have, especially for the price. As long as you pick the right shade, I don't think you can go too wrong with this foundation!

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  4. This is one of my favourite affordable foundations. The coverage is just right, makes my skin look lovely and dewy too!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  5. Lisa Eldridge has been raving about this product too and uses it frequently, I will definitely check it out. Love your eyebrows by the way !

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    1. Yeah I'd seen so many people using it on YouTube that I thought I should really try it myself. Aww thanks @ eyebrows!

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  6. How beautiful are you naturally anyway!! Gorgeous skin xoxo

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  7. Your skin is just amazing without anything, woooow !!!! °____°

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  8. What's your color foundation MAC studio fix fluid? Thank u!

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  9. may i know what shades are u in MAC, tq

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  10. Wow, I love your natural complexion more than with foundation.
    Your natural complexion is so dewy and perfect!

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