Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation - Review and Swatches

Sunday, 18 August 2013




Hello Lovelies! I hope your all having a fab week, I can't wait for the weekend as I'm going dress shopping for the #CosmoBlogAwards! I thought I'd pop up a review of my most recent foundation purchase, but be warned, it isn't completely positive - I must be the only one not in love with this foundation! 

I usually always go for high end foundations as I have to be very careful with what I put on my skin. I used to suffer with bad acne which has left me with very sensitive skin which goes from being very very dry to quite oily so I usually find that high end foundations work best for my skin. My skin is usually dry but I do have the odd oily day so I usually go for foundations with a dewy finish that promise a healthy glow, to combat my dryness. 

I wanted to branch out and pick up a drugstore foundation in the hope that I would fall in love and save myself a few pennies instead of forking out for a £30 foundation every couple of months! I'd read a lot of reviews on the healthy mix foundation and everyone seemed to be so impressed with it that I thought I would give it a try. I was surprised to find that they actually had a shade which was pale enough for my skin tone, I usually find that drugstore foundations are quite orange toned and leave me with bad orange tide marks. I picked up No 1 Light Vanilla, which is the lightest shade and perfectly matches my skin tone. 

At first I was in love with this foundation, it wasn't as good as my YSL Touche Eclat foundation but it was a good drugstore alternative for days when I am only popping to the shops and don't want to waste the good stuff. The coverage is medium but you can build it up which is what I was looking for because I don't like my foundations to be too heavy. It did live up to its claims of giving me a healthy glow, it has a lovely dewy finish that doesn't look too fake and it didn't cling to any of my dry patches which is always a problem I have with foundations. 

A lot of people are put off by the smell saying that they find it too fruity, it does have a fruity smell but I didn't find it too overpowering and it did fade after application. This is the perfect foundation if your looking for a medium coverage dewy foundation as at first application I was in love with it. 

However, it didn't stay that dewy for long before it turned into shine. I do have a problem of my face getting quite shiny throughout the day but this wasn't a big issue as I could just top up with a bit of powder. The real problem came the next morning when I looked in the mirror. Unfortunately  Healthy Mix foundation breaks me out, and not just in a few little spots, they were big spots. It only gave me a few but it was still annoying as I've been working really hard at my skin recently and I felt like I had taken a step back. I'm not sure f this is because I did wear it on a very hot day where I was stuck on the tube for a long time or it is because of my sensitive skin but I definitely want to love this foundation as it is everything I'm looking for, apart from the skin issues. I think a much better choice for me next time would be to pick up the 10 hour sleep effect foundation as I have used that one before and it's an old love of mine. 


12 comments:

  1. I've heard some good review on this. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I have dry skin as well, so I'm always super focused on that!
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    1. If I didn't have skin prone to breaking out this would be perfect for me, so maybe if your only trouble is dry skin then this would be great for you! xx

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  2. Oh no that's such a shame :(

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    1. I know, I really wanted to love it as I've heard so many good reviews! xx

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  3. Ive not tried this foundation as for some reason even the palest colour on me is still to orange/dark for my skin tone!

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    1. It's so annoying when this happens, I hate how drugstore foundations don't really cater to the paler skin tones! xx

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  4. I tried this on the back of my hand and didn't like the texture of it, I can't quite describe why xx

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  5. I've always wanted to try this one but was always too worried about it looking oily on me. Great review!
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  6. The Bourjois 123 perfect foundation is really nice, it lasts really well through out the day even without powder and has a slight dewy finish that gets better through out the day with natural oils but doesn't go shiny this might work out better for you :) xx

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    1. Ooh I'll have to try that one next! I love their 10 hour sleep effect foundation too. xx

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  7. I was going to go for the Healthy Mix but changed my mind at the last minute and opted for the 123 Perfect which is lovely. I'd definitely recommend giving it a go. Xx

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