Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

Today's post is all about the much hyped foundation by Bourjois, called Healthy Mix. This review is of the original version of this foundation, as there is also a Healthy Mix Serum foundation which i am yet to try (if you have any thoughts/ reviews please link them below or leave a comment!).

This foundation was one i decided to try as the blogging community seemed to me to give it such positive reviews and comments a good alternative foundation to more high end brands such as MAC and Chanel. I have to say straight away that i absolutely agree with them! 

The shade i picked up is 51 which is also called Light Vanilla which is the lightest shade available and there are 7 other shades available in the range, which although this isn't the greatest amount of choice, it is definitely more than available with other foundations. Shade 51 is a brilliant shade for girls like myself which are particularly pale and it doesn't have the orangey undertones which is a massive bug bear for me when trying to find a foundation for my pale complexion.

The foundation itself is contained within a bottle which is a pump action which makes it really easy to use the product and i use roughly two pumps to cover my face, but this does vary slightly as to how much coverage i feel i need on the day. 

The first thing i noticed and loved is the scent of the foundation!I know there are people out there that really dislike scented makeup especially those who have sensitive skin, so if this is the case for you i would say that maybe this foundation is not going to be right for you. However, I actually quite enjoy scented products (as long as they smell nice of course!) and really enjoyed the scent of this foundation as it's really fruity and fresh.

The coverage that this foundation i would say is a medium one which is buildable if you do prefer a fuller coverage. Also, i personally tend to use a real techniques buffing brush to apply the foundation which blends it in beautifully and evenly but i have also tried it with a regular foundation brush and also with my fingers and both work well. 

The bourjois website states 'Bourjois' 1st radiance-boosting fruit therapy foundation for a flawless complexion for up to 16hrs!'  
I do agree that it does give a really gorgeous glowy skin, flawless look, however i do not believe this foundation would last 16 hours. It is fairly long lasting, as i can go 6-7 hours without topping up, but if i do require to last for longer i do need to give it a freshen up so if the reason you are considering this foundation is for it to be long wearing, i would mpossibly reconsider as i do believe there are others out there which last longer than this.

Overall i do think this is a fantastic foundation which  i have found that i am using on a regular basis as it has a brilliant coverage and the shade i have is a good match for my skintone. I love that this foundation gives a dewy, radiant finish as i have dry skin so it makes my skin look so much healthier (no pun intended with the name, it just is the perfect word to describe the look!). I can't say for certain if this would work for those of you which have oily skin and prefer a matte finish as this foundation certainly is not that. The wear of this foundation is pretty good, however as i said for anyone who is after a foundation which is really long wearing, this may not be the one for you.

The BEST part of this foundation has got to be the price! In the UK it is priced at £9.99 which is absolutely fantastic as the results achieved with this foundation most definitely in my opinions rivals some of the high end brands! I will most definitely be repurchasing this when mine runs out ( although i have had mine for over a month and it shows no sign of running out any time soon!)

Have you tried this foundation? What results did you achieve? 
Please as always let me know your thoughts and also please leave comments/links if you have tried or reviewed the serum version of this foundation!
Love Kristina x

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