Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation [Review and Swatches]

Hi guys!

If you've been reading my most recent posts then you probably read in one of them that I am really back into the blogging mood! After this I have another two reviews lined up which I will most likely write tomorrow:)

Today's post is a review for the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation. I also have the concealer and that will most likely be the next post I write:) I think this review will be quite long, I really love this foundation so I have a lot to tell you about:)
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
I purchased this foundation in the shade 51 Light Vanilla and I managed to get this while it was on a 'Buy One Get One Half Price' offer in Boots so I bought this and the concealer:)

Why did I purchase this foundation?
I decided to purchase this after seeing the countless number of positive reviews and also because it was compared to products from higher brands! Aside from these, I purchased this because I saw Sineady Cady use it a lot of times in her youtube videos:)

Coverage and appearance claims
I really like this foundation! It offers medium coverage and really makes the skin look flawless:) It claims to last for 16 hours and offer a glowing complexion. It offers a lovely looking complexion and it says that the fruit therapy is radiance-boosting and will over time make your skin to look more radiant.
Claims on the front of the bottle as well as information for what
each fruit does:)
How long does it last for?
It claims to offer 'Up to 16h Perfectly glowing complexion & toned skin.' I haven't tried this foundation for 16 hours but I personally think that the length that this foundation lasts for depends on both your skin type and also the weather:)
If you have combination/oily skin it won't last as long on a sunny and hot day than it will on a cooler day but it is still very long-lasting!
If you have very oily skin and it is a hot day, you may have have to blot the oil and re-powder your face.

Is there anything I don't like?
Sadly, there is one thing that I am not 100% pleased with and that is the pump! It does come with a pump so that is a thumbs up but it doesn't really work everytime I use it... I usually get 2 little drops from 2 pumps and then the full pump comes out. This might be because I store it horizontally in my make-up box so it might be best kept vertically:)
Pump - Shiny black with a purple tint:)
 Shade selection
I haven't seen many shades of this foundation so if you have either have a really pale or a darker skintone then you may not be able to find the correct shade for yourself.

What did I like?
I really like this foundation. I think having a plastic packaging is a lot better than having a glass packaging. Also I like the function of the pump as it is different to a standard pump. Instead of having a tube to reach the bottom of the bottle which usually leaves a lot of product left in the bottle, this foundation has a function where the foundation gets pushed up from the bottom so no product is wasted and also so that you can see how much product is left:)

The coverage and after-appearance is lovely, the length of how long it lasts is also amazing and just everything about it is really good:) Today I applied it at roughly 8am and I removed it at 10.30pm, there was only the slightest sign of where it had disappeared! Thats 14 and a half hours which is amazing, especially as it was very hot and sunny!
Pump mechanism at the bottom:)

Application method and ease of blending
I tend to prefer to mix a tiny bit of the Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer with the foundation using my finger, what I have left on my finger I apply to the areas where I would like the most coverage (this is usually, my nose and cheeks and sometimes my chin.) The ease of blending this is really easy and basically in one word; amazing!

Swatches [No full pump image sorry]
Left - Small swatch Right - Small swatch blended
 Packaging - 9.5/10 - Great to have a plastic bottle. Pump function is good but not the full pump's worth of product comes out.
Product - 9.8/10 - So close to 10/10! I think this is amazing and probably the best foundation I have used:)
Price - 10/10 - £9.99 is a really reasonable price for this! Because of the quality I'm surprised this isn't more expensive!
Would I recommend this? - Yes! Without even thinking about it:)
Would I repurchase this? - Definitely!:)

Overall I think this is a really amazing foundation and I think after using more than my fair share of foundations that this is currently my holy grail foundation:) If you haven't tried this yet, where have you been?! I really think that if you are looking for a new foundation or just want to try out something new then buy this:)

Leave a comment below if you have anymore questions regarding this foundation, I hope this has helped you make your mind up about whether or not to purchase it:)

*Disclaimer* - I purchased this foundation with my own money and I am not affiliated with the company. All opinions are my own and I have not been paid to do this post.


  1. finally I found ur blog from ELF UK FB page..:) nice review Molly, I too love bourjois pdts :)

    1. Thank you:) Check out my 'Contact page' for my fb, twitter and formspring links:)

  2. have you tried the serum version of this ?


    1. No but once i have some money to spare i would love to try it!:)


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