Review : Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (53)

Review : Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (53)

I bought this foundation as  very quick stop gap until I could get myself out to buy the Chanel Vitalumiere.I wanted to give a drug store / high street foundation a whirl and after reading everyones glowing praise for the Healthy Mix, I had to try it!
After a rocky start with this foundation I found myself with lumps, spots and rash on my face but being the foolish girly I am, I perservered with it. And boy am i glad I did!

Now that my skin is used to it, I get a lovely dewy glow and good amount of coverage for my high colour areas. I haven’t had a reaction to this product since, now that my skin is used to it and I get a pretty good amount of day long wear from it. I don’t feel I need to top up on the afternoon with some pressed powder.

The official blurb says it provides 70% more radiance and flawless complexion for up to 16hrs. This is Bourjois’s first radiance boosting foundation and to achieve that glowy boost, it uses fruit extracts to promote the dewy glow.

– Apricot gives radiance
– Melon provides hydration
– Apple acts as an antioxidant
– Ginger gives your skin an energy boost

The combination of these fruity goodies does give the foundation a nice light, fruity scent as you are applying it but it certainly doesnt linger, overpoweringly on your skin which is good for me and my sensitive skin! It is a very ‘wet’ foundation but it means you get plenty of time to buff and work with the product before it becomes impossible to blend… and we’ve all had foundations like that haven’t we! Maybe it’s the moist texture of the foundation that helps to give the luminosity to the face? Who knows!

On days when your skin feels a bit oily, this does make it feel a bit worse but I haven’t noticed any product slip on days like that which has to be a bonus?! It says you get 16hrs wear and I haven’t monitored closely the wear, but it certainly lasts 10-12hrs during a working day. I haven’t tested it in a club yet but, like I say, if it’s set with powder, I think it will last well.
It’s one that needs to be set, for sure but as a drugstore foundation, I am suitably impressed.
You can buy Healthy Mix Foundation in the following ways : – £9.99 
Any Bourjois make up concession

What is your favourite high street foundation?



  1. 10th September 2011 / 1:40 pm

    I do see a lot of great reviews for this, I just don’t think it would work so well for my combination skin type. It does smell nice though doesnt it!

  2. Katie
    17th September 2011 / 3:04 pm

    I can understand your trepidation, if you lightly powder the oily bits it seems to hold much better and evenly.

  3. 18th September 2011 / 8:46 pm

    I could never get on with this foundation. Even on my dry skin no matter how i apply it it goes patchy. Plus the colour match is a tad dark on my ghostly skin. 😛 I would of loved to get on with it though! <3 xx

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