Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Holy Grail High Street/Drugstore Foundation

It's taken me a while to find a high street foundation that I actually love and would repurchase again and again. I've tried quite a few cheaper foundations over the years, and none have impressed me that much, until I tried the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation.

With no makeup (I have redness and spot scarring)
Wearing only Bourjois Healthy Mix

There's quite a lot of hype around this product, but I put off buying it for a while as it is on the pricer side of high street foundations….it's £9.99, which isn't expensive but considering I'd been using the Rimmel foundations which are £4 cheaper it did seem like a leap.
But I took the plunge and bought it back in the Spring, and I'm so glad I did!

I purchased the Healthy Mix foundation in the lightest shade of Light Vanilla, which actually isn't that pale….that's the only complaint I have about this line, the shade range isn't brilliant.
Light Vanilla is slightly yellow toned, which suits my skin as I have olive undertones, and it's light but not so light that it would work on a very pale skinned girl.
The packaging is great. Pump - check, proper lid - check, non-cheap feeling bottle - check. Winner.
The scent is fruity, but not artificial. Healthy Mix is enriched with fruit therapy formulas; apricot for radiance, melon for hydration and apple to 'protect your youth'.
The coverage is medium, in my opinion. I've seen that most people say it's a light coverage, which it can be if it's sheered down, but on me and the way I apply it (with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush) definitely gives me enough coverage for everyday wear. The finish it gives is natural, but glowing; not matte but not so dewy that you look sweaty either. I find it particularly great at minimising the appearance of pores and boosting complexion. It doesn't feel at all heavy or sticky on the skin either.
The consistency isn't runny like a quite a few lighter foundations, but it's not thick either. It's very easy to work into the skin, and blends seamlessly.
The wear Bourjois claim is up to 16 hours….who even wears their foundation for that long anyway?! 16 hours wear definitely is not the case on my skin - there's sure signs of fading away during the day, but not enough that it bothers me. By the end of the day (without any touch ups) the foundation is still there, it's just not as strong a coverage. Powdering obviously helps with the longevity.
The skin type Healthy Mix foundation would suit is probably anyone! A friend of mine with oily skin uses this and adores it, I have dry, sensitive skin and I adore it also.

I can't really fault it, and I can't see myself straying from it any time soon. It's a must-have for me!  
Well done, Bourjois. 



  1. I loved this foundation but the shade was a tad too dark! Apart from that though, I thought it was great and I loved the smell of it. Some foundations can smell weird but this one was gorgeous!


  2. I have the serum version of this, it's amazing! Maybe you should try it too! x

  3. I have heard alot about this i really want it now i have run out of my current foundation

  4. I thought it was some kind of serum at first (because of the packaging) and it looks so natural and soft on the skin! I love that the scent is slightly fruity, I don't come across that very often. Great review :)

  5. It's a really good foundation but I find that it ends up emphasising my pores by the end of the day. My go-to foundations are both from Revlon - Nearly Naked and Colourstay. xx

    Angelica // One Little Vice

  6. I love bases from Bourjois! The Healthy Mix Serum is my favorite foundation ever and their CC cream is fabulous as well. I have yet to try this one, but it's next on my list. :)

    x Sneha | www.snehakadaba.com

  7. this is one of my favourite foundations, I've almost finished my bottle of it! x



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