Sunday 12 February 2012

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum - Review

"The Healthy Mix Serum foundation reveals and boosts the radiance of the complexion with its vitamin-rich fruit therapy formula. Its fresh gel foundation instantly blends onto the skin, for an even, very natural finish, with no streaks. Imperfections are erased, signs of fatigue are smoothed, the radiance of the complexion is boosted for 16 hours. Instant anti-fatigue vitamin-rich fruit therapy formula with litchi, goji berries and pomegranate." -

I had wanted to purchase the original Healthy Mix foundation but the Target I went to only had my colour in the serum version. I decided to purchase it after watching many Lisa Eldridge videos and realising she uses it regularly. When I realised this I had to try it especially because I think Lisa is a make up genius :).

I chose the shade 51 Light Vanilla. There is only 5 shades in the range so some people may have difficulty finding the right shade. Luckily 51 suits my skin well. The bottle is slim and plastic which means it won't break easily - great for the make up bag. It has a  pump dispenser which always makes application easier.

The first time I used it, I didn't really like it. I applied it with a brush and it just didn't seem to blend into my skin. The next time I tried a damp sponge and it was so easy to apply and the finish looked beautiful. Therefore I recommend using a sponge with this foundation - I used my Manicare blending sponge (the purple one).

This foundation has a light coverage. It evens out my complexion but doesn't quite cover the redness my cheeks can have sometimes. It has a slightly dewy finish giving a radiant complexion. I have found when first applied it can make my pores seem enlarged but once powder is applied it goes away. It is long wearing and doesn't fade or go patchy like some foundations can. It keeps my complexion looking fresh throughout the day.

I really like this foundation for a natural, radiant finish. It doesn't feel like you are wearing foundation which I love. I plan on picking up the original Healthy Mix foundation when I can find it in my shade and I will do a comparison and tell you which I like better. From what Lisa Eldridge has said it has a more matte finish and medium coverage, hopefully I can get it soon.

Unblended swatch. Excuse my horrible hands..

If you want to see how this foundation looks on my skin, I have used it in some of my recent 'My Face is Wearing..." posts.

Availabilty: Priceline & Target
Price: $32.00 for 30ml

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