Review: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

Friday, 19 August 2011

What they say: (From 70% more radiance and flawless complexion for up to 16 hours! A flawless, luminous complexion for up to 16hrs. Fruit therapy for radiant boosted skin. Anti-dull complexion range.

Price: £9.99


Bourjois Healthy Mix in 52 (Vanilla)

Slightly blended out

What I think: I absolutely love this foundation! I use the shade 52 (Vanilla) and I find this a great match. I found 51 too light and too pink, while 52 has more of a yellow tone. Sometimes if I feel like I need more coverage, I add a little MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15 to it, which gives a lovely amount of extra coverage and longevity to the foundation.

While I normally don't like scented products on my face, this foundation smells amazing and fruity. It isn't overpowering and doesn't linger for long. This is due to the fruit extracts -
  • Apricot > radiance
  • Melon > hydration
  • Apple > antioxidant
  • Ginger > energy
Upon application my skin has a dewy but matte finish, as it isn't highly dewy or completely matte. I found that my skin looked fresh and healthy and no dry patches were accentuated. This has a medium coverage, which leaves your skin looking natural. I use either my fingers or my Sigma F80 to apply this and it is easy to blend and looks great, regardless of what I use to apply it. It is nicely buildable and doesn't look cakey, even after powdering. A second layer gives your skin that extra flawlessness without looking like you're wearing too much makeup.

I found that this lasted well throughout the day on my skin. I set my foundation with powder and I blot or powder over my t-zone later in the day, but I do that with every foundation and it's mainly out of habit to be honest.

I love the packaging. The pump is great, since you can easily control how much you pump out. As a rule of thumb, I find one pump is more than enough to cover my face and jaw. I think it's great that the packaging is plastic, so you don't need to worry about it breaking in your make-up bag and it's handy, because you can easily see how much you have left.

I really can't think of anything bad to say about this foundation... I guess, the colour range could be deemed as a little limited. There are 8 shades, ranging from 51 (the lightest) to 58. I assume that there is a shade for everyone, but I find most drugstore/high street foundations are either very pink or very yellow.

I am definitely going to repurchase this when my current bottle runs out. I think it's a great price for a great foundation! There is also a Healthy Mix concealer, which I want to try now!

What do you think of Bourjois Healthy Mix?

Thank you for reading. xoxo, Joy


  1. I loooooove my Healthy Mix - luckily shade 56 was perfect for me with a tan, and I'm hoping to get one when my skintone changes lighter so I can use it on my face and also to mix with my other foundations as well if they are too dark.

    Also the other thing with the shade range is that not all Boots stocks the colours! I almost bought 53 thinking it was the darkest shade cuz that was the darkest one in my Boots!

  2. Heyy, what boot sale in Swanley did you go to?
    I go to lots of different boot sales. Tripes farm near Orpington is good sometimes. It's not the biggest one around but still a fair size on a good day and is free to get in. Pedham is a huge one, Hayes near Bromley is one of my favs.

  3. It looks lovely, I might just have to get that! xxx

  4. Great review! Love healthy mix a lot! xo

  5. @Yu - That's great that 56 is perfect for you :) That's a good idea to get a lighter one to mix with dark foundations. Ooh, that's so bad that they don't stock all the colours! I wonder why they don't... xx

    @Dina - Thanks for letting me know :) xx

    @Sophie - I really recommend it! I hope you like it as much as I do! xx

    @Jennie - Thanks :) Me too, it's amazing! Sometimes I can't believe it's drugstore! xx

  6. this is a product i really want to try! i have seen so many great reviews about it~ but i dont think its sold in canada... or at least where i live :( our bourjois counters dont have this line~!! so sad for us!

  7. I really want to try this foundation x

  8. I'm not a huge foundation wearer, but it sounds like a great product. I love Bourjois stuff.

  9. @MEOW - Oh no, that's so annoying that it's not readily available in Canada! :( I thought Bourjois was readily available everywhere? I hope you manage to get your hands on it sometime soon xx

    @a.j.b - I definitely recommend it! :D xx

    @Sherin - I love Bourjois stuff too. I would definitely recommend it :) xx

  10. Ahh yes I know Honeydale Farm. I have gone there a few times on a Wednesday. I used to go there as a kid to pick strawberries hehe. It's not too bad on a Wednesday considering it's a weekday. x

  11. I bought this on a whim a few weeks ago and I love it! The concealer is brilliant too, you should definitely try it.

  12. @Dina - Me too! I miss pick your own farms! There used to be loads in Swanley. Ooh, ok. That is surprising, might have to give it a go sometime. xx

    @Fritha - I'm glad it's working well for you! :D I think I'll definitely be picking up the concealer sometime soon xx

  13. glad you found a good foundation i may have to try this... and yes you need some in your life joy! i bought some last year for sixth form and i still wear them all the time now and topshop are restocking them and bringing out my colours now too :)

    thanks for the comment on my blog :)

  14. Great review!! Love the sound of the fruity scent.

    The doll on fashion

  15. @Becca - Thanks, I would definitely recommend it! I hope you like it if/when you try it :) Ok, you have officially convinced me! Next time I go to Topshop, I'm stocking up!! xx

    @The doll on fashion - Thanks :) It smells so yummy! xx