What they say: (From Boots.com) 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.
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
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