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Time for a foundation review! So, I purchased this when there was a discount going on in Priceline. I’ve heard lots of good things about the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation.. correction, Bourjois Healthy Mix SERUM Foundation. Yes, I bought the wrong foundation because I mixed up the names. The Serum foundation is the one with the red cap.
So, let’s get on with the review for Bourjois Health Mix foundation. This foundation comes in 6 shades, from light to tan. I got the slightly tan colour (2nd darkest) as I bought this particularly to match my skin tone after coming back from holidays with a good tan. This liquid foundation provides medium coverage. It’s good coverage if you do not have very many blemishes but it’s definitely not enough for someone with acne (like me), as the acne still peaks through the foundation and you do have to cover it up with a good concealer. After application of the foundation, the foundation is still wet to the touch. It does take awhile for the foundation to dry and will end up with a dewy finish. To get a matte look, you will have to set it with a powder. Because this foundation is still quite wet after application, you do have to have to be a bit more careful when putting on the concealer or work the foundation into the skin and wait for it to dry. Also, the texture does make it feel that you are wearing a slightly heavier foundation. If you are not a frequent foundation user, you may find this slightly heavy. This foundation has a very light floral fragrance that goes away after awhile. The foundation comes in a pump type bottle with a cap, which makes it quite convenient. As you use the foundation, the bottom of the bottle moves up, meaning no wastage in the bottle! yay! For some reason, though, the pump on my bottle has gotten a little bit messy…
I bought the shade in 55 (dark beige). The shade does not really suit me perfectly as I may have bought the shade that is wrong for my yellow undertone. I should’ve gone with shade 54 because when I sampled it in the shop, it did have a more orange base. Does this foundation break me out? Thankfully, no. It does not make my acne to become any worse than it is. I also have not developed any sensitivity to this foundation. So, hurray!
At the end of the workday, however, this foundation does feel that it is melting off my face (even when wearing it on top of a primer and setting it with powder). I usually feel a bit uncomfortable at the end of the day and would immediately remove it once I get home. To prevent the uncomfortable feeling, I usually have to blot my face around mid-day mark and around the 3-4pm mark. I personally would not recommend this foundation for anyone with oily skin. However, if you do have dry skin, I think this is perfect as it does feel slightly moisturizing.
Above pic: very dirty foundation bottle!
Above pic: After spreading the foudation
Above pic: After working the foundation into the skin and waiting for a minute
Above pic: Skin without any product except moisturizer
Above pic: Skin with foundation
This foundation is not suitable for my skin type as I have combination skin (oily T-Zone), hence I would not repurchase. Also, this foundation does not really conceal my acne, which is my number 1 issue.
AUD$32.00 for 63g
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Have you used any Bourjois product? I would love to hear how you felt about it.