Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Bourjois Healthy Mix Range

After hearing excellent things about this range from other bloggers/vloggers/gurus I decided to give it a try. I have tried the Healthy Mix Serum foundation, the Healthy Mix concealer and the Healthy Balance unifying power. A natural finish is definitely the idea here and in my opinion that is what you get.

As a starting point, the concealer does have pretty good coverage for under-eye circles yet I don't think it would be too good for covering spots/blemishes as it's quite yellow in colour which can look odd on other parts of the face. I purchased the shade 51 Eclat Clair but I feel it's slightly too dark for my skintone so perhaps a no go for those who are very pale. Unfortunately there is no alternative as there are only 3 shades and they are all relatively light.
It  feels very light on the skin but it does have good staying power and brightens up the skin under the eyes very well. It is a squeeze tube packaging which is difficult to control so you may end up with a face full of concealer. This also means that it may not last very long either. But do not be deceived, the product inside does provide results. It retails for around £7.99, a fair price in my opinion.

Now there are two foundations in the healthy mix range but I opted for the serum foundation as I've never tried one before with a gel-like consistency. I was pleasantly surprised with this stuff as it feels great on my skin. It provides a light coverage for normal to dry skin, but the formulation is great.

I purchased this in shade 51 Vanille Clair as it was the palest shade I could find. Similar to the concealer, this has a yellowish hue and I was afraid it would look odd on my skin but once blended it looks a lot better and not noticeably yellow. I picked this up for £10.99 in Superdrug which isn't bad as it does the job, but not as well as other high street foundations.

To finish off, I tried out the 'unifying powder' promising a healthy natural glow for 10 hours. I was slightly disappointed with this. It did give me a nice matte finish but there was no 'natural glow' so to speak and I had to reapply after a few hours, even though I don't have particularly oily skin.

I picked up the powder in shade 52 Vanille which does not follow the yellow trend of this range (yay!). However this is the palest powder in the range so it may not be ideal for those harbouring a pale look this winter. Although, the powder definitely feels soft and creamy to the touch and applies really well, if only the staying power was better! I will probably continue to use but I shan't be repurchasing as at £8.99 I have others I much prefer.

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