Sunday, 14 April 2013

Bourjois Healthy Mix

I have been using my Garnier BB Cream recently, but it's just not cutting it. I feel against my combo skin, it doesn't sit right and the colour is all wrong. Hard to believe once upon a time, I loved it. One foundation I have loved and used up completely, is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in 51. The lightest shade. This blends perfectly with my fair skin tone and I had missed it, a lot. So, I planned on picking up a brand new bottle at Boots, to accompany my new Real Techniques Stipple and Powder Brush (review to come!), although they were sadly sold out. Boo. However, they did have a stand dedicated to the new Healthy Mix foundation, which I can't for the life of me, find online!

From what info I have heard, I believe this is a reformulated version of the Healthy Mix Foundation? I would love some answers! There was a few of the original Healthy Mix Foundations in stock, but I thought I may as well try something new. My first thoughts on this, is the packaging. I really like the comparison of the bright red and foundation colour, something you rarely see. This paired with the fruit extracts at the bottom of the bottle, just makes it look appealing and eye catching. I also prefer this lid to the Serum version. An odd thing to point out, but the Serum one just seemed to sit on, not click. 
The formulation, again, seems similar to the Serum one. I didn't try the original Healthy Mix Foundation  so I can't compare them all. I would say this has very good coverage, although it is versatile to create a fine, sheer appearance, or be suitable to layer up, for a higher coverage. I personally use one and a half pumps, and maybe a tiny bit more for anything that needs more touching up.

I chose the shade 51, which is the lightest. I would say this is a good colour tone for fair skin, like myself, although for me, I would have preferred it if it was a shade lighter. I always feel as though my foundation is too dark, and I hate the thought of blending down my neck. One of the advantages of the Serum Healthy Mix, as it was pretty much identical to my skin tone. 
I chose to apply this with my new Real Techniques Stipple Brush, as I bought them at the same time. I usually use my ELF Stipple Brush. This distributes across the face really well, giving you plenty of time to apply and blend, before setting. This also works very well against my oily/combo skin.
Overall, I very impressed with this foundation. It's actually a joy to use and the fruity scent in the morning is just lovely - my strange thoughts, anyway!

Have you tried this new version of Healthy Mix?




  1. I love this foundation! I love the fruity scent so much too and it's such a lovely foundation to apply :)
    Great review!

    1. I will happily repurchase this. It has all the boxes ticked!

      Thank you for your kind words! :)

  2. I have just bought this.. I have very pale skin, but I have a white foundation from Face Atelier so I can lighten it down! :D xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie


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