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Monday, October 15, 2012

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation Review

Hi guys!

I'm back with another foundation review :) This is the first drugstore foundation I've ever bought so I was very excited about it XD

It has a really strong fruity scent which I don't mind :D usually I don't like my face products to be too fragranted. This foundation is pretty heavily fragranted but that goes away after application.

There's also the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation which is in red packaging and is a gel foundation
Honestly I think the difference between the two is so subtle... almost undetectable (well for me at least). But the serum foundation is in fact ever so slightly thinner than the regular one and for that reason the coverage is ever so slightly lesser as well. But honestly I think there isn't that much difference *shrugs*

The pump is super nice! So easy to control. Really good quality

Ingredients list:

Now onto swatches
My color is in No.52 Vanilla. Honestly I think No. 53 could've worked too but some how I think 53 contains more red... so I chose 52 because it looks more yellow to me.


In Taiwan it gives me an extremely dewy finish-- just bear in mind if you live somewhere hot and humid, this foundation is gonna be more dewy than semi-matte. In the US it gives me a semi-matte finish.

Face time!
Half face application

It looks a bit dry around the nose this time... which is kind of weird cuz usually I don't find this foundation accentuating dryness. Guess my skin wasn't feeling that hydrated that day XD

lol I'm very nitpicky when it comes to foundations =P



Overall effect.


After around 8 hours
I have to say this lighting makes the foundation look like it fairs pretty well. I mean it does overall.


Besides some cakeyness around the nose, what the camera didn't capture was that the foundation fades just a bit on the nose where it's oily (so in person the foundation looks ever so slightly uneven). But as you can see from afar it's really not noticeable. Also I feel like when this foundation fades my blackheads tend to show up a bit more. But that wasn't captured on the camera.

Overall I think it's very good for a drugstore foundation! Probably best for normal skin. It might accentuate dry patches for dry skin. It fairs alright/good for my combination skin. Honestly, if you don't look too closely you wouldn't even notice the little things I pointed out. I'm just being picky XD

Would I repurchase? No. I don't like how it looks a bit uneven when it's faded when I get oily. But that's just a minor detail that bugs me personally =P

Hope some of you found this review helpful??? lol!

<3 Frances


  1. Nice review. I think this foundation suits you really well. Yout skin looks really healty with it :)

    1. Aw thanks! It is a beautiful foundation :)

  2. i can see a little moustache over there

  3. Great review. I've been looking for this product for a while now. Do you know where I can get it (online/in stores)? I live in Connecticut. :/ Yesstyle has it, but for some reason it's super expensive.

    1. thanks :) have you tried eBay? the prices there are pretty reasonable (around $15). just make sure you find a seller with good ratings ^_^


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