Thursday, June 28, 2012

Foundation Love: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum

Being an oily skin gal myself, finding a foundation is quite the challenge. The perfect foundation needs to be so many things at once - it needs to control my oil, it needs to stay on my face and not slide off or oxidize, but most importantly for me, it also needs to not look cakey.. That's a tough bill to fill, and honestly, filling all the criteria is next to impossible. The Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation is the foundation that comes the closest to this impossible feat.

Bourjois' Healthy Mix Serum Foundation is quite the miracle in the bottle.The foundation smells amazing, is lightweight, easily blendable and does not oxidize on my face. Because it is lightweight however (only a bit heavier than a tinted moisturizer), my face often needs additional concealing. I do not mind concealing at all though because to me, only concealing the parts of my face that need it also helps me avoid the cakey face syndrome. While this foundation doesn't combat my oily skin, such as a foundation like Estee Lauder's Double Wear might, it doesn't wear off completely during the day (6+ hours), especially with a powder on top. I also appreciate that this foundation doesn't feel like a masque, and lets my skin breathe. This foundation does not make me break out at all, like some heavier foundations might (namely, Nars Sheer Glow, Estee Lauder Double Wear). I've also tested this on my cousin who has normal skin for a photo shoot and it gave her the nicest, glowing skintone on camera, and in real life. I highly suggest this foundation if you have dry to combination skin. If you have oily skin, I'd suggest testing it out first to see if it's compatible with your skin. It is for mine, but only because I do not want much coverage, or a heavy foundation.

This foundation will most likely become a staple of mine, especially during the winter months. It is natural and lightweight which is exactly what I look for in a foundation - no cakeyness, no glitter/shimmer, no streak marks. The downside of this foundation however, is that the shade range is limited, and even more so in Canada.

While it is $27 in Canada, it is still cheaper than most higher end foundations. Plus, if you live in the UK, I think it's cheaper for you!

Hope this mini-review was helpful and that you're all having a good week!


  1. I am definitely going to need to try this out! The only thing that gets me is that it's basically a drugstore foundation in the UK, right? I mean..close to $30 for a drugstore foundation leaves me feeling a bit sour. The most I'd pay for a U.S. one is $12... :/

    1. Yeah, I totally understand your point, I wasn't sure about the price either. But I kind of sucked it up because I was curious hahaha.

      Also, just found it on ASOS for $19.30 CND :) Perhaps they ship to the US as well?

  2. I use the non-serum version of this foundation and love it! I have always wanted to try the serum version but the price at Shopper's deters me :(