I bought this on a three for two deal in Boots, it was about £9.99 which is a cheaper foundation in the Bourjois range. Probably because of the plastic packaging as the others seem to be glass.
I like it. A lot. I normally buy high end as I find it really difficult to match in places like Boots and Superdrug. I have almost run out of my Clinique CC cream (my favourite to date) so decided to chance it. I think this is a good price for a foundation.
I'm very happy with this. It's very runny, but sets nice and matte. A bit dewy, but not as dewy as Mac F&B which I also have. It blends out nicely and the colour I chose is 73 Beige Clair which is great for my skin. Just enough warmth. It looks lovely paired with the Bourjois cream blusher, very natural and doesn't necessarily need to be powdered.
I used two layers today and had no caking issues at all. It sets quickly and if there is a smell, it wasn't offensive enough for me to remember now. I've had it on for about 6 hours now, I have a little bit of greasy breakthrough on my nose but nothing I can't handle. I've got combination skin.
All in all, I actually really like this foundation. It's sheer but not too sheer, doesn't dry shiny like F&B and doesn't have a hefty price tag like Clinique or Guerlain. I would prefer a squeezy tube because I hate the fact I might throw it away with even a tiny bit of product left!
I've only marked it down for the texture because I prefer it more creamy, but really this is purely because because I am less likely to spill it!
I would possibly buy this again because I like it, but it's likely I will buy something different because I like trying new products.
I've always used heavier foundation because I felt my under eyes were so flawed I needed massive cover up (To be honest no makeup on this planet has ever hidden my dark circles).
I then realized I was just punishing the rest of my face which doesn't need much makeup so I was looking for something lighter for my face. I discovered BB creams and Garnier's was the lightest and the smoothest. Unfortunately it was too dark for my face.
Bourjois' 10 hour foundation does exactly what I wanted. It makes my skin look flawless while being completely weightless and at the right colour too.
Well in Canada bourjois can only be found in selected shoppers drug mart and they're super expensive compared to the prices in the UK - almost about $30 CDN.
But I really wanted to try them and I'm glad I did. This foundation didn't oxidize on my skin and gave me great light- medium coverage. It didn't break me out and it had a nice scent. It had a very watery consistency ... like the mac face and body foundations. Also, it was easy to apply with my fingers... You just have to work quickly.
This is my most favourite drugstore foundation line for sure... I think I like this one the best out of all the bourjois foundations.
Edit: after using this product for a several weeks now... It's my HG foundation :) I love it so much that i bought another bottle as a back up and so more than my rimmel wake me up foundation. I know in Canada it's pricey at around $28 CDN but it's so worth it... Much better than the healthy mix IMO. I use about 1.5 pumps for my whole face an neck. I prefer using my hands to warm up the product instead of my real techniques buffing brush. It applies so easily and goes on smoothly.
Note: I'm an NC25 - NC30 in Mac and I use #73
I have used this foundation on a daily basis for YEARS now. I still buy it, along with others, and to be honest I really love it and always go back to it. I use the tone 72, rose clair, and it does what it's supposed to, it's not too heavy but it's enough to give a uniform tone to the skin, very natural. It's not oily, it does not have any scent, it does not cause my skin to break out, it does not irritate my skin - which is very prone to do that - not even in the eye area, and does give it a nice healthy glow. For its price tag, all in all, I think it's a great foundation, one I will keep in my boudoir for years to come. The only down side is the package, although the pump is very hygienic and helps control the amount of product, you are never sure how much you have left and after a certain level it becomes very difficult to pump stuff out, even though you know it's there and do manage to extract sufficient amounts for several days.
I dont know why I keep buying those light coverage foundations, I sumply dont like them.
Im sure people with good skin will love this but for me there is too much redness and if I have to cover my cheeks and chin with a concealer afterwards I might as well use a heavier foundation and skip the concealer.
Very runny and light, I love all bourjois foundations.
I also have vitalumiere aqua and that one doesnt cover enough either although it definetly covers better than this one.
but if you have good skin already then go for it!
I am a huge fan of Bourjois, expecially the healthy mix even though i've got OILY SKIN. This is a light coverage foundation. It's like healthy mix but less heavy/oily and lighter. I think it's great for an everyday foundation. I do set it with powder. In terms of longevity, I do have oily skin, so the healthy mix and the 10 hour sleep effect don't really last all that long compared to say the mac studio fix. I would say it lasts about 4 hours and then after about 8 hours it's almost off my face. But, I think the finish is great and the colour match for me is perfect, which is why i'll continue to purchase Bourjois products.
(I am NC25 and shade Beige Claire and 53 in Healthy mix)
love it! Smells good but little bit strong, light coverage, suitable for oily and combination skin, but the coverage is not enough for me, but it is still good
I bought this one because I was such a fan of bourjouis healthy mix serum that I wanted to try more of their foundations. I like this a lot and although the coverage is pretty light it has a beautiful finish. Also so far I don't believe this has caused me any breakouts. I wear it on good skin days, with a dusting of the bourjois healthy balance powder. Another great product from bourjois!
Very nice for dry to very dry skin. Medium coverage, covers minor imperfections, although still need a concealer in places. Very dewy and youthful looking on the skin, natural coverage and does minimise the pores. 73 is a perfect colour for my light-medium yellow based skin tone. I would recommend this for someone with dry and mature skin. Pump is perfect for dispensing the required mount. Applies to skin easily, blends perfectly with finger tips over my moisturiser. No flakes, no streaks and no reaction on my very sensitive skin. Some foundations tend to redden my skin immediately, not this one. Can't fault it for a dewy medium coverage actually.
I've bought this foundation in a waaaaay too dark for me shade #73 to be able to neutralise a pale cast that my Avene sunscreen leaves behind (a tinted version of this sunscreen seems to be unavailable in Scotland?!). It works beautifully this way. Skin is back to its normal colour, it is lightly evened out and as this foundation does not contain spf, it does not destabilise my spf underneath.
Packaging is pretty but not luxurious (well, not for that price although the pump works very well) and I thanks to a semi transparent packaging I am still able to see how much is left in it, however that pump weirdly reminds me of my Chanel Vitalumiere! The consistency of this product is actually so similar to Vitalumiere that I am wondering if it is actually not the same product in a cheaper packaging?!
The foundation smells strongly, flowery and powdery but I do not mind. It did not break me out like Vitalumiere did. I hope that Bourjois will not discontinue it as I really like it as it makes my skin with spf on (and I use a heft spf 50!) look really nice. Which is not easily achievable, trust me.