I've bee using Mac NC25 for years. When the prices went up I decided to try a different bourjois because of the price and the reviews.
I bought shade 53, its not as yellowy as I'd prefer as I have oriental skin. However its defiantly a good close match. It feels light on my skin, and it is a subtle dewy effect, medium coverage. It lasts a little around 5/6 hours for me without powder (but I do have a oily t-zone), where as I got a few more hours with Studio fix.
Personally I think the apricot smell is pleasant and at £10 I will buy again and don't see the need to try other brands.
My only downfall is that because its a lighter coverage I go back to my Mac Studio fix for a night out.
Hope this helps xo
This is an amazing foundation! This would have to be the nicest texture and foundation I've tried. It applies beautifully and never looks cakey or thickly layered any excess wipes off. Smells of berries and leaves skin moisturised. For oily skinned people i would recommend powder over the top as it can be a bit shiny. I am shade 51 and will definitely be buying again!
Hands down this is my HG foundation!!! I apply it with my beauty blender or mac 188 and I absolutely love this!! plus my dry skin adores it! First of all this does not dry out my skin which is rare because almost any foundation I try just sits on my dry patches.... (chanel vitalumiere aqua, vichy aera teint, armani maestro). So... the coverage is medium-light and the finish of this is a kind of dewy but not greasy.... It just looks like your skin in a better more radiant version... I use the shade 51 and it matches perfectly..(i'm nc15). But except the nice coverage, finish and color match of this product... the thing I love the most.. Is that when I remove my makeup.. it makes my skin look better... glowy and kind of moisturized. I don't know how this is happening with a foundation... Maybe you'll think that I'm stupid or something... but it's really happening! Maybe the fruits this product contains... work well with my dry-sensitive skin. Thank you Bourjois!
Really like this foundation! Found out that it wasnt actually the foundation but rather the moisturiser I was using underneath it. The coverage is light-medium buildable depending on how much you put on. Personally, I use about 2 pumps , but sometimes 1 if I want to spot conceal/focus on spots. I found that the staying power is pretty poor, even with setting powder, but it does help. Keep in mind that I do not use a primer under this at all, just QV lotion or cetaphil moisturiser depending on my mood.
I even asked my mum if she could tell I was wearing foundation and she said NO! What a pleasant surprise! Most of my foundations she could clearly tell.
Overall, great product.
*For reference, I wear shade 54 which is a tad but dark but due to the blendability, it isnt too stark against my chest.
I bought this after reading all the glowing reviews For it. Unfortunately I broke out within 2 days of using this... I think it may be the fragrance, but I dunno for sure.
love love love this foundation
i cant belive how smooth and perfect this foundation is it is my HG product, althought it is sightly dark for my pale skin but i mix it sometimes with white foundation ( not mixing i layer them if you know what i mean:))
i can not talk enough about this foundation as now i am afraid that this will b discontinued, i was at boots the other day and i saw a new version of it and the sales lady told me that they will discontinued it ,i really dont know what will i do then :( plzzzzz bourjois dont do this :'(
This product is AMAZING! I love the healthy looks it gives, it's so natural. I'm on my 7th bottle already and its the only foundation i use. For the day i mix it with the clarins beauty balm for a much lighter look. I think this foundation is better for dry-combination skin. It gives a medium coverage but it definetly gives you the natural look.
It's an amazing product. I have oily acne prone skin for reference...
It's very easy to blend, with every tool. I prefer my expert face brush from real techniques.
Gives really decent coverage, probably medium, if you build it, but it can also be light, depending on how much you apply.
It doesn't feel heavy, it feels very smooth on the skin, it's perfect for everyday use. But it can be obvious you're using makeup :-/
It gives a natural glow to the face, without any shimmer but doesn't feel greasy.
I don't like it for times when my skin it's more oily, because it really gets oily after a few hours. Also, it doesn't last that much.
But i definitely recomend this for normal to combination skin, it's just really nice. One of the best foundations on the drugstore. ^^ It's really a shame i have such oily skin because i really like it and i didn't find anything like it on the drugstore... :-/ maybe the garnier bb cream for oily/combination skin is a good "dupe" for this..
I like this product but not on the HG level. Application is easy, its not streaky when i use my mac 190 brush. The packaging is very hygienic and i love that it has a vaccuum-ish pump and see through, plastic bottle so I will not worry when i drop it. My only concern about this product is it feels and looks very oily after about 2 hours! Color turns dark and orange when it oxidizes!
I have really pale skin and can never find products that match my skintone but this one does! It evens out my skin, hides red marks and gives it a flawless finish. Its a really lightweight foundation so you never looked caked in makeup, its perfect for the natural look!
I'm in love, this is definitely a HG product! I used to be skeptical about drugstore foundations, I believed that the more I pay the better is the product. Oh, I have tried maaaany foundations Chanel Vitalumier Aqua, Clarins Skin Illusion, Dior Diorskin Nude etc. and Healthy Mix beats them all. And this is the only foundation that I have ever repurchased.
I think this foundation is good for all skin types and ages (I'm 24 and my mother is 53 and we both use Healthy Mix).
If anything, I wish this foundation had some SPF in it.