I have sensitive skin, which has flared up recently and driven me crazy so I had to throw away my old heavier foundation (EL double wear). I went back to this brand because I used to wear it with no angry skin related problems, and I was hoping to find this the case again. I chose shade 52 Vanille, which was a little too dark for me, but still blends rather well and doesn't leave my face looking dirty.
-It looks great and rejuvenates my dull looking skin (not blessed with that porcelain pale skin sadly, just the sickly looking kind)
-Smells divine, which makes me feel good when wearing it
-Applies great and lasts most of the day except on my nose but I'm a little red in that area so I often have to re-apply there during the day for that reason.
-Causes my skin to breakout quite badly after using for more than occasional wear.
1.Skin type – dry to normal/dry
2.Colours – limited amount of colours (about 6 I think) and they are all quite yellow-based. This is fine for me but maybe not for everyone...
3.Packaging – plastic bottle. Not very interesting but good because you can see how much product is left.
4.SPF – None.
5.Price - £9.99. Fantastic value for money. I would expect to pay more for such a good foundation.
6.Application – applied well with a foundation brush. Blended easily with no streaks. Smells divine.
7.Coverage – light to medium and buildable for areas that need more.
8.Finish – dewy to semi-matte depending on skin type.
9.Wear during the day – I have quite dry skin and this hasn't accentuated any dry areas or made my skin feel tight. My skin feels looked after all day.
10.Lasting power – dry skins probably do not need to powder for this to last nicely all day. Normal skins may want to lightly powder down the centre of the face.
I would recommend this foundation to anybody that has quite dry, young or relatively blemish free skin. I would not recommend to someone with an oily skin at all. Absolutely worth a try at such an amazing price. I will definitely be buying this again.
Just bought this after seeing two positive reviews on YouTube. It gives a medium but natural coverage, smells lovely - like apricot. I have oily to combination skin and this smooths over my pores, keeps me fairly shine free and hasn't caused any breakouts. I'd highly recommend especially as it only costs £9.99!
I love this foundation so much. You can definitely tell that the parent company of bourjois is chanel, because the quality is just excellent. Very reasonably priced at $32 (for australia especially!) but I bought it half price at target :)
Their claims are: "Perfect coverage. Semi-matte finish. Oil-free. Tolerance tested dermatologically. Maintains essential skin hydration."
- love the coverage of this, I would say it is probably medium, leaning towards to sheer side, perhaps? Feels great on the skin, very lightweight, especially compared to other products such as BB cream which I can't stand the feel of!
- semi-matte finish, definitely, although I prefer my foundation to be on the dewy side I can't complain, it looks like a slightly more matte version of my skin, nothing unnatural. On a night out, however, I do need to powder.
- hydration wise, I don't feel that this product is drying at all.
It doesn't claim to be long-wearing, and my only gripe with it is that without a primer it's by the end of a day at uni (which is around maybe 10 hours?) But I'm sure if I powdered more often the staying power would be much better. The colour selection isn't huge either, they don't have colours that run particularly dark, I'm a 54/55 for reference, and that's already the second darkest shade (I have medium-dark skin)
Regardless, it's a beautiful foundation and I'm definitely going to buy this one again!
WOOF. I should have known better than to search so hard for this foundation. It's not available here in the US so I located it on eBay. Now I'm battling about a dozen small pimples on my forehead, paired with PMS chin breakouts. Needless to say, this was terrible for my combo skin. Color was a bit too warm for my NW20 skin (bought 52). Nice bottle, but it did not do me good. The product has a nice slip to it, I'm guessing it's got a high amount of silicones in it. I wish this would have worked for me but I do not break out on my forehead unless it's product-driven.
I really think that Bourjois has the best drugstore foundations. The colour range is great for me, who has yellow-undertones in my skin. I don't know why people think it's hard to blend, I use my sigma F80 and it really blends nicely into the skin.
It has a nice coverage, and gives a really radiant appearance to the skin, which I love. I like a more dewy finish than a matte. It has a great staying power and is excellent as an everyday foundation to use.
- light and natural coverage
- fluid and easy to blend/apply
- good packaging: light plastic bottle that comes with a pump
- doesn't last long on my skin
i liked how it looked like when it was first applied on my skin but it doesn't stay on my combi-oily skin at all. by mid day, my skin was in a mess.
I had so high hopes for this product but all i have to say is URGH! Not sure if i had a faulty product but the foundation itself is extremely watery and does not apply evenly at all even when applied with a brush. I tried this with different bases to make sure it just wasnt compatatible with my moisturiser/primer but nothing works! It makes my face feel dry and clings to the dryer areas and the colourings uneven! (and i use a decent moisturiser). Yuck, yuck, yuck.
The combination of the name of the product and the rave reviews made me absolutely DIE to try this. I have dry skin with some drier patches. Somehow this stuff managed to settle into all my fine lines/ dry patches and make me look like an old woman... I have a matte finish foundation which is Bobbi Brown skin foundation (also liquid), but Healthy Mix dries even drier than matte. =(
I was hoping it might be a good alternative to the MAC F&B i currently own but costs twice the price but.... no. It doesn't work for me. I can't get the right colour either (too dark somehow).
But it does smell lovely!
How has this got such a good rating from people with oily skin?? I have combination skin with a slightly oily t-zone and this was awful! My face looks like a grease slick with this on - even my normal cheeks. It emphasises every pore and fine line on my face. The only plus about this is that the colour is builable without looking cakey and it has staying power. Not quite sure how a foundation that makes me look so greasy manages to stay on my face so well, but this is one time I'd have like my make up to slide off.
Nice that this foundation has a pump though - packaging is responsible for taking this from 1 lippy to 2.
Edit: tried this again when my skin was drier in the winter and this was so much better then...except it started to break me out on my forehead after about 3 days of use. Not really terrible spots or anything, small tiny pimples that easily were covered with concealer but the texture of my skin didn't look great, plus I never normally break out there. Now the winter is over though I can't use it again because of how shiny it makes me look. I have also tried the bourjois 10 hour sleep effect foundation and this also broke me out on my forehead. Think I must just react to something in them.