Oh, such a good highstreet/drugstore foundation! Perfect medium coverage, invisible on the skin (just blends more beautifully than any other foundation I've used, even high-end ones), good colours for those with yellow undertones, and smells lovely but not overpowering. If desperate for time, I can use this without even using a mirror, such is its natural finish and blending capability. Really nice to use.
I really like this foundation. It really is long lasting. I love the scent, it smells like peaches and apricots. It gives you a semi-matte finish and medium coverage.The packaging is nice too, the pump is still working after one year of use. I do wish it was a little more hydrating and that it had SPF in it. I am a NW15 and I use the shade 51 which is a tiny bit too dark for me but perfect for summer. The shades seem quite yellow/peachy-toned to me.
Edit: I don't think this is really suitable for dry skin, it seems to emphasize dry flakes. I discovered how great lighter foundations (MUFE and MAC's Face and body or even Bourjois's 10 hour sleep effect) looked on me so I'm never going back to this unless my skin changes significantly. I do still think it's one of the if not the best drugstore options for normal, combination and maybe even oily skin. The only way this works nice and natural on me is if I apply it with a wet sponge but then the coverage is significantly lighter.
I ordered this in shade 51 Vanille Clair, and it's a near perfect match for my pale skin. Well, maybe just a tiny bit too yellow, but it's not really noticeable and it doesn't bother me to the point where I won't wear it. The foundation itself is kind of runny and thin, and it gives a light, sheer finish. So if you're looking for a full face of makeup, this may not be the foundation for you. But what I like about Healthy Mix is that my face never feels heavy or suffocated when I'm wearing it. It doesn't feel like I'm wearing any foundation...which is nice sometimes.
first Im sure that beautiful scent isn't apricot or apple scent ,they use flavours not extracts,why could you expect from a 10 $foundation to have apricot ,melon and apple extracts????
And I wish It had SPF and broad spectrum sunblocks,actually it does't have good coverage and I can call it a tinted moisturizer not a foundation so its better to use a good tm with sunscreen,it also has alcohol and I prefer foundations without it.
Bought this on a whim today after reading the reviews here on MUA. Absolutely amazing foundation. The colors are neutral, slightly leaning towards yellow. The texture is silky and light, and the finish is perfection. One pump covered my whole fac nicely, and set to a dewy finish that didn't really require powder. I am an NC15 and got this in 51, with perfect match. If this continues to perform, I will be buying a few bottles before heading home to the US.
I bought this product when in search of a liquid foundation that isn't drying that would give me slightly more coverage than my tinted moisturiser but still looking natural. Essentially, an everyday foundation for the bad skin days. I bought this based on the amazing reviews here on MUA.
I was definitely glad I gave it a try, the price is respectable at £9.99, I usually get more high end foundations. The finish is great, can't even tell I'm wearing foundation. Doesn't get in my dry flakes, just gives a soft focus effect. No break outs for me either! The texture is like a syrupy liquid, I think this is due to the silicones in it. For reference, I am an NC30 in the summer (when I'm writing this review), but I really ought to be NC25. I purchased this in 55 Dark beige as 54 looked a bit light in the store. I am one of those people who wear foundations a bit darker than they should because my usual skintone (say in winter) is NC20 and when tanned I drop to NC30. I found 55 was pushing the boundaries of NC30 for me. The reason why I plumped for the darker is because I knew I'd use a brightening powder on top and I thought if I opted for 54 I might look too pale. I feel like there is a tinge of orange in this so I'm being cautious and light handed, but these cons are entirely my fault for not buying 54 which in retrospect was probably better for when my tan fades in Autumn. I appreciate that the foundations aren't pinky. I hate pinky based foundations and am defo pro the yellow tones. All in all if you want a light-medium coverage with a natural soft finish, I would recommend this for sure, especially at the bargain price. I'll still use this whilst summer lasts and then rebuy 54 for winter.
(thought I'd make a comprehensive list of all the shade match ups of all the reviews-healthy mix vs. MAC!)
51= 4 ppl say NC/W10, 3 say NC/W15, 2 say NC/W20
52= 4 ppl say NC/W20, 2 ppl say NC/W25
53= 1 say NC/W20, 2 say NC/W25, 1 say Nc/W27, 2 say NC/W30
54= 1 say NC/W20, 2 say NC/W30
55= 1 say NC/W30, 3 say NC/W35
56= 1 say NC/W34, 1 say NC/W35
As you can see, there is a lot of overlap, but hope this helps people narrow down the search. I think it's more a personal preference as to whether you prefer to look on the lighter side or tanned side of your natural shade. If in doubt aim in the middle. The finish is natural looking enough to get away with the shade either side.
My favourite summer foundation, not too heavy, perfectly matched to my peachy yellow and pale skintone, glides on smoothly and smells divine!
This product did nothing for my skin. Accentuated fine lines, pores and left my face feeling chalky. Its smells beautiful but difficult to work into the skin as it crumbles a bit when rubbed in with fingers. I don't think using a moisturiser underneath helped. A shame because it's a very affordable product. The coverage is sheer to medium (nearer medium) which is perfect for me but as a whole, it just didnt work. I think sticking to a high end foundation might be the way forward for me. I currently use Bobbi Brown's Skin foundation which is natural looking but a little shiny. I thought this Bourjois number would keep the oil at bay but it's equally as greasy. Not one I would repurchase but I occassionally use it to mix in with my MAC studio sculpt. If you have dry skin, I think this foundation would work wonders, but for me. A no go.
I went back to using this as I need to get rid of some of my foundation. I made sure I used no moisturiser underneath and for the first few hours, it looked stunning, smelt gorgeous and gave a beautiful, natural finish. HOWEVER, this horrifically broke me out. I don't have terrible skin - naturally I'm prone to the occassion breakout but nothing like the trauma I experienced after using the foundation. Blotchy, red spots, pimples etc. Very bad. I had to go on a foundation detox til my skin improved. A real shame because this product could have been wonderful.
this is a very light weight foundation and the application is very smooth, regardless of using brush or fingers. i like that the packaging comes with a pump, it's definitely much more hygenic. although the coverage is light to medium (i compare it to Revlon Colorstay which gives heavy coverage), it evens out the overall skin tone and does stay on for at least 14 hours in hot weather (in the middle of the day i hardly touch up with powder). so in the time being i'm using this more often than my previous favourite Revlon...
I had heard about this foundation time and time again from a few of my favorite make up gurus on youtube who r really popular nd know what they are talking about. I knew I had to get this foundation!
And I am pleased I did !
The shade range is good for a drugstore foundation,
51,52,53,54,55,56,57 in my area.
I initially picked up 55 dark beige, but realised it was too light for my skin, I am an NC 30-35 but more towards NC 35 in summer.
The colour is a great match to my skin tone, which is olive skinned and yellow undertoned, but not too strong yellow undetoned, natural foundation colours, again great for such a cheap foundation. Around £7-£10 in the UK!
The finish is dewy, gives a healthy, radiant glow, definately makes u look radiant, but also a natural glow. It has been compared to Chanel Vita Lumiere for that reason. Medium coverage, great for summer!
And did I mention the smell? OMG How great is it to have a great oundation that smells lovely, like fruits! I love nice smelly things so I am happy.
Packaging - Obviously due to the price its not gonna have great packaging... but at least it comes with a pump and you have some control over the amount of product u use, so there is less wastage.
And it might not last as long as it claims (16 hours) but it lasts long enough in my opinion.
The best thing about this foundation overall is that it does what it says which is difficult to find amont drugstore/ highstreet foundations.
It does make your skin glow, it hydrates, it energizes and it tones my skin from what I can see. I love Bourjois foundations! what can I say..