Review of Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation by Benzgirl79
Edit 1/22/12: The bad news, this is not available in the US any longer. The good news, it is available in the UK - I buy mine at Asos.com and ebay and have been happy. Best stuff EVER!
Love is an understatement as to how i feel about this foundation, my HG for about 6 months now and I very stingy with my 5 lippie ratings.
I started using it in the summer when my skin is always at its best b/c of the humidity and it's easy to like a new foundation. My real test has always been how a foundation holds up in the bitter New Jersey winter, where my skin relentlessly flakes off like a snake from November-March. I must say, this foundation has fared well in both extremes and my skin is really holding up this year.
Each swipe of this on my face completely neutralizes any ruddiness and brings it into perfect balance, it's actually enjoyable to watch it transform. I feel it provides medium coverage but looks and feels lightweight, dries quickly but allows you enough time to blend effectively, stays put all day in heat/sweat, does not look masky, does not stick to dry spots or contribute to oiliness in t-zone (I have combo skin). Most importantly and perhaps best of all.... it does not break me out even if I forgot to wash my face before bed (bad, I know!)
The foundation itself is a pretty matte by itself but when I use it over my Lumene Cocktail Drops (amazing!) I get a very nice dewy glow that I've received a lot of compliments on since I've started using them both.
The girl at Ulta scared me and month or two ago by saying that the Bourjois line was going to be discontinued so I stocked up for a few months, of course she could be misinformed but I'm taking no chances.
Hell hath no fury if this every gets discontinued!
Aqua (Water) Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol Denat., Parfum (Fragrance), Panthenol, Alcohol, Aluminium Hydroxide, Silica, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerine, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Prunus Armenaica (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid +/- May Contain Mica, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)