Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder


42 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$



on 8/6/2015 3:00:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

Shade: 55 Beige Fonce (dark beige) My Skin: Medium/Combination

A very nice powder, that works well on my medium (plus fake tanned) skin tone. It would be way too dark for me in the winter months.
It is very Silky to touch and finely milled. It has a sort of fruity scent, but you don't really notice this once its applied to the face.
The powder is much finer than my old Rimmel Stay Matte (which is fantastic & cheap), and somehow really makes my face look brighter.
I thought my face was a bit shiny by the end of the day (9 hours), but when I touched my face it was dry, so i presume it is the "glow" that looked a tiny bit shiney, but it still looked pretty.
I know it says it gives a "healthy glow" on the package, but I wasn't really expecting to actualy notice any difference from my usual powder, but I really can see the difference and it makes my skin look lovely.
Very slimline packaging with a mirror, but absolutely no space for a compact sponge, which is a bit annoying if you want to take it with you, but fine for in the makeup box at home using a brush or a puff.
I have very sensitive skin, and have had no problems using this so far.
I love it and will deffinately repurchse it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 7/29/2015 6:14:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is a lovely little powder. Good sized mirror, natural shade and a nice finish

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 7/2/2015 5:48:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

Bottom line: Wonderful little compact and a great powder. Matte but not dull. My oils do break though towards the middle of the day but I just re-powder and its all good. This fits so nicely in my purse I'm absolutely in love with it. I used the rimmel stay matte powder for years before this and now I'm totally convinced.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 6/24/2015 6:59:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Other, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is my no fail go to powder that i can always count on and know it'll be good so if you've been thinking of getting it definitely do so.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 6/1/2015 11:56:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This powder is finely milled, so it feels like you are wearing nothing. It controls oil better than other powders (Rimmel Stay Matte, which I did not like very much), and it has a light-medium coverage, so you can use it on its own, but also to set your liquid foundation. It lasts 5-6 hours on my skin if I do not touch my face.
I usually use mineral makeup with just a few ingredients, because other powders (such as MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural) break me out, but this one did not.
The packaging is sturdy and really compact, so you can take it in your purse. It is also ideal for touch-ups, since it has a mirror.
The product has a smell to it, but it did not find it to be overwhelming
The color I have is 53 Beige Claire which is a good match for my NC20-25 skin. The product has 9 g/0.32 oz. and costs 10.25 at my local drugstore.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 2/27/2015 7:29:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Underrated powder ever! This is super amazing in setting my makeup (even concealer and blemish areas) for a whole day!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Other

It is finely milled and does not look like you are wearing a powder at all. The shade 52 (the lightest) matches my skin very well. It really looks and wears like an high end product.

Initially I was afraid that it will look too dark on my skin (I have fair skin), but it is perfect. This powder is very yellow.
I like this powder even more than my YSL Poudre Compacte Radiance. The shade is somewhat better on the skin.

I prefer fragrance free makeup and unfortunately it has fragrance in it. For those who are interested the scent is actually nice, not too strong once applied.
The packaging is awful, red plastic that looks cheap. I like that it does not have a place for the brush or sponge. Therefore it is light and compact to carry around.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 1/25/2015 11:49:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have really been enjoying this product for my everyday makeup routine. It has everything I look for in a powder. Sets makeup well (check), has a natural finish, so it doesn't look cakey (check), most importantly it has light coverage (check). I use this just to set Foundation/concealer. Also the powder is very silky feeling, so it glides on your skin very nicely. For days that I do not wear liquid foundation, and just liquid concealer, after applying my BareMinerals Blemish Remedy Acne-Clearing Foundation (do not have bad acne, this just looks so good and natural on the skin, and without SPF unlike the original veil) I still apply this bourjois powder to set the makeup in the center of my face, just to ensure it lasts longer. Definitely will be purchasing it in several other colors. As for pricing aspect, it's hard to say as different retailers sell it for different prices, I purchased mine off Amazon for around 16-17 dollars which to me is between drug store and high end. In the UK I am aware Bourjois is considered high-street, which I am guessing is just above drugstore. But in Canada in shoppers this is around 25$ So the price change s higher, but the quality of most of the products I have tried from the brands are very worth it.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Brown

So in love with this pressed powder and especially for the price! The only downfall I can see with this product is its colour range (mainly targeted at fair to tan/Mediterranean skin) but at the same time if you only use a little it comes off as more translucent. It gives the skin a smooth, velvet finish as well as setting your makeup for the day. It has almost next to no coverage but just perfects the base.

The compact itself is light and very sleek so you can take it any where but just remember to bring your brush! Also, I would highly recommend using a brush with this product rather than a sponge because it just gives a more even application and you use less product that way.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is a good powder if all that you're looking for is a basic powder. It blends easily, seals your foundation well, and keeps the oil at bay effectively. However, something about the *finish* of this powder is keeping me from repurchasing it. The product does not sit on top of your skin, so you won't have to worry about that. However, it doesn't make your skin look *nicer*, you know? With this powder on, I feel that I looked better with just foundation. Overall, a simple, basic, run of the mill powder.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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