Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation

4.1

496 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Aqua (water), Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol Denat, Parfum (fragrance), Panthenol, Aluminium Hydroxide, Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract, Silica, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Pantolactone, Punica Granatum Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid [+/- May contain: CI 77007 (ultramarines), CI 77019 (mica), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI77891 (titanium dioxide)] 10BMT001-1]


Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Grey

The coverage & texture of this is nice but I find the strong smell a but too overwhelming. After using it on & off I have realised that this breaks me out terribly which is something I haven't had from any other make up. I literally with have clear skin for weeks then I wear this & by the end of the day I have several spots. I've just threw the bottle away as I don't want to risk using it anymore.



Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I have been using this a lot and it's safe to say this is an amazing foundation. It has good coverage but is not heavy. I adore it and always get compliments. I think this is totally fab and is just as good as any high end foundation!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 5/1/2015 2:46:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Black

I've been using this for a year now. honestly I'm used to high end foundations so this one was more of "meh, I'm almost out so might as well grab it and give it a shot" kind of purchase.

I have combination skin with red undertones, not alot of blemishes but I'm not going to be featured in a pond commercial either!

The bottle has a pump on it so I was happy with that, coverage was light to medium so not really that good, even with a light powdering it didn't last very long.

Now I think it's a mistake to compare the brands I'm used too (MAC and Makeup Forever) because it cost half the price. Also it was marketed as a medium coverage product, which it was! the other brands sell you almost full coverage and yet call it medium coverage... this one is more honest about it.

I might repurchase it again for daily use but honestly... this produce was made for people in their late teens and early 20's ( they expect you to not NEED much coverage at that age, although I realize that most follow youtubers that just pack it on at that age you have to admit most of them don't need half of that!) so for more formal events I'll go back to higher tier brands that give me better coverage.

It's gentle with sensitive skin but you need to hydrate, dry patches will show as with most foundations that are not full coverage.


on 4/30/2015 4:10:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

verall i pretty good foundation. im an nc20 and 51 works pretty well for me. love this foundation. smells great, and feels great. i jusy apply it with my hands over moisturizer and it basically lasts me all day. i do powder it though. id say the coverage is medium, lighter than the not serum version but still quite a good medium. i normally have to use concealer for bad days tho.


on 4/30/2015 2:11:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

First Impression: Hesitant because of the limited shade but absolutely LOVE LOVE IT! Definitely recommended to those who have similar dry/dehydrated skin and who are after an everyday / Ďno make-upí look. The finish is between matte and dewy. Recommend to use loose powder for oily areas and/or pressed powder for extra coverage and longer cover. It is my go-to, daily foundation and my skin feels amazing!

I have been looking for a new foundation lately to wear everyday in the office - something hydrating with light to medium coverage, and of course inexpensive. I decided to give Bourjois liquid foundation a try due to its high review rates and it ticked my boxes - light & hydrating. Apparently Bourjois owns Chanel too! Anyway I headed out to the nearest Priceline and was a little disappointed with the range. There were 4 different types of Bourjois liquid foundation available and unfortunately with very limited shades Ė 3-4 shades each and most were on the lighter and pink tones. (According to the Priceline website there are 6 shades available for the Serum range which you can purchase online but the George St Syd store only had 3 shades)

I decided to go for the Healthy Mix Serum Gel in 55 dark beige Ė closest to my handís skin tone and according to other reviews, the serum base is the lightest coverage but apparently very good for dry/dehydrated skin Ė totally agree! AUD$32 for 30ml which comes in a glass pump bottle.

APPLICATION:
For my first attempt, I used one pump, used my fingers and applied it like as if I was applying a serum all over my face. I was so impressed Ė It seriously felt so light on the skin! I thought Iíd skip the powder for the morning, 5 hours later I did get just a little shiny and just applied a little bit of tinted loose powder using tissue. If I didn't have powder, it wouldn't have bothered me as it really wasn't that bad!
My skin felt fresh and supple all day, I did touch it several times during the day to feel if I had oil seeping through but didn't feel it all so I was a little surprised when I saw myself in the mirror.

For my second attempt, I dabbed the product all over my face with my fingers and used a dual fibre brush to spread and blend. Visually I donít think it made a difference so whichever method is comfortable. I used the same dual fibre brush to apply tinted loose powder on my tzone. Definitely looks more polished and skin still feels amazing Ė soft and supple and fresh!

I am still playing around with Ė with / without powder, loose / pressed powder, mineralize etc... and in all honesty it doesnít matter how I have applied it, it consistently impresses me!

COVERAGE & LONGEVITY:
I donít wear a lot of foundation so personally I would say this is actually a Ďmediumí coverage (compared to MAC Face and Body, this has more coverage). Basically it covers what I need to cover without looking like I have packed on foundation! I was quite surprised as it suited my face skin tone Ė I thought it would be too dark but it blended out really nicely and evenly.
I have only been using this foundation for the office so far so it does last... If I were to go out after work I would probably touch up a little but for every day I havenít had the need to.
I do have dark circles so that is the only thing that It does not provide coverage for, however because this is so hydrating I can now pack on some concealer under my eyes without drying my skin.

Overall I really do love it and I do recommend it so personally I would give it a 5/5 however the colour range is not the best. The 5-Dark Beige seemed dark for me but once applied and blended to my face, it actually looks a little light which is OK because a little bit of contouring doesnít hurt! Itís not obvious at all but I noticed in flashed photos, my face do look a little white.

[My Skin Analysis: Combination Ė Oily Tzone and tendency to have dry skin especially during colder season. Under eyes Ė dehydrated with dark circles and fine lines. Small blackheads on the nose, and visible medium pores on the cheeks. Light-medium Asian skin tone and not prone to breakouts]

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/26/2015 11:45:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I got this foundation two days ago after going through pages and pages of liquid foundations for oily skin here on MUA. I hadn't yet made my mind up whether to pick this one or L'Oreal's liquid powder (I believe that's what it's called), went to the drugstore and found out this one had my exact shade. I was so excited, because I found it without any trouble. I also noticed right when I was swatching it on my arm that it was lightweight and easy to blend, and so I bought it. I tried it yesterday and I'M IN LOVE. It's light coverage but that's what I wanted. It smells awesome, blends so easily, sets quickly and doesn't feel like you have it on your skin. I wore it for 4 hours and I didn't appear greasy at all. Great product, even though I didn't like Bourjois before (I've had some of their products before and I liked none of them as much as this).


on 4/23/2015 7:54:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

A nice everyday foundation. Does not break me out and give me an even and natural finish. Does not cover perfectly but it's ok for everyday use. It doesn't last all day but is acceptable. Although I am super oily , this foundation held my oil not too bad. Pleasant smell and convenient packaging. Will continue to purchase it.


on 4/23/2015 12:33:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

this is my holy grail of foundations! i have very dry skin sometimes even in the summer and this is one that has worked the best for me. I find it has good coverage and it smells so good! I like that there is a pump too!


on 4/18/2015 8:06:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I was using the old bourjours healthy mix, but for some reason they stopped producing it, so I gave healthy mix a try. Overall I can say that is has a very fine texture and for my opinion a medium coverage (for my taste even to much of a coverage).

To make it short:

pros:
- price is really good
- nice finish
- good coverage
- easy to apply
- feels good on my dry to combo skin

cons:
- the shade I bought (same as the old version) was way to orange
- does not last long

Since I can only buy it online, I am not sure if I would repurchase, cause as mentioned the color looks just different when applied.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I really wanted to like this product but it just didnít work that well for me. The coverage is incredibly light, looks nice for a few hours then basically wears off before youíve even had 3 hours wear. Itís a lovely product but it doesnít meet its marketing claims.

Coverage: Light to medium, not very buildable. Make sure you elt your moisturizer set before applying this or it just slides all over the place. Iím a regular user of Make-up forever HD and the coverage is almost half. This product is more comparable to a BB cream rather than a foundation, so if you like something light and natural this might be great for you.

Colour: Iím around an NC30 and purchased 53, this colour works really well on me, and because itís such a light bendable product it really does look like skin.

Finish: Slightly dewy natural finish. For me this really needs powder to set and for more coverage.

Lasting power: Not great for something that claims to be 16 hours. Iím lucky to get 3 where my skin doesnít need a touch up to prevent shine. Iím actually okay for a bit of natural shine but this is much more than that.

Price: For a drugstore foundation itís expensive, but it really is a lovely product if they were upfront about what it actually does. If it said Ďnatural looking foundation with light coverageí I would be okay with it, itís their claim of 16 hours wear thatís frustrating. I hear this brand is actually produced by the same people who produce chanel, so if I look at it from that perspective itís not a bad buy.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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