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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Bourjois New Healthy Mix


I had mixed feelings when I heard that Bourjois were reformulating their Healthy mix foundation, it was already my favourite foundation for glowy, soft skin the way it was, but then on the other there were a couple of downsides to the original formula - it didn't last all day and it was very heavily scented which sometimes caused me breakouts. I was excited to see what Bourjois would change.

I bought bourjois healthy mix foundation in the shade 54 which is the shade I wear in the winter, as it's summer soon I would have rather bought shade 55 but they didn't seem to stock it in my local boots. 
I hate to say it but I preferred the original formula. I'm so glad I ended up with shade 54 as although its light in the tube, It seems to oxidise on me and become darker on my skin. It also doesn't sink as well into my skin or feel as moisturising. I applied it first with my real techniques stippling brush and then the next day with my real techniques expert face brush which seemed to work better. Don't get me wrong, its still a lovely foundation but personally, I preferred the original. 

I also bought the bourjois healthy mix blush after seeing it on Sandra's Blog as its a really good dupe for a lovely Chanel blush, I don't own a coral orange blush and I think this will look so pretty in the summer.

I've now bought so many new hyped highstreet foundations (Revlon nearly naked, the New Bourjois healthy mix, Rimmel True match foundation) which are all pretty good, but to be honest I'm wishing I saved my money and tried Nars Sheer Glow or YSL Touch Eclat Foundation which I've got a feeling that I will love!

Lesson learned I think, these all will be great for the summer and I will use them up but I think the next foundation I buy, will be from Nars or YSL.


  1. Shame about the new formula...I've never tried healthy mix so I can't comment. But now will look into buying healthy mix serum as people have said it's a nice change to healthy mix. The blush looks very pretty though :) Great review x

  2. it's a shame that the new formula isn't as good, i still have a bit of the old one left xxxxx

  3. I didn't know Bourjois had changed the formula! I thought they'd just changed the bottle, such a shame as that was one of my favourite foundations! x
    Amy |

  4. Do you wear the foundation on the photo. It looks pretty. Too bad you don´t like the new formula :)


    1. Yes I'm wearing both the blush and foundation in the photo of me :) x

  5. Your face is flawless! Love Bourjois Healthy Mix
    Now following on BL (:
    Fashion Ganache.

  6. I've heard so many things about Bourjois. I'm sure the new formula will work just fine for you, too.

    Oh you have such beautiful and glowing skin! xx

  7. You look lush hun! I need to check out the blush, it's such a lovely shade! :))


  8. Just ventured into the world of Bourjois blusher and i'm so happy I did! x

  9. I can recommend both the NARS and YSL offerings as I have both... they give such beautiful glowy skin xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  10. Aw no it's a shame you don't like the formula too much but it actually looks great on you :)
    Heard so many things about sheer glow!everyone seems to love it :) xx

  11. The blush looks lovely (:

  12. A bummer to hear that the formula gave
    your breakouts :c I don't like when
    products are overscented. Its like
    full of chemical!
    Anyway I think you look really nice
    subtle and all natural c;



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