Saturday, 28 April 2018

Bourjois Healthy Mix Collection


Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation has been an extremely popular foundation ever since its launch a few years back now, and there are now four Healthy Mix products, and as I hadn’t ever tried the foundation itself, I thought I would try them all out. Here’s how I got on…
The Bourjois Healthy Mix Primer (£9.99) is an anti-fatigue blurring primer which conceals signs of fatigue and smoothes pores and fine lines to create a fresh and radiant complexion. I always use a primer as my skin can be quite dry on my cheeks but then quite oily at times on my T-Zone so I find that a primer lengthens the wear of my foundation and it doesn’t disappear throughout the day. The Healthy Mix Primer is peach in colour and so it is also great for concealing redness on the skin and is creamy in texture and as soon as you apply it onto the skin it instantly blurs out any lines or irregularities on the skin. I was definitely impressed with this primer, but you don’t get much product for your money, which was the only downside for me.
Moving on to the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, which costs £9.99 and so is the same price as the primer but you get an extra 10ml of product. I opted for shade 52 Vanilla which suits my fair skin really well. Healthy Mix Foundation contains a unique blend of vitamins for an anti-fatigue effect, to leave your complexion looking radiant and even. It has also been created using Vitamins C, E and B5 to brighten and energise the skin and has a 16 hour wear time, although I have never kept my foundation on for that long so I can’t comment on whether it lasts the whole 16 hours, but it definitely stayed on throughout the day. The Foundation comes in a pump bottle so you can control the amount of product you are using and I found it to be a more fuller coverage foundation, except it feels really lightweight on the skin which I definitely enjoyed wearing. Once applied, it did give my skin a boost, left it more healthier looking and didn’t settle into any imperfections or lines to look cakey.
The Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer (£8.99) has been created in the same way as the foundation, so again it has those vitamins to erase any imperfections and signs of fatigue. I don’t tend to need to conceal anywhere other than underneath my eyes as I do naturally suffer from dark circles in that area, and so I always go for the lightest shade to also brighten up my undereye area rather than the same shade as my foundation. The Healthy Mix Concealer comes in a little tube which has a screw-on lid and a doe-foot sponge applicator although I do tend to use a mini Beauty Blender to blend concealer in under my eyes as it is such a delicate area I don’t like to pull or tug at it. I would also recommend not putting product too near to the eye as it will soak into the skin and that’s when you end up with puffiness under the eyes because of product build-up. The Concealer does tend to feel a little thicker than the foundation but I find that it blends in beautifully and this has since become my go-to concealer.
I don’t always use a powder as I don’t suffer from overly oily skin, but I did want to test out the full Healthy Mix collection which does include the Bourjois Healthy Mix Powder (£9.99). Again I went for the lightest shade, 01 Vanilla and this suits my skin perfectly. The Powder comes in a compact which also has a mirror on the level underneath and a sponge for applying on the go, however I personally prefer to use a powder brush so that I get a more even finish than a thicker layer of powder. The Healthy Mix Powder unifies and mattifies to give a matte and radiant complexion throughout the day and I found it felt quite finely milled and lightweight on the skin. When applying the Powder with a powder brush I wasn’t left with any product buildup and it did keep my foundation in place throughout the day, even trying it with different foundations for a fair testing.
The Bourjois Healthy Mix collection is available instore and online at retailers such as Boots and Superdrug.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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