Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

When I started writing this blog post, I suddenly realized that I just did not know how to write it. Foundations are not my cup of tea. I had never bought foundations in my life and the only foundation that I had during my teens and in college was the Lakme foundation which used to leave a scary whitish cast on my face and would become all messy and crusty after a few hours. So rather than looking like a ghost I chose to avoid foundations till recently.  It was only recently that I started searching for a good foundation. After reading countless reviews, testing innumerable foundations at stores and dealing with harrased SAs, I finally found my perfect foundation, the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation.

What Bourjois Claims (Sourced from the website)

70% More Radiance!

Bourjois’ 1st radiance-boosting fruit therapy foundation: a flawless complexion for up to 16 hrs!
• Apricot >  radiance
• Melon > hydration
• Apple > antioxidant
• Ginger > energy

It’s exquisite and glide-on formula blends onto the skin for a flawless, yet natural finish.
• 8Hrs moisture
• Lets skin breathe
• High tolerance dermatologically tested

Price and Packaging

Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation is priced at INR 990 for approximately 30 ml of product. There are around eight shades available among which I got the darkest one 58 Hale Fonce. The foundation is packaged in a slender lightweight plastic tube with a pump type dispenser. The light packaging means it is easier to carry around and a boon for clumsy people like me who drop everything.

Texture and Coverage

The texture of the foundation is extremely lightweight and silky. It is very easy to apply this foundation whether you are using a brush or your fingers since the texture is quite watery and runny. Since it is moisturizing it is great for people with dry skin who have problem with flaky skin and dryness after using foundations.

The Bourjois Healthy mix foundation provides medium coverage. Once blended it gives a nice dewy effect and an almost matte finish which I love. The best part is that it stays on for around five hours without any streaking or oxidizing. Moreover it looks natural and not like you have a mask on your face. I do have to set it with powder though as I have normal skin. For people with dry skin it will give a perfect finish

After Blending

What Do I Not Like
  • The shades available may not suit Indian skin tones. I unfortunately got a darker shade but I now mix it with a lighter TM.                                     
  • It is certainly not a full coverage foundation so do not expect it to cover all your scars. Small facial imperfections and marks are covered well with this foundation. 
  • It has a fruity smell which thankfully disappears after application.

If you are looking for your HG foundation then do try this out. Please check the shades and make sure you select the right one. As for me I love this foundation but I now want to check other foundations especially from Maxfactor and Mac.


  1. sounds nice..thnx for the review.. following u :)

  2. Picking the right foundation has always been an issue.good review :)

  3. I know varsha ..its a real hassle but u do try out several before u get the perfect one

  4. i want to try this some time. Hv heard a lot abt it. :)

  5. Oh do try it is super fab..

  6. Hi!! I think this shade may suit me. Will chk it next time. Does it leave a whitish cast?? I have major problems with foundations.

    Nice blog, I am ur new follower :)

  7. No dear it doesnt leave a whitish followin u too :)

  8. I have heard a lot about it... but still waiting for color bar to finish :(

  9. sounds like a nice product but does it give heavy coverage???

  10. No dear its a medium coverage foundation..for heavy coverage I guess the Revlon foundations work well.

  11. HI Parul

    a longgggggggggg search for foundations to get idea of what shade would be a match for me; and here i come across ur blog today; i am really happy to see u have the SAME complexion as me; so, i want to know ur foundation shades specially tell me which shade in Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation is a match for u? Plz reply asap

    1. I use the shade no 58 although I think I should have picked up 57.. u shud try in store before getting it for sure

  12. Thank u sooooooooooo much for replying Parul; happy to listen back from u :) btw I am from Pakistan

    ......errm about the shade, i have ordered shade 57 so, let's hope it matches :)

  13. i received my Bourjois Healthy mix foundation in shade No:57; and trust me it's PERFECT match for me :) i am so happy with it

    1. Am so glad dear...this foundation is the best that I have used so far...I am happy that you got ur perfect shade

  14. Im a Mac NC 44.5 you think this shade will match?


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