- Nearest place to get it was Singapore
- Where they only carry 3 shades
- It's pretty sheer
- At almost RM80 after conversion, this drugstore foundation isn't cheap
- I was in Singapore
- I surprisingly found a reasonable color match
- "It's like a drugstore version of Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua", said ParisB
- There was a 20% discount
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation is formulated to give skin a "radiance boost for an even and revived complexion". I was toying between this new formulation and its predecessor, Healthy Mix Foundation. The latter supposedly gives a more matte finish and has slightly heavier coverage but after comparing for a good 15 minutes (and pestering Xin and ParisB to choose the better looking side), I eventually settled for this one, which I felt blended a tad smoother.
The foundation comes in a slim glass bottle with a clean pump. The formulation contains litchi (lychee), goji berries and pomegranates, contributing to the fruity scent of the foundation. Isn't that blob of foundation looking so beautifully smooth....?
It looks even better on the skin!
Since I've been having less skin troubles these days, I've cut down on the amount of foundation I use. I now appreciate sheer foundations! This one in particular does a fantastic job of simply making my skin tone appear more even (note the chin area) but still allowing my natural skin to come through.
The coverage is light for sure but it's sufficient for daily wear, especially since the texture is not at all heavy. I use one pump for the whole face, applied with my fingers. It blends like a dreaaammm.... Never have I used a foundation that blended this beautifully!
I know the color in the "after" picture looks slightly pale but believe me, the color matches. I use auto mode on my camera so the color tone varies between shots. The shade I'm using is #53, which matches pretty decently on my MAC NC30 skin tone.
The label claims that the foundation can hold up for 16 hours. I don't doubt that though I still had some shine to blot off by midday which is no biggie. What's some blotting for a foundation that doesn't cake, go blotchy, oxidize or sink into lines after hours and hours of wear?
Hands down, this is one of the best foundations I have ever worn <3
Retails in the UK for £9.99/30ml (8 shades) or Singapore for $33.