Friday, July 22, 2011

Review: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

I was cleaning out my drawers and shelves when I found this and realized that I haven't reviewed it. I remembered the haul post I wrote, but the review never came. So, without further ado, here is the review on the Healthy Mix foundation by Bourjois. 

Sorry, I used a stock photo. My camera won't pick up the pump well.
My shade is number 51 Vanille Clair

Water, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium chloride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol Denat, Parfum, Panthenol, Alcohol, Aluminum hydroxide, Silica, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Pyrus malus, Zingiber officinale, Prunus armeniaca, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Mica, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77007, CI 77891

How I Use It
I use half a pump of this foundation and apply it from the center part of my face, outwards with a damp sponge. 
Healthy Mix Shades.
Just click on the pic to enlarge it.
Swatch of shade 51, Vanille Clair
When my skintone is darker, I'll just mix this with a drop of my Revlon Colorstay foundation in medium beige. 

What I Like About It
  • It's readily available at Watsons, here in Jakarta
  • The packaging has a pump dispenser
  • It has a soft floral scent, but disappears after blending
  • The creamy texture helped conceal my flaky patches
  • It stayed for about 6 hours on my face 
  • It photographs beautifully, not producing a white cast like any other foundation, thus perfect for night time events where flash photography rules
  • It didn't break me out at all
  • It's easily removed with my makeup remover. I don't have to tug and scrub it off my face.
What I Hate About It
  • It was quite expensive for a 30 mL foundation, retailing at IDR 200,000-ish
It is a good foundation and I enjoyed using it. However, it does contain alcohol, but since I don't wear foundation often, I'm still allowing it. Besides, the content of alcohol is way down the list, unlike other foundations which states alcohol as their second or third ingredient. 

Overall, I really like how this stayed on my face, but easily removed with a makeup remover. Also, it produced good photos without the white cast on my face as if I'm wearing a mask or worse, a ghost... 

Final Rating
Availability : 1/1
Price Tag : 1/2
Ingredients : 1/3
Effectivity : 3/3
Packaging : 1/1

SEVEN out of ten

Image and video hosting by TinyPic