Sunday, April 15, 2012

Review: Borjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation

Hello, lovelies~ I confess that I am a foundation junkie. If there's a new foundation on the market, I want to be the first one to try it out. I was at Watsons when I saw this foundation at the Borjois counter. I chose the lightest shade, which is a bit weird since I'm not usually that light of a shade. 

Borjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation

Availability: Borjois counters
Price: -tba-
Size: 30 ml

The foundation doesn't come in a box, but in its own plastic bottle with  a pump. The size is travel friendly as it doesn't take much space in my makeup bag. However, I need to make sure that the mouth of the pump is clean before I put the cap back on or else it will smudge on the inside. 

This foundation claims to have antioxidants that can help improve the skin for the better. It has all these scrumptious fruits (litchi, goji berries and pomegranates) that 'act' as antioxidants, but are listed down below on the ingredients list. You know what that means~~? The lower the position of an ingredient on the list, the smaller the amount of that certain ingredient in the product. Surprisingly, phenoxyethanol is very high up on the list alongside with butylene glycol, considering it is a preservative, which is usually seen at a lower position. They are used as preservatives because they keep the product clear of bacteria by being bactericidal (killing bacteria). Denatured alcohol is not one of the top ingredients, which is another surprise, because usually they use alcohol or ethanol or isopropyl alcohol for products formulated for oily skin types. 

I wouldn't say that this is a gel-like texture as they advertised, but it isn't as runny as other liquid foundations, i.e. Revlon Colorstay. I usually apply it with a slightly damp sponge if I wanted a light coverage. What I mean by that is a level of coverage that evens out skin tone by eliminating any redness and concealing small acne scars. 

It has a semi matte finish on my combination/oily skin. Sometimes when my skin is very oily, I usually apply a layer or either compact powder or loose powder. If my skin is flaky and dry on the edges of my nose, I leave it as is, without any setting powder. For people with dry skin, I recommend you exfoliate and apply moisturizer before this foundation to prevent any patchiness appearing on the face. 

This foundation lasted for more or less 3 to 4 hours on my face before it decides to fade away throughout the day. Not the most long lasting foundation I've had, but I'm quite pleased with how it looks like throughout the day. The shade I currently have is lighter than my face, but I used a a powder that is my shade or a bronzer on the jawline, so there won't be any difference between my face and neck. 
This would be a summary of my reaction towards the foundation
Overall, for everyday use, I would choose this over my Revlon Colorstay or Makeup Forever HD foundation because of its lightweight texture and natural, semi matte finish. Oil control isn't as great as Revlon Colorstay's, but it works well paired with powder on top. However, when I look at the ingredients list, it discouraged me from further using it. Ah, ignorance IS bliss. ^_^
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  1. :3 kayanya bagus yah... jadi mo cobain hehehe

  2. dari dulu masih maju mundur kepengen coba ini foundie. worth it ga ya ? price nya mahal ya?btw nice review ^^

  3. Gabby, enak dipake buat sehari2 koq ^_^
    Anon, aq lupa harga pas nya brp, nanti aq info deh pas udah kucek. Thanks for visiting~ ^_^

  4. Felicia, so far, I didn't see this oxidize on my face. Mostly yellow undertone foundienya dia. Thanks for always leaving comments, my dear~ glad you like my reviews. Followed your blog! ^_^

  5. packagingnya lucu, menarik, jadi pengen coba :D

  6. Marsha, I frequented that site when I'm bored. I find memes deliver the message to the point. ^^

    My Lovely Sister, kalo udah dicoba, jangan lupa reviewnya~ ^^