Friday, 27 January 2012

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (and shoes!)

I have two hours before I have to leave my warm bedroom and battle the Welsh weather to go down to the estate agents, so time for a post! (btw, looking for a second year house is killing me, WAI SO IMPOSSIBLE! :P)

I bought Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (in 51, Light Vanilla) a couple of weeks ago, and now I've worn it for a few nights out (and during the day too :P) so I can review it :) This foundation has been raved about and loved by beauty bloggers and the general public (it won the 2011 Make-Up Product of the year for the consumer study of product innovation), so it's not entirely surprising that I'm going to add myself to its list of fans.


This foundation has a good range of shades, I tested 51 light vanilla, and 52 vanilla, and the chose the 51 (the lightest of the range). The darkest isn't that dark though, it's more a deep tan colour, but I'm very pale, so in the summer I won't even get near to the darkest (Shade 58).

I wore this with my primer on underneath, and it lasted all day perfectly, so I adore it in that respect. Because my forehead is weirdly dry I have to mix it with a little moisturiser for that part of my face or it doesn't look as smooth, but that's just me, even when I moisturise loads before putting foundation on my forehead is never happy :P This foundation provides medium coverage and gives me dewy glowy skin (not much of a fan of a matte face so this is perfect for me :P)

Pros:
Inexpensive (£9.99)
Fairly good colour range
Nice smell (sort of like apricots and sun cream, but a lot milder :P)
Stays for a long timeNice dewy finish

Cons:
The packaging! (I'm a very 'judge a book by its cover' girl about make up, and I know I shouldn't be, this is a great product, so I'm just nit picking at this point XD)

This is a great high street foundation, it's only £9.99 and I think it's fabulously cheap for how good it is, I really recommend it :)

On a side note, these are my new shoes :D My boyfriend got them for me (even though it was his birthday :P). I'd seen these in Republic and thought they were cute, they were £20 (I think) in the sale, but as I'm saving for my holiday I couldn't buy them. A few days later (on his birthday) he surprised me with these ^ - ^ (Don't worry, he got a birthday present too :P)



Sunny xxxxx

21 comments:

  1. I have awarded you with a versatile blogger award because i love your blog so much and you deserve it :) look on my blog for more details xxx

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  2. this sounds interesting! maybe i should give bourjouris a try after seeing this!//Azure

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  3. I want to try that foundation :) it sounds good.

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  4. Those shoes are really lovely :)

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  5. I use this foundation it actually matches my pasty (ginger) skin tone! Love it and those shoes are adorable!
    xx
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  6. Love your shoes!
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  7. I keep seeing good things about this, if I ever give up my BB Cream then I might try this. xx

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  8. Shoes and foundation, great combination.. while we have to look great upper and under right?! :)

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  9. Cuuuute shoes!! Awesome boyfriend :)

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  10. I really want to try this foundation out now! Great blog.

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    xx

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  11. Those shoes look lovely, lucky you! x

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  12. Nice shoes!

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  13. I want to try the foundation when my current one runs out! x

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  14. I love those shoes, such a nice boyfriend! I need some foundation, maybe i can try that :)

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  15. Just stumbled across your blog xx love those boots maybe we could follow each other xx

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  16. I've seen this foundation all over the blogosphere, but it's not available in the US. Dx To the internet I go~! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Hei! I just found your blog and it is amazing!

    I am following your blog and I hope you will follow mine too!

    xoxo,
    Ana V

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  18. Hmm, I really wasn't a huge fan of Healthy Mix when I tried it, clearly I'm an anomaly though because it's been raved about by Beauty Bloggers everywhere!
    I'm a bit superficial when it comes to packaging haha, so that bugged me about the product, too!
    The shoes are lovely :) xx

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  19. Nice boots and great review on the foundation. I love this foundation too.xxx

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