I had been looking into buying a new foundation for a while and wanted to make sure I got one that people seem to be liking. So after a lot and I mean a lot of research (I’m very picky with foundations) I finally settled with this. The Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation. I first found this on Esteé Lalonde’s Blog where she said it was an all time favourite. Esteé is one of my absolute style icons so after hearing her say amazing things about this, I knew I had to try.
I bought the foundation online so had to guess my shade. I ended up picking 52 Vanille which happens to be a perfect match to my skin tone which I am very happy with. The foundation is rich in fruits and fruit vitamins and the first thing you notice when you pump a bit out is the smell! It is the most gorgeous smell, sweet and fruity and you can smell it on your face after application, faintly, but it is there – which I really love. I have never tried a ‘Gel’ foundation before but I would say I like them! It’s not hugely different to a normal foundation but you can tell it glides across the skin more and makes your skin look fresh. It provides medium coverage which makes the skin look very natural. It is easily build-able and I have been able to build it to a very full coverage.
One of my favourite things about this foundation is the pump! I hate having to tap bottles to tempt a bit of product to come out and I always end up buying a pump for it. But this comes with pump and a good one at that. It just makes it so much easier to get the amount of foundation you want out.
One thing I do notice with the foundation is that it is very dewy. I personally have oily skin so I’m not keen on the whole dewy look; so after applying this I like to coat my face in a bit of powder and I find I’m good to go! It claims to last 16hours, I’ve never had my foundation on for that long, I wear mine for about 14hours and I would say it lasts the whole of that time.
All in all, I really love this foundation. It is a little bit too dewy for me but nothing that powder can’t fix. It provides a really nice medium coverage which is build-able, adds a beautiful healthy glow to the face and glides over the skin without any problems at all. I can definitely see why so many people love this foundation, I do too!
Have you tried this foundation? What are you thoughts on it?