The best High-Street base combo?


I’ve gone through many stages of foundation; the “oompa-loompa orange” stage, the “ghost like white” stage, the “8 layers deep” stage and now I’m at the “I’m really loving this” stage! I think it’s all about trial and error with foundation but I’m here to help you – hopefully -skip a few stages.


This combo is one that I’ve been using and feeling absolutely amazing in for a few months now. It’s the Bourgois Healthy Mix Anti Fatigue foundation and concealer! The foundation retails for £9.99 and the concealer for £7.99 so SUPER affordable. However, don’t be fooled by the price – the quality is insane! They promise to give 70% more radiance which lasts for 16 hours and I definitely feel this whilst wearing it! My average day is probably about 16 hours and it truly does stay on – even in this heat I’m not having major meltage!

They contain vitamins C, E and B5 which all help to contribute to healthy skin and a gorgeous radiance. They both feel so nourishing to apply and gives a beautiful dewy finish! The moisture in both the foundation and concealer is what helps to give such a flawless look. Any dry patches or scabby spots? They both just glide right over! You’re left with a perfectly even skin tone and smooth face – what we’re all looking for, am I right? If you’re like me and a bit on the oily side, I find the best way to wear it is with a little bit of powder across the T – Zone (just to help avoid the oil in a frying pan look).




I’m a pretty pale gal so I’m a shade 52 in the foundation, and as advised by the YouTube beauty guru’s, I go a shade lighter in concealer so I wear 51 (look at me with my technical knowledge). The concealer really helps to brighten my under eye. It’s like a team: the foundation mutes the grogginess and the concealer brightens and makes me look more awake!

They’re both very easily build-able which is perfect for people like me who sometimes want a more natural look and sometimes want a fuuuuuuuul coverage look!

One thing that I truly adore about Bourgois is the amazing scent of all the products. The Healthy Mix duo has not been missed out! It has a gorgeous fruity scent which is the best thing to smell whilst plastering the face in the morning!

So, can I possibly say that this might be the best High-Street foundation out there? What foundation do you use?




  1. LILY OLIVIA 31 May 2017 / 10:22 pm

    I don’t tend to wear liquid foundation that often (I’m more of a powder gal) but I’ve heard such amazing things about this combo from a few different people! I just found your blog, it’s super cute xx 🙂

    • life0fem 31 May 2017 / 11:13 pm

      Thank you soo much! I’ve actually never tried powder foundation! This combo really is brill! Xxx

  2. Nicole 1 Jun 2017 / 8:15 pm

    Ooh I have tried the foundation and LOOVE it, just to try the concealer now! Am I am still lusting over my Loreal true match!

    • life0fem 2 Jun 2017 / 9:13 am

      Definitely get the concealer, it’s soooo good! I’ve heard so many things about the Loreal True Match! I think that will be my next purchase! Xxx

  3. TheScribblyDoodle 1 Jun 2017 / 8:42 pm

    I’ve literally just bought this and was a little hesitant as it was so cheap so wasn’t sure if the quality would be there. So excited to use it now! Thanks for the post- helpful! Love your blog in general also! X

    • life0fem 2 Jun 2017 / 9:14 am

      Thank you so much, that really means a lot!! Yes it’s so good! I hope you love it just as much as I do! Xxx

  4. Zeynab 3 Jun 2017 / 2:00 pm

    I have so many great things about this combo, I with the colour range was larger.

    The Beauty Load

    • life0fem 4 Jun 2017 / 4:28 pm

      Yes it’s a shame that the colour range is so limited! Hopefully that’s something that will improve! Thank you for reading! Xxx

    • life0fem 4 Jun 2017 / 4:29 pm

      It’s honestly so good isn’t it!! Definitely give the concealer a go! It’s so amazing! Xxx

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