Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum – Foundation Review

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of bringing home a new cosmetic product to try out. Okay maybe bringing home some Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is a similar experience am I right?

Guess who got her hands on another foundation recently? *raises hand*

Now before you think I went out and bought a new one just because, let me explain briefly. My beloved Cover FX Custom Cover Drops are on the way out or at least the struggle to squeeze out enough drops from the dropper is becoming a lot more difficult than when I first cracked open the bottle. I’m finding the consistency to be quite thick and as it’s so hard to tell how much liquid is actually left, I think it’s almost fully out!

So luckily for me my local drugstore/pharmacy Priceline was having a Pink Dot 1/2 price sale on Chanel’s little sister brand Bourjois Paris (same company, not the same products) and I swooped in on this little guy.

Light Beige no 53.

Containing 30mL/1fl. oz. of product this product is claimed to be Hypoallergenic. I’m a bit scepitcal as the scent of this product is very, very strong and fragrance is a known irritant of sensitive and acne prone skin types. However I won’t jump the gun yet but be warned of the scent!

I stumbled upon this foundation as it was recommended as a product that would not encourage the growth of the skin condition Malassezia better known as Fungal Acne (more on that another time).

This is a gel foundation claiming 16 hour wear with a semi matte finish that claims to instantly blend, creating a flawless complexion and with undetectable coverage. Nice.

Added Benefits Include;

Vitamin rich fruits; lychee, goji berries and pomegranate. Ooh la la, oui oui. Using this brand is turning me French.

Having used this product 3 times I can say this is a very nice foundation. The coverage is light to medium but not hugely build-able. I needed to use some concealer on my hyperpigmentation/red marks which is a little strange for me as I am so used to the full coverage of my Custom Cover Drops that I was a little surprised at first at the dewy- ness it gave me.

However, their claim to instantly blend with undetectable coverage is true and after this has had time to sink into the skin, it looks really nice.

Natural light, no flash


This is a foundation with a limited colour range which is so very disappointing and you should note that it does oxidize. I find the light beige isn’t an absolute perfect match. It’s just a little too olive for my skin tone however once I’m finished with the base makeup, seems to look okay and matches my decolletage (I’d rather look a little darker than paler).

With lights, no flash

Set with powders, this foundation lasted quite well on my combination skin and I found it didn’t crack near my mouth (smile lines) and I wasn’t shiny after 6+ hours wear. Mind you, it is winter here at the moment so that may be a factor in the lasting power of this foundation.

Overall, I am happy with my purchase of $16.00AUD, regular retail price at Priceline is about $32.00AUD. Would I re-purchase? Yes I think so. As an everyday foundation this is beautiful and definitely a go to for day time makeup.

I hope you enjoyed my review on Bourjois Paris Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation. I have a try on vid here.

Have you tried this one yet or do you think you might like to try it?