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11 Oct 2011

Review: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation

Last week I was sent the Boujois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation for review - as a fan of the original Healthy Mix foundation I was quite excited to try this. I am reviewing no 52 - Vanilla



Packaging says: Gel Foundation - 16 hours radiance-boosting. Even, revived complexion. Instant blending gel, flawless complexious, undetectible coverage. Vitamin-rich fruits lychee, goji berries, pomegranate. Hypoallergenic

The packaging is nice - a basic glass jar with a pump applicator which dispenses enough for me in 1 pump and maintains a clean product.


Firstly, this isn't a gel in the sense that it's like a shower gel. It behaves much like any other foundation but is a little more "together" in consistency like a gel I suppose.

The foundation itself is easy to spread and blend as it doesn't dry out instantly like a more traditional cream foundation. I always apply foundation with a brush but this is easy to apply with fingers, a brush or sponge I've found. It smells delicious - really fruity (not good for those who aren't a fan of fruity smells though!) It's also very light on the skin and doesn't appear oily at all.

Importantly, here's the before and after:

Left: no makeup at all; Right: Healthy Mix Foundation only.

Apologies for the rollers - I was making my hair massive - see my tutorial on how to get volumised hair

 As you can see it gives a good coverage for red areas of the skin and really picks skin up so it seems to glow but gives a natural coverage so it doesn't look caked on (I hate obvious foundation). It also has great staying power - it's quite matt and stays matt for 8 hours - it looks fresh at the end of the working day which I was very impressed with. It also suits my pale skin tone which is a plus as most foundations make me look orange!


Packaging: 3.5/5 - nothing wow, just a normal foundation packaging

Product - 5/5 - I really love this foundation! I've been wearing it constantly since I got it and would definitely buy a bottle when this runs out. The lasting-power of this is fantastic and I've had lots of compliments on how well I look which is nice!!



  1. This sounds so impressive. I've read so many great reviews of this foundation I must try it myself!

    Nic x

  2. Lauren you're a life saver. I'm going to buy this. I use Boujois healthy mix too and really love it but it just doesn't last. Every so often I'll get sick of it not lasting for more than a few hours and buy a different foundation, but I'll always switch back to Healhty Mix because they're just not as good! I was thinking of switching again to another brand but now Boujois have finally made something with staying power I'll just get this.

  3. I'm in need of a foundation for every day wear. I might have to try this out.

    My favorite all time foundation is MAC Studio Fix but it's too heavy for everyday wear. At the moment I'm wearing MAC Pro Longwear but I'm not particularly impressed which isn't good when you consider the price.

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    Amelia xxx

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  5. Very impressive! The colour of your face is so natural! But I always use Organic Surge creme under any foundation. It is great! http://blog.broodon.com/competitions

  6. Wow Impressive, this is a definite must buy foundation i think. Plus i love that it smells fruity!

  7. Does it clog your pores/break you out at all?

  8. I always get scared of foundations without a pump so the fact this has a pump makes me more inclined to try it!
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