Sunday, 19 February 2012

Bourjois spree: healthy mix serum foundation, powder & concealer, and lip treats

I can't resist a bit of Bourjois, and this month's purchases include face products and some lip treats. I picked up the new 'healthy mix serum foundation' in '51 Vanille clair', the palest shade available, as well as the matching 'healthy balance' compact powder in '52 vanille' and the 'Touche healthy mix' concealer brush (I can't find the shade written anywhere; I know it was the palest one!). 

Bourjois healthy mix powder, concealer & gel serum foundation 

The products share a very pleasant apricot scent and colour-wise the powder and concealer match very well. I was intrigued by the gel serum foundation as it sounded like it would have a nice light texture, and the guide on the back of the bottle suggests it gives a 'semi-matte finish' with one square out of three shaded to denote the level of coverage. It certainly does have a nice texture, almost like a moisturiser rather than a foundation, and it's easy to blend in terms of smoothness. The only problem I've had is that the shade is slightly too yellow-toned for my complexion. I tend to need more of a pink-toned base, so it doesn't really blend in perfectly with my skin tone. It does feel moisturising though, and gives good light coverage.

The concealer, on the other hand, matches my skintone and blends in perfectly. It gives great coverage to dark circles and has a light liquid consistency, making it very easy to blend. A little goes a long way, which makes it good value for money. I use the powder to set the rest of my make-up and it also feels nice and light rather than cakey or heavy. 

I also picked up some lip treats:

Bourjois 'Sweet Kiss' lipstick in '11 Rose Innocence' & 'Effet 3D' gloss in '05'

Lipstick on left, gloss on right 

I love pinky lipsticks and glosses, and have been searching for a nude-pink lipstick to wear as an everyday colour. When applied it's got a matte texture and gives a 'blush' of colour which I like (although you can layer it up to make it more intense). The gloss is a darker pink, infused with shimmery bits (I love shimmer!) and comes out slightly lighter than the colour it is in the tube. I'm a big fan of Bourjois lipglosses as they feel very moisturising and have good staying power. 

All products featured came in at under £10 each. 

Until next pay day! :p 


  1. I love the Healthy Mix Serum!! I really want to try the powder and concealer next:):) xxx

    1. Thanks for the comment! They've got a new foundation coming out called Flower Perfection which I'm dying to try! I really like Bourjois products :) x

  2. I love Bourjois! I only really use Bourjois! I haven't used the serum one though because I don't think it would cover up my terrible skin well. Alex went to me in the pub the other day, your skin looks amazing, that was not due to her drunkeness (I don't think) neither to my non-existent skincare regime but I like to hold it down to the normal Healthy Mix Bourjois foundation I now can't live without. I also usually use the Mineral Radiance Pressed Powder but I also decided to try out the Healthy Balance powder and I quite like it but still prefer the other one I think!
    Also, I have their lipstick in 'Rose Tendre' another pinky nude type colour and quite like it too!

    1. I bought their new Flower Perfection Foundation today! I can't wait to try it, it comes with a nifty little sponge applicator encased in the lid. I also got the Flower Perfection Primer, as it was on offer at Boots so I didn't have to pay full price :D As soon as I've tried them out I'll blog with my verdict! xx

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    1. Thanks for the comment! I've just visited your blog and have followed you, going to have a read of some of your posts now! xx


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