A few months ago I got the urge to try new foundations and the one at the top of my list was the Bourjois Paris Healthy Mix Serum Foundation. Both Chelle (Makeup Your Mind) and Jodi (Up the Rollercoaster) have raved about this foundation and since I had never tried anything from Bourjois Paris I really wanted to try it out.
I bought the lightest shade available: 51 Light vanilla. When I swatched it at the store it seemed like a good match, but once I got home and put it onto my winter pale face (about two months ago) it was a shade too dark for me. Now that we’re having beatiful weather and spending lots of time outside with our daughter I’ve started to get a little tan so this shade is perfect for me right now!
I LOOOVE that this comes with a pump, it’s so convenient! I need one pump and a half to cover my entire face.
This product has a wonderful fruity scent that reminds me a lof of the Skinfood Peach Sake Pore BB Cream SPF20 PA+. It’s a very light scent and not overwheling at all. It fades away once on the face too; it does not linger.
The bottle says that this offers light coverage, but I would say it’s more of a medium coverage and it can be built up too. You can see below in my half and half picture that it does a pretty good job at hiding the redness in my face. And in my full application photo you can see that it’s a perfect match for me!
This foundation has a semi-matte finish which is perfect for me (I have combo skin so I prefer matte over dewy finishes). It does benefit from using a primer underneath, and I love that it does not highlight my fine lines and wrinkles (some products settle into the lines I have on my forehead).
I love how light this product feels on my skin and still offers great coverage. I love the scent, and I love the finish. The only bad thing I have to say is that I wish they had a lighter shade so I could wear it in the winter too, but other than that this foundation gets two thumbs up from me!
Have you tried this one?
– Chantal 🙂
Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.