Now that everyone has posted up their review on the NEW Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and Anti-Fatigue Concealer, it’s time for me to post mine. Yes, this delayed review is on purpose as I do not want to saturate the beauty blogging scene with what everyone is doing. I like to do things a little bit different than others 🙂
Now, the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation is not a stranger to all of us. Everyone I know LOVE IT. I have the older version, which I had forgotten to do a comparison against the new one *face palm*. To be honest, I am not into the older Healthy Mix Foundation, which explains why you never heard me talk about it or review about it. But I could not put a finger to why I don’t like it, until I tried the NEW Healthy Mix Foundation. That’s when the imaginary light bulb in my head lights up!
All-NEW Healthy Mix Foundation (RM59.90 / 30ml)
If you heard people talking about Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, it is always about how beautiful it is on the skin. Those people were not wrong. They were right. It is beautiful on the skin. For some reason the older version does not wow me in terms of the finishing on the skin but this, this NEW Healthy Mix Foundation wow-ed me everytime I used it. It is indeed so beautiful and flawless looking on the skin. The name “Healthy” sort of gave it away that it is a foundation that gives a healthy radiant complexion, thanks to a unique mix of Vitamins in it. And that means you tend to see some shine or dewiness for some people. Matte doesn’t make one look healthy. A dewy foundation does. The “Mix” stands for all the Vitamin C, E and B5 that give skin an instant anit-fatigue effect, while the hydrating formula keeps your complexion radiant and even for up to 16 hours. Boy oh boy! I foresee a shiny face! lol
This time, Bourjois Malaysia brought in 4 shades – 52 Vanilla, 53 Light Beige, 54 Beige and 55 Dark Beige. Fairer girls would be cringing now because there are no 51 Light Vanilla in sight. I am usually on the lightest of the foundation shade but since I do outdoor sports now, I am much more tanner and so my shade would be 53 Light Beige. Sometimes I used 54 Beige when I really want to look tan 😛 . You know, ala JLo bronzed skin 😀 . But I think I am in between shade 53 and 54. I should start mixing these two shades, eh?
I am very scared to use Healthy Mix Foundation if I knew I would be out the whole day or even for a few hours. That is because this foundation turns oily on my dry/dehydrated skin within an hour. And that is after I prime the heck out of my face and powder to set like there’s no tomorrow. My face still turns oily. Mom would often comment saying how yucky and oily I am whenever I have this foundation on. Another odd thing happened whenever my face turns oily with this foundation on is that my nose (especially) is particularly itchy. I would be scratching and scratching until I couldn’t take it anymore and remove the entire makeup. I have a love and hate relationship with this foundation. It is SO beautiful on the skin but makes my skin super oily. Would I still wear it? Hell yes! But only on short hours 😀
NEW Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Concealer (RM39.90 / 7.8ml)
I have more luck with Bourjois concealer compared to their foundation. The new Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Concealer works like charm on me, just like the Radiance Reveal Concealer. While there are 4 shades to choose from for the foundation, the concealer on the other hand has only 2 shades – 51 Light and 52 Medium. I like to use 52 Medium on most days and 51 Light on days I want to brighten up my under eyes. I find that shade 52 Medium cancel out the darkness better due to the darker shade and also the hint of yellow tint in it. However on a typical makeup day, I used both – 51 Light to highlight the forehead, nose bridge and jaw, while 52 Medium on the under eye.
I don’t find this Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Concealer to perform well as pin-point concealing. It either disappeared when I dab + blend or when I powder to set. It just does not stay on the skin. I guess it is not made for that purpose 😀 . It is afterall an “Anti-Fatigue” concealer lol!
Here comes something I notice. The shade labelling.
The foundation shade comes in a sticker/security tab on the cap at the back of the bottle. For someone who has a few shades like me and that I sometimes do mix the foundation before using, I could have misplaced the caps and that will create an issue as to which cap/shade indicator goes to which bottle. I wish the shades are printed somewhere else or at least at the bottom of the bottle just like the concealer. What I will do is to take a sharpie and write it down at the bottom of the bottle. That way I wouldn’t need to worry if I ever misplaced the cap 😀 . Or if you have labelling device at home, that would work too. Any way that is convenient.
Have you tried the new Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and Anti-Fatigue Concealer yet? Do give it a trial as it is definitely much more better formulation than the older version. I like how the foundation looks on my skin but the downside is, it makes my skin oily within an hour. As for the concealer, no complain at all. It work just as good as every other Bourjois concealer.
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.