The weather in England is behaving very oddly at the moment. It’s hot, muggy and a little bit uncomfortable, with added copious amounts of thunder, lightening and rain. Anytime I’ve thought about putting make up on, my enthusiasm has waned.
There has been various occasions where I have had to present myself to the world, and look part human and in those cases, my saviour has been the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation.
I picked this up on a whim, just before I went on holiday last month and put it into my foundation draw, and promptly forgot about it. And because by the time I came back I was too tan to wear it, it’s sat there waiting for me to crack it open once I’d paled a bit.
I’m sure most people have heard of Bourjois’ famous healthy mix range, one which claims to give your skin a boost of radiance and an instant anti-fatigue appearance. I’ve already tired the ordinal Healthy Mix foundation, and I really enjoyed it, however I did find that the finish could appear a bit too dewy for my liking, so knowing the serum version was a gel based, and knowing I’d never tried a gel based foundation before, I decided to give it a go.
The Healthy Mix serum contains a vitamin rich fruit therapy of litchi, goji berries and pomegranates, to help add radiance. The formula also aids to erase imperfections and give lasting results for up to 16 hours.
When I first tested this out, I really wasn’t impressed at all. It was quite thick and the gel texture of it made me worry about how it would sit, and last on the skin. I also found that applying it with a brush just didn’t do anything for the appearance of it, so I grabbed my beauty blender, and decided that sheering it out slightly might be e way to go. Well to say I was pleasantly surprised would be a huge understatement…
I have fallen head over heels in love with this foundation. It’s goes on beautifully using a bouncing motion with the blender, and it blends in and sheers out to leave a really wonderful finish to the skin. The lasting time is a decent 5 hours in the heat we’ve been having recently, and even then it just taken a quick retouch up with the blender to keep it looking fresh.
If you need a fuller coverage for your skin, then I’d recommend using a brush to apply to the areas that you need to hide, but ultimately if you can sheer it out, then that’s your best bet. The formula is creamy and has that second skin look about it; with a beautiful velvet finish to it.
Overall it’s a cracking foundation.
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