I am back after a long weekend, to shower you all with my reviews. I am totally loving the weather in Chennai ( not the noons) currently and my combination skin is beahving well, touchwood. I am reviewing my current favorite foundation from Bourjois which is perfect for normal-combination skin in the winters. Beauty bloggers abroad have repurchased it many times and it is quite popular.
Price: Rs. 1450
Product Claims: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation provides 70% more radiance and flawless complexion for up to 16 hours! Bourjois’ 1st radiance-boosting fruit therapy foundation for a flawless complexion for up to 16hrs!
- 8 hrs moisture
- Lets skin breathe
- Dermatologically tested
Ingredients:- Aqua(Water) , Dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane , Butylene Glycol , PEG-10 Dilmethicone, Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium chloride , disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Dimethicone crosspolymer , Tocopheryl Acetate , Alcohol Denat , Parfum , Panthenol Alcohol , Aluminum hyroxide , Silica, Propylene Glycol , Sodium Hyaluronate , Glycerine , Pyrus malus (apple), cucumis melo (melon) fruit extract , Zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract , Prunus armeniaca (apricot ) , Sorbic Acid .
I got it in the shade 55 which is perfect for my MAC NC40 skintone, however it is not very yellow but it blends easily and looks very natural, more of my natural skin shade. If you have strong yellow tones, you may find the shade range a bit disappointing as most of them are beige toned.
Packaging: Includes a pump that dispenses the right amount. No fuss, cute and travel friendly. Quite light weight as it comes in a plastic bottle.
It claims to have fruit extracts that are good for the skin. The fragrance is pleasant and fruity. Texture wise, it is soft and glides on the skin smoothly. Neither thick, nor very liquidy, just perfect.
It keeps the skin moisturised, however if you have dry skin, you would need additional moisturizer beneath this. It gives medium coverage that hides under eye shadows, pigmentation and mild acne scars, however a concealer would be necessary if you have severe dark circles. If you have fairly good skin, this can easily be your best daily wear foundation. It does not make my skin sticky or greasy and I skip compact powder for evenings. It feels so light on the skin that you actually tend to forget that there is some makeup on the face. Here is the proof..
Left: Bare face, Right : Just the foundation
It photographs well but if it is over applied, it will make you appear ashy in the pictures. I just require one pump for my entire face.
Final Words: A great light weight foundation for combination skin especially for the winters since it has great moiturizing properties that imparts a lovely dewy glow. Stays put for 8 hours easily without melting. Highly impressed! Just wish the shade range was better for Indian skintones.