Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

I won a competition YAY! Just a retweet jobby on a Friday afternoon one week but low and behold a week later a nice little package of Bourjois makeup arrives on my desk.

I have to be honest, the only thing I really buy a lot of from high street type cosmetic brands is lip products and nail colours. I was slightly disappointed as there was a gorgeous duck egg blue/light green coloured nail polish advertised as part of the prize which I was most looking forward to receiving, but sods law, wasn't included. Ho hum.

I want to talk about the 'Healthy Mix Foundation', for which I chose the shade 52 'vanilla'. I almost went with the lightest shade, but glad I didn't because when applied correctly, vanilla is an exact match for me. What a touch.

As a rule, I only use high-end foundations; there's just some things I won't skimp on, and for me having a shade that matches my skin with good coverage and a nice consistency is something I don't mind paying for. As a comparison point, I have previously used the Bourjois 123 Perfect foundation, which I liked the shade of (their lighter shades seem to be more yellow based than the standard high street foundation) but wasn't wild about the coverage or consistency and at times it was actually quite drying on my skin.

Alas, I know the formula for the Healthy Mix is different. For one its a gel based formula which is something I was really pleasantly surprised to find out. I like the finish of a gel based foundation and the Healthy Mix is no exception.

The foundation itself applies well and you really don't need to use a lot, a couple of small pumps will do the job but you can definitely build the coverage up, which I favour for days when I'm not feeling so fresh.

On the bottle it states 16hr coverage, which I don't really believe, but I don't use a primer and I don't use a setting powder so that might be why it doesn't last all day for me. That doesn't bother me too much though.

And there's one last thing that I really liked about this, on the bottle is little images of berries, so naturally when I had some on the back of my hand I took a whiff. Yes ladies and gentlemen, this foundation is very subtly berry scented. And anyone can admit that it beats the smell of MAC's infamous paint stripper smell.

So there we have it, the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation. I can't promise to use it every day because as I said, I favour the high end options, but if I run out or feel like mixing it up, I'll definitely be reaching for this one.