Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation

Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a foundation snob. My favourites include Chanel, Clarins and Laura Mercier. I don’t know why but I really fancied trying a high street foundation and I’d heard good things about the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation – so I picked one up from Boots. 

The foundation is £10.99 and I got the shade 53 Light Beige. 

The packaging: I actually really like the bottle. It’s not too big or heavy, but still feels really good quality. It’s got a nice pump which is really easy to control, so you don’t squeeze out too much product. 

The product: The colour is actually perfect for me. I think it’s probably the best match out of all my foundations. I’d say it’s a light/medium coverage that you could probably build up. It leaves a dewy finish that looks really natural. Some people may need to apply a bit of powder, but I love the natural finish it gives! It smells really nice too – it’s got lots of fruit in it like goji berries and pomegranate. 

Application:  I apply this by dabbing a few dots around my face with my finger and then using the Real Technique’s Stippling brush in circular motions to blend it in. 

I’m really happy with this purchase and have used it everyday since I got it. I’m going to take this away with me too as it’s the perfect finish for both sunny Miami and frosty New York. 

When I told Zoe about my love for this foundation she said “wow, if you like it it must be good!” – that pretty much sums up my usual attitude towards foundations.

Have you tried this yet? What do you think? I’m seriously impressed! 

If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know it’s my birthday tomorrow. I haven’t stopped going on about it – I’m actually like a 6 year old! How I can still be so excited, even at 24, I have no idea!  

Lily xx

ps. If you’d like to make me REALLY happy, please nominate me for a Marie Claire blog award :-) Thanks lovelies! 

Disclaimer: This foundation was bought by me. 

Discuss this post

  • Marilou

    I use this as well and I love it, such a good cheap foundation.

  • Evelyn

    Oh, i really want to try this but im on a spending ban but so many people rave about it! Is it hypoallergenic or anything like that? my maybelline mineral foundation brought me out in a rash!

  • Hollie

    I’ve been debating buying this for a while, have you noticed any skincare benefits?
    Bourjois foundations always seem quite nice for the price point, I used to love the 10hr Sleep Effect!
    Incense & Peppermints

  • heidi

    I had the old healthy mix foundation and loved it. I only stopped using it, as I wanted fuller coverage. I’ve got a voucher for this serum one though, so I shall definitely be purchasing this now!

    Heids xx

  • Corrie♥

    Ooh I have the original healthy mix and love it! I would love to try the serum one but have heard it’s not that great for oily skin! Woo for birthdays! Hope you have a lovely day! x

  • Amy Antoinette

    I love this foundation too, I even prefer it over my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear. It’s the perfect combination of coverage and luminosity! x

  • Laura

    i have both this and the original (as i won the serum one, bonus) and i can say they are both equally good, i rotate them both around and love both. i will probably re-purchase the serum though for the extra benefits. i have really sensitive skin and other brands have caused allergies and this doent. in fact this make my skin feel amazing. the best ive ever used!

  • Tilly-Jayne

    I have this foundation I think it’s great for the price and the colour I have is a perfect match. Tilly xo

  • The Blossom Shed

    Perfect timing – I was just googling this foundation yesterday, and trying to find a good review!

    The Blossom Shed

  • Est.1987

    I am super fussy with foundations too! May have to give this a try as looking for a new one at the mo!

  • MrAJBx3

    i have heard about this and its supposed to be really good xD

  • Katie Alice xo

    just bought this yesterday and I LOVE IT! smells so good and fruity, mmmm i got mine from superdrug though, think it’s like £1 cheaper, and they have 3 for 2 offer on bourjois products at the mo! xox

  • Elissa

    Been meaning to try this, wasn’t massively struck on the original but I think I’d like the finish of this one a bit more by the sound of it

  • C.A.R.
  • Jessica + Josette

    i really want to try this now!

    Jessica xo

  • Misseblog

    Heard great stuff about this :) x

  • Ria :)

    your blog is so lovely by the ways and very inspiring, i will be visiting again very soon hehe :)


  • kelly marie

    Ever since trying Mac I haven’t even bothered to look at drug store foundations. But this one is half the price and as you say is really good! Great review!