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Brand: Bourjois / Powders / Type: Foundation / Contents/Size: 51 Light / Dermatologically tested: yes

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      10.02.2014 22:16

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      All in all an amazing foundation

      I have gone through my fair share of foundations over the past few years - ever since I have gotten into makeup in general. All the foundations I chose previously were either too dark, too pink, too orange, cakey, the list goes on. However, one day I decided to browse the Bourjois area, and I'm so glad I did; I tried on the this foundation and it was the perfect color match - a neutral/olive undertone with specs (I guess you could say) of yellow and gold, giving a radiance boosting, natural complexion. Coverage-wise, I'd say it could use a bit more, but then that might reduce the 'radiance' aspect, as the intention is to look as natural as possible. It's not ashy, orange or fake-looking - I can honestly say this is my favorite foundation because of the beautiful finish - I have gotten lots of lovely compliments merely through wearing this, primarily because a lot of people thought I wasn't wearing foundation. It gives a warm, subtle glow, creating a look of youth and an almost sun-kissed look, in my opinion. Paired with a concealer for the more obvious blemishes, this is a godsend. If you are looking for a natural looking, dewy (but not too dewy) finish, I advise you to get this. The price is very reasonable, and compares quite well to a foundation of Chanel's. I can't go on enough about how much I love this, and the shade range is reasonable. My all time favorite foundation, for sure.

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      27.11.2012 10:49
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      A decent foundation providing you can find your shade!

      A few months ago I was on the lookout for some new foundation and decided I would try something new for a change. I've stuck to Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse and liquid foundation for years because I did really like it, I just fancied a change.

      When browsing in my local Tesco I noticed this Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation on a pretty good offer - a free Bourjois mascara with the tube of foundation. As both cost £9.99 at full price this offered a decent saving. I'm always keen to try new mascara as I'm very fussy with such products and have never found one which I've been completely happy with. Whilst I didn't have much experience with Bourjois make-up the little I did have was very positive and so I decided to take advantage of this offer. This can bought from most larger supermarkets and the usual Boots and Superdrug where the 30ml tube seems to cost £9.99 everywhere.

      The foundation comes in five shades which are all relatively pale with dark beige being the darkest shade so you may struggle to find a shade suited to you in this foundation if you have dark skin. I have the lightest shade which is light vanilla which matches my pale skin pretty well. One issue I do have with this foundation is that all the shades have yellow undertones and none of them offer a pink undertone which I do prefer and do find matches my skin better. Regardless, my shade doesn't look 'odd' when applied and isn't an obvious mismatch so this doesn't put me off too much.

      It comes in a clear plastic cylinder tube with black plastic lid. The tube gives us plenty of information about the product as well as the Bourjois logo in the top and the name of the foundation. Along the bottom is the list of ingredients which provide this 'healthy mix' and what they do. We are informed that apricot gives us radiance, melon offers hydration, apple is an anti-oxidant and ginger boosts energy. The tube also tells us this foundation offers 16h coverage so it sounds like a pretty impressive product!

      When you pull off the lid a black spray pump is revealed. To dispense the foundation you just press down on this and a small blob is released. One full push will release a pea sized blob which I find is enough to cover my entire face. Because the bottle is see through I can see how much I've used and, even though I've used this 3+ times a week for the past three months I'd say I've only used about a third of the tube. So, whilst £9.99 is a little more expensive than other everyday high street foundations, it certainly does last!

      I always apply liquid foundation with my finger which I know is a big no go for a lot of people but I find it works best! I always feel like my foundation has been caked on if I use a brush and I just hate those sponges so I pump a blob onto the back of my left hand and use my fingers to apply it to my face and blend it in which works perfectly for me. One thing you'll notice when first using this is that it has a very unusual scent for a foundation - it smells fruity! It's actually quite pleasant but very bizarre the first few times.

      The foundation blends into my skin beautifully. It effortlessly corrects my skin tone and hides those dreaded dark circles under my eyes. Small blemishes and the little scars just above my nose disappear instantly under this without the use of concealer so on days where my skin isn't too bad I just apply a bit of this and it does the job in a lovely way. Larger spots, however, take a bit more product to cover although this will still significantly reduce the appearance of them. In terms of coverage, this is pretty good and I have no complaints with it really. Because the foundation is so light and so little needs to be used my skin still feels as though it can breathe and gives quite a natural look.

      The other thing I like about this foundation is not that it's not very oily and doesn't give me a shiny face like other liquid foundations too. I feel perfectly comfortable not adding any powder foundation over the top as I just don't feel the need to with this one.

      It has a decent staying power and whilst it didn't live up to its 16h claims (but when do they ever?) it does give the coverage I require throughout the day without me feeling like I need to top it up. I can put this on the morning before I go to work and it'll still be hiding my imperfections when I get home after a nine hour shift which I think is adequate staying power. When it comes to removing the foundation I can do this easily using just a facial wipe or going through the whole cleansing and toning routine.

      I really like this foundation and would highly recommend it. I took a risk trying such a product I had no prior knowledge of but that risk sure paid off and I will definitely be replacing my tube when I eventually run out. Although cheaper liquid foundations can be easily found I do think this one is worth the extra few pounds and I'm happy to pay the asking price for it. I do, however, think the foundation would benefit significantly from a wider range of shades and so I shall knock a star off for that!

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        24.11.2012 22:10
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        Makes skin appear brighter and healthier, at a low cost!

        I was looking for a foundation that brightened up my dull skin, and this seemed perfect. It claims to be a 'radiance-boosting fruit therapy foundation' so it sounds to be healthy for the skin, unlike most foundations The product is available in 8 shades so there should be one to suit everyone. The foundation costs around £9 for 30ml which is pretty good.

        The packaging is a clear tube with a pump dispenser. I find this really useful because I can see how much I have left and also, the dispenser means I don't have to dip my hands into anything. When the product is new, as the container is fuller, it can sometimes means that lots of the foundation comes out of the dispenser, so you have to be quite careful, but after a few uses this isn't a problem. On applying this to my skin I can smell a lovely apricot scent. It seems to effortlessly smooth into my skin and blends really well. One day I forgot to apply moisturiser and it still applied smoothly enough. I find it's easiest to apply when I've left my moisturiser to soak in and then applied a primer to even out my skin beforehand. After I've applied my foundation I use a concealer and the concealer manages to blend in well with the shade of this foundation.

        When I wear this foundation my skin looks bright and fresh. I'd say that the coverage is medium , but it's definitely buildable. If I'm going somewhere nice or if I'm having a bad skin day I often wear two layers of it to give a fuller coverage. This works really well as it doesn't ever look cakey. It makes a good base for other makeup items too such as powder, eyeshadow and blusher. If you want a matte look, I would recommend wearing powder with it, because it does have a dewy effect.

        I would recommend this foundation to anyone who wants their skin to appear brighter and healthier.

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        13.10.2012 22:19
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        Great foundation, have recommended to friends who now use it too!

        I'm very pale skinned with a slightly pink undertone, and have a hard job finding foundations to suit my skin tone. I use the lightest shade in this product and it matches perfectly. I would class this foundation as having a light to medium coverage, with a slightly dewy finish. I have found the best way to apply this product is either using your hands for the most natural finish or with a stippling brush for an airbrushed look. After trying numerous foundations, both high-end and drug store, I find I keep going back to this one. I have sensitive, combination skin that can be prone to break-outs and this foundation has never given me any spots, or irritated my skin. I would compare the consistancy of this product to something like the very popular Chanel Vitalumiere, however Bourjois is much for affordable and I feel had a better range of shades.

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        09.07.2012 10:37
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        Go on a foundation diet and try this treat!

        We all want healthy skin, and apart from drinking plenty of water and munching on carrots we should watch what we put on to our faces. All that foundation, blusher, bronzer, powder and whatever else comes out of your make up bag, eventually takes its toll and I recently heard that for every time we forget to take our make up off before bed, we age 8 days in the future. Eek!

        On a health kick I decided to go on a foundation diet and purchase a more nourishing and beneficial foundation for my face! In Boots I stood reading the backs of all the make ups I could get my hands on studying the ingredients like I should have been studying my A Levels! It was then when all my needs were answered when I spotted the perfect foundation that I craved. The name said it all - Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation. There was no need to read the back this time, before I found myself in the queue and handing over the £9.99 to cover it.

        It was like the Atkins for my complexion and I could not wait to try it mainly because of all the properties it possessed. It claims to give you a perfectly glowing complexion as well as toned skin for up to 16 hours! It contains a unique, special 'Fruit Therapy' that no other make up does with real fruit extracts added to the formula to affix more goodness! They are:

        Apricot - To add radiance and help you achieve a glowing complexion
        Melon - When your skin is hydrated, it looks its best - younger and more refreshed. The melon makes sure its hydrated and is the equivalent of drinking about a litre of water!
        Apple - Contains a number of Vitamins that produce an anti - oxidant effect. This means it will create smooth, healthy looking skin and also fight wrinkles and fine lines.
        Ginger - Energises your face to accentuate your features and reveal gorgeous youthful looking skin!

        The packaging is very impressive. A plastic cylinder bottle measuring about 4 to 5 inches in height that is mostly coloured the shade of the foundation you choose, which makes it easier when picking your perfect match. In white writing that juxtaposes the bottle is the French brand name Bourjois as well as the product name and some relevant information. At the bottom is a faded red, cut away band that details the fruit properties. Overall it looks very refreshing and bright and stands out from the crowd on the shelf! When you take off the black lid there is a black pump to aid easy application - I find this is the easiest way to access liquid foundation so thumbs up to Bourjois with that!

        I usually use one pump during the day and perhaps two for a night out, its really easy to control the pump so you don't waste too much product when pressing! One thing that pleasantly surprised me about this foundation is the scent - it's amazing! Once you pump some out onto the back of your hand or palette the smell hits you, it's very fruity and sweet but not too sickly or overpowering; it smells a little like the Herbal Essence Shampoos and made me want to wear it even more. During the day the smell fades and you can't really notice it anymore which some people will find an advantage. I have never experienced a foundation with such a gorgeous fruity fragrance before!

        I like to apply it with a foundation brush or a sponge, it's very creamy and silky and glides over skin perfectly! It doesn't dry out my complexion or become chalky once applied and there is oil control so no shiny foreheads either! I would say it gives me medium to full coverage, however if I feel I want full coverage I will just go ahead and apply some more to the parts I feel need some extra help!

        I am so happy I found this foundation and was not surprised when I heard it was voted product of the year last year and I would imagine is in the running again this year too. Also, The Daily Mail held a survey and the Healthy Mix Foundation received 10/10 - they say never believe what you read in the newspapers, however I can definitely justify that Collumn Inch!

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          08.06.2012 01:01
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          Recommended for those with a fair/pale skin tone!

          With a naturally fair (being the polite word) complexion, I am regularly told I look 'tired' and 'pale' when I don't wear make up. However, I felt I had a bigger first world issue than this. Yes, that's right; the dreaded uneven skin tone. I wanted a product that would take care of these minor grievances, but I had preconceptions that foundation was cakey, flaky, thick paint favoured by the older woman. Purchasing Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation put these notions to bed.

          The shade I chose was 'Light Vanilla (51)' which is the lightest colour and I would recommend this for those who would describe their skin tone as very fair/pale. It is liquid and comes in a 30ML transparent bottle which features a dispenser pump, not only making it easy to dispense the required amount, but hygienic too. Do not be deceived that in the bottle the colour looks too beige or warm as it blends beautifully! This foundation definitely gives you a fresh dewy look and as the copy reads, a 'glowing complexion' without even a hint of orange. It also smells slightly fruity but it is not overpowering or sickly and the scent fades during wear. Moreover, it has longevity so I only have to apply it in the morning and it lasts all day. It does not look heavy or cakey so I don't notice I'm wearing it but it still aids evening skin tone, creating a smooth palette.

          Unfortunately this is not a miracle product. As it is lightweight it doesn't cover blemishes/under-eye bags very well and so they are still noticeable if you don't use concealer. Also, as someone with an oily t-zone, I can regrettably confirm that it doesn't prevent oiliness so is best used in conjunction with a loose powder. Nevertheless, I still think this is a great product and the benefits such as natural colour match, lightweight feel and longevity outweigh the flaws.

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          Price - Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation usually retails at £9.99.
          Application - I moisturise my face the night before, wash with cool water in the morning, apply a primer and then lightly pat Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation on with a make up sponge.

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          05.04.2012 23:25
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          I just can't get enough.

          I bought this product a couple of years ago because I was looking for a foundation that would give me a lighter, more natural look for summer.

          I like the packaging for this product, it is relatively simple in design and perfectly functional. The product comes in a clear plastic tube with a black lid. The product works as a pump which dispenses the foundation and as there becomes less in the bottle a platform inside move up to not only show you how much is left but ensure that all the product is used up. I think the design of the bottle is nice - although red and black don't necessarily signify something natural to me. I like the name of the product too as it gave me the impression it would be good for my skin and give a more natural look. I find the amount of wording on the tube a little overwhelming and unnecessary but I've never sat down to read it so it doesn't matter too much.

          I have to say the best thing about this product is the incredible smell it has. I have never used a foundation that has a nicer smell to it. This genuinely smells like you have stuff you face into a fresh fruit salad, it is simply lovely. The smell lingers and makes the foundation extremely pleasant to be applied to your face. The smell is not at all synthetic or over sweet, it smells very natural and enhances my enjoyment of using it. The foundation is quite a runny formula which can be applied straight to bare skin, or moisturised/primed skin. I thought there was a good selection of colours when I purchased this and chose a medium shade which is great for summer. In winter I would prefer to opt for a lighter shade as I have quite pale skin, although ultimately for winter I'd rather have a thicker foundation too.

          This foundation illuminates your skin and gives you a glow which lasts throughout the day. It leaves my skin feeling fresh and gives a dewy, natural look to my makeup which is perfect for summer or your holidays. I found it didn't dry my skin out even when re-applied during the day and it gave me an overall smooth and even complexion. I cannot fault the product itself other than that it is better designed as a summer foundation than for winter, but that honestly may me personal preference on my part.

          The product can be purchased for between £8 and £11, although it can be found cheaper online. I would suggest you shop around for a cheaper deal as this product has been around for a couple of years now and looks as though it is here to stay for a while. I would thoroughly recommend it for anyone looking for a lightweight foundation for healthier skin.

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          27.03.2012 21:22
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          Great foundation, covers skin wonderfully.

          -- Reasons for buying --
          I have yet to find a foundation that I am completely happy to use throughout the whole year. I end up buying different ones all the time, usually new ones that have just been realesed. Recently I picked up Bourjois Healthy Mix, the colour I picked up was 52 which is Vanilla.

          -- Some Infortmation about the product --
          This product is designed to reboost the complexions radiance, with 3 anti-dull complexion shades. It smooths away dark circles and imperfections for a rested and radiant look. It gives a wonderfully natural look with no lines. Some ingrediants and their purposes listed below:
          * Apricots - For radiance
          * Melons - For hydration
          * Apple - An anti-oxidant
          * Ginger - Enery for the skin

          -- Price and Availability --
          This is avaible in Boots and Superdrug stores and also avaiable online. I bought this from superdrug for £9.99 which is the going price in most stores. There are 3 different shades avaiable:
          51 Light Vanilla
          52 Vanilla
          53 Light Beige

          -- Appearance --
          The foundation comes in a transparent plastic long tube, with a brown/purple coloured lid, which is secure which prevents the product from any spillages. The foundation also has a pump dispenser, this dispenses the perfect amount of product. On the container is some useful information including name, colour and purpose of the product. Also displayed is the main ingrediants and there purposes to the skin.

          -- My experience --
          This is foundation does a brilliant job of making my skin appear radiant and glowing, without it looking greasy. The pump is great and easily dispenses the right amount of product, I find it extremely easy to blend the product into my skin, it instantly rehydrates my skin and find that I could easily go without using a moisturiser. The formula is very creamy and glides on beautifully with little effort, it blends into your wonderfully so no tango lines girls!

          I did find that as it's coming into the hotter months now and my skin isn't as pale as it was, it is a little to light for me and have to mix it with a slightly darker one. I don't find this any trouble and doesn't take a lot of effort or time. But I have also found as it's quite a radiant product, if I'm in the sun for too long my skin does start to look a little greasy, but this is easily sorted with a little loose powder.

          I also like that the container is transparent and I can see exactly how much of the product is left. I wish more foundations were like this, inside the container is a little device which as you use the dispenser, it pushes the remaining product towards the top, there is not a straw you have to aim towards the last dribbles of product like I have had to do plenty of times in the past.

          This foundation is great for my skin and makes it look silky smooth, it actually smells incredible! The smell of apricots is quite prominent, but very enjoyable. It gives you a very natural look, without looking cakey and covering imperfections wonderfully.

          Another down fall would have to be the available shades, to me its seems that the only shades aviable is more for fair skin tones instead of darker shades. It would be nice for them to expand the range so other people can also enjoy this marvallous product!

          I like to apply a small amount to the larger areas and blend towards my hair line, I only like to use a little at a time as its easier to apply more, than remove it if you apply to much. Also go careful around the creases of your eye lids and mouth. It tends to makes lines in the creases if you don't apply enough powder and also makes your lips look very pale and noone likes the invisible lips look! As it blends so easily, I could easily get away with applying it without using a mirror and feel confident it looks good.

          -- Conclusion --
          I would recommend this to anyone with dull skin, this would be great to even and bright up your skin. The price is fairly expensive, but for the high quality it is definitely worthit. I find that the product lasts a long time especially since I am mixing it with other foundations, it lasts twice as long as it usually wouuld! A great buy and I will definitely repurchase it to use in the cooler months.

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          20.02.2012 14:27
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          This is overall a fantastic foundation and great value for money. I could not recommend it more!

          I always heard a lot of hype about this product and that is was a "must have foundation" so I decided I would try it for myself. I purchased this foundation from boots for £9.99 for a 30ml bottle, which is an average price for a foundation I find. The price varies in different stores, but I find boots to be the best value for money as they regularly have offers with this foundation such as 3 for 2 or when I bought this foundation about 2 months ago, I received Bourjois Coup De Theatre 2 in 1 Mascara, which is worth around 9 pounds, for free.

          Although there are only 3 shades, Vanille Clair (51), Vanille (52) and Beige Clair (53), They are a great choice of colour. I have read that they are directed at people with a paler complextion and even though I do agree I also disagree because shade 53 beige clair is alot darker and I have known it to match perfectly with a more tanned skin tone. This foundation is also very blendable, so if you do struggle with matching it to your skin tone, it blends in very well especially when using a foundation brush.
          I believe this foundation would suit all skin types. I have normal/combination skin and it works amazingly well for me. I also tested this foundation out on my friend who has dry skin and she loved it as it is very moisturising, but not greasy so it would be fine for somebody who has oily skin. I also used to suffer with rather bad spots on my chin area, which I thought was hormonal but since switching my foundation to this one I can see a huge improvement and I only break out once a month and they are very small and unnoticable, I can't say it is down to this foundation but my skin has improved dramatically since using it and I am now on my 4th bottle.

          The smell is very pleasant, not like ordinary foundations, it claims to have "fruit therapy" with apricot, melon, apple and ginger although I can only smell the apricot which smells delicious. It also claims to last upto 16 hours which I do not find to be true, the lasting power is not very strong and I find it lasts upto 8 hours on my skin, however, it may be different on others. This does not bother me as I prefer to re apply my make up because it's more hygienic in my opinion. It leaves a dewy glow, but not greasy and can be kept matte with some pressed powder, which I find works. The staying power and coverage of this foundation varies through seasons, it works extremely well in the colder months providing good coverage, But I do find it becomes rather patchy in the hotter months, but I would use a lighter foundation maybe even a tinted moisturiser in summer.

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            20.01.2012 17:07

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            a good foundation for pale girls especially, with good lasting coverage and slight matte finish.

            Foundation purchases are usually a nightmare for me as a reasonably priced (Under fifteen pounds!) foundation can be difficult to find in paler shades. That is until I discovered Bourjois' Healthy Mix foundation. Priced at around ten pounds it isn't bad at all for a daily wear shade. I wear shade 51 'vanille clair', which is classed as a light vanilla shade. For someone pale like me I've found it isn't QUITE the perfect match but is definitely close to it.

            The name 'Healthy Mix' derives from their choice of ingredients, including apricot for radiance, melon for hydradtion, apple for anti-oxidant properties and ginger for energy. It certainly smells divine! In terms of it's lasting quality I believe that it lasts well throughout the day, or even at night when out and provides good coverage with a slight matte finish.

            The bottle is a good size at 30ml and makes use of a pump-top to provide hygienic release of the product. I've found that control is adequate, it releases a small amount of a time and so two pumps of the nozzle is probably enough to provide good daily-wear facial coverage.

            I'd wholly recommend this product as a reasonably priced product, especially to those paler girls.

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            10.01.2012 22:12

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            Definitely worth trying

            As a fair skinned lady, I have tried most foundations out there to try and find a product that has good coverage as I am prone to a few spots, looks natural, doesn't feel too heavy, stays put all day and smells great. Finally, I think I might have found my favourite foundation yet. As I work in a Hospital and work 12 and a half hour shifts I've given this foundation plenty of opportunity to display its staying power, and it has not disappointed me. I apply it at 6am and it's still going strong at 10pm so its 16hr claim is accurate. I bought this foundation in 'light vanilla' and it's a very good match to my skin tone. It's easy to apply and spread evenly over the face due to its consistency. It's not the thickest foundation in the world, which may be a disadvantage to some people who prefer a thicker foundation but I've always preferred a thinner consistency so it's worked great for me so far. It has good coverage and covers most spots and blemishes but I do feel I have to use concealer as well with the foundation which is a slight disadvantage of the product. I do like how natural the foundation looks though as it's not heavy at all. It also smells divine and with its Apricot, Melon, Apple and Ginger for radiance, hydration, antioxidant and energy it also nourishes and looks after your skin. The price may put some people off as it ranges from around £7.99-£12.99, however I feel it's worth the money and is still cheap in comparison to some foundations on the market.

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            15.12.2011 21:21
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            A great value for money product. does what it claims to do

            It isn't often that I find a foundation that ticks all the boxes for me. Good coverage, good price, good colour match and good staying power. I think I may have found all of those things in this 30ml tube of Bourjois foundation however.

            At £9.99 it doesn't break the bank, (my previous temporary foundation was a £15 Max Factor one) so I'll happily pay a fiver less for a foundation that offers the same, if not better results. I bought 3 of these foundations last month on a 3 for 2 deal in Boots so I really stocked up. Saying that, the foundation has been great value for money because I've worn it everyday since I bought it and I'm not too far in to the tube. Value for money? Check!

            I'm quite fair skinned, and I've never been one to apply darker shades to my face, I much favour the natural look and Bourjois cater for a whole range of different skin colours. I bought 'Beige Clair' which seems to be a perfect match for my skin and is the same colour out the tube as you see in the tube.

            The foundation is a pump tube meaning that it will only let out as much as you need and you don't spill any. 'Healthy Mix' is a really lovely consistency. Before I've favoured thicker foundations as I've thought they'd last longer and offer are more all over coverage. Wrong.

            'Healthy Mix' isn't the thickest of foundations, it's somewhere between runny and thick but it will certainly give you an impressive amount of coverage AND will stay put for a day. The bottle says it stays put for a whopping 16hours. I'm not convinced it will stay put for that long, but then again I've not been out for 16 hours to put this selling point to the test.

            The bottle also boasts some impressive ingredients that are enough to make your mouth water. 'apricot, melon, pomme and ginger' well, that certainly is one way to get your 5 a day! These are all meant to have a really positive effect on the skin such as hydration, anti-oxidant, energy and radiance etc. It certainly feels like a light foundation mix. It doesn't sit heavily on the skin nor does it feel like it's clogging up my pores. I think that's where it gets its name from.

            I would certainly buy this foundation again, it's very good quality for what you pay for and it feels like it's really doing its job. Every box has been checked for me and I'm a happy customer.

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              20.09.2011 15:56
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              A highly recommended foundation!

              This foundation retails at RRP £10.99, but can be found for as little as £7.99, so shop around!
              It comes in 8 different shades, which are in the light to medium-dark spectrum, so this isn't a foundation for dark skins as there won't be a colour to match. What I particularly like about the colour of this foundation is that it is neutral toned, compared to most "drugstore" foundations which are very pink toned and so don't suit everyone. This one will probably suit more people than most.
              The coverage is light to medium and is buildable. I find that it applies best with a make-up sponge, but also works well with fingers or a brush. The foundation lives up to it's name and gives a "healthy" glow, without containing any sparkles or being too "dewy" and greasy-looking.
              I have dry skin and have problems with a lot of foundations caking and looking terrible quite quickly, but didn't have any trouble with this one, as it feels quite moisturising. It doesn't last 16 hours as claimed on the bottle, but will last a good six hours or so before it needs re-applying in some areas.
              All in all I'd definitely recommend this product to someone who wants healthy looking skin without heavy, cakey coverage.

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              08.08.2011 06:29
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              One i'd reccomend

              I have had this foundation for a while now so thought it was about time I reviewed it! I got this from Asos but it's also available in other shops such as Boots, Superdrug etc. Prices vary from £8-£12ish and I paid £10 for mine which, in my opinion, for a good quality foundation like this is a reasonable price.

              The foundation comes in a sturdy plastic rectangular bottle which has rounded ends. There is 30ml of product in each bottle. The bottle is transparent so shows the shade through the packaging, making it handy when looking at buying a bottle because it saves swatching it. On the front of the bottle it has the brand and product name displayed clearly as well as a brief product description. The packaging overall is nothing great, I wouldn't say it looks like a £10 foundation purely judging by the packaging.

              There is a black lid on the bottle which pulls off to expose the pump which at first I thought was handy as it is obviously quicker and easier to dispense the liquid and I also thought it would be cleaner/more effecient however unfortunetly after a couple of uses of the pump, it doesn't release the liquid without a bit of effort - i've had occasions where i've sat there pressing the pump for 5 minutes before it finally comes out, so I would prefer this to be in a tub with a screw on lid for easier and quicker access rather than faffing about! The pump is fine at first but as soon as the bottle is around half full it starts struggling.

              The foundation as far as I am aware is available in 3 shades - Vanille, Beige Clair, Vanille Clair. I have extremely pale skin so I got the Vanille because it looked to me to be the lightest available. The colour is lovely - well pigmented, very creamy and rich at the same time. The consistency is almost like gel so it is easy to apply and blend, and the overall feel is nice and lightweight, letting the skin breathe. The foundation in my eyes is flawless and leaves my skin looking and feeling fresh. This is an extremely subtle foundation and is virtually unnoticeable. It has light to medium coverage and blends onto the skin evenly - it doesn't leave a film of foundation and sinks in to the pores nicely. You don't need much at all and a thin layer makes alot of difference.

              The foundation gives a beautiful flawless, dewy, natural looking complexion and is definetly one of my favourites. It covers up spots and imperfections nicely and gives the skin a healthy, smooth appearence. The foundation is also fragranced, mine has a lovely fruity, peachy smell to it which I will admit is quite a heavy smell but I like it so I can't complain. I'm not sure if all the foundations smell of peach as i've only tried the vanille shade so the other shades might smell a bit different. I was a little concerned that because it is heavily perfumed it may irritate my skin/make me break out in spots but it hasn't.

              I have dry skin and was fine with this, it spread onto my skin evenly without any issues, it didn't cake up or anything like that. The foundation is oil free so i'd imagine anyone with slightly oily skin would be fine with this too, however it is quite moisturising so i'd be aware of that. This foundation has good staying power however it doesn't cope well with hot days (25 degrees plus) - it seems to go a little sticky and just doesn't feel great but on normal days when it's mild it is fine and lasts for around 8-10 hours. It is easy to remove too and takes me just 1-2 makeup wipes to get it all off.

              Overall this is a good quality and affordable foundation which provides good coverage and feels/looks great. The only let down is the pump, unless mine is just a one-off faulty bottle.

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                27.07.2011 15:42
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                For those with dry skin - this foundation is an essential

                This foundation retails for £9.99 at Boots and Superdrug. This is high priced for a high street brand but Bourjois often have 3 for 2 offers instore.

                The main buzz factor for this foundation is its ingredients.
                *Apricot > radiance
                *Melon > hydration
                *Apple > antioxidant
                *Ginger > energy

                I do find when using this foundation that my dry skin is hydrated, my face looks more awake and also more radiant, therefore these ingredients are effective.

                This foundation is light-medium coverage and will cover my face redness. It feels lightweight on the skin and looks dewy, a perfect foundation for the summer.

                I love that this foundation is in shades suitable for paler skin, which is often rare, but are all yellow toned. In saying this, I am pink toned and this still matches my skin colour. Unfortunately though, this foundation is not availible in darker shades,suitable for darker skintones.

                This foundation claims to leave you with a glowing complexion for up to 16 hours which I agree with, my skin is left glowing for 10-12 hours. THe foundation itself will last for 6-8 hours if set with a powder.

                I definately recommend this foundation for Dry Skin as it will moisturise your skin and leaves you looking radiant. Unfortunately I cannot speak for those with oily skin as this most probably is your worst nightmare.

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            • Product Details

              70% more radiance! / Bourjois' 1st radiance-boosting fruit therapy foundation: a flawless complexion for up to 16hrs! / Apricot > radiance Melon > hydration Apple > antioxidant Ginger > energy Its exquisite and glide-on formula blends onto the skin for a flawless, yet natural finish / And.. it's good for my skin: · 8Hrs moisture · Lets skin breathe · High tolerance dermatologically tested.