First Impressions: Bourjois "Healthy Mix Foundation" (New Formula) + Priceline GWP

Monday 1 July 2013

Bourjois seem to be on fire recently with their new releases. While here in Australia, we are about to get them, the UK bloggers and vloggers have been going crazy over all the new Bourjois goodies. Some of the new products include a cream blush, a BB bronzing cream and a lip crayon (similar to the Revlon Balm Stains/Clinique Chubby Sticks).

In the UK there are 8 colours in the range, but they aren't on the Australian website so I can't see how many there are. 

I bought this from Priceline the other day, and on the stand next to the foundations they had a GWP. When you purchase the Healthy Mix Foundation, you get a free pressed powder for free! I was really impressed that they had a couple of shade available, as normally there only seems to be one shade when it comes to a GWP. Get in quick if you don't want to miss out on the free powder in your colour. 

Along with a new formula, the packaging has been upgraded. It comes in a glass bottle now, and they've changed the lid to be red not black. I love that they've kept the pump applicator as it's much easier (and more hygienic) than a tub. 

The original HM formula claimed to last for 16 hours and had more coverage than the HM Serum formula. The new formula still claims to last for 16 hours and still contains melon, apricot and apple to hydrate your skin and give it a radiant look. 

This contains crystalline pigments to help even your skintone and give you a natural glow. 
From using it once, I found that it had less coverage than the original formula. Coverage wise it felt and looked more like the serum version. You can build this up slightly, but you won't be able to get full coverage from it. 

If you have blemishes and pigmentation, you'll need to either learn to love your imperfections, or use concealer. 

I love the formula, and it's a great summer foundation because of it's lightness and glow. To make it more suitable for me (as it's winter here), I applied a powder over the top to add slightly more coverage and keep it from going oily. 

Are you a fan of the Healthy Mix range?

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  1. Thanks for this first impression review Amy. I must say that I am now questioning my need for this foundation as the idea of less coverage than the original is disappointing. I am a HUGE fan of the original and I was hoping that it would be an improved version not a watered down one :-(

  2. I'm glad you liked it. I know what you mean about the reformula. I wish they had just stuck with the original. It's still a great foundation though!! Just better suited to people with good to great skin.