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Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation vs Serum

Hello! Thanks again for all the new follows! I’m so happy I’m not the only one who reads this blog. :’)

Today we’re gonna talk about two really raved about foundations, the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation. I purchased both from the same user on Amazon (can’t find the exact user right now) for $13 each. I originally bought these because Lisa Eldridge AND Karima McKimmie AND Kathleen Lights use them. I figure that, if all three of my favorite beauty gurus recommend these foundations, I better try them out.

As far as packaging goes, It seems as though the regular Healthy Mix Foundation has more product, but both contain 1 fl oz. The container for the regular Healthy Mix Foundation is made from glass, and the container for the serum is plastic, and much slimmer.

Both have pumps along with caps (red pump for foundation, white pump for serum), which are convenient and sanitary.

Shade-wise, I had to guess my shade based on swatches from beauty bloggers world-wide. I chose the shade 53 Beige Clair in both foundations. I got VERY lucky - although the two foundations aren’t exact matches, they are close enough that I am able to wear both (literally both - one on each side of my face) without any tears.

Here I’ve popped half a pump of each foundation on my forearm. The serum has a noticeably runnier formula, while the foundation is thicker. Color-wise, the serum is lighter, and more yellow than the foundation.

When swiped, both with and without flash, you can see that the coverage from the serum is much less than that of the foundation.

When blended, the serum feels like a tinted moisturizer, but creamier. The foundation feels much like a normal foundation, but smoother somehow. There is a little bit of flashback from each foundation, though not noticeable once the foundation has set.

The serum has light to medium coverage, while the foundation has a buildable medium coverage. Upon application, the serum was dewy and luminous, and the foundation was a demi-matte. The serum was tacky while the foundation seemed dry and smooth. After about 30 minutes, the serum seemed to set, and finished with a demi-matte finish, and the foundation, while still dry and smooth, seemed luminous and dewy. I don’t know how that works! BOTH foundations are the same in that a little bit goes a long way. One pump was two thin layers for my whole face (although my foundation philosophy is to wear as little foundation as possible).

(My skin after 2 hours wearing the Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in 53 Beige Clair.)

Overall, I LOVE these foundations. I prefer the serum because I have normal to dry skin, so I find it moisturizes and evens out skin tone without being overly dewy - I don’t have to powder with this foundation. I noticed that after an hour or so, the foundation (not the serum) settled into the crevices of my nose and was not as kind to the pores on my nose. I find that the serum doesn’t settle and smoothes over the pores on my nose.

Thank you for reading! What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear how you feel about either foundation and how it worked for you! :)

Xoxo, Kassy


Sign of the Times eyeshadow look! Inspired by this post.

Eyes: ABH Modern Renaissance palette - tempera (brow bone), primavera (inner corner), burn orange and realgar (crease), love letter and red ochre (outer corner & crease), realgar and cyprus umber (lower lash line). The copper shade on the lid is MAC coppering. Benefit roller lash mascara, ABH dip brow. 

Face: Bourjois healthy mix serum foundation, tarte shape tape concealer, RCMA no colour powder, Charlotte Tilbury film star bronzer, MAC melba blush, ABH Nicole Guerriero glow kit (kitty kat) 

Lips: Charlotte Tilbury bond girl, mix with Bite Beauty honeycomb 

anonymous asked:

holy Fuck ur so gorgeous,, im ?? what makeup do you use (specifically brows n lips)?? ur so . Ho t i want to die –

baby!!! thankyou!! heres a run down of my regular routine:

foundation - bourjois healthy mix

concealer - collection lasting perfection

powder - coty airspun

cream contour - sleek contour palette

powder contour - makeup revolution contour palette

highlighter - sleek summer solstice palette

blush - colourpop super shock cheek in aphrodisiac 

brows - a fake anastasia beverly hills dip brow pomade i got off ebay for like £4, its a quarter of the price and works exactly the same

eyeshadow - usually either the abh modern renaissance palette or their subculture palette

lipstick (in that photo) - colourpop ultra matte lip in embellish

my usual go to lipstick is nyx liquid suede in soft spoken


By Hannah Smith for Powder Doom

So, here’s a more wearable version of the Undercover AW 14 look: red eyeliner but much softer and less dramatic, for days when you need to look more toned down or don’t feel like drowning your face in powder.

[EDITORS NOTE: Only use red makeup that explicitly states it is safe to use on/around your eyes/waterline - please be safe!]

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Neonite: Lacquered Electric Pink Lips and Teal Liner

Not for the faint of heart! (I promise more neutral looks are coming up soon LOL.)

This is a look that combines neutrals with “pop” colors like teal and electric pink, so it’s loud, but it’s not entirely insane. Yet.


To rein it in a bit, all you need to do is to replace the shimmery green with a gold shadow, and the teal liner with a brown or black.


Base: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation 52

Concealer: Mac Studiofinish Concealer NW20

Powder: Bourjois Poudre de Riz de Java 

Brows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 in Seal Brown + Canmake Coloring Brow Mascara 01

Matte latte/skin-colored eyeshadow: Bobbi Brown Woodrose

Golden Green eyeshadow: Addiction Silent Scream eyeshadow

Teal Gel Liner: Laura Mercier Cream Liner in Canard

Black Gel Liner: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Black Ink

Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash

Contour: Bobbi Brown Telluride Illuminating Bronzing Powder

Blush: Nars Gaiety

Electric Pink Lipstick: VDL Festival Lipstick in 102 Robert

Rose gloss: YSL Gloss Volupté in 206 Fuchsia Oran


Glitter cut crease look I did on a whim!

Face: Holika Holika Auqa Petit BB Jelly #23 & Bourjois Healthy Mix Setum Gel Foundation $52
Cover Girl Ready Set Gorgeous powder foundation in 105/110
e.l.f. blush&bronzer in Bronzed Violet

Eyes: MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Lightscapade
ColourPop pressed powder in Razy, Chic Happens, Lit
ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Thirsty Girl (LE 2015)

Lips: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Vancouver



Here is my last upload for 2015!!
This look was inspired by the UK X-Factor Winner, Louisa Johnson. She was often seen on the show sporting a fresh dewy look, with silver holographic glitter, and glossy lips.
I thought it was PERFECT for NYE - a nice change from all the heavy looks we see so often this time of year. This is a quick and simple, but effective makeup look.

Products Used:

*Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation - Light Beige No.53 
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*Barely - ‘Prep, Blot & Blend’ small sponge
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*Urban Decay Primer Potion Original
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*ColourPop Eyeshadow - Glitterati
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*ZOEVA Cosmetics Nude Spectrum Palette - Shade 'ND150’ (available as of January 11th 2016) It’s similar to Wedge by MAC:
UK & EU purchase link
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*E32 Tapered Crease Brush - Blank Canvas Cosmetics USE DISCOUNT CODE: SHONAGH for 10% OFF 

*Glitter Glue & Glitter - Silver 

*E32 Tapered Crease Brush (Again)

*SCOTCH tape - Any craft store

*Tarte Cosmetics Inner Rim Brightener Pencil 

*MakeUp Geek Cosmetics - Corrupt
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*Crown Brush C207 Sable Angle Liner 

*Jay Manuel 'The Everything Mascara’ 

*Demure Lashes - Aubrey 

*Hoola - Benefit
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* F04 Blank Canvas Cosmetics Contour Blush Brush USE DISCOUNT CODE: SHONAGH for 10% OFF
*ZOEVA Coral Spectrum - Shade 'CRO40’ (Available as of January 11th 2016)

*F15 Blank Canvas Contour / Highlight Brush Cosmetics 

*MAC Boldly Bare Lip Liner
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*MAC Sweet & Sour Lipstick
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*Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss - Grapefruit
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*TheBalm MaryLou Manizer Highlighter
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*ZOEVA 134 Luxe Powder Fusion Brush (Available as of January 11th 2016)

Thank you all for supporting me this year, it’s been a very successful one. I wish you the very best for 2016, and I will see you in the new year!
Stay safe x


Holiday Look #12: Charcoal and Pink (88 Shimmer Palette and MAC Pink Nouveau)

A soft charcoal eye with soft pink lips. Unlike the Pink Nouveau look a while back, the lipstick is applied very lightly, and concentrated in the center of the lips, for a slight ombre effect. 

If you like bright pink but find it a bit scary on you, try wearing it this way with a nude pencil instead!


Base: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation 52

Concealer: MAC Studiofinish Concealer NW20

Powder: none used for this look

Blush: Laniege Pure Radiant Blush #3

Brows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 Pencil in Grey

Grey cream shadow: Diorshow Fusion Mono in Aventure

Powder shadows: All from 88 Shimmer palette (; dark charcoal shade used in step 2 is the darkest shade at the bottom right of the palette.

Black liner: Maybelline Master Drama in Midnight Drama

Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash mascara

Lipliner: Givenchy lip pencil #3

Lipstick: MAC Pink Nouveau

Reader's Choice - February '14 Beauty Hits & Misses!

I’ve always thought of DrugstorePrincess as a sort of beauty community - slash - online magazine, through which we could learn from one another.  In an attempt to get back to my blogging roots, I thought, “what better way than to get my amazing readers to give me some of their thoughts?!"  So much of DSP is myself giving you MY thoughts, and to be honest, my thoughts bore me sometimes.  YOUR thoughts on the other hand, are exciting and brand new and fascinating to me.  So thanks to some really amazing, kind, thoughtful readers of mine (who you will be able to meet later in this post), I have created this treat of a post for you.  This Hits and Misses post for February 2014 is filled with YOUR thoughts on some of the hottest, newest, and coolest beauty products of the now… good AND bad!  Enjoy, and look for MY Hits and Misses to come later!

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The Vamp: Smoky Eyes and Dark Lips (plus suggested drugstore alternatives to high-end products used!)

The Makeup Police like to say “Don’t Pair Strong Eyes with Strong Lips”. Well, it’s true that doing it wrong can make you look quite tacky or worse, tarty. But that’s not to say ALL strong-eye-strong-lip combos don’t work.

One trick for getting it to work is to stick with darker, more neutral tones. So instead of a bronze brown, use a dark sooty brown. Instead of scarlet lips, go with a dark plummy-red. Instead of bright blush, use bronzer/contour and just a touch of very soft pink to liven up the face. This creates an almost sepia, film noir effect. 

But just to keep you from looking overly goth (unless that’s your intention), avoid too much matte powder, and keep the skin texture radiant with a dusting of champagne colored highlighter around the outer edges of the face, including cheekbones and brow bones.


(Do note you should use whatever base, concealer, powder, brow and lash product you own and are comfortable with! I’m offering cheap alternatives only for color products.)

Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum 52

Concealer: The Body Shop Concealer Pencil 02

Powder: Clearlast Powder in Medicated Ochre

Brows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 Pencil in Grey

Guerlain Ombre Eclat 187 L’instant D’une Soupir (alternative: dark brown shade in Wet n Wild Knock On Wood Trio or Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Dark Chocolate)

Liner: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Black Ink 1 (alternative: Maybelline’s Gel Liner or Master Drama Pencil would work just fine, as will Milani Liquif’eye in Black)

Mascara: Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara (Maybelline Great Lash)

Contour: Chanel Bronzer Universal (try The Body Shop Matte Bronzer Compact in any shade that is appropriate for your skintone, or any existing contouring powder you like)

Champagne Highlighter (cheeks & center of lids): Addiction Cheek Powder in Brilliant Princess (alternative: my top pick would be Wet n Wild Rose Champagne Gold because it’s got a bit of flattering warmth to the golden-champagne tones but it’s only available in the US, so if you reside elsewhere, any shimmery golden-beige highlighter you have will do!)

Soft pink blush: MAC Well Dressed (alternative: NYX Angel blush)

Dark red lipstick: Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Desiree (alternatives: I couldn’t find a 100% dupe, so here are a few depending on your preference. Revlon Super Lustrous Black Cherry is slightly deeper, Maybelline Color Sensational Red Revival is a more intense red, L’oreal Color Riche Intense Plum is probably the closest)

Note on contouring/highlight/blush: I like to apply contour first, then highlight, and go in with blush last, because that last step helps blend out and soften the highlighter so you don’t look TOO shiny.


Soft Mint Lids (Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Eyes in DR3 Vert Mystere)

This is a defined, but still soft eye, done using one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes in the world, Lancome’s Vert Mystere, which is a collection of soft neutrals and 2 gorgeous jade-greens.

(It’s named after tea, but the green leans slightly cool, and looks more like jade.)

For those of you who aren’t ready to go for strong, bright colors but are tempted to step beyond neutrals, check out this palette or this group of colors. 

Products used:

Base: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation 52

Concealer: Addiction Perfect Concealer No 1

Powder: (I wanted a bit of sheen so didn’t use any for this look. If you’re going to be out and about in warm weather, set with translucent powder!)

Cheeks: Shu Uemura Bijoux collection Silk Cushion Cheek Blusher in Rose Quartz

Brows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 Pencil in Seal Brown

Eyeshadows: Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Eyes DR3 Vert Mystere

Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash in Blackest Black

Lipstick: Shu Uemura Bijoux collection lipstick in Opal Pink

anonymous asked:

Do you have any recommendations for a cheap/drugstore foundation that doesn't look cakey and blends flawlessly? Powder or liquid is fine, something that can be put on in a rush would be fab. Thank you so much : )

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Bourjois Healthy Mix is my absolute favorite so far! It’s matte, has pretty good coverage, seldom ever looks cake-y, and feels really light. I can just smear this on with my fingers when I’m in a rush, and it just looks like clean, even skin. The tricky part is that it’s not really cheap in some regions (outside of the EU).

I also like Revlon Colorstay. It’s great if you need more coverage as it still looks like skin, not a mask (provided you buy the right shade). But I find it a bit heavy for daily wear, so I mix it with some sunblock lotion, and it goes on sheerer, but still lasts most of the day.

I can wear both of these without any powder when I’m in a rush.

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For powder, this is not a drugstore foundation, but I love Everyday Minerals (Matte formula) mineral foundations. They’ve got a fantastic shade range, and the matte formula is light, non-shiny, easy to apply very quickly, and has great coverage.