Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation vs Serum
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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! :)