Best Foundation for Dry Skin? - Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation Review

A few years ago I wrote this comparison review for the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation- the original formula. I compared it with the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation and I favored the latter because it was lasting better on my then oily skin. Fast forward 4 years and 2 foundation formulas later, I am back reviewing the Healthy Mix foundation, this time on a quest to find the best base for my dry / combination skin.

Bourjois Healthy mix foundation review

The formula currently available was first released in 2017 and at the same time they improved the shade range from 8 shades to 15. It still comes in a 30 ml bottle (this time made of glass) and it retails for about £10  .

Four years ago, I was using the lightest shade, 51 Light Vanilla, and I was complaining it was a little bit too dark. I am pleased to say that 50 Rose Ivory, the new lightest shade, makes the Bourjois Health Mix Foundation the best colour match I had in years and it doesn't oxidize throughout the day!

Nowadays my skin is more on the combination-dry side, so I enjoy the dewy finish a lot more. The texture is light and it does't cling to dry patches, while giving light to medium coverage. I am not sure exactly what Bourjois change about the formula, but this one feels more 'liquidy', rather than the gel-like texture from the past.

Bourjois healthy mix foundation coverage before and after

With my skin being now on the drier side, I can get up to 12 hours wear on normal days, without having my skin looking dry and flaky at the end of the day. Just to give you some context, I use the Smashbox Primer Water to prime, the Barry M Matte Setting Spray right after I applied my foundation and concealer and the Primer Water again after bronzer, blush, etc. I do not set it with powder and I still get amazing staying power for such a light weight foundation.

bourjois healthy mix foundation review lasting power

It does crease a little between the eyebrows and sometimes is settles in my smile lines, but this is easily fixed by using a silicone primer (I don't bother with it on everyday bases, because I am all about saving time in the mornings). The blush and bronzer are wearing off evenly, with most of intensity still there at the end of the day.

Overall, I think this is best formula Bourjois has had for this foundation. It has become my everyday foundation and the best natural looking foundation for dry skin I tried in the past year. If you have dry or dehydrated skin and you are looking for a dewy lightweight foundation with light medium coverage, DON'T hesitate to pick up the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation!


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