Saturday, 28 April 2012

Boujois Health Mix Foundation review...


I am writing this post while sitting in the library supposedly revising for my European Union law exam and fancied talking about something a little less demanding on the brain.

I seem to have a collection of half empty Boujois Health Mix foundations. There are three reasons for this;

 a) I  travel from home to uni a lot and therefore find it reassuring to have one at each house.

b) I change between shade 51 and 52 depending on the time of year and also fake tan. ( I am NC20 for   reference)

c) I like to buy another before I run out, in order never to experience the horror when you run out of foundation before a big night out or have to brave the high street without your war paint on. 

This foundation has been in my make-up bag for around 2yrs, I talked about it recently on my most loved  post Here . So it is only right that I give it review all of its own due to the 2yrs of testing it has been given.

I was always a high coverage girl think Esstee Lauder double-wear,  Mac studio fix and Benefit stick  foundation. I was always looking for one that gave more and more coverage. On a whim when this foundation was doing the rounds on the blogs I tried it and this is when my transition into not so intensely matte and full coverage foundations happened. In fact I am now on the hunt for the perfect coverage with a perfect glow. Link Here  to my post on dewy foundations on my wish list.

I find that this foundation provides enough coverage to hide my red cheeks while also not looking matte and covered in make-up. I even find that it last a good 6hr on its own  and around 8hr with powder (as always not the 16hr it claims). However, if on a windy rainy day like the last few days here in the UK I tend to opt for something with a bit more staying power. I also opt for a different foundation on a night out which is going to last longer in a hot club.

However,  as far as I can see on the packaging it contains no SPF which means that in photos you do not look ghostly white or a different colour to the rest of your body. For a day to day foundation I have no qualms at all and it has inspired me to go back and try other drug store foundations as I believe they have improved considerably in the last 4 years.

The fact I have been coming back to this foundation for such a long time surely means there must be something that keeps drawing me back?

What is your favorite foundation high-end or drug store?


























9 comments:

  1. I really must try this! Ive never heard anything bad about it - and it must be good if you keep repurchasing!
    I really like Rimmel's Wake Me Up which ive heard is similar - but i reckon ill give the Boujois a try next time and compare the two xx =]

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    1. I was thinking of trying the Rimmel wake me up foundation next time it comes on offer as like the Boujois have only herd good things. x

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  2. Beautiful and very inspiring posts and blog! We share the same passion so let's follow each other!:)

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  3. Thanks for your review! Is it good for oily skin?

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    1. I don't have particularly oliy skin only on my nose but I don't think it would stay too well as it certainly doesn't last as long on my nose as the rest of my face. x

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  4. I really want to try this! Didn't know it had been around for as many as two years! Definitely will try to pick this up soon.

    victoriasprocrastinationproject.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Thanks so much for this review. Like you I am a Mac Studio Fix fan. Will definately give this a try. xxx

    http://justaprettyface3.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Yes, you are right, most of foundations look ghostly white.
    Nice review!

    xx
    Stéph❀nie's Notebook

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