The struggle is real when it comes to finding the perfect foundation. Trying out foundation is my LEAST favourite thing. I feel like starting off my blog posts with makeup mishaps or embarrassing moments is becoming a trend, but it’s okay. I am willing to take one for the team here. My worst experience with a foundation involved it oxidizing on my skin. I would apply it in the morning and within two or three hours it would turn orange. Like, I was literally an umpa lumpa by 11am. I went through two full bottles of the product before I came to the conclusion that my foundation shouldn’t change colour before noon (#RookieMistake). The worst part of all is other people noticed my foundation appearing super orange, but no one told me! For future reference, help a girl out and let her know she is channeling her inner umpa lumpa. She will thank you later.
Towards the end of summer, I wasn’t happy with my foundation routine and decided to take the plunge and try something new. I am so happy I did because I discovered the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation (Why do beauty products have to have the world’s longest names?) and I am in love. It is a light to medium coverage foundation – it starts off light and can be built up to a more medium coverage – that has a 16 hour wear time. It is a formula that is supposed to enhance the skin through diminishing the appearance of fatigue and bring radiance to the skin. It is a gel consistency with a vitamin-rich fruit formula including litchi, goji berries and pomegranate. It is available in six shades and is hypo-allergenic.
Why do I love this product so much? Well, to start with, application is a dream. It blends so naturally with the skin to create a flawless natural finish almost like a second skin. I also love that it lasts all day. I always set it with a powder (the Bourjous Healthy Matte 10 hr Powder), which helps it last and also adds more coverage. The coverage on this product isn’t super high, but it is enough for everyday wear. It covers up any redness and evens out the skin tone, but doesn’t hide blemishes very well. I usually use a fuller coverage concealer to cover up any pesky blemishes the foundation doesn’t cover on it’s own. I would normally do that with any foundation, so that doesn’t strike me as a con to this product.
Since using this product I can honestly say my skin seems healthier. I have been using it for about six months now and I feel like my skin is more radiant. I also feel like I struggle with breakouts less frequently. The light to medium coverage definitely allows my skin the chance to breathe and I am noticing how much clearer my skin looks as a result.
$29, Shoppers Drug Mart
Do you have a favourite foundation or any other Bourjois products you’ve tried? Let me know, I am always up for some new recommendations!
May your foundation never oxidize,