What’s In My Makeup? Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation

What’s In My Makeup? Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation

What’s In My Makeup? Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation

The Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation has been regarded highly by many of the beauty bloggers that I follow. Therefore, I decided that because it was rated so highly I had to give it a go! I ordered it from the Shoppers Beauty Boutique about a month ago for $28 CAD, so it wasn’t the cheapest purchase. If you want to see all the goodies that came with the foundation, check out my Beauty Boutique Surprise post.

I’ve worn this foundation a number of times, I wanted to wait a while before I posted a review because there’s nothing worse than quickly writing up a post without testing a product thoroughly and then changing your mind completely.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in ‘51 Vanille Clair’

When I ordered this I was so worried that it might not match my skin, but luckily it was a perfect match for my very pale ginger-skin. The bottle claims that this provides 16 hours radiance-boosting even, revived complexion. As well, on the back it says Instant blending gel, flawless complexion, undetectable coverage. It is a light coverage foundation, which I learned the hard way. I can’t vouch for the 16 hour claims because I tend to remove my makeup before that time frame, but after 8 hours I did find it wasn’t sitting well on my face. 

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation Vanille Clair

Blended vs. Unblended

Now, I don’t have particularly lovely skin therefore this foundation is not the best for me. However, some days it looked much better than others and if you really layer it on you can get borderline medium coverage. I am super disappointed that this didn’t work for me because it is a really nice formula. If redness, acne and huge pores weren’t an issue then this would be perfect.

It does not blur pores, like at all. If you want blurred pores the Vichy ProEven BB cream does a much better job than this (even with a primer beneath it.) Again, my pores are like craters and I am very particular when it comes to covering them! I might try out Bourjois’ 123 perfect foundation which sounds more suitable for my skin type instead.

What’s in it?

Aqua (Water), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning), Cyclopentasiloxane (Skin Conditioning), PEG-10 Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning), Butylene Glycol (Solvent/ Viscosity Control), Aluminum StarchOctenylsuccinate (Anti-caking), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Chloride (Salt), Disteardimonium Hectorite (Thickening),  Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate (Skin Conditioning) Dimethicone Crosspolymer (Viscosity Control), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Glycerin (Solvent), AlcoholDenat (Solvent/ Viscosity Control), Parfum (Fragrance), Panthenol (Skin-Conditioning), Aluminum Hydroxide (Colour), Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract (Skin Conditioning), Silica (Opacifying/ Anti-caking), Lycium Barbarum FruitExtract (Goji Berry), Pantolactone (Skin-Conditioning), Punica Granatum Extract (Pomegranate), PotassiumSorbate (Preservative), Sorbic Acid (Preservative), [+/- (May Contain) : CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77019 (Mica),  CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)] 10BMT001-1

(I highlighted the natural ingredients for you.)


Although not the most natural of foundations, a lot of these ingredients score an average of 3 on the EWG Skindeep website (on a scale of 1-10) therefore, it’s not the most harmful product but it’s also not necessarily the best. If you’re going to wear foundation then you can’t expect much less than that. If you have a non-oily skin type that’s rather clear and you don’t have redness, then this product will work very well for you!


This foundation is rated ‘okay’ in my books. It’s made for non-oily skin types with minimal redness. If you want a light coverage foundation then I would highly recommend this for you otherwise don’t waste your money!

What are your thoughts on the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation?

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