I have a review for you today. I am always in search for new foundations, and after reading and watching very good reviews about this product I decided to purchase it. I purchased it from Echemist with the added bonus of free shipping to Malta. It retails for 11.19 euro, which I think is not
that bad when compared to other foundations for example an Artdeco foundation which is 15 euro.
Before starting to use the Bourjois Foundation, I was using an Artdeco Foundation which I had been using for about two years, however lately I noticed that it was breaking me out and after taking a look at the ingredients I noticed that it contained lots of parabens and also an ingredient called oxybenzone. Oxybenzone is found in sun screen products and in fact the Artdeco foundation has SPF. Although the Oxybenzone protects the skin from the sun, it is absorbed in our system and can cause damage to cells and affect hormones. So I think that it is this ingredient that is causing my acne break outs.
The Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation does not contain any SPF and upon using for the first time, I noticed quite an improvement in my skin. Its ingredients when compared with those of the Artdeco product are much better with the added benefit of having fruit ingredients. It claims to use "Fruit therapy for radiance and boosting and maintains essential skin hydration". I vouch for this product that it does what it claims. After using it for about a week and a half my skin looks healthier and my acne has dramatically decreased. It also is oil free.
It has medium coverage however it can be full coverage when built up. The down side of this product is that there is a limited range of colors to choose from.
For the packaging, its a plastic packaging so if it falls it does not break, like other foundation packaging, and it has a pump therefore the product is not wasted. Unlike other foundations, which have a plasticy kind of smell, this foundation has a really sweet and fruity smell.
Therefore, to conclude, I highly recommend this product especially for sensitive, oily and acne prone skin since this foundation takes care of your skin.
Have you used this product? What do you think of it?
Hope you found this review helpful,
Until next time,
Monday, 3 December 2012
Saturday, 1 September 2012
Hey Beauties :)
So today I am going to share my Foundation Routine. This routine consists of 4 main steps.
|4 main steps|
Step 1:- Very important to always start with cleansed and moisturized skin. This will help the foundation to apply smooth and evenly over the face. First I start with the ELF Color concealer (bottom left). I apply the yellow concealer under my eyes to conceal any shadows and the green to conceal blemishes, redness and other imperfections.
Step 2:- Next I apply beige (normal concealer) (bottom right) over the color concealer so that the colored concealer is blended even more in the skin and not risk the color to show.
Step 3:- This is the main step. I apply the foundation (upper left) with the ELF stippling blush in a circular motion all over the face. I use a circular motion so that the foundation is buffed in the skin. This will make the foundation look more natural and without any creases. Always remember to also apply the foundation to your neck so that they match and no foundation lines are visible.
Step 4:- Last step, set the foundation with powder. I use ArtDeco Pressed Powder (upper right) with a kabuki brush and apply it also in a circular motion.
With this routine I find that I end up with flawless skin, however keep in mind that certain huge 'monsters' are somewhat difficult to cover up completely haha.
Also, I want to try a different setting powder, what would you recommend?
I hope this has helped,
Until next time