Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mini Bourjois Haul & Product Review

Now that winter has arrived, our glamorous summer tans have begun to fade which means that it's time to update our foundation routines. In my case, I have to purchase all my foundation and concealer products in one shade lighter than what I normally wear during the summer. I also make the switch from mineral foundation which I normally use on hot summer days, to liquid foundation during the fall and winter seasons.

Pharmaprix, a Canadian drugstore also known as Shoppers Drug Mart, is currently having a promotion in which for every $50 purchase, customers would receive a $10 gift card to use for their next purchase. This promotion couldn't have come at a better time seeing as I was running low on my favorite Bourjois liquid foundation.

 Here's my drugstore haul!
Bourjois Haul:
The Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation (in the shade 52 - Vanille) is my absolute favorite liquid foundation in which I highly recommend. It gives great coverage, feels refreshing when applying, evens out all skin imperfections, gives an overall natural look, and is long-lasting. I've been using this foundation for a little over a year and I've never been disappointed. If you haven't tried this liquid foundation yet, I would definitely encourage you to do so as soon as possible, you won't regret it!

Here are some details from the Bourjois website:

"Healthy Mix Serum Foundation contains vitamin-gorged and anti-oxidising fruit to erase signs of fatigue, it evens out the complexion and revives its radiance.
Bourjois' 1st radiance-boosting fruit therapy foundation for a flawless complexion for up to 16hrs!

3 “super-fruits” are at the heart of this refreshing gel foundation - lychee, goji and pomegranate.

What is a super fruit? A “super-fruit” has an above-average nutritional profile compared with other fruit and an exceptionally rich anti-oxidant and vitamin content. The lychee, goji and pomegranate enhance the skin through repeated application thanks to its super-action:
- An instant, revitalising effect
- A refreshing and light sensation
- Radiance boosting shades

Its exquisite glide-on formula blends onto the skin for a flawless, yet natural finish.

And.. it's good for my skin!
- 8 hrs moisture
- Lets skin breathe
- Dermatologically tested

Price $27 Canadian"
The Healthy Balance Unifying Powder is a new favorite Bourjois product of mine. This is my first time purchasing this product, which is also new to the Bourjois collection, and I was definitely impressed with the quality. This pressed powder is great to set the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation, and gives an long-lasting matte and natural complexion. I'm actually tempted to go out and buy a second one (that's how much I love it!) What I also really like about this product is that it can easily fit in my purse in case I ever want to make any touch ups throughout the day.

Here are some details from the Bourjois website:

Give your skin a boost of radiance and even out that skin tone!

Enriched with exotic fruit therapy to restore and rebalance the skin:

  • Yuzu - Anti-shine
  • Sharon fruit - hydration
  • Its ultra-fine texture is easy to blend and its feather-light feel will makes application easy!
Its slim compact casing and large mirror inside is an ideal handbag essential and perfect for touch-ups on the go!

Available in 3 natural shades suitable for all skin tones.

And it’s good for my skin:

  • Hypoallergenic formula  
  • Non comedogenic 
  • Dermatologically tested
    $27 Canadian"

In addition to the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation and Healthy Balance Unifying Powder, I also purchased the Healthy Mix Radiance & Anti-Fatigue Correcting Concealer. Since I use the gel foundation in the shade 52, the best shade to get for the concealer would be a shade lighter (51 - Eclat Claire) as I have very dark circles under my eyes. This concealer gives excellent coverage with my dark circles, and is also long-lasting. This is definitely another new Bourjois favorite of mine! With the promotion going on in store, as the other two items added to a little over $50, I received a $10 gift card and was able to apply it on this concealer!

Here are some details from the Bourjois website:
"Bourjois’ new Healthy Mix fruit-therapy correcting concealer smoothes away dark circles and imperfections for a visibly rested and radiant look.

Its exquisite glide-on formula blends onto the skin for a natural result, with no marks.
Available in 3 natural anti-dull complexion shades, to reboost the complexion's radiance.

And.. it's good for my skin:
  • Moisturising
  • Lets skin breathe, oil-free formula
  • Dermatologically tested
Price $19 Canadian"
In addition to my Bourjois purchases, the cashier was kind enough to include two fragrance samples of:
  • Belle by Rhianna
  • Angel by Thierry Mugler
Overall Impressions:
The Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation is my absolute favorite product in my entire collection. I've used it several times and have never been disappointed. I don't think that I'll ever change liquid foundation as long as I'm able to get my hands on this product. Regarding the Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder and the Healthy Mix Radiance & Anti-Fatigue Correcting Concealer, this was my first time purchasing these products and I'm so glad that I did! All these items compliment each other and by purchasing all three, I've improved my entire foundation routine. I highly recommend all three Bourjois products!


  1. Thanks for following me! I'm following back! I love Bourjois products! xx

    1. Thank you for returning the follow! :) They're great aren't they? :D

  2. Great haul! I love shoppers!

  3. Thanks for introducing me to Bourjois Hun. I am loving it. I just recently bought the concealer (in the same shade as you) and love it. This is the best foundation so far for me :)

    1. I'm really happy that you like the products hun!!!! Now we need to get you a good brush for applying hehe :)

  4. I use the Bourjois healthy mix foundation and love it! The smell is amazing too! Followed you.

    I'm new to blogging and would love it if you could check out my blog if you get the chance. xo

    1. Agreed, I love the smell as well :). Thank you for the follow, I'll definitely check out your blog :).

  5. ooh so glamorous.

    Aloha Sweet Friend,

    The ladies and I are starting to gather a bit early this week so that we can take our turkey loving time mingling and growing together over the next few days.

    Thank you for linking up with us last week, thank you for sharing your sweet energy with all of us... thank you for being beautiful you.

    Come join us if you please.

    1. Thank you for the invite hun, I'll definitely come link up!

  6. That's such a great haul and a lovely review on each of them:) your blog is so nice! Would you be able to check out mine?

    1. Thank you hun! I'll definitely check yours out!

  7. Lovely haul, I LOVE the healthy mix serum, quite a new discovery!

  8. This is an amazing post!

  9. that is a nice haul!!! I really like the healthy mix serum foundation too and it smells so good!