Bourjois has reformulated their Healthy Mix foundation and I was curious to try it. The old version is one of my favorite drugstore foundations, but it is a bit too dark and yellow for me on most days. This is why I don’t reach for it all that often. The newer formula promises to be even more beneficial to your skin and it also comes in a very light shade: 51 Light Vanilla. Here’s how the old Healthy Mix formula compares to the new one.
Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation is a cult classic that is loved by many. It retails for around the €15 mark, but you can find it cheaper online. Or you can do what I did: buy it in an offer. I believe the store had a ‘all Bourjois face products for 8 euros sale going on’. It is in these sales that I prefer to buy foundations to begin with. I already reviewed the older formula in this old blog post. What do I think of this new foundation?
Old vs New formula
Right: old formula
The main difference between these two is one: the shade; and two: the texture. The new formula is simply a completely different foundation. It is a lot more thin and watery and has a pinky undertone once blended out. The old formula is thicker, lighter in color, but also has a quite yellow undertone. The coverage on the new foundation seems to be better, while the older one looks a little bit patchy.
Right: new Healthy Mix formula on one half of my face
As you can see in this picture, this foundation looks very natural. It isn’t patchy, it is glowy and quite brightening. It covers my redness easily and there is a good even coverage. I would say this is a light to medium coverage foundation.
Old vs New
The picture on the right shows you the new formula on the left, and the old formula on the right. The differences are small once applied to the face but they are there. The old formula is thicker, more difficult to blend nicely and is much more yellow toned. On me, I like the left side of my face more than the right, but if you didn’t know I was wearing two different foundations here, I’m sure you wouldn’t be able to tell a difference.
I prefer the new Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation over the old formula. It is thinner, more lightweight and easier to blend. I also prefer the shade match on me. Because it has a thinner texture, this sheers out and blends into the skin much more than the old formula did. I think Bourjois did a great job updating this formula.
What is your favorite drugstore foundation?