Review: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation, Finishes Differently Depending On How You Use It

Bourjois finally came into Malaysia not long ago and I believe that many might not know how to pronounce the brand. Bourjois is originated from Paris and pronounced as ‘bu-jouar’. They are very well known for their foundation as well as their blusher.

Currently, they only have a kiosk in Sunway Pyramid and I made a quick stop when I was stationed to work there early this month. I picked up two items and one of it is the Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation. I picked this instead of the Healthy Mix Foundation because this is infused with serum that would benefit the skin.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation Vanilla
“Give your skin a radiance boost with Bourjois’ Healthy Mix Serum Gel foundation – made from a vitamin-rich fruit therapy formula for an even complexion and an instant anti-fatigue result!
Its fresh and instant blending gel texture blends and glides onto the skin for an even, natural finish with no mask effect. Imperfections are erased, signs of fatigue are smoothed and the skin’s radiance is boosted for up to 16 hours*.
Made from an instant anti-fatigue vitamin-rich fruit therapy formula with litchi, goji berries and pomegranates.
Tested for you:

69% more radiance after 4 weeks of use!**

And…it’s good for my skin!

· Hypoallergenic, lets skin breathe

· Dermatologically tested

Tested for you** :

• Complexion is perfectly even => 97% agreed

• Skin looks rested => 94% agreed

• The complexion is radiant => 89% agreed

• The product feels light feel on the skin => 91% agreed

*Scientifically tested on 10 panellists.

**Tested on 100 consumers for 4 weeks”

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation Vanilla Pump

The gel foundation comes in a plastic pump bottle and up until today, I do not experience any difficulty from using it and on the bottle itself, there is brief description of the foundation.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation Vanilla Swatch

The shade that I picked is Vanilla, slightly brighter than my skin shade. When I select my shade, I did tell their BA that I need to do this quick. She did picked the shade for me and ask to apply on my hand to identify the right shade. In my opinion, testing the shade is more accurate on the jawline than hand and at the end, I tested it on my jawline myself.

I do find the texture is more to the liquid-cream instead of gel, it does feel heavy and gives quite a bit of coverage too. It is very easy to blend and gives a slight dewy finish.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation Ingredients

Despite of the vitamins infused in the gel foundation, it does contain alcohol but the foundation doesn’t smell like it has alcohol nor me facing any irritation from it. I’m very happy to find that there isn’t any Paraben from the ingredients listing.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation Vanilla Before & After

Please do ignore my tired face since I have a lot to catch up on my new job. This foundation provides light to medium coverage and you’ll be able to see the difference especially on my under eye, acne scars and redness. It gives a dewy finish, almost felt like BB cream but without the ultimate gray cast. It does look slightly lighter than my skin tone but once I apply powder over it, it gets adjusted.

Above all…

I love this foundation when I get lazy over my skincare routine or in a hurry and had to skip my skin care because it is serum infused foundation. It is a makeup with skin care properties, therefore it compensates what I have missed from my skincare. It finishes off semi-matte if I skip my full skincare regime and this method makes the foundation stays longer.

On the other side, if I go with full fledged on my skin care regime, this foundation can be heavy on me and finishes dewy as you can see on the before and after photo above.  With that, the foundation does wears off faster and I get oily easily within the first 2 hours even though I did apply powder.

Therefore, I would say this would go suitable for those who have normal to selective combination skin. If you are wondering why I would say selective combination skin, it is because some combination skin could be on the oilier side and vice versa.  I still have some skin care that I will need to review, otherwise I could have just use this foundation daily and skip my skincare regime 😛 .

Price : MYR57.90

Weight: 30ml / 1 fl.oz

Availability: Sunway Pyramid (LG1, Lot 1.65A)


  • Serum infused foundation
  • Hygienie pump bottle, ease of dispensing
  • Medium coverage, easy to blend
  • Paraben free


  • Contains alcohol
  • Doesn’t last for 16 hours, wears of on different ways of usage
  • Currently only available at one kiosk

My Rating: 3.8/5


Traclyn Yeoh
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