Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation Review & Photos - Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Dupe

Bourjois Healhty Mix Foundation VS Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
 
If you don't already know Bourjois make-up is apparently the baby sister to Chanel make-up and I had heard that Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation had been compared to Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. The Chanel Foundation comes in at a pinch of £33 for 30ml whereas Bourjois Healthy Mix is a steal at only £9.99 for 30ml.
I am a big fan of my Chanel Vitalumiere but this is more of my weekend or special occasion foundation as it is expensive, so I was eager to try this Bourjois dupe if it meant I saved myself £23!
Here's my thoughts.
 
Bourjois Healthy Mix is described on the bottle as 'Up to 16h perfectly glowing complexion & Toned skin' with 'Fruit Therapy & Radiance - boosting' and contains,
'Apricot - radiance'
'Melon - hydration'
'Apple - anti-oxidant'
'Ginger - energy'

Packaging
Bourjois - The foundation comes in a sleek plastic bottle, with a hygienic pump and a lid, it contains 30ml of product.
Chanel - Vitalumiere Aqua contains 30ml too but does not have a pump applicator.
Texture
Bourjois - It has a thick creamy texture and felt smooth to apply, I didn't feel like I had anything on as it felt so lightweight.
Chanel - This was a little more liquid in texture, a thinner consistency, so you do have to shake well before use. It felt cooling on the skin.
 
Coverage
Bourjois - This covered most of my redness that I had on my nose and chin but I would say this is not a full coverage foundation if that's what you're after, it is more medium.
Chanel - It covered pretty well considering it is more of a tinted moisturiser, it gave a flawless finish to my face.
Bourjois Above
Application
Bourjois - I applied two pumps to my whole face and down my neck using a Real Techniques Buffing Brush, I then took a damp Mac Pro Sponge and blotted the skin with this to make sure all the foundation had blended in well.
Chanel - This doesn't come in a pump, so you have to be careful to squeeze out a tiny amount as it is runny and as per above make sure you shake well. I used the same application technique as the Bourjois which works well.
 
Longevity
Bourjois - This lasted me from 9am to 11pm at night, it was a humid day and I went about my daily routine with no problems at all. The foundation hadn't budged and still looked as flawless as it was when I applied it in the morning.
Chanel - This lasted just as good as the Bourjois, I still had good flawless coverage by 4pm and by 9pm it still looked as fresh as it did when I applied it in the morning.
Price
Bourjois - This is a steal at £9.99 but I would say it is at the top end of the drugstore market as it is still a little pricey for a highstreet brand.
Chanel - Vitalumiere comes in at a wapping £33 for the same amount as the Bourjois, this is a pricey foundation but for a premium make-up brand, be expected to pay this, if not more.

Final Thoughts
Overall I cannot see much difference between both foundations; they are just as good as each other and are truly great products in their own right. I personally love both of them equally, but if I had to call it, the Chanel Vitalumiere would be my 1st preference because of its luxurious and cooling texture. If you wanted both, Bourjois Healthy Mix is more everyday foundation and Chanel can be used as a weekend or going out foundation.
If you are looking for a light feeling foundation, but are not willing to pay the high price tag for the Chanel one, then Bourjois Healthy Mix will work just as well.
I award Bourjois Healthy Mix - 4.7 out of 5 and Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 4.9 out of 5.
 

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