Wednesday, 12 September 2012

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

Bourjois Healthy 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 through the grapevine that Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation has been compared to the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua.

The Chanel Foundation comes in at a pinch of £33 for 30ml whereas the 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's expensive and so I was eager to try this Bourjois dupe if it meant I saved myself £23! So here are my thoughts.

The Bourjois Healthy Mix is described on the bottle as 'Up to 16hr perfectly glowing complexion & Toned skin' with 'Fruit Therapy & Radiance - boosting' and contains,
'Apricot - radiance'
'Melon - hydration'
'Apple - anti-oxidant'
'Ginger - energy'

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.

Bourjois - It has a thick creamy texture and felt smooth to apply. It also 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 it well before use. This felt cool on the skin.

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 it's more of a medium coverage instead.

Chanel - It covered pretty well considering it is more of a tinted moisturiser and it gave a flawless finish to my face.
Bourjois Above
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 it well. I used the same application technique as the Bourjois above which works well.

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.
Bourjois - This is a steal at £9.99 but I would say it is at the top end of the drugstore market as it's still a little pricey for a high street 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, it's to be expected.

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 feel on the skin. And If you wanted both, Bourjois Healthy Mix is a more everyday foundation and Chanel can be used of a weekend or as a going out foundation.

So if you are looking for a light feeling foundation, but you are not willing to pay the high price tag for the Chanel one, then the Bourjois Healthy Mix will work just as well.

I award the Bourjois Healthy Mix - 4.7 out of 5 and Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 4.9 out of 5

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