Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation & Sculpt Light Strobing Highlighter.
For me personally the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation never fails to make my skin look a) dewy b) glowing and c) perfected. In all honesty those three are right at the top of my check list when it comes to what I want from a foundation.
When the latest sample landed on my desk I started using it immediately. There are nine shades and I was sent Rose Ivory and Light Bronze. Bizarrely, it was Rose Ivory that looked great on my skin which is an indicator of either a slight depth of tone to the foundations or my lack of sun and Vitamin D. The point being - swatch before you buy.
Head over to my instagram feed (@emmaguns) to see application as it'll be cropping up in my Instagram stories over the next few weeks.
The formula promises 16 hours of wear and also drip-feeds skin with a blend of vitamins to nourish skin while you wear it and also contribute to the anti-fatigue claims.
If you're looking for a high street foundation that delivers on its promise then this is an excellent choice. At £9.99 it's a generous bottle, but like a lot of high street offerings although there are nine shades there is nothing here for darker skins.
The concept of the Healthy Mix Foundation - a formula that feeds skin while you wear it - is one we've seen before in the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Flawless Finish Foundation, £8.99. The Maybelline version was incredibly impressive when it launched about five years ago and if I had to call it between the two I'd say Bourjois has the edge on the finish. Just.
Also in the parcel from Bourjois was the new Healthy Mix Anti Fatigue Concealer, £7.99. I'm hard-pressed to tell you about a concealer that has been as impressive on first use since I tried Bare Minerals Stroke of Light Concealer, £22. The coverage hides the purple-y tiredness around the inner corners of my eyes and if I don't have time for foundation blends out seamlessly so I can get away with the most minimal of makeup. Like the Healthy Mix Foundation it contains a blend of vitamins to energise the under-eyes while you wear it. Read between the lines: you won't look as rough when you take the makeup off as you did when you put it on.