Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder / Review

Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder

Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder

Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder in 52 Vanilla

Drugstore powder is usually the one makeup item that I try to stay away from. I’ve tried a bunch in the past but none of them agreed with my skin, so I learnt my lesson – for face powders go for high-end. At least that was the case before I got introduced to the ah-mazing Bourjois Healthy Balance powder (here) a few months ago. Some say it’s a dupe for the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk powder, I would say that it really reminds me of Chanel Les Beiges, but either way – this stuff is incredible! Its extremely fine and soft texture helps the powder glide on the skin like charm and the old ‘powdery face’ days are way behind us with this gem. Healthy Balance is aimed at giving matte, yet luminous and healthy glow to the skin, without adding much coverage. Check and check!

The powder is almost translucent and blends seamlessly into the skin, which makes it the perfect concealer partner. I got the shade 52 Vanilla, which is a bit too light for me at the moment but due to the sheer coverage it’s all perfect. Healthy Balance is one of the finest setting powders I’ve tried, because it is almost undetectable on the skin, it feels super lightweight and it locks the makeup for some good 8-10 hours. The very thing that captured my heart with this beauty, however, was the finish. When I swirl my brush around my face I instantly see how my skin sort of blurs and I am left with stunning airbrushed complexion with no fine lines or pores in sight. Brilliant. The best part though is the fact that even though being matte, my skin has that healthy, radiant glow, which we all know and love. Moral of the story? There are indeed drugstore face powders that work wonders and this beauty is the living proof.

Have you ever tried Bourjois Healthy Balance powder? Which is your favorite face powder?

Lots of love,
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28 comments

  1. I love this powder and use it every day! It's so natural looking.

    Ella xx

    http://truthfullyella.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Chanel Les Beiges is one of my favourite beauty products so I'd be intrigued to try this and see how it compares.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  3. I need to try this! I avoid powder pretty much all the time, because I hate the matte look. I'm still at school so I try to avoid looking to made up at my age and much prefer a more natural look. Powders and the matte look always look cakey and horrible, but it sounds like this is much more 'natural' friendly! xx

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

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  4. I tried this a couple years ago when it first came out and kinda forgot about it after using it all up. I'll have to pick it up again next time I'm in Boots!

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor

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  5. I tried this powder a few years ago along with the foundation and I never really loved it but maybe it's worth giving it another try. I am loving the Revlon Photo Ready powder at the moment.

    P.xx
    GreyWalls

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  6. Les Beiges dupe? thats a first! Its mostly sold out here at the counters so I haven't been able to try it! your review sort of explains why!

    The Conscience Fund

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  7. This sounds so good! I usually use Rimmel's Stay Matte, it's pretty good x

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie

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  8. This sounds so good, definitely need to check it out! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | ASOS or Feelunique £25 Voucher Giveaway

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  9. Looks like a great product!

    Janine Maral from http://www.janinemaral.com/

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  10. Hi.. i love this powder!!! I like very much your posts, are interesting!!! Kiss

    http://thatsamoreblog.blogspot.it/

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  11. I'll have to try this, I've heard so much good stuff about it!

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  12. I really like the look of this powder! it sounds really good :) im always on a hunt for a good powder :)

    Catherine x

    http://www.beautyisintheeyeofthebeholder.co.uk

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  13. love!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  14. wow this is definitely something I must try, it looks amazing!
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    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

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  15. Ohhh great! I'm glad you liked this so much, it's going straight on my wishlist :) xx

    kittyhearts.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. This sounds amazing! I haven't heard of this powder, gonna keep an eye out for it xx

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  17. I think I NEED to try this out! Like...as soon as possible!! I've been using the MAC MIneralize liquid foundation, but I need a setting powder and my Studio Fix Powder is just too...powdery.. I am definitely going to check this out! =D

    Thanks for the review! =D =D =D

    xoRosie
    Rosie's Life

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  18. Thanks for the lovely review :) I'm currently looking for a new powder x
    Ana xo anacelinelabod.com

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  19. I love their foundations recently so I really want to try this out, although powder wise, I do like my Bare Minerals!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  20. Sounds great!!
    L x
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

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  21. I keep hearing such great raves about this powder, i think it's about time i finally indulge and give it a try! Shaaanxo uses it quite a lot in her Youtube videos and she always looks amazing! I think you are totally right, i think it would make a great dupe for Chanel Les Beiges!

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  22. This sounds really lovely!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  23. Thanks for the great review, I'm tempted to pick one up next time I'm in Boots.

    www.sophschoices.co.uk

    Sophie

    x

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  24. I LOVE this stuff. It's the only powder I use from the drugstore. Always in some kind of 3 for 2 offer aswell :) xx
    peplumsandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I am also quite fond of this little number. I just can't get enough of its fine texture. A great discovery for me as well.

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  26. I hadn't heard of this before, I think I might need to give it a go! I use the Rimmel Stay Matte powder all of the time but I don't LOVE it. Bourjous products never disappoint either! xx

    https://beautywithbetty.squarespace.com/

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