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?