Battle of the foundations

Friday, 14 August 2015



I bought these two foundations at the same time last year because I had been recommended them both by a friend. As the pale person I am, I have them both in the lightest shades. The Rimmel 'Wake Me Up' retails at £8.99 and the Boujois 'Healthy Mix Serum' retails at £10.99. Although the Boujois product is labelled as a 'Serum', it does in fact say that it is a gel foundation on the bottle. 

So onto the actual products themselves! Both of these claim to add radiance to your complexion and they do but the 'Wake Me Up', I found, gave a lot more radiance as it has tiny shimmers in it. Also if you see my swatches above, the 'Wake Me Up' has more of an orangey tint to it even though, they are both the lightest shades in the collections. In addition, I found that the 'Wake Me Up' foundation gave me a lot more coverage. However as this is quite orangey toned, it is more of an effort to blend it out than the 'Healthy Mix' which matches my skin better.

In terms of lasting ability, my 'Healthy Mix' stayed in place for longer and, as I have oily skin didn't look as shiny on my face after a while. But, the 'Wake Me Up' is meant to be quite dewey so I can't blame the product. If you have dry/normal skin, this product would probably suit your skin type better. One thing that 'Wake Me Up' has and the Boujois foundation doesn't, is an added SPF.  This, I think, makes it a great product to wear in the summer because of it's radiance and sun protection.  

My final verdict:

Out of the two, I prefer the Boujois foundation as it suits my skin tone really well and blends out nicely. However, both are good products and, admittedly, I sometimes wear them together and that creates a lovely base. 

What is your favourite drugstore foundation?
xox

23 comments:

  1. I purchased the Wake Me Up foundation a few years ago and only used it for about a month because I didn't like the shimmers, it's a shame because it has great coverage. I have been itching to try the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation so I might give it a go!

    Great reviews,
    Abbey x

    www.absie.co.uk

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    1. Yeah, I agree - it's a bit too much sometimes! Oh, it's really good, I'd definitely recommend you getting it. Thank you :)

      xox

      Delete
  2. I love the healthy mix foundation I didn't like the wake me up one so much it was a little to glittery for me
    www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's so good! Yeah, it is quite shimmery.
      xox

      Delete
  3. I've used so many different foundations over the years as I have combination skin so I'm always needing to mix it up! One of my friends recommended bare minerals to me as I was getting a lot of break outs and I haven't looked back since!
    The price seems steep at first but I got the starter kit and it the foundation powder, warmth and mineral veil has lasted me over a year so if you're ever looking to try a new one I'd really recommend that because it feels like I'm not wearing any foundation at all!
    Sally x

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Wow, that's really useful to know! Yeah, thank you so much - I'll have a look at for it!

      xox

      Delete
  4. I definitely went through a stage of loving the Wake Me Up foundation and adoring the shimmer, but I couldnt ever find my perfect shade of it anywhere! Would you recommend the healthy mix for pale combination skin?

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    1. Yeah I know what you mean, the shades come up darker than usual - I think. I definitely would as I have pale skin, my skin is more on the oily side but my friend has combination skin and loves it!

      xox

      Delete
  5. I absolutely love the Bourjois Healthy Mix, it's my drugstore holy grail. The coverage is fab and I have combination skin and it works super well with it surprisingly, love it!!

    Toni x
    www.clarkecouture.co.uk
    WIN A BAKER DAYS CAKE OF YOUR CHOICE:
    http://www.clarkecouture.co.uk/2015/08/baker-days-starbucks-chocolate-cake.html

    ReplyDelete
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    1. It's such a good foundation, I tend to use it on a daily basis!

      xox

      Delete
  6. I love Healthy Mix! It's my daily foundation but I've never tried Wake Me Up so I'll definitely give it a try :) x
    Elise @ Peonies in Paris

    ReplyDelete
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    1. It's so good. Yeah, if you are looking for good coverage and lots of radiance, you will enjoy it!

      xox

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. Yeah, it is a brilliant foundation and lasts for ages!

      xox

      Delete
  8. Great post! I haven't tired either of these foundations but I want to try them out, especially the boujous one! If you have pale skin I really recommend you try the Rimmel match perfection x

    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Thank you so much! Aha, okay! I'll look out for that one - thanks for the recommendation:)

      xox

      Delete
  9. I've just started using the Rimmel one it seems pretty good so far! Great review
    http://minniemousechic.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aha, that's really good! Thank you so much!

      xox

      Delete
  10. I love both of these foundations as I'm on the pale side too I find it difficult to find a suitable foundation - my current favourite is 17 BB cream
    AliceMegan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooh, I haven't heard about that one! I'll research further into it.

      xox

      Delete
  11. This is the best review I read about healthy mix ! I like the foundation I tried a sample once, unfortunately, it turned out , my skin was allergic to it. I use flwales from Rimmel, but I really want to use healthy mix it settled on my skin very well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh my gosh, thank you so much! Oh no, that's a shame. Yeah, I've heard good things about that one!

      xox

      Delete

Friday, 14 August 2015

Battle of the foundations



I bought these two foundations at the same time last year because I had been recommended them both by a friend. As the pale person I am, I have them both in the lightest shades. The Rimmel 'Wake Me Up' retails at £8.99 and the Boujois 'Healthy Mix Serum' retails at £10.99. Although the Boujois product is labelled as a 'Serum', it does in fact say that it is a gel foundation on the bottle. 

So onto the actual products themselves! Both of these claim to add radiance to your complexion and they do but the 'Wake Me Up', I found, gave a lot more radiance as it has tiny shimmers in it. Also if you see my swatches above, the 'Wake Me Up' has more of an orangey tint to it even though, they are both the lightest shades in the collections. In addition, I found that the 'Wake Me Up' foundation gave me a lot more coverage. However as this is quite orangey toned, it is more of an effort to blend it out than the 'Healthy Mix' which matches my skin better.

In terms of lasting ability, my 'Healthy Mix' stayed in place for longer and, as I have oily skin didn't look as shiny on my face after a while. But, the 'Wake Me Up' is meant to be quite dewey so I can't blame the product. If you have dry/normal skin, this product would probably suit your skin type better. One thing that 'Wake Me Up' has and the Boujois foundation doesn't, is an added SPF.  This, I think, makes it a great product to wear in the summer because of it's radiance and sun protection.  

My final verdict:

Out of the two, I prefer the Boujois foundation as it suits my skin tone really well and blends out nicely. However, both are good products and, admittedly, I sometimes wear them together and that creates a lovely base. 

What is your favourite drugstore foundation?
xox

23 comments:

  1. I purchased the Wake Me Up foundation a few years ago and only used it for about a month because I didn't like the shimmers, it's a shame because it has great coverage. I have been itching to try the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation so I might give it a go!

    Great reviews,
    Abbey x

    www.absie.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, I agree - it's a bit too much sometimes! Oh, it's really good, I'd definitely recommend you getting it. Thank you :)

      xox

      Delete
  2. I love the healthy mix foundation I didn't like the wake me up one so much it was a little to glittery for me
    www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's so good! Yeah, it is quite shimmery.
      xox

      Delete
  3. I've used so many different foundations over the years as I have combination skin so I'm always needing to mix it up! One of my friends recommended bare minerals to me as I was getting a lot of break outs and I haven't looked back since!
    The price seems steep at first but I got the starter kit and it the foundation powder, warmth and mineral veil has lasted me over a year so if you're ever looking to try a new one I'd really recommend that because it feels like I'm not wearing any foundation at all!
    Sally x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow, that's really useful to know! Yeah, thank you so much - I'll have a look at for it!

      xox

      Delete
  4. I definitely went through a stage of loving the Wake Me Up foundation and adoring the shimmer, but I couldnt ever find my perfect shade of it anywhere! Would you recommend the healthy mix for pale combination skin?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah I know what you mean, the shades come up darker than usual - I think. I definitely would as I have pale skin, my skin is more on the oily side but my friend has combination skin and loves it!

      xox

      Delete
  5. I absolutely love the Bourjois Healthy Mix, it's my drugstore holy grail. The coverage is fab and I have combination skin and it works super well with it surprisingly, love it!!

    Toni x
    www.clarkecouture.co.uk
    WIN A BAKER DAYS CAKE OF YOUR CHOICE:
    http://www.clarkecouture.co.uk/2015/08/baker-days-starbucks-chocolate-cake.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's such a good foundation, I tend to use it on a daily basis!

      xox

      Delete
  6. I love Healthy Mix! It's my daily foundation but I've never tried Wake Me Up so I'll definitely give it a try :) x
    Elise @ Peonies in Paris

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's so good. Yeah, if you are looking for good coverage and lots of radiance, you will enjoy it!

      xox

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. Yeah, it is a brilliant foundation and lasts for ages!

      xox

      Delete
  8. Great post! I haven't tired either of these foundations but I want to try them out, especially the boujous one! If you have pale skin I really recommend you try the Rimmel match perfection x

    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! Aha, okay! I'll look out for that one - thanks for the recommendation:)

      xox

      Delete
  9. I've just started using the Rimmel one it seems pretty good so far! Great review
    http://minniemousechic.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aha, that's really good! Thank you so much!

      xox

      Delete
  10. I love both of these foundations as I'm on the pale side too I find it difficult to find a suitable foundation - my current favourite is 17 BB cream
    AliceMegan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooh, I haven't heard about that one! I'll research further into it.

      xox

      Delete
  11. This is the best review I read about healthy mix ! I like the foundation I tried a sample once, unfortunately, it turned out , my skin was allergic to it. I use flwales from Rimmel, but I really want to use healthy mix it settled on my skin very well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh my gosh, thank you so much! Oh no, that's a shame. Yeah, I've heard good things about that one!

      xox

      Delete

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