|Wearing Bourjois Healthy Mix in 51|
It only cost £5 - half the shop price. The coverage is not very heavy, but it gives your face a natural looking glow so it just looks like you have good skin, not that you are caked in slap. However if you are determined to cover up freckles or looking for blemish coverage, you may prefer something heavier. I hardly ever wear the same foundation two days in a row, but I've been wearing Bourjois everyday since I got it, even for going out at night. It's my perfect summer foundation and I find it applies best with clean fingers.
I am also delighted with the shade (51 - the lightest in the range) which blends in well to my pale skin and doesn't leave a tide mark around the jaw or hairline. I haven't tried any other Bourjois liquid foundations but now I'm tempted to. Healthy Mix feels heavenly on your skin but its claim to give your a 'perfectly glowing complexion & toned skin' for 16 hours is a bit overstated - at best it last on my oily skin during this humid weather for about 4-5 hours, probably longer in winter. It also has that lovely 'Bourjois' scent - although not everyone is keen on scented cosmetics.
I picked up this finishing powder as I hoped it will work out something like Benefit's Georgia box powder. I have to admit I haven't had much of a chance to use it yet, but it comes out very dark on the sponge, so I will only use it to set liquid foundation with a large, fluffy face brush. I'll let you know how I get on. It cost £3.
I've owned a tube of Eight Hour Cream for about three years now and it's not even half finished. I was saving it for a while as it's quite pricey, but now I use it on my lips before bed and also on any seriously dry patches of skin (my calves) and it's great. It really isn't a cream but more of a gel/thick serum and has a very medicinal smell. It's also great to use on dehydrating long-haul flights as it's such an all-rounder - it can be used to keep eyebrows in place, soften cuticles, heal minor burns. Funny story actually - I had a disastrous spray tan a couple of years back and my face reacted badly to the moisturiser I used (can't remember which one now) but the only thing that calmed down my inflamed face was the Eight Hour Cream - it was very greasy though!
I paid £8 for this cute retro jar - I know it's not as sanitary as a tube, but it's a lot more convenient in a jar. It costs about £16 in the shops, but I found the 1980s jar edition for £4.99 at this website. Can't vouch for it's reputability though!
My last find was a MAC eyeshadow in 'Woodwinked' - another wishlist item ticked off! Again I haven't had used it enough to give a proper review on it, but I can tell it's a great all over lid colour or will work nicely to darken the crease if I use a pale shade on my lids.
Click here to see my first haul from Portobello.
Have you tried any Bourjois foundations? Would you recommend any others than the Healthy Mix? Which MAC eyeshadow should complete my first palette?