Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder Review
Love Bourjois products like me? Then, you have all the reasons to be happy as the brand has launched quite a lot of products in India now. I am reviewing here today the pressed powder/compact I purchased.
Give your skin a boost of radiance and even out that skin tone! Enriched with exotic fruit therapy to restore and rebalance the skin:
- Yuzu – Anti-shine.
- Sharon fruit – hydration.
Its ultra-fine texture is easy to blend and its feather-light feel will make application easy! Its slim compact casing and large mirror inside is an ideal handbag essential and perfect for touch-ups on the go!
Available in 4 natural shades suitable for all skin tones and it’s good for my skin:
• Hypoallergenic formula.
• Non comedogenic.
• Dermatologically tested.
• 52 Vanille
• 53 Beige clair
• 55 Beige fonce’
• 56 Hale Clair
I got the shade 52 vanilla in it, as I use the same shade in the Bourjois Health mix foundation.
INR 575 for 9 gms.
The compact comes in a sturdy, round, cute, red colored plastic casing which is very sleek. The packaging may not seem very classy, but it is undoubtedly pretty and attractive. I like the red colour and all the fruit pictures on its front 😀
It comes with a built-in vanity mirror but unfortunately no sponge or puff 🙁 I prefer to keep compacts for touch ups during the day in my bag, so with this, I have to keep/carry a mini kabuki along. Anyway, nothing really bad, even MAC’s MSF has no mirror or puff in it 😛
My Experience with Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder:
I am a big fan of Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and when I saw the latest launch “Healthy Balance Compact” and claims like 10-hour matte, I couldn’t skip buying it. Also, I prefer powder/mineral makeup for summers over liquid/creamy formulas.
The pressed powder has really soft texture which blends quickly/easily into my skin. It is very lightweight on the skin and does not get cakey. I like the fact that it gives a natural, matte finish without making my skin look flat, lifeless or dull like other mattifying powders. There is no shimmer or glitter in this powder.
It has this; mild, sweet, fruity fragrance which I like and nothing that bothers me.
Since there is no puff or sponge provided with this, you can either use a brush or puff to apply/blend this. I used to apply compacts/powder makeup with brushes till some time back, but after see a video by Goss Makeup artist, I switched to puffs.
The thing I like the most about this compact is that it controls oil/shine very well and is greatly matte. If you have oily to very oily skin, you should definitely give this a try.
On my combination skin, I need a good greasy moisturiser underneath this, otherwise my skin looks a little dry. But, I am sure this will suit me really well in summers when my skin gets a bit too oily.
I am very impressed with this pressed powder for its ability to control oil. Just yesterday, I went out during the day and wore this on. Even after returning home (after 4-5 hours), my face had no sign of shine/greasiness. Repeating, but this is definitely going to be my perfect summer partner.
About the coverage, I would say it is little more than light, so between light-medium coverage it has. If I wear it over a BB cream or a tinted moisturiser, I get almost flawless finish.
The shade 52 matches my skin tone which is NC 25 in MAC, quite well. But overall, the shade selection isn’t really great, with just 4 shades available.
Overall, I am absolutely satisfied with the product and I will definitely recommend this to matte lovers and especially to ladies with oily-very oily skin. Normal-combination skin can get this too, but you will have to wear a good moisturiser underneath this.
What I Like about Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder:
- The powder is soft in texture.
- Gives a nice, smooth, matte finish to the face.
- Does not get cakey.
- Feels light on the skin.
- Controls oil/shine for a good amount of time.
- Mild, fruity fragrance.
- Does not clog pores, never broke me out either.
- Cute and sleek packaging.
- Gives light to medium coverage.
- I could find a shade that matches my skin tone well.
- Contains no shimmer particles.
- I find it worth the price.
What I Do Not Like about Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder:
- Just 4 shades are available.
- Does not come with a sponge/powder puff.
4 on 5 :-* :-* :-* :-*
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79 thoughts on “Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder Review”
Sounds awesome Nuu :woot: On my list now :yahoo: :yahoo: Hv two compacts to finish off :stars:
haan jyo, itss q. awesome… i had about 4-5 compacts but i still got this 😛 😀 😀 😀
I want this…. Nuuuu
gimme this one…
ths is just the thing for my oily skin!
Beeni, aaj bhi u ka bday hai kya :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
btw- Good mng peeps 😀
goodd morninggssss :yahoo: :yahoo:
Good morning Beeno…haul queen :huh: :huh:
:yes: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn:
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Sounds gooooooooooooood furfurrrr…… I loved the red packaging!! 😀
it is gooooddd., Kimi :yahoo: :yahoo: me like red packaging too :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:
how u ??
I am much better now Nupur!! 😀 😀 Planning to order some nice books from infibeam… 😀
oh good, take care :teddy:
i got chetan bhagat’s revolution 2020 yestrday :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
ohh…wo book acchi hai..but thodi si pakaau hai beech mein!! 😛 I am planning to order some books for which I already have read e-books… The Divine matrix and power of subconscious mind!! 🙂
Kimi…..Enid Blyton :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan…jomol…Enid Blyton ki bhi karti hoon!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: thank youuu!! 😀
pakau hai kya…. 😛 my frends wer doing soo much taaariff tha i had to get it 🙂
u want books for which u have already read e books 😐 😐 😐
yeah..coz I want to read them again, but not able to read them in ebook form!! :((
ohhh achaa :teddy: :teddy:
I love the fotus……the money plant wala is the beshttttttt :woot: :woot: :woot:
haaaaaan..red over green.. 😀 Jomol..I replied you back on FB!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Kimiz…..saw and replied…..good that you are feeling relaxed…. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
thnkooo jomullllll… i knew u wud like that fotu d moshtttt :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
:huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: main prakriti snehi hoon :huh: :huh:
prakriti kaun hai, ur new tenant :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
Prakriti Snehi…means Nature Lover…..new tenant nahin :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:
ohhhhhhhh , acha hua aapne clarify kar dia didi :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:
Nupurbaahin….. :smug: :smug:
Oh, mere nature se to sabhi pyaar karte hain Jomo ji :shy: :shy: :shy:
Grrrrrrrrrrrr…………Sanjeevji…..yeh woh wala “Natooore” nahin hai….yeh phool, paude, vruksh, koyal ki kohoo kohoo wali nature hai :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
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Sounds really good…i dont really use compact powders but i will give this a shot 🙂 hope i manage to get a shade that matches my skin …
nohhhhh…. ur not buying anything for now, u got maybelline foundasssnnnnnnn :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:
haha u also get it na :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:
ok wont get the compact but will get the foundi 😛 😛 😛
Im so upset at the MUFE people…since 3 months same story that the MUFE HD foundi is coming soon..may be soon means a year or so :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff:
ohooo….. :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
now u ask ur frand coming from US to get it, u know the shade u want naa :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:
yes i guess that’s what I have to do 🙂
nohhhh…. i got lorerrrreaal foundasnnnnzz last month :smug: :smug: :smug:
yaaa , but i get bourjoissssss flower power :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
yeah will get flower power one only :)) :)) :))
noh.. u get one onlyy…. u not buy 2-2 :smug: :smug: :smug: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:
Good morning Heer :pompom:
Morning Jomol ..how are u?hows Aarohan now ?? Nupur i get 2-2 :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:
I lurrveee compacts.. :teddy: Most of the times I use ’em only as base..but yet to find perfect shade for my skintone..Lemme try my luck with this.. :makeup: But No Puff = :pan: When its name itself is Compact why need of separate Brush.. :methinks:
Shilpa, even i prefer to use compacts as base in summers 🙂
but ya finding d right shade can be a pain :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown:
there is no compartmenttttttt to keep a puff/sponge, i guess thy wer trying to make a reallyy sleeek packaging, tbhiiii :struggle: :struggle: :struggle:
Very bad of ’em.. :spank: Person like me who doesnt have any single brush in her Arsenal( :chewnails: ) have to buy a brush too or use puff of an old comapct…. :huh:
I can compare it with..Airlines not including meals in their Airfare.. :zombiekiller: Arre baba…itte paise lete ho..phir bhi .. :no: Sabziwala bhi saath me dhania muft me deta hai.. :dumb:
Hihihihi.. I would ask biwi to say this in the Chanel boutique- “Sabziwalk bhi saath mein dhaniya mufe mein deta hai” :worship: :worship: :worship:
lol 😀 😀
but u see, even MAC MSF has no puff or even mirror 😛 n it is pricier than this one 😛
I think packaging issues rarely deter ppl from buying a product if they know how good the actual product is, right? :victory2: :victory2:
Sanjeevjee & Nupur….Though here I have to pay quite an amount separately for Dhania..but phir bhi Dil hai Hindustaani.. :toothygrin:
Ab MAC galti kare to uski galti ka bhi dupe hoga kya.. :methinks:
For Minimal-istas like me..who dun like much tam-jham to carry with her…Maybeline compact wuld be the best choice it seems… :makeup:
you get dhaniya free with sabzi…… :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: we have to buy it….though mooze dhaniya pasand nahin :smug: :smug:
we also have to buy Jomol :worship: :worship: :worship:
to each her own , shilpa :victory2: :victory2:
I like this prssd powder, sooooo much that , I can overlook the flaw in the packaging 🙂
Jomol & Nupur…Here I dun get ..but in Ahmedabad we get Dhania + Green Chilli + Adrak free with sizeable purchase of sabzis..& I to lurveeeee Dhania..here its so very xpensive but even then me gotta buy it.. :haanji:
& True Nupur…As they (pata nahi kaun) say..”Love is Blind”..when in love we tend to overlook flaws of our loved ones..*Ye Compact me se Philosophy nikal rahi hai..Seems time to hit the sack for me :toothygrin: *
heheh, yes 😀 😀 😀
goooddd nyt Shilpa 🙂
You all have a wonderful day ahead… :rose:
thankuuu :yahoo: :yahoo: wish u d same 🙂 :rose: :rose:
Good night Shilpa….aur itti saare things free with sabzi :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
i am in love with bourjois as a brand after healthy mix foundation!that too i bought after your review nupur 😀 currently have lot of compacts n powder once i finish will def b giving this one a try! 😀 thank you for your detailed reviews as always!
Parita, thankss so much 🙂
Health mix is one of my top fav :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: i will always re purchase it and recommend it :yahoo: :yahoo: at the moment m eyeingg ther new flower perfection foundation :yahoo: :yahoo:
good morning everyone. I am back. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
sounds super awesome furr furr but I toh don’t mind a bit of shine on my face. 😐 😐 😐 😐 should I consider picking it up. I wnat one new compact soon soon. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
Rati :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
I mailed u aking, kya prince , jomol n mere liye cake bhejega , but unfortunately, woh mail jomol ne hi pdh li :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
Rati, abhi i m using q a greasy moisturiser iske neeche, tb b this stays so matte 😐 😐 on ur dry skin u ll need super heavy cold cream under this 😀 😀
but agr summers mei ur skin gets thoda oily, tu can try this :victory2: :victory2:
Prince….kitta accha naam hai….my cousin brother’s name is Prince too :yahoo:
he no eats cakes. 😐 he works outs and est healthy… after we came back i saw that his frands got cake for him and we not got to eat it. :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:
hawwwwww… that is super naaaainsaaafiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:
i knowww :headbang:
I ll calleth u today :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
I love the packaging! Its so summery/citrusy and prettttty!! :love: :love: :love: :love:
I need a new compact powder. Does the fruity fragrance fade away, Nupur? I’m not a fan of fragrance in my foundations. I really want to purchase this compact! Jaldi jaldi telllinnngg me pliss? PLISS? :announce: :announce: :announce:
hiya Preity :yahoo: :yahoo:
oh yess… d froooty fragrance does not linger on or botherssss a lot ….
i hade hade hade to use makeup wid strong fragrance… i tried one lakmeee foundation once n the shade was sucha perrrrrfct match for me, but i left it just bcoz of its fragrnc :yuck: :yuck:
Awesome! Now I’m all set to get this foundation! 😀 😀 😀
OMG I think I know what you’re talking about! Was it that orange one from the 9 to 5 range?? :headbang: :headbang:
noh, it was some invisble foundation i think :struggle:
I want this now !! :woot: :woot:
it looks so damn cute..I soo want it but I think it won’t be suitable for my combi-dry skin except in winters :struggle: and at 575 no puff..had ho gayi :spank:
MAC MSF= 1800 bucks, no puff, no mirror 😛
its not right to justify the price by thinking k puff nhi hai 😛 😛 :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
My skin is combination type too but leaning towards dry.. Don’t think this will suit me but I like bourjois products.. it would be much better if it has puff attached… :))
wow.. seems like a good product for my combination skin.. :yes: i am looking for a talc free compact or loose powder….any suggestions
good review Nupur:) Will surely try this…
Controls Oiliness?! 😯 😯 Aila! I’m getting this right away! :jog: :jog:
Awesome review!~ :puchhi: ….I just hope they have my shade. 😐