Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder Review

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.

Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder Review

Product Description:

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.

Unifying Compact

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.

Unifying Compact

Shades Available:

• 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.

Unifying Compact


INR 575 for 9 gms.

Unifying Compact


Unifying Compact

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 😛

Unifying Compact








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.

IMBB Rating:

4 on 5 :-* :-* :-* :-*

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79 thoughts on “Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder Review

          1. 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!! 🙂

              1. haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan…jomol…Enid Blyton ki bhi karti hoon!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: thank youuu!! 😀

            1. 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 😐 😐 😐

    1. over green.. 😀 Jomol..I replied you back on FB!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. Kimiz…..saw and replied…..good that you are feeling relaxed…. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

              1. Grrrrrrrrrrrr…………Sanjeevji…..yeh woh wala “Natooore” nahin hai….yeh phool, paude, vruksh, koyal ki kohoo kohoo wali nature hai :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

  1. 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 …

      1. haha u also get it na :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:

        ok wont get the compact but will get the foundi 😛 😛 😛

        1. 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:

          1. 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:

        2. nohhhh…. i got lorerrrreaal foundasnnnnzz last month :smug: :smug: :smug:
          yaaa , but i get bourjoissssss flower power :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  2. 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:

    1. 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:

      1. 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:

        1. Hihihihi.. I would ask biwi to say this in the Chanel boutique- “Sabziwalk bhi saath mein dhaniya mufe mein deta hai” :worship: :worship: :worship:

        2. lol 😀 😀
          point !!!
          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:

          1. 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:

            1. you get dhaniya free with sabzi…… :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: we have to buy it….though mooze dhaniya pasand nahin :smug: :smug:

              1. Jomol & Nupur…Here I dun get ..but in Ahmedabad we get Dhania + Green Chilli + Adrak free with sizeable purchase of sabzis..& I to lurveeeee 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: *

  3. 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!

    1. 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:

  4. 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:

    1. 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:

        1. 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:

  5. 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:

    1. 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:

      1. 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:

  6. 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:

    1. sukanyaaa 😛
      MAC MSF= 1800 bucks, no puff, no mirror 😛
      its not right to justify the price by thinking k puff nhi hai 😛 😛 :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  7. 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… :))

  8. wow.. seems like a good product for my combination skin.. :yes: i am looking for a talc free compact or loose powder….any suggestions

  9. Controls Oiliness?! 😯 😯 Aila! I’m getting this right away! :jog: :jog:
    Awesome review!~ :puchhi: ….I just hope they have my shade. 😐

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