Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder Review


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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

Price:

INR 575 for 9 gms.

Unifying Compact

Packaging:

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

Vanille

Vanille

Vanille

Vanille

Swatches

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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. haaaaaan..red 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 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: *

  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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