Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder

I bought this Healthy Balance Unifying Powder by Bourjois to use in tandem with the CC Cream. I really liked the idea of compact powder in the summer, for quick and easy touch ups on the go. I picked up the shade 52 Vanilla because that is the shade I usually use for the Healthy Mix range.

Whenever you open it up for the first time, it smells very faintly of Healthy Mix Serum – yum. I was quite surprised, but I do like that.

The compact is very slim and light, and that makes it super portable. It also has a lovely huge mirror inside, so you can powder your nose on the quick.

One thing that is not so great is that there is no space inside for a sponge. I don’t mind buying my own sponges, but when I thought I’d been really clever and bought the thinnest ones I could find, it turned out the compact would not shut. I felt like a right idiot. So, in order to use this, I would have to bring either a brush or sponge separately anyway, kind of defeating the purpose for which I bought it. But I don’t mind all that much since I cart around a makeup bag anyway – an extra little sponge isn’t going to make that much of a difference.

As for the product itself, well, I have to say I like it. It leans a little bit yellow, I feel, but it does its job of setting foundation or CC Cream quite well, and reduces shine for a few hours. I do still need to blot or reapply powder in the afternoon though, and sometimes even earlier if I’ve been outside – it’s really hot and humid here in Tokyo right now. Makeup just melts right off. So annoying.

It’s definitely a more wallet friendly option, and you can always count on Bourjois to deliver a good product, at least as far as base products go. I can’t really comment on any other ones as I haven’t tried any others yet.

One other thing to note is that I only use this as a setting powder. I wouldn’t use this as a foundation on its own simply as I haven’t used powder to do that in years. Thus, I can’t comment on coverage or how well it evens out skin tone. But as a setting powder, I like it a lot. I can see myself buying this again to go with the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum I love so much.

I hope this review was helpful. If you’ve used this product before, I’d love to know how you got on with it!

Have a gorgeous day, lovelies!

Chuuu xoxo


Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder in Vanilla 52 Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder in Vanilla 52 Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder in Vanilla 52


Sorry this close up is so blurry. My camera phone just would not behave no matter what I tried *sad face*





Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder in Vanilla 52

12 thoughts on “Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder

  1. I have this powder also and I agree with you. I thought it will be ok not to have sponge but then I just put it out of my bag as I need to carry brush in some bag as I still can’t get retractable one or to carry sponge in some plastic bag. It very annoying to take sponge out of something on street and then powder. I liked this powder at first. It’s very finely milled. But when I was pale in the winter-spring it became darker on me after few hours and it looked not good at all. Right now I tanned a little and it looks good. May be I applied before too much? I don’t know. I think it’s a good powder,not very mattifying but it’s ver silky. I don’t know how so many people like Rimmel stay matte powder, it feels like some brick on touch:D

      • I used Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation in a shade 51 and it was very good and warm tones suit me..But powder is not for pale girls. About Rimmel Stay Matte.. really! If you touch Bourjois powder and rimmel one you will feel huge difference! First thing I check in powders is whether it feels silky. I read so many good reviews about Stay matte and I was looking at it in store for some time. If it would be finely milled powder I probably would forget about its awful packaging:D Ok.. it’s much cheaper than bourjois but it looks really cheap and you can use it only at home. I believe it keeps your face matte all day..but I can’t just overcome how bad it feels and looks. I think stay-matte-fans hate me now:D

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