Bourjois Healthy Balance Face Powder Review

Since my recent foray into fake tan my once perfectly matched foundation now looks a little on the pale side compared to the rest of my body. So being the cheapskate that i am instead of re-buying my (brand new i might add) bottle of Bobbi Brown in a darker shade, i decided i would simply get a new powder to help match my face up at a fraction of the cost. Enter Bourjois’ Healthy Balance Matte Face Powder!

In order to tan up my face ever so slightly i picked up the shade #53 Light Beige and it works a treat. It’s slightly too dark for my skin tone so coupled with a spot of my new fake tan sensation* i’m a lot more even after use. The problem i have is that my cheap foundation fixing powder that was simply there to colour match has turned out to be so good i may have to go back and buy it in the right shade as well to use when i’m back to my usual ghostly tone.

I love this powder!!! It claims to leave a matte finish which lasts 10 hours on the skin and although i wouldn’t say it withstands my greasy t-zone for a whole 10 hours, it certainly gives an 8 hour working day a run for it’s money and keeps my skin looking great without the need for touch ups. I use a models own kabuki* to apply all over my face and it gives an instantly smoother finish which does mattify and perfect my skin. the packaging is super slim and makeup bag/case friendly too with a giant mirror under the lid for on the go application. I think it’s such a bargain at £8 and i’ll definitely be re-buying this one in probably more than one shade – such a great find!

You can pick up a pot of Healthy Balance from Boots for just £8.49 HERE – and don’t forget your points too!

Have you tried anything from the Healthy Balance range? What do you think of this powder?

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