|Chanel, shade B10 - Boujois, shade 52 Vanille|
I loved Bourjois Healthy Mix and swore by it to all of my friends. I use the shade 52 Vanille, the lightest in the range which is available from boots for a reasonable £9.99. The first time i used this i was struck with how delicious this foundation smelled, very fruity. The packaging states that this foundation uses fruit therapy and boasts essence of Apricot, Melon, Apple and Ginger. I don't know if this really makes a difference to your face, but it certainly smells delicious.
I would say this foundation has a medium/light coverage and the colour is great for my very pale skin, but does have a *slight* yellow tone. I use Mac NC15 if this helps you understand the colour shades. this foundation feels very light on the skin and blends pretty easily, i would describe it as having a dewy but also matt finish if that is possible. I wore this foundation for a few months, buying a second bottle which is pretty unusual for me and loved it.
I then went shopping with mother bear who needed some more make up. We were in Leeds and visited the Chanel Counter in Harvey Nicks, i had been meaning to swatch the Vitalumiere Aqua foundation for some time as i had read some great reviews. I swatched it and loved it, as did mother bear and we both grabbed a bottle each, mine in the colour B10. At £31 this was more than i have ever spent on a foundation but i knew i would love it. And love it i have, on my third bottle this has become a rather expensive staple in my make up bag. This foundation is described as a skin perfecting make up and has a light coverage. My skin is generally pretty good but i have began to suffer from break outs and an uneven skin tone. My trusty Chanel does not always cut the mustard with these days and i have to use a lot of concealer. I bought a new bottle of this only last week and i feel i may be falling out of love. My mums bottle has over 80% left and did not seem such a fan.
After hearing these two foundations were similar i have decided to put them to the test.
|L: Chanel R: Bourjois|
The Chanel has a slightly more watery consistency than the Bourjois and is also slightly lighter in colour. Once blended both of the foundations blend nicely and sink into the skin quickly. The Chanel has a more dewy finish and the Bourjois is slightly more matt but both radiant looking. I would say the biggest difference between these foundations is the price, £21 of a difference. The Chanel is more luxurious, it does melt into the skin easier and does not feel like you are wearing anything and suits my pale complexion perfectly. The Bourjois however is also a great foundation and has a much better coverage but slightly yellow on my skin.
I tried both of these on my face to test them properly side by side, but as i am a little poorly i did not want to share my ugly mug with the world so my hand swatches will have to do, sorry!
They are both fabulous and i would recommend both, however if you are on a budget go for the Bourjois, it is well worth the £9.99 price tag. I feel i have rediscovered this foundation and will be using this again and saving my Chanel for those better skin days.
I hope this was of help to somebody!