Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder | Light Beige (53)

Bourjois probably is an all-round favorite drugstore brand of mine and has been for years. I find that they have the best drugstore foundations, lipsticks and as of late mascaras have truly impressed me along with their brow pencil. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum is one of those rare drugstore foundations I own because I am really picky with my foundations. Although everything has been said about the Healthy Mix Serum foundation, I reckon that I’ll eventually add my two cents but in the meanwhile I have been testing and comparing two Bourjois compact powders. You might have noticed the review of the Bourjois Silk Edition compact powder (here). As a non-powder girl, I was rather surprised that even the second one I picked up impressed me as well but they do have their differences. Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder in Light Beige (53) has a very slim, minimalistic packaging. Whilst the Silk Edition has the most innovative and aesthetically pleasing casing – Healthy Balance lures you over with its very slim design. The carmine red compact wins in the portability race but also is a semi-loser in the application department. You do get a good sized mirror inside the lid but you get no sponge applicator. Even though I cannot stand sponges, I must admit they do come handy when I’m on-the-go. 

Bourjois mi je vjerovatno i najomiljeniji od svih drogerijskih brendova vec godinama. Tecne podloge i ruzevi ovog brenda su krojeni bas po mom ukusu a od nedavno su me pridobili i maskarama te olovkom za obrve. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum je jedna od rijetkih drogerijskih tecnih podloga koje imam u kolekciji jer moj skepticizam glede drogerijske sminke i biva najizrazeniji bas kada su podloge u pitanju. Iako je sve receno i napisano o ovoj sjajnoj tecnoj podlozi, vjerujem da cu jednom odvojiti vremena da napisem i vlastitih par rijeci u njenu cast. U medjuvremenu sam dosta posvecena testiranju Bourjois pudera u kamenu. Ukoliko niste primjetile posljednju recenziju Bourjois Silk Edition pudera, mozete je pogledati ovdje. Sa obzirom da nemam ukorijenjenu naviku da koristim puder u kamenu, prilicno je interesantno da su me dojmila ne jedan – vec dva Bourjois pudera u posljednjih mjesec dana. Silk Edition i Healthy Balance su jako dobri no ipak razliciti. Bourjois Healthy Balance puder u kamenu u nijansi 53 Light Beige (cca 16KM) krasi dosta jednostavno pakovanje. Dok je Silk Edition prava mala inovativna beauty bombica – Healthy Balance za adut ima izuzetno tanko kuciste koje ce se ugnijezditi i u najmanju torbicu. Karmin crveni kompakt je svakako pogodniji za torbu no uskratiti ce vas aplikatora. Sa unutarnje strane poklopca dobijete ogledalce zaista iskoristive velicine ali nema spuzvastog aplikatora. Iako zaista ne volim spuzvice, moram priznati da su zgodne i relativno potrebne cim izadjem iz kuce.

Healthy Balance promises its ultra-fine texture to even out and balance the complexion while its feather-light formulation reduces shine in a non-drying way. It has a light fruity scent (it is enriched with yuzu and Sharon fruit) which I find pleasing. This powder is very finely milled indeed but it isn’t as silky (or even creamy) as the Silk Edition one. Texture preference aside, both powders look very natural when applied. Silk Edition might provide a more noticeable coverage and a more silk-like finish but the Healthy Balance performs better regarding setting the make-up in the T-zone area. Healthy Balance gives a light to medium mattifying effect (still probably not strong enough for extremely oily skin) which never looks cakey, not even when you touch-up after a few hours. I get a more basic, minimalistic vibe from Healthy Balance and it’s one of those powders you know you can count on no matter what. You get the great, natural texture (doesn’t settle into fine lines, sets foundation and concealer well, lightly mattifies), you get a light coverage that goes well with any foundation underneath and a travel-friendly compact. It all depends on your preference – I reserve the Silk Edition for more made-up days while Healthy Balance is a daily compact I like to use. My shade is Light Beige | Beige Clair 53 which is rather warm and leans towards a medium beige shade. You’ll have the chance to see Healthy Balance and Silk Edition in action in all of my following make-up looks as I’ve currently completely switched to Bourjois compact powders – they’re so good!

Healthy Balance obecava da ce ultra-fino usitnjenom teksturom ujednaciti i izbalansirati ten dok ujedno, izrazito lagana formulacija umanjuje sjaj ali bez isusivanja koze. Puder je njeznog vocnog mirisa (obogacen je azijskim vocen yuzu i kaki/dragun) – licno smatram miris simpaticnim i nenapadnim. Puder je uistinu fine teksture ali ne jednako svilenkaste (ili cak kremaste) kakve je Silk Edition kompaktni puder. Ako ostavimo po strani peference glede teksture, oba pudera izgledaju potpuno prirodno na kozi. Silk Edition pruza nesto jace prekrivanje i taj specificni svilenkasti finis ali je Healthy Balance puder efektniji kada je u pitanju setovanje sminke (posebno na T-zoni). Healthy Balance pruza blago do srednje primjetan matirajuci efekat (ipak nedovoljan za izrazito masnu kozu) koji nikada ne izgleda kredasto/tesko/poput maske – pa cak ni kada ga nakon par sati ponovo nanesete na kozu. Od Healthy Balance pudera dobijam uopsteno jednostavniji dojam i spada u pudere koji su dosta pouzdani. Sa njim dobijete divnu, prirodnu teksturu (koja se ne nakuplja u boricama, setuje korektor i podlogu, blago matira), dobijete blago prekrivanje koje se lijepo slaze sa bilo kojom tecnom podlogom ispod te pakovanje koje cete bez razmisljanja uvijek moci ubaciti u torbicu. Pretpostavljam da odabir ovisi od onoga sto vama treba. Silk Edition rezervisem za dane kada obracam posebnu paznju na sminku dok je Healthy Balance u svakodnevnoj rutini/rotaciji obavezan. Nijansa koju koristim je Light Beige | Beige Clair 53 i prilicno je topla, cak naginje ka srednje tamnom tenu. Imati cete prilike vidjeti oba Bourjois pudera u kamenu na mom licu u buducim look-ovima na blogu posto su oni moj trenutni favoriti glede kamenih pudera.

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