Bourjois Bio Detox Foundation Review

by mehak on April 1, 2012

in Bourjois, Face Products, Foundation, Grade B+, Reviews

Bourjois Paris Bio Detox Foundation
Guest Review Written by Shivani

Don’t we all love everything which mentions Nature, Oxygen, Chlorophyll and what not ? At least I do! And this love of mine made me buy the new  Bourjois Bio Detox foundation (Or that’s the excuse i used anyway –  its ” Supporting Nature” you see) I had gone with a friend of mine who had to buy some stuff for her brother’s marriage and while we were checking out the cosmetics, I asked the SA to show me the famous Healthy Mix Foundation. I loved it and was about to make up my mind to buy it, the SA showed me this  BiO Detox foundation and explained me a lot of Jibber Jabber about this foundation. This will detoxify my skin and brings in oxygen and would filter Pollution. This made me feel like I finally got my dream foundation, the SA swatched it and Eureka, it was perfect!
The shade I got is N 57 Hale Bronze which is a perfect match.   Well, like most of the college love affairs which  have their ups and downs, my love for this foundation has see-sawed as well . The first time i applied this on my face it gave me a funny feeling. Almost stretchy and dry like an inverted chart paper that we used for our school charts ! I have quite a supple skin and foundations stick to it like glue so I never had such an issue with any Foundation before but something in Bourjois Bio Detox makes it dry and coarse somehow. This of course only lasts for about half an hour before it settles onto the skin , post which it does a fab job.

I have worn this to office and  everyone  just wondered how my skin is looking all glowy . In fact they said they couldn’t see a trace of foundation on my face! It stayed good all day and after 3-4 hours, I did notice some shine but not something which needed to be powdered. It only added to the natural look, but still providing medium coverage  that’s more than enough to cover up imperfections. And I love my foundations like that, I don’t like super-matte and made looks. Thus, in this department, this foundation really does come out trumps
Pros of Bourjois Bio Detox Foundation:

  1. Lot of shades, everyone will get a close match.
  2. Gives natural finish
  3. Stays all day long
  4. Easily available
  5. Nice pump packaging
  6. Controlled product dispenser reducing wastage of product.
  7. All natural ingredients

Cons of Bourjois Bio Detox Foundation:

  1. It gives me a chart paper  , dry stretchy feel for half an hour.
  2. Pretty pricey!

Right: With Bourjois Bio Detox, Left: Without

Final Verdict:  B+

Price: Rs 980/-
Will I repurchase it? No I don’t think so, would try healthy Mix next.

Recommendation: The Bourjois Bio Detox Foundation is a nice medium coverage foundation, that lasts long and gives a lovely natural glowing look. However, this definitely does cause my face to look extremely dry and stretchy for the first half an hour of application post which it settles down. Probably not the best foundation for dry skinned beauties, but a nice one for the oily ones!

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Sukanya April 2, 2012 at 1:29 am

the swatch looks good..i love medium coverage n natural/dewy finishes in my foundation n not the matte looking forward to get the healthy mix one…may be I can skip this pollution filter :D


Shivangi April 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm

You can skip it Sukanya! its not a great buy!


ashwini April 2, 2012 at 8:09 am

organic? wonder what ingredients are in it?


Jyoti April 2, 2012 at 9:44 am

OMG.Loved ur hand with this on….Ye haath mujhe dede thakur1 Lol! :P

Jokes apart m soooo tempted to try this out.I am searching for a nice foundation since eternity and this fits the bill perfectly.i hv combination skin so i hope it doesn’t give me that dry chat paper feel. Will definitely try this out at the store. :D and loved the review too ;)


Shivani April 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Thanks for reading my review Jyoti… The dry wala feeling goes in 15-20 minutes only. After that its super great! Give it a try once at the store and apply it yourself. The SAs are smart enough not to make you notice any cons!


varshini April 2, 2012 at 10:03 am

awww..this is so promising… i love bourjois as such and my HG foundation is Healthmix…will try this once my healthmix is over :D


Shivani April 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm

And I will try the healthy mix now :D.


Xuvious April 2, 2012 at 10:12 am

The dryness is what puts me off about this too….
Once my current foundations are up, I want to try Healthy Mix too.


Shivani April 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Which one is your current fav. Xuvious?


Sophia April 2, 2012 at 10:31 am

I have a feeling that this would suit my combination skin just fine esp in this sweaty summer….the healthy mix is also good but so far no foundation has given me the finish the mac studio fix fluid does….


Shivani April 2, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Studio Fix fluid is a beauty but this one is good too for everyday use.


Judith April 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Hi Shivani, just came across a post on another blog which might explain the initial feeling of dryness (maybe?)


Shivani April 2, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Thanks for the reco Judith! Will check it out.


Shivani April 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Hey I just checked it out! Thanks a lot for the link :)


pavani reddy April 2, 2012 at 7:19 pm

i was just about o buy this shivani…ty for ur post i will now try the healthy mix since i m dry-skinned…


Shivani April 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Oh you are so welcome dear :). Never go for it! Its a pain.


pandora April 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I have this and quite like it. I must say i wasn’t too impressed at first. I was using fingers and stippling blush to use it on my face. It’s horrid for stippling. Dries out and settles into the skin too quickly to properly stipple. But then I tried using it with a flat top kabuki buffer brush and OMG! I’m in love. My skin looks so flawless and beautiful. I have oily skin and it works great.


Shivani April 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Wow thanks for the info Pandora! Would try it out!


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