I have been a loyal user of Estée Lauder’s Double Wear for four years! When I first used it, it was hands down the best foundation I’d ever used and I have stuck with it ever since!
It has the best coverage of any foundation I’ve tried, keeps oil & shine to a minimum and gives skin a pretty flawless finish.
I LOVE IT!
However, the only downside for me about Double Wear, is its price tag – £30 – and so I’ve been keen to start trying out other, cheaper foundations, to see what else was out there!
One foundation that I’ve heard so much about – both negative & positive reviews – and I’ve seen featured in many YouTube tutorials is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation.
And with its £9.99 price tag, I was eager to test it out for myself and see what the hype was about..
- Great coverage
- Easy application
I’ve been using this foundation for about 3 weeks now and overall, I’m pretty satisfied and impressed with it!
Having used a variety of foundations, from Rimmel, to The Body Shop, to Maybelline
I’ve never been able to find one with good enough coverage.
With acne scarring to hide, coverage is definitely the most important thing for me in a foundation, and this one certainly achieves that! Despite its fairly thin consistency, it blends on well, and combined with my L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Powder, the Healthy Mix foundation provides as high a coverage as Double Wear.
I am also really happy with the appearance of this foundation when it’s been apllied! Looking cakey & like you’ve plastered on the make-up is something every make-up wearer wants to avoid, but Healthy Mix creates a very natural look and a dewy finish.
A big advantage of Double Wear for me though, is undoubtedly its ability to keep excess oil to a minimum.
That was a big difference I found with between these two products – Double Wear is great for people with oily/combination skin types and mattifying skin, whereas Healthy Mix is not.
When wearing Healthy Mix, I have to apply powder to my T-Zone, far more, literally double, the amount of times I do when wearing Double Wear. Although I like the foundation, this was a big negative for me! 😦
In terms of longevity, I would say both Healthy Mix & Double Wear are pretty equal! I’m sure we all have times when we know our foundation is going to be looking a little less fab – for me that’s at the end of my work day, when I head to the gym!
But both foundations gave an equal look at these times, and to be quite honest, I don’t see a difference in my appearance from when I’m wearing Double Wear, compared to Healthy Mix.
For me, another big plus point of Healthy Mix is its bottle design and how it’s applied. One thing I’ve always hated about Double Wear, is how difficult it can be to apply – no wand, no pump, just an open bottle top, which can get messy and be a bit of a nightmare!
So if that is important to you, that’s another big tick for Healthy Mix!
My favourite foundation still remains to be Double Wear.
It has the highest coverage, best longevity and is so mattifying and that is why I will always love it!
However, for a cheaper, more practical dupe, I could not recommend Healthy Mix enough. If you’re like me and don’t really want to spend £30 on foundation every month, or don’t want to spend that amount anyway, then this is the perfect replacement!
Healthy Mix has also become a great addition to my make-up bag, it’s quicker & easier to use than Double Wear, but still produces really good results.
I used this website here to determine which shade I’d be in Bourjois Healthy Mix. I use ‘Ecru‘ in Double Wear and purchased ‘Vanilla‘ in Healthy Mix and it’s been a perfect match!
Have you used either Estée Lauder’s Double Wear or Bourjois’ Healthy Mix? What were your thoughts? I’d love to know!
I’m always on the hunt to try new beauty products, so if there’s any you would recommend, please drop me a comment! 🙂
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