Super Boost Foundation* £6 Super Boost Concealer* £4 both available from Asda
They say you should never judge a book by it's cover and I'm afraid I did this when I first saw these two products. On first inspection you would have to be blind not to see the resemblance between these and the Bourjois Healthy Balance range. The packaging is almost identical, so in my mind I had this summed up to be a dupe or the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation -which is a dupe in its self for other high end foundations with it's a dewy light/medium coverage and skin like texture.
So is this a dupe? No.
This foundation had me shocked from the first time I used it. Think of MAC's Face and Body foundation but with more coverage and in a semi matte finish and you have this. All teamed up with pump and at an affordable price. In fact I would go as far as saying this is probably best compared to the new YSL Ink fusion foundation where texture and finish are concerned.
I'm an oily gal and dewy foundations are not really my thing. I have my own dewiness going on and I don't need any more thank you. That's not to say I don't partake in a healthy glow, because sometimes I do, but on a day to day basis I like to matte everything out and add my own highlight just where I want it.
The texture of this is very runny, much like the MAC's Face & Body, and when buffed in develops into a much thicker consistency (again much like Face & Body). When blended in the foundation dries down almost instantly in to a semi matte satin finish.
As you can see from the photo's the foundation does a great job at covering any imperfections and evening out my skin tone to deliver a blend-able medium coverage in a velvety matte finish. This is perfect for anyone with oil/combination skin, but dryer skin typed may want to pair it with a hydrating illuminating primer before hand. I haven't really got any dry patches on my face but I think due to the finish it may have a tendency to stick and enhance them.
The concealer is non drying with a creamy blend-able texture that covers minor imperfections. Great for under the eyes and on any blemishes you may have. The concealer is good, not the best in the whole world, but a good everyday one that won't break the bank, much like the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer but maybe a bit more hydrating.
The star of the show definitely is the foundation. It's perfection in a bottle for oily skinned gals like me.
Have you tried the New Super Boost Foundation yet? What are your thoughts on it?