I have used a whole bottle of the original Healthy Mix and about half a bottle of the Healthy Mix Gel so I think I have used them both enough times to be able to compare them fairly.
Price: Both of these foundations are 30ml but the original is £9.99 and the gel is £10.99. I think this is great value for money as they are just as good (if not better) as some high-end foundations.
Packaging: The original foundation comes in a see-through plastic bottle with a pump. The inside of the bottle moves up as you use the foundation so it’s really easy to see how much is left. This foundation travels really well as the plastic is good quality and the lid stays on tightly. I like the colours too. The gel foundation comes in a plastic bottle that looks like glass with a pump. I think this bottle looks better than the original but the inside doesn’t move up so not quite as easy to see how much is left. The lid on this bottle doesn’t seem to stay on quite as well but I could have just picked up a loose one.
Texture & Colour: I’m not sure what they mean by gel because both foundations are pretty much the same texture which is light and really blendable. Neither look cakey or like a massive mask and are virtually undetectable on the skin. The original foundation certainly has a more dewy finish than the gel which is semi-matte. I like both finishes but if I had to choose I would go for the original. The original gives sheer-medium coverage whereas the gel is more sheer but both are buildable. The original comes in 3 shades compared with the gel that comes in 6 shades – both foundations run yellow. These foundations would suit someone with normal to dry skin. Oily girls may want to give these a miss and go for the ‘Bio Detox Organic’ which is much more matte.
Smell: Both smell amazing but the scent disappears quickly which is great. The original’s smell is bolder and I prefer it, the gel’s smell is also really nice though.
I really love both of these foundations but I will be re-purchasing the original for three reasons; the bottle is better, the smell is more amazing, the finish is more to my taste. Fingers crossed they don’t discontinue it like they have done in the US! I would be quite annoyed!