Hello my love bugs ! Finally back with a CC cream post yay yay yay!!! Today I wanted to share this pretty looking tube with you! I was searching for a good foundation for my birthday when I came across Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream

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Product Name : Bourjois 123 Perfect Colour Correcting cream
Price :  India – Rs 710, UK – £9.99

  • Shelf Life : 3 years
  • Quantity :  30 ml
  • Shades Available : 31 , 32, 33 and 34
  • Coverage : Light to Medium

Product Description : Correct and perfect your complexion with Bourjois’ 123 Perfect Colour Correcting cream. Its 3 colour correcting pigments give a fresh and luminous result with SPF 15 and 24hr hydration. Apricot for anti-fatigue // Green for anti-redness // White for anti-dark spots // Oil-free formula.

How To Use ? Apply Bourjois’ 123 Perfect Colour Correcting cream onto the centre of your face and blend outwards towards the jawline. You can use stippling brush for more coverage or a normal foundation brush. Avoid using sponge.

What Is CC Cream ? CC cream is a color corrector and will be lighter on the skin than foundation and BB cream. CC cream is meant to correct problems like redness or dullness.

My Thoughts ?

I was so confused between foundation and CC cream and since I don’t like layering my makeup during summer I thought I should just go with one product. That’s how I met this 123 Perfect CC cream. 

First of all kudos to Bourjois for launching all the four shades in India :-). I always get two shades of any foundation one for summer and one for winter. For reference, I’m NC 30 with yellow undertones and oily/combination skin, I also have bit of acne on forehead and uneven skin texture. I picked up Shade #33 which is a good match for my tanned skin. The SA suggested to get #32 which also looks perfect on me and I’m surely getting that post summer.

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Lets have a look at the company claims –
Bourjois Say … Its 3 colour correcting pigments give a fresh and luminous result with SPF 15 and 24hr hydration.
I Say … It neutralise redness and brightens up dull skin. The formula makes my skin happy and I love the radiant glow it gives. It looks extremely natural on my skin and looks like I’m wearing no makeup.

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Now on to the texture and coverage of Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream – a light almost watery texture that doesn’t suggest that it will offer great coverage but boy it does. The texture of this wasn’t what I was expecting. It is quite runny and not like a cream at all, more a lotion. Officially it is noted that this is very light coverage CC cream but in my opinion it is closer to being a medium coverage without being heavy on the skin. This is one of the few CC creams in the beauty market that I really offers to correct your complexion.

FOTD – As you can see below even after 4 hours the CC cream looks fresh on my skin. I’ve used MAC select cover up to cover dark circles and blemishes.

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I apply it with my stippling brush and dust my Clinique translucent powder to set it into place, generally just my t-zone. In terms of wear this lasts on my oily skin a good 9 hours with a primer and slightly less (around 8 hours) when used directly on skin.  A good primer underneath is necessary during summer.

So far it hasn’t caused any breakouts. Those with sensitive and acne prone skin don’t have to worry. I also think it will make a perfect base for foundation it you’re looking for more coverage. When my skin is behaving I use it on it’s own.  When it’s blemished I use it as a base under my doublewear or whatever foundation I’m in the mood for. 

Summary –

  • Shade : 31 or 32 perfect for Pale and Fair skin tones, 32 or 33 will suit fair to olive Skin tones and 34 for dark complexion beauties.
  • Texture : Its lightweight texture easily glides onto your skin for a smooth application.
  • Fragrance : Mild
  • Skin Benefits : Hydration, neutralises redness, brightens skin and corrects complexion.
  • Coverage : Light to Medium
  • Lasting Power : 8 to 9 hours
  • Result / Finish : semi dewy and natural

BnB Tips : If you have dark circles – apply it around your eyes before using concealer.

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Final Verdict : This is my current Favourite CC cream. I love this for a light, natural makeup and a quick application. It really does neutralise redness and is a keeper, especially if you suffer from skin dullness. The coverage is sheer, but if you need more coverage, you can layer this either under or over another base. LOVE it !

What I Like ? :)

  • I love this for a light, natural makeup and a quick application.
  • neutralise redness
  • looks natural on skin
  • hydrates skin
  • dewy finish
  • skin looks healthy and bright
  • good staying power
  • light to medium coverage
  • corrects complexion
  • perfect CC cream
  • suitable for every skin type

What I Didn’t Like ? :(
Nothing.

Who Might like it ?

  • Those with good skin,
  • Those with redness and dullness
  • Those with dark circles
  • who want light natural looking coverage base,
  • Those who have no time for applying makeup
  • Those with sensitive skin type ( suitable for every skin type)

Who Might not like it ?
Those looking for High Coverage product

Will I repurchase ? YES

My Rating : 5/5

More Pictures –

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Have you tried this CC Cream ? Which is your current favourite face product ?

 

Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this post were purchased with my own money. I am not being sponsored/compensated/paid to write this review and all opinions are absolutely my own.

 

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