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
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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 ? :(
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
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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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