Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream Shade 31 / Ivory £9.99 - Link
Bourjois are one of those brands that stand out amongst other high street beauty brands, offering products that I feel could rival premium brands. Recently I've found their latest releases not only to be exciting but also on top form and getting a lot of hype for all the right reasons. With that in mind I couldn't wait to try out their 123 Perfect CC Cream, because after all I can't have enough of CC/BB creams!
Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream is described as a 3 colour correcting cream, which corrects pigments to give a fresh and luminous result with SPF 15 and 24 hour hydration. The CC Cream contains apricot which counteracts signs of fatigue, green to reduce redness on the skin and white to conceal dark spots. Admittedly I was a little dubious to try this as there have been quite a few BB/CC creams, and to be honest none have completely wowed me to the point of repurchase.
After the first application, however I was sold, on the skin this not only feels light but looks amazing. It's one of those products that looks virtually undetectable on the skin, meaning that it looks like I don't have any makeup on - and in a good way! I find that this is very hydrating, which means that it doesn't cling to the any dry areas on my nose or chin, but on the flip side doesn't leave my skin looking like a shiny hot mess.
The coverage of this is quite sheer, but despite the light coverage this is very buildable meaning, that it does help cover redness and blur imperfections. In some cases where I am having a bad skin day, I do have to go over certain areas with concealer just for added coverage. It dries leaving a very natural finish, neither dewy nor matte which I find surprising in a CC cream, as the ones that I have used in the past normally dry in either finishes.
Formula wise this is quite light, thin and runny, but personally I find this to be a good thing. I like to apply this with my Mac 187 Stippling Brush as I find that this works better than my trusty Real Techniques Buffing Brush or Sigma Kabuki. Because this is quite thin it means that my skin never looks cakey, and instead looks fresh and awake. Because the formula is oil-free this means that my dreaded t-zone remains oily free for most of the day, and that is without setting my face with powder.
The packaging of this is very simple, with a small nozzle to try and keep product waste to a minimum. However this is where my main gripe is with this product, as you have to be careful when opening the nozzle as the liquid formula has a tendency to tipple over the edge, meaning that it can become quite messy when trying to scoop it up.
Shade wise there are only 4 shades available, whilst this is ok for a fair skinned girl like myself, it may not be for those who have pale or darker skin. So this is one of those you will definitely have to swatch in store before buying to make sure you have the perfect shade.
Overall this is the perfect summer base for my skin, it has been my go to product for the past couple of weeks due to how amazing it leaves my skin looking. Price wise this is spot on, for £9.99 you really can't go wrong, and I do prefer this to some of my more expensive bases.
Have you tried Bourjois CC Cream yet? I'd love to know your thoughts!