Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Review - Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream and CC Eye Cream

A new release for Spring is the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream and CC Eye Cream. This range has gone back to the traditional roots of the term CC and aim to Colour Correct with different pigments: Apricot for Anti Fatigue, Green for Anti Redness and White for Dark Spots. Being a Bourjois base addict, I had to try these out for myself and after having tested them for a good few weeks I can give you the full comprehensive review.


The CC Cream is a lightweight cream that claims to combat redness, dark spots and fatigue. It claims a lot in the title so I had high expectations for this product, yet did it meet them? Yes and no. It feels light on the skin and blends in smoothly however I would definitely recommend to use light layers as this can sit on the skin rather than blend in to it, if you apply too much. It is quite smoothing but does sometimes catch on dry patches so I wouldn't recommend this for dry skin. I do, however, think this would be perfect for dehydrated skin as I find that it really does combat fatigue and awakens the face without leaving an overly dewy finish. I have oily skin and this can sometimes sit on top of the skin so I really think this base is one for the good and normal skinned gals out there. Saying that, on a good skin day this works excellently. I have quite a bit of redness to my skin and it does do a good job at covering it up. It does not however do a lot for dark spots but then again, not many products do.


As I said, this works best when used in light layers so I would work a pea sized amount into my skin then add perhaps half of that again into areas that need a little more coverage. As you can see in the photos below it does do a good job in unifying skin tone, covering redness and combating fatigue. It is a light-medium coverage but I find that concealer is needed on pigmentation and around the nose but for every day around the house, this is enough on its own. On my skin it lasts for around 5 hours before I need to touch up with a powder but due to its lighter texture, I don't mind the wear time as I really do reserve this for easy days where I don't care about having a flawless base all day.


The star product in this line is the concealer. It works brilliantly at brightening and covering dark circles. I don't suffer too badly from dark circles but this has worked brilliantly when I have had sleepless nights and when I haven't been looking fresh around the eyes. It really does brighten and awaken the eyes without giving that over highlighted Kardashian effect, which I am not overly fond of on myself. The photo below demonstrates how well it works as the left side of my face looks bright and awake, whilst the right side definitely shows signs of my early morning wake up call. I find that this sets quite nicely under the eyes and doesn't move around during the day. I don't find much creasing in any fine lines. The only down side to this product is the packaging which I hope they amend as this really is an incredible product which could easily be mistaken for something much more expensive as it is creamy yet slightly powdery so that it stays in place and looks flawless under the eyes.


Overall I think they are a great little duo. I would recommend the CC Cream perhaps for younger girls who aren't looking for too much coverage yet want a little something to help unify the skin. Or if you are looking for something that feels light on the skin for Spring/Summer this is a great option too, so long as you aren't very dry or very oily as this will enhance dry patches and sit on top of the skin rather than blend in to it.
The product I would recommend you to get is the CC Eye Cream as it works wonders on the under eye area and is so far one of my favourite under eye concealers as it brightens and conceals rather than highlighting or reflecting light on the areas you don't really want to highlight.


Have you tried the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream or CC Eye Cream?

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