Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream Review

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream Review

I’ve never been much of a fan of BB creams. All the ones I’ve tried so far were completely and utterly terrible, so when CC creams started rolling out, I thought they were just another gimmick with a new name on the market. I had no intention of trying them out, but recenly my sister picked up the new CC cream from Bourjois, and I decided to give it a go myself. My bloglovin’ feed has been flooded with positive reviews of this product and since Bourjois is a brand I always come back to when I’m looking for a new amazing drugstore foundation, my expectations were pretty high. 

I thought that it would be a great idea for me to show you how it applies, looks and wears throughout the day, which is why I ended up filming my first ‘first impressions’ video. If you’re not familliar with the concept yet, I basically filmed myself trying out the foundation for the first time and shared my initial thoughts on it. You can watch the video HERE, and then continue reading the post to see whether my first impression has changed or stayed the same after a longer trial period. 

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream Review

Finished watching the video? Good. Now you’re ready to read the rest of the post and find out if my feelings have stayed the same. 🙂

The Bourjois CC Cream is supposed to contain three pigments that help you cover blue under eye circles, redness and dark spots. With that in mind, I have to give the CC cream two thumbs up, because it managed to cover most of my imperfections. I have a very thin, almost see through skin, which means that you can see every single one of my capillaries, resulting in a lot of red and blue areas on my face. Like I said, the cream covered MOST of those areas, so I did need some concealer on top of it to hide everything. But if we take into consideration that my imperfections are very ‘in your face’ and this is a very light product, I can say that it performed above my expectations and evened out my skin tone rather beautifully.

I find the packaging very handy. It has this small applicator that gives you a lot of control over squeezing out the product. The cream itself is very runny, doesn’t feel heavy on your face, is easy to blend and offers a light to medium coverage. The finish is very skin-like, somewhere between matte and satin. I personally prefer glowy looking skin, so I’m not the biggest fan of the finish, but this kind of things always come down to personal preference anyway. Moving on to staying power, it lasted all day on my skin, but I do have to mention one (and only) major concern I have with this product. It is not suited for very dry skin. The cream looks perfect for the first few hours, but soon enough, it ‘cracks’ on dry skin and enhances dry patches. Having very dry skin myself, I unfortunatelly can’t give this product a pass. The Healthy Mix Serum works better for me, so I’ll keep using that one and maybe give this CC cream antoher try during he summer, when my dry patches usually go on holiday.

So, would I recommend this product? Absolutely, as far as you don’t have very dry skin or any major skin issues. Have you maybe tried it out yourself already? What are your thoughts? And what do you think about BB and CC creams in general? I was not a fan of them at all, but this product convinced me to start exploring the field again. Maybe I should try out some Asian or high end ones? Any recommendations?


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  1. Adjusting Beauty
    March 27, 2014 / 6:08 pm

    Nikoli nisem oboževala teh bb in cc krem. Sem pa to preizkusila v trgovini in bila izjemno presenečena nad prekrivnostjo. Tud po tvojem opisu sodeč, je primerna za bolj mastno kožo, tako da bi jo definitivno preizkusila, ko porabim večino mojih podlag. Verjetno bo itak bolj primerna za poletje:)

    • Sandra
      March 28, 2014 / 7:40 pm

      Ja, jaz jo bom tudi raje poleti še enkrat sprobala, ker imam občutek, da bo takrat bolj moji koži ustrezala. 🙂

  2. Jamie Johnston
    March 27, 2014 / 7:02 pm

    I've heard so many amazing things about this CC cream. I'm definitely going to buy it so I can wear it throughout the Summer 🙂 ♥

    • Sandra
      March 28, 2014 / 11:25 pm

      I think it will be great for the summer! 🙂

  3. Sabina
    March 28, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    Zadnje čase imam bolj suho kožo, tak da mam neki bolj love-hate odnos s to CC kremo. Včasih ko jo nanesem se lepo obnaša, se stopi fajn v kožo, včasih pa mam kar te suhe predele, kjer se kar lušči dol. Glede CC in BB krem pa.. Še nisem našla take za katero bi res lahko rekla waaaaw, za kar mi je kar malo žal, ker bi res rada imela kako dobro, za poleti, tolko da mi zakrije nepravilnosti in izenači ten. 🙂

    • Sandra
      March 28, 2014 / 11:26 pm

      Enako! 😀

  4. With love, Ana.
    March 28, 2014 / 12:48 pm

    O super se sliši, bom šla še v DM pofirbcat, če me tudi v živo prepriča 🙂

    • Sandra
      March 28, 2014 / 11:26 pm

      Povej mi potem kako se ti zdi! 🙂

  5. AlinaLoves
    March 28, 2014 / 7:17 pm

    I'm loving your blog's updated look – so clean and sleek! Did you do it all yourself? If so, well done, it's amazing!

    • Sandra
      March 28, 2014 / 7:46 pm

      Thank you! No, unfortunatelly, I have no clue about HTML. I wish I did! There are still a couple of changes I want to get done. I hope my designer will be willing to do them, if not, I'll cry, because I feel like my blog is only half done and I can't afford to buy yet another custom design… I'm a nervous wreck right now! 😀

  6. Laura Neuzeth
    March 29, 2014 / 12:26 am

    This CC cream sounds perfect for summer. I'm going to keep my eyes open for the lighter shades to be back in stock on ASOS so I can pick it up.

  7. Kaja Rescic
    March 30, 2014 / 1:22 pm

    Po tem ko sem prebrala to objavo in pogledala tvoj first impression video sem še isti dan tekla nabavit to CC kremo. Učeri sem jo imela na sebi cel dan + celo noč zuni, in sem res navdušena. Ker imam relativno mastno kožo, se po navadi začnem po par urah svetiti, tokrat se pa to sploh ni zgodilo. Tudi prekrivnost je super, prekrije točno to kar rabim da prekrije (rdečica + podočnjaki). Zdi se mi, da sem prvič odkrila eno primerno stvar za pomlad in poletje, ko se ko res ne da pudrat, ker vem da se bom samo potila in "mastila", ta stvarca mi pa deluje tako lahka na koži, da sploh ne bo problemov. Hvala za review. ^^xx, Kaja

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