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REVIEW: Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream


Review of Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream

Guest Post By Pranali

Back in February I was eyeing this CC cream on Asos, but something stopped me from ordering it. And it was launched in India already. I was still unsure with 3-4 bottles of Base makeup lying around. I gave in. Temptation!
I tried no 33 Beige Rose on one cheek and 34 Bronze on the other. It was totally dark for me. But no 33 disappeared on application. Using religiously for 7 days in sun and indoors, I’m ready with my deep thoughts on it.

CC cream refers to Color correction, three pigments that correct the Fatigue, Redness and Dark spots. Bourjois also claims for 24 hours hydration, Smooth skin and luminous complexion with SPF 15.
The Texture is light but runny and feels feathery soft and looks flawless too. The finish is Matte looking skin and controlled oil on Tzone.

The best part about this CC cream is it blends within 30 seconds and absorbs within the skin like a hydrator and looks Natural. The First time I used it, it looked a bit patchy on the dry areas around nose and blemishes that were healing. But the patchy areas vanished after an hour or so. And my nose was shiny after 3 hours.

I used it under Moisturizer and Primer as well as Sun block. It worked best with Face Primer as it didn’t made my nose or T zone shiny. It mattifies Oily skin for sure and you can skip powdering your T zone if you have normal-dry skin.

The packaging is a nozzle tube which often pumps more product than needed as the texture is runny for a cream. Turning to coverage, it is light to medium coverage and definitely not for those who prefer medium to heavy coverage. You can apply foundation over it for more coverage or a concealer. I think mixing foundation in it might turn out bad, I do not prefer mixing two different textures.

Price of Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream: 

INR 710/- for 30ml

The Pros of Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream:
1) Light Texture and blends effortlessly .
2) Color Pigments does evens out skintone.
3) Mattifies. A summer saviour for Oily skinned beauties.
4) Travel Friendly packaging.
5) It does smoothen out skin, hydrates and adds luminous glow even with matte finish.
6) Oil-free & Dermatologically tested.
7) Stays on for 6-7 hours with primer underneath.
8) Base makeup generally fades around the oily areas and makes the appearance uneven. But it stays adhered to the skin.
9) Pea sized amount is needed to cover the face.
10) It can be used under Foundation, as corrector. The application doesn’t get messy.

The Cons of Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream:
1) 24 Hours hydration is definitely a false claim.
2) Pricey for a CC cream.
3) Shades are very limited, bronze skin beauties have just one shade to lay their hands on.
4) SPF 15 might sound less for extreme sun during Indian summer.

Bourjois CC cream is definitely a saviour for summer, as it mattifies and gives an light coverage. It is Foundation, Color corrector and Powder in one product. You’ve to give it a try at counter to know it yourself.


  1. Coverage is pretty good and I love light weight creams for the summers.. Nice review :) xo

  2. Nice review .. and it seems pretty natural also ... :)

  3. This seems like a great product. I have oily skin, so I will look out for this :)

  4. I'm happy to hear that it's good for oily skin!

  5. It looks great..But such shades usually dont go with my skin tone... Thanks for the update...



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