So we saw the likes of BB creams brought over from Asia into UK, and many beauty bloggers loved them and many beauty bloggers didn’t. Me? I loved it! I suffer from oily/acne prone skin and found that many foundations I tested was just too heavy for my skin, but with BB creams I found the texture to be light and it allowed my skin to breathe. Then along came CC creams, and many people were like CC cream? What’s that? Now let me explain, CC cream stands for Colour Correction. It pacts the same skin care properties as BB creams but has the added bonus of colour correction. Colour correction with it being able to reduce the appearance of redness in the skin and also improves uneven skin tone.
Being a lover and promoter of BB creams, I had to try CC creams. But I was in for a disappointment, I really struggled to find a CC cream formulation I liked and I tried Rachel K, Chanel and Clinique CC creams and found the formulation to be too thick. However, I think I now have found my HG CC Cream and the product is the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream. It has been raved on the blog’sphere for some time now and I have been using it solidly for over 2 weeks and feel like its time to share my thoughts on this product.
Bourjois website states: THE COLOUR CORRECTION OF A FOUNDATION: Thanks to its 3 colour correcting pigments that smooth away imperfections:
. APRICOT pigments > anti-fatigue
. GREEN pigments > anti-redness
. WHITE pigments > anti-dark spots
+ THE SKINCARE ACTION OF A CREAM:
24 hr hydration
What I think: I love the runny liquid consistency, this is one of the main reasons why I fell in love with this CC cream. I found it easy to apply and easy to blend with the use of my fingers and was left with a nice matte finish. It also does what it states on the tube and that it helps reduce the redness of the skin tone, I can’t vouch for dark sports and dulness to the skin as I don’t suffer from those elements. It is a light-medium build-able coverage, I usually just apply one layer across my whole face and areas that need a little bit more work I pat on some more of the CC cream and then top it up with a concealer. It provides 24 hour hydration completed with a SPF coverage of 15. Good news for acne sufferers is that this product did not cause me to have any outbreaks nor did it aggravate my existing acne.
Unlike Rachel K and Chanel, Bourjois 123 CC cream comes in 4 shades. Ivory, Light Beige, Rose Beige and Bronze. I wear 32 – Light Beige which is a match for my skin tone which has a yellow undertone. For those who suffer from oily skin, don’t expect this to banish all oils. A dusting of powder and an afternoon blotting is still required, however I found that wearing this CC cream I don’t need to blot as often! Now one thing to note is that be careful when you are dispensing the product from the nozzle and it tends to squeeze out more than you need and also make sure you moisturise before applying this to your skin if you suffer from dry skin, as I found that it does cling on a bit to dry patches.
Overall it is definitely a product worth trying and it is also purse friendly too at £9.99.
Do you use any products from Bourjois? Have you tried the Bourjois CC Cream?