Thursday, 29 March 2012

Bourjois 123 Perfect Review

Bourjois’s latest foundation, ‘123 Perfect’ claims to perfect your complexion with three different pigments: Yellow for dark circles, Mauve for dull complexions and Green for redness.

I’m always a little skeptical with colour correcting unless you’re putting the individual colour on each targeted area, but I was willing to give it a try when Bourjois sent me a bottle this week (their Healthy Mix foundation is divine after all!)
The consistency is pretty standard for liquid foundation, maybe leaning towards the thicker end of the scale. There are only 5 shades, of which I was the second darkest, so not a fabulous range of options for darker skins (as usual!)

I felt like I needed quite a lot of product to achieve a finish that I was happy with, and even then the coverage isn’t very buildable so I didn’t feel I was left with ‘Perfect’ looking skin at all!
The finish on the skin is semi-matte and I thought it made my skin feel a little dry. At the end of the day my skin looked pretty abysmal if I’m honest. It certainly doesn’t live up to it’s 16 hour wear claim. By 7pm it was almost totally gone.

Overall, I was really not impressed with this. If you’re after a good drugstore foundation I’d go for Bourjois’ Healthy Mix, or Rimmel’s Wake Me Up.

There is also a concealer that is being released along with the foundation. It’s a stick concealer and unlike the foundation, it feels nice and creamy on the skin with decent coverage but again, the staying power wasn’t up to scratch for me either… It seemed to wear off faster than the foundation!
The Bourjois 123 Perfect foundation and concealer are out now, priced at £10.99 and £7.49 respectively.
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  1. I didn't really get on with drugstore foundations. But just bought Rimmel's Wake Me Up and did a review on it this morning. Possibly the best one out there at the moment!
    Looking forward to giving this one a try though!

    xxxx

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  2. I wa really intruiged to try this foundation but I think I'll give it a miss! I love my 'Wake Me Up' so I think I'll just try the Healthy Mix next! :) xx


    http://thebeautyfiend13.blogspot.com

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  3. After reading rave reviews for the Healthy Mix I was excited to try this but I think I'll give it a miss :(

    http://confessionsofasecretshopper.blogspot.com

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  4. I have the concealer but not the foundation and I am so looking forward to try it cause I love Bourjois foundations!! thanks for the review,

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  5. I wish we could get Bourjois in the states! Ughh I've been dying to try Bourjois products forever! And the blushes D;

    http://hauted0ll.blogspot.com/

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    1. If you live close to Canada, they are in the shoppers drug marts there. :)

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  6. Thanks for the review, I was literally about to buy it but i've saved myself some money!
    Have you tried the healthy mix serum foundation???

    http://babblingaboutbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. The healthy mix serum is THE BEST THING EVER. I put it above my MAC/Nars foundations and it's on par with Chanel's aqua foundation. The original is a bit meh though.

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  7. Wow this really doesn't seem good! I love the Healthy Mix so think i'll be sticking to that! Thanks for the review :)

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  8. Im glad I didn't get this one, I bought the new flower power instead - and its the best foundation Ive tried in a long time! I have oily skin tho so it wont work for everyone :)

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  9. I really dislike their foundations they are all way too orange on my skin & they don't cater for people with pink undertones imo! Bourjois are just not a brand i see myself ever using i don't like any of their make-up line which is a shame as others rave about it but it is just not for me!

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  10. I want to try healthy mix =]
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    I'm selling gorgeous balms that are made with the finest raw ingredients, and are conveniently packaged with a beautiful swarovski crystal
    UK postage £1.00
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    Balms £3.75 xxxx

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  11. I would have been tempted by this, as I have scars on my face so I'm always using colour correcting to make them less visible. So thanks for the review, it's really helpful. Although I have to say, I just don't think stick concealers ever really work that well.


    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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  12. Shame, i love bourjois healthy mix i use it lots on shoots!

    http://madnessmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. It's such a same that it didn't live up to it's claims, I could use a foundation like this!
    http://cherriesinthesnowbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Good to know for when it comes to Canada! It would have looked so appealing.

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  15. Such a shame after the success of Healthy Mix! Ah well, will just stick to that instead, thanks for this great post Fleur

    nourishedbysarah.blogspot.com

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  16. I'm dying to try the Bourjois healthy mix gel foundation for summer! xxx

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  17. I'm looking forward to trying to get my hands on this! Haven't tried a bourjois foundation before, but I love their lipglosses!

    Lucy
    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    x

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  18. oh what a shame its no good :( im loving rimmels wake me up though xx

    missjessicarachel.blogspot.com

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  19. Boo Bourjois! Ususally their products are really good, I'm glad you did this review though as I wasn thinking of buying it, but i shall go for something different now :)
    http://theredoneblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I am glad I've read this now because I was considering give it a go. I may give it a miss!

    lauraxamy.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I love this foundation! It's nice to here other opinions on it though :) Nice one Fleur.

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