Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream in Bronze

Hey guys! Hope you’re week is going well! I’m super busy and tired these days. I know I just took a break last month but I need another!

One of my 2014 favourites was this CC cream which I use as my everyday base.  Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream in Bronze great lightweight base if you don’t like wearing foundation. I actually find it somewhere in between a foundation and a tinted moisturizer. It’s available in four shades and I’m using the darkest one. It’s a little bit darker than Mac C4. I think it would work well for upto NC42.

The consistency is thin and liquidity but feels creamy.  Let me explain! It’s not as runny as Mac Face & Body or Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua but it’s definitely not as creamy as the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer.

I find this very easy to apply with my fingers or a brush. Applying it only with my fingers is a bit time consuming so I generally swipe it all over my face with my fingers and then use my Sigma Flat Top Kabuki (F80)  brush to buff it in. It blends in really well and settles with a satin finish. It does look more matte in drier parts of my face.

A single layer will give you light coverage, not quite enough to hide marks and blemishes but it does even out the face. You can build this up to medium coverage and it will still look very natural and not cakey at all. It does contain SPF 15 so I tend to add a second layer only in areas where I need it otherwise my jawline tends to look grey. It definitely makes the skin appear smoother.

A word about the 3 pigment colour correcting claim. I genuinely don’t get how three pigments in one can correct a specific discolouration. Wouldn’t green and orange just cancel each other out? Are they separate particles that don’t mix with one another? Can someone with more knowledge please explain this to me, I’m confused. I don’t particularly get redness anywhere except near my nose. This does mask it but I don’t think it corrects it. Maybe it does work on lighter skintones but not so much for darker ones because you would need a darker pigment shade to correct. Either way, I don’t expect this to correct my dark circles so I’m fine with it.

Another claim made is 24-hr hydration. Nope. This will stay on wonderfully if you’ve moisturized properly. I really wouldn’t use this without a moisturizer underneath as it won’t hide dry patches.

This does overall last for 7-8 hours but starts to fade maybe after 5 hours. Post lunch it’s still very much there but a little faded. It will last longer more consistently if you use a lot more product upto medium coverage. I don’t really get oily throughout the day so can’t really say much about it.

Overall, it’s a really great budget option that’s more accessible in India. Its over Rs. 500 but more affordable than Mac, Clinique or Bobbi Brown. It’s a shame they don’t have shades darker than this.

I started using my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer from November since it’s better for winter. I still have a bit of this left, so I’ll use it up in the summer.

I like the packaging, it’s fine for Bourjois. It’s great to travel with and it’s something you can carry in your handbag. You get 30ml of product for Rs. 900.



Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream in Bronze 1

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream in Bronze 2

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream in Bronze 3

 Swatch on the left, blended on the right

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream in Bronze 4


Little bit of a rant. Ugggh work is killing me. I’m enjoying it, don’t get me wrong but I just don’t have as much time as I used to. I miss having more free time on weekdays.  I know the posts have been a bit irregular for the last two months but it’s going to continue for a while. Can it be Friday already?



Name:  Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream Shade : Bronze

Product Amount : 30 ml

Coverage : Light-Medium

Consistency : Liquid

Durability : 7-8 hours

Shelf Life : 12 months

Price : £10 ~ Rs. 960

Available at : FeelUnique, Asos

Overall : 4/5


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  • Clever Girl Reviews

    It’s a fine color match! Everything in that brand is always a tad to dark for me face product wise. I tried everything that they had in Monoprix when I was in Paris. It made me so sad :(

    • Xuvious

      Yes, I’ve heard about that when it comes to Bourjois. The very light and very dark shades just aren’t good enough. :(

  • Linda Libra Loca

    This looks very good on you. Is the picture Light coverage or did you build it up? If it is just one layer, I envy your skin!

    And regarding work: Sometimes even the things we love can drain us If too much is going on. Put yourself first and take your time, before the fatigue builds up!

    • Xuvious

      So I put on one layer first and the second layer only on areas where I need it like my chin,temples, cheeks where it’s more uneven (hyperpigmentation and some of it is hereditary).
      It’s the weekend now and i’m feeling much better, I was just having a freak out! But thank you, you always give great advice! ^_^

  • fiona furtado

    I have this and love it! You are beautiful Advaita.

    • Xuvious

      Awww, thanks Fiona!! <3

  • Krithi Marla

    hey gal I have never tried ,everybody seem to be liking it
    im not sure if it will suit my senstive skin
    I hope your work pressure reduce a bit u have more free time :)

    • Xuvious

      So glad it’s the weekend… :)
      Not sure if it’ll have any problems, it might be more helpful to read reviews of people who didn’t like it in that case! :p

  • Jaa

    I’ll have to give this one a try soon. Been hearing about it so much. The formula sounds lovely and it looks like you have found yourself a perfect color match! Girl, your skin looks so good I don’t think you need any base product!

    Work… ugh… tell me about it!

    • Xuvious

      Thank you Jaa!! In general my skin doesn’t have too many problems, except acne on the chin and dryness but it’s very uneven. I have a bit of hypeepigmentation and some of it is hereditary so… I’m good with minimal coverage but it needs to be there. :)

  • Divya

    I don’t need another base product but this sounds pretty good! I don’t remember seeing this one at the counter some months back.. don’t know… its all mixed up in my head now! Looks great on you Advaita!

    • Xuvious

      I can never be sure about Bourjois product releases because they get reviewed but I never see them on counters!
      I bought this one from FeelUnique, but it’s been a while so it might be available here now. :)

  • nausheen

    I have never tried this, but heard a lot about this..i think i should give it a try :)

    • Xuvious

      I’m kinda sad there are only 4 shades but I think you can find a good match for medium skintones. Hope you like it!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    This is one of my favorite CC creams!

    • Xuvious

      Ohh glad you like it! Does it correct for you though?

      • Kiss & Make-up

        A tad.

  • MizzJ

    I’m so curious to try Bourjois base products as people always rave about them!

    • Xuvious

      I’ve always wanted to try the Healthy Mix serum and bunch of others. This is the first Bourjois base I’ve tried, I’m liking it a lot so far. :)

  • Carla @ Blush Parade

    This looks and sounds very nice! Even Lisa Eldridge approves of it, haha. Will have to give it a try at some point.

    • Xuvious

      True! Any time Lisa uses a product it immediately peaks my interest! 😉