I have a bit of a love affair with the Bourjois foundations and rate all of the ones I have. So I couldn't resist heir latest foundation 123 Perfect which looked great so I couldn't help but pick it up and have a try. And I must say that I really quite like it! Although not quite as good as the Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in my eyes! But anyway this is available from Boots for £10.99.
As always I've included a summary at the end :)
Like pretty much every foundation this has 30ml of product in it, with this particular one having a pump and coming in a glass bottle. It also has an SPF10 in it, which is lower than I tend to see, but still better than nothing! Apart from that it also has yellow pigments to combat dark circles, mauve pigments to prevent a dull complexion and green pigments for anti-redness. But none of these colours show up on the skin - it's a normal foundation colour! With mine being in 51 - Light Vanilla, but there are 5 shades available in total.
The Claims - My Thoughts
The Three Colour Correcting Pigments - As I said previously this has yellow, mauve and green pigments to improve dark circles, complexion and redness respectively. I wasn't 100% sold on this idea but this actually works! It doesn't work miracles (what does!) but there is a definitive improvement that can be seen!
Upto 16 Hours wear - This is a pretty average claim for a foundation. But this one lasts alright, I only get very slight oiliness in this hot weather by the end of the day (with primer), but it does tend to oxidise a little.
What did I think?
Overall I have and will continue to like this foundation for the colour correction it does, but to reiterate - it doesn't work miracles. The coverage is light to medium and has a mainly matte finish to it. Although it's not a powdery dry matte, making the finish more natural. The colour is a tad too yellow for me, but it's perfectly doable and warms my face up slightly, but I do find that if I have dry patches on my skin the colour will cling and oxidise on these patches through the day making the finish a little patchy! But if you don't have dry skin this is nice!
Below I am wearing the Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation with no concealer/powder!
The Good - colour correcting pigments work well, SPF10, glass packaging with pump, wears well if you don't have dry skin, quite a natural finish.
The Not so Good - A little on the pricey side of highstreet, colour oxidises obviously on dry patches, but much less noticeably elsewhere, limited colour choices.
Would I repurchase? I think I would, yes. But I would wait till there was some kind of deal or offer going on.
Who might like it? Those that want to cover mild colour imperfections whilst keeping a vaguely natural finish. Not great on dry skin though.
The Bottom Line - Does what it claims well, but doesn't work miracles and comes with a pretty natural finish.
To think 2 years ago I only worn foundation on special occasions and now I have far too many and wear it most days! It is a pretty nifty invention though! I'm thinking of doing a post on my best and worst drugstore foundations? Is this something you'd be interested in? Let me know, but as always thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed bit, H :)