While waiting for Chanel to get stock of their CC cream in (it was on my 2014 wish list) I watched a Lisa Eldridge tutorial where she used the new Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream on Sophie Dahl. The fact that she looked so beautiful and radiant might have been down to the fact that she is, after all, Sophie Dahl, but when I saw this CC cream in Clicks I couldn’t resist grabbing one in the hopes I could capture some of the prettiness!
I made the mistake of checking the shades on the back of my hand after self tanning…yes, I’m a dork…so chose shade 32 light beige instead of the one which would have been ideal for me, shade 31 ivory (as used on Sophie Dahl). It’s a shade too dark but it’s summer so I can just about get away with it. I really like this CC cream as the coverage is good and I’m recovering from a bad skin couple of weeks.
What I love
- The coverage, as I mentioned, is pretty good.
- There is a good range of four shades and it has a partner product, a CC eye cream (two shades) which I think is a cute idea. It makes me want to get both products just because they match…
- It blends well into my skin and doesn’t look heavy or cakey.
- It is supposed to correct fatigue, redness and dark spots. I think it just evens out my skin really well and does conceal redness, which is all I’m really after.
- It feels comfortable to wear, quite hydrating but still has a semi-matte finish.
- It only costs R159
Things to be aware of
- Although this CC cream is reasonably long lasting I’m not sure if it would suit oily skin. I did a little test because my skin has turned combination in the past few months, and when I don’t wear a primer under it I find that it has done a disappearing act around my nose and chin by lunch time. This is easily solved by using mattifying primer (try the Bourjois Happy Light Matte Serum Primer), setting with powder or just reapplying a bit around mid-day. But if you have really oily skin or can’t be bothered with touch-ups I’d give it a miss.
- This leans more towards a foundation than a tinted moisturiser.
- You would probably need to use this on a daily basis over a prolonged period of time to tell whether it has any long-term effect on dark spots.
Available from Bourjois stands at selected Clicks stores for R159.