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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation Review

I am such a novice when it comes to face base, I never really knew what I was doing when I was younger, and throughout my late teens and early twenties I just used a tinted moisturiser. Then I swapped to BB Creams and although I'm still a fan of them, I was looking for a bit more coverage. So I purchased my first high end foundation - Jemma Kidd Light as Air (reviewed here). I liked it, but for £25 for a half empty tube I didn't think it was fantastic so won't repurchase it.

I have used Bourjois Healthy Mix before when I was younger and did like it, and I know it's raved over, but whilst perusing Bourjois on my recent drugstore visit, I decided to go for the newer 123 Perfect Foundation, with its promise of  'a rested yet radiant complexion and a flawless, even result for up to 16hrs', with 24 hour hydration and SPF10. (Bourjois website).

Unblended on right, lightly blended on left.

Pros:
  • I picked shade No52 Vanilla and it blends perfectly with my skintone.
  • It is easy to apply and blend, I use my Sigma stippling brush for the best affect.
  • It did even out my skin tone as I have discolouration on my cheeks, and it covered my pores well.
  • I didn't feel I needed a powder after this, and I have combination skin, but I always apply bronzer anyways. You could probably go without.
  • It definitely was long lasting, although probably not 16 hours (I always use a primer anyways)
  • Bourjois is cruelty free.
Cons:
  • It's a liiiiittle runny but that doesn't bother me too much. 
  • I'm not sure  it was effective at covering my dark undereye circles, I still could definitely not go out without my trusty Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer on top.

Here it is on my face with no other makeup (ugh):

So it's done ok with my discolouration and pores, still got a wrinkly forehead and dark circles tho!

 
On the whole, I like it and would recommend it. What do you think? Have you tried this foundation? Should I have stuck with Healthy Mix?
Let me know!

~ Lauren ♥
The Cosmetics Kitten

17 comments:

  1. Ive not yet tried this foundation but have been intrigued after seeing various other posts about it and I've previously used the healthy mix foundations and been generally pleased. May have to give it a whirl! x

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    1. I liked the idea of the tone correction and it does seem to do that - I would repurchase!

      ~ Lauren <3

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  2. The Bourjois Healthy Mix is my favourite foundation ever! I only discovered it a few months ago but it is fantastic! May give this one a little try too though :) xo

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    1. I think I'll need to try Healthy Mix again and compare the two, I liked the idea of the colour corrections etc in this one!

      ~ Lauren <3

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  3. Im yet to try a Bourjois foundation, I've heard constant raves about Healthy Mix though. This one looks great on you! Think i might have to give this one a go :) xo

    http://somakeupmonster.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Bourjois often has a 3 for 2 on, you should def try one of them next time you see that offer!

      ~ Lauren <3

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  4. You have such an impressive blog :-) New follower from http://sunniewrites.blogspot.com , would love if you follow me back <3 <3 <3 xxxx

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    1. Aw thank you, I shall check out your blog! :)

      ~ Lauren <3

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  5. I think it's one of my personal favourites, I went off it a few weeks back, but I love it again now, mine isn't runny though!

    Lucy
    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    x

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    1. Hm, maybe I need to shake it a bit haha! It's maybe just been sitting on the shelf a while, it's not too runny, but I did feel it could sometimes be a bit messy? Not used it for two two weeks since I've been on holiday tho, so I shall give it a good shake and try again haha!

      ~ Lauren <3

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  6. So pretty Lauren you have a gorgeous skin tone/ colour!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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    1. Eugh, thank you, I HATE taking photos of my face haha! I am NOT photogenic (probs not the best for a beauty blogger haha).

      ~ Lauren <3

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  7. I don't see any dark circles! You actually look quite nice in that picture!

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    1. Aw thank, you're kind. =p

      ~ Lauren <3

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  8. Im always a little wary of drugstore foundations as I don't want to put something cheap on my skin. however this does look like a good product- I might try it if I'm running low on cash
    thanks for this :)
    LILYKG
    http://www.untangleyourspangle.blogspot.com

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    1. Defo give it a try - you might be surprised! Bourjois often have 3 for 2 on as well so you can pick up some other wee pieces too. :)

      ~ Lauren <3

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  9. I am planning to give it atry thanks for ur review, following you, do pay my blog a visit:)
    http://www.sparklingsmakeup.com/

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