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The Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect Foundation is one of my favorite foundations. It has a lightweight texture, a lovely natural finish, and yet it provides very decent coverage. And it’s one of the few foundations that comes in a color that is a perfect match for my skin in winter. So the Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect Foundation really lives up to its name, and I got super excited when I found out that Bourjois recently expanded the 1 2 3 Perfect range with two new products! Have a look!
Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect CC Cream in 32 Light Beige
The new Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect CC Cream is the CC cream version of the 1 2 3 Perfect Foundation. That means that the product focuses on color correcting, that it’s lighter than foundation and even lighter than a BB cream, and that it not only evens out the skin but also nourishes it. The apricot pigment in the formula evens out signs of fatigue like dark circles, the green pigment counters redness, and the white pigment camouflages dark spots and discolorations. The formula also contains white tea extract to soften the skin, as well as SPF 15 and no oil.
The Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect CC Cream in Light Beige has the same color as the Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect Foundation in Light Beige – sounds logical, but you’d be surprised by how different the same color can look in two different products – but the CC Cream does have a slightly runnier texture. The difference is small though, and I don’t even notice it during the application, which by the way is quick, easy and smooth. The cream feels and looks feathery light on my skin, and yet the coverage is more than okay. The CC Cream actually provides just a little less coverage than the foundation, so consider me impressed!
swatch (left) & blended (right)
Though the color pigments and the ingredients in the Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect CC Cream are different than the ones in the foundation, both products look very similar on the skin. So if you’re already a fan of the 1 2 3 Perfect Foundation you will absolutely love the new 1 2 3 Perfect CC Cream as well. Does that mean that if you already own the foundation that there’s no need to buy the CC Cream? It depends. The Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect CC Cream is lighter and even more natural-looking than the foundation, so if you like that nude feeling and that naked skin look the Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect CC Cream is definitely worth looking into. The only downside for me? The 1 2 3 Perfect CC Cream is less mattifying than the foundation, so sometimes it leaves my skin looking a bit shiny. But that’s it. Other than that I’m as much in love with the Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect CC Cream as I am with its foundation sister. Yep, serious love triangle here!
Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect Eye Cream in 22 Light Beige
The new Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect Eye Cream contains the same color-correcting pigments and more or less the same nourishing and protecting ingredients as the Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect CC Cream, and it has the same lightweight, runny texture.
The name of the Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect Eye Cream is a bit strange though, because this product is definitely not an eye cream. It doesn’t contain nearly enough of the right ingredients to be a skin care product, and it’s actually just an under eye concealer with extra moisturizing benefits. So just to be clear, the main purpose of this product is evening out the skin around the eyes. It diminishes the appearance of dark circles and puffiness and brightens up the eye contour.
swatch (left) & blended (right)
I have to admit that I’m not as wowed by the Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect Eye Cream as I am by the CC Cream. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great under eye concealer, but if you already own the CC Cream the Eye Cream kind of loses its purpose. The CC Cream is light enough to be used under the eyes well, and that basically eliminates the need for an additional under eye product. So while both products are great on their own, I personally don’t think they make sense as a duo. But! If you’re just looking for a good natural-looking under eye concealer then the Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect Eye Cream is definitely a great option.
The new Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect CC Cream and Eye Cream are now available for 18.80 CHF and 14.80 CHF.
Have you tried any of the new Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect products yet? Are you such a 1 2 3 Perfect fan as I am?