Review | Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect CC Cream & Eye Cream

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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

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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93 thoughts on “Review | Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect CC Cream & Eye Cream

  1. I really wish we could get the Bourjois products here – I’ve seen so many things I’d like to try! It seems to make it as far as Australia, but then it stops…

    The CC cream sounds impressive! Trouble is, I’ve gotten hooked on my YSL BB cream and/or YSL powder foundation now (it almost makes me cry with how perfect they look on my skin), so anything else’d have to be pretty epic to dislodge that ;-)

  2. Hey Melissa, I’ve been curious about the CC cream since I saw it in Lisa Eldridge’s tutorial. I am not sure about the shiny aspect though. I do need some good oil control in the T-zone! I’ll give it a swatch when I’m around a display.

  3. Oeh, die CC cream lijkt me fijn! Ik ben dol op zulke light-coverage dunne substantie producten en deze lijkt me een budgetvriendelijkere optie dan de Givenchy foundation ;)

  4. I would love to try a ton of Bourjois products — from foundation to concealer, to just about everything because I’ve heard a lot of good things about them — except we don’t have it available here. But when I get the chance, I’m going to grab a couple to try out. :)

  5. Ik ken beide producten nog niet en heb de foundation nog niet geprobeerd maar als ik dit zo lees dan ben ook ik het beste uit met de gewone foundation. Het moet wel ietwat matterend zijn idd voor mijn huid;) Goed om te weten dat de eye cream niet echt voordelen bied boven de cc cream.

  6. Oh I’m curious about that one! There was a time when the Healthy Mix foundation did a good job for me but my skin has changed and seems to like these formulas more. I’ll be sure to have a close look when it’s available here. :)

  7. I’ve tried the CC cream and I’ve done a review on it on my blog as well. But as far as I know we have different skin types which is why I’m not that much of a fan of this product. Great review though…!

  8. You are looking seriously flawless here! I think the CC Cream sounds great – I love light, dewy coverage – but we don’t get Bourjois here… *sniffle*

  9. Have been pretty curious for the CC creams, especially since they kind of replaced the BB cream hype-probably all of the brands are (or already) coming out with their own reinvention of the CC cream. Also surprised that this Bourjois product has some good coverage. How would you describe the tone of this product (keeping in mind you talked about apricot, but definitely didn’t look oompa loompa)?

  10. Ik heb zelf nog niet deze producten van Bourjois gebruikt, maar ik vind ze wel erg goed klinken. Vooral de CC cream zou ik zeker wel eens willen proberen.

  11. Mooi en duidelijk. Ze staan je zeker goed.. ik heb zelf nog geen foundation of nep eyecream/stiekem concealer van Bourjois Paris geprobeerd. Volgende keer maar uitproberen dus :)

  12. The texture and the color of the cc cream looks perfect for me. Cause I don’t like too much foundation. On you the color looks a bit too dark I must say…. But maybe in summer it will be perfect.

  13. The only place I can get Bourjois here is the All Cosmetics Wholesale site, but I am starting to get into CC products. I got a sample of an Ole Henricksen CC eye cream and actually used it (I normally fail at using samples) and I loved it! Lovely eye look in the above photo, btw, and your skin looks absolutely merry. :)

  14. I saw this CC cream recently in a Lisa Eldridge video. Sounds so great. Unfortunately the lightest shade was sold out at our counter. Would like to test it. Thanks for showing :-)

  15. I love the look of the CC cream!! Sounds perfect for me, I’d really like a little bit of coverage to even out some redness, but also prefer very natural looking skin! Defenitely going to give it a try :)

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