Bourjois’s latest foundation, ‘123 Perfect’
claims to perfect your complexion with three different pigments: Yellow for
dark circles, Mauve for dull complexions and Green for redness.
I’m always a little skeptical with colour
correcting unless you’re putting the individual colour on each targeted area,
but I was willing to give it a try when Bourjois sent me a bottle this week
(their Healthy Mix foundation is divine after all!)
The consistency is pretty standard for
liquid foundation, maybe leaning towards the thicker end of the scale. There
are only 5 shades, of which I was the second darkest, so not a fabulous range
of options for darker skins (as usual!)
I felt like I needed quite a lot of product
to achieve a finish that I was happy with, and even then the coverage isn’t
very buildable so I didn’t feel I was left with ‘Perfect’ looking skin at all!
The finish on the skin is semi-matte and I
thought it made my skin feel a little dry. At the end of the day my skin looked
pretty abysmal if I’m honest. It certainly doesn’t live up to it’s 16 hour wear
claim. By 7pm it was almost totally gone.
Overall, I was really not impressed with
this. If you’re after a good drugstore foundation I’d go for Bourjois’ Healthy
Mix, or Rimmel’s Wake Me Up.
There is also a concealer that is being
released along with the foundation. It’s a stick concealer and unlike the
foundation, it feels nice and creamy on the skin with decent coverage but
again, the staying power wasn’t up to scratch for me either… It seemed to wear
off faster than the foundation!
The Bourjois 123 Perfect foundation and
concealer are out now, priced at £10.99 and £7.49 respectively.