07 January 2014

Bourjois CC Cream, CC Concealer and 24 Hour Cream Eyeshadow Review; Before and After Pics


It's only January but Bourjois is already bowling me over for Twenty Fourteen - headed our way is one of the loveliest CC creams to hit our shores, with a matching concealer for good measure.
123 Perfect CC Cream is a light, fluid and oil-free cream that provides a surprising amount of coverage without looking or feeling heavy in the slightest - I think my before and after shots speak for themselves.

Bourjois CC Cream Before and After
CC Cream Before and After - no other makeup
 I am amazed with how it's tackled my post Christmas blemishes and redness and livened up my mid winter face - plus, it wears really well and feels nice and hydrating on the skin throughout the day.

The matching concealer, €10.49, is also lovely and light reflecting and the two work great together, but the CC cream's the star. Available in three shades, it's brilliantly priced at €13.99 and comes with SPF 15, to boot.

Bourjois CC Cream, concealer, cream shadow


I'm wearing them here with the brand's recently launched 24 Hour Cream shadow in Kaki Chéri, a pretty, antiquey olivey/gold shade that I've fallen for and fallen for hard.

Bourjois 24 Hour Cream shadow in Kaki Chéri


Despite comparisons, these are really nothing at all like Chanel's Illusion D'Ombre shadows or the Lancôme lovelies I showed you here; those have a definite mousse texture which is springy to the touch, whereas these are cream-to-powder and have lots more slip - at least on application, but they quickly dry down.

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream, CC Concealer and 24 Hour Cream Eyeshadow
That's the concealer swatched for you on the bottom right

Where they are similar is in the lovely shimmer packed shades - these have less pigmentation than the other brands I've mentioned, but are no less lovely in their more understated ways. For a bit of subtle, daytime appropriate sparkle, these babies have your back.

Look for the CC cream and concealer from January 23rd (these were press samples); the shadows, €8.99, are on stands now.

27 comments:

Karen Constantine said...

Looks fabooliss on you lady, love that CC cream so much and now I want that shadow, even though I have 4 already, damn you enabler ;)

Elsa de Diego said...

Wow, excellent post and suggestions. Really, who doesn't need the perfect concealer? And at that price point! Thanks for sharing! XO

Makeup Monster said...

Great review hope the cc cream comes in a decent pale shade!

Adele said...

Looks amazing on you, love the lightening effect.
Have a fab Tuesday Emma xoxo
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Anonymous said...

A friend's coming over from Ireland at the end of the month, and I asked her to get some stuff for me - If I hadn't already broken open a bottle of Esteé Lauder BB cream, I'd hae to beg her into getting this for me as well. I will make a note of it, however, for the next time I'm in Ireland, because it looks fab!

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

Bourjois just goes from strength to strength with their new releases, and I've bought so much stuff from them, I should probably consider getting shares :o). Xx

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Pink Elephant Blog said...

Wow!! It looks amazing on your skin!! Bourjois bases are my favourites on the highstreet. Can't wait to try the CC cream!

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Molly said...

I really love the look of the CC cream! Haven't tried any CC creams yet but if there's a brand that would make me try one it's Bourjois! x

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thanks for the review! I need to check out this brand and hadn't previously heard of them.

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Avril Joanne said...

Bourjois can do no wrong. I'm loving their happy light foundation at the moment but might have to pick this one now. Also love the shadows, I've three so far :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This CC cream sounds pretty impressive and looks amazing on you!

Rowena @ rolala loves

yummychunklet said...

I'll have to look for that eye cream!

Makeup Over Mind said...

Your skin looks friggin amazing!!! :D

Ale said...

the CC cream looks impressive, I'm liking the finish. that green eyeshadow is stunning too. x

Ale said...

the CC cream looks impressive, I'm liking the finish. that green eyeshadow is stunning too. x

Amy Fashion Blog said...

I have never try a CC cream out before

Anonymous said...

The CC cream looks amazing! And the eyeshadow is a great colour on you x

Kim Alston said...

I need to get me some of THAT! HaHaHa Amazing Emma!
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Nicky mywishstyle said...

a fantastic review!!!
thanks for sharing!

Happy new year doll!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I need that eye colour, that is so gorgeous!! Stunning colour. And the before/after shots are fantastic, I may need all of this, haha :)) xx

jennie said...

Ooh these look so nice, I always think Bourjois do a good job with their base products!

Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

Johanna said...

I must try. I am always on the hunt for a good concealer and I am a drugstore girl.

E V E L Y N said...

The CC cream looks good! Really impressed with Bourjois at the mo! x

Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

Eimear Mc Keown said...

NEED this! It looks amazing, number 1 on my wishlist now. Wish it was already in the shops! Your brows are beautiful btw Emma x

The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

Holy cow! That stuff is amazing! I need to get me some! Thank you so much for the great research!

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Anonymous said...

The CC cream looks impressive but the eye shadow is gorgeous. Bourjois have really been killing it lately.