Hmm, so-so product. I still have it kicking around in my stash but I never reach for it. For some reason I'm unwilling to part with it though!
I love the shade selection - lots of pale/yellow-toned ideal for NC15 (my ideal match is usually 'light vanilla' or 'vanilla' in Bourjois) skin however I don't find it has great coverage although the texture is very pleasant and natural feeling.
I guess it would be ok if you have near-perfect skin but for people who need more coverage, this won't be enough.
I wanted to like this so much because of the colour match and the low price. I got this for 9 uk pounds... About 17 US dollars i guess. the colour beige matches NC30 quite well. It goes on very light and ashy but turns a yellow beige within half an hour and seems to look good as you're walking out the door to go out. However, I didnt like this even though I have oily prone skin because it made my skin way more oily than usual towards the end of the day. I have been doing all my usual cleansing routines and haven't changed anything else. I used this three days during the one week and two days after the third day have massive bumpy red irritated breakout!! And my skin now looks horrible... I'm not even on that time of the month or anything either so it's not that. Also was not happy that I looked like I was wearing a tinted foundation by the fourth hour if wearing. It corrected colours but coverage is very poor after about 3 hours. Not happy this is definitely not "123 perfect" it's 123 days breakout!!
I read mixed reviews about this product and wasn't sure whether to get it or not. I usually wear Estee Lauder Double wear and I love it but I just wanted something cheaper. I bought this as it was on offer and had correcting pigments in it and I have acne scars that I have to cover. The foundation is runny and spreading it with my fingers was a little messy but the savior is the brush I use. I bought a dense brush which I couldn't get on with until I thought of using it with this foundation. They're a match made in heaven! I use a pump straight onto the brush and dot it around before buffing it in. I do have to blend well but the correcting pigments do work and I have a flawless finish. I have to use powder because I have combination skin but I find I tend to need less with this foundation.
this foundation is wonderful the coverage is light to medium the most amazing thing for me in this foundation that is set without powder this's nice look so natural didn't break me out for me it gave me the flawless natural look when I applied with my fingers the only con is the packaging it's not good like the healthy mix one the pump is not good at all however the foundation is pretty nice
Really not impressed at all with this foundation. I decided to buy it after reading several positive reviews on it and after hearing that my previous foundation was by a brand that tested on animals (Max Factor). When I applied it, my face came up all blotchy, even once I'd primed my face. Also, it wore away really quickly. However, it did make my face feel really smooth after application. My face is naturally quite pinky in some areas and I have pretty bad dark circles; the coloured pigments didn't seem to neutralize these areas either :( Overall, really disappointed with this product, and considering it's price (£10.99) I thought it would of been better!
I just used this product once but had to give it away to a friend of mine who has an normal to oily skin as this is NOT a product for those of us with dry skin. The colour 52 was spot on for me in the winter season, but I am going to stick with my faithful friend Bourjois healthy mix.
The consistency was quite runny compared to the healthy mix and coverage was not as good either. One the other hand it feels very light and glides on nicely and I am sure that this product will work wonders for others. For more coverage it does build up easily, the effect was however too matt for my liking preferring a bit of a dewy look.
Just finished my first bottle of this foundation and I absolutely loved it. I used my Body Shop foundation brush to apply it and goes on effortlessly with no lines. Also, is very build able so you can wear it during the day and add a bit more for the night time. Dries matt which I prefer because I hate looking all shiny. I apply a powder over the top for a bit my staying power and it holds all day. Don't recommend it for people with dry skin. Oily and combination skin people give it a go, won't be disappointed.
After trying and loving 2 Bourjois foundations (Healthy Mix & Healthy Mix Serum Gel) I thought I would continue to branch out and explore the Bourjois foundation possibilities. Sadly this foundation wasn't 'perfect' for me and my needs. I purchased my usual shade 51 (for reference I wear MAC NC15) and right away I noticed the 123 Perfect Foundation was suspiciously darker and more orange in undertone. The coverage is around medium and the formula is very quick drying so speedy application and blending is a must. When this foundation sets, it sets to an ultra matte powdery finish and emphasizes any dry patches or fine lines. In terms of wear I found this foundation started to oxidize after a few hours and felt uncomfortable on my face related to the ultra drying finish. Definitely not the 'perfect' foundation for me, but I'm sure it could be a 'perfect' match for someone who would appreciate a drier matte finish foundation. continued >>
Omg I just LOVE this foundation! It's everything I want in a foundation!!!
-The color of the foundation adapts to my skin tone. (even if I only use it for my dark circles, cheeks, nose and chin, you can't tell that my forehead has no foundation on. My face just looks all natural.
So you don't need to use a lot of this product. Just on your "problem areas")
-All the redness on my face disappears (e.g. around the nose area, on my chin, etc.)
-Dark circles don't disappear but they do diminish a lot (I can save up on concealer!)
-Matt finish (I just hate foundations that make your face shine like crazy + now I don't need to use a lot of powder anymore to get a matt finish, only a little bit to set the foundation)
-And last but not least: I love the fact that this foundation hasn't got a sticky feeling. I guess that's probably because of the matt finish.
I'm not sure this review helps because I've read a few bad reviews of this foundation (and good ones too of course). It's just a matter of testing which foundation works for you. And it also depends on which color you buy. I've read here that the color is too dark, too light, too orangy. That's just because those people just bought the wrong color. It's not the "foundation's fault".
TIP: If you want to buy the right foundation, test the color on your neck and not on your face!!
CON: For me this foundation is a bit expensive (€14,99), but I bought this on discount (€11,99). But in retrospect it's worth it!
The 123 Perfect Foundation definitely is my favourite foundation of all times! I hope it will stay in the Bourjois line forever!
Rubbish! Color is off, its so orange its not even funny.
No coverage at all, when its marketed as a corrective foundation.
Staying power .. Well i was still orange by the end of the day.