Bourjois seem to be releasing quite a few new foundations lately don't they?
If you are a European reader out with the U.K I bet you are reading this like this isn't new
as places like France and Belgium seem to be a good few months ahead in the Bourjois stakes.
Well the newest foundation to hit the Bourjois stand is the 123 perfect foundation
which combines the best of colour correctors to hopefully give the perfect base
but did it? Read on to find out more!

Unlike some of the Bourjois foundations this comes in a glass bottle which isn't great for travel
but for stationary use it is more than fine and I am thankful that every Bourjois foundation I have tested
to date comes complete with a pump, it makes dispensing the product so much easier/mess free!
Aesthetically it is pretty standard but it does the job and doesn't look cheap or tacky.

The concept behind this foundation is that it contains three colour correcting pigments
to help conceal and correct the most common skin complaints, the three colours/purposes are:
1. Yellow - To conceal dark circles.
2. Mauve - To perk up dull complexions.
3. Green - To soften any redness on the face.
My local Boots (on the website there is 5 shades to choose from) only stocked 4 shades
and in my opinion the shades run pale, the deepest shade was 54 which is approx a NC30 in the Mac Spectrum so it is fairly light for a what is a mid tone shade in the other Bourjois foundations.
Yes it is a little too pale for me at the moment but blended out with a little bronzer it isn't too bad!
As this has an SPF 10 it does photograph a little lighter than it really is.
So when purchasing do swatch the shades and don't just reach for your usual Bourjois shade
as that may be a tad too pale for you.

As always I have included my mole as a reference point so you can see how well it covers etc.

In terms of consistency and texture Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation is not worlds apart
from it's older sister Healthy Mix - it has a similar gel like texture but is a little thinner in consistency.
It applies well with most methods of application - I tried stippling, traditional foundation brush
and by using my hands, I did find the stippling brush to give the best results and coverage.
The foundation claims to melt on to the skin and have a second skin sensation
and I have to agree it was very light and comfortable to wear.
The bottle does not state the level of coverage but I would say it was mid coverage
that can be built up should you require it and it does cover minor blemishes/faults
without sitting in fine lines or enlarged pores and evens out skin tone effortlessly.
I can't comment on the green pigment as I don't suffer from redness but the others did live up to the claims
as I felt it hid dark circles well without any concealer and my skin certainly looked brighter.
Another claim Bourjois make is that the foundation offers 24hr hydration, 
yes it is hydrating and did not dry my skin out but I feel 24 hours is too large a period to declare
and I do really wish companies would stop throwing around exaggerated wear claims!
Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation claims to wear for 16 hours I'd say 7 is a more realistic statement.
Unlike some of the Bourjois foundations this does not share the fruity scent 
but has a more traditional foundation/make-up scent!

Final thoughts - A great budget mid coverage foundation that is quite good should you be able to
find a shade that suits your skin tone!

Wowee I didn't realise I had so much to say haha!
Have you tried Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation?

Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation is currently on offer at Boots for £6.99/30ml saving £4 - link