Hi I am Jyoti. Everything-That Matters was more of a personal space for me to write on anything and everything that came to my mind. Never knew it is going to reach so far. It is still the same in the sense that I share anything that is exciting but now it has turned into a platform for many to share their thoughts and view point as well.
I am going to talk about my favourite base makeup product today.. something I have used more than my Foundations since the last few months.. The Bourjois CC cream .. I rarely get to empty a makeup product but this one was an exception.. as I squeezed out the last few drops from the tube , I realised I haven’t reviewed it as yet . So , I am going to share my thoughts on this wonderful product in my review today..
Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream Review
What Bourjois Says-
The next generation of foundation! Combining -the colour correction of a foundation + the skincare action of a cream. Thanks to its 3 colour correcting pigments that smooth away imperfections.
APRICOT pigments – anti-fatigue
GREEN pigments – anti-redness
WHITE pigments – anti-dark spots
It provides 24 hr hydration and comes with goodness of SPF 15. The result is luminous complexion and flawless skin in one step.
Shades available :
Price: Rs 710 for 30 ml
My take on the Bourjois 123 perfect CC cream-
The Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream comes in a simple , convenient to use tube packaging with a thin nozzle tip and screw on cap.
Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream Packaging
The cream has a thin, light weight, liquidy, runny formula . It has a mild fragrance which is not bothersome.
I mostly use my fingers to apply this and it blends very easily into the skin . I love the beautiful , natural looking , satiny finish this gives . It gives Light coverage and evens out the skin well . For a little more coverage , I can also easily layer this or use a pressed powder over this . Coming to Color Correction , I can definitely say that it brightens up the complexion very well and corrects skin dullness. I love how natural it looks and how light it feels on the skin . If you like to use low coverage base makeup products like me do give this a shot .
Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream
Out of all the BB Creams and tinted moisturizers I’ve tried over the years, this one is Clearly one of the best formulas IMO . It feels very comfortable on the skin and has often fetched me compliments by friends (mainly because of the brightening effect it renders )
I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for lightweight , base makeup product for routine usage . This would easily work for all skin types but dry skin would need a good layer of hydration underneath this . For my Combination skin , I like to use this over my sunscreen which gives this a nice slip for blending too . I have extremely sensitive skin and this has never caused any skin irritation or clogged pores .
Lastly , Bourjois products are no longer available in India , but if I can get my hands on this Online or shop it from Abroad , I will always repurchase this .
Pros of the Bourjois 123 perfect CC cream:
Light weight formula
Easy to blend and feels comfortable on the skin
Brightens up complexion and corrects dullness
Light and natural looking Coverage
Contains SPF 15 and has mild fragrance
Easy to use and travel friendly packaging
Cons of the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream-34:
Availability is the only con
Swatch of the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream-
Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream Swatch
My Rating: 4.75/5!
Do I recommend the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream?
Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream is hands-down the Best , low coverage , base makeup product which perks up the complexion beautifully without feeling heavy or greasy . I like the natural , satiny finish it gives which feels comfortable on the skin . I would recommend it for all skin types and would certainly re-purchase this whenever I possibly can .
Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “Coral Rose” Review & Swatch-
I have tried Chambor eyeliners, nail polish and creams in the past. No complaints but I had forgotten about them so when I passed by their counter in Shoppers Stop a few days ago, I made an impulsive buy. \A lipstick. When I tried on the lippie it almost seemed like a perfect dupe for my very favourite ‘Sultry’ by Revlon but umm when I came home it was a whole different ball game.
Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “Coral Rose” Review
What Chambor Says-
Chambor introduces innovative formulation powder lipsticks which have both Moisturizer and Matte Effect in it. These ultra-pigmented Powder Matte Lipsticks have a non-drying triple action formula that keep your lips soft and are long-lasting wearable with no flakiness or dryness.
Bright and bold perfectly matte powder lipsticks.
This unique powder matte lipstick provides high impact payoff.
Long wearing application
An ultra-pigmented long wearing vitamin enriched formula lipstick that glides on effortlessly with comfortable wear.
Rs. 645 for 4.5 gm.
My take on the Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “Coral Rose”-
I picked up Coral Rose from their Powder Matte Range. If you are a matte nut then there are 18 shades in the same range that are as bold and beautiful. Apparently these lippies are formulated to have both a Moisturizer + Matte Effect.
Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “Coral Rose”
Now, for my take on the lipstick. The colour that I chose is absolutely beautiful. It looks coral and pink at the same time and is perfectly suited for wheatish and fair skin tones.
It is very pigmented and last for long. It survives through a meal and transfers very little because it is so matte.
Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “Coral Rose” Packaging
I was very excited to wear it for the first time and decided to do so to a dinner party. I went over the whole of my upper lip. My lipstick went from left to right but nothing else happened. No colour. I tried the second time and realized that I had to literally press it and drag it across. It was so matte and so hard. It terrible on my dry lips and the colour looked absolutely horrendous on me.
I tried it with moisturized lips but nah, I just could not figure it out. When I had to do this post I called my friend over so I could borrow her lips! It suited her somehow and I told her she could have it.
Pros of the Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “Coral Rose”:
Trusted and well known Swiss brand
18 Bright and bold colours in this range
Long wearing application
Vitamin enriched formula lipstick
Coral Rose is a great colour for fair and wheatish skin tones
Against animal cruelty
Haven’t found a fake as yet
Cons of the Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “Coral Rose”:
On the expensive side
Not suited for dark skin tones
Totally washed me out although I have fair skin
I found it very difficult to apply
Looks terrible on chapped lips
Swatch of the Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “Coral Rose”-
Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “Coral Rose” Swatch
On my friend’s Lips-
Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “Coral Rose” LOTD
My Rating: 3/5!
Do I recommend the Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “Coral Rose”?
Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in “Coral Rose” is a total no for me! Not recommended.
Himalaya Herbals Refreshing and Clarifying Toner Review-
Hello beauties, summer is here and so are toners, I’m not really a huge fan, but realised how much a toner can do to your skin made me a regular (not yet daily) toner user. This was one of my first ones, and this made me a believer so guess that should tell you it was good! Read on to know why…
Himalaya Herbals Refreshing and Clarifying Toner Review
What Himalaya Says-
Himalaya’s Refreshing & Clarifying Toner is made from a blend of natural ingredients that control excess oil secretion and cleanse oil from the skin’s surface. The herbal goodness of ingredients like Lentil, which deep cleanses pores, Citrus Lemon, a natural astringent and cleanser which tightens pores and refreshes skin, and Boerhavia Root extract which controls excess oil secretion, leave your skin clear, soft and radiant.
Citrus Lemon is an effective cleanser, which removes dead skin cells and impurities, leaving your skin supple, smooth and fresh.
Lentil deep cleanses pores and gives your skin back lost nutrients like protein.
Boerhavia Root controls excess oil secretion to leave your skin clear, soft and radiant.
Himalaya Herbals Refreshing and Clarifying Toner Ingredients
Directions for use:
After cleaning your face with Himalaya’s Refreshing Cleansing Milk, pour a few drops of Refreshing & Clarifying Toner on a cotton pad and wipe thoroughly over your face and neck.
Price: 80/- INR for 100 ml.
My take on the Himalaya Herbals Refreshing and Clarifying Toner-
Now as I said, I was a bit hesitant to try this “toner thing” in my skin care routine, but thought I shall give this fad a try and I chose this one! To start with, it’s a cute semi transparent, pale blue bottle, which is quite cute, having a green flip cap to squirt out the toning liquid.
Coming to the liquid, it’s colorless and smells fresh (cannot decipher which smell this is though), it absorbs daily on the skin consistency is pretty similar to that of water -runny, but that was as expected.
I applied this to my skin at 2 instances –
After scrubbing, to fill up the pores before I could apply my moisturiser
After washing my face just before I could apply foundation and make up.
At both the instances, it filled up pores and made me look amazing and made my moisturiser/ make up absorb faster and better. It has bettered my skin health as well. I have lesser zits and break outs now. My skin texture has also improved after regular use. This was a winner.
Pros of the Himalaya Herbals Refreshing and Clarifying Toner:
Clarifies also as per claims
Little goes a long way
Keeps skin hydrated
Easy to use
Travel friendly package
Cons of the Himalaya Herbals Refreshing and Clarifying Toner:
Swatch of the Himalaya Herbals Refreshing and Clarifying Toner-
Himalaya Herbals Refreshing and Clarifying Toner Swatch
My Rating: 5/5!
Do I recommend the Himalaya Herbals Refreshing and Clarifying Toner?
Oh yes! ThisHimalaya Herbals Refreshing and Clarifying Toner is your dream toner, go for it!
My lips are extremely sensitive and I can’t use those heavy lip balms that feel really uncomfortable on my lips. I researched a lot to look for the perfect lightweight lip balm and that too colorless. My search finally ended on Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lip Moisturizer SPF 15 . I have been using this one for a month now and finally ready for my verdict on this product.
Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer Review
What Neutrogena says:
Lip Moisturizer softens, smoothes and protects dry, chapped lips with no waxy feel.
This moisture-enriched formula soothes and conditions your lips, keeping them healthy looking and soft in all weather. Contains a PABA-free SPF 15 sunblock for added protection from the sun.
The packaging is very simple. It comes in a white cylindrical tube with blue rim towards the end. Since I carry a lip balm daily with me, so I need a sturdy packaging and this one seems to fulfill my demand.
Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer Packaging
The lip balm is white in color. When I apply it for the first time, it feels a bit heavy like the regular balms but then the heaviness fades away within 2-3 minutes. Then I feel like I have not applied anything on my lips. In spite of the fact that is lightweight, it completely moisturizes my lips and prevents them from drying or flakiness. It works well for about 4 hours after which I reapply it.
The fact that it is lightweight and comfortable, I use it under my heavy matte lipsticks. It does not impart any color and the lipstick gives the true color. The product has now become a part of my daily beauty regime.
Pros of the Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer:
Comfortable to wear
Moisturizes my lips
Has SPF 15
Suitable for all weather
No strong fragrance/flavor
Travel friendly packaging
Cons of the Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer:
Lasts for 4 hours.
Not suitable for extreme dry lips.
My Rating: 4.5/5!
Do I recommend the Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer?
Definitely I recommend this Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer. I am really impressed with the performance and the quality of the product.