Bourjois ‘Air Matte’ Foundation

It isn’t often when I have such a great track record with a brand. With mascaras and concealers it’s definitely Maybelline and with foundations it’s Bourjois! I’ve tried every foundation from Bourjois – except for one. And I have loved everyone I’ve tried minus one that’s now discontinued (but the only thing I hated about that one was the shade range).

So you can definitely say I love me a good Bourjois foundation!

So today’s post I figured why not review another one of them? Today we are chatting about the air matte foundation – matte foundations are definitely something you don’t hear me talk about (thanks to my dehydrated AF skin).

Any who let’s dive into the review!

What are the claims of this foundation? This foundation claims to provide an undetectable matte finish and last for 24 hours. It also claims to have a formula that is super lightweight, glides onto the skin, with medium-full coverage and doesn’t have a “mask effect”.

Does it deliver on these claims? I do find that for a matte foundation it actually works well with my dehydrated/combination skin. It doesn’t look drying or powdery on me and it is quite easy to blend out. Now in regards to the 24 hours longevity claims – I don’t wear foundation that long but I don’t see this foundation as a crazy long lasting one. It lasts well throughout the day but by the end of the day it looks rather iffy (and it hadn’t been on 24 hours). I don’t think a foundation can last crazy long all on its own – in some cases they do but primer, setting powder and a setting spray are the must have trio to make any foundation last well.

Coverage: I’d say this is about a medium coverage foundation. It covers well if you skin isn’t that blemished but I don’t see it as a full coverage foundation

Skin types appropriate for this foundation: Combination skin types would love this because if you have dehydrated skin like me but have certain parts of the face that are more oily – then this foundation will work well for you.

What are the undertones of this foundation? As typical with all Bourjois foundations, the undertones are neutral to slightly yellow.

Longevity: I say I get a good 8-10 hours wear from this foundation but with my skin type it’s only my t-zone that causes dramas with longevity. I also always wear a primer, setting spray and setting powder – that will always boost longevity.

Application: I apply this foundation using a synthetic flat top brush, sometimes more domed/round in shape. I then go over it with a beauty blend to further blend it out. I also sometimes spray my foundation brush with mac fix + to help it blend out even easier.

Packaging: This foundation comes in squeezy tube packaging, making it easier to control the amount of product that comes out.

Formula: The formula is very creamy and blendable considering it’s a matte foundation. It definitely feels lightweight on the skin as well and it’s more on the runny side and not thick.

Pros: Easy to blend, looks natural, for a matte foundation it works well on drier skin types. It doesn’t make your skin look lifeless and it lasts quite nicely.

Cons: I personally have no complaints about this foundation. I did find a good match but the shade range isn’t crazy wide so some of you may struggle.

Shade range: There are 6 readily available shades

Price: $27 AUD

How much product are you given?: 30 ml which is the average amount of product you get out of a foundation bottle.

Availability: Priceline, Feel unique

Rating: 7.5/10

Overall thoughts: I really like this foundation! It’s nice to have an option in the warmer months that won’t leave me looking like a discoball because I’m sweating like a pig. It feels so comfy and light on the skin and gives a good amount of coverage. I am happy camper with this gem!

Would I repurchase this?: I can see myself picking this one up again.

And that wraps up this review! Have you guys tried out this foundation or any of the Bourjois foundation? What foundation have you been loving lately? Drop a comment and let’s chat about it! I hope you all have an awesome day, I love you guys and I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. Emily

    January 31, 2019 at 3:12 am

    I like the sound of it. I tend to wear matte foundations for my oily skin. I just wish the shade range was a little more inclusive.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 31, 2019 at 10:19 am

      Yes drugstore brands often have such a limited shade range, particularly brands in Priceline. x

  2. Siobhán

    January 31, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Six shades is pretty poor – they can do better than that! I tend to avoid matte bases so will give this a miss but I should try a Bourjois foundation! xx

    Beautylymin | Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 31, 2019 at 10:21 am

      I know, It’s such a shame because brands like colour pop, La girl, Makeup revolution and now morphe are all so affordable and yet manage to do a wide shade range so it doesn’t give the traditional drugstore brands an excuse any more

  3. Anika May

    January 31, 2019 at 10:20 am

    It’s a shame about the shade range but otherwise it sounds good.

    Anika |

  4. Angela

    January 31, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Sounds really nice and well suited to my skin so I would love to try it! Haven’t tried Bourjois yet.

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 31, 2019 at 10:59 pm

      Formula wise, Bourjois make the best foundations. I’ve loved everything from them. I just wish they had a wider shade range. x

  5. Jenny

    February 1, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    This sounds like it’d be a good summer foundation for my skin! I’d love to try products from Boujois but they’re not readily available here which is a bummer 🙁

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 2, 2019 at 3:21 am

      I love it because while it’s matte it doesn’t leave the skin looking dry and cakey.

  6. Laura

    February 2, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Oh this sounds so lovely! I have only used a couple of Bourjois foundations but have loved them all. I might need to try this next!

    Laura || xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 2, 2019 at 3:19 am

      Yes I haven’t tried a Bourjois foundation that I haven’t loved and I’ve tried a lot of them! I just which they had a wider shade range so everyone could be included.

  7. Gemma Etc.

    February 2, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I wish Bourjois did better shade ranges as I’ve never been able to find a shade that matches me, but their base products all sound really good xx

    Gemma Etc. ❤️

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 2, 2019 at 10:13 pm

      I agree, formula-wise they are incredible but they really need to step up their game with shade options. x

  8. Danielle Alexa

    February 2, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    I haven’t heard of this before, but I think I might have to look into this!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 2, 2019 at 10:14 pm

      It’s quite a lovely foundation. x

  9. Gabrielle

    February 2, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Ahh, I also struggle with an oily T-zone; the wear time sounds good with this in mind though! Happy to hear this foundation didn’t disappoint 🙂 x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 2, 2019 at 10:14 pm

      It can be such a battle because no matter what my nose will get oily really quickly, it’s a losing battle haha. x

  10. Kiran

    February 2, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    That is quite a limited shade range, the formula sounds like an ideal everyday foundation, I haven’t gotten on well with Bourjois foundations in the past even though my friends love the Healthy Mix foundation so I will pass on this one. Great review, love how you cover everything so helpful! Hope you are having a great weekend xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 3, 2019 at 1:58 am

      Bourjois definitely make the perfect everyday foundations and their formula always works for my skin. Thank you for stopping by the blog. x

  11. Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    February 3, 2019 at 1:22 am

    I’ve been using the Bourjois City Radiance and I’m loving it. Glad you enjoyed this one as well.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 3, 2019 at 1:58 am

      I also own that foundation and love it! x

  12. Zorica

    February 3, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    These reviews are so important.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 3, 2019 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you for stopping by the blog. x

  13. Dessy

    February 4, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Bourjois is a reliable brand with quality products, I’ve never tried this one but I will definitely try it now. Thanks for the lovely post.

    Dessy | | Fashion blog

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 4, 2019 at 11:14 pm

      It really is, I haven’t tried a single foundation from them that I hated.

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