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.
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.