As soon as I tried Bourjois Air Mat, I felt there was something Dior-ish about it. I love the Dior Air Foundation, but it’s nothing like that – it just has a Dior vibe for some reason. Bearing in mind that I don’t like matte foundations, I’ve got to say that Bourjois Air Mat does a great job of being second-skin-ish and not looking like a complexion coating. Because it contains mattifying powders, zinc extract and silica beads to absorb excess sebum, it’s really a foundation for oily skin.
I have three of the 8 shades here – (from bottom to top) – Beige, Beige Claire and Vanille. The first two are virtually identical to my eye. The outer packaging is supposed to be a direct visual of the product inside, but I really didn’t find that to be the case as you can see on my arm. The shades I have are rather warm toned (perfect for me, but not for everyone) but there are a couple of pinker toned colours.
When I wore Bourjois Air Mat I didn’t find it at all drying (even though I don’t have oily skin) and felt it gave a slight blur effect to my skin. It lasted the day through but I’m not dedicated enough to put it to the 24 hour test!
Bourjois bases always suit my skin – they’re some of my favourite high street foundation buys so it’s no surprise that even a matte finish did the trick. It’s a huge recommend for oil prone skin, if you can find your exact match. Once again, there aren’t any shades for women of colour – the darkest is a shade called Caramel. Given that Bourjois is one of my all time favourite brands, this is an embarrassing shortsightedness and it’s truly time that women of colour were included more in the base range because there is no doubt that these are as good, if not better, as many of the luxury foundation offerings.
Bourjois Air Mat launches on 30th September for £9.99.
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