Bourjois Air Mat Foundation

11/23/2015


I've been buzzing around this foundation ever since it was released - two months ago I started to post about it via Instagram and I've even swatched three shades closest to my skin tone (04 was too pale but I might think about it deep into winter, 05 was just right and 06 had a rosey undertone which doesn't suit me). Despite all my interest, I've been postponing the final cut only because even then my skin felt dehydrated and this particular foundation by Bourjois is of a matte finish.

However, a few weeks ago, a promotion caught my eye and I have treated myself with the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream & eye cream and the Bourjois Air Mat Foundation in Beige Dore 05 (£10) - the one I've been lusting over. It was time to determine if its matte finish truly looks and feels light, airy and I was particularly interested to see if my dehydrated combination skin would agree with it.

Right off the bat, you can tell the packaging is an eye catching candy. It's simple but the details are well thought through - the beige tone is spot on, orange pop of color keeps things interesting but especially the silver-colored lid looks well made and adds an illusion of luxury. It's available in 6-8 shades, depending on the market.

  • Zujim oko ove tecne podloge (pudera u daljem tekstu, radi lakseg razumijevanja) kao pcelica jos otkako sam prvi put saznala za njegovo postojanje - prije dva mjeseca sam propratila njegovo lansiranje na trzistu putem Instagrama pa sam cak i napravila swatcheve tri nijanse najblize mom tenu. Ispostavilo se da je 04 previse svijetla za moju kozu u to vrijeme a mozda bih je nabavila kasnije. Nijansa 05 mi najvise odgovara dok je 06 ruzicastog podtona. 
  • Uprkos interesu koji sam iskazala, kupovinu sam ipak odlagala ponajvise jer je cak i prije dva mjeseca moja koza bila dehidrirana a konkretno ovaj puder je mat finisha.
  • U moju korist je isla promocija Bourjois brenda tokom koje sam iskoristila pristojan poput i pocastila se Bourjois 123 Perfect CC kremom i korektorom te Bourjois Air Mat puderom u nijansi Beige Dore 05 (puna cijena je cca 24KM) - puderom koji me intrigirao toliko vremena. Doslo je vrijeme da saznam ukoliko njegov mat finish zaista izgleda prirodno, da li je lagan na kozi a posebno me zanimalo da vidim kako ce na njega reagovati moja dehidrirana mjesovita koza.
  • Odmah cete primjetiti da je pakovanje odlicno napravljeno - boja pijeska je lijepa, narandzasti detalji a pogotovo cep srebrne boje koji pruza iluziju luksuza. Puder je dostupan u 6-8 nijansi, ovisno o trzistu (u BiH se radi o 6 nijansi).




This foundation is heavily fragranced (fruity scent), silicone-based, of a light creamy to mousse-like texture which is very blendable and almost hugs skin so closely it becomes one with it but it sets very quickly. After it sets, there's little to none of what you can do about it. I don't find it looks good when applied in layers nor do layers significantly increase coverage, which is solid medium.

It still won't cover those big blemishes but it will mask them rather well. Redness will be toned down in a solid manner but it won't be completely erased. It's forte is sebum control and it's brilliant for that purpose. It keeps my T-zone in check so well that I don't even need a setting powder and the lasting power is also pretty impressive. Perhaps not 24h (who's crazy enough to wear a foundation so long?) but it definitely sticks around for 8h full hours.

What I dislike about Air Mat is how it clings so horribly to dry patches. If you have remotely dehydrated skin - stay away from this foundation. If your skin is dry - please buy a different foundation, you'll save yourself the disappointment. One with combo skin might get away with Air Mat applied only on the T-zone but do use a more hydration foundation on the rest of your skin (that's what I do). 

Shade Beige Dore 05 is an ideal match for me (even more so than the 123 Perfect CC cream which oxidised 1/2 a shade whilst this foundation doesn't oxidise at all on me). It would suit medium skin tones with warm undertones.

Have you tried this newest foundation release from Bourjois?

  • Ovaj puder je dosta parfimiran (vocni miris), na bazi silikona, lagane kremaste do pomalo pjenaste teksture koja se lijepo maze, gotovo pa obgrli kozu i stopi se sa njom ali jako brzo se susi. Nakon sto se osusi, tesko da se mogu napraviti neke popravke. Ne dopada mi se ako ga nanesem u drugom sloju a slojevito nanosenje nece znatno poboljsati prekrivanje, koje je solidno srednje.
  • Nece potpuno prekriti vece nepravilnosti poput bubuljica ali ce ih pristojno zamaskirati. Crvenilo nece skroz prekriti ali ce mu intenzitet ublaziti. Glavni adut ovog pudera je kontrola koju ima nad sebumom i u tu svrhu je odlican. Moju T-zonu drzi pod kotrolom savrseno, cak i bez pomoci pudera za setovanje a trajnost je takodjer impresivna. Mozda ne iznosi 24h (ko je uopste blesav da toliko vremena puder nosi na kozi?) ali garantovano ostaje na kozi 8h.
  • Ono sto mi se ne dopada kod Air Mat pudera je kako se 'hvata' za suhe dijelove koze koju dodatno istice. Ako vam je koza i najmanje dehidrirana - preskocite ga. Ako vam je koza suha - ucinite sebi uslugu i kupite drugi puder, prilagodjen potrebama suhe koze. 
  • Eventualno bi dehidrirana mjesovita koza mogla izvuci maksimalnu korist iz ovog pudera ako ga nanesete samo na T-zonu dok na ostatku lica koristite drugi puder (sto ja radim). 
  • Nijansa Beige Dore 05 je savrsena za moj ten, mozda mi cak vise odgovara od 123 Perfect CC kreme koja oksidira za pola nijanse dok ovaj puder na mojoj kozi uopste ne oksidira. Nijansa koju koristim bi odgovarala srednje tamnom tenu toplog podtona.
  • Da li ste vi isprobale ovaj novitet iz Bourjois-a?


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8 comments

  1. Bas sam ga pre neki dan kupila. Na kraju sam uzela nijansu 04. Za sada se salzem sa svim sto si napisala, mada sam ga tek par puta koristila. Mada meni ne matira T zonu lepo. Za ceo mat dan moram malo kamenog da nanesem. Inace mi brzo probije masnoca. Ne budem bas sjajna ali se vidi.

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    1. Meni T-zona nije nesto posebno naglasena tako da je moguce da nece jako masnoj kozi samostalno odrzavati kozu mat kako bi zeljela. Iako meni ne zvuci lose ni sto si napisala - ja vec odavno nisam masnokozac pa kao da pomalo zaboravljam boljke tog tipa koze, ne zamjeri.

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  2. Nekako sam pretpostavljala da ćeš ti recenzirati ovaj puder pa sam odlagala kupovinu i sva sreća pa ga nisam kupila jer očigledno nije za mene posebno u ovom dijelu godine , možda mu u ljetnom periodu dam šansu ...ali tvoja recenzija uvijek na zavidnom novou ;)

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    1. Ako bi se dodjeljivali poeni citateljicama, od mene bi dobila 100! :D
      Hvala od srca na lijepim rijecima a vezano za ovaj puder - mislim da cu ga i ja rijedje koristiti tokom ostatka jeseni i zime.
      Pod utiskom sam da ce dobro doci sa dolaskom proljeca i pogotovo tokom ljeta ali da - nije bas za dehidriranu ni suhu kozu.
      Nije on kriv, jednostavno mat finish sam po sebi istice suhe dijelove.

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  3. Probala sam ga na ruci u parfimeriji kada je izasao i uopste mi se nije svideo, ali sam ipak cekala neciju recenziju da me ubedi u suprotno. Izgleda da se ipak necu odvaziti da ga probam :)
    Fotke su prelepe :)

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    1. Pa ja sam licno najsretnija ako moje iskustvo moze pomoci pri odluci oko kupovine - kakav god ishod da je. Ako mislis da ti Air Mat ne bi odgovarao onda je pametnije uloziti novcice u neki drugi puder. I hvala ti Ana :*

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  4. What shade are you in Mac foundation? Is this good for nc35?

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    1. Could you believe that I have no idea what MAC shade I am? Never have I tried a MAC powder/foundation but from what I have seen online, I think I could be NC30 during winter and NC35 during summer. Yeah, Bourjois Air Mat in Beige Dore might suit you!

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