I bought this product when it first came out. I used it, liked it well enough, but then moved on to other foundations like MUFE, MAC, EL, and Guerlaine. Finally after feeling frustrated with how those other products wore during the day (I do have oily skin), I went back to Airflash a few weeks ago. Once again, it didn't disappoint.
I spray it on my hand and pick it up with a MAC 187 and stipple it on first and then blend. I use Kanebo powder to set, but MUFE HD works just as well. I start my day at 7 a.m., and by 3 p.m. my foundation is still looking good. At 5 p.m. I blot my face and still look just about as good as when I put this on.
What I suggest is take a few minutes to apply this correctly, whatever your method, and blend it well. Then set it with a nice soft powder. See if you like it as much as I do!
I adore this foundation! It cuts down on my foundation applying time to a mere few seconds. After showering I have my robe on and I have to cover up my hairline with a terry cloth hair band with velcro closure (otherwise I get skintone roots on my black hair in my hairline!) Then after prepping with moisturizer I spray in about 4 quick bursts, up, down, left, right and then I'm done in like 4 seconds. It gives the most amazing, perfect, glowy, airbrushed finish that seems to kind of spread out and make your skin look irresdescent and angelic all the while giving you this amazing airbrushed, not too heavy coverage. All day long when I look into a mirror for a touchup I get so happy to see how amazing my skin still looks. This foundation is a very practical luxury to me, worth every penny. Just make sure not to spray too much, because it's not necessary.
I bought this from Sephora because of their excellent return policy. I had read such stellar reviews, I was curious about this product, but uncertain of my ability to apply it correctly. First of all, I get about the best color match I've ever had in a foundation. My skintone is light, but not fair so the shades in Airflash are on the dark side because I use the lightest shade and it's perfect. It's a bit of a pain to have to cover my hair and clothes during application, but that's only a question of 2 seconds work, plush smoothing out with a foundation brush (I can't help squeezing my eyes shut when I spray so I get scary looking stripes around my eyes, but it's easily corrected). Then I finish with a light dusting of Halo powder and my skin has never looked better or more natural. I will buy this product again, despite the high price, but I expect the can to last a good long while since I use very little for each application.
This is an amazing foundation! I've found a number of ways to use it (I'm a makeup artist so I get creative/try different ways). First is to spray the "8" over the face. Another is to spray a "Z" over the face. Another way is to spray a sponge (this gives a very natural finish). Lastly, use a foundation brush (pick product up off of a metal palette where product can be sprayed onto, this gives a beautiful finish). That's why I love this product, it's versatile and does many things. It gives a flawless, airbrushed finish.
Now let me preface this by saying I go to an experienced waxer, and I discontinue use of Retionoids (tazorac .1%) about a week before. That being said, here's my story. I had a horrific (2nd degree burn) all around my mouth from a poooooor wax job on Thursday. Saturday was my SO's company party. I dashed to Sephora with raw, throbbing skin in hopes they could save me. If not, I was not going. Looking back I wish I had taken a photo of before for everyone. Terri at the Shadyside Sephora took me out into the back and fixed me up. She applied a soothing neutralizer, then removed it with some pure water product (no idea the name - had green and blue writing). She then sprayed this foundation on a Sephora Pro Platinum Powder Foundation brush (#50), and applied in light strokes, layering. She set it with Sephora powder foundation in 05. Added some lorac blush, and picked out a lipgloss that would not have my abnormally full lips at the center of attention, but it would still add some color. 05 in the Sephora Gloss line.
See the photo below, but I must admit, though I look pale - it is Dec. in Pittsburgh, what do you expect, you cannot see the neon red raw skin that is about an inch thick around my entire mouth. This stuff retails for $60 (hence the 4 lippies), but I will buy when I get married (just a darker shade most likely). It lasted all night, I didn't have one person say "Oh my, what happened to your face." Terri is my HERO!!!! This was the first spray foundation I had ever used.
Ladies, if you need some staying power with extra coverage for that big day, or your waxer burns the $hit out of your skin, head to Sephora. They will help you!!!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this foundation! It took me forever to try it but I finally just gave in. I spray it on a kabuki and buff it all over my face. I need to use about 3 or 4 short sprays to get the coverage I need. It is SO light yet covers everything. The coverage and finish are unlike any other product I have tried. It also looks fabulous in photos. I don't know how long it will last me since I am spraying it on a brush but I will probably just use this for going out and special occassions. I got lucky with the shade... the lightest one is a perfect match but I am not ultra fair- I have light skin so I can see why so many people have problems with the shades. This is HG status for sure. I've just never used anything that looks this good!
i went to sephora looking for a foundation to wear for my wedding.. i wanting something that would provide full coverage and look matte and perfect in my pictures. i often have a hard time looking for the correct shade ( i have fair-medium skin) for some reason most make up associates always want to give me make up that a shade darker, i dont know if its because i have dartk hair and eyes.. im hispanic but my skin is not olive colored..with this makeup i found a shade that matched me perfectly.. i love that it was so light weight, and still covered my imperfections. ive tried other brand (chanel, make up forever, mineral, etc.) but i love this one the most.
it is a bit pricey(60-ish).. but it lasted me a good 5 months. loved it
This is a time saver, spray and go!! I love this foundation! Its great alone or over a liquid! I choose to spray this on a powder brush and buff all over, you can also spray directly on your face. Using a brush will give you fuller coverage. It will not stick to your clothes or hair! Please if you get this do not spray it on a spong!!! The finish this makes on my skin is a beautiful airbrush finish! It looks so natural and finished!! I love love love this product!! Your skin will look amazing!!!
I rarely write any reviews on this site and I'm hoping that I'm not jumping the gun. I'm in love with this foundation! I used it for the first time today and reduced my 'make-up' time from about 25 minutes to about 5. The color is perfect. I'm a NC20 and purchased the lightest shade #200. I used very little starting at my jawline and blended it using the foundation brush from Sephora. The results are incredible...finally! I normally use a combination of BE, occasional liquid foundation, and concealer. The airbrush foundation eliminated the need for additional foundation and concealer. I have oily skin, occasional breakouts and melasma around my cheekbones. When I finished blending, which took all of about 2 minutes, my skin looked flawless. I hope it's not a fluke...I'll keep you posted!
I was able to try this in a dept store...my coworker uses it and her makeup looked great this day, so I thought id give it a try from my usual BE and headed to the mall aftre work.
UGH not for me. When the lady did it and I looked in the mirror I hated it!! No coverage and it was sprayed everywhere, thank goodness it came out of my white shirt. Its messy and no coverage. My coworker can have it.