Oh airflash...how you are misunderstood!many people have problems with this foundation for one simple reason...everyone is using too much of it! Fake look, clogged pores, greasy finish, getting thru a can in 2 weeks!this foundation is truely amazing...but in the range of foundation from dior this is the lightest...yes, less coverage than pure light or even their tinted moisturiser!everyone assumes that because its a spray its meant to b like airbrush makeup when in fact its meant to b a quick finish for the skin,building up to full cover is fine every now and again but its the same as loading half a bottle of foundation on...no wonder u have problems!
At first, I thought I found the best foundation for more elegant looks (I'm a daily mineral makeup user). The first week was fine, and I was happy to have a liquid foundation as weightless as mineral makeup. The airbrush look covered everything very well- I literally can't see a pore up close in the mirror. However, after a week, my very clear complexion (which has been clear for months) started to turn bumpy and rough with clogged pores and I had the biggest breakout in a long while. Though the first week of wearing was fine, soon the foundation afterwards became an oil slick mess. I really wanted to like this, but I think I'll be sticking to my Chanel Matte Lumiere for the days I need more makeup and the Chanel has never irritated my skin, budged after a whole day of wear, and can achieve a smooth look without looking fake. The color selection is also very poor for this foundation... it was a complete mistake to buy this.
I had my face done up by a Dior expert at Sephora last week. Now I don't know if it was a cream or WHAT that she put UNDER this foundation (she sprayed it DIRECTLY onto a big fluffy brush and applied) but BEFORE my makeover was even FINISHED I had THE WORST caking and running on the sides of my nose, and let me tell you this NEVER EVER happens to me when I do my own makeup! So I wasn't overall impressed. Maybe it was the lighting in Sephora, but overall, I didn't see any difference when I walked in vs. when I walked out. Needless to say this was DEPRESSING not IMPRESSING me. Maybe (as I have stated) it was some lotion or what not she put on prior, but this was so oily it melted off. $60? You are better off buying a drug store brand and powder in my humble opinion.. :(
Gives a really fantastic finish! By far the most long lasting foundation I've ever tried and it does not get greasy. Highly recommended if you are looking for a porcelain silky finish.
Flawless coverage and it feels so light on my skin. It reminds me of whipped/mousse foundation but you don't have to worry about getting your fingers dirty. I bought shade 200 for my NC20 skintone. My husband said that he couldn't even tell I was wearing makeup because it looks so natural yet gives phenomenal coverage. I spray on the back of my hand and use a sponge to apply. Get this product now! You won't regret paying the $60 for it.
Well, let me put this way:
If's wonderful product: air-fresh texture, semi-matte finish, weightless, breathable...everything we seek in a foundation.
IF, and I do mean IF, you can found the right color.
Remember: it has only 4 colors to choose from. it turn out either too white, too orange, or too sallow... unless you happen to have the right undertone.
In my own case, I was speechless after the foundation - I saw one of my ante in the mirror and she is 40+... that's so much this Dior foundation can do for you, give you 15 -20 years more life experience, instantly!:)
Be sure to try at the counter AND try to mix it with other MU products, too see how it blends and reacts.
I love this foundation because it gets a flawless dewy complexion if done correctly (sometimes I look orange...) but either way it still gets in my hair and sometimes on my clothes. I pretty much just use a brush sometimes but it really is a good foundation with buildable coverage. Though my can has lasted much longer then other reviews my SA told me to get Diorskin icone which evens out the skin tone and really helps it last a little longer. Remember not to spray too close to the face or you'll end up looking like a cake.
I'm onto my THIRD can and I can finally say I've found my HG foundation!! And trust me, I've tried all the different foundations out there from Shiseido to Lancome to Bobbi Brown to Becca to Smashbox to Chanel. A little background on my skin - I used to suffer from acne, and now I have some pigmentation problems from previous scarring. After being on oral antibiotics accutane and using hydroquinone cream during my acne days... it now has consequences. Both the accutane (very potent form of Vitamin A) and hydroquinone thins the skin and gradually makes it more sensitive. so nowadays, i do have red veins here and there showing on the surface of my skin. as you guessed, my skin is oily in the t-zone and i have large open pores.
So you see, finding a foundation is not so easy 1) because of my super sensitive skin 2) the hyperpigmentation makes my skin lighter and darker in some areas so it's hard to match with a foundation.
I found that with other foundations, the skin eventually eats it up so when i remove my makeup at night, i see only traces of the foundation left. and chances are, they tend to clog pores. BUT with Dior's Airflash foundation, it basically sits on top of your skin like a sun screen (like a mask if you will), does not get eaten up by the skin and penetrate the skin. Therefore when I remove make up at night using those milk cleansers that you wipe off with tissue - EVERYTHING, and I mean everything comes off on the tissue. And all the foundation is there.
I love this foundation because of many reasons: it gives my oily/sensitve face a soft glow, it COVERS my red veins on the cheeks as well as the scars from previous acne breakouts with just a thin layer on. So my skin is still breathable. And of course, makeup application that usually takes 30 mins for a night out is now down to 15. LOVE IT!!! If it's in the daytime, I usually just use this and a blush and that takes 5 mins!!! This is a must-try product for women on the go.
Different people apply this differently - some spray it directly onto the face in a "S" motion, but I find that this coverage is too full for my liking. I am going for more of a natural, second skin look... so I spray this foundation directly onto a brush and apply onto my skin in circles - blend, blend, blend!! The result is worth the price - a perfectly AIRBRUSHED look that looks natural and flawless. Many cosmetic companies claim their foundations will achieve an airbrushed look but not many live up to it's name.
I get so many compliments everytime I wear this. And when I know I'll be taking pictures that day, I wear this and the result is I have great skin like those models in magazines - I know right? Unbelievable. Having troubled skin like mine, having great pictures really makes my day (and only I know how troubled my skin is) =)
Ok. I tried it at a Dior makeover yesterday and I loooved the finish. It was gorgeous. Washed my face when I went to bed and then I woke up and I noticed red spots all over my face where I'm starting to break out =\.
I ADORE this product. I truly believe I have used 90% of foundations known to man & this is my ultimate favorite. Flawless coverage. Unbelievably quick to use. Just a few seconds & sprays and I'm done. Color is great - I use 400. I also love the fact that you can easily spray your neck & decollete (if you choose) to create a demarcation free application. I recommend wearing a thin shower-cap to avoid spraying your hair/hairline. I would also suggest NOT attempting to apply/spray this product while already dressed. Although I LOVE it, I admit that it does tend to produce a "light spray" on things other than just your face! ha. I have become accustomed to wiping it off of my vanity and even bathroom floor. If this is also a problem for you, I suggest putting an old bath towel under your vanity chair - or even a newspaper.
And yes, I admit, this must sound a bit cumbersome, but I gladly deal with the minor inconvenience for the fantastic result I achieve. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.
I am also a powder user & I do recommend a dusting of loose powder, as this finish could be considered a bit dewey....although it does appear less dewy if you let it sit for a few minutes. (I am now using MUF's new HD powder & am very pleased with it - go easy on the nose though & around the eyes as you can get a "too matte/dry" look fairly easily).
I only wish the product was less expensive. I agree with other reviewers that $60 is strong since I too can go through a can in 2 weeks (or less)!!!! Yikes!!! I tell myself everyday that I will only use Airflash 3 or 4 times a week to extend the life of my can, (haha) BUT find myself using it EVERY day as I am addicted to the SPEED of application and flawless finish.
Oh, by the way, I don't use a brush of any kind, although I have used many a foundation brush in the past. I spray it on directly out of the can and then just use my fingers to "tap tap tap" under my eyes, on my eyelids and around my nose & mouth to spread it out. I also just run my fingers lightly up & down my throught to ensure the coverage on my neck is smooth - and use my fingertips to gently blend around the hairline.
Sorry this review was so lengthy! As you can all see I am very passionate about this product & wanted to share my thoughts with anyone/everyone else who feels like they have searched forever for a foundation they will adore!!! continued >>