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rated 3 of 5 on 4/19/2007 8:42:00 PM More reviews by Sunscreen1

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

When I wore this out two people said I looked orange. I have the 200. This foundation has a really nice finish but looks really, really bad if you use it as concealer like the salesperson at dior told me to do. So not worth 60 bucks. I switched to Flirt Act Natural Tinted Moisturizer, which I am now in love with! Plus,it's a steal at only 12 bucks!!

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rated 5 of 5 on 4/19/2007 8:12:00 PM More reviews by Jaemi

Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

The best foundation! I get compliments all the time about how nice my skin looks. It's expensive, but worth it.

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rated 3 of 5 on 4/2/2007 4:04:00 PM More reviews by christine21

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I kind of have mixed feelings about this product, I'm a huge Dior addict and as soon as it came out I bought a can, with high hopes of it giving me a flawless, photoshopped look. I'm only 16 and still in high school but I've taken classes in cosmetology and make up artistry, I've tried every single foundation there is out there...and to be honest it wasn't that great. The coverage isn't that wonderful, nice for a natural look I suppose...there's hardly any shades to chose from, and it didn't last very long without me having to add touch ups with my Chanel powder foundation.

All in all...it didn't look BAD, but it wasn't perfect either. And perfection is what I need. :) I use Lancome foundation now and I find it works much better.

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rated 4 of 5 on 3/10/2007 1:29:00 AM More reviews by bebe426

Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I absolutely love the Airflash, especially after they changed the spray (it's a lot finer than previously) and the size is bigger too (more bang for the buck). I love this foundation because it leaves your skin glowy and illuminating. I usually use it alone during the day but at night I would use it to set my makeup. It does take a little getting used to spraying a foundation on and to not get it around the hair line but once you get the hang of it, you will love it! It's fast and simple and although a little pricey, it feels much better than some other foundations on the market.

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rated 3 of 5 on 3/9/2007 12:31:00 PM More reviews by annalobodziec

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I bought this product,because someone promised me flawless look and natural finish.So what I really think about that.I think that no 3 is great for those with warm,a bit tanned skin,no 2 is just pink and no 1 very light.I like to use it on the top on my normal liquid foundation, so then it gives a flawless finish,when I use it alone is not enought coverage for me,but still perfect for night out.When use alone is natural,but you not gonna see the efects,if you will use to much you will see powder on your face.I reccomend this to use on special nights on top of other foundation.Sorry for my English.
I tried SKII air brush foundation and to compare,SKII is more expensive-a lot of more and is advised to use it on top of make up,but the effects are spectacular-great skin.Dior is more havy.

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rated 3 of 5 on 3/7/2007 10:10:00 PM More reviews by bikini21

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Black

Went to Sephora to buy it after reading the great reviews here, but they were out of #300 (only shade out of the 4 available that looked similar to my shade).. and so went to Macys and bought it at the Dior counter for 60.00 beans! One of 2 most expensive foundations I have bought so far... other one is the Custom Blend from Prescriptives.

I tried the AirFlash two days later, and it honestly is kind of hard to spray evenly onto my face... I used the circular motions that some recommended in other reviews, but it came out gunky and it is hard to keep my finger at the same pressure for my entire face (gets really tiring!). As it turns out, some parts were a little heavier-looking, and I had to use my Bobbie Brown foundation brush and blend it to other face parts so that it wouldn't looks so uneven. The nose is particularly difficult to spray due to the angles of the nose. The spray really got everywhere! On my eyelashes (had to put on extra extra mascara to cover the foundation color) and my eyebrows (used hot water on paper towel to remove) and worst of all is it went all over my hair! And it really stayed put on your hairline.. so, you have to use water to get rid of the foundation, which would be bad if you had styled your hair a particular style... but I didn't that day and I just used water to rub out the foundation.

As for the wear, it really does wear well.. from morning to night, and I was out for 10+ hours, and it looked really fresh up until I removed it.

All in all, I have had this foundation for about 1.5 weeks and I only used it ONCE. I think it is a hassle putting it on: you need a steady finger pressure, aerosol makes it go everywhere, and you need to retouch with foundation brush on over-sprayed spots and the nose areas. As much as I wanted to like the Dior AirFlash, I would not buy this again.. you can just save money and buy a professional airbrush system if you really want the airbrushed look! Hmm.. that's a thought for me! Hope this is hopeful to those debating to get this or not! It is a steep investment! ($60 for a can; 4 shades)

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/22/2007 9:57:00 AM More reviews by MonikaG

Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I love this foundation. It gives such a great finish. My skin has this healthy natural glow and all the imperfections are gone. I am so happy I came upon this at the Dior counter. It is my first Dior purchase and the price was well worth it. I will buy again and again and again. I hope it never gets discontinued!!!!!!!!

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/16/2007 7:40:00 AM More reviews by Zodan

Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Other

This is the best foundation I have ever used. It comes on perfect, covers so well (just put concealer on first) and you can build it up if your skin is bad.
Only downsides are that it finishes quickly and it's a bit expensive.
But totally worth it for fabulous looking skin!

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 2/4/2007 1:58:00 AM More reviews by stingrae1625

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel

This is AMAZING. I bought it (#300) for my wedding back in October, as I decided after several failed pro makeup trials to do my own. I wanted something that would be easy to apply perfectly with a flawless finish, and that would photograph well. This DELIVERED on all counts. It was SUPER easy to spray on (had it perfect by the second try) and it made my face look like a perfectly airbrushed magazine makeup ad. With Smashbox PhotoFinish underneath, that was ALL I used on my face. No need to set with powder. I have weird skin, so I blot all my makeup before leaving the house with blotting papers. One blot was enough to keep it perfect for the rest of the night even without powder over it. It looked like satin. The only miniscule complaint is that my skin felt a little tight, as I have really dry skin, but this was NOT that bad...similar to the feeling of when I apply my Bare Minerals (my everyday HG) with the kabuki brush. The photos of my face from the wedding were SUPERB. I could not have gotten better results with a pro artist. Even my very upscale photographer commented that my skin was amazing in the photographs - now THAT'S something!!!

Yes, it's pricey. I don't wear anything more than BE on a daily basis, but if I did, this would be my everyday HG. It's DEFINITELY my special occasion/made up HG! I have found in the past that liquid or creme foundations leave my skin shiny after just a short time and get creases when I smile which adds years onto my appearance. I used my normal moisturizer under this and had no greasies after my usual one blotting. Oh, and I didn't break out later!

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rated 1 of 5 top reviewer on 12/16/2006 6:28:00 PM More reviews by amara_lani

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

This is definitely the most expensive foundation I have ever purchased. I thought I would save it for special occasions or when going out, but I have ended up using it on most days. I can achieve a very natural, flawless, beautiful look with this. The Christian Dior national artist at Nordstrom's Trend Show taught me how to apply it for the most natural finish - always apply a good moisturizer with SPF first, and eye cream, and then apply any serums you may wish to use. Then, with hair pulled back away from face, shake can 5x and spray lightly across the cheeks and bridge of nose, and blend in with a dry sponge or foundation brush. Finally, lightly spray a tiny amount on the forehead and chin and blend in. The coverage is excellent and I like that I can layer it as necessary to cover a few discolorations and scars on my cheek. I use the 200 color, a perfect match for my skin tone. It is very necessary for me to apply bronzer and blush after this to give my face some color and depth. I will probably repurchase this since it is the perfect amount of coverage, just where I need it. Perfect for days when I want to add a little lipcolor, mascara and eye liner and run out the door.

Update 10/17/08:
Butane as an ingredient? Are you kidding me? Even the makeup artist tried to get me to buy a different product from Dior, "a little less toxic" were her exact words. Anyhow, I am eschewing all department store brands (with the exception of Pangea which some Nordstrom stores started carrying!!) My foundation preferences: Suki, Terra Frima, Alima Satin Matte.

**I reserve a 5-lippie rating for products that shine above the rest in terms of efficacy, and based on toxicity and comedogenicity. I have a strong interest in consumer health and setting higher standards for the beauty industry. I extensively research products developed with consumer health in mind. This is my personal quest to find the best-quality products. We shouldn't have to choose between beauty and health.**

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