First of all, my skin type is oily to combination and my skin color is fair to medium. I have acne-pron skin, but I only tend to breakout on my chin, cheeks, and forhead. It's minimal, but my pores are still noticable close up.
Now on to the review: I love this product because it is a light coverage foundation. It dries really fast on my face and blends very well into my skin. I look like I don't even have any foundation on. To me, it's enough coverage for my dark circles and any redness. After applying it on, I just set it with a mineral powder and I'm set to go! It stays on my face the whole day.
The only thing I do not like is the price. Luckly I found a coupon on the Sally Hansen website. Overall, I would purchase this foundation again.
Wow, I have no idea why this is getting such great reviews. I have used both the Dior Airflash, the Napoleon Perdis Boudoir Mist AND a professional airbrush gun, just so you know what my point of reference is.
I was doing a gig where I really didn't want to haul my airbrush gun, I needed to do 2 model's foundations quickly but didn't really want to use up my expensive spray foundations. So I went to CVS and bought these figuring that one aerosol foundation is just as good as another one that costs more. Boy, was I wrong.
I am used to both the Dior and the NP ones where you can comfortably spray the face straight from the can at about 8-10 inches from the face no problem. Sure, you do get a bit of product that aerosolizes and wasted but for the most part, the majority of what you spray hits the face. The product comes out at about the same strength as any Evian spray water.
This stuff is WAY different. Having never used it before, I though I could use it the same as I used the other two. WRONG. The foundation shoots out of this so strongly that I kid you not, it was literally akin to taking spray paint to the face. It was similar to trying to spray out of an airbrush gun with the PSI on your compressor set WAY WAY too high. There is absolutely no graceful way to spray this onto the skin. I had to spray this SO far back from the model's face that the majority of it just went into the air and not on the skin. It took me about 20 seconds to realize that this stuff was NOT going to work well that I ultimately just grabbed my Napoleon Perdis stuff that, thank god, I did pack with me "just in case".
I always saw Carmindy spraying onto a sponge first and then applying it to the face from the sponge so maybe that is how this is intended to be applied. If that's the case, how stupid is that. What's the damn point of buying a SPRAY foundation if you aren't SPRAYING IT ONTO THE FACE? If I wanted to sponge apply something, I'd just use my standard liquid foundations! Isn't the whole freakin' point of a aerosol can foundation to mimic an airbrush application?
Thank goodness CVS has such a great return policy. I returned all three that I bought (the one I used and the 2 I didn't open) the very next day.
I can't really speak much for the color selection. It shot out of the can so violently, I didn't give the product much chance before I bailed on it.
The most terrible smelling product. It has a really rank smell and overlaying it is a plastic flowery scent. I still tried it on my face and coverage was nil. Price is pretty expensive for a drug store brand so that just added to my disappointment.
About a month ago I fell down face-forward and had to get 15 stitches from my nose to my chin.
This wound are is healing well thanks to two cosmetic dermatologists who used plastic surgery stitch technique for the wound site. I will probably have about 1 inch of barely visible scar just to the right of my chin. The rest of the scar area has already healed with no scarring at all (yay!).
Healing hint: use Kelo-cote (no prescription, but $40.00 for a small tube) and Biafine (prescription covered by my insurance to $35.00). Biafine is sold on amazon.com IIRC.
Kelo-cote for the thin scar lines and Biafine for the wide ones.
Anyway, during this healing period I've tried several concealers (Laura Mercier, Jane Iredale) and a stick foundation (Becca) , and a liquid foundation (Clinique) and none of them cover the irregular cut mark like the Airbrush Spray Makeup by Carmindy.
I bought it at CVS for $15.49 (California). Had to check out three CVS stores before finding the store that had this item.
Its really the spray-on technique that enables the foundation to get into the hard-to-cover sections.
For reference, I'm a MAC NC-25 and the Light is a shade too light for me. However its perfect for the wound site since the tissue is redder than surrounding skin.
I shake the can for about 20 seconds and hold it about 8 inches from the wound area and I get excellent coverage.
I need just a single spray (spray on directly) and use a latex foam wedge to smooth it out and feather into the surrounding skin.
This Airbrush foundation was a surprise for me. Surprise in that it actually looks good on me. the color was spot on for my skin. Typically I find most foundations oxidize on me after an hour, turning orangy and dark. Maybe it's my skins Ph, I'm not sure why. I was in CVS actually looking at Physician's mineral makeup when this caught my eye. I had a can of Dior's Airbrush in a can makeup. Dior's colors were limited and the lightest made me look dead and the next one up was way too dark. But I did like the look that airbrush makeup gives you. Having coupon in hand, I decided to buy this little can. It's rather small for the price, but I took a chance on it
. After exfoliating, moisturizing and using a little primer (Lorac Aqua), I put my hair back in a ponytail and towel around my face to keep the makeup from getting in my hair. I sprayed a fine mist and then damp sponged it into my skin by dabbing on (Never smear with a sponge). It looked ok. I let it dry. Put a little concealer on and then a second pass with the spray, dab with sponge and wow. The second coat made a difference. It looked like my skin, but much better. I typically need a medium to heavy coverage, thus the two coats. I can see one coat being ok for most people for daytime. It looks very natural. I am impressed. I've always loved Carmindy's Makeup techniques and flattering not over the top style. I think she does "Classic" makeup which looks good on every woman. I'm thrilled and plan to pick up some more with my CVS Bonus rewards next quarter. My only complaint (Thus the 4 stars) is it's too expensive for such a small bottle. But I will say that if I get results like this, I will continue to buy it.
I'm also on Tazorac, very drying. so if you are very dry, exfoliate, moisturize first. I am using Vitamin E Oil and jojoba which sinks into the skin giving it a nice base for makeup. This is good for Oilier/Combo skins. I still had to powder my T-zone, as I'm very oily there.
I'm taking this back because it just doesn't look great and frankly I think it's expensive for how small the can is. The colour oxidizes slightly and it wore off so fast that I needed to reapply and then it just didn't look very "natural".
The coverage is pretty light, but it can be built up. It looks pretty natural in daylight which is a huge plus. I wouldn't recommend this foundation for going out at night though because it is a little too light. A couple of things I didn't like about it is that there isn't a lot of makeup in the tiny spray can and the colors are very limited.
LOVE IT! It's my absolute new favorite. I've tried basically ever foundation out there, whether it be high end or drugstore - and this one is definitely the best. My skin color is always kind of difficult to find a great color match with it, but the Medium in this line certainly matched it! I'm so happy with the results. I didn't break out from using it. It's really simple and fast to apply. It's medium coverage but it feels so light on my face. I can take flash pictures without my face looking white in the photos. I'm just in love with this foundation and I didn't realize it would be this good! It's about $13.89 or something around that, but it's worth it to get great results. I'd recommend it for sure, it's worth a try! Hope you all love it just like me.
Update: I stopped using it a long time ago because I realized it made me look terribly orange! I'm already tan & even the lightest shade still had this orange cast on it especially when in the sun. It goes on nicely and everything, but it doesn't matter when you end up looking like a oompa lumpa. continued >>
Let me start off by saying i've never had good experience with ANY type of foundations or concealers!
I tried Revlon and covergirl and they both were SO crap!
I also want to add that my skin is not too dry, not too oily rarley any pimples, it's pretty smooth..
So i was wondering my local Dollarama when sally Hansen caught my eye, i mean what were their products doing in the dollar store?
It really intrigued me because their products usually cost about 5-9 dollars, and they were giving them for what, like 2 bucks?!?! I HAD to try it!
I had a party to go to that day, so i just sprayed some on my hand and used a makeup sponge to dab it onto my face. Right away i could feel this stuff was AMAZING! It glides on, it's color pigmentations are great (i used medium to deep) it's not too oily, and it DOESN'T flake much on yuor skin at all, i admit therewere a FEW tiny weeeeny patches, but not anything noticeable. I admit i exfoliated and moisturized before using this product, but the results were AMAZING! This product is a definite repurchase, infact i think ill go back this week and re-purchase some more just in case ;)
LOVED this product. Didn't expect it to be very good but it's great. At first it looks like it doesn't do much but after a few minutes of settling into your skin it looks flawless, especially with powder. Also, you don't need much and it doesn't look like you're wearing makeup at all. Definitely will buy again