Average Rating 3.9/5
Review by casia
Am on a review-writing roll today, look out MUA! I am finally giving back to our community! :)
I love this foundation. Here is a little about my skin and foundation usage in general ...
About my foundation usage: I use powder foundations almost exclusively. Before Airflash, I could never stand the feel of foundation ... the tan fingers, the excess washed down the sink ... what a mess! Reminded me of caking it on in junior high or something. Not to mention I never found a good shade, it was always too pink, or too dry, or too matte, or too shimmery. Even with lots of spots to cover, I never liked foundation because it only accentuated my flaws and took TOO LONG to apply.
Enter Airflash: While I love it, I can see how some do not. I did a LOT of research before buying this, and how to apply it. I can't imagine spraying it on as it says. Tried it once and it got in my hair, all over the sink, a fine coating on my bathrobe, etc. No thanks! A sponge will just waste it; soaking up this expensive product isn't what you want to do. I don't own a foundation brush and didn't want to spend another $40 or so on one when I didn't think I would use this that much and maybe not even like it. I'd read that someone used a kabuki and this didn't sound like a good idea, but I tried it and it's great! Sounded messy, but no. I spray a quick spritz on the tip of the brush, apply it in a gentle circle on about 1/4 of my face and it works great. Almost all the foundation, if not all, comes off on your face so there is very little wastage or mess. My skin looks glowy and clear. I use it on days my skin is drier, or redder, or spottier, or just needs a little more coverage and color than a powder foundation. It feels light; almost like powder. For me, it is a little heavier of a feel than I am used to, but if you are used to liquid or a heavier foundation, I imagine this would be an awesome, lightweight treat!
Some say the finish is matte, some say dewy. It's more dewy than matte on me. The lighter I apply it, the more matte it is, and that is how I prefer it. Sometimes it's a little too dewy for my liking and accentuates pores. This is my only complaint about it. Strange, because it seems to apply differently each time, even when I do the exact same ritual, use a primer, etc. It's a little unpredictable, but I still like it, and if yu are fortunate enough to have better skin than I have, it might not be an issue for you.
About my skin: I have battled cystic acne and still do at 36. I have acne scars, fine lines, red spots--an overall mess. My skin isn't oily as is, but lots of cosmetics make it oily and just overall worse than it is. I have gotten very good at covering my messy face and finding products that work well for my very complex skin type.
If you're on the fence, get it from Sephora or somewhere with a generous return policy. It is certainly worth a try. The color selection is very limited, but because you can put it on lightly, I think most people could pull it off or tweak it with a light powder on top.
As with all my reviews, feel free to page me with questions as I have others! I know we spend a lot of time and money on all this stuff.