Perfect Skin in a Flash! – Dior Airflash Spray Foundation Review + Swatch


Dior, Face Products, Foundation / Thursday, August 30th, 2012

 

Well, in keeping with my lazy ways, I’m sticking with my “spray” products this week. This is the first and potentially only piece of Dior I will ever own – unless that Khaki Quad keeps popping up in my blog roll, I swear I’ll buy it if I see it one more time! Anyway, who doesn’t want the easiest and quickest way to apply makeup on those early mornings? Between this Dior Airflash Spray Foundation and my Bourjois Delice de Soleil spray bronzer I could potentially be out of the house in seconds, but I make it more difficult than that for myself.

 

 

It’s true that you can hold this little can about 12″ from your face and spray in an “S” shape for light, matte coverage – but for a few reasons, I don’t use it that way. Reason #1) It builds up in your brows, lashes and hair line (not a good look), #2) It only gives light coverage, I need a little more, and #3) I feel like I waste product – and if I’m paying $58 for a foundation I am NOT wasting ANY! So, I came up with a new way to apply it, still easy but gives better coverage and less waste. I spray 2-3 quick sprays on my Beauty Blender sponge and stipple on my face. This way I can get more coverage where I need it and blend out. This foundation has quite a matte finish and can appear cakey if you apply too much. The coverage is good with very little product so you probably won’t get to “cake-face” territory.

 

 

This is obviously a condensed spray swatch, but as you can see shade 200 is perfect for my skin! No orange undertone and no pink undertone. This foundation is light as air when applied and if feels like you have nothing on your skin. The coverage is medium-full when applied with my sponge or brush and it really stays all day (and stays matte). Honestly, I never thought I would say this but this foundation just might be worth the $58 CAD price tag (no mom, I didn’t personally pay that much).

 

 

This is a swatch of the foundation blended out, as you can see there aren’t any traces of it to the naked eye! If you’re looking for a matte, stay-all-day foundation and like the idea of a spray and light-as-air feel I would recommend this! I know the price is kind of astronomical but you only use a little bit each time and flawless skin is always in (and worth investing in!). Have you tried a spray foundation? Do you like it?

 

Summary

Dior Airflash Spray Foundation
$58 CAD
Available at: Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Department Stores