Foundation Type: Aeresol/Spray
Skin Type: Normal/Combination
Coverage: Medium to Full
One of the makeup items featured at the Nordstrom Trend Event was the Diorskin Airflash Foundation. The selling point for the event is that you can go beyond your face, to wear the foundation on any part of your body that needs a little extra ‘attention.’ Prior to the announcement, I never gave the foundation a second thought. It’s pricey ($60+) and for the amount of product you get (and depending on what you use per spray), you’re likely to go through a canister rather quickly, especially if you’re going beyond your face.
Then I hit the internet to see who was doing what with the foundation. I didn’t find much in the way of body makeup… but I found a ton of videos/reviews with folks who found all manner of ways to use this foundation (including some folks who sprayed like half the can in a single setting) on their faces. On the brush, on the fingers first, and directly on the face. The versatility (and wide range of techniques) made me want to try some things out myself.
I’m the color 500 (Dark Beige). For comparison, I’m MAC NC-43/44 with yellow undertones. This foundation accounts for my undertones, so I don’t look ‘muddy’ when I put it on. Now… I was a little freaked out at first because it sprays lighter than the actual color it ends up being. But the color adjusts nicely a few minutes after it sets.
The ‘setting’ part is key… this foundation sets in about 10 seconds. So you have to have it blended out (I do recommend that you blend it. I saw a few videos on the internet where folks did a ‘spray and go’ and ended up looking really ‘masky’) before it sets. You can use a very dense fluffy foundation brush (or one of those horrid duo-fibres) to get the job done.
For purposes of this post, I blended out with my fingers:
A word about the coverage. It’s full. It’s serious. And if you use too much, you end up looking like you’re wearing a foundation mask. It’s not completely weightless… I did feel this foundation on my skin. Once it sets, it doesn’t move… even on my oily skin. I was paranoid throughout the day and pulled out my mirror to blot — only to discover that I didn’t need to. Used properly (and sparingly), this foundation looks amazing, especially in pictures. I’d definitely recommend it for brides, editorials, and headshots. It loves the camera.
I wore it in an FOTD (and used my Cover FX fluffy foundation brush to set it):