Flawless Finish: Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation

Foundation Type: Aeresol/Spray
Skin Type: Normal/Combination
Coverage: Medium to Full 
Finish: Radiant

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):

FACE
Diorskin Airflash Foundation (500)
NARS Multiple in G-Spot
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder (Bronze-01)
EYES
Chantecaille Save The Sharks Palette:
Great White Water shadow on lids and under waterline
Great White Fin shadow on inner corners
Guerlain Retractable Pencil in Gold on waterline
Burberry Effortless Mascara
LIPS
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Suspense
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8 comments

  1. Deana39 says:

    It looks good on your skin. I'm a big fan of Dior

  2. Thanks Deana! 🙂 A learning curve is necessary to use this foundation, but I think that once you get the hang of it… it works beautifully.

  3. Lenora says:

    I gotta hit the Dior counter to try this out

  4. You look gorgeous. I've been a long time admirer of your blog/work, thought it was time to say hello! I'm considering getting this foundation but I'll be buying it unseen. Would you have any idea if 400 Honey would be the right shade for a MAC NC35-40?Thank you!

  5. Hi Nazia! I think that 400 would definitely work. 500 would be too dark for sure. If you're going to buy it, get it from Sephora so that you don't have to stress about returns, just in case it doesn't work out. I hope it's perfect for you!Thank you so much for the compliment, and thank you for reading the blog!

  6. Thank you so much for the reply! Unfortunately I'm in the UK so no Sephora for me – sad times!But I have a feeling this will be great on me during the summer so I really appreciate the advice. Nazia x

  7. You're so welcome! I think you will love it. It's the best 'aerosol' foundation that I've ever come across.

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