Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Review: Dior Airflash Foundation

I hadn't heard anything (positive or negative) about Dior's spray foundation before I tried it, so I really didn't know what to expect. I must admit I was rather sceptical about the idea of spraying on your foundation. Let's face it... this has the potential to be a total disaster!
You give the (rather large) 70ml can a good shake before use, then spray the fine mist about 20cm away from your face. Surprisingly, it didn't end up all over my clothes and in my hair, as I expected. Instead it was a dream to apply, giving me a light, even coverage. It's marketed as a light coverage foundation with a matte velvet finish, but it is easily buildable to a medium coverage, and I would consider the finish to be only semi-matte. After application, I tend to spray a little into the palm of my hand, then blend it using my finger on to any areas where I want a little more coverage.
I fell in love with this after one use, and over the past week I've been using it every day and seem to love it even more each time! It leaves your skin simply glowing, looking flawless but natural at the same time (the exact thing that most people are looking for in a foundation). It is for this reason, paired with the fact that it takes about 10 seconds to apply, that's it's my new foundation of the moment.
Before (ZERO makeup!)

After using Airflash alone (No primer, powder etc)
The spray application is also quite cooling and refreshing on the skin, perfect for summer! The staying power isn't phenomenal, but if you use a primer and setting spray or powder, then it will last you a good 6 hours. You can of course, top it up very easily if need be.

Overall, the only downside to this foundation is the price (but you were expecting that, it is Dior after all!) at £33. I can't believe there isn't more hype about this foundation online. It's simply lovely and has secured a place amongst my all time favourite bases.

You can pick up Dior Airflash foundation from Dior counters, or online from Debenhams. Priced at £33, available in (as far as I can see!) 5 shades.
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  1. it has great coverage, not that you need it anyway.
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    xx - B

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  2. I've always been curious about this foundation. It looks great! x

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  3. The foundation looks really nice! Not sure i'd spend that much on foundation though, but maybe the high street brands will follow the trend and create the same kind of product. :)

    Sophie Louise x

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  4. The foundation looks and sounds excellent! I haven't tried a foundation like this before, but I may need to try one soon! :)

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  5. Hi Fleur, I am very curious about how long can this foundation last since it is a spray. Would you let us know through a video or here on your blog? I wanted to purchase this product for quite some time though I think I will run out of it really soon and so it will not be worth the money.
    Thanks,xx

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  6. Sally Hansen used to do this kind of spray foundations:) I really want to ry it:) everytime you recommend something it turns out to be great:)

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  7. I was wondering the same thing as Simona, £33 is just about acceptable for an amazing foundation but not one that's going to run out after a couple of weeks. How many applications/how long do you think it will last you? Cx

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    1. I've used this before and it only lasts about three weeks. It's amazing! I bought it for $60(US) at Sephora.

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  8. Looks amazing on you! Too bad about the shade range (and price tag) though.

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    x

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  9. Which shade do you use Fleur? :) x

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  10. Looks really nice! Probably wouldn't try it though xx

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  11. This looks great on you. I can't believe it's not messy to use! Let us know how long the tube lasts. X

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  12. Wow that really does look amazing. It really baffles me how it doesn't get on your hair or clothes... Strange haha!

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    xox

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  13. oh wow, it looks great on your skin! Hmm.. the price is quite high though, am already saving up for the YSL one, so I think I will just put this on my wishlist haha x

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  14. It gives you an absolute flawless coverage!!

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    x

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  15. Your skin looks beautiful even without makeup! Thanks for sharing! I would love to see a video of the application on youtube, because I am curious about whether it applies like UD De Slick. Hope you have a good day! :)

    xx Veronica

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  16. Very interestig post, wanna try this foundation !

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  17. You look lovely fleur and you have perfect skin!

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  18. It looks so lovely! I'm also surprised there hasn't been more talk of it online.

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  19. I bought this foundation when I first moved to London (4 years ago?!) and although I liked it, I did what you ended up doing and tended to spray onto my hand then apply, I found because of the spray it ran out really quickly, and bearing in mind the price I stopped using it! I did like it though :)

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  20. I'm actually quite surprised with the result of this foundation...it looks great!
    I would love to see an application video of this! xxxxx
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  21. very nice coverage. makes your skin look flawless and natural.

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  22. looks lovely on your skin!!too bad is completely out of my budget for the moment =(

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  23. Such an interesting foundation, I wish the highstreet would pick up on it as £33 is too much for me! xx

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  24. Looks great on your skin, I love the idea of adding a little extra with your fingers too. Is it wrong I don't think £33 is too bad for a Dior foundation?!
    Would love to know how long the can lasts you.

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  25. I've always been so dubious about spray foundations due to the mess. I think I'm going to have to put one to the test!

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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  26. Oooh dunno if I could deal with bad staying power, but I wonder if there are testers at a Dior stand to have a try!

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  27. that's an interesting foundation and it looks great on you. but I think it's not the right one for me to use daily, because there is some foundation on your shoulders.
    xo Jasmine

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  28. this seems like an interesting concept, i wonder if we'll be seeing some drugstore dupes soon...?
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  29. Seems like an interesting way to put on foundation! Looks like it gives nice coverage!
    Beauty by T

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  30. I have never heard of this! It looks like it had good coverage though. Ten seconds to apply foundation is always going to be good in my book!
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    xx

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  31. it's look great on you, very flawless!

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  32. That just makes you skin look so flawless! Love it. xo

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  33. Does the foundation continue to spray well afte using it a bit? I've noticed that sometimes the spray isn't as fine after using some spray bottles for a while

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  34. This looks amazing, please demonstrate this in your video, would love to see it in action! :-)

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  36. My favourite foundation by far! I love this stuff <3 So nice to see that you do as well fleur.
    Madeline,
    xx
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  37. Got this foundation :) Personally, I love it! However it doesn't work on my friend haha xx

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  38. This has been around for ages! I remember my friend had this when we were 16 (now 22)but after a while the spray of the can started leaking :( which was so messy! Looks amazing though, I would be tempted to buy but depends on how long it lasts!

    Love your reviews!
    xxx

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  39. Glad you're having such luck with this so far! A spray application has the potential to be daunting, so it's great that the application has actually been quite easy. Looks great on your skin!

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  40. That's such a brilliant idea, It seems like it's taken ages for companies to get into the airbrush trend but I'm expecting to see way more high street imitations of this now - exciting stuff!
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    xxx

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  41. Quite dear for a foundation but that is expected, amazing concept though. Hopefully some lower priced brands will use the idea soon hahaa xxx

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  42. Looks like a cool concept but I'd be worried about the mess :) Laura x

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  43. So lovely. Sadly it's even more expensive in the US, $62... :/

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  44. Awesome! Looks lovely on you! :) xxx

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  45. I really want to try this, I'd like to know if it's any good for oilier skin, if anyone with oily skin has tried it? Such a good post!

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    Grace x

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  46. Your skin looks amazing! I must give this a go when I have the need for a new foundation - I like the spray idea - its something i havent seen before xx

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  47. This sounds great, I imagined that it would not have been that good. Definitely tempted to give it a go now
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  48. Looks fab! Not too sure how I feel about the spray application though! xxx
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  49. I really like the look of this foundation!! I just worry about how long it will last

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  50. If I had your skin I would never wear foundation! :O

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  51. Absolutely terrific review - looks like a really nice foundation and I hadn't heard anything about it beforehand!

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  52. Love the idea of this Fleur! you are so pretty! xo.

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  53. This is being discontinued Fleur so stock up if you've really fallen in love with it! (My co-worker at Dior has told me) xx

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    1. I was told the same when I wanted to repurchase it. I live in Switzerland though and thought it might be only here. Sadly it seems to be the same in the UK.
      I hope to find some more bottles somewhere but unfortunately the price is too high to stock up on it till kingdom come :-)

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  54. This just seems like DIY spray tan - use it and end up with a big mark behind you on your wall! Shame - it looks really good!
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  55. Nice job! I can't wait to try this out. I have no idea how you started with your blogging, but I sure am trying. Love what you do and check me out sometime if you get a chance :)
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  56. wow this looks really nice on you! cool idea aswell!

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  57. This is amazing and so is your skin! Flawless fleur!xx

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  58. Looks amazing :) xxx

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