Fab or Fad: Dior’s Airflash Spray Foundation

FaborFad_6-14By Delanah Reudink, Beauty Editor

Dior’s Airflash Spray Foundation has received quite a bit of attention from beauty bloggers and fashion magazines as a splurge-worthy must-have, and despite my frugal tendencies, I was eager to try this raved-about product.  Being a newbie to spray foundation, I booked a consultation with a Dior makeup artist to get the right application tips. And hey, it didn’t hurt that I had a black tie event to attend later that night.

As my face was “flashed” with foundation, I was intrigued by the application method, which included a mix of spraying and blending with a flat makeup brush.  No powder was needed, and the Airflash Spray Foundation left my skin looking radiant.  The full coverage was just what I was looking for, and I was impressed with the results. So after hearing that the product would “last me FOREVER”, I decided to spend the $62 to ensure that I would look amazing for the rest of my life.  I left the makeup counter with a mix of guilt and glory as I headed to my special event.

As the special night ended, I took one last glance at my glorious makeup job.  Much to my dismay, I noticed that somehow my foundation had shifted…this clearly must have been from all the dancing. But come to think of it, there was no dancing at this particular event.  Disappointed, but hopeful for what tomorrow would bring, I washed my faced and headed to bed.

The next morning, I was eager to prove that my “makeup mishap” was a fluke, so I gave the Airflash Spray Foundation another try.   I had no reason to look especially great that day, and it’s probably a good thing. Consistently checking the mirror to see how my makeup was holding up, I began to realize that my $62 foundation wasn’t quite all it was chalked up to be.  I was left with uneven, blotchy skin.

Determined to believe all the rave reviews about my expensive foundation, I gave it at least 5 more tries…only to be let down each and every time.  Finally, I gave up and took the product back.

Maybe this foundation works great for some people, possibly those with amazing, flawless skin.  Unfortunately, for the rest of us, I have to call this one a fad.

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