Bright Idea: Spray Foundation

03/19/2007 at 03:30 PM ET

I hate the feeling of caked-on foundation so when I heard about Dior’s AirFlash, I had to try it. It was a little scary applying foundation like hairspray to my face, but it was suprisingly airy and fresh! It didn’t get on my clothes or hair and was easy to blend with a brush. The mother of pearl pigments felt light and soft on my face, and after about eight hours of dinner and dancing, it still felt like I had just applied–no running down my face, cracking or clumping. It’s no wonder Emmy Rossum refuses to wear anything but AirFlash. It can be bought at sephora.com for $60 a bottle. Would you try this spray foundation? I promise, once you do you’ll be hooked!- Andrea DeSimone

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rachel on

Awesome idea!
love to buy it!

May on

I dont wear foundation, but the idea sounds great.

jennifer in tulsa on

Wouldn’t you run the risk of getting the stuff in your hair? I don’t think I’ll be trying it.

KT from Cda on

Nice idea but too much mulla!

Faye on

Too expensive.

Tiffany on

I found it on eBay for $25! That is the Buy It Now price with just $4.99 for shipping. Not bad! I am going to try it out because I am sick of applying foundation with my hands. Yuck!

Mary on

It’s an interesting idea, even though I don’t wear foundation. However, if it’s anything like the Sally Hansen spray-on leg makeup (which doesn’t work too well), it wouldn’t be worth the $60.

KM on

They use spray-on foundation on TLC’s What Not To Wear all the time and their contestants look great. My only problem is the price. If there’s a cheaper version I’ll be sure to buy.

Dawn on

I can’t pay 60 bucks for foundation. I have to set limits and that is one of them. And with summer coming i won’t need foundation.

Lis on

it sounds good but i’m still skeptical, how can you apply this without getting it on your hair or clothes? Might try it if theres a cheaper version.

Sophia on

I love Dior’s make up! I own Diorshow mascara and it’s the best out there! so this looks like a must!!

yvette on

has anyone tried the sally hansen version of this foundation? I am tempted to try that one out, but at $9.00 it’s still kinda pricey!

Nikki on

MAC also has spray on foundation for a little cheaper!

crl on

On the TLC show “What Not To Wear,” the makeup artist on the show, Carmindy, SWEARS by airbrushed foundation like this. She usually sprays it onto a sponge that has some facial moisturizer on it, and then blends it onto the face with the sponge. It always looks pretty natural on the show, and I haven’t ever seen anyone get it onto their hair…

sarah on

this is my favourite foundation! ive been using it for abuot a year. its so light and it has staying power. i would definately recommend it.

rachel b. on

Spray foundation? Dior has got to be a genious or what.

Elda on

i seldom use foundation but i think it’s a great invention for people on the the go and when you don’t have much time!!

swtnsleepy on

I think MAC had something similar awhile back but I was too scared to use it. My friends really love it though!

Gabbi on

its awesome.. i use a shower cap when i spray it on but its really good, I have the bronzer spray on to and it works really great!!!!!! I got it for cheap but thats cus my mom works on 5th ave in a department store.

erica on

Wow! 9 dollars is pricey for spray on foundation??
I think there’s someone in the world who’s actually cheaper than me!! Just kidding! I’m pretty cheap too, I buy my maybelline lipsticks as the dollar store, but I also have a 30 dollar Chanel lipstick splurge every so often!

Yulia on

Actually its not a new product. it was released last year. and as most of us i was afraid that it will be on my hair and cloths BUT you dont have to hold it far from your face (as you use mineral sprays for the face). Shake it well and hold it closer to your skin, then use your hands(not for you, Tiffany, sorry :)) to spreed it evenly. It realy gives natural look without oily appearance. Maybe a bit too expansive but the bottle lasts long. My verdict: it’s worth to try it. p.s. didnt you think that i am working for SOME cosmetic company and trying to persuade you here? no, i am not :)

Yulia on

Actually its not a new product. it was released last year. and as most of us i was afraid that it will be on my hair and cloths BUT you dont have to hold it far from your face (as you use mineral sprays for the face). Shake it well and hold it closer to your skin, then use your hands(not for you, Tiffany, sorry :)) to spreed it evenly. It realy gives natural look without oily appearance. Maybe a bit too expansive but the bottle lasts long. My verdict: it’s worth to try it. p.s. didnt you think that i am working for SOME cosmetic company and trying to persuade you here? no, i am not :)

stephanie on

MAC has a similar foundation that’s only $28.50. I’ve heard that it works really well, and the price is a lot better!

Jennifer on

I’d love to try it but the price puts me off. I avoid foundation as much as possible because I can’t stand the feeling of having clogged skin, I’ve been thinking about trying the Dior for some time but I just can’t bring myself to shell out $60 on a maybe. So I’ll be waiting for one of the other premium brands to bring out a slightly cheaper version. Plus the lightest colour looks like it would be orange on my superpale skin.

Stacie on

I would totally try it! But right now I’m hooked on mousse foundation, so fabulous!

Dixie Marie on

I agree with most here that it is a great idea but a bit too pricey. I would love to try it though.

Melissa on

Like KM said, they use spray-on fondation on TLC’s What Not to Wear, except they spray it on a sponge first and then apply it. I’m still trying to find out the brand of the fondation Carmindy, the makeup artist in the show, uses. Hopefully, it’s cheaper than this one.

Samantha on

wouldn’t you accidetily spray that in your hair? and it would be difficult to make even.

Kat on

I’d love to try it for the rare occasions I do wear foundation, but it’s WAAAYYYY too expensive!

Ashley on

Way too expensive for me. I am also skeptical, just don’t know how you would get it even and keep it from running or rubbing off, etc. Kinda like a “spray-on face”??? Not for me. I will stick to my Loreal.

Gina on

I believe the one that is used on What Not to Wear is ERA Face Spray-on foundation. It runs about $40.

Leah on

Melissa, the brand Carmindy uses is Classified’s Era Face Foundation. I read it costs about $55 but also read that Suzanne Somers has the same thing in her makeup line sold on HSN for about half the price – made by the same manufacturer and with slightly different color names but is supposedly the exact same product. “If you use a spray foundation YOU must apply with sponge..It will give you a great finish..Use a moisturizer underneath to give it something smooth to glide on..and then a light dusting of powder..” (from another web site). Someone on that site also said they’d tried the Sally Hansen product and loved it.

Hmm on

“Emmy Rossum refuses to wear anything but AirFlash”… Hmm, if my face is going to end up looking as un-natural as hers…I’ll pass.

Crystal on

CRL…
The foundation that they use on TLC’s “What Not To Wear is Sally Hanson’s spray on foundation. Carmendie (the make-up artist) actually sprays the foundation unto a sponge and then applies it to the skin. It is supposed to be a fresher more natural look, and you dont have to worry about getting it on your clothes or hair when applied this way. I havent tried it, but I have seen it in the store.

As for this product. Wayyyy too expensive. I use Bare Essentials and love it. It’s only $25 and it last for at least 4 months, and feels like you have nothing on at all. Love, love, love!!

Kristen Y on

I’d try it, but it seems like the kind of make-up that will break your face out

Margo on

I would so wear this foundation! I have been wearing Sally Hansen airbrush make-up for a year now. Once you try it you will never use liquid again!

Stephanie on

Lumene makes one too, as well as ERA, Suzanne Somers, Sally Hansen and Dior. A lot of pro companies make foundations that are intended for air brush guns. But if you’re going to spray the foundation on a sponge, I don’t see the point.

Lucy on

another great product for the rich.

julie on

Thanks for the tip to look on ebay. I bought a trial size for 15 dollars. I think emmy looks beautiful and natural so I thought I’d buy this to give it a try. I need something that won’t run when I work my 12hr or 16hr shifts. Also something for the wedding day would be nice!

Tiffany on

Its a different idia, id be a little afraid of getting it on my cloths or in my hair tho. Price a little to high for my tast to.

Faaiza on

Sounds cool I suppose, but Ouch on the price….plus I tried Bare Essentuals the first time this past Christmas…..and I still have the complete set (which cost about the same). And now that I’ve tried it ….I LOVE IT!!! So natural feeling and you can sleep in it!!!

speshel on

The spray foundation that is used by Carmady is Era Face by Classified Cosmetics. It’s $55. I haven’t found it anywhere cheaper yet. Still looking.

leslie on

I bought this spary foundation and it feels great it feels like u have nothing on and it looks like u have flawless skin it is worth everypenny if u want to look like u went to a professional to do ur makeup but it is not easy to apply the first time after the third time u get the hang of it u have to be careful it can get on ur hair and cloths but if it is out of some people price range mac is great and not as expensive

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