You know those canisters of spray paint used for childhood mischief, painting figurines, or colouring dings on cars that have seen far better days? That but it’s for your face.
The product can be used as a stand alone foundation or on top of another foundation ‘to make it look airbrushed’… I decided in the name of science and in the hope of speeding up my make-up routine, to give it a bash. It retails in most department stores for £34.00 so is on the higher end of the cosmetic spectrum.
As is standard with Dior, the packaging was very sleek and stylish. The canister itself seems generous, holding 70ml as opposed to the standard 30ml foundation size. I’m not sure how this translates in terms of the difference between aerosol and liquid.
Insofar as ‘user friendliness’ I suspect it’s much easier to spray it onto a buffing brush and then apply onto your face in circular motions- but where is the fun in that? I sprayed it onto my face as though my face was a beaten up Vauxhall Nova. Good coverage; too good in fact. I covered my face, neck (no foundation lines- bonus!) torso, and hair in a liberal shade of pale. For the ten seconds it took me to apply, yes, it was fantastic and only needed to be blended a bit around my eyes and nose… But it was a right bugger to meticulously remove from my hair, ears, etc.
I think if sprayed onto your face you lose a lot of product which is possibly why it is larger than a standard foundation. It has good coverage,sat really well, and remained nice all day even in wind and rain as my other Dior foundations do, and was pretty much the same price. It’s a good product and not just for the novelty of it being a spray. On balance, I’d rather stick with normal liquid foundation as it turns out to be less effort but I shall keep this to use to ‘finish’ other foundations to give them an airbrushed glow.