Hi Makeup Geeks!
It’s been a little bit since I did a product smackdown (yes, I’ve been slacking this summer ;) ) If you’re new and haven’t seen any of my previous product smackdowns before, it’s where I do a comparison of two exact same products: one high end and one cheaper version. I compare all the qualities both good and bad, and pick a winner. This way you can save some money if the cheaper version is better! (more money to buy some more shoes- oh yeah!)
DiorSkin Airflash Foundation
I have been using this aerosol foundation for over a year now and absolutely love it! What I don’t love is the price. At over $60 a pop, I could be getting a mani/pedi or a pair of cute shoes or something. BUT, I won’t be mad at Dior for this high price as it still is a wonderful product.
I don’t use it but a few times a month- usually when I’m in a hurry as it’s very quick to get that flawless finish. Just spray and go! If you’d like to
- Quick and easy to use
- Great coverage- is buildable. The more you spray on, the more coverage you get
- Finish is flawless. It doesn’t look cakey or heavy and it has an almost airbrushed look
- Comes in 10 colors
- Too expensive
Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation
Awhile back, Sephora had another aerosol foundation that sucked. Yep, it sucked REALLY bad. Came out in a messy blob, smelled funny, didn’t cover your skin at all. Was horrible! So I wasn’t so excited to try this one out, but decided to give it another shot anyways. I have to say that this isn’t like the old one at all- I’m really impressed! Nice save Sephora ;)
This newest air foundation works just like the DiorSkin one. It’s fairly pigmented, covers well, and doesn’t blob all over the place. You can’t beat the price difference between this and the Dior either. The Sephora one is $26 vs the $62 (ouch!) for the Dior. The only disadvantage is the small range of colors- just 5.
I’ve used this 4 times now and it’s never not sprayed correctly, and it dries to a nice satin finish. If you want fuller coverage, just spray another coat.
SO… the winner for this smackdown goes to….. SEPHORA!!!
- Much cheaper than Dior
- Gives an airbrush finish to the skin
- Covers well and leaves a satin finish to the skin
- Quick and easy to use- perfect for on the go!
- Not enough colors
- Smells a little