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 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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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

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.

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