Dior's Mystic Metallics Collection is one of the most memorable from 2013 thus far. The colors are sultry without bordering on smoky, so it should appeal to even the most conservative of crowds. The Dior Blushes and Mono eyeshadows have been reformulated, repackaged, and relaunched but I chose to focus on the Fall color showstoppers and the new Sephora- exclusive Airflash products. Some of you have asked me about the Dior Mono Fusion shadows, but I much prefer the richer pigmentation and creamier textures of the Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Shadows and Chanel Illusion d'Ombres.
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The Dior Airflash CC Primer, $49 USD, is a lightweight spray that brightens dull complexions while evening out the texture of the skin. It is the sheerest, thinnest primer I have ever encountered, but it is very effective and calming on my normal skin. This primer does not color correct as well as other thicker, traditional primers do, but it does make my acne slightly less ruddy. I think dry skins would most appreciate the minerals and hyaluronic acid in this CC Primer formula. Very oily, however, skins may find the 'glow' to look simply greasy by the end of the day so be prepared to blot. This primer absorbs into the skin quickly, leaving a soft and supple canvas to help the Airflash foundation look its best. I don't like to use liquid foundation with this CC primer, just powder foundation and the Airflash.
The Dior Airflash Matte Touch aerosol powder, $49 USD, is an ultra fine mist with sheer coverage intended to set makeup. It comes in one universal shade, though I find that it is ideal for medium complexions if sprayed closer at 4 inches. I recommend spraying at 6 to 8 inches away from the face for best results, but you can spray onto a brush and then apply the product to the skin if that is your preference. The velvety matte finish effectively smooths and perfects the skin while eliminating shine. Matte Touch is very useful for touch-ups throughout the day as well but to conserve product, I recommend using it after the bulk of oil build-up has been removed with a blotting sheet. I have normal skin and this product kept my skin matte for 6 hours.
The Airflash range of products was designed to be used in conjunction with one another, so to achieve the most flawless and photogenic results possible, follow Dior's directions. I truly love the polished look of the Airflash complexion! See my take on Dior's Fall 2013 Color and Complexion below..
Dior Airflash CC Primer
Dior Airflash Foundation in 201 Linen
Dior Airflash Matte Touch
Dior Bonne Etoile Eyeshadow Palette
*applied with MAC 239, MAC 217, Sigma E30 Pencil Brush
Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Correcteur Concealer in Shade 1Lancome Artliner Liquid Liner in Noir
Lancome Hypnose Star Waterproof Mascara
Velour False Lashes in Got it From My Mama
by Terry Eye Primer in 002 Neutral
Anastasia Brow Wiz Brow Pencil in Ebony
Givenchy Poudre Bonne Mine Bronzer in 02
Dior Shimmer Star in Amber Diamond
*applied with a discontinued Trish McEvoy brush
Tom Ford Cheek Color in 04 Savage
Hourglass Femme Nude Lipstick in No. 4
Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Vanilla Rose
Guerlain Nail Polish in 263 A La Parisienne