Saturday, August 10, 2013

Dior Airflash CC Primer and Airflash Matte Touch Review + Dior Fall 2013 Mystic Metallics Tutorial

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.
P.S. Don't forget to check out my review of the lovely Destin nail polish here!

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..

Products Featured:
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 1
Lancome 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

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  1. I like the idea of a spray on foundation but the sad reality is that I would manage to make a huge mess.
    Also do you think they would run out quite fast? It looks like you used loads on one application and the cans are quite small.

  2. LOved your nail color and Great post <3

  3. hey love the look of your blog! your videos don't annnoy me like other makeup bloggers on youtube...won't mention names. But they do 10 minute selfie videos. Keep up the good work! XOXO

  4. hello, how would you use the other palette, the "violets"?

  5. So glad you found me. I bought my first amica product, a ceramic styler to celebrate being cured of cancer. I had no hair from the chemotherapy. I waited with my jazzy amica for my hair to appear and grow out. Now I have a great place to show me how to use my amica. Thank you


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