The Best Foundations, Candy Style: No 2: Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Foundation SPF 15

This week I am reviewing my 5 current favourite foundations!

Dior make excellent foundation, seriously, and if I am fair, I think I have more luck with their base range than I do with other high end counter brands.

Diorskin Nude is a mixture of mineral pigments with mineralized water – it’s supposed to improve your skin as well as cover flaws.

I TOTALLY got the wrong shade with the Diorskin Nude – too dark! I realised this when I read an interview in the Stylist Magazine with the gorgeous Thandie Newton and she used this shade of foundation too – it’s too dark for me (040 Honey Beige)


Luckily for me, Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup (what a mouthful!) is forgiving. What I should’ve bought was Sand 031 like with my Diorskin Forever Extreme Wear Foundation.

But then again I found 031 Sand a little on the flat edge when I tried it – and the Dior lady on the counter told me that I could cross formulas with the same shade (does that make sense?!). So if I am sand in one range, I should be sand in another!


Anyway on with this foundation. Ignoring that it is a tad too dark for me, this foundation has the nicest, light, fresh feeling ever! I guess you realise that from the name – it’s a GLOW foundation. It makes you skin look radiant…

But it does also set you you don’t like you’ve been cooking in an extremely hot kitchen.




Within minutes:


It dries to a nice finish! (Note camera above was taken without my daylight lamps, hence it seems warmer than it actually is. I’d say the base is a TAD cooler than this IRL).

Testing it out on my face – what amazes me with this is that I wouldn’t be angry if the coverage was light, because the clue is in the name. However, I think it still offers good overall coverage, even over red areas.

Before – red skin:


After: you can see the foundation is a bit too warm for me but I think the coverage is realistic and adds a nice glow to the skin. You don’t need much either:


Colour Range:

There’s quite a decent selection on the counter – see them all on Sephora, but I do think they are a bit confusing, especially if you go off the descriptions online.

For Skin Types:

This is a hydrating liquid foundation so great for dry skins.


Liquid with a slightly gel feeling to it. Easy to blend in.


Sheer to medium. It’s easy to add another layer if you need more coverage. It’s not too sheer either, like say, MAC Face & Body or MUFE Face & Body.


It sets and lasts well, requires a bit of powder around the nose.


Extremely glowy foundation, that’s what it’s made for!

Main Strength:

Leaving a really fresh glow on the skin.

Main Con:

I imagine this wouldn’t last long on very oily skin?

Score: 4/5

Price: £29. In line with Chanel etc.

Buy At: Boots! House of Fraser! Selfridges! Dior is sold everywhere!

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  1. liloo says

    what a gorgeous product, how very indulgent and special and lush. even the midnight blue packacing is to die for. i shall continue to dream. this is too much for my price range but omg too gorgeous for words x

  2. Anonymous says

    Awesome review, thank you. I love how you use good quality images so I can actually see whether it looks natural or not and I must say it looks superb on you.

  3. says

    I want to buy it!! Have been looking at the foundation for a while.
    What color are you in Mac foundations? Just wondering if I will match the Dior honey beige :) I`am have medium to light skintone, but I become more tan in the sping and summer seasons:P Hope you can answer me at my blog:
    Very good review you have, love you blog:D

    (it is not my real email…)