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)

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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!

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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.

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Observe:

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Within minutes:

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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:

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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:

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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.

Texture:

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

Coverage:

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.

Durability:

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

Glow:

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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Comments

  1. 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. 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. 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: http://www.lovecosmetics.blogg.no
    Very good review you have, love you blog:D

    (it is not my real email…)

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