Foundations -Dior -Backstage Face & Body Foundation

on 9/25/2018 6:13:00 PM

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This foundation is like the higher coverage version of MAC Face & Body but for oily skin. It controlled my oil well, keeping me fresh and matte all day! Impressed with how it wore. So lightweight!

I don't like the packaging; I find it gets messy quickly.

The coverage is beautiful and makes your skin look velvety smooth. I would recommend, mainly because the price makes it a pretty good deal compared to other high-end foundations.


Foundations -Dior -Backstage Face & Body Foundation

on 9/23/2018 5:55:00 AM

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This is not like MAC or MUFE f&b foundations. Those melt into the skin and don't have that silicony formula that almost every other foundations have. It's what sets them apart. I would say this foundation is extremely similar to Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua but slightly more matte, so somewhere in between Vitalumiere Aqua and Perfection Velvet. It also has that slightly floral scent like the Chanel.

It's a decent foundation for those with normal to combo skin but nothing extraordinary. Excellent color selection and decent for every day. Photographs well because no spf.

On another note, I bought this with the Dior Forever and Ever primer and the two are so incompatible! It caused the foundation to sit on top of the skin evidently and slide around, wipe right off. I tried with the Nars Radiance primer and it works much better. Also just on top of regular moisturizer and it works well too.

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Loose Powders -Dior -Diorskin Nude Air Loose Powder

on 9/20/2018 4:16:00 AM

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I paid 50 euro for this stuff and trust me it's totally worth the money. This one is a game changer for me. I have been trying many kind of japanese powder and all of them dried out my skin really bad and they didn't look natural one me, which is a meh cause im a huge fan of natural makeup. I love everything about this like the packaging, the puff, the texture, the finish etc. It has a natural ,dewy finish ( can you believe it ? dewy finish for a setting powder ????) and i bought the 020 tone and it suits my skin so well. My holy grail and a bye-bye to all japanese products (skin care and makeup), drug store setting powder.

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Foundations -Dior -Backstage Face & Body Foundation

on 9/18/2018 5:38:00 PM

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I am very disappointed by this DIOR foundation. It has very light coverage. If I want to build it to medium, it looks cakey on me.
My oil breaks through by 3 hours of wear even with a primer. Price is reasonable for 50ml, but you need a lot for one application.


Liquid -Dior -Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation SPF25

on 9/17/2018 4:47:00 AM

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It is an amazing very fluid foundation that will settle immediately to a natural even-toned skin that has a pretty and very natural glow.
The whole effect makes it exceptionally natural like your skin just a better version.

I wish the colour choice could be wider and the product contained preferably no fragrance (or at least less of it). Although the fragrance does not bother me, it is a very pleasant “powdery” elegant thing, but it is utterly unnecessary in a product like this.

I did try the colour 030 when it was launched in 2015 and I find that the same colour (030) became more yellow and a tad darker compared to 2015. I also find the product much less drying now than when launched and prefer it like it is today.

2018 Formula: Active Ingredient: Octinoxate 7.49%
Inactive Ingredients: Trisiloxane, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Diphenyl Dimethicone/Vinyl Diphenyl Dimethicone/Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Alcohol, Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Oxidized Corn Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Aqua (Water), Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (Fragrance), Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Bht, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Tocopherol, Alpha-Isomthyl Ionone, Coumarin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract [May Contain: CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)] N 09364/A

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Liquid -Dior -Diorskin Airflash

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One of my favorite foundations. I don’t spray it directly on my face- I prefer to spray it on a kabuki brush to apply. Dior says this has mother of pearl pigments and light diffusing technology and this does have a luminous and airbrushed finish. I’m NC30 and use shade 300 and 301 when I’m self tanning. I’ve repurchased several times. Very unique. I have sprayed on my face in a pinch and as long as you cover your hair, it’s fine. I prefer brush for precision

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Liquid -Dior -Diorskin Airflash

on 9/16/2018 11:27:00 AM

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After years of trial and error, I've found the perfect foundation. #203 is the perfect color for my fair English/Irish skin that tends to get Rosacea. I'm not going to repeat everyone else's raves about how it gives you flawless, airbrushed skin, but it does.

Two tips:

1. Application tool: Don't spray this directly on your face! How lame. I spray it on a moist Beauty Blender. You're not going to "waste" any more product that you would with any other method. When you do it this way, it's easy to perfect your technique in a couple applications.
2. Setting spray: Some complain that it doesn't last 12 hours. I do find that if I use it alone, on top of moisturizer, it fades on me by afternoon. Solution: Makeup Forever Mist and Fix 02. A Sephora MUA turned me on to this and it's brilliant. This product has no alcohol. My foundation looks exactly the same all day long. I dislike primers because they're just another layer of product that result in fake-looking skin.

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Lip Treatments -Dior -Rouge Dior Baume

on 9/15/2018 1:25:00 PM

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I purchased "Escapade," a neutral brown-pink. I like the shade and I liked the degree of pigmentation, but it wears off so quickly that it just isn't a practical lip treatment. I went through the tube pretty fast, and it's not cheap. But if cost is no object, this is a great product.

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Lip Treatments -Dior -Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm

on 9/15/2018 11:34:00 AM

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Loving these tinted lip balms!!… I was looking for a replacement for Lancôme’s Baume in Love; tinted lip balm which I sooo adored, but are in process of being discontinued *sigh*. I came across this product early this summer. They are not as emollient as the Baume in Love but are just as effective in keeping my lips smooth and moisturized. There is a minty taste to them which I got use to quickly, no minty scent though. The properties of moisturizing do not last long so reapplication after a cpl hours is advised but the tint is still there. I really like the tint tenacity of this product compared to Lancôme's. There is no waxy feel, no tug on application, glides on nicely without a residual tacky feel, very comfortable. Packaging is pretty and feminine, plastic square, opaque soft pink cover/lid (DIOR embossed on one side and Lip Glow visibly printed in chrome on the other side). Lift up the lid, exposes a chrome metal product casing which has the signature DIOR ‘knob- design’ at the bottom. Quite aesthetically pleasing and easy to find at the bottom of your purse.
The downside is the questionable price tag for a ‘lip balm’? I purchased my 1st at Nordstrom and subsequently x2 other Lip Glow colours via points accumulated through their in-store incentive point program. So no big lo$$ for me. Although, I can defin see it being a deal breaker.
I have matte raspberry (note- not drying at all and prob my fav of the 3 balms I own), holo pink (defin not glittery when on the lips, has a nice shine and slip) and coral (it’s not coral pink as much as it is subtle-pink tangerine on my lips).
Would I repurchase?, most likely as I prefer tinted balms over lipsticks. These have a good colour selection that keep me interested...

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Liquid -Dior -Diorskin Airflash

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Sometimes warm sweaty days require propane, and propane accessories, like Dior Airflash, to keep it all together. Having an airbrush gun, I can honestly say, this makes life 10,000x easier by removing all the legwork. There's no rifling through the bag for the right color, dealing with the tiny bottles, cleaning the gun, putting everything back. I just shake, spray on my palette, and roll. The end. The coverage is medium/full, flawless. My only gripe is the color range could be a lot better for POC. Darker skinned people need products like this too. 7 more shades could go a long way. Three are missing between shade 501 and 600.

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Fragrances -Dior -Joy By Dior (2018)

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Joy is a Lovely Floral Pink Perfume...
Bergamot
Jasmine
Rose
Musk
Sprayed it on this morning...Dainty Roses & Oranges...A Little Sweet...Nice for Spring & Summer...


Fragrances -Dior -Joy By Dior (2018)

on 9/13/2018 4:13:00 AM

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I love this fragrance. For me it's probably a day time fragrance which smell very fine and expensive like only the likes of Dior, Chanel etc. smell. Not like the cheap and nasty celebrity fragrances. It smells fresh but in a floral and slightly sweet kind of way. There are also some fruity notes in it. After wearing it for few hours you can definitely smell the woody undertones but in a very delicate way. I think the name suits the fragrance very well and the bottle is beautiful! It also lasts a very long time. It reminds me a bit of Chanel's Allure, but only certain notes and Allure is definitely a lot heavier! I'd probably put it in the same category as Chanel Chance Tendre and Shiseido Ever Bloom, those pinky floral fragrances for the day with some citrusy/fruity notes.


Foundations -Dior -Backstage Face & Body Foundation

on 9/9/2018 6:26:00 AM

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This is a very simple basic formula that is packaged in a minimalistic simple bottle that is 1.7 oz/50 ml. Yet Dior achieves excellent aesthetics for both the packaging and for the finish of the product on the skin.

The foundation does apply fairly easily, is buildable and settles well. However, I find it a bit too "wet" and not as dry as the Armani Luminous Silk foundation after it has settled on the skin. It also oxidizes much more than it should.

The finish is natural (but letting almost no skin through even when applied in a very thin layer) unlike the Armani LS that lets the skin naturally come through, lending an exceptionally natural finish to the skin.

As it has been pointed out by a previous reviewer that the Armani LS has a more luminous and natural finish. It also contains a natural emulsifier (and an excellent hypoallergenic emollient) that does hydrate the skin, while the product from Dior is based solely on a silicone emulsifier and silicone oils, yet it feels heavier and more hydrating on the skin, but somehow not in a good way.

It sadly also caused blemishes on the site of application.

I find this foundation nice on the skin even after several hours it is in place and with minimal shine. That being said, I find this "shine" harsher than the one from the Armani LS which is more flattering even though this shine tends to appear faster on my skin when using the Armani LS.

I also find the colour range of Dior dark, also because the colours do oxidize fairly quickly after application.
In the summer/early autumn I use 7 (neutral) in Armani LS but the number 3.5 (neutral) and 3 (warm) in Dior Backstage are way too dark (and the numer 3 is way too yellow) even with a summer tan.

I also find that a fragrance-free product would have been a better choice. Unfortunately while the fragrance is not prominent, it does linger even after several hours after application and I do find it disturbing.

Maybe sunscreen should have been included?

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua, Alcohol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyurethane-35, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Glycerin, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Undecyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Carbonate, VP/VA Copolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Parfum, Aluminum Hydroxide, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, BHT, Tocopherol

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Mascara -Dior -Diorshow Pump'N'Volume Mascara

on 9/8/2018 5:30:00 AM

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This is the worst maskara I have bought, and also the most expensive. The consistency is very bad and it comes already dry, like an old maskara. It leaves this little “balls” in the lashes (sorry the bad English, I don’t know how to describe it). Anyway, save your money ladies! Buy a cheaper one from Maybelline, it’s much superior.

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Foundations -Dior -Backstage Face & Body Foundation

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Horrible grandma scent, emphasizes texture. Even with a wide shade range I could not match my shade.

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