I find this foundation perfect for all year long! As with all Dior products, the packaging and the formulations are sublime and are seriously inspirational for other brands. I loved the cooling feeling it gave to my skin when I smoothed it on with my foundation brush and I have to say that the scent doesn't annoy me at all! I loved the color match and the fact that their undertones are not overtones like MAC's foundations. A little of this goes a long way for me and it is wonderous for covering up the hyperpigmentation I have without weighing my skin down with a unbreathable mask. It does dry rather fast, so you have to work quickly with it. I find that if I don't let my moisturizer settle too much, the foundation is easier blended onto the skin and I can sheer it out better. I find this foundation's formulation very elegant and it works well in synergy with my other products, whether they are powder or cream. The reason why I didn't give it 5 lippies is because this contains alcohol and my skin is highly reactive to that, so I always have to be careful to not use it very often. All in all this is truly a great product as are a lot of Dior's products and I will repurchase to use it on special occasions.
I absolutely hate foundation and was always searching for the perfect foundation to cover up my pinkish skin. The diorskin is one of my favorites; it provides medium coverage; it's lightweight and doesn't feel like you have makeup on, not cakey unless you didn't moisturize your skin or applied too much, doesn't have a bad smell, the bottle has a controllable pump. This is the only foundation I find that work for me because it looks natural and it blends well into your skin. However it doesn't come in a variety of skin tones.
Pros: *doesn't break me out (and most things that aren't specifically non-comedogenic do)
*takes me half the amount of foundation because it spreads so well
*has a longer wear than most other foundations on my oily skin (still not that long- about 4 or 5 hours)
*I got a pretty good shade match but that may be a problem for others
*Like the package (except for being afraid of dropping and breaking it)
*I have oily skin and moisturize like crazy but this makes my skin feel dry (even when it gets to the point that I can feel the oil- not a dealbreaker though)
*it doesn't look horrendous when I'm in natural light and outdoors but it definitely doesn't look great and natural (still not a dealbreaker for me because most foundations I've tried DO look horrendous outside no matter what)
* doesn't cover much just evens out skin tone (however, with the dior nude concealer I can get a little better coverage for any small blemishes)
*very expensive (but to me, worth it as I have to reapply less often and only have to apply half the amount)
*be aware that it oxidizes, so when finding your shade take into consideration that it will probably turn a shade darker and slightly warmer (yellow/organge) tone. The color that it is 10 to 15 minutes after application is the true color.
*do not try to "layer" with this foundation. it will only go on once. it is a light to medium coverage. putting on 4 coats of a light coverage foundation just makes a bigger mess of your face and draws attention to what you're trying to cover. either combine with a concealer and finishing powder or go with a different foundation.
*it is fragranced and that's a problem for some people. i personally don't mind and don't even notice 10 minutes after applying, but if you are very sensitive to smells, this may not be for you
I really loved the look of nude glow, but the color selection sucks! Im NC44 in mac and 153 in MUFE HD and none of the colors in diorskin matched me! either it was too pinky or too dark.. such a shame i really loved the finish! If you have lighter skin tone it will look great, but with my tan complexion it washed me out. wish dior will come out with more shades in the future.
This is my favorite foundation. It makes my skin look so beautiful. I was able to find a shade that matches perfectly to my skintone. It's very easy to apply and blends beautifully. If I accidentally add too much and it gets a bit cakey looking, a little moisturizer blends it out and it's back to being flawless. My skin is combination, but can also get oily and this foundation works for it. I have not had a problem with it oxidizing and the color changing.
I love how the packaging looks and it's very clean. The glass is pretty, but breakable. The lid clicks on and does not open easily in your bag.
It's $46 for 1 ounce, but it's worth it to me. It lasts me quite awhile, too.
I love this foundation and will repurchase it as long as it's available.
This is a great liquid foundation because it feels light and airy on my skin. The formula glides nicely on my skin when applied with my fingertips, but work it quickly because it dries fast. The only 2 concerns I have is that it starts to clump out of the pump (even when shaken well) and I've only had it for less than 7 months. Also, my skin color has tanned in the summer months but I can't seem to find the correct/close match for my skin despite the SA help. I have the color #031 and I'm definitely in between #031 and #040. I would have definitely purchased another color just to match my tanned skin tone, but I guess I will have to make my current color work by adding bronzing powder (suggested by SA). Wish they would have more colors for my tanned filipino skin tone!
I read so many good reviews about this so I decided to go get a sample at Nordstrom to see if this would be the one liquid foundation I actually liked enough to buy AND keep. (I've tried MUFE, Dior Spray, MAC, Laura Mercier, YSL, CoverGirl, Maybelline...etc & none of them worked). Anyway, I was matched to Cameo; I'm NW25. When I put it on, the result was alright. The coverage is a lot sheerer than I expected, but not as sheer as say a tinted moisturizer. It is truly lightweight but a bit hard to blend and at first I didn't feel like I had makeup on. At first, it felt hydrating and my skin had a pretty radiance to it so i thought, wow this is great!
However, after an hour, I felt like my face was melting off and I looked super greasy! My skin looked and felt oily! Ew. I have normal skin that is oily in the t-zone sometimes so I didn't expect to get this greasy looking. Also I should note i was inside this whole time in a house with AC on.
I can't believe this got such good reviews! I honestly think this is overhyped. Defnitely get a sample first if you are thinking of buying.
I am in love with this foundation, and if I'm honest I'm also a little bit in love with the Dior lady who sold me this.
My skin is oily, acne prone bla bla bla, so I frowned when she suggested a hydrating foundation. But she put me right, my skin is DRY, and my doing everything to get rid of the oil is making it drier still, so my skin produces oil to compensate. I'm testing her theory now by using a range of hydrating products, including this lovely foundation.
She applied it with a brush, and advised that I do the same. When I got home I found I couldn't find my foundation brush so the next morning I applied with E.L.F.s blush brush and the result was an excellent finish.
The foundation feels very soothing on the skin, this is new to me, as my mineral foundation always feels a bit stingy. The coverage was good, and it lasted all day with some blotting later in the day on the T zone.
All in all a fantastic product
As with all water based foundations, the bottle needs a really good shake before use for the product to be optimal.
I am extremely pleased with this foundation. Sure enough the first time I wore it, my boyfriend couldn't stop staring at me and stating how I was "glowing".... honestly! I was so surprised. He had no clue I had just tried out a new foundation.
I find this formula to be extremely light and smooth and my skin. It also lasts a full 8 hour work day. I have never found a foundation I actually enjoyed putting on in the morning, and I definitely look forward to the applying this. It was a soft, sweet scent. I use this along with the diorskin nude concealor.
Also note that I bought this online without trying it out first. Luckily, I am typically always the lightest shade in most lines, and it worked out for me again here. Ivory matches me perfectly.
Perfect 'skinlike' finish for dry skin! Application with fingers or brushes (Sigma, MAC, Clarins) or blender/sponge gives great finish and still looks very natural. Gives medium coverage but is buildable. Great staying power. No caking, nothing.
Don't know for oily or combo skin though!!
Colour range is for light skintones good, darker are not sold (where I live).
Comparable to NARS Sheer Glow or Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturising Foundation or Chanel Vitalumiere.
Pricey but efficient product - need little to get far.