OMG. If Mr Dior was here I would kiss his feet and become his slave for creating this gorgeous product.
If you were born with a "natural glow" then you won't understand any of this.
For those of us less fortunate souls who need products to make us look alive and fabulous, this is the product for you.
Yes, it's expensive. But this is a high quality product, you can feel the sublime hydration from it every time you apply. You can see pores minimised and skin looking flawless, (and my skin is crap). The brush applicator oozes quality and distributes evenly.
I have it in shade 020, which is perfectly matched to my NC-20ish skintone.
Wow! I purchased this in "The Passion" with the advise from the SA. I wanted a bronzer, and because I'm extremely fair skinned (for reference NW15 with a neutral complexion) she tried this on me. I was sceptical because I usually use traditional bronzers and this one didn't really look "bronzy" to me at first. What it did for me was give me a warm, peachy glow that didn't look orange, sparkly, or fake. I used a big bronzer brush (the brush that it comes with isn't the greatest) and swirled all of the colours together and applied it like a regular bronzer. It has a beautiful glow and lasts all day without makeing my skin look oily. It doesn't break me out which is amazing. The price...it's pretty expensive (around $55 Canadian), but it's definitely worth it!
The packaging is quite large (I would be happy if they took the brush out and made the package more compact). I think that this product is worth trying as a bronzer for fair skin (I'm not sure that this colour would show up on darker skin but it might work as a nice powder or blush). Love it! I think this will replace my Bobbi Brown medium bronzer for now.
Here's a high-end product that is also extremely high quality. I waited a long time to buy this, mostly due to the price and the fact that I wasn't sure it would be suitable for me. I finally bit the bullet and decided to try it out when I got fed up with the creamy compact foundation that I carried around for touch-ups. Since I started eating healthier I've found that most of my old skin concerns have improved if not vanished - I don't break out nearly as much as before and my dry patches have cleared up immeasurably. Still, being a makeup slave, I like to have some coverage on my skin, and so decided to liberate my skin from dirty-feeling, cakey cream products in favour of something lighter.
I went to a Dior counter in London one warm day to try this out. At the time my skin was actually quite "glowy" (read: sweaty) from travelling on the Tube. The first thing I asked the SA was whether 020 Beige Praline would be too dark for my N15-20 skin, and she said it definitely wouldn't be - in fact she suggested the next colour up to add a bit of a glow. Since this is marketed as a full-fledged foundation, I decided to stick with the lightest shade so I could build up the product for coverage. She blended the skintone, blusher, and highlight colour all together and after a 10 second application my skin went from oily to satin-finished. It felt like nothing on my face, yet the effect was really beautiful: the coverage I wanted was there, but really sheer and gave me a seamless, airbrushed look. I was basically sold at that point, but decided to wait a day before buying. The finish lasted until I washed it off and I felt it helped me look my best for the rest of the day.
Now that I own this product, I primarily use it to refresh my morning makeup - sometimes blending all three colours together, other times using each individually. It blurs any lines and pores without sitting in them and is buildable without looking cakey. There is some glitter in the blush stripe which I am not thrilled about, but other than that this is my HG touch-up powder. I use a tiny swipe of the skintone to absorb any shine without dulling skin, a dusting of the blush to revitalise my complexion, or all three colours to cover any redness that pokes through my foundation around midday. I don't use the highlight that much on it's own, but I think it works well with the blush and skintone colours.
To sum it up, I think this would be a great product for anyone with oily to slightly dry skin looking for a touch-up or light coverage powder. If you think this will work for you but are daunted by the cost don't be, a little goes a very long way and I can easily see my compact lasting well over a year.
I LOVE this product. I have it in 020 Light Beige. Perfect match for my skin tone.
Very fine powder that gives a very natural finish.
Coverage is not 100% but there's something about it that makes my skin look like it's glowing!
I love the 3 colors combo. It totally covers most of my needs. I use the Illuminator for eye bags and then brush all 3 colors over the face. Perfect.
It's extremely expensive. I bought it from Isetan for S$88. =.=
It doesn't control oil at all. In fact, I have to blot more than usual.
I do not really appreciate the packaging. It's quite bulky to keep in the handbag...
but otherwise, this product is just lovely!
Dear Diorskin Nude Sculpting Powder,
If you were a man, I'd leave my husband for you.
Yes, ladies and gents, that is how amazing this powder is! I bought this from Sephora when I was looking for a bronzer, and had it in my head that this was what I was looking for. Even when I read the reviews, I still didn't see how this could be a face powder. But you know what? This gives me the most beautiful natural glow that only pregnancy could rival (without the morning sickness!). I've used each shade separately, as well as mixed, and you can't go wrong either way. I find that using it mixed gives a bit more color/dimension to my face, whereas separately gives me a full face (powder, blush & bronzer). I get light coverage, but prefer to layer over a BB cream.
At $50, this is definitely not cheap, but worth every single penny.
For reference, I'm NC25-30/Dior Linen 021/Chanel Shell and 032 Sable Rose fits me beautifully. I could probably pull off 030 Praline as well, but I like Sable Rose for a little more color. continued >>
This is an absolute fantastic product - I can honestly say that I cannot live without it!. I generally have a problem with foundations since I detest heavy ones and want a really natural effect. In addition, I have combination skin and generally get very oily in the T zone. But mattifying foundations are (more often than no)t heavy and lack any kind of "glow" and powdery ones are too drying.
For all you girls with similar concerns - look no further. This powder foundation gives the skin a fantastic glow, covers minor imperfections and does not dry the skin. You look like you - only so much better! It is expensive - yes - but worth every penny. It is what I have been searching for but never found before.
I initially wanted to buy Chanel Mat Lumiere pressed powder when the SA suggested that I try this instead. Having heard good things about the Dior "Nude" range, I went ahead and bought it. Boy was I surprised to see the result!!
I have combination-oily skin with sunspots and a bit of redness issue around my nose. I've never thought I'd ever be able to wear anything "nude" given my complexion. But I was wrong!!!
This product gives me such a natural luminous finish, with such great coverage too!!! Can't say that it gives me full coverage for my sunspots but my skin significantly looks better. And unlike before, now I only need just a bit of concealer to cover my stubborn spots. And I'm ready to face the world :D :D
I TOTALLY FELL IN LOVE with it! Definitely going to be a staple for me. Love love love Dior!!!!!
I've got this in 020 (beige praline) and I must say I like this product. It does what it is supposed to do, leaves skin flawless and good looking. I like the highlighter a lot, works well in my eye area although it's really sort of white. I can't achieve any particularly sculpting effect, but I don't mind, there are other products to do that. Overall I'm satisfied and I'm planning to buy 030 when spring/summer begins, the good thing is you can buy a refill!!!
Fabulous mineral powder. I have both the beige praline and the sable rose to match my complexion perfectly. The finish is the best for a mineral powder foundation I have ever tried. Does not settle, cake, or flake, does not accentuate fine lines and pores and gives an incredible sheen. However, it's not perfect. When the strips are applied individually I find myself only using the unifiers. As the blushy/highlight/bronze strips don't do it for me as far as chalky color and too-shimmery factor. If this product was perfected with a more matte bronze shade and a good luminizer with more of a color range overall it would be perfect. However, on bare skin, when the colors are all swirled together it looks great when applied very sparingly for a no makeup makeup look. It is sheer and it does shine a bit after a few hours-Like another reviewer said it is worth it to blot often to maintain the beautiful finish.
My skin is not flawless so this is usually layered over TM and/or concealer. The brush is wonderful when you get used to it. The finely milled powder does turn loose in the compact, that big mirror makes no sense when it is perpetually covered in powder, this needs a breathable shield over the pan or something.
Despite giving this a high rating, because I can appreciate its quality, it doesn't work for me - I'm combo/oily and as such, I "glow" regardless. This powder looks nice on me for 2 hours tops, then I have to blot blot blot. Even with a mattifying primer underneath (not that I've found one that lives up to its claims - they're all rubbish in my book). I can understand that it works for other, but for me, this is a finishing powder - at $45 duty free, far too expensive for that usage. Combo/oily girls, don't waste your money unless you've found a way to control your oil - you'll find yourself gleaming like a brightly polished mirror in no time.