This powder has a silky smooth texture and blends into skin well. It works well as a powder foundation but doesn't give too much coverage. I normally use it to touch up my face throughout the day. The color is a little off for me. (NC42-44 and I use shade dark beige 050) I have yellow undertones and this powder is a little more on the beige side as I've noticed all the colors it comes in are. But it still blends in and looks natural on me. Its pretty expensive but it has a lot of product in it. I have been using it on and off for about 2 years now. I use it whenever I run out of my usual pressed powder.
I wanted to not like this product because it's pricy, but it's worth every penny. It goes on better than anything I've ever tried and is now my go to powder. It's buildable - I can wear it just dusted over my moisturizer for sheer coverage or over a primer for more coverage. You will need a concealer if you have scars/a lot of pigmentation. If you use a powder foundation, you must try!!
The only cons I give this is the packaging. The classic blue case is nice, but I don't like the sponge that comes with it. I would have preferred if they gave a brush type applicator like Lancome. And with a partition for the two items, holding, and looking into the mirror is pretty hard. Even that couldn't make me withhold a lippie!!
I liked the foundation a lot and thought I'd found a replacement for Px Anywear. I found a match easily and loved the coverage. I applied it with a kabuki brush and the powder went on feeling very cool - almost like my brush was dampened. I loved that feeling. I didn't mind the packaging at all and had no issues with powder flying all over the place. This is pretty pricey foundation, I think it was around $52CDN, but I wouldn't mind the price tag if I loved the product. What I didn't like was the sheen it left on my skin. My skin is oily, so anything that makes it look "dewy" just really makes it look shiny/oily. I found I was blotting several times a day. Also, it broke me out pretty badly. I don't know why I was shocked by this; I really thought I had a winner. Once I stopped using it my face cleared up and I've since returned it.
I love DiorSkin and any other Dior Compact Foundation. My shade is 020 and it provides great coverage, and is easy and quick to apply. I have been using this for the past couple of years and this is the compact I can go back to again and again. It is quite expensive, but you'll find that it's slightly cheaper if you can buy the refills instead. Will definitely buy again and again!
I tried this right after trying Chanel's Double Perfection compact foundation so I couldn't help but compare the two. Texture-wise, this felt less smooth than Chanel. It had a powdery feel and the coverage was surprisingly sheer. I tried layering it a bit and it ended up looking cakey.
The color range is more yellowish compared to Chanel's, which was great for me. At first. Unfortunately it seemed to become paler on my face as the day wore on. Instead of oxidizing to a darker color, it did the complete opposite for me! I have combo skin - very oily in the t-zone and dry on the cheeks, so this made me look very oily by end of day...actually it wasn't really oily...it just made my face look sticky. I did blot my face through the day, but it didn't lose its "shininess", which was kind of weird.
I didn't quite like the compact case for this foundation either...it was bulkier and having the sponge compartment above the foundation seemed weird and made opening/closing the compact a little harder.
Overall, I think this could work great for people who have dry skin and prefer light coverage.
I'm a huge fan of Shu Uemura Sheer Glow powder foundation but since it appears to now be discontinued (no longer available on Shu's website), I have been on a quest for a new powder foundation that looks natural, has medium coverage, buildable and lasts pretty well. This Diorskin Forever Compact just didn't work for my skin at all. I have mostly oily skin with a few dry patches that show up every now and then. This foundation didn't last well on me at all - I ended up looking very shiny. It also accentuates any dry patches. This foundation would work best for those normal skin and those that like unnatural finishes. It just never looks like natural skin at all. I applied using both the sponge it came with and several brushes, the best being my old bobbi brown kabuki and I was just never happy with it. It also doesn't have many darker shade options (maybe it's just my location that doesn't offer them?) It just doesn't touch the Shu. In fact, in my quest to find a replacement for it, I've found that L'Oreal's Infallible Never Fail powder foundation to be a better option than this Diorskin. The search continues...
Though I only used this only a couple of times, as my mom borrowed it to me with a new sponge to try it out, and I liked it a lot, I had to give it back to her. Reason: Even though she uses the lightest nuance, itīs still too dark for me and thatīs the only reason I took one lippy off. Such a pity, as this powder evens out the skin so well, it provides good coverage without "sitting" on your face and looking cakey. It realy merges with the skin and provides flawless looking complexion. And as I am a sucker for nice packages, I fell in love with thisone, looks simple and very elegant. Also it doesnīt oxidize and turn into a darker color. Girls/Ladies: If youīre the luckyone and you can find this in your nuance - donīt hesitate to buy it. This is, beside the MAC Studio Fix and the Kanebo Kate, the best pressed facepowder I tried so far and worth every swissfranc/dollar/euro/yen/whatever currency it costs!
I tried this on an MUA-induced whim...Chanel no longer makes the powder foundation I loved, and the MAC compact foundation I had been using was too cakey and fake-looking. So, on to Diorskin. This is honestly the best powder foundation I have ever used (and I have used A LOT - Everything from Chantecaille to Chanel to MAC to Mercier!). The powder hides almost any imperfection in your skin and provides a naturally flawless look, but if you're having a good skin day and want that to show, just brush it on very lightly and you still have a natural but polished look. My one complaint is that I don't like how you have to open it and then lift another lid to get to the product. Well, that and you don't get a lot of product for your money. BUT, I *still* think it's more than worth it for days when you don't have time for regular liquid or cream foundation, or if you're just a gal who prefers powder foundation. I will be using this as long as they keep making it!
I really love this product. It is the first compact powder that really adjusts to my skin. I use it as well in the summer as in the winter and it fits my skin perfectly. I doesn't feel like a mask and my skin stays natural and doesn't shine. It stays on all day when I put it on at 7 am. It is expensive, but I love it!
This is my first compact of this stuff, but so far it seems to be a fabulous product. Covers well and feels weightless. Nice to not have to wet the sponge to get coverage. Colors tend to run slightly lighter than normal for me but not so much I can't use it. I wish it wasn't so expensive since I use foundation every day, but a good concealer extend will extend the life.