Foundations -Dior -Backstage Face & Body Foundation

on 12/11/2018 4:13:00 PM

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I tried this base because the lady at sephora recomended it and I have to say THANK YOU BEAUTIFUL LADY! I have combination skin and for my everyday I like a sheer coverage, but every base I’ve tried ends up dissapearing by the end of the day on my T-zone, but this stayed with me until the very end, even though I was on a rush and didn’t set it or used a primer underneath (just my daily moisturizer and a spritz of rose water). This make up melts on my skin like heaven and it’s nearly invisible. It does cling on some dry spots around my nose so prepped skin is necessary. I wouldn’t personally recomend this for people with dry skin, but you can always try different ways until you find one that works for you. Also, though it says you can build coverage, to me, it doesn’t seem like a very good idea (haven’t tried it but it’s so thin I could mess it up i so many ways, since I’m fairly new to make-up), so I would go for a high coverage base instead. Finally, about the ingredients, I do have somewhat sensitive skin, but haven’t had any problems, though I’ve only had it for a few days. Do get a tester first because it seems to be common to get skin issues. TL;DR sheer coverage, great durability, not for dry skin, harsh ingredients so test first


Mascara -Dior -Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer

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Love. For mascara, I always go for drugstore, but somehow I always go back to this primer. Used it when it had a different name, Lash Plumping Serum. Good that they changed it because it doesn’t really help your lashes grow. But it doesn’t change the fact that it is an amazing primer which lengthens and curls your lashes without making them clumpy.
Works with every mascara. Combined with my fave Lash Sensational or even Essence Lash Princess it gives me a truly “false lash effect”.
It will last you for even more than 3 months, which is why I think it’s one of those luxe products that are actually worth the money.


Foundations -Dior -Backstage Face & Body Foundation

on 12/8/2018 12:31:00 PM

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I purchased this based on the rave reviews on youtube. I always wanted foundation that is lightweight with just little bit of coverage, meanwhile it gotta work on my oily skin ;) This worked great in the beginning, even though the color i chose (#2 warm olive) is slightly too dark for me (NC25/shiseido O40). But later on I noticed my skin seems a bit dull by midday, friends at work keep telling me i look tired whenever Im wearing this foundation. My face also seems to start to get oily within 3-4 hours.

Packaging is cute and clean basically, in a basic bottle. However, you MUST open the cap first and cover the opening of the bottle when you shake it. Otherwise it will be all over the place when you remove the cap.

Overall I dont think I will repurchase. Im just not wow by how it makes me look tired in just few hours lol plus it got no spf, so i gotta put on another extra layer of spf underneath.


Brows -Dior -Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil

on 12/7/2018 8:53:00 AM

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The perfect pencil!
Dior did really well in the shades department. They have 6 shades, yet two of their browns will suit almost everyone. I don't know how, but it almost looks like the color adapts to your brows.
I was choosing between 001 Blonde and 001 Brown. They are similar, yet Blonde is a tag lighter and more noticeably ashy while Brown is very neutral toned.
The tip is very fine. It draws much finer strokes than Anastasia pencil does.
Very happy with the purchase! Will definitely buy again!

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Fragrances -Dior -Jasmin des Anges Eau de Parfum

on 12/6/2018 6:22:00 PM

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This is a very clean, clear jasmine that is a tad syrupy. Imagine Tresor got a little makeover from her more hip friend Diptique and grand dame auntie Nahema.

The first blast to me is a loukoum sort of fresh sheer floral that dips its feet in a pool of apricot nectar and then coats itself in powder. It is very clean, elegant, and even a tad too polished in the opening notes. The same powdery sensation of Tresor comes next, and the jasmine wafts in the background. Imagine you're sitting in your Charleston hotel's courtyard with tea. The generic floral shop vibe of your friend Diptique strolls around, offering you more hot water. Nahema is across from you, reading the paper. Nahema doesn't want a mundane scent. She scoffs at fruichouli-cotton candy foolery.

After your second cup, this gal is actually quiet, leaving a trail of the elegant sort of generic French cosmetics scent that tells the other guests you are a woman of good taste. Lovely, but not memorable.

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Liquid -Dior -Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation

on 12/1/2018 7:17:00 PM

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This foundation is just awful. I have tried to use it in all kinds of ways for the past half a year but for me it is a major failure. No matter how I apply it it looks heavy. It accentuates every single dry spot i have on my face. It cakes up. It has 0 oil control. It separates on the oiliest areas of my skin. The lightest shade is way too dark for light skin tones and has orange cast to it. It does nothing to hide the pores. It sits in them perfectly though. I have no words for this foundation. It is the worst I have ever tried. Didn’t expect this from Dior.


Treatments (Eye) -Dior -Dior prestige-revitalizing eye creme

on 11/29/2018 5:20:00 AM

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I have really sensitive and thin skin, also some fine lines underneath my eye area. Love the texture of it and i can feel my eyes are much plumpled after using it around 1month day and night. But unfortunately i think its because i have really thin skin it formed milia around my eye area :( if not i will definately buy again.

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Liquid -Dior -DIORSKIN STAR

on 11/28/2018 11:34:00 AM

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When they say that you will be walking around looking like you have your own personal soft professional lighting everywhere you go, they are not lying.

I do not know what they did to make this bottle or what is in this bottle but they could not have called it a better name because you will feel like a star.

Let's start with the packaging. If that is not the most boujee-iest thing ever. The bottle itself is lush and luxurious--fit for the Dior brand. It's perfectly weighty, beautifully designed yet sleek and simple.

So, how about the consistency? At first pump, it has a creamy, moussey texture that is sure to go on neither matte nor dewy--rather, it is a smooth, stunning satin finish (a great in-between finish to cover more skin types and give a more emollient, skin-like finish without being too shiny).

What about the application? It's tricky. After making several attempts with several different modes of application (many high-end and drugstore brushes including discontinued Dior foundation brush, sponges, hands, etc) to get this foundation to look as it did at the Dior counter, my drugstore ELF brush best applied this luxury foundation for the most stunning results. Specifically, I do not apply in a circular motion. I apply it doing half the face at a time and applying and blending the foundation outward toward the hairline and ears--thus, in a one-directional, horizontal motion. Other types of application are still nice but they simply did not replicate its true beauty. No other foundation I have ever tried is this high-maintenance. But once you find the right application for you, it's smooth, easy and gorgeous and it is more worth it than any other foundation I have ever tried.

The next question I guess is one of the most important of all: how does it look? If you want to look like you are being snapped by an expensive professional camera with expensive professional lighting all day, then nothing quite captures that than this foundation. You might as well call this foundation expensive lighting because the brightening effect is second to none. My face looked even, smooth and radiant but it is so next-level that those mere descriptors can not convey the beauty. This foundation leans full coverage but not quite. You will look like you have foundation on...but only to people who know foundation. It is only natural to the naked eye. It is perfect for heavy lighting.

The last question is, how well does it perform? While it lasts all day and even gets more beautiful with time, it does oxidize something serious. All Dior foundations I have tried oxidize and that is so unbecoming for the price point. (I use Make Up For Ever setting spray and that generally stops the oxidization.)

Where this foundation fails is at the application process, which I think if this were not a thing, this foundation would have stayed on the market and become an instant classic. If the application process is so tedious, specific and convoluted (and worst part, so easy to get wrong), most people who bought this foundation probably never got to see how epic it is, so that monumental formula did not get all the accolades it deserved. (Dior Forever is a close dupe for this foundation but it is matte instead of satin and does not have as radiant an effect--thankfully, it did get the recognition it deserved....and you can apply this foundation with any applicator to see its beauty.) The oxidation thing is universal across the Dior line, so that needs fixing.

Otherwise, this is one of my favorite foundations ever (now that I know how to use it).

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Fragrances -Dior -Joy By Dior (2018)

on 11/28/2018 2:03:00 AM

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This scent is generic; there's nothing interesting about it at all. It basically disappeared from my wrist in less than two hours. Even when I first sprayed it, it did not come close to evoking "joy." Sad to see they've ruined a great perfume name.


Mascara -Dior -Diorshow Pump'N'Volume Mascara

on 11/22/2018 3:17:00 PM

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Unsure if will repurchase, but leaning towards yes. This is for the non-waterproof version. I have black, normal lashes and usually only wear mascara when going out or dressing up. Loved Dior's Maximeyes, long discontinued. Have been used Ciate's Wonderwand, which is decent, although it's messy and can flake. Since that tube is almost finished, I tried this. Love the squeeze mechanism. You'll get dark, voluminous lashes with 2 coats, even better with 3. I was told that if you follow their method of squeezing the tube 1-2 times then slowly pulling (not pumping) the wand out, you won't get clumping. Nope. You will, or at least I do. I still need a tweezers (lash comb didn't work) to separate some of the lashes once mascara's dry or almost dry. And removing it is a total hot mess. Have a sample of Lancome's Bi-Facil (Sephora SA recommended for this purpose) but haven't yet tried it. If you try it, get from a place where you can return if it doesn't work for you. Maybe it just takes a little while to master the technique (i've used it maybe 5 or 6 times).

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Liquid -Dior -Diorskin Nude Hydrating Makeup SPF 10 [DISCONTINUED]

on 11/17/2018 11:42:00 AM

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I've been using this foundation for the last 7 years - I've always had great comments on my skin since using this which is ironic because I've actually got finicky combination skin that in its natural state is nothing special. This foundation is moisturising enough so that it doesn't dry my skin out and cling to flakiness (so hard to find in a foundation) but it's not greasy, just dewy and light and beautiful. Plus it has spf in it which is a bonus. I had a scare after moving to Canada as it is discontinued here - had a panicked week of going to Sephora every lunch break trying to find something that came close but to no avail. So now I get friends to ship it to me from home - that's how much I love it!

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Foundations -Dior -Backstage Face & Body Foundation

on 11/15/2018 1:57:00 PM

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Okay: i was totally not expecting to love this one so much but damn! it's light, super buildable coverage, super long lasting, gorgeous satin-matte finish and it's pretty affordable (it's dior). over the weekend i went to a music festival and with the crazy sweating and 20 min downpour, all the makeup melted off my face except for the base. I WAS SHOOK.
nonetheless i think this foundation isn't for everyone. i have super oily acne prone skin and it does control the oil. besides the acne, the texture of my skin is pretty good, so i don't have issues with that. i'm currently using a retinoid which causes peeling and purging, so i really have to exfoliate before using this. after moisturiser, i buff the foundation in with a sigma f80 until even. it has a bit of a powdery finish and it's okay to blend powder products over it. to prevent cakiness, i try not to powder and use UD all nighter to set the face. everything sets perfectly and lasts all. day.

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Fragrances -Dior -I Love Dior

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I really loved this perfume. Too bad I dropped and the bottle broke.


Fragrances -Dior -Dior Addict EDP

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Dark sexy and smokey from the same sort of stable as Gucci Rush, but not so pungently patchouli and sandal wood musky, I loved this from the first squirt, so to speak and often wore each in succession to work out which I liked more: this one won in the end. Not perky enough for a daytime scent unless you Really are a famous Courtesan, but for the rest of us mere mortals a tiny bit of this goes a long way and adds to the seductive arsenal.

Since my last bottle finished and I ran out of eligible men to buy it for me, the last time I looked it seemed to have spawned a huge array of mini-me variants, so much so I was quite bewildered as to which was the original. An airport departure lounge habitually late (as ever) is not the best place to exercise one's olfactory senses. Shortly after, that I lost my sense of smell in a car accident, but would cheerfully wear this again as I L O V E D it. God knows what I'm going to do if they stop making my favourites - there are no plans to cancel this, Guerlain's Mitsouko/Shalimar or YSL's Rive Gauche are there? You see, the 21st century has scarcely troubled me!

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Mascara -Dior -Diorshow Iconic Extreme (Waterproof)

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I hated this mascara, the Diorshow Iconic OVERCURL WATERPROOF is heaps better than this mascara. The formula of this mascara is really wet and does not hold a curl at all. If you try building it up it will clump together. It also took forever to dry because it was so wet. You curled your lashed really well and applied the first coat and it already has flopped down. Even after 5 minutes when the mascara has dried your lashes will still feel really sticky n rubbery like it's been coated. I looked at the package ingredients and lord behold it is not waterproof. Water is the first ingredient. With true waterproof mascaras normally wax is the first ingredient to appear on the list. I was so disappointed and was misled. With the Overcurl waterproof formula, Isodecane (wax) is the first ingredient so i know straight away that it will hold a curl and is waterproof. The only good thing about this mascara is the brush- the plastic bristles gets into every lash.

Like the previous reviewer i bought Diorshow Iconic waterproof mascara because apparently Miss Meghan Markle wore it on her wedding day. It's a little confusing but there's 2 types of Iconic mascara- the original Iconic mascara with the rubbery bristles which is this one and the Overcurl version which is the spoon curve shaped brush. I ended up buying both in waterproof to see which was better and i have to say the Overcurl version is heaps better than this one. And i'm more inclined to say that miss Markle probably used the Overcurl version on her wedding day. She has been quoted in previous interview that she likes this mascara but maybe I'm thinking they confused this mascara with the other Iconic Overcurl mascara. The Overcurl version has a stronger, drier formula and dries really fast and holds the curl too. Stick with Diorshow Iconic OVERCURL WATERPROOF mascara.

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