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 ultimate blending 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).