Monday, 22 October 2012

Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Radiant Foundation...



Oh Boy, this is going to be fun... Last week I was flicking through Vogue UK Nov 2012 issue and I came across this Diorskin Nude Foundation sample... It's relatively new and I haven't tried it yet so I gave it a shot... My skin type is oily/combo and naturally I'd stay away from any foundation that has 'glow' or 'radiant' in it, but since this was a sample I was curious to see what it's actually like... I decided to write this review to perhaps help you save a good 30 quid [I think it might be £31] as I expected something completely different from this foundation than how it turned out on my face... Another reason why it's always better to get a sample of a high end foundation, as they are always quite pricey but unfortunately don't always work... 

This sample will last you 3-4 times... First time I applied Diorskin Nude SPF 15 it looked incredibly flat and unflattering... I was somewhat surprised as that was the last thing I'd expect from a natural-glow-radiant foundation... The colour 020 Light Beige was perfect for my much more paled down skin now... I had to really work my Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation over it to give it a prettier dimension and make it look a little more dewy, as I don't like how matte foundations look on me... I ended up using twice as much of the Mineral Powder Foundation than I usually do, I tend to apply a little bit of it when I'm doing my foundation as I love the finish... Throughout the day the foundation still ended up looking meh... Anyways that was that...

I didn't give up yet, and next time I used it I decided to apply it slightly heavier... This time it looked flawless, and I really loved it... It had this airbrushed effect, looking natural, not glowy but not flat either... I was so happy with the finish that I even skipped Mineral Foundation to see how it would wear... There was a bunch of things I had to sort out before leaving my flat, and so it must have been an hour later when I cough myself in the mirror with a horrified gasp... I looked like Oompa Loompa from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory... The foundation oxidized so so badly, I could hardly recognise myself... Thank god I was still at home and not in the public eye... I have no idea if the foundation components reacted badly with my skincare or what on earth it was... It hasn't happened with my cheap-ish foundations before so I'm not sure why it happened with Dior...

Apart from oxidizing, it also collected in the tiniest wrinkles and pores highlighting them and making them look massive... As if that wasn't bad enough it also looked overtly greasy... I had to blot the foundation off and powder, to only see the oiliness come back half an hour later... It was a disaster! If I had time I'd take it off there and then... But I ended up powdering my face every 30 minutes until I got home and could finally wash it off... So there you go... I don't really know what to say, other than some of my high street foundations that cost third of Diorskin Nude look and wear beautifully... Perhaps this foundation is suited for dry skin types only... Also it's quite a hyped up foundation and I think it's good to test drive it before investing into it in any case... I tested it twice and that was enough for me...


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