Although I don’t normally do beauty reviews, I do consider my blog to be an all rounder – so I’ve decided to make beauty reviews a regular thing (if they go down well with readers). Personally, I love reading beauty reviews as I love trying out new products – especially if they come highly recommended. Anyway, on to the review!
I’ve always struggled when it comes to foundations because I have quite temperamental skin – one minute its dry, the next it’s oily. Plus, I am quite naturally olive skinned and couldn’t quite get the colour right, so when I found a tester for Dior Skin Nude in my latest issue of Cosmo (this was about a year ago), I decided to give it a go. Luckily, the tester sample provided enough of the foundation to cover my face and after one try – I was sold.
I think the tester was a shade lighter than the Dior Skin I currently use, this is simply because I found that it didn’t always blend in with my skin (especially after coming back from holiday) so I decided to go a shade darker, which thankfully didn’t mean more orange.
The foundation itself is very light, and is described as ‘hydrating’ which in my opinion is exactly what it does. If you are having a dry skin day, like me – then it really hydrates your skin and gives it a boost. However, ‘hydrating’ can often be mistaken for greasy – which this certainly isn’t. I don’t normally wear much foundation, especially during the day and Dior Skin Nude really compliments this habit – as you can put on a light layer and it doesn’t feel heavy. If you do like wearing full cover foundation, then I would say that this probably isn’t the foundation for you, however I think that you can get quite a thick and flawless finish using this foundation providing you use a little more when applying.
When I bought this foundation, the lady in the shop advised me to apply it using a foundation brush – as you will get a much more even and flawless coverage than using your fingers. At first I thought she was just trying to flog me another product (aren’t I cynical!), but after purchasing on online (I got mine here – they are £2!), I discovered what she meant. Regardless of the type of skin you have, I’d really recommend buying a foundation brush, as they not only save the dreaded foundation fingers/hands, but it also means that you can achieve a much more even and natural look.
The colour I’m currently using is 020, which I’d say is an all-round colour. If you are unsure about the colour, go for this one! It blends in really well, and as I said before – isn’t orange. The Dior Nude Skin Foundation itself costs in the region of £29.50, depending on where you buy it from – which may seem pricey, but I can assure you it’s worth it. I used to be quite cynical about whether you are buying a product simply for the name, but I honestly think you are paying for quality in this instance. It doesn’t match up to any high street makeup brands such as Rimmel, Maybelline or Max Factor – as it’s a lot smoother and feels much nicer on the skin (I hate the word nice, but couldn’t find another word to fit!).
So, I hope my review was helpful. I’m sorry if I’m not descriptive enough! Let me know if you have any questions!
Have you tried Dior Skin? Do you like it?