28 Dec 2010

Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup review

New Year's Resolution number 1: find the perfect foundation in 2011.

Today I have a review for you of Dior's Diorskin Nude Natural Glow foundation. This lovely product is a hydrating, natural looking foundation with SPF 10 for better skin. I'm using shade 20 - Light Beige, because I'm very pale with pink undertones (although this still can look orange if I don't blend it well enough, as my kind boyfriend was lovely enough to point out *rolls eyes*)


What is it? (what does the company say?)
This is a hydrating, natural looking foundation, with SPF 10 for protected skin, and is made of 100% mineral pigments and mineralised water to improve your skin over time as you wear it.

The packaging
The bottle is gorgeous! It's a heavy glass bottle with a silver lid. The product is dispensed by a little pump which is brilliant to prevent messy fingers and bacteria growth. 2 pumps is enough when using a foundation brush to give me a good coverage. Other reviews say that it lasts for a long time due to the pump and if you apply it with a brush.

How does it perform?
This foundation is very light compared to other liquid foundations, to give a sheer but natual coverage to imperfections, uneven skin tone and red patches. I still have to use a concealer with it if I have a spot, but it gives a lovely dewey finish to my natural skin. The smell is very light and fresh, and the texture is smooth and soft.

I have fairly greasy skin, so without powder it starts to slip off my face after 5 or 6 hours, but with some powder, it will last the whole day (although you'll need a refresh if you're going out that night).

What I love about it is that I don't feel like I'm wearing foundation - it's so light and moisturising, I have to keep reminding myself not to pull my white scarf over my face! For the winter this is lovely, and helps hydrate against the horrible winter, drying weather. In the summer, I hope the light texture will be good for the hot days at work, but only time will tell.


As you can see from the swatch, it blends well (I haven't totally blended it in or you wouldn't believe me I had some on my hand!) and gives a glowey, but not shiny finish.

Overall rating
For around £30, this is an expensive, high-end foundation, however you definitely get what you pay for with this. I think it's worth the money and it should last a long time if you apply with a foundation brush (if you have never applied with a foundation brush, I highly recommend you try one out - my brush is by QVS for Superdrug and cost less than £5 yet works really well).

The quality of the product is lovely, and I would rate this 4 stars. The only improvement I would suggest is Dior release a wider selection of colours for pink toned skins, this is still a bit yellow/orange for me. I would also like it to last longer, but I think that's everyone's problem with foundations, not limited to this one.

Rating - 4.5/5

Hope this review is helpful, let me know if you have any questions

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3 comments

  1. Love your reviews, Lauren! I used to wear this foundation, it is wonderfully hydrating during the winter months, but I have an oily T-zone and it really played havoc with it, especially come the summer. Sent my sebaceous glands into overdrive! I really think you can't beat Clinique foundation and they have a good range to choose from. Have a peek at the review pixiewoo did on the Clinique foundation range, they were all highly rated. My favourites are Superfit and Even Better - I have to use a light dusting of powder to take the edge off any oiliness and shine, otherwise I can't recommend them enough!xxx

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  2. I had this but it didn't react very well on my skin boo! However bobbi brown skin does a similar job so if the same happens to you then you should give that a go xx

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  3. Thanks for the tips girls, I'll keep trying this one and if it doesn't work out well for me then I'll give the ones you've recommended a go. I think this year (2011) is the year of foundation for me!

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