For a little while now I have been on the hunt for a new foundation. Does anyone find that after a while the foundation they love wearing starts to look a little… meh? I had been wearing Bare Minerals and I have always loved it but over the summer months my skin was starting to look a little drab wearing it. I decided it was time for a change, and asked for some recommendations in a recent #bbloggers chat and Christian Dior’s Diorskin Star was the foundation of choice! I used a sample product for little over a week and knew instantly that it was love.
Initially I was a little worried about using this foundation. My skin is rather oily and can get quite shiny around the t-zone; I also suffer with blemishes (particularly on my cheeks and chin) so I tend to opt for matte finishes, but Diorskin Star has more of a glowing, dewy finish. This is because it contains illuminating expert techniques, making it Dior’s first brightening foundation. To me bright and illuminating often means oily and shiny, but I can honestly say that these problems are a thing of the past with this foundation. I’ve always envied girls who can rock a dewy glow, and now I can too – yippee!
The foundation is very liquidy (is that even a word?) meaning that you need to apply a little at a time, building up layers to achieve a medium coverage which I think is perfect for this time of year. It applies wet but soon sets to give a lovely, glowing finish that emulates that of a makeup artist look, although you do need some concealer for particular problem areas.
It really does make your skin appear so much brighter and more luminous, but without that added shine. That’s what I love about it. It isn’t matte and heavy; it’s light and airy and gives a gorgeous summer glow, which is caused by colour-filter pigments to neutralise imbalances in the skin – such as redness or dark circles – and hollow silica beads which capture natural light to enhance but without causing shine. Again, I can completely vouch for Dior’s claims here as my skin appears so much brighter and I look so much more alert. It’s a gorgeous finish and all my worries about looking oily were pushed aside!
Another worry of mine was that the foundation would start to become more oily throughout the day, particularly as I suffer from an oily skin base, but I’m seriously impressed. I wore this for my graduation last week. It was applied at 9am and I didn’t take it off until 11pm that night. It still looked flawless without any touch ups – not a shine in sight! I was so pleased with the natural look of it and the fact that it has a fabulous durability. It was a really lovely day that day too, and I was boiling in my cap and gown, but my foundation didn’t let me down. I wear a loose powder over the top to set it and add concealer onto my blemishes and under the eyes, but all in all, it’s a big thumbs up for Diorskin Star!
One thing I will admit, Diorskin Star isn’t cheap at £32.50 for 30ml, but the formula, natural finish and durability of this foundation warrants its hefty price tag in my opinion. It’s glossy, high end packaging really reflects its luxurious brand values, and the product itself lives up to its quality roots. For those ladies with oily skin, it seems that I’ve found a foundation that can give us a warm glow without that pesky shine!
Have you tried this foundation?
Lots of love,