I am back from a short Malaysia & Singapore trip and have indulged in some luxury shopping. Dior’s Airflash Foundation has been on my wish list from a long time, and when I saw it at the Dior counter I happily sat down for a quick makeover from the MUA. She asked me some questions on my usual makeup and skin care routine, and then chose some other products to go well with the foundation. Today I am going to review one such product that she used on me, which burnt a hole in my pocket.
An age-defying perfect skin creator that refines skin texture, evens skintone, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, and increases radiance. Dreamskin is the key to beautiful skintone and texture, instantly and over time. Perfect for all ages and skin types, this powerful product produces youthful-looking skin while increasing radiance and firmness. Dior’s exclusive bio-mimetic powder complex reduces dark spots and redness, and minimizes pores.
Day after day, skin is continuously perfected with the help of plant extracts from the exclusive Dior Gardens. Longoza extract from the garden in Madagascar helps to combat wrinkles along with loss of radiance and firmness. From a new garden in Burkina Faso, opilia extract helps reduce dark spots and redness, bringing dull complexions back to life
SGD 150 or INR approx 7100 for 30 ml
This cream comes in a pearly peach sturdy case with a pump dispenser and a metal cap. The cap also has the name ‘DIOR’ embossed on it. The packaging is very chic – it would make a classy addition to one’s dress mirror and is also very travel friendly.
My Experience with Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin:
The MUA mixed some Capture Totale Dreamskin and sunscreen from one essential line on a palette and then applied it like a primer before foundation. My skin instantly looked fresh, radiant and silky. I felt I could skip the foundation, but went ahead since I wanted to try out that foundation. I was very impressed with the final look as well and was tempted to buy it. The MUA explained to me that the product basically works as a primer providing a perfect canvas for makeup, and also corrects the skin in the long run if used regularly. It is sold in 30 and 50 ml. The 50 ml bottle can be refilled, but I chose the 30 ml one owing to budget constraints.
I did not fully understand then how it does both – makeup & skincare, but was just carried away by the look of my face in the mirror. So I splurged. And now when I use the product in India, it instantly brightens my face making it look as if I have just come back from some uplift session. But my face also becomes very shiny within just an hour. I know I have a very oily face, but my shine did not breakthrough for a good 5 hours when I tested it in Singapore. May be because I was mainly in air conditioned environment there. I have tried applying it with a brush like the MUA, mixed it with a lightweight sunscreen, tried it alone and also with a foundation/moisturiser. Yet, I have not been able to increase the longevity of the look it gives me for more than an hour.
I love what it does to my face instantly and want it to stay put like that for a reasonable amount of time, but alas! It is sooooo pricey that it breaks my heart for not being able to make it work. I envy all the dry skinned girls who can really have a “dreamskin” with it. It also did nothing remarkable to my skin as a skincare product after regular usage over a month. I will be giving a break to this product in my routine and hope to use it when I visit cooler places.
Pros of Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin:
• Gives instantly gorgeous and silky finish
• Best primer for dry skin
Cons of Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin:
• Very pricey
• Cannot keep oil at bay
• Loads of chemicals
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin?
I will not repurchase it. All the dry skinned girls who are yet to find their HG primer can give it a go, if the price is not a problem for them.
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