Cost: Rs.3000/- approx. I saw this at the Dior counter at Lifestyle but forgot to ask how much it cost. It was a gift.
What Dior says: First color palette compact foundation by Dior, DIORSKIN NUDE® COMPACT combines three shades that recreate beauty in its every nuance. It offers incredible comfort and a unique makeup result thanks to its very specific formulation, which contains energizing Mineralized Water. When applied, the powder melts on the skin for a result as natural and satiny as a cream. The complexion is enhanced, luminous and ultra-natural. Mixed with the brush, the three shades make it possible to adjust the color for tailor-made makeup. Used separately, they emphasize the curves of the face and create sophisticated Nude Makeup.
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What else the Diorskin Nude range has: This is a skin finish range from Dior, and it comprises, other than this compact foundation, a fluid foundation, a crème, a loose powder foundation, a concealer and crystal nude. More details on their website. They have a regular Diorskin range as well as a Diorskin Nude range, to which this foundation compact belongs.
Shades: From darkest to lightest –Golden Caramel, Sable Rose, Passion, Ivory, Light Beige, Beige Praline. My shade is Passion. Do check out the website to see the shades.
Active ingredients: Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate) 6.00%, Titanium Dioxide 2.97%
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Other ingredients: Mica, Talc, Boron Nitride, Diphenyl Dimethicone/Vinyl Diphenyl Dimethicone, Silsesquioxane Cross Polymer, Nylon – 12, Magnesium Myristate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Acrylates/ Stearyl Acrylate/Dimethicone, Methacrylate Copolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Aqua, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Sorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, BHT, Sericin, Phenoxyethanol,
Rhodochrosite Extract, Hydrolysed Linseed Extract.
Packaging: Quite a chunky product, it is not easy to lug around. It comes in a velvet pouch. There is a humungous mirror inside and as you can see, the pan on one side and a space for the brush on the other. What I like is that there is a clear plastic cover for the powder, which is needed cos there is a bit of fallout. So there are lots of bits and pieces to handle each time I need to use this foundation/compact.
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What the foundation-compact is like: From what I can tell, this belongs to the mineral make up category. It is supposed to be made from 100% natural, mineral pigments with Dior’s exclusive active mineralized water. It has 3 shades in each compact. The lightest one, on top is the illuminer and is a bit shimmery. The second one, the darkest, is the sculpter. In my box, The Passion, it is a very pretty colour. The third one or the unifier is the actual compact shade that is a match for your skin. You are supposed to use that all over your face, use the sculpter to sculpt, and the illuminer to highlight. You can even run your brush lightly over all three and use.
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My take: I love this product. I would lay down my life for it…errm. The powder is very finely milled and looks so sheer, you wouldn’t expect it to give the coverage it does. But it is a compact-foundation after all. Apply it on a well moisturized face. It doesn’t require separate foundation (or else you will look ghostly) or as someone here suggested (in the maybelline mineral foundation review I think), use it over a primer. It covers quite a few flaws, doesn’t accentuate pores, and gives a lovely even glow to your face. A lot of people have commented on it after I have worn it, but when I ask them if they can figure out I am wearing a product, they say it isn’t obvious. So I guess it looks natural. Dior claims that it makes your skin better through continuous use. Since I don’t use it every day, I can’t comment on that. But each time I use it, by nightfall I am convinced I have naturally lovely skin . 🙂
I apply the bottom shade (unifier) all over my face. Then I use the middle shade (sculpter) on the apples of my cheeks, like I would blush, and it gives me a nice rosy tinge. The illuminer I skip during daytime, as it is a bit shimmery.
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Swatches: Illuminator on index finger, sculptor on middle finger, unifier on ring finger. The unifier looks light, but once on my skin, settles perfectly!
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I quite like the brush too, although I have to say I know very little about brushes as such.
When I check my face at lunch break, the first glow has faded, but the evenness remains. There is no oxidation from what I can see. My skin continues to look fresh and even, even after I get home. I’m not someone who uses liquid foundation on a daily basis or for semi formal day events – in any case, the sultry climate here doesn’t really help. This won’t hide every flaw, but will minimize them.
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Those among you who are make up experts would be able to do so much with this product, I am sure. I’ve read that the powders can be used in various combinations. I don’t do much experimentation since the bottom shade is a good match for my face overall.
Here are the swatches:
Pros Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Sculpting Powder Makeup SPF 10
• Makes the skin near-flawless – it really does
• Really does live up to the product claim of making your skin glow
• Excellent coverage (for me, my skin is moderately clear)
• Very natural looking result
• For the coverage it provides, it feels very light on the skin
• No off-putting odour
• Doesn’t break me out
• The level of pigmentation is perfect.
• Also the product yields well, one swipe will give you enough on the brush
• Decent staying power. A touch up post lunch would be a good idea though
• An innovative 3 in 1 concept
• Not drying at all
• Supposed to suit all skin types
• Refillable – and it costs less then!
Cons of Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Sculpting Powder Makeup SPF 10
• Expensive. On the other hand, you do feel you are getting value for money
• The 3 – in-1 concept is a bit of a waste for me. I think the unifier is what the product is all about. Still I have no objection to using the other two shades
• There is a bit of fall out. If you don’t replace the clear plastic over the shades, your mirror will be covered in the stuff.
• Slightly bulky
• Not for people who want heavy coverage and all flaws concealed.
Will I repurchase: Yes. I’ve started saving ☺. I think I have a little while to go though, I don’t use it everyday.
Rating: 4.5 on 5. Half point cos its soooo expensive and because it wont provide full coverage (for those who want it)
Have you used Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Sculpting Powder Makeup SPF 10? Please rate in the box below
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