I don’t usually keep switching my foundation. I do have 2 “seasonal” foundation: the Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow in Dore for spring and Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint in Fonce during the summer. Kat Von D Lock it Foundation #66 has been my staple foundation for a year now. For reference, I am a Mac NW43/NC45, Nars Cadiz and Color IQ 2y12. In layman’s terms, I am a medium dark tan with golden undertones, in short I am a brown girl. It has always been challenge every time I make the switch in my foundation routine. I not only have issues with break outs but my skin never fails to oxidize the product. I just felt it’s time for me to say goodbye to heavy coverage foundation such as my Kat Von D Lock it Foundation #66. I prefer ultra light coverage foundation, almost barely there, with sunscreen and anti-aging properties as just icing on the cake. Even if I have plenty of melanin, I still need to apply sunscreen. It’s a plus if the foundation possesses SPF 20 and higher. So I’ve decided to try the Dior Diorskin Nude Air 040 Honey Beige foundation.
Dior Diorskin Nude Air 040 Honey Beige is “a lightweight foundation serum that creates an enhanced complexion and a sheer finish.” It’s a match on my skin with the yellow undertones which is not too strong. The sales attendant forewarned me that it got too much pink in them. But when I swatched them against my skin, it appears more yellow than pink which I liked. The texture of the foundation is fluid like water. You need to shake the product for an even distribution. The product is confined in a dropper, very opaque and 6 drops of product takes care of my entire face with extra 3 drops for my neck. I applied the product with my beauty blender for a sheer coverage and dries to matte in a few seconds. As for my t-zone which always gets oily, it never controls the oil to creep out. But a finishing powder like my Guerlain Meteorites or any mattifying finishing powder will do the trick. The bottle is a very thick glass that no worries of it breaking when you tip it even when you accidentally drop it from the sink to the floor. Trust me, I’ve dropped the bottle several times and it is still alive! As an added bonus, it has a very pleasant powdery scent which is never overwhelming or not pungent like paint.
The Bottom Line:
I’ve heard great reviews about the Dior Diorskin Nude Air foundation line and I’m glad I’ve tried Dior Diorskin Nude Air 040 and now absolutely love it. Since the texture is very fluid, be careful not to apply too much product since the pigment is already opaque enough which always can be built for a heavier coverage as you please. I’ve learned not to follow the advice of sales attendants, especially if they’ve got fairer skin or even got bad eyebrows (LOL), with my makeup choices. I’m a daredevil and would like to challenge myself in trying it on my skin than completely passing a substantial product and deal with remorse later on. My advice for those who have brown skin or deeper than I do, stroll the makeup counters and always swatch them on your skin and take pictures with a flash on. If you find a match, always ask for samples to take home. You’ll be able to distinguish if a product oxidizes or not or if it will give you breakouts. Have you always followed an advice from a lady in the counter? Please do share your thoughts.
Dior Diorskin Nude Air 040 Honey Beige A
Overall Quality: 9/10 Formula: 9/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 9.5/10 Longevity: 10/10
Price: $53 / 1.0 fl. oz. / 30 ml bottle
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