Wednesday, 27 April 2016

REVIEW | DIOR STAR FOUNDATION AND CONCEALER


There are two products up for review today and I have had them both for a while now: the Dior Star foundation in the shade Sand (031) and the Dior Star Concealer, in the shade Sable (003). These are both fairly pricey items and I have been testing them out for months. I wanted to start with the reason I was so keen to try them and that was all because of the wonderful Wayne Goss. He made a video dubbing this foundation "the perfect selfie foundation", you can watch that video below, and so naturally I had to buy it immediately.



Claims: "the complexion is instantly more luminous and more visibly even. A new generation of hollow silica beads captures and diffuses light in a correcting halo with no shine and colour-pigments neutralise colour imbalances to create the perfect light"

I really wanted to love this foundation, but unfortunately it just wasn't for me. I prefer a matte foundation and I have oily/combination skin. I found this gathered in areas of my face and looked shiny in the T zone area after only a few hours of wear. On the other hand, this foundation absolutely lives up to its claims so if you have dry to normal skin and are looking for that gorgeous glowy foundation of your dreams this could be it. The packaging is beautiful, you get 30ml of product and the formula contains an SPF30. It brightens and illuminates the skin creating a dewy, fresh and radiant look. As for photography, I don't think it is a miracle product or particularly innovative. It blends well and lasts for about 8 hours on my skin when set with a loose powder. This is a good medium coverage foundation for anyone coveting radiance in a bottle.
 


Claims: "an illuminating stretch-effect concealer, dark circles are instantly neutralised and the eye contour is unified and illuminated. Day after day, signs of fatigue fade away for more dazzling eyes. The formula contains skincare ingredients that with each application help to reduce puffiness, dark circles and redness",

I have the corresponding shade to the foundation (03 Sand) and I would next time buy a lighter colour, 02 Beige instead so it would be more of a highlighter and concealer in one. I don't have any negatives for this concealer, apart from the price. The formula, texture, coverage and blendability are all perfect. I use this mostly to cover blemishes, but as Sand has a slightly warm orange undertone it also works as a corrector. Therefore, I can use it mixed with another brightening concealer to really make my tired eyes look awake. I can't say I have noticed a reduction in redness, puffiness or dark circles, but these are not prominent skin issues for me. Overall, a great product but easily dupable. 

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this review. There are so many amazing foundations and concealers out there at a more affordable price point that I am always a bit harsher on more high end products. The truth is that there are many other foundations that work a lot better for me, I have heard that for people that prefer a matte finish Dior Forever (£33) foundation is the better option. Don't forget to leave a comment and follow my blog via Bloglovin. Take care.

What is your all-time favourite foundation(s)?


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26 comments

  1. I've heard great things about Dior! My mother uses the Dior foundation, and mascara.. and a bunch of other products and she swears by them. You're right, they are a little bit pricier, but the quality is amazing. I've tried their mascara which was so great, so I would definitely trust these products as well. Thank you for the review! :)

    My Lovelier Days

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    1. I haven't tried their mascara but I know a lot of people love it, that might be next on my list!

      Kiran x

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  2. I have read really great reviews on this but yes, I agree that this might suits dry/normal skin better. Great review!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. You could wear it if you had oily skin, but to keep shine at bay I would recommend using a mattifying primer and setting oily areas (usually the T zone for me) with a loose powder. Thank you for commenting, Shireen.

      Kiran x

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  3. Love your video share, and you are so beautiful, and i want to have skin

    BettyCook DreamyDressShop

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    1. Thank you, haha if you are referring to the model in the video that is certainly not me. Thank you for commenting!

      Kiran x

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  4. I need more Dior makeup! It sounds amazing.

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. I am lusting over the Dior highlighters like crazy!

      Kiran x

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  5. Wow, looks like a great foundation. Thanks for sharing!

    xx Falasha
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    1. You're welcome, Falasha! I would definitely recommend it if you're willing to splurge and have skin on the drier side.

      Kiran x

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  6. Haven't tried the Dior foundation or concealer but I've used their skincare which I absolutely loved!!!

    I love the Clarins foundation and Loreal do a pretty great version too! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk
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    1. Ooh what skincare products of theirs do you recommend?

      Kiran x

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  7. Girl, for the price I'd march myself in a mall and at least exchange the concealer for the lighter shade so you could wear it and truly love it! I have combo skin as well, so maybe I wont try this one. I've heard great things about their foundations, maybe another one will be worth a try.

    katiechamel

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    1. Very true, but I thought I would be really nice and gave it to my sister to use as a corrector (she suffers from intense, sometimes terrifying dark circles) and it works a dream. I feel really funny about returning makeup products, am I the only one? I usually just give whatever doesn't work for me to someone else or sell it on depop for a fiver haha. Thank you for commenting, Katie.

      Kiran x

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  8. I love Star, it just never seems to last on me!

    Makeup Monster

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    1. I got a decent wear out of it, not as much as any of my matte foundations, or even the demi-mattes. I think that's the problem with dewy foundations, they aren't as long-lasting and who wants to set their makeup every two hours?

      Kiran x

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  9. Great review! I would love to try. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  10. This also lays in my drawer to try out, love your article!

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    1. Haha thanks, ooh I'll be interested to see what you think of it!

      Kiran x

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  11. Looks great! Love your post!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

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  12. I need to check these two out! I have dry, eczema prone skin so the foundation sounds just right for my needs. I've got another Dior concealer & the formula is great, but the shade I was matched to is all wrong so I'm currently mixing it with a highlighting pen to create a better match. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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    1. Yes, this could be a great foundation for you! Let me know if you pick it up!

      Kiran x

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  13. Good to know that it is not a great foundation for oily/combination skin! I guess i should buy Dior Forever in summer and Dior Star in winter when my combination skin can seek glow! If i am that much in a mood to splurge!
    I think the concealer too should work perfectly as it claims to brighten the undereye area! I have hollow eyes so it should work for me!

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    1. Awesome, let me know what you get! I have my eye on the Dior Airflash foundation, everyone seems enamoured with it.

      Kiran x

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