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)?