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September 23, 2014


You may have noticed the influx of new foundation releases recently, all promising lightweight, long-lasting, glowy coverage. Sounds good, no? It does, but, it's always the question of whether or not to spend the money weeding through those to find which suits you...the struggle.

The Dior Star Foundation is the brand's latest launch, and is their take on this emerging trend in the foundation category. I've been testing this for the past few weeks, and since its induction into my stash only one other base has had a turn on my face - and that was my trusty Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet. I was a bit skeptical about trying this out, thinking it might be similar to the Diorskin Forever foundation, but lucky me - it's unlike any other in my collection.

Dior has positioned this as "its first brightening foundation: a weightless fluid capable of recreating the spectacular and perfecting light of Dior's studios. The complexion is instantly more luminous and visibly more even. A new generation of hollow silica beads captures and diffuses light in a correcting halo with no shine. At the same time, colour-filter pigments neutralize colour imbalances to recreate the perfect light. The complexion is clarified with a purer, more dazzling and long-lasting light. Anti-'Light-trap' skincare ingredients help reduce the appearance of dark areas, pigment spots and redness."

Marketing jargon aside: I find this foundation to be incredibly lightweight, with the level of coverage you would expect from a slightly heavier medium foundation. It adds radiance and evens out skin tone well, but still manages to look very natural under any lighting. Just be warned, if you are  looking for something to cover more major blemishes and imperfections, this is not going to be your savior. I love it, but save for the odd blemish I get now and again, I have pretty clear skin overall and this does the job of just making any discolorations I may have much less obvious. This is more of a 'light-inducing blurring skin tint' than it is a full coverage foundation and it's an amazing one at that. It's dewy without ever looking greasy, glowy without the glimmer, and semi-matte without looking too heavy. I guess you could say it's sort of everything I could ever ask for from a high-tech and modern foundation.

Another "oui" for Dior, quel surprise


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