Dior Forever Foundation – £33.00.
Believe it or not, I have never tried any foundation from Dior. I always see their foundations plastered all over some of my favourite blogs and whilst I was shopping recently, I thought I’d treat myself. Why the hell not eh? I went to Twitter to see which foundation would be best as I was torn between getting Dior’s Forever foundation or their Star foundation. In the end I actually ended up buying both. Forever offers shine control and pore minimising qualities which are exactly the type of things I look for in a foundation, especially with having oily skin. However I will be restarting my Roaccutane treatment in March so I think that’s when I’ll get the most use from Dior’s Star foundation so watch this space for that review.
Dior’s Forever Foundation is pretty special. I fell head over heels in love with the finish, it offers a velvety soft, semi-matte almost satin finish which just leaves your skin looking perfect. I found that it made my skin look absolutely flawless and definitely minimised the appearance of my quite large and open pores. It offers a medium to full coverage that doesn’t look remotely cakey – it covered imperfections with ease and hid my naturally red and congested skin with no problems whatsoever. This is definitely an oily skinned girls dream I tell you! It blends seamlessly in to the skin like a dream. For a full coverage foundation, it feels incredibly lightweight and comfortable on the skin. It mattified the areas that desperately needed it (t-zone, nose, etc) without leaving my skin looking flat and lacklustre. I have been applying this with an expert face brush but once applied, I have been going over it with a beauty blender to add a subtle airbrushed effect to my skin. OH MY DAYS, it looks amazing. As for staying power, I found that it held up really really well, especially considering I work in a huge and incredibly air conditioned office. I did have to blot throughout the day but not half as much as I normally would do with other foundations. It definitely has some decent staying power. One thing I have to add with this foundation is that it oxidises (noooooo) and it will settle a shade darker than the one you originally bought so I’d definitely recommend going a shade lighter to compensate for that. I purchased the shade 020 light beige which was a perfect match for my skin but once I left the house, it had settled to a slightly darker shade. Luckily it wasn’t too bad – it was salvageable. Next time however, I will definitely get a shade lighter. We live and we learn, hey? As for the packaging, well, Dior don’t really get it wrong – do they? The Forever Foundation is housed inside a pretty, tall frosted glass bottle. If there is one thing that I love, it is foundations that come in frosted glass bottles. Dior’s Forever Foundation contains a very high SPF of 35 but luckily, you don’t get any god awful flashback on photographs – yes, I did test it. Research, y’know? With the SPF being so high, you need to make sure that this stuff is scrubbed off your face properly – micellar solution and wipes won’t cut the mustard I’m afraid. I’m taking pre-cleanse, double cleanse, triple cleanse to remove this stuff.
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