Any good makeup artist will tell you that the one of the most important aspects of a well-made-up face is good skin. Without it, the overall look cannot truly come together in a polished, flawless way. That's why good skin care is so important. Keeping the skin in good condition helps form a smooth canvas for everything else you plan to add to it.
However, no matter how good your skin is, there are THOSE days. The days when skin is tired, blotchy, uneven, or blemished. The days when it needs some help to achieve that perfect canvas--and that's where foundation comes in. The proper foundation can make the skin luminous, radiant, and even-toned. It can enhance your look and make you look younger, better rested, and generally brighter. That's where DiorSkin Nude foundation comes in.
DiorSkin Nude Foundation
Diorskin Nude is not a heavy, full-coverage makeup. It isn't designed to hide serious dark spots or blemishes. What it's designed to do is create a smooth, luminous appearance for the skin, a natural-looking veil of perfection. It's a lightweight liquid foundation that spreads evenly across the skin, erasing irregularities and smoothing the appearance of fine lines, creating a perfect canvas for the rest of your makeup. The coverage can be anywhere from light to medium and is easily buildable, but it always looks very natural, blending in with the skin to form an almost undetectable veil of coverage that smooths and softens the skin and leaves a luminous, not dewy, finish. It lasts all day and doesn't slip and slide across the skin once it sets.
DiorSkin Nude is packaged in a beautiful glass bottle with a pump. One pump gives very sheer, natural coverage, while two pumps builds the coverage closer to medium. In both cases, a moment or two after application, DiorSkin Nude melts into the skin and virtually disappears, leaving the illusion of perfection behind. I've applied it using a Beauty Blender sponge, a foundation brush, and my fingers, and all methods have been successful, each leaving a different level of opacity on the skin. For the lightest coverage I use a foundation brush. For slightly heavier coverage, I prefer the Beauty Blender, Finally, on days when I need just a little more help, I use my fingers, "melting" the foundation into my skin for a flawless, medium-coverage finish. All three methods result in a lovely, even finish.
Bottom Line: DiorSkin Nude is a beautiful foundation. It isn't meant for those who need heavier coverage, as it's formulated to give a soft, natural finish and a luminous glow. For those of you with oilier skin, it definitely isn't an oily or "dewy" foundation, but it is luminous. If it's too luminous for your taste, a simple dusting of loose powder will give it a matte finish that lasts all day. This has turned into one of my favorite foundations, and especially this summer I've been reaching for it nearly every day. Highly recommended.