Diorblush Light & Contour



diorblush-swatchDiorblush Light & Contour sculpting stick duo is a two-in-one cream product. That’s what I like. Even better when it’s from the luxury line of Dior. You guys already know I’m a huge fan of cream products on my face. They apply, and wear more natural than powder — on my face, especially due to my dry skin. You might’ve already seen these in action if you came across my Look Of The Day: Dior Skyline from mid-August. They are such an easy product to apply with one swipe to the cheekbones and a highlight along the orbital bone, you’ve got yourself a nice chiselled, or natural look depending on how much product you apply.

I have two of the three colours available (swatched above on the left is the 002 shade, and on the right is the 003 shade), it also comes in the 001 shade, too.

Because it is a two-in-one I feel as though it’s definitely worth the $48 CDN price tag, especially considering the cost of Dior’s makeup for one piece.

How should you apply it?

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Dior Forever Foundation

Dior Forever FoundationReminder, I’m blogging about Dior beauty products all week!

It’s always tricky reviewing foundations on my blog.

What works for me, doesn’t necessarily work for you, and vice versa. Some Dior foundations are my holy grail (the Dior Hydra Life BB cream is my FAVE, the Airflash is amazing too), and others I could simply chuck off to the wayside. I mean, I’m giving you my honest thoughts here. I want you to trust, and value my opinion and not come here just for the pretty photos and read my PR sample pitch.

Dior Forever FoundationI’ve been quietly testing out the Dior Forever foundation since the beginning of February. I received it to my California address while spending 8 weeks back home, and when I got back to the west coast, I tested it out almost every day (obviously not on the days I was wearing/testing out my H&M BB cream).

I want to give foundations fair trial runs before chatting about it on my blog, and wearing the product multiple times helps. I applied the Dior Forever foundation using various techniques — using the Dior Fluid Foundation brush, Real Techniques core collection brush, and a Beauty Blender.

Of course, it helps seeing the product before/after on my skin to produce your own opinions of how the product performs on the skin. For a quick reference, I have dry/dehydrated skin and I applied philosophy hope in a jar face moisturizer before the foundation.

Before/After: (I’m wearing the shade 030)


First photo: No face makeup (I applied mascara + eyebrow pencil).
Second photo: Dior Forever foundation applied with my Beauty Blender sponge.
Third photo: Finished look (I added bronzer, concealer and lipgloss).

Click to view an upclose shot of the final photo, to see how much coverage it truly gets. No photoshopping!Dior-Forever-application

Quick after thoughts: It blends easily, and goes on smoothly with a medium coverage applied with all three techniques listed above, and it lasts all day long.

However, Peter Philips, the Creative + Image Director of Dior Makeup describes the foundation perfectly:

“a working woman’s complexion that she can count on for a perfect matte finish and just enough coverage.”

What I look for in a foundation, is something that provides a medium coverage, and has a soft sheen and glow to my skin making it as naturally dewy-looking as possible. However, on occasion I do like to have perfectly flawless skin, and that’s when I reach for my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation (I often use a bit of the Estee Lauder foundation mixed with the Dior Hydra Life BB cream to provide a dewy AND flawless look, it’s what I wore on my wedding day!…ok getting off topic here).

I’d recommend the Dior Forever foundation for anyone who wants a long lasting formula that provides a flawless finish. Apparently this is a fantastic foundation for those with oily skin types as it is marked to help control shine. This is a matte foundation, but it doesn’t look flat, cakey or fake on my face, nor does it oxidize on my skin.

Dior Forever FoundationDior Forever Foundation is available in 16 days for $50.00 CDN at Dior counters nationwide, The Bay, Sephora.ca/Sephora.com, and Holt Renfrew

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Buy the Dior Gel Coat. Yep.


Dior gel coatI’ve dropped so many of my dollahs on this beautiful Dior product. I re-purchased it many a time. Yea, that’s right. Just because I work with a brand, doesn’t mean I don’t spend money on their products. CAUSE I DO. Buy the Dior Gel Coat.

Let’s call this top coat exactly what it is, a beautiful top coat to finish off your mani/pedi. It’s like the seche vite of quick drying top coats. Except the Dior one I wouldn’t call quick drying, more like shellac-like-top coat. It creates a shiny finish to your nails, and potentially lasts as long as a shellac. I haven’t found it lasted quite that long (2+ weeks, pfth yeah right), but it does last a while. And that’s why I’ve repurchased it. In fact, I need Sephora to have their 20% off VIB sale soon, when is that happening by the way? Anyone know? I know it happens twice a year. I need to stock up, I only have about an eighth of the product left.

Plus, it doesn’t get all goopy when you’re half way through the bottle (ahem, like other top coats do). Just saying.

As most of the Dior nail polished I’ve tried out in the past, they have been consistent with their formulation. That’s what sucks me in. Perfectly creamy colours, no shimmer, and the widest application brush for fools like me who make a mess with painting nails with the scrawny nail polish brushes. I just can’t do it man! I am consistently raving about Sally Hansen & Dior brushes. They’re almost identical to one another, but of course not identical in price. Obviously.

You can buy it at Macy’s (where I first purchased it). But I’d recommend buying it at Sephora, so you can get your points for it.

P.S: This week I’m talking about everything DIOR beauty related. Dior needs more love on my blog, plus I have some items from the Spring collection to show you. Come back every day this week if you’re interested :)

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