Diorskin Star Foundation – Review

Nearly one month ago I mentioned getting a sample of Dior’s new foundation, Diorskin Star.

I have finally managed to try it so here’s what I think of it.

At first:

The sample comes in a nice little pot – which will honestly last me for two months. The foundation comes in 16 different shades, to suit most skin types.

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The shade I have is 013 DUNE. It looks quite pale compared to my arm but my face is paler than the rest of my body, so it does match my skin.

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I applied the foundation with Model’s Own Foundation Brush (£7.99) and set it with T. Leclerc’s Translucide loose powder (£36).

I found Diorskin Star quite hard to apply, the texture looks light but compared to Diorskin Nude (my daily foundation), I need to use more product to cover my whole face.

The coverage is good, not too heavy which is what I was looking for as I want a natural overall look. But then again, my skin does not have any major problems to cover up so I don’t know how good it will be in covering blemishes or spots. Other reviews suggest it covers some things but not everything so I wouldn’t recommend to those who would like a heavier coverage.

The other amazing thing about Diorskin Star is that it smells SO good!!

After some hours: 

The foundation settled quite nicely and it doesn’t look too heavy. However, as I sometimes find with my daily foundation Diorskin Nude, it dries my skin too much. It may be just because I have dry skin, but if you have the same skin type as me, you may feel the same.

Overall:

Diorskin Star is described as “the first brightening foundation”, which is quite true as my skin looks brighter. It also promises that the ingredients will “help reduce the appearance of dark areas, pigment spots and redness“. As my main skin problem is redness, it’s true, I’m not red, although my skin feels tight.

So does Diorskin Star win against Diorskin Nude? In my opinion, Diorskin Nude is better in applying and coverage as well as leaving a natural finish. They both dry my skin but I feel Star dries it a bit more than Nude.

In the end, I think I’ll stick to Diorskin Nude and recommend Star to those who don’t suffer from dry skin, I’m sure they will love it as much as other reviewers have!!

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Autumn

I have taken a Summer break from the blog because I felt like I should have a bit of planning about the direction I want this blog to take.

So I sat down, thought about new posts I could come up with, my camera is now fully charged and I can’t wait to share with my readers (hopefully not just my mum and dad) other bits of my life.

I got new makeup samples to try and review for you, as well as recipes I’d love to share with you. So you can impress your family and friends with easy and low-faff recipes that look and taste amazing!

Here’ s a little sneak peek: in this month’s Glamour I found a voucher for a free sample of Diorskin Star foundation. All I had to do was go to the my nearest Dior makeup counter with the voucher… But I will tell you all about it once I had the chance to try it. In the meantime, I recommend you watch Diorskin Star – The Making of, just because Natalie Portman looks divine and don’t we all wish to look half as beautiful as her?

Lashem 3-in-1 eye bright

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Let me introduce you to the latest addition in my makeup back: Lashem 3-in-1 eye bright.

This product has a light, gel-like texture that I particularly like, as it means it won’t look to heavy on your skin and won’t take too much time to dry out.

As you apply it, you may feel a little tingle underneath your eyes, but it’s a pleasant one that means the product is working. Sometimes eye creams/serums just go into your eyes and they hurt like hell!!

This eye cream promises to lift, firm and brighten your dark circles as well as “decrease redness and puffiness” and decrease fine lines. I must admit, I was a bit sceptic that it would work.

I have first tried it two days ago, I applied it following the instructions on the box: at night, after taking makeup off and I have since been using it every night religiously.

After the first night, the most stunning improvement was that my eyes looked less tired, but that was it. Having been using it for three days in a row I can see tiny improvements. Obviously, creams don’t work overnight so I wasn’t expecting it to make a massive difference. I do believe the change will be noticeable after using it constantly for a longer period of time.

So far, I can say I’m happy with this product. It comes in a 15ml tub for $40,00 and you only need a tiny bit for both of your eyes, so I’m sure it’s a long-lasting product.

This is a picture of my eye with no makeup. As you can see, my dark circles need some help – imagine hay fever, getting a bit stressed out because I’m moving out soon, the end of university… Well, you get the idea!!

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**This product was sent to me by Chrislie Formulations to review. This does NOT affect my opinion in reviewing the product.**