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.


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.


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.


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!!


Disappointing day/ first world problem.

This blog is back up and running, I don’t know how frequently it will be updated, but I’m back.

For those of you who weren’t reading my from the start, I’ve deleted all my previous posts, as they only featured uni work – which I’m sure you loved.

Being a student means that you get familiar with websites that e-mail you the newest offers and freebies available.

Well, every now and then I like clicking through them and get some tea samples sent for free. However I extremely like trying makeup samples, so every time makeup is involved, I just can’t stop myself. I. MUST. TRY. IT.

SI heard about Benefit‘s online game to advertise their new product, Big Easy. You basically had to play, Tweet your score and a Benefit rep would Tweet back with a voucher that would give you a free foundation sample and “makeupper” at a Benefit counter.

I decided to take a break from uni work (please somebody save me!!) and I went into town, ready to get my free sample. The girl at the Benefit counter sat me down, applied the new complexion perfector, did some small talk. Then she put a bit of blusher on my cheeks, filled in a form with the products she used on me and I left.

I FORGOT MY SAMPLE. Or maybe, she forgot to give me one. The point is, I’ll never be able to try it for a whole week – or more – and review it on my blog like I dreamed.

So far the new Big Easy seems to be working pretty well. My complexion has stayed the same colour the whole afternoon (hurray!) and my cheeks haven’t gone red yet.

I find the product slightly oily on my already oily nose, but it hasn’t made my cheeks feel dry and it does look natural.

Unfortunately, this will have to be the only -short- review you’ll get on this product. I felt too embarrassed to let her know that sample was the whole point of me getting out of the house!!