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Diorskin Star Foundation Review

Dior’s latest foundation. Star, promises to provide a “professional lighting” effect on the face so your imperfections are masked and your contours look more sculpted. 

Like many of the latest-generation illuminating foundations, Star creates a glow without being shimmery or dewy, which is good for people with slightly oilier skins. 

Texture

Satin finish; feels matte and diffuses light so your pores look smaller, but it still leaves a smooth glow on the skin, like clean skin. 

Fluid and lighter in texture than Diorskin Nude, although the satin finish is slightly similar. Diorskin Nude is a bit fluffier and thicker in feel.

TIP: This foundation is very fluid and easy to apply, but it sets fast so blend quickly and make sure your brush or sponge is slightly damp.

Coverage

Medium-buildable; sheer if you use a sponge. This covers discolorations and even some of my dark circles and the best thing is that even after it is built up a bit, it still looks like skin and doesn’t feel tacky.

TIP: You can use a finger to pat on more where you need, without it looking cakey.

Lasting Power

This did not oxidize on me at all, and it lasts through my 10-12 hour days pretty well, although it does fade a bit after about 8 hours, and sooner if you’re out and about sweating up a storm.

I still don’t consider this the best foundation if you have very oily or very dry skin, but if you are combination, normal or slightly dry, this would be good. 

Other Things To Note

I did hear from a couple of people that this dried up on their skin and started looking patchy after awhile. I have dry skin and that never happened on me though.

My guess is this foundation doesn’t work with all primers or skin products. I use it with Laura Mercier’s Protect Primer with SPF30 or over my Guerlain Super Aqua Gel Creme and it’s never given me a problem, so I can’t begin to explain why the formula might be seizing up on some people. 

Verdict?

I really like this foundation as a good basic formula for slightly oily to combination and normal skin, who need a lasting foundation that isn’t powdery, heavy, or overly-matte. This does a good job of staying consistent-looking for hours (i.e. it has a smooth satiny look all the way through, instead of going on matte and then looking shiny after a few hours).

But I don’t see any sculpting effect at all. You’ll need contouring powder and a lighting crew for that. That one strange claim aside, I think it’s a great daily foundation and you like the look of Diorskin Nude foundation but find it too moisturizing, or you just want something a bit lighter feeling, try Star.

The Marilyn, the Angelina or the Rihanna? Whichever look you like, you can actually do it easier with a good pencil like #Dior Crayon Eyeliner Waterproof. 
And we’re giving 3 away! Hit the Beauty section at @ion_orchard’s newly-launched ION Insider blog (www.ioninsider.com) and check out my “Winged Eyeliner 3 Ways” post for a chance to win 1 of 3 full size Dior pencils. No special tests. Just answer a simple question!

Winners will need to be in Singapore to collect their prize. 
#giveaway #contest #beautynews #bblogger #cosmetics #eyeliner #makeup #kitten #cateye #win #freebie

The Marilyn, the Angelina or the Rihanna? Whichever look you like, you can actually do it easier with a good pencil like #Dior Crayon Eyeliner Waterproof.
And we’re giving 3 away! Hit the Beauty section at @ion_orchard’s newly-launched ION Insider blog (www.ioninsider.com) and check out my “Winged Eyeliner 3 Ways” post for a chance to win 1 of 3 full size Dior pencils. No special tests. Just answer a simple question!

Winners will need to be in Singapore to collect their prize.
#giveaway #contest #beautynews #bblogger #cosmetics #eyeliner #makeup #kitten #cateye #win #freebie

Quick Demo Using Dior 5 Couleur 876 Trafalgar: Red Eyeshadow Tutorial

Red on the eyes seems to be very “in” for Fall, judging from the fact that 2 of the biggest designer houses, Chanel and Dior, feature red shadows this season.

The trick to wearing the look without everything going too Goth is to pair it with softer (pink, gold, pearl) or more neutral shades (brown, burgundy, grey). If you want it to look goth, you can pair it with nothing but black. Chanel’s look for the season is slightly punk, pairing strong red with bright yellow.

I went for a softer, more wearable option since many people were asking about how they could make a palette like Trafalgar wearable. It’s actually not that dramatic if you don’t wear the red on its own!

P.S. the liquid liner I used here was MAC’s Penultimate Liner in Black.

Quick Look at Dior’s 10 New 5 Couleur Palettes in Singapore (and the limited edition Fall 2014 876 Trafalgar palette)

I’ve heard from some readers that the palettes available in each country differ, so these may not be exactly the same as what you can find in your country, but if you just want to look at some of the new shades being rolled out, here are some!

(The older collection is slowly being phased out, so if you have any staples you might want to get some backups before they’re gone.)

Out of the 11 palettes, I picked out 4 faves to purchase for obvious reasons… (I’d rather buy a new bag than 11 new Dior palettes at one shot…)

These 4 I’ve swatched above. 

The pigmentation and formulas are the same as they were before; I can’t really detect any difference. But the packaging HAS changed. To see the difference between the older palettes and the newer ones (plus the new applicators etc), just go to my post on Dayre!

http://dayre.me/makeupbox/6lCcRVdW5X

What’s in my makeup bag? Not as much as you’d think. 😁 I’m even making an exception and bringing blush today. Sometimes I forget my powder cos I don’t really touch up. 

#Givenchy Le Prisme compact
#Stila Convertible in Sweet Pea
#MAC Select Moisture Cover concealer
#Givenchy Lip Pencil No3
#Dior Lipglow
#Chanel Hydra Beauty Cream sample
#Diptyque perfume sample
#Guerlain Idylle - only sprayed on my body and a little cloth fan I keep in my bag
#Butterfly clip to keep my hair in place when I need
#CrabtreeandEvelyn hand cream

More details about what I can never be without and why on Dayre today!

#makeup #beauty #beautytips #bblogger #sg #pink #lipbalm #blush #powder #cosmetics #skincare  (at dayre.me/makeupbox)

What’s in my makeup bag? Not as much as you’d think. 😁 I’m even making an exception and bringing blush today. Sometimes I forget my powder cos I don’t really touch up.

#Givenchy Le Prisme compact
#Stila Convertible in Sweet Pea
#MAC Select Moisture Cover concealer
#Givenchy Lip Pencil No3
#Dior Lipglow
#Chanel Hydra Beauty Cream sample
#Diptyque perfume sample
#Guerlain Idylle - only sprayed on my body and a little cloth fan I keep in my bag
#Butterfly clip to keep my hair in place when I need
#CrabtreeandEvelyn hand cream

More details about what I can never be without and why on Dayre today!

#makeup #beauty #beautytips #bblogger #sg #pink #lipbalm #blush #powder #cosmetics #skincare (at dayre.me/makeupbox)

On weekdays my skin looks tired and dry and my makeup patchy/creased by end of day (I work in an air-conditioned office), so I’m happy #Guerlain’s launched a series of Super Aqua age-defying products centered around one of their top-selling serums. 
Enjoying the light-feeling Super Aqua-Créme Day Gel and Super Aqua-Serum BB+ Hydra Balm today. The day gel might actually replace my #Chanel Le Blanc Creme Fine as my daily cream! We’ll see. 

#Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
#BobbiBrown Brightening Finishing Powder in Brightening Nudes - scored this brightening and conditioning beauty at a low low price yesterday at the #EsteeLauder Private Sale
#GiorgioArmani Eyes To Kill Palette No7 - I’m using this to death; love it
#Dior Addict Extreme 356 Cherie Bow - soft nude-pink

#makeup #beauty #morning #sunday #bblogger #cosmetics #bbcream #issima #eyeshadows #powder #sg #skincare

On weekdays my skin looks tired and dry and my makeup patchy/creased by end of day (I work in an air-conditioned office), so I’m happy #Guerlain’s launched a series of Super Aqua age-defying products centered around one of their top-selling serums.
Enjoying the light-feeling Super Aqua-Créme Day Gel and Super Aqua-Serum BB+ Hydra Balm today. The day gel might actually replace my #Chanel Le Blanc Creme Fine as my daily cream! We’ll see.

#Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
#BobbiBrown Brightening Finishing Powder in Brightening Nudes - scored this brightening and conditioning beauty at a low low price yesterday at the #EsteeLauder Private Sale
#GiorgioArmani Eyes To Kill Palette No7 - I’m using this to death; love it
#Dior Addict Extreme 356 Cherie Bow - soft nude-pink

#makeup #beauty #morning #sunday #bblogger #cosmetics #bbcream #issima #eyeshadows #powder #sg #skincare

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