Light and White as Snow: Diorsnow Light Veil White Reveal Silky Veil powder foundation

by Paris B on · 44 comments

in Foundation,Makeup,Powder,Product Reviews

I have a condition known as “Wandering Liquid Foundations Eye” – my eye wanders whenever I come across a liquid foundation and my hands itch to get hold of it. I find faves, yes. But at the end of the day, when alls said and done, I always return to my tried and true first foundation love, which is powder foundation. I honestly don’t know why I bother wandering at all to be honest icon razz Light and White as Snow: Diorsnow Light Veil White Reveal Silky Veil powder foundation

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One of the powder foundations I’d been using for quite while in the past few months is this Diorsnow Light Veil White Reveal Silky Veil Makeup with SPF20 PA+++ powder foundation. Its part of the Diorsnow line, and as the name implies, has skin brightening effects. But I don’t wear it because of the skin brightening effects (although its quite nice) I wear it a lot because I like how it feels and looks when worn.

I don’t have very oily skin, but when you live in a hot and humid tropical climate, you can’t help but get a little oily throughout the day. The trick is in getting to look “dewy and glowy” as opposed to “so oily I can fry an egg in this” and here’s where I find this Dior powder foundation ticks the right boxes. In fact, its pretty much the same with the other Dior powder foundation I’ve used.

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I wear this in 010 Ivory, which is pretty much my consistent shade in all Dior foundations. Its a light, neutral toned colour without too much pink and on my skin, blends in perfectly. The powder is very finely milled, and on my skin, feels like nothing on. Yet, it offers some minimal coverage, which you can build up if you prefer, but I like it light.

The best part is that it doesn’t look cakey going on, and once on, doesn’t ball up or streak or disappear throughout the day. My skin looks and feels dewy and lovely and I like to take this when I head out of town, because its easy and quick to use, and lasts me all day.

The compact comes with a flocked sponge and a brush slotted into the velvet pouch that stays shut with an elastic band. I prefer using the brush to apply, because it gives a lighter coverage. The sponge offers higher coverage but I find that it can then feel a bit heavy for my liking.

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As to whether it brightens or whitens the skin, I think it does to be honest. It is formulated with transparent Diamond Prism pearl makeup but it isn’t shiny which was my initial thought. It does however, make skin look noticeably fairer. If that is an effect you’d like to go for, then you may like this. If you don’t like that sort of effect on the skin, you won’t. In 010 Ivory, the effect isn’t so pronounced but I did notice that the rest of the colours aren’t as dark as their liquid foundation counterparts.

In a nutshell

A finely milled powder foundation that glides on the skin and offers skin brightening effects. I like how it keeps my skin looking fresh all day, and does not slip or slide off in the hot humid weather. The inclusion of the broad flat brush makes application very easy and it is very light on the skin. The flocked sponge applies with heavier coverage.

Pros: Feels light on my skin and helps a little with oil control, Texture is light on the skin and does not look cakey or feel heavy, The brush applies the powder very evenly and with a sheer layer while the sponge applies with heavier coverage, Compact and easy to tote around in the velvet pouch

Cons: Pricey, The skin brightening effect may not suit everyone

One point to note. SPF20 and PA+++ is a good sunscreen rating. However, I do not believe that any powder containing sunscreen properties can be very helpful so I do prefer using a separate sunscreen first, then use this as I would normal powder foundation. Of course, if you don’t like to use sunscreen then I guess, wearing this is better than not wearing any sun protection at all icon razz Light and White as Snow: Diorsnow Light Veil White Reveal Silky Veil powder foundation

How does this compare to other Dior foundations I’ve used? I’ve only really used the Diorskin Nude Sculpting Powder Foundation before this. For one, the Diorsnow has a slight skin brightening effect. Secondly, its just one shade all through so there is no sculpting effect. But both powder foundations are great at oil control (for me) and really keep me looking fresh. So, if you were looking for something that gives a more pearlescent glow to the skin, go with the Diorsnow. I tend to prefer this one for that glow. The Diorskin Nude Sculpting powder tends to make my skin look a little flatter than I like.

Have you tried the Diorsnow powder foundation? There is also a Diorsnow liquid foundation in the market. I tested that, but the whitening effects are more pronounced in that one, so it didn’t quite agree with me.

Paris B

The Diorsnow Light Veil powder foundation retails at RM195 (I think) at all Dior counters and comes in a few shades.

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LeGeeque October 31, 2011 at 8:37 am

I’ve been looking for a powder foundation for AGES. I doubt we’d get this here since it’s whitening. Will still keep an eye out for something similar :)
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ParisB
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October 31, 2011 at 10:08 am

If you get it, use the brush with it. It gives just the right amount of coverage without looking powdery or cakey or anything. Lovely!

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Hanny
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October 31, 2011 at 8:39 am

The snowflakes look so pretty!

Something that will make me look fairer? I’m in! Weeeee~

*Looks at bank balance* Eh…. maybe next time.
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ParisB
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October 31, 2011 at 10:08 am

Haha they go off quickly though… just like real snowflakes :P

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Lily
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October 31, 2011 at 9:27 am

I have this too! And I carry it with me everywhere I go. Love it even for my combi oily skin. Stays fresh and dewy the whole day. I also like to use this over my liquid foundation (very light dusting). Stays on even longer.
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ParisB
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October 31, 2011 at 10:10 am

Its great to know it works on oilier skin too! Over liquid foundation, it gives a perfect flawless finish – glad you like this one too :D

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Jess October 31, 2011 at 9:48 am

I have been using this foundation regularly ever since I got it in Taiwan this summer. Unfortunately, the beautiful snow flake imprint is long gone so that I would have to photograph it in used condition. Meh…

Oh, another powder foundation lover! Yay! Just like you, I can not resist trying out liquid foundations though! :p

Glad you liked this foundation! I’m quite fond of it too!

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ParisB
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October 31, 2011 at 10:11 am

Yay! You like this one too! :D We’re of the same kind aren’t we? We love powder foundation so much…. yet we go and buy liquid foundation too :P

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xin
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October 31, 2011 at 10:08 am

if i were to pick one powder foundation that i’d like to try out the most right now – it’d be P&J since i heard so many raves about it. i actually prefer liquid foundation, but it is ironic that powder is what i’d reach out most often when i am in a hurry or for work :D
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ParisB
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October 31, 2011 at 10:14 am

I actually find that powder foundation works better on oilier skin but it is also fuss free – less chances of streaks patchiness etc. I finished up my P&J one already and haven’t repurchased the refills because they went and changed the shape of the powder. boo! But its very good!

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Nikki October 31, 2011 at 10:18 am

I prefer powder foundation and its ironic because I have dry skin, that’s why I’m always on a lookout for powder foundation that gives the right amount of “moist” and “dewyness”

I hate it when the cute designs disappear! Acck wish they’re there FOREVER :)

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ParisB
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October 31, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Haha they’d have to really etch the designs deep huh? ;) I have combi-dry skin but prefer powder foundation too. Its hard to find that perfect foundation isn’t it :)

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Jamilla October 31, 2011 at 12:45 pm

This looks gorgeous! I only ever wear powder foundations in Muscat – in London, my skin is just too dry!

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ParisB
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October 31, 2011 at 5:15 pm

That’s the truth! Here where its hot and humid, powder foundation is pretty much perfect but people do seem to prefer liquid foundation still.

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Kim Chong October 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Just wondering if the powder has a scent to it at all? I am very tempted just from your post itself! Hahaha. Would it be too much or heavy if I used this over a sheer liquid foundation?

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ParisB
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October 31, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I’ll have to check Kim, from what I recall there isn’t a scent. If you use this over a liquid foundation, it can offer better coverage e.g. for the evening but for the day I think it will be too much. Its enough on its own :)

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Starshine October 31, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Hi, may i know is this powder foundation suitable for dry/dehydrated skin types? Have you tried the Chanel Vitalumiere Eclat powder foundation? Is this Dior one better than that? Thanks. =)

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ParisB
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October 31, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I haven’t tried the Chanel powder foundation so I can’t compare, sorry! As for dry/dehydrated skin I can’t quite say as my skin is more of a combination-dry skin. It doesn’t look dry or cakey or dull my skin though but I do tend to use a sheer layer only.

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starshine October 31, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Hi Paris, thanks for your reply. =) I hardly put on foundation and i’m quite curious with the compact powder foundation types as they are easier to tote around than liquid foundation bottles and i love their packaging~ Hehe, i am a sucker for packaging anyway…=P But the only thing that’s holding me back is that my skin is kinda dehydrated & i was worried that powder will be drying and look cakey on my skin. But i read good reviews of the Chanel Vitalumiere Eclat foundation and i was hoping you could give us a review of that too…but i already have a lemming for it already…;-)

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ParisB
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November 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Yeah I must agree about how much more portable powder foundations are although the Shiseiso perfect refining foundation is very portable too :) I haven’t really checked out the Chanel powder but you have me curious now! ;)

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RM October 31, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I’m the opposite of you – I’m always like – “ooh, a powder foundation, I want it!”, but liquid foundations work way better with my skin – it’s so dry. :( It is really pretty though, and I love Dior’s packaging in general.

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ParisB
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October 31, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Haha… how funny that we are opposites :D I have to agree that liquid foundations are much better for those who have dry skin or if the weather is dry. It doesn’t cake up the skin so much as compared to powder but where its hot and humid, powder does function better. At least for me :D

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melchewvin October 31, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I’ve tried the Diorskin Nude Sculpting Powder Foundation it was ok but i never like poweder foundation always prefer liquid cause liquid always gives me the luminous finish that i want while powder always end up cakey and dull on my skin

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ParisB
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October 31, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Yes liquid foundation does tend to leave a more dewy finish. I just don’t like how liquid foundation also tends to slip around more. But its always a case of personal preference hence the many options available to us :D

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melchewvin October 31, 2011 at 11:55 pm

But the funny thing is i have oily skin and when my skin’s oil mix with the powder it makes it yucky! ahahahha

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ParisB
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November 1, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I know what you mean! Sometimes some powders do that to me too eww

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melchewvin November 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm

seems like we have the same problem! ahaha

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Leesa G October 31, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Hi Paris,

Love your blog. Have been following for quite a while, because of my very oily skin, only 2 way pact foundations agree with me. Have you ever tried the coffret dor silky pact or beauty lasting 2 way pacts? how did they go? because i live in australia, am thinking of buying those online at adambeauty…. or do you think dior snow is better? i have a friend who uses dior and swears by it…
keep up the good work!!! congrats on the ceremony held!!!

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ParisB
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October 31, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Hi Leesa! Thank you! I haven’t tried the Coffret D’or pacts sorry! I was planning to actually but I didn’t get round to it :P I do like Japanese powder foundation – I was using one from Kanebo Revue for a long time and it was perfect. I do think the Japanese do powder foundation very well, so its hard to go wrong with them. They just tend to be a bit pricier :) Dior powder foundations are nice too but if I were to compare, its a bit heavier than Japanese powder foundations in general. So ultimately I think it comes down to personal preference :)

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milktea October 31, 2011 at 5:25 pm

hmm, is this the same powder foundation as the lucky draw prize on Saturday? This would be the final draw where the prize was a rm400+(!) Dior makeup set! It was nice just to look at it… :-)

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ParisB
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November 1, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I believe there was one in there actually :) lucky girl who got it eh? :)

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Jess November 2, 2011 at 1:36 am

Sharon got this !! Lucky here… I always wanted to try Dior foundation but dont know why I didnt.. i think they are pretty to look at … and pricey to use :( and i always prefered those that give high coverage

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ParisB
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November 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I think for high coverage foundation, liquid foundation performs better. It doesn’t leave behind that cakey powdery look :)

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peach_ October 31, 2011 at 8:46 pm

This sounds like the Dior version of Chanel Le Blanc powder foundation I’ve been using. But I think Dior sounds better since it’s more hydrating while I find Le Blanc a little drying and truly matte/flat. Your review is always so helpful!

You’re shade 010?! You’re Snow White and I’m a tanned barbarian from the Amazon…
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ParisB
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November 1, 2011 at 6:13 pm

You’re not a tanned barbarian! How is that possible in Japan?! :P but yes I’m 010 and the powder is nice. I had a Chanel powder foundation before but wasn’t impressed so I never went back to them. You’re right. It’s drying.

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lyn
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November 1, 2011 at 7:26 am

Oooh, nice! I used to own a whitening Dior powder foundation a long time ago (a much older formula than this) and have to admit that the texture was absolutely lovely.
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ParisB
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November 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I think Dior has nice bases in general. My mum has an old powder foundation formula that’s really good too.

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Ali March 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Have you tried the Diorsnow liquid foundation? I really want to try it but I’ll have to buy it online because it isn’t sold in my country and I have no idea what shade to buy, or if there is a shade suitable for me.

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Paris B
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March 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I’m afraid I haven’t tried the Diorsnow liquid foundations Sorry!

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Matilda March 23, 2012 at 2:46 am

Thank you for the review! Do you know what the difference is between this and the Diorsnow White Reveal Pure Transparency Makeup SPF 30?

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Paris B
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March 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I’m afraid I don’t, Matilda. I’ll update if I come across that (which might be a new version of the same powder)

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Anna July 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Hi!You convinced me into trying this and I love it!My only question is what’s the brush you use to apply it?I love an airbrushed look and need to obtain this effect with this powder! Thanks :)

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Paris B
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July 11, 2012 at 12:17 am

Hi Anna, I use the included brush with it. It works very well for me. Otherwise, try the Shiseido Perfect Foundation brush.

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Jue November 14, 2012 at 9:57 am

hi there,

im really sad that this doesnt work for me. I’ve tried using a brush and also sponge…needless to say however i try to use it, it seems to enhance my open pores…something that i have never experienced with other powders…and coverage looks thick…which is so weird since its suppose to be sheer…not a keeper for me…

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