I love it when 1 product works for more than 1 use. The new Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup loose powder is one such product.
What it is is a very light loose powder. What it can also function as is a loose powder foundation.The secret lies in the brush you use to apply this.
The Diorskin Nude loose powder is slightly pigmented so you must find a proper colour match. There is no translucent shade because I was told it can function as powder foundation also, as it is part of Dior’s first mineral makeup line. What does this make you think of? Mineral foundation!
The application technique too is similar to that of mineral foundation. You tap a tiny bit of loose powder into the cap and swirl your brush in it, then dust over your face. For this purpose, Dior came up with a special flat top dense brush. Its very lovely being both dense yet soft on the skin.
But both you and I know that we can just as easily use the Everyday Minerals Flat Top brush which works as beautifully at a fraction of the price! Shh… don’t tell Dior I said that 😉 I would however love to have the Dior brush for my powder blush – my Anna Sui flat top (discontinued) is looking a bit worn 🙁
I do like this loose powder. Dior says that the loose powder contains active mineralized water and will not dry out your skin but will instead help give your skin a radiant fresh glow like that of nude skin. I don’t know about the mineralized water and all that, but what I do know, is that its nice on the skin.
I dust it on as I do normal loose powder after liquid foundation. It helps it set my makeup and stays on the whole day. Throughout the day, my face feels smooth and dewy, and if you touch it, it feels light and powdery but does not look thick, fake and cakey. I don’t know if that made any sense 😛 If I want a lighter look for the day, I use a fluffy powder brush to apply. If I’m doing makeup to look more polished and have more coverage, I use my flat top brush or kabuki brush which adds more coverage. I’ll show you the difference when I wear it and when I don’t below.
On weekends, I use this loose powder by itself if I’m going out. So, after my normal skincare, I dust on the Diorskin Nude loose powder using the flat top brush or kabuki brush. You only use very little to get a decent light coverage, pretty much like mineral makeup. If you want some serious coverage, try using a puff 😉 It evens out skin tone gently and makes you look like you are not wearing makeup… only a little better.
Let me show you an example of what I mean using a before and after picture.
The picture on the left shows me in my nude skin glory – only skincare and sunscreen. Scared you yet? 😛 You can see imperfections and ruddiness on the skin. In the picture on the right, I only used the Diorskin Nude loose powder brushed on with my flat top brush. Redness is significantly reduced and although imperfections are not 100% covered up, I have a no makeup “my skin but better” look.
Dior says this is their first foray into mineral makeup and it contains active mineralized water i.e. water with minerals in it and mineral pigments but yet they did not quite commit to it being mineral makeup if you look at the box and the paperwork included. Well I was not introduced to it as mineral makeup but as a “loose powder that can work as foundation” so I’m not quite fussed about terminology. If you are a mineral makeup purist you might not consider this line “mineral makeup” at all because the ingredient list (below) is not quite that of a typical mineral makeup product. So, I’d personally hesitate to call this new loose powder makeup “mineral makeup” but just something you can treat “like mineral makeup”.
The coverage is sheer but I treat this more like a loose powder instead of a powder foundation so I’m not fussed.
All things said, its a fab little tub of powder that you may like if you like products that can multi-task. I take this in 010 – Ivory and it suits my skin tone fine. It contains SPF10 which in my view is way too low so don’t skip your sunscreen!
A 50ml tub costs RM140 and can last you AGES because you only use very little. I cannot attest to any oil-control benefits except to say that I did not get oily during the day when wearing this and my skin only looked better and better. All I had was pretty much nice looking nude skin 🙂
Pros: Light fine texture, Feels light on the skin, Non drying, Can be used as loose powder or as powder foundation
Cons: Considered Pricey, You need a brush to apply this as no puff is included
Active Ingredients Titanium Dioxide 5.53%
Other Ingredients: Boron Nitride, Aqua, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Menthoxypropanediol, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Cross polymer, Silica, Alumina, Parfum, MagnesiumAspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Rhodochrosite Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Citrate, Bytylphenyl Methylpropional, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Sericin, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, BHT, Sorbic Acid, Mica, CI 77492-CI 77499 Iron Oxides, CI 77163 Bismuth Oxychloride, CI77891 Titanium Dioxide, CI 77007 Ultramarines, CI77510 Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI73360 Red 30 Lake
Random picture from the weekend
Here’s a picture of something quite unrelated for an … ahem… monkey friend… because I can 🙂
Isn’t the baby monkey so cute?!
How was your weekend? Did you do anything interesting? I had quite a time at home filling up on all my hometown food – it was quite a foodie trip I made and I loved every minute of it. You?
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Wow!! This sounds amazing Paris!! 😀
Yeah this is expensive, but sounds like its well worth the splurge! Plus like you said, you only need a little amount each time you use it! 😀
I think its expensive but in its category (department store/luxury brands) its quite reasonably priced! I really like it so maybe I’m a little biased LOL… Its wonderful when you only use very little of anything – it lasts you … well forever… or until you get sick of it hehe!
wow, it made a huge difference and its not too obvious..not the cakey type!
Love that cute brush!
Yep! It works so much better for me than usual mineral foundations. And the brush is really nice but bit too expensive to splurge on. I didn’t catch the price though.
wow…the coverage is very good, considering it’s a loose powder.
I’m using Loreal Mineral Foundation right now, and you’ve got me interested in a flat top brush 🙂
Yeah, I think its a loose powder cum foundation hehe… Yes definitely invest in a flat top brush or kabuki if you use mineral foundation – world of difference!
Oh I want this! My MUFE Super Matte Loose Powder’s about to finish, and would love to give this a go.
This adds coverage which I like compared to the MUFE one. Both are pretty good stuff though – hard to choose between the two 😛
That monkey is so cute! Haha. Where was that taken? Here you go to the nature reserve and they are everywhere, only that they’re scary, not that cute 😛
The powder looks good, I didn’t know Diorr made mineral foundations?!
Hehe… It was taken at a seaside recreation park in my hometown where monkeys abound. I managed to snap that pic when Mamma Monkey wasn’t looking 🙂 They pretty much scared me too – I refused to get out of the car 😛 I think this is Dior’s first foray into mineral foundation. Mineral or not, its a pretty good powder that importantly works!
Serenity Gemz says
I was just wondering if you’ve ever used any Giorgio Armani foundation or powder products? Have you done any reviews on them? Because, I fell in love with it the moment I felt it’s texture! The Face Fabric and compact powder feels smooth as silk!
Yes I have used Giorgio Armani powder foundation a long while back when GA first came into Malaysia. I have not reviewed it as it was a sample and it was a very long time ago – I’m not sure if the texture or formula has changed. Its good but I did not have enough experience to form a decided view on it 🙂 I’ve also used the GA Luminous Skin Foundation which was quite good but I could never find an accurate colour match and it oxidised a little. I thought GA was ok overall.
How much is the Dior flat top brush? I’m may go to try the loose powder this weekend! Thanks for your review.
You’re welcome! I’m trying to get the price for you – will update when I have it.
i always wondering how to apply powder foundation, using a puff, a sponge or a brush and what are the differences between each type of applications… Now I understand them.. Thanks ParisB.. I’m a fan of Dior, this loose powder seems nice. Do you mind to do a comparasion between Diorskin Nude and Lumiere Pure Silk Finishing Powder ?
I’m afraid I’ve run out of the Lumiere Silk powder. Just very quickly though, other than the fact that Diorskin Nude does not contain silk, I think the Diorskin Nude can function as foundation while the Lumiere Silk powder is mostly to be used on top of foundation rather than as foundation. The method of application is more or less the same. To be perfectly honest, I can’t remember now how the Lumiere one feels on my skin as its been a while.
I just got myself a powder foundation (hello flawless) from Benefit which cost RM145..>.<
I think the price of this dior product is reasonable..
Wow compared to Benefit, I’d say yes Dior is very reasonable indeed!
Nice review thanks.
Just want to share though that the SA in S’pore counter told me that this loose powder (S$65) does come with a flat top brush but short handle one. Even double confirmed with her if she is sure and she said yes. Cos you mentioned it does not come with any puff or brush, so weird huh.
Anyway, would like to check with you what is your skin tone based on MAC shade? NC15, NC20? Cos this shade 010 seems very light when apply on back of my hand. Does it oxidise on you? Still considering 010 or 020.
I’m told by the local Dior that no brush is included and the full sized brush isn’t sold here so we either have to use our own brushes or use a powder puff. I’m not really fussed because the Everyday Minerals brush is so affordable! I’m not sure what I am in MAC – I never got tested due to scary encounters at local MAC counters. The Dior one does not oxidise on me and 010 is perfect. I usually take the lightest shades of foundation.
Hi.. good news, I checked the dior counters at UParkson & Parkson KLCC and both confirmed that this powder comes with a short handled brush 🙂
I’m so tempted … but no budget this month…
I checked it out and its for a limited time only that they are giving the mini brush 🙂
Just bought mine as Xmas gift, my Diorskin Nude Powder (the name is too long so I cut it short, hahaha…) comes with a smaller and short handled flat top brush (not exactly flat, anyway). The SA recommended me to take 022 as she feels 010 is too light for me… but I don’t find any big different between 010 and 022 (is a bit pink, which sometimes make me looks like a cooked lobster) on my skin. Should I get 010 as well ? or just maintain at 022 will be good ? Dilemma… hahaha..
Hi there, I just got the diorskin nude, and I don’t know if it’s just me, or if I’m getting a reaction from this powder? I realize it’s mineral powder, so it should be fine, and not cause any allergic reaction. Do you think it’s possiable? Thank you…
Its entirely possible because our skins can react even to mineral makeup. I know mine does with some brands.
I have this as a gift and I was so clueless as to how to use it so thank you so much for this review and your website is great! =D
May I know whats the difference between this and Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Radiant Powder (pan form)? Have you tried them both?
Paris B says
The pan form is a powder foundation. This is a loose powder foundation rather like mineral makeup as it has some skin caring benefits too.