The Diorskin Nude Glow Complexion Enhancer is a new item in the Dior stables for Summer 2010. What it is is a product that helps illuminate your complexion and enhance it with a fresh glow.
What was my main concern is that it is very apricot in colour. On light skins, I wasn’t sure if it would end up looking too dark.
The first time I used it, I applied it as I would a primer. I used it by itself directly on bare skin which turned my face a little orangey. Not flattering, sorry! If you are more tanned, you might get away with using it on its own. I couldn’t. Even with foundation over it, it made me look dark.
So the next time I used it, I decided to mix it with liquid foundation and to my surprise, it actually does add a little something to your look. I can’t quite place my finger on it though. Its a bit of a glow that comes from right under your skin, not something that sits on top of your skin.
I can’t quite show you how it looks in photos because its something that the camera can’t really capture, but here’s a general idea how I like to use the Diorskin Nude Glow.
I usually mix 1 pump of Nude Glow Complexion Enhancer with 1 pump of liquid foundation. In this example, I’ve used Diorskin Nude but in reality, I’ve used it with everything from L’Oreal True Match to Clarins Everlasting and the results are quite similar.
There is no perceptible shimmer in the Nude Glow complexion enhancer. I usually pump the products into my palm and then apply my liquid foundation as I have told you earlier.
I find that the apricot tones of Nude Glow helps to warm up liquid foundation which might be otherwise a little cool for me, or a little “white” and it helps make my skin look a little bit healthier.
I was advised by a makeup artist that you can also use the Nude Glow Complexion enhancer on the T zone area to illuminate (but be careful it can make you look oily) or use it on top of foundation. I like to use it the way I have shown you above – mixed with liquid foundation.
Pros: Gives a glow to the skin that isn’t overly shimmery, Light cool texture, Can be used in different ways
Cons: Limited Edition, Pricey
The product has a silicone texture and when applied on my skin, it feels cool and does not make me oily. I won’t say that its a must have though if you want something that helps give that “glow from within” and you use liquid foundation, this could be something to give a little boost to your skin.
Diorskin Nude Glow Complexion Enhancer retails at RM125 at Dior counters and is limited edition for Summer 2010. It comes in only 1 shade.
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Interesting method of saving time by combining the products for a single application PB! Would it work with other products, you think? E.g. mix with whitish sunscreen or bb base? (Sorry for the off-topic comment and query…)
Do you mean mixing this Nude Glow with other products? Or do you mean mixing sunscreen or bb base with foundation? For me, if its all liquid, its probably mixable but I think primers work better layered rather than mixed in 🙂
hmm.. limited edition?
I kinda like it’s effect on ur face! looks natural and healthy!
Ya I believe its a LE item for Summer. It does impart a rather healthy colour especially if you are naturally pale 🙂 But it can look a little warm hence my mixing it with foundation 🙂
from your description, i figure i might as well just go get Guerlain Meteorites, cuz i think that does the job anytime better than this LE item! LOL
Well I’d say its different. But given a choice, I’d choose Meteorites 😛
Hi Paris, I am using powder foundation. I can’t possible mix like the way you show in the post. However, I am afraid if I top it up after my powder foundation, the complexion will become darker. Guess I should just pass this and go for Meteorites eh? 🙂
You know what? I didn’t get this to work as well with powder foundation! It is pretty good with liquid but unless you’re tanned I found it hard to work with powder 🙂
i guess this is something that we could live without?
looks like somethng i could live without! i never put foundation on my whole face anyway, just on my nose and the skin above my upper lip. so it’s completely useless to me. and my skin is as fair as yours, so nono for base. ah well. meteorites! =P