I’m a surprisingly big fan of the Diorskin Nude liquid foundation (still am) which seems to work well on my skin so when Dior launched their Diorskin Forever foundation last year I was all eager to try it out. I mean this is a liquid foundation that is supposed to even out and correct the complexion, encourage cell renewal and feel light on your skin and above all, last.
Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup promises you a flawless complexion and longwearing properties. The bottle is the classic Dior foundation bottle except this one is frosted and I’d like to think that its frosted because this liquid foundation has some mattifying effects. I must say that the first time wearing this, I really loved it.
As in, really really loved it!
One pump of this foundation is more than enough to cover my face because this is one of those foundations that have “stretch” in them. If you can imagine, when you have a dollop on your skin, you can spread it out to cover a large area and the coverage is quite good. I’d put this at medium coverage which you can build up to full coverage if you prefer, but it is so light on the skin that it doesn’t feel like it is medium coverage.
When I use this one, I can actually save on the concealer for my blemishes because the foundation does a fairly decent job all on its own. When I’m lazy or short of time, I just layer on more foundation and I don’t need concealer. As for longevity, I found that the Diorskin Forever foundation lasted the whole day on me without fading, and my skin looked pretty much as good in the evening as it did in the morning. It has a semi-matte texture that isn’t fake looking but very natural,
I wore it a few days and I swore up and down that this was the best foundation ever! Perfect colour match, light on my skin, longwearing and good coverage. What more could I ask for, really!
Well, a little more hydration may have been nice. After a few days, I noticed that wonderful as this foundation is, it tended to accentuate the flakies and dry patches that I had on my skin (if any). It also didn’t leave my skin looking glowy. I had to rely on magic powders for that lit from within glow. Like the Clarins Everlasting foundation that I really do like as well for a matte and longwearing finish, this Diorskin Forever foundation left my skin looking a bit “flat”. Nothing that a bit of highlight powder couldn’t remedy, but still.
So my conclusion is that this foundation is more suited for those with normal to oily skins. I have skin that tends to be a bit dry which was why I noticed what I did. I believe that on oilier skins, you may appreciate the effects more. Which is not to say that this is a write off however, because I wear this on days when I’m not office or air-conditioning room bound. When I’m out and about in the hot and humid climate here, this foundation is perfect!
Diorskin Forever 010 Ivory swatch – Left: straight from bottle Right: blended
I take this one in 010 Ivory, which is my shade in all Dior foundations thus far. Like most Dior liquid foundations, the light shades tend to run a bit pink. I handle that well because my skin takes pink tones better than yellow tones. It makes my skin look brighter and more radiant. This is part of the reason why I like Dior liquid foundations – its simply because they carry slightly pink tones as compared to other counter brands that tend to go with the yellow base on the presumption that Asian skins need a yellow base.
Note: As per Peach_’s comment below, do note that Forever may oxidise on your skin so I’d suggest you try to get a sample of it and test it thoroughly before splurging :)
Comparion swatches : (1) Guerlain Lingerie de Peau 01 Beige Pale (2) Diorskin Forever 010 Ivory (3) Diorskin Nude 010 Ivory (4) Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum #51 Light Vanilla (5) Revlon Age Defying DNA Foundation 10 Bare Buff
I find it quite interesting that in the main, most of the foundations that suit my skin best tend to be those with a very slight pink tint as these swatches show. The exception is the Bourjois Healthy Mix range which perhaps is a bit more forgiving because they are sheer and are light anyway.
You may also notice that Diorskin Forever looks smoother in texture next to the Diorskin Nude which is a fact. Forever is smoother in touch and feel and texture and spreadability. But Diorskin Nude feels more hydrating on the skin for me so that my suit those who have normal skin that tend to dry or just those who are confined in air-conditioned areas all the time because air-conditioning can really suck moisture from the skin.
In a nutshell
Diorskin Forever Extreme Wear is a new foundation from Dior that is medium to full coverage. If you use a very light hand or a brush, you may be able to just apply a very sheer layer on the skin. Coverage is good and you can even use it to cover up blemishes and save on the use of concealer. For me 010 Ivory is a good colour match. There are some pink tones so it would be advisable to try it at the counter before buying. I feel that Diorskin Forever is better for those who have normal to oily skin because I found that on slightly drier skin, it can accentuate flaky skin or very large pores and did not feel very hydrating. However it lasts hours, while looking perfect so I’d use this if I wanted a look of perfect skin and I didn’t have dry spots to take care of.
Pros: Very good coverage and foundation has nice stretchability to cover a wide expanse of skin, Light texture, Only very little is needed, Semi-matte finish, Lasts hours, Does not look like a mask on
Cons: Pricey, Coverage is a bit too matte for me so skin looks a bit flat, Not so good for dry skins as it can accentuate flaky skin
Here is the ingredient list for those interested.
The SPF factor of 25 and PA+++ is quite impressive and I’m glad they used a titanium dioxide blocker because I can’t wear zinc oxide. I do think this is a good foundation, just that it may be better for those with oily skin who may appreciate it a bit more than I could.
This isn’t all that new so have you tried the new Diorskin Forever Extreme Wear foundation? There was an old version apparently, but I didn’t pay attention to it then because it was back in the day when I didn’t wear liquid foundation. Look how far I’ve come, just by finding the right liquid foundation for me! :D Maybe you’ll find yours too!
Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup Price: RM140/30ml Availability: Dior counters nationwide