For this season, Dior has composed a new facet for Diorskin Forever foundation and goes even further in long-wear complexion perfection, fulfilling women’s expectations in terms of texture and skin finish, from the most luminous, to extreme matte.
According to Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, correction, wear, colour and matteness are the essential foundations of all perfecting makeup.
With the Perfect Makeup Extreme Control Compact, Dior creates an extra-matte complexion that stays vibrant and shine-free from morning to night, even in extreme conditions. Containing Smart Blotting Powders ™, a mesh of incredibly fine mattifying mineral powders, this compact promises to bend seamlessly with the skin, deliver perfect matte correction with lightweight comfort. Available in 12 shades. ($70 Cdn)
My thoughts: Usually preferring compact/pressed powder foundations for on-the-go, I was super-excited to try Dior’s new Forever compact! Having already tested the Diorskin Forever Fluid foundation, I had high expectations when starting to use this compact…
Not at all “foundation-like,” the Forever powder is extremely finely-milled, applying lightly and evenly. In areas where I wanted a little more coverage, I was able to build up the powder; however, in my opinion, it does not build up to a cakey or 100% opacity finish. I found the powder to blend and almost disappear into your skin, providing a soft, blurred finish to the skin. I used this powder over Diorskin Forever Undercover concealer, and it provided the perfect amount of coverage. I did not feel like I was wearing anything throughout the day, and found myself touching up my t-zone only once to return it to a matte finish.
Pros for me:
- lightweight compact, easy to travel with
- matte, blurry finish to the skin
- seamless and great finish even over Forever Fluid foundation or Undercover Concealer
- beautiful-feeling soft powder
- definitely not heavy coverage, if that’s what you’re seeking
- lightly-scented, for anyone averse to scent
- on the expensive side
See below for swatches.
As a finishing touch that leaves no room for unexpectedly jeopardizing the perfect complexion, Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer adds indispensable correction. Promising to provide instant camouflage for imperfections, water resistance and 8-hour wear, this highly-concentrated concealer was designed to adapt to all Forever foundations. It can be used after the Fluid or the Cushion, applied locally to imperfections or as a genius contouring concealer to add highlight or sculpt. Available in 10 shades that cover the full range of skin tones. ($42 Cdn)
My thoughts on this concealer:
I thought that Dior’s FixIt 2-in-1 Prime & Conceal was my favourite concealer from Dior until Diorskin Forever Undercover came along. This concealer is magic! Where do I start… application with the wand is easy to control, even for the smallest of corrections. The product applies in a cream, and blends beautifully based on the amount of coverage you are seeking. When I was looking for heavier correction in an area, I would pat rather than spread the product, or reapply a dot of concealer. This concealer also dries on the quicker side, then sets and does not budge. In addition to concealing and correcting, I used it as a base on my eyelids, and my eyeshadow stayed put for the entire day without a single crease. In my swatches below you can see how nearly invisible the product is when blended out, even when the colour is too light for my skin (see 021 Linen). I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this product – I love it!!
Promising a luminous matte finish for 16 hours, Diorskin Forever Perfect Makeup Everlasting Wear Foundation brings with it flawless correction and comfort for all-day wear. Throughout the day, the complexion remains smooth and the skin is more beautiful. The non-oily emulsion provides SPF 35 coverage to not only correct the skin, but protect it from the harmful elements of UVA/UVB rays. Available in 24 shades. ($64 Cdn)
I have used quite a few Dior foundations over the years, and have loved both Diorskin Airflash and Dior Capture Totale Serum de Teint. While each of those have their perfecting qualities, Diorskin Forever Fluid Foundation is IT if you’re looking for a matte, but non-drying finish. Applying and blending easily, this foundation is very buildable so I start lightly then add to areas that may need more coverage. Like its concealer sibling, the foundation dries to a beautiful finish, almost not needing the usual dusting of powder because it dries matte. The foundation has lasted all day for me, without feeling gross or cakey as foundations sometimes can… the only thing I will say is that I did touch up my t-zone once or twice with the Forever compact on hot, humid days. Overall, I definitely recommend this foundation and hope you love it as much as me!
Also available is the Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear Primer ($60 Cdn).
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(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)