Dior Spring 2016 Collection is full of florals, fresh pastels and soft shimmers. The tester unit at Bergdorf Goodman grabbed me instantaneously with the fresh colors and deep, neutral tones but I managed to walk away with only one purchase. The Dior Glowing Nude Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder ($58 for 0.21 oz.) is a gorgeous shimmer powder housed in a round, silver compact embossed with a flower garden on the first layer and the words “NUDE” on the top layer. It comes in two shades; Glowing Pink (001) and Glowing Beige(002.) I chose Glowing Beige, a light-medium gold with peachy undertones and a sheen finish. It comes with a small sized kabuki brush that definitely can do the job when you are on-the-go or for touch-ups. Let us take a closer look at this stunning powder that I clearly had a good time photographing:
The texture is smooth but slightly on the coarse side in my opinion. It doesn’t feel as hydrating against my dry skin but it isn’t drying either. It has a good amount of pigment and does the job of “strobing” which seems to be the big rage right now.
I decided to compare the color and texture to my current collection that included Chanel, Cle de Peau and Tom ford.
As you can see from the image above, the textures and shades range quite a bit. As far as having a similar shade to Dior, Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo was the closest match and texture. The rest were more finelly milled and softer in texture. I was happy to learn that my new Dior Illuminating Powder was not an exact match to anything I currently own which made this a happy purchase for me.
I used my Suqqu Powder Brush (but the Wayne Goss Holiday Brush powder brush ($85) would also do), to apply it lightly over my cheekbones, forehead and chin with a very light hand and circular movements. I also used the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow in light/medium ($68) and Chanel blush in “Golden Sun” ($45)to get the look I achieved in the image below; an understated glamour.
I found the powder to wear very well all day without looking too frosty, chalky or obvious. I can see this being slightly on the coarse side and sitting on the skin with anyone that has large pores so please make sure to test it out before purchasing it.
Verdict? I absolutely love my new Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Garden Illuminating Powder. I initially was hesitant as it wasn’t as sheer and finely milled but after using it, it did not fail me. It falls under the category and look I strive for, glamorous and effortless.