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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Prod. Review: Dior Forever Liquid Foundation

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I have had this for months and for some reason I totally forgot to do a review on it thinking I already did a review on this! LOL. Anyway, better late than never!

Product: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Quality: 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5
Where to purchase? Sephora or any Dior Cosmetics Counter
Price: $44, 1 oz.
Shade I bought: Medium Beige
Would I buy again? Hell yes!

What they say:
DiorSkin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup SPF 25
Extreme wear for extreme beauty. This luxurious foundation stays flawlessly smooth and looks naturally perfect in any environment. With two unique innovations: an exclusive nano-stretch network inspired by nano-textile technology to insure makeup will fit like a second skin and a unique hydra-gel moisture-stabilizing system, Dior takes smoothing, wear, and comfort to the ultimate extreme of beauty. Non-transfer and waterproof.

Active ingredients: octinoxate (4%) and titanium dioxide (2.64%)

My experience with it: I love this foundation! I was interested in buying this foundation because for one, it has SPF25, which is a big plus, and because it claims to be waterproof and transfer proof (so the BF has no more dirty shirts LOL!) I tried the "Medium Beige" simply because my neck is darker than my face so of course I have to match with the shade of my neck, and also because it looks a lot better in photos for me to go a few shades darker to avoid that "ghost effect" where your face is super white. I wore it a few times already (I will do more FOTD's with it) and I love it because it really lasts for me and OMG my face looks flawless and airbrushed with this baby on! The only thing I don't like is the smell, it's not bad or anything, but it's a really strong perfume-y smell that you might expect to smell from an old lady! I don't use it daily because for one, this costs $44, so it's my "special occasion" foundation LOL, but I use it when I want that airbrushed look and I need something to last all day. Also to prevent breakouts I alternate and use my mineral foundation on a daily basis.



PROS:
- Has SPF25
- Many shades to choose from
- Really lasts long, all day!
- Gives the most amazing flawless coverage without being overly heavy or cakey
- There's enough in the bottle to last you a long time
- Definitely good for those with dry skin (like me!) but also great for those with all types of skin because it's not

CONS:
- I am not too fond of the smell, it's a strong perfume smell that's a bit overpowering for me
- The pump (which is why I docked a star!), the spout is too small and short so when you dispense it some of the product falls back on the bottle which can be a waste of product (and at $44 a pop you don't want to waste a drop!) I wish they had it protrude out a bit more like other liquid foundation pumps to ensure that it pumps out as much as you need.
- The price, it's a bit steep I know, but totally worth it since it gives you amazing coverage, it lasts all day, and has SPF25.
- Consistent use may cause breakouts depending on how sensitive you are to liquid foundations in general, I know if I were to use this daily a pimple will pop up outta nowhere...

So how does it compare to the MUFE HD Foundation? I love them both to be honest, they both give amazing coverage and they both work well for photoshoots and where longer lasting wear is needed. However the Dior foundation doesn't rub off and it feels like you have nothing on since it goes on somewhat thin where you don't feel cakey (not like the MUFE makes you feel that way) but to me the Dior foundation lasts longer than the MUFE Foundation...

Overall? This is my favorite liquid foundation (although MUFE is right up there as well!) I love how my flawless my face looks with it on because it hides any blemishes or discolorations. It feels light and non-sticky and worth every penny!



FOTD using the Dior Forever Skin Liquid Foundation:

21 comments

~ turquoise ~ said...

so cute

rockSTARbeauty said...

i definitely wanna give this a try! im kinda scared of it being waterproof tho :( the last waterproof foundation i used gave me the worst breakout in my life!

Jamilla Camel said...

Hi Vanessa,

I really prefer the MUFE HD Foundation over the Diorskin Forever! I found the Dior so thick and cakey (which accounts for its staying power, no doubt) that I sold it after using it just a few times.

It looks great in photos, but I think it looks a bit heavy for daytime use...just my opinion for my face!

Devi said...

I can barely tell the difference from your FOTD cos your skin face is flawless as usual!

Btw, what happened to your banded fingernail? I hope it was nothing serious. :)

Askmewhats said...

I am not into perfumed liquid foundation too! but you do look great using the foundation though! :)

A. Rose said...

Great review! I'm gonna keep this in mind when/if I finish my MAC Studio Sculpt.

MakeupByRenRen said...

i think i know what you mean about that grandma smell, lol...i'm trying really hard to get through some of my foundations before i go to a new one...it's so hard though!

Tina said...

I love this foundation too and adore the power version, you look gorgeous!

ps, i'm having a Paul & Joe makeup giveaway at my blog :)

*Jen* said...

Thanks so much for this review, definitely adding it onto my wishlist it looks great on you!

Your hair looks gorgeous here btw! Love it!

Janelle said...

Thanks for the review! This foundation looks great.

I also find that if I use liquid foundation daily, I'm more prone to breakouts. I keep going back to my trusty mineral foundation because it's so good for my skin!

Katrina said...

oh yay thanks for this review...i was debating over dior and MUFE

GlossMenagerieDotCom said...

Wonderful, thorough review as always! And that is why you have been nominated for a triple award. :)

http://gloss-menagerie.blogspot.com/2009/02/triple-triple-awards.html

Mrs.Zeus said...

I love, love this product but yeah I have to agree with you about breaking out. So, then I switch to Laura Mercier...
BTW, how did you applied this? sponge, brush?

Brandi said...

:c:

imee said...

i can't tell from the picture, but in ur opinion, does it have a white cast? cuz I really love my guerlain right now but it's got a white cast and i'm looking for a replacement.

Joey said...

It looks gorgeous! I loove using my Dior TM.. Have you tried it?? It gives the perfect amount of coverage.. well, for me at least!

Vanessa said...

Hi Imee- I got the medium beige so I haven't experienced the whitish cast but I know when I go a few shades later I can totally see it, but I will do a few more looks and let you know for sure...

Hi Joey! Yeah I love their TM too! I did a review on it awhile back and I love the smell and it makes your skin look so nice and even, I use it after the gym too!

Einjely said...

hmmm... havent tried the forever yet but i love DIORSKIN NUDE!!! the liquid one!!! amazing coverage yet very light on the skin as if im not wearing any makeup at all. i'll definitely try the DIORSKIN FOREVER.. as for the MUFE one.. can't find the right tone for me. more than 3 mua's has tried and it did look great in the store but when i got home.. ghost face!!! lol. thanks for the review!

Paint Me Gorgeous said...

hm i can't use perfumed foundations :-( So many break me out and/ or i'm allergic T_T

Sher said...

Hi Vaness! Thanks for reviewing this! I recently just bought the diorsin forever foundation powder compact after hearing rave reviews! And so far it has become HG status, so I was curious if any one of the bloggers ever did a review on the liquid version! If you love this I say give the powder one a try :) I'm getting ready to write a review of it soon!

A Gal On A Budget said...

Hey Vanessa,

I'm one of the many to nominate you for the Triple Award. Thank you for the great posts and reviews!

http://spendorsave.blogspot.com/2009/02/belated-triple-awards-post.html

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