Another year has passed, and I’m a year older and wiser! My birthday celebration last week was small and quiet, and enjoyable. Thank you for those who left their wishes on my Instagram, kisses and hugs to all! Anyways, as promised, here’s my Diorskin Nude Air review! I do apologize for taking so long to post this up, but life happens, and I was caught up in it.
If you are interested to see how fluid and easily blendable this foundation is, please take a look at my Instagram account since I posted a short clip about this foundation there. If you want to know how I feel about this foundation, keep reading. If you don’t want to read all the details and just want to check out the pros and cons, and/or whether you should buy this foundation please go all the way to the bottom of the page for summary.
Just FYI, this is NOT the first serum-type foundation I’ve used. My first serum-type foundation is the Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation. I love that foundation, it’s my Holy Grail. Anyways, other brands are starting to carry this type of foundation, notably this Diorskin Nude Air, as well as YSL Fusion Ink Foundation. MAC will release one soon as well!
What is Diorskin Nude Air?
Dior’s Diorskin Nude Air is a weightless, ultra-fluid foundation serum that creates a nude makeup look. Formulated with SPF 25, it offers sun protection and the fresh-faced beauty of a natural-looking glow. Infused with Oxygen Activ™ technology, an innovative blend of a hyper-oxygenated oil, cranberry oil, vitamin, and minerals, this serum’s high-precision dropper deposits an undetectable film of makeup onto the skin, while its soft-focus agents and glazed pigments instantly produce an even-looking complexion that achieves the right amount of coverage for a radiant, sheer finish.
This product is free of talc.
Oh Dior, you sure know how to make things beautiful. From Diorskin Star foundation to Diorskin Nude Air Serum foundation, everything is so gorgeous. The foundation comes in a pretty clear glass bottle, with a silver cap. Even the pipette is of silver color making the whole thing cohesive with the cap. Beauty!
The foundation bottle comes in the classic Dior packaging – blue box, and it also comes with a booklet. The booklet is filled with information regarding the foundation in different languages.
For me, I apply a drop or two on my fingers and apply it on my face. I find serum-type foundation is best applied using fingertips than brushes.
Dior claims this foundation to have a sheer coverage, which I agree with. However, I feel that this foundation is buildable too. You can layer the foundation to create a somewhat medium coverage.
The foundation evens out the skin pretty nicely. Concealer is still needed in certain areas, for me, on my new breakout on my upper lips area.
Shade and Finish
So far, from the Sephora store and website, I could only find 8 shades. I’ve yet to check out the Dior store at Sears/Bay, since I bought mine at Sephora.
The 8 shades are – Ivory, Light Beige, Medium Beige, Linen, Peach, Honey Beige, Dark Beige, Mocha.
My shade for this foundation is 021, which is Linen. I almost bought 030 (Medium Beige) since that’s my shade in Diorskin Star, but when I tested it on my collar bone, it was too dark. I went ahead to test 021 (Linen), it’s not perfect match but it’s the closest I can get to my skin.
021 is the most yellow-undertone shade amongst the 8 shades, BUT it still is slightly too pink on my skin. I’m MAC NC25/30, and MUFE HD Foundation 120 for your reference.
This foundation has a natural finish.
I wore this foundation without setting it with powder for 10-hour. The foundation stayed well throughout the day. I can see some shine after 6 hours on my T-zone but it was not much. The foundation did not sink into the pores, my skin looks pretty great by the end of the night.
However, keep in mind that Canada is pretty cold at the moment, and my skin does not get as oily now compared to Summer. So, if you have oily skin, I suggest setting your foundation with a powder.
CA$53 at Sephora (before tax).
L-R: Bare face; With foundation
- Natural finish
- Blends really well into the skin
- Don’t need much product to cover the entire face
- Covers up pores really well
- Foundation is great for those with combination-oily and oily skin
- Clings to dry skin
- Only 8 shades available
I think my skin looks great with this foundation, no one notices I wore any foundation on my face. Unlike Diorksin Star, though, no one compliments how good my skin look. So, in that regards, Diorskin Star’s effect is probably better than the Diorskin Nude.
Compare the before and after on the photo above, I think my pores just disappear in the after! I absolutely love this foundation, and I want to love this foundation as much as I love my Giorgio Armani Maestro. However, I’m planning to return this foundation as much as I don’t want to. The shade is NOT working for me. The undertone is too pink, and even though it’s not noticeable for others, it is noticeable for me. I can fix it by setting it with a yellow-based powder, but really, I paid way too much for this foundation to correct the shade using powder.
This is the one product I’d wish it had work, but it didn’t. Dear Dior, please fix your undertones and get more shades on this foundation because this is a great foundation!
Disclaimer: I’m not affiliated/endorsed by Sephora nor Dior. I do not earn any money from the links, and I am not paid to do this review. This foundation was not sent to me. I bought this foundation out of my own pocket, and my review is based entirely on my own experience with the foundation. This review is honest and is based on my own opinion. Please do a test patch before buying any makeup product to avoid any reaction.