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This past couple of months were under the sign of amazing foundations launches: the new Chanel Vitalumière Loose Powder Foundation, the new YSL Fusion Ink Foundation, a new one from Estée Lauder… It’s been so much talking around this recently launched Dior Diorskin Star Studio Makeup Spectacular Brightening Weightless Perfection Foundation, used for the first time during the fashion shows in Spring and highly coveted on this Autum’s couture shows!

The post I wrote in May about Peter Philips announcing Star’s launch and vaguely presenting the product and its benefits ( link here ) is the most viewed post on my blog, so far!

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The Diorskin Star is basically their new lightweight foundation meant to mimic on your skin the flawless base models on the runway have on during the fashion shows. The selling point behind this is that even if it is light, it still provides a full medium coverage leaving the skin bright, thanks to the the Light Pulsion Complex a new and Dior patented technology which contains Hollow Silica Beads, a new generation of silica beads that capture and diffuse light and recreates the luminous glow achieved with perfect lighting. Plus the Corrective Color Filters selectively capture and reflect the light while the Light Equalizers fight dullness and color deviations. To all that amazing technology add the skin care benefits, like for instance Licorice Extract which helps correct dark spots and hyper pigmentation, Immortelle Extract to help smoothing imperfections and reduce shadow zones and Paquerette Extract to reduce pigment spots.

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I have waited to review this foundation a good couple of weeks, just to thoroughly test it and to be able to give an accurate opinion on it. I used it on its own, over a primer, applied with my fingers, with a sponge/beauty blender ( other than the black one Dior launched with the foundation ), with my foundation brushes…

The result was amazing every time! Even if it is lightweight ( it is not as runny as the Chanel Perfection Lumière foundation ), it is a good medium coverage foundation that “melts” into your skin in a matter of seconds. Easily buildable, it leaves your skin glowing not greasy, covers imperfections and the finish is natural. Just like a second skin, but 100 times better! It also claims that it is long lasting and I have to admit that it definitely is! It lasted on me a whole 8 hours work day and by the end of it, the only downside was a bit of oiliness in my T-zone, as per usual. It also has an amazing SPF of 30 – PA ++ which makes it the foundation that delivers the highest protection in my collection.

The packaging is elegant and functional: the pump distributes the exact amount of product I need to cover my entire face! One pump is usually enough for me, but for more coverage I use another one. My favourite way to apply it is with a damp beauty blender.

Fotor0922131344 copy – please excuse my bare face in the left picture and take a moment to observe the magic of this foundation on the right picture.

You can easily see the imperfections on my face ( redness, pores, dark circles ) in the left picture. In the photo on the right my complexion looks bright, healthy and my imperfections are hidden.

Side note: I am not using concealer, powder or highlighter, just added some brows, a layer of mascara and Dior Lip Maximizer!

Another amazing thing is that it is available in a wide range of shades, 14 to be precise, from the palest skins to chocolate-hued complexions. My shade is #010 Ivory.

I had high expectations from this foundation and I was not disappointed at all! I love it more than any of the new foundations recently launched that I had the chance to try. It is definitely better than the Chanel Vitalumière Loose Powder Foundation and the YSL one which tend to cling to any dry patches on my skin accentuating them, if I don’t moisturize my skin enough. The Diorskin Star does not do that, so I guess the skin care ingredients in it are actually working!

What do you think about this one, beautiful? Have you tried it yet? Do you like it?

See you soon!

xx, Annie






– the shades that end in 0 are the neutral ones ( my foundation is 010 Ivory, a tad too fair for me now since I caught a bit of tan, but with a bit of bronzer is amazing and it will be great for winter ), the ones that end in 1 are for skins with yellow undertones and those that end in 2 are for skins with pink undertones. So keep that in mind when you pick yours!

image – here you have a more self explanatory picture, the author of which is unfortunately unknown to me!