Recently, i finished my favourite matte foundation in the world; Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet. I love it and i will re-purchase.
I like to try out new foundations because technology moves quickly and foundations are forever becoming more skin-like each year.
Dior have just released their 24 hour wear full coverage foundation. Water based with high pigment.
Now, when i think of full coverage foundation, i conjure up the 1980’s with the heavy, cakey foundation that you can feel smothering the life out of your skin.
Not this one!
It is weightless while being full coverage. Dior describe it as an ultra-fluid foundation that has correcting pigments which last 24 hours while only leaving the thinest of films on the face.
Apparently, the shades are a bit different to your usual ones because of the water/pigment mix. I found the 020, still works for me though. It provides a semi-matte finish.
There is 40ml of product for only £1.00 more than the Star foundation, (a great luminous matte foundation) and it comes in a plastic bottle, ideal for travelling with.
What I Like About It.
I have been wearing it now for almost two weeks and i really like it a lot.
It does cover blemishes and redness quite easily. In fact, my concealer is fast becoming redundant.
After 4 hours, my t-zone still becomes shiny but thats easy to correct with powder. It did wear off slightly around the base of my nose; however, i do rub my nose a lot out of habit so, that can only be expected.
It dries down quite matte on my skin. If i use a serum, this gives better results on the finish.
I have combination/normal skin with a slightly oily t-zone.
It never settled into any lines or clinged anywhere. Most importantly for me, it doesn’t look like i’m wearing a heavy foundation, while remaining flawless looking.
I used the Dior foundation brush to apply it and found that it blended out quite easily. It is important to shake it well before you use it to give an even finish.
What I Don’t Like About It.
To be honest, i struggled to find any real negatives. I suppose the only thing i could think was, i probably would only wear this foundation in the Autumn/Winter and not in the Summer. Reason being, i hate full coverage foundations in the heat and i get a oily t- zone very quickly in the Summer.
The plastic bottle isn’t quite as luxurious as previous glass bottles by Dior but that’s never going to affect the performance of the foundation.
I got given this because i bought a foundation. Its contains 3 eyeshadows, one lip baume and one lip gloss and the quality is as good as any of these full sized products. Beats the skin care samples you usually get. I got the new serums as well.
I have only tried one other new foundation last year, and that is Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Aqua, which i quite like.
The Undercover foundation does tick many boxes. I love Dior foundations in general; however, Dior Star is my all time favourite, still. I think Undercover is a great one if you have problem skin or want a really flawless look.
It gives a great finish without the heaviness of a full coverage foundation and it looks skin-like too.
40ml of product is great value and as far as i know, Dior is the only high end brand offering this much product.
Technology has really moved on since the heavy, cakey full coverage, unnatural finish foundations of the 1980’s and even the 1990’s. The words full coverage, are no longer scary and yes, you can have flawless skin that still breaths.