Before I get started, I’d just like to address the fact that in no way, shape, or form does Dior endorse the blog, pay me off to speak highly of their makeup, or, heck, even buy advertisements on this site (as you can clearly see). That being said, I am here to recommend yet another one of their products: DiorSkin Forever Compact Flawless & Most Extreme Wear Makeup. You see, I was looking for a full-coverage, pretty powder foundation that would help cover-up some not-so-pretty skin blemishes. One that would not, at the same, dry my poor winter skin out even more than it already is. And, let’s face it, that is asking a lot from a powder foundation. I was debating between DiorSkin and Lancome’s Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup, which has also gotten rave reviews, but the very nice Sephora saleslady (after her trying to tell me I should really use liquid foundation, and my trying to tell her I know that, but wanted powder that I could put on quickly at my desk or on the subway to mattify things) convinced me that DiorSkin had the edge, and truly wouldn’t make my skin flake. So I took the $44 plunge. With a gift card I received for Chanukah, so it was a bit easier to take said plunge.
And…so far so good. The powder is extremely silky, goes on easily, doesn’t flake, blends like a dream, and covers up spots that other powder foundations I’ve tried (I’m looking at you, Clinique) could not and would not. And it has the lightest perfumed scent that makes me feel like I’m putting on something very fancy. AND it has SPF 25, which I think is always a nice bonus. Why don’t all foundations throw some SPF in? It doesn’t make sense not to. Is it expensive to add? Neutrogena does it. But ok, whatever. Now, if only it had some anti-wrinkle cream added, it would be my ideal all-in-one dreamboat powder. My only real complaint is that the case is a little bulky (I don’t particularly love Dior’s packaging in general), but the fact that the sponge applicator and powder are in separate little departments is sort of ingenius and makes me feel like it’s a cleaner operation. Go get it. Done.