I purchased the Dior Forever Fluid Foundation on a whim. I was on the hunt for a matte foundation which still gave the appearance of natural radiant looking skin. This foundation claims to do just that – to give a demi-matte finish, and a gorgeous satiny appearance to the skin. It’s like it was calling to me. This was my first ever Dior foundation purchase – I had seen it pop up on other peoples blogs lately and so when I saw it, I decided it was finally time to give it a go. It is on the more luxury side of makeup with it being from Dior; at £33 it isn’t cheap. However, I do find that investing in foundations is actually worth it though – it’s one of those makeup items that I would just recommend splurging on because it sets up how the rest of your makeup applies (so you want it to be good). From my experience, more expensive foundations tend to have better ingredients, higher SPF, better lasting power and coverage, and this one is no exception.
I purchased the colour 020 Light Beige and it’s the perfect match for me. It’s a neutral base so it works well with my skin tone. I’m pretty sure that Dior foundations have a coding system for yellow and pink based skin as well, so it’s worth asking at the beauty counter. I love the fact that there is a sturdy silver pump to dispense the foundation – however, it’s not possible to remove this and scrape the last bits of foundation out of the bottle when it’s nearly finished so you end up wasting product at the end. There’s 1 fluid ounce and it will last a good few months if used on a daily basis. It’s lightly fragranced but this disappears after a little while and you can’t smell it whilst it’s on your face. The foundation is one of the lightest I’ve tried with a really lovely medium (yet buildable) coverage. My favourite way of applying this is with a damp beauty blender after dispensing a pump onto my hand. You only need one to two pumps to cover your whole face so I can see this product lasting a while!
I have combination skin and I find that I don’t actually need to powder throughout the day when I use this foundation which is a real bonus for me. I use the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation on lighter days and with that I definitely need to touch up and powder as it’s very dewy, so this was a very nice change. It looks very natural which has to be one of my favourite things about it – it gives me the matte coverage I want without caking my face in the process. The packaging is also a noteworthy point – it comes in a very sleek rectangular glass bottle with frosted glass (to show it’s a matte foundation). The lid is embossed with CD in silver – it’s just beautiful to have sitting on your vanity. Other than the pump issue I mentioned earlier, I really cannot fault this one. There are approximately twenty shades available on Debenhams, so you’re bound to find a match!
Have you tried this foundation?
If so, what do you think?