5 June 2013

DIOR BB REVIEW - 002

 Hi Lovelies!
I'm actually so excited to be writing this post as it's probably one of the biggest beauty shocks of my life!! - I never ever thought in a million years that I would be head over heels with a BB cream of all things. I started looking through my beauty samples draw trying to find something new to love haha, as my beloved Laura Mercier Foundation broke me out really badly. I came across some Diorskin Nude BB samples in my samples draw and thought I would give it a whirl. I have only ever dipped in and out of Dior products and Chanel has always been the winner for me. I was quite surprised that I initially liked the samples in the shade 002, and I was impressed by the amount of coverage this product gave me. I have tried a few BB creams ranging from drugstore to Estee Lauder and Urban Decay (which i like) - but BB creams definitely haven't got me excited in the slightest. I actually don't even really wear tinted moisturisers, but instead my make-up collection is full of light but build-able coverage foundations. Anyway, after getting through two samples I decided that I really liked this product and decided to order it online. I have been using this product for a while now and I'm still really loving it, so I thought it would be a great idea to share with you how I have been finding wearing it as an everyday product. I hope you enjoy this post lovelies and feel free to ask any questions either below, or via my social media icons on the right hand side of my blog.
What I like ?
Firstly, I can't say how shocked I was to actually find a BB Cream that made a difference for me. I had pretty much given up in my hunt to find one, but luckily Dior have created a fantastic product that I love and can genuinely recommend to my followers. The coverage is still very light in terms of foundation coverage, but for a BB the coverage its pretty darn good. Some of my favourite beauty guru's like Viviana Does Makeup and Lisa Eldridge have spoken highly of this product as well, and I can totally see why. The finish is very similar to my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, as it gives the skin a Velvety finish, which means its not too dull and not too luminous. If I want a bit of extra coverage I will either layer a pea sized amount of my Chanel or YSL foundation over the top. The staying power on my skin is at least four hours, which is fine as long as you keep a concealer near. I also really like the packaging for this product and the pump is nice and easy to use. 

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What I don't like ?
The shade range is extremely limited, but luckily for me the shade 002 is a perfect match. 002 has more Beige/Yellow undertones for fair skin, but if you are light skinned with Pink undertones 001 would be more ideal. Then finally 003 would be for overall warmer complexions, but as you can see the range is limited. Despite the coverage being very good for a BB I would still have a concealer near by, just to touch up. Finally, the price of this product is around £30.00 which is expensive.. but it falls into the usual range of Dior products.

Overall ?
I always think to myself I would love to leave the house with just a BB or TM on my face, but I always opt for a light coverage foundation to give me a bit for coverage and security. However, since buying this Dior BB cream I have had about 3 days where I have just worn the BB out on it's own.. which is a pretty good sign to me. It will suit a range of skin types, as its not oily and not drying either. However, if your a luminous kinda gal you would probably benefit by using a highlighter with this product. I have included a before and after and I think that it has done well to even out my complexion and to help combat my redness. 


Hope you liked this post beauties! - Feel free to ask any questions below :)
Love
India X




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12 comments

  1. Thank you so much for posting this lovely! It looks amazing on you, I really wanna try this as well as the Vitalumiere aqua foundation. It's a shame you said about the shade range, I'm always very fake tanned so I hope shade 3 will be the right colour for me. Fab post as always :) xxx
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  2. Nice bb cream, shame the price though. But it's Dior, so it's worth it. Never knew they had bb creams. Oops

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  3. Wow, your skin looks flawless naturally - I don't know why you'd have any need to wear anything besides a moisturiser and some sunscreen, jealous!

    Blindly Beautiful

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    1. Aww thanks haha :) - I normally wear a light foundation, but this BB is my new summer fave! x

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  4. How perfect is your skin in the before post! x

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  5. I got a sample of this from vogue and it really picks up on any dry patches and makes them orange. I also found it to go really orange around my hairline and eyebrows and just wouldn't blend out at all but other than that I love it. It gives your skin the most lovely glow and I've found it to last upto 12 hours even without a primer! X

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  6. I can't even tell you have anything on in the after pic. Then again, you have great skin in the before post! Great review though! I remember swatching this in sephora and really loving the formula. None of the colors work for me however. I fall between 2 and 3.

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    1. Thanks :) - The coverage is light but it definitely does cover more than the average BB Cream and I thought it helped to tone down my Redness! I also only had a small later on, as you can build it up and add concealer to complete the look :)

      Thanks for the comment hun x

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  7. The color blends really well! Great review!

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  8. This sounds lovely, it looks great on you! Very natural looking
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  9. I'm a sucker for BB Creams lately, especially during the summer to use on their own and under foundation. This little gem sounds amazing! Really been loving Dior lately...might be a product to take a peek at next time i'm out :D

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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