January 30, 2016

Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powder (review)

Dior Glowing Nude Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder - 002

An illuminating powder and mini kabuki brush to sculpt the face with a radiant glow. Drawing its inspiration from the technique of strobing, Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Gardens enhances your face with radiance.

This illuminating powder is one of those seasonal, highly in demand, 'limited Edition' release from the luxury brand DIOR. I am a little biased when it comes to Illuminators or highlighters and the beautiful, gorgeous embossing as well as packaging of these Limited Edition stuff.

As much as I fancy these, I am not a collector. Sometimes, I do get sucked in with all the hype that is created around a "Limited Edition" products.

For Spring, Dior came out with these stunning Illuminators in two colors. The 001 Glowing Pink is a pale pink, slightly white, cool toned Illuminator with metallic and frosted sheen. The 002 Glowing Nude is a more warm toned, peachy beige with luminous sheen.

I chose the Glowing Nude shade because I it would compliment my skin tone with yellow/golden undertones better.

Color: Warm toned, peachy beige with luminous sheen.

Texture and Consistency: It is one of the smoothest, softest highlighters I own. The product is finely milled and not at all powdery. It is very easy to blend and on blending there are absolutely no glitters or sparkles. This is not a wet looking highlighter. It is pretty similar to those

Application: I kept admiring the packaging and embossing for the first whole week and then finally I used it. The embossing does not gets ruined very easily. There is no over spary of any kind. I used it over my blush with a Charlotte Tilbury powder and sculpt brush. I also used this with MAC 165 brush. They applied pretty much similar on skin, though MAC brush picked a little more product. I also used it with a fan brush, but I didn't enjoy the result with this one. It was too subtle for my liking.

Feel and Effect on Skin: This blends beautifully and literally melts into the skin. It did not emphasize any pores on my cheeks. I have small pores, so that is a plus. Over blending did not result in chunky sparkles or glitters. The finish is not frosty, but it would look slightly metallic, if I over do it. The glow is phenomenal.

Packaging: It comes on a heavy duty compact with magnetic closure and a kabuki brush. I did not use the kabuki brush that came with this.


Verdict: This is a lovely highlighting powder with beautiful embossing and lovely finish. The formula is not new and is very reminiscent of illuminators like MAC Extra Dimension, Estee Lauder Gelee, the highlighter side of Make up For ever pro sculpting duo. Those are a bit more metallic and wet looking in my opinion. This one is a really good one from DIOR and perfect for my skin tone. The sheen and glow is just perfect for my liking. I also swatched Tom Ford Skin Illuminating powder duo when I was in the mall and did a little research on illuminators for fun. The Tom Ford one was pretty close in color but when I blended both, the Tom Ford one showed some sparkles while this one did not.
 
Unfortunately, online this one shows sold out now, but some stores have it and online too it pops up occasionally for a day or two. I don't understand why they have to make these in such limited quantities.

 

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