Product Type: Dior makeup
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Dior Diorskin Crystal Nude
Member Name: daniella2202
Dior Diorskin Crystal Nude
Advantages: Instantly reduces shine, it can be used as a primer or to touch up during the day
Disadvantages: I feel like I have to use a lot of the product on the sponge
I bought this product three weeks ago. I have never been a Christian Dior make-up or skincare fan just for the reason that I prefer other brands that I think are better value for money. Dior is just a little bit out of my price range. However, the packaging from Dior is always of very high quality and looks very expensive. But packaging is not what makes the product in my books, it is the product inside the packaging that I am bothered about.
What Made Me Purchase From Dior?
Well I have a very good friend that works on Dior, she is always trying to persuade me to buy from her (I know that she makes a lovely bit of commission on what she sells) and I told her that I was looking for a make-up base to keep oily skin at bay during the day. This was the product she showed me Diorskin Crystal Nude Natural Matte Skin Perfector in the 001 invisible colour. This is apparently the only colour it comes in (it looks white in the packaging but comes out invisible). Well as she showed the compact to me and explained the benefits I was very impressed. But I will never buy a product without trying it first so she sat me down, she removed my make-up, applied this product as a make-up base and then put my foundation and powder on afterwards. I bought the product a few days later because it really did do the trick.
The Low-Down Of This Product...
This product is not just a make-up base (primer) but it can also be used over the top of make-up during the day to reduce shine, it doesn't disrupt your make-up and what I liked most of all is that it does not give you a powdery finish, just a gorgeous silky appearance. I find that during the day normally I constantly touch up my make-up with a mattifying powder and then by the end of the day, my make-up is powdery, orange (due to the build up of powder) and looks very unnatural. This product removes the problems.
This product comes in a gorgeous silver compact, in one half of the compact is the product and the other half of the compact contains the sponge. One half of the sponge has a really silky/velvety feel and the other half has a latex type feel. The silky side is for touch ups during the day so less of the product is used. Then the latex feel side is for using the product as a primer so as more product can be picked up on the sponge. When applying it I have to rub the sponge quite hard on the product and then apply it all over my face after my moisturiser prior to my foundation. It instantly gives my skin a silky feel and a perfected look to my skin (refining the look of pores around my nose too). It can of course be worn alone without foundation. But foundation is a must have on my skin every single day. So I apply my foundation instantly afterwards with a foundation brush. I have been very impressed with how the foundation goes onto my skin after using the Crystal Nude because it goes on effortlessly and blends to perfection.
Then during the day after wearing make-up for about 4 to 5 hours I then reapply the Crystal Nude with the silk side of the sponge. I apply it very delicately all over, it takes me just 30 seconds and leaves my skin shine free and my make-up looking perfect again. I really cannot explain in words how amazing this product is!
So How Does This Dior Product Work At Reducing Shine?
It contains invisible silicone microspheres which work to create a light reflecting illusion to the skin. This allows the skin to look more perfected and evened out yet you still cannot tell that anything has been applied to the skin, it is completely invisible. It instantly erases shine and mattifies the skin due to its crystalline formula (a lightweight optical illusion formula) with the help of the different textures of the sponge.
What Is The Retail Price?
This product contains 7.5g of the product and retails at £27.00 which is quite a reasonable price for Dior. I have previously purchased an Estee Lauder and Clarins primer which are very similar prices too. Dior can be bought in many stores including Boots, Debenhams, House of Fraser and independent stores or online.
Who Is This Product For?
I think this product is perfect for anybody with either a dry/combination skin type (with oil in the t-zone) or for an oily to oily skin type (oily all over the face). I have incredibly sensitive skin so tend to have to stick to brands such as, Clinique which are fragrance free but I had absolutely no problems with this Dior product (no breakouts or skin irritations) so I would say that even sensitive skins could use this product.
I am adding an ingredients list because it is not incredibly long and I know some people like to check the ingredients: Polymethsilsesquioxane, hydrogenated polyisobutene, dimethicone, tridecl trimellitate, C30-45 olefin, ethylhexl hydroxystearate, dimethicone crosspolymer, phenoxyethenol.
I absolutely love this product, it does everything I wanted it to do and it looks incredibly natural and feels as if I am wearing nothing. My only concern would be that I think I will use the product quite quickly because I have to really rub at the formula in order to get enough product onto the sponge to transfer onto my face (however, this issue will not alter my rating of this product). After three weeks of use I can see a light dip in the formula which I can see getting deeper quite quickly. However, if it has answered all of my concerns for reducing shine and it is not at a ridiculous price then I do not mind repeat purchasing this product.
Summary: A fantastic primer to prevent shine which also can be used to touch up during the day