I mentioned a short while ago that one of the glorious gifts I received for my birthday was the Diorskin Nude BB Cream. I've been using it almost everyday for the past few weeks (which is record breaking for me because normally I can't stand wearing foundation) and I feel like I've gotten enough of a feel for it now to do an accurate overview.
I've got to start with the packaging because I'm pretty keen on it. It's lovely just to look at – simple and elegant – and also very well designed. It's not just a squeezy tube under the cap, you actually get a pump. It also contains an SPF of 10, which is good for me because I'm normally completely guilty of neglecting SPF, despite using retinol treatments. Yikes. It has a light, perfumey fragrance to it, but I don't mind it. It's not something you smell after applying like you might do with Bourjois Healthy Mix for example.
The texture of this BB cream is dreamy. It's balmy and smooth, but not in a way that feels like it's packed full of silicone. In terms of who I think this would work for, I actually think it's really versatile. It would be moisturizing enough for a drier skin, but it's not too dewy for my oily skin. I originally wanted to buy the Nars Tinted Moisturizer, but feeling it in Sephora, I knew it would be way too dewy. The Nars one doesn't really set and stays quite tacky on your skin (which is great for dry skin that wants all the moisture it can get), whereas the Dior one sets down to be a bit more of a dry, satin finish that looks incredibly natural and skin-like. It feels weightless once it sets too, which is why I've been able to wear it so much.
The coverage is impressive for a BB cream. It's got about a decent light-medium (leaning more towards the medium) level going on. The only downfall I can see with this product is the shade range. There are only 4 shades. I'm lucky enough to match 02 Fair quite well (which I'd say is in between a Mac NC25 and NW25), but if I were slightly fairer with my undertone I'd have a problem as 01 Light is considerably more pink. Overall it's a fantastic product though. Count yourself a lucky ducky if you're a match to one of the shades.
|L-R: Diorskin Nude BB Cream in 02 Fair, Mac Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20|