The Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation is not a new foundation; it’s about 2 years old now and I’m on my second bottle of it, which goes to show just how much I love it!
I absolutely love this foundation, so thought I’d tell you all about it.
I have to be honest, I never thought I’d ever purchase a Dior foundation, as I’m quite vocal about not being keen to support brands that aren’t inclusive and don’t cater for asian skin tones. Regardless of how much I love other products from the brand, I just don’t like to support or promote them in any way. However, Dior brought out 40 shades in the Backstage Face & Body Foundation which is incredible. Though I haven’t checked, I assume they cater for the lightest white skin and darkest black skin and all the olive tones in between which is often overlooked. I always notice that!
This may or may not have had anything to do with the Fenty Beauty launch a few years ago that broke the makeup industry. They were a brand new, unheard of brand that launched with 40 shades of foundation that caters for literally every single person. It was incredible, and so I think a lot of brands have jumped on this bandwagon – which is not a bad thing. I think it’s absolutely brilliant and I’m glad to see Dior have followed suit..
I wear this in the shade 4WO which stands for Warm Olive, and for reference, I’m a MAC NC42 – I know everybody always goes back to MAC when comparing foundation shades. I’m wearing this at the moment (in the video) and it’s the perfect match for my skin tone.
The foundation is housed in a plastic bottle, but it doesn’t feel cheap. It’s good quality plastic and has a screw top lid, making it very travel friendly. I like to squeeze 2-3 pumps out onto my fingers and dot them around my face before blending them in with a damp sponge. I know Dior’s creative director recommends using your fingers to apply this foundation, but personally, I don’t like to get my fingers dirty, and the damp sponge works really well for me.
You get 50ml of product for £29.50, which is pretty affordable if you break down the price per ml. Most foundations are 30ml, but you get more in this one because it’s a face and body foundation; therefore designed to be used on larger parts. Unless you’re a makeup artist, you’re highly unlikely to use it anywhere but your face, so you get a lot more product for your money.
The foundation itself is light to medium coverage and is buildable. So if you have flawless skin or prefer a natural look, you can get away with one layer, however, you can add 2 or 3 layers for more coverage depending on your preference. My skin is pretty good generally and I only ever wear one layer as I like my natural skin to show through even on days when it’s not so great and Idon;t like a heavy finish.
The consistency is thin but not too runny, but you once you apply the foundation to your face, you need to work quite quickly as it starts to set pretty fast. You will have enough time to blend it, but I’ve noticed that it starts to set a bit faster than other foundations I use. It blends beautifully though; it doesn’t exaggerate any large pores, cling to dry patches or sit in any fine lines or wrinkles and I just love the dewy finish it leaves on my skin.
Personally, I never set my foundation with powder as I have normal skin and prefer a more natural skin-like finish. I only use powder to set my concealer, and on my t-zone when filming videos, like today.
I think this would work well for all skin types; whether your skin is dry, dehydrated, normal or oily. For oily/combination skin, you may just need to set it with powder, depending on how oily your skin is. However, I think it’s a good all rounder foundation for those that like a natural, dewy finish.
The foundation has a faint perfume-y scent, which doesn’t linger once applied, but could be a problem if you don’t like fragrance in your product – so that’s one thing to be aware of.
If you’ve tried this foundation, let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I’d be interested to know if there are any other Dior foundations that have a similar shade to this, so if you’ve tried one, please let me know!
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