second skin in a bottle?
As far as luxury makeup goes, I am convinced that Dior offer some of the best base products. Whether it is their main or Backstage line, there seems to be something for everyone. In this post, we will be finally chatting about the brand's Forever Skin Glow foundation. Is it worth your time and money? Let's find out.
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My Skin: dry, sensitive
About the Product
Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation SPF 20 PA+++ (55 USD; Made in France) - is the brand's recently reintroduced foundation that is formulated with drier skin types in mind. It promises to give you radiant, medium-full coverage, as well as keep your skin hydrated.
Packaging: this foundation comes in a weighty glass bottle with a dark blue plastic cap. The cap is not secure and comes off easily, so be careful as you might accidentally drop the bottle. You get 30 ml/ 1oz worth of product, which is a standard amount.
Formula: Dior highlight some floral extracts here that should promote healthier skin. Iris, Hibiscus, and Wild Pansy to name a few. Not sure about you, but I don't expect any foundation to improve my actual skin. The amount most of us wear is insignificant to make a difference. This formula is water-based with various types of silicones in the mix (which is not unusual for base makeup products).
Sun protection, depending on the country, will be labeled as SPF 15 or SPF 20 PA+++. I would still recommend using proper sunscreen.
A high content of alcohol, which could be a deal-breaker for some. Alcohol is the second ingredient and it might be drying or potentially irritating for sensitive skin types. This formula is fragranced, which is another possible irritant. All of the promoted floral extracts are mentioned at the end of the ingredient list (which signals that their actual content is low).
Texture: creamy consistency.
Scent: to me, the Forever Skin Glow Foundation smells just like most foundations from the brand - similar to Miss Dior. The scent does not linger on the skin though. It evaporates almost as soon as the product is applied.
Shades: currently there are 42 shades available, which is a good number for a luxury line. Naturally, there is always room for improvement and it would be nice to see an addition of deeper tones. I was able to find my perfect "neutral" shade match (which is not overly peachy/pink as in some other lines). For reference, I use 1.5 N in Dior and I am light-neutral.
Application: shake the Forever Skin Glow Foundation well before applying it. You can use any tools you prefer (sponge, brush, fingertips). As far as application goes, this formula is pretty user-friendly where you can blend the product quickly. It does not accentuate pores or texture, but of course, it is important to keep your skin well-hydrated and exfoliate regularly regardless.
I wear mine lightly (less than one pump), which creates the ultimate "no makeup" makeup illusion. Despite alcohol and perfume in the mix, it did not cause me any trouble (no dryness, discomfort, or irritation).
I am wearing shade 1.5 N here (natural daylight)
Finish: radiant, skin-like finish with a subtle glow. Not shimmery or greasy.
Wear: the Forever Skin Glow Foundation feels weightless and lasts well on me for up to 6-8 hours. The finish gets noticeably dewier as the day goes by. It does not separate or get patchy. Naturally, minor creasing may occur (just like with any other foundation).
To conclude this review, I must say that the Forever Skin Glow Foundation looks beautiful both in person and in photos. It perfects the tone of the skin and adds glow without being too obvious or cakey. Truly, like a second skin in a bottle. Having said that, it would be nice not to have so much alcohol and perfume in the mix. My skin seems to be okay with it, but if yours is a lot more sensitive, then I would recommend considering other options. Also, I don't think there are any real skincare benefits to this product (besides an added SPF). As far as makeup goes, however, you get beautiful results with this Dior creation. It is versatile and flattering on beauties of all ages. All in all, I think it is a lovely base that many will love and I give it a B+ rating.
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