“The less you can afford for your frocks, the more care you must take with your accessories.” – Christian Dior


Dior generously gave Glamour magazine readers the chance to get your personal skin shade matched with a complimentary foundation sample. I often find it difficult to find the right foundation for me because I have to try the foundation for a few days before deciding whether I like it or not, and if its the latter I can’t exactly take it back and get a refund. That’s why when Dior offered this invitation to me I jumped at the chance!

I made my way to Harvey Nichols‘s Dior makeup counter and was kindly assisted by a lady there who matched my exact shade out of the 22 shades available. I was very happy with the shade suggested to me (012) because I usually end up with foundation which is either too orange or completely whitens face.

I was eager to try this sample as I’d never used any of Dior’s makeup, and so I wore it the very next day with my usual foundation routine involving a primer, concealer and setting foundation. I found that it does exactly what it says on the bottle; light-to-medium coverage with a matte finish. I applied it with a beauty blender as I find this is the best way to achieve a non-cakey look when using foundation.

A full bottle size (which is actually quite small) is £33. I find this to be quite pricey compared to other drugstore foundations which are, in my opinion, a better product. However, because I don’t wear foundation daily I may be able to justify spending that amount of money on a rather small amount of foundation. Nevertheless, the product lived up to its expectations, but sadly at the moment I can’t justify spending £33 on foundation!

Maybe in the future when I become a makeup enthusiast I’ll find a way of justifying it, but for now I won’t be purchasing!

Jemima Plume Xx


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