Dior | DiorSkin Radiant Base Review
Some of you might recall my review of Dior’s DiorSkin Nude foundation and the fact that I was deeply, deeply in love with the results (still am, btw). True, I was a bit head over heels about it and ready to start a new religion that devoted itself entirely to Dior face products. Was I crazy? Maybe a little, but with each Dior face product I try, my crazy devotion climbs to new heights. The object of today’s obsession? The DiorSkin Radiant Base primer. Sigh…..
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I purchased this for $40.00USD (1 oz) at Nordstrom. At this time, the DiorSkin Radiant Base is a Nordie’s exclusive. This base/primer comes in a glass bottle with a pump distribution system. Other vitals? The DiorSkin Radiant Base comes with SPF20 (so you know I am a happy glamper). The formula itself is not the slightly powdery feeling, thick liquid formula that you get with MAC’s Prep + Prime or Smashbox. It has the consistency of a fluid foundation. Rest assured, no weird texture or icky smell. The finish feels comfortable on the skin and does not go tight or greasy on my normal to dry skin. I apply the DiorSkin Radiant Base with my hands.
I am a 020/200 in Dior foundations and I used shade 002 in the Radiant Base for a perfect match. This is a truly unique base (and that says a lot in a market saturated with a quadrillion bases). Not only does it give a very slight bit of colour (read: coverage) to the skin, it also delivers an amazing cocktail of golden shimmer that brightens and highlights the face like NOTHING I have ever seen before. When I say shimmer, don’t think glitter bomb, by any means. You can truly tell that Dior put time, research and quality ingredients into the Radiant Base. It’s revolutionary. It gives a finish that can only be described as angelic.
To give you an idea of how beautiful the finish is, I have worn just my face cream and the DiorSkin Radiant Base alone with tremendous satisfaction at the outcome. Loved it. If you want a little more coverage for your “nude” look, add a bit of Dior’s DiorSkin Nude Powder or MAC’s Mineralized Skinfinish Natural to keep the glow going. You do get more of a shimmery glow when the Radiant Base is worn alone, but when topped with foundation, it tones down the shimmer to a natural glow.
When I wear the Radiant Base with foundation my regimen is: Dior’s HydraAction SPF20 face cream, the DiorSkin Radiant Base with SPF20 and either Dior’s DiorSkin Nude foundation, Dior’s Capture Totale foundation or MUFE’s HD foundation. They all hold up superbly throughout the day.
The only downside to this product is the fact that at this time there is only one shade available, shade 002. To be honest, I’m not 100% sure how this would work on darker skin tones, but my guess is that would work OK up to a certain point, as the Radiant Base does go mostly transparent when applied. My fear is that on quite dark skin tones the gold particles might become too apparent and lend a slightly ashen look to the skin or perhaps even highlight too much giving an almost metallic look to the skin. A darker shade of this base would be very well received, I’m sure. If you are a women of colour who has tried this, I would love to hear your feedback.
Bottom Line: Your face is your canvas. It is the base for all of your makeup application. It sets the stage for your artistry and is worth a little extra devotion. DiorSkin Radiant Base highlights and preps your skin for amazing results. I HIGHLY recommend you try this.
Stats: $40.00USD / 10z / Nordstrom.com or Nordstrom stores (Nordies exclusive)
What Dior says: The luminous glow of golden ice crystals inspires Dior’s dazzling new makeup base. Just a few drops retextures and smoothes the skin dramatically for a radiant, even finish plus SPF protection. The refreshing, air-light feeling makes it the perfect primer under any Dior makeup—or wear it alone for a sheer golden veil of color.
Have any of you tried this? What are your must-have Dior products? What’s on your Dior list?