This Summer, Dior has launched a brand new BB Cream formula. The Dior Diorskin Nude BB Creme ($44 USD / $48 CAD) is available in four shades and provides the benefits of both skincare and makeup in a fresh, lightweight formula. While Dior may be one of the last brands to jump on the BB bandwagon (some brands are onto CC creams and even DD creams now.. what!?) I think that it’s better late than never, and even more so when it’s a stellar formula. I recently reviewed the limited-edition Dior Diorskin Nude Tan BB Creme from the Summer 2013 collection here, however this complexion perfector is available in the permanent range for Dior and I have two words to say about that- thank goodness!
I’m quite picky when it comes to a BB Cream- I don’t like seeing brands slap on the “BB” label hoping to drive sales on what is simply a regular tinted moisturizer. I’ve been a fan of traditional BB Creams for a while, so I look for a more luxurious, quality product that truly benefits skin while providing decent coverage of imperfections. It really should be an all-in-one solution for everyday makeup, and this formula does just that.
I’ve been playing with two shades, 002 Fair and 003 Medium, of which the former matches me perfectly now and I’m looking forward to using the latter shade this summer when I get a bit of a tan. The product comes in a tube with a pump dispenser; be careful to choose the correct shade though because all of the tubes are the same color and only designate the different shade on the back of the tube where the number is labeled (I would have liked to see the tube actually representing the color difference… makes it easier to pick out which shade is which in an instant).
The texture is lovely; smooth and creamy. It really feels like a foundation to me… a very lightweight, breatheable foundation. Even though Dior claims the product to have sheer coverage, I found the pigmentation to be better than some medium-coverage foundations I’ve tried in the past, and certainly better than some nearly invisible BB Creams I’ve tried. It truly did perfect my entire complexion, leaving me with only a bit of touching up with concealer under my eyes (exactly what I want a BB cream to do). It blended beautifully on my skin and looks completely natural! Even when I get up close to my mirror, my skin looks healthy, hydrated and glowing.
I did find that I needed to set the product with some powder as it was quite moisturizing (if you have super dry skin, you probably won’t have to do this though). I can even skip my moisturizer and just use this product for all-day hydration and comfort. Once again, exactly what a BB Cream is supposed to do. The only thing that I didn’t enjoy too much was the strong fragrance… while it did disappear in a few minutes, it was a bit overwhelming and I just dislike fragrance in general when it comes to facial skincare and cosmetics.
This BB Cream takes the ranking as one of my top three BB Creams, alongside the Bobbi Brown BB Cream and the Tarte BB Cream.
$44 USD / $48 CAD
- Amount: 1 oz / 30mL
- Value: $44 USD per oz / $48 CAD per oz
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Four Diorskin Nude BB Creme shades available; two shown here.
See the rest of the Dior Summer 2013 product launches here.