A little while ago I was in Boots (surprise, surprise!) and whilst in there, I visited the Dior Beauty counter!
– is it bad that the women now knows me.. and always asks me how I’ve got on with my previous purchases?!
Whilst in Boots, I decided to take advantage of their ‘buy any two luxury beauty products and receive £10 worth of points’ deal, as after all I LOVE spending my Boots clubcard points AND I also LOVE buying luxury branded make-up – making it a win win situation!
Whilst at the Dior Beauty counter, the Diorskin Forever Compact Powder caught my eye and after speaking to the lady, I discovered that this powder can be wore alone BUT it can also be worn over the top of a liquid foundation as a setting powder too.
The packaging of this product is STUNNING… but then it’s by Dior, would you really expect anything less??
The palette itself comes in it’s very own wallet style velvet dust bag, which is handy for storage and keeping this palette clean and safe. It’s also just a lovely little extra, as it makes this product feel and look a whole lot more luxurious and special. The design and overall finish of this palette is definitely more luxurious too. I mean, it opens and shuts with such satisfaction plus there’s a large, clear mirror on the inside of the lid and a smooth, flat application sponge sitting to the side of the powder. This palette’s also refillable! Which I thought was pretty neat. SO, after you’ve used your powder up, you can simply go to a Dior Beauty counter and get a refill fitted (for a few pounds less too)!
Overall, I’d HAVE to tell you that this isn’t my most favourite powder ever – which may sound like a bad start BUT stay with me.
Once applied, it gives my skin a very light coverage, which is perfect for those days when I don’t want to have much make-up on my skin AND when I’m going for a more natural look BUT for those days when I want a fuller coverage, I wouldn’t turn to this compact powder. However, a good thing about this powder is that it has a very lightweight and thin texture, and once applied over the top of your foundation, I feel it brings the whole look together with also setting and pro-longing the wear of your face make-up. Although, be sure to moisturise before using this powder, as if your like me and have quite dry skin then this powder CAN (not always I grant you) but can emphasise your dry patches.
Would I recommend this compact powder?! Hmmmm, perhaps to someone who has oily skin, as this hasn’t always given my drier skin the best finish. I’d also say that this may be best suited to someone who doesn’t wear A LOT of make-up, as it definitely gives a very light coverage, and this isn’t something that I always want from my make-up.
What do you think to this compact powder?!