Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Au Naturale in Dior

Who doesn't love Dior?

I currently use Diorshow Black Out Mascara, but now I've ventured into foundation...

I mentioned yesterday that I stopped into Neiman's over the weekend and snatched up some samples of makeup. I've been dying to try their new Nude foundation, but I seriously hate walking into a department store or Sephora's without any makeup on. I know first hand that having a blank canvas (aka a clean face) is essential when attempting to color match, so with four samples in my possession I knew I'd be able to find a suitable shade for me in the privacy of my own home.

Dior 'Diorskin Nude' Glowing Makeup SPF 15

Luckily for me, I have an eye for color. I'm pretty sure, given the resources, that I could color match anyone. Seriously. I can usually color match myself online with the swatches, but sometimes you need to go in and see the color in person since it doesn't always translate accurately through a web page.

The sample colors I took (which were the 4 out of the 6 that were available without actually talking to someone) were shades 10, 20, 30, and 40. I figured 40 would be too dark, but you never know! My gut was telling me that I could wear a 20 although a 10 could be in my winter palette future. I went out on a limb and applied the 20 before church. I know, I was going out into public with a brand new makeup that I wasn't even sure was going to work. The end result? It was perfect. Sometimes when I wear a foundation that has more of a yellow undertone (which my skin has plenty of), I come out looking a little jaundice. Shade 20 is actually more of a beige without the excessive pink tones, which is why it actually seems to works for me. A neutral color to balance out my crazy skin. Today I started with shade 10 and then applied shade 20 over it in the places I needed it like my cheeks. One thing I really like about it is that it seems to last all day. I set it with Makeup Forever's HD Powderand my skin hasn't been oily at all. Usually by mid-day I'm reapplying foundation to my nose because it looks like I haven't even put any on there! Now, I feel like I'm not wearing anything and my skin looks radiant. I was even told that my skin was "glowing" and then was promptly asked if I was pregnant. Compliment? I'll take it! And no, I'm not pregnant.



I have officially changed my color of foundation to color number 11, which is Créme. It is PERFECT. I was doing fine with the other shades, but I really feel like this one is truly compatible with my skin tone. I couldn't ask for anything better! 

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