She's a Star

by Sophie Brown

Like a sugar crazed kid in a candy shop,  my last trip to duty free got me all hyped up and I decided to be decadent and buy a fancy pants foundation.  Usually I go for Bourjois foundations as they are pretty reasonably priced and really good. Dewy, good coverage and also a really good match for pale skin. As I was on my way to my honeymoon I decided I needed a grown up foundation which would look great on my bathroom shelf so I headed to the Dior counter to pick up Dior Star as I had seen many a good word spoken about it on the web. 

Superficially speaking, this foundation is beautiful. The glass bottle and silver trimmings with the signature Dior lid is so classy, you feel like it would be a staple in many a french lady's make up stash. But what is inside is just as impressive. This foundation is so pleasant to wear.  It is light, dewy and natural looking and gives great coverage, blending beautifully into the skin covering all my red patches and unifying my skin tone. I use a Real Technique brush just to buff it in as I find that works better than fingers.  As I have dry skin, foundation usually cracks and looks patchy around certain parts of my face throughout the day but with this it looks fresh and radiant until I get home which makes a pleasant change from being horrified when I look in my bathroom mirror.  I have it in the shade 010 which I would recommend for any fair skinned ladies as it matches my skin without making it look sallow or pasty.  Another plus point is that it is SPF 30 which means I can now skip my sunscreen stage in the mornings.  It is build able so if you want more of a flawless evening look just layer it up, it layers beautifully without looking cakey. I can safely say this was worth the investment and a little goes a long way so the bottle should last a while. If your feeling flashy, give it a go!