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Dior Star Thoughts

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Dior Star foundation did not work for me. There. I said it. Throw stones, whatever. I actually returned it and just snapped this one photo. I wasn’t going to talk about it initially, but I think that’s what blogs and opinions are for. It isn’t all roses out there, folks.

Let me be the first to say Dior Star is an absolutely fabulous foundation. If you have normal to slightly dry skin and like something with good coverage, you will likely LOVE this foundation. Like going gaga, kissing the bottle love. However, I have oily (sometimes I forget just how oily) skin and I like a very natural, effortless, light foundation. None of which this fits the bill for.

Here’s why I threw in the towel on one of the most hyped foundations of the moment:

Lasting Power
This didn’t set right on my skin or last for a really long time. This wasn’t a foundation I could wear everyday and just put on and go. Many of the people who say it has great lasting power, don’t have super oily skin. For some reason, if you have fairly oily skin, it just doesn’t set right and last a really long time.

Coverage
This was a medium to build-able full coverage foundation. GREAT! Except, I don’t want that. At all. I don’t want skin like a porcelain doll. I don’t want to hide my pretty skin. I don’t want to trade-off even a little bit more heavy foundation for my nice light airy ones. I like my skin to shine through. I don’t mind imperfections and I feel like that looks so much more super perfect than looking like you have no pores, freckles or anything else.

Application
The biggest struggle I had was this foundation was difficult to apply. Fingers, beauty blender, foundation brush, Dior foundation brush… It never worked. I finally got to a point where I could get it to look right, but then the lasting power went down the tube. If I sheared it out to get it to last, it never looked as good. It wasn’t one of those close-your-eyes-slap-it-on type of foundations. I want one of those foundations. I don’t want to try every brush, every technique. I just… don’t.

So I’m really not knocking this foundation – I’m sure it’s gorgeous on certain people (actually, I’ve seen it on others where it looks beautiful!). For me, I couldn’t get it to work. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. Not everything will be a home-run-tell-everyone type of product. But I did think it a good idea to let you know if you’re suffering in silence with this foundation, you’re not alone. It didn’t work out for me, either.

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  • Reply Carrie Miles

    I have oily skin and I like the Star. It’s not HG for me, but I use it with Hourglass Veil primer underneath and apply sheerly with a beauty blender and I get a good 12+ hours of wear. It breaks up a little on my chin by the end of the day but I’ve never found anything that doesn’t do that. My main complaint is that it seems to oxidize lighter on me after 6+ hours, so I’m setting it aside for now and planning to use it later in the winter when I’m paler.

    October 29, 2014 at 10:28 pm
    • Reply Andie

      Wow! Some people that mineral veil really works for them. I wish it worked for me. I don’t get anything out of it! The Armani primer works much better for me, but there’s no way I could get 12 hours of wear. That’s pretty incredible! Mine oxidized darker on me… so weird how different skins are. Thanks for reading! 🙂

      October 30, 2014 at 8:27 pm

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