In my Makeup Try-outs post I already showed you guys that I have been trialling the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation. It’s a foundation I at first wasn’t completely sure about whether or not I’d actually wanted to buy, but I did it anyways. As a big Dior fan I just couldn’t miss out on this foundation. It is also one of the first foundations in the Dior range that comes in an amazing amount of shades so that made it even more interesting to me. Maybe this is going to be the first Dior foundation to actually properly match me? I’ve been trying it for the past couple of weeks and today is the day I finally am going to review it. So, if you’re interested in finding out whether or not the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation is worth the buy, make sure you continue reading!
The packaging on this new Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation is something you either love or you don’t. I’ve heard a lot of people say that they think it looks a bit cheap for a brand like Dior. Mostly because the packaging is made out of plastic. Somehow I completely disagree with that opinion. I actually really, really like the look of this foundation. The foundation comes in a small plastic bottle with rounded edges. It’s clear and it says Dior on it in a silverish kind of colour. The cap on the foundation is silver as well. I think that the aesthetic of the packaging is just stunning. It looks super clean and professional. I also don’t hate the fact that the bottle is made out of plastic. To me this doesn’t make it look cheap at all.
The size of the bottle seemed a bit small to me at first. However, this foundation does come with 50 ml of product. This is way more than the standard 30 ml you get. I do think that this is a foundation you need to build up if you want it to have a nice coverage which does mean that you have to use more product per application. Taking that in consideration I don’t think this foundation will last you longer than a regular 30 ml that you don’t have to build up, but I still think it’s very generous of Dior to give us 50 ml.
In terms of price i was pretty surprised. This foundation costs €40,50. This definitely isn’t the most affordable foundation in the world, but for a Dior foundation I’m not disappointed at all. Their other, 30 ml foundations go for like €50. Then again this whole Backstage range is a bit more affordable than their classic range, so that’s really nice as well. I like that they made their prices a bit more affordable so these products are more accessible to the public.
Dior Face & Body Foundation in 0N 50ml – €40,50
The Dior Face & Body Foundation comes in a whopping 40 shades. They also kept undertones and things like that in consideration, which means that you can actually find a pretty good match if you’re lucky. The downside to this amazing shade range is the fact that it does make it pretty difficult to decide which shade is going to be your match. I had a pretty hard time finding out, but I ended up going for the shade called 0N, short for 0 Neutral. I have a neutral undertone and I’m very pale so this seemed to be the right choice for me. In my experience Dior foundations always do have a pretty yellow undertone to them, so I’m not sure how pinky their cool tones are going to be, so if you’re a bit more pink you might want to check it out in store before buying it.
The shade 0 Neutral or 0N is just perfect for me. Like I said Dior foundations do tend to have a bit of a yellow tone to them, but in this case the yellow tone isn’t too overpowering. It actually is a pretty decent neutral tone. I also like how light it is. When I bought their Dior Forever Undercover Foundation, which claimed to be a match for everyone as well, I was very disappointed by that. I actually thought I got a very pale shade but it turned out to be very orange. Therefore I was really happy to find out that this wasn’t the case with this foundation. This is an actual light shade that is light enough for very pale beauties.
Enough about the shade though, let’s start talking about the quality and the claims. According to Dior their Face & Body Foundation will be the secret to an instantly perfect complexion with professional results. The foundation is supposed to provide a luminous finish and buildable coverage. They say that one layer is enough for light coverage, two layers for medium coverage and three layers for full coverage. They don’t recommend applying more than three layers and I also don’t think that’s something you should do. This definitely is a buildable foundation like they claim, but you shouldn’t take it too far. The only thing that will give you is an extreme case of cake-face. And ain’t nobody want to walk around like a birthday cake do they?
Anyway, they make it sound like this is one of those customisable foundations that is really easy to work with. Whether you want light or full-coverage, this foundation got your back. This makes this a very versatile foundation and it makes this foundation perfect for everybody and any occasion. I also like the fact that it has a bit of a more glowy finish. I think this prevents it from looking cakey and it makes it more natural looking.
Something very remarkable about this foundation is that they say that it’s waterproof and sweat-proof. This interested me. It is something more and more foundations claim these days. And whenever a foundation does claim things like that it is pretty similar to this one in terms of texture, which made me think it could be true. I have put this to the test by wearing it to work and that it definitely survived. Somehow it even turned prettier throughout the day. The steam somehow made it look more natural than it already did.
The formula on this foundation is great as well. It’s a very thin, liquid-y foundation. This makes it very lightweight and very invisible on the skin. By the way, please don’t mind the fact that on one picture my skin looks more yellow and on the other one more dull, I was struggling with the lighting, this isn’t caused by the foundation. As you can tell the coverage looks very natural too. These days I’m all about a natural looking base so this is just right up my alley. I think that the foundation looks really pretty with just one layer.
For the swatches I decided to apply it the way I always do. I just applied one layer all over my face using a beautyblender. Using a brush would be more efficient with this foundation, because it wouldn’t soak up as much product and therefore you’ll get a more medium-coverage kind of look, but I like the light coverage. As you can tell it does even out my skin tone, it takes away redness and it makes me look more even. However, it doesn’t fully cover up anything. It still shows some sings of the fact that I’m actually a human being with imperfect skin and I like that. I don’t have to have perfect skin, I wanted more evened-out skin. And that’s exactly what this foundation is giving me. Perfectly imperfect skin.
In terms of staying power I have already told you that it lasts really well. It doesn’t mind heat or water. Obviously it will come off when you’re taking a shower, but I don’t think that’s very strange. It survives the Dutch weather, that’s enough for me.
All in all I’m really happy I decided to give the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation a try anyway. I don’t really know what was holding me back at first, but I’m glad I was able to tackle that and try it. This is definitely a great go-to foundation. It looks super natural, you can build it up if you want and it looks just perfect. It’s very weightless and natural looking, even when you have used multiple layers, so you don’t have to worry about looking super cakey. It’s the perfect foundation for me and I’ll definitely continue using it for a long, long time.
So, that will be it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review, and be sure to let me know what you think of the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation!