It’s definitely no secret that Dior is one of my favourite makeup brands ever. Maybe even my favourite. Therefore I have tried quite a few of their products, including most of their foundations. A while back they launched a new foundation called the Diorskin Forever Undercover foundation and even though it didn’t really look all that interesting to me, I decided I had to try it. Even if it was just for the sake of my Dior collection. I know that’s a stupid reason to buy expensive makeup, but hey, let a girl live okay. Anyway, I have tried this foundation for quite some time now, which means that it’s finally time for the review. If you’re interested in finding out what this foundation is like and whether or not it’s worth spending your money on, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s start off by talking about the packaging. The first thing I want to say about it is that I don’t like it one bit. Usually Dior does great when it comes to packagings. Their products always look very luxurious and classy. However, this product does not. Instead of the regular and stunning glass bottles this foundation comes in a plastic squeezy tube. The colour of the bottom part depends on your shade of foundation. Mine is completely orange looking, so we’re off to a good start!
Anyway, what I do like about the bottle is that it’s not as heavy as the glass ones so that’s a big plus if you’re taking it with you on vacation or whatever, and I like that it’s not as fragile. The last plus is that it’s a bit bigger than the regular bottles. This one comes with 40 ml of product instead of 30 ml. Of course those are some very valid points, but I still am not a fan at all of this bottle. I don’t like it one bit. I’m sorry Dior!
Dior Forever Undercover 24H Full Coverage – €46,50
Moving on to what it actually claims. According to Dior this Forever Undercover Foundation reinvents full coverage with an ultra-fluid foundation. It’s supposed to offer the perfect mix of extreme correction and a surprisingly weightless feel. Its fresh, water-based texture should form a film so incredibly comfortable and exceptionally fine, you will forget it is even there from morning until night. With a high concentration of correcting pigments, it delivers a flawless semi-matte finish and conceals imperfections for 24 hours.
In other words it’s supposed to be a very high-coverage yet weightless foundation. It’s water-based which is a great thing if you want a foundation to feel very weightless. And I also like the fact that they claim that this foundation will last all day long. Lately I haven’t been that into high-coverage foundations, but if this is high-coverage with a lightweight feel I’m definitely excited to give it a chance.
But before I get into the details of it, let’s first quickly talk about the shade range. Looking at the campaign it seemed like this was going to be a great product for all skin tones since they made it look like this foundation comes in every skin tone ever. Usually Dior foundations are a tad bit too dark for me, so I was excited when I found out this one possibly wasn’t. I ended up ordering the lightest shade available, shade 010.
Sadly the foundation is just as orange as the bottle. It seemed much lighter on the pictures they used to advertise this foundation with and I think that’s very misleading. This foundation is just as dark, if not darker, as the other Dior foundations. Now I do feel the need to mention that this is a very highly-pigmented foundation so sometimes they look a little darker when you pour some product out of the bottle and they end up just fine on the face. But even on the face this just isn’t a match for me. Sadly. So if you’re very pale like I am and especially if you’re like me and somehow you just don’t get a tan in summer, you might want to skip this. Especially since this is supposed to be a full-coverage foundation I think getting a close match is very important.
Anyway, let’s start talking about the foundation itself shall we? The foundation really has a very thin and watery consistency. It’s very runny and therefore you have to be careful when you’re put some on your hand. You don’t want it to drizzle all over your clothes. Anyway, the texture is really nice. Just like Dior claims it’s so lightweight you just forget you’re even wearing foundation. I have had an experience like this in the past with another lightweight water foundation, I believe it was the Marc Jacobs (Re)Marcable, and I just really like that feel.
Because of this thin and watery formula it is very easy to blend this foundation. It spreads out really well and it sits beautifully on the skin. My favourite thing about Dior foundations usually is how they glide over the skin and this foundation definitely scores a lot of points on that factor!
As you can tell the coverage is pretty impressive. Dior already told us in their claims and they weren’t lying. It really is surprising how such a thin, watery foundation can have so much coverage. What I love about it is how natural it looks even though it isn’t a natural foundation at all. It doesn’t look cakey, thick or heavy on the skin. It just looks like you’re wearing a tinted moisturiser with a proper amount of coverage.
The finish of it is really nice as well. I would describe it as a semi-matte finish. It is relatively matte, but it does still show your natural glow. I think that’s a very good finish to wear because it’s natural but it keeps your oiliness under control at the same time. What more can you want?!
Another thing Dior claimed is that this foundation stays in place all day long. I know that this will start to sound a little unbelievable since I’m this positive about the foundation, but it really does stay in place incredibly well. It just doesn’t budge all day long. It stays wherever you put it no matter what. This makes it pretty fool proof. One thing you do have to keep in mind is that when you didn’t blend it good enough, you will be left with a little foundation mark you can barely correct. So be careful while blending it in!
Overall I think the Diorskin Forever Undercover 24H Full Coverage Foundation is a pretty awesome product. I love how it’s so natural yet so high-coverage. It really is the best of both worlds. Sadly I do really hate the packaging of it, I just don’t think it looks pretty at all and the shade is just a tad bit too dark for me. I could get away with it, but it takes a lot of work to get it to work and I’m not really looking for a product that requires a lot of work. So even though it’s a great product, it’s not one I’ll be using a lot. However, if you’re a little darker than me in skin tone and you love full-coverage foundations, this is definitely worth the try!
That was everything for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and be sure to let me know what you think of this foundation and if you’ve tried it yourself, tell me what you think!