Quite some time ago, almost a year actually, I bought the Dior Forever Foundation. I heard quite a lot of good things about it and since I just discovered how amazing Dior foundations are back then I was very excited to give another one a try. I ended up buying it in the lightest shade, the same shade as my other two foundations, but sadly it turned out to look orange on me. I ended up writing a review on it and I wasn’t completely convinced back then. Because this Dior Forever foundation suddenly has become one of the most popular foundations out there I decided to dig it up again and give it another try. Today I’m going to re-review it and tell you guys if I changed my mind about it or if I still don’t like it. If you’re interested in finding out, make sure you continue reading!
To be complete I will go over the packaging like I do in all of my reviews. The Dior Forever Foundation comes in a frosted glass bottle with a deep blue lid and some silver detailing. I do think that the Diorskin Star foundation comes in a prettier bottle since that one is made out of normal glass instead of frosted glass and I just like the look of that a bit better, but this also is a gorgeous packaging. I think it’s very classy, stylish and very luxurious looking. I’m definitely a fan. Oh, and I also like that it comes with a pump!
Speaking about the pump, something really weird happened the first time I used this after a while. I wanted to pump a bit of product onto my hand and all of a sudden the foundation just shot out of the bottle in a straight line. It ended up the mirror on my closet so it didn’t cause too much of a mess, but it did surprise me. I really don’t know why it happened, but be sure that if you haven’t used it in a while you’re careful with pumping the product out of the bottle!
Dior Forever Foundation – €51,90
Okay, having said that, let’s get into the re-review. The Dior Forever Foundation is a mattifying and longlasting foundation. It’s one of the most full coverage foundations Dior has in their collection at the moment and it’s also supposed to be pore-refining. All together they make it sound like this foundation would be incredible for oily skin. And guess what, I have combination to oily skin, so I felt like this would be a great product for me.
Before we get into the bad part of this re-review, let’s first go through some positive aspects. First of all I really like the scent of this foundation. It’s impossible for me to describe, but anyone who has ever smelled a Dior foundation will know what it smells like. It’s a bit of a fruity scent and it does smell quite luxurious in my opinion. But that might also be because it actually is a luxury product so I just link the scent to luxury in my brain.
Anyway, another great thing about this foundation is the texture. You’d expect a foundation with medium to full coverage and mattifying aspects to be quite thick. I don’t know why I expect that, but it’s just like that. However, this foundation isn’t thick at all. It’s very blendable and smooth and it actually feels pretty lightweight on the skin.
Even though I do think the formula is very blendable, this product still requires a lot of attention while blending it in. I mentioned it in my first review about it and I will say it again: if you don’t blend it good enough, or if you have a small little patch somewhere, this foundation will bunch up and turn completely orange. And since this is a matte and longlasting foundation it will be incredibly difficult to get rid of such a patch. So beware for that my friends! Beware.
But this foundation doesn’t just turn orange on areas where I didn’t blend it well enough, overall I think it has quite an orange tone to it. And I really don’t get why. My other two Dior foundations are in the exact same shade and those aren’t orange at all. I really think Dior messed up on that part. And if the orange tone isn’t bad enough, this foundation also oxidises pretty badly so it will turn even darker and more orange after a while.
But at this point the shade really is the only thing I dislike about this foundation. I don’t know what it was but back when I first tried this I noticed a lot more things that were wrong with this foundation. Now I feel like if the colour would be right, I’d actually love this foundation and get a ton of wear out of it.
Moving on. The main thing this foundation claims to do is mattify and be long lasting. It also claims to be pore refining. The pore refining part is sort of true, but it also isn’t completely true. What I mean with that is that it doesn’t make my pores more visible, it doesn’t look funky on my nose where I have most of my pores and it does hide them a little bit, but it doesn’t really refine them, you know. I don’t think a lot of foundations actually do that, but this one isn’t one of the ones that does do that.
The mattifying part is true. It’s quite a matte foundation and some days I can really appreciate that. It’s one of those foundations that once they dry down they are matte and locked in. The matte finish stays for most part of the day. Only after about 6 hours my nose will get shiny enough for me to feel like I need to blot, but I can’t blame this foundation for that. It is difficult to keep that oil production under control and I feel like this foundation does a good enough job at that.
The longlasting part isn’t a lie either. It does stay in place all day and it definitely doesn’t fade. It doesn’t wear off and it doesn’t start to look funky after a couple of hours. It just stays in place and looks beautiful all day. I have nothing bad to say about that!
So overall this foundation isn’t as bad as I initially thought. It’s actually pretty amazing. It does almost everything it claims to do and it just looks gorgeous on the skin. The only thing that makes this foundation a fail for me is the shade, but by using lightening drops that problem could be solved in a split second. So overall I do actually like this foundation now, it’s just one that comes with a manual. However, I still don’t recommend it to anyone with very pale skin, you’re way better off buying a foundation that actually matches your skin tone!
And that’s everything I wanted to say about this Dior Forever Foundation. I hope you enjoyed reading this re-review and be sure to let me know what you think of this foundation!