A Healthy Glow All Year Round with Diorskin Nude Tan Aurora 001

Ah, summer. Healthy tanned skin, beautiful beaches, flowy sun dresses. That’s what I remember of my summers when I was studying abroad. A cold winter definitely makes me appreciate the warmth of the sun even more. Today, I will talk about Dior’s Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder, a limited edition face powder which was released for summer. Diorskin Nude Tan is the first makeup by Dior that enhances the skin’s natural colour for a healthy glow and a radiant, vibrant complexion all year round. There are 4 shades: 001 Aurora, 002 Sunlight, 003 Zenith and 004 Sunset. I have with me the lightest shade, Aurora.

 

The face enhancing powder comes in a heavy and sturdy metal case. Of all my powders, I’d say this one is the heaviest. It also comes with a really cute mini kabuki brush and I’m glad to report the bristles are gentle on the face. The brush is dense enough to deposit more products on the face, so if your desire is to look more tanned, this brush will do it. I like that it is small because I use it at the hollow of my cheeks and around my hairline for a light contour. It is small enough to be precise, so application is less messy.

 

 

As you can see from the pictures and swatch below, Aurora isn’t very dark at all. I suppose you can use the different shades of each quad diagonally, but I’m really too careless to be so precise. I swirled the brush around the pan and swatched it on my arm. It’s quite sheer, so I had to swatch it again using my fingers. When I was playing with this powder, I tried both heavy and light application, and it didn’t look too flattering when I had lots on. It is very likely due to the fact that I don’t like to be tanned, but with a light hand and a softer fluffier brush, the powder gives my face a lift. It does give my natural skin colour a boost. I seem to be at a loss trying to describe the effect properly, so I took a few photos to show you.

 

 

What is more effective than showing you exactly how it looks on my face right? The before photo on the left is where I only applied foundation set with powder. I already filled in my brows, applied a light dusting of beige eyeshadow and mascara only. The other 2 photos on the right are taken with Aurora applied using a large fluffy face brush on high points of my face, where sun would hit naturally. I also applied it at the hollow of my cheeks as a light contour. No blush, no lipstick. Do you see the difference? My face looks flat and pasty before applying Aurora.

 

 

Photos below show a complete FOTD, and they are taken using my phone camera. If you followed me on Instagram, you would have recognised the photos below. For this look, I merely added a pink blush on top of Aurora, and Dior Addict Extreme in Incognito on lips.

 

 

I have grown fond of Aurora. I usually use a darker shade for contour, but Aurora gives me a more subtle and natural effect that I have grown to like a lot. Other than contouring, I like to use this as an all over powder, hitting the high points of my face. It makes me look like I’ve got a light tan at all the right spots. It’s cheating, I know. For those of you who might be concerned, let me tell you this pan will last me a while. Even though I have been using this regularly, the pan still looks untouched.

Have you seen this limited edition powder at your nearest Dior counter? It retails for RM173 and is available nationwide. Do you use bronzers? Do you contour? What’s your favourite?

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

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  • xin

    looking healthy! i have never used a bronzer before but definitely would like to try! i do contour sometimes when i have functions to attend 😉 i have a stila contouring kit and i think it’s going to last me for 10 years

    • Lily

      The beauty about this thing is that it can be an all over powder just to give that extra light golden glow. There is slight shimmer but not noticeable at all 🙂

  • Hanny Daforcena

    I have enough bronzers to last the rest of my lifetime heh heh heh! ^.^ I have about… 3 methinks. Need to stop now.

    • Lily

      Ahhhhh, but one can’t have too many bronzers. Lol!

  • BooBooNinja

    This is really pretty.

    I wonder how similar it is to last year’s Dior Aurora bronzer that took the blogosphere by storm.

    • Lily

      Gosh, I don’t have last year’s bronzer to compare. I wouldn’t be surprised it’s just as lovely though. Dior is not perfect, but it seldom disappoints.

  • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

    I do systematically contour, but I don’t necessarily use overall bronzer every time! I contour with either Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess or MAC Harmony, and my favorite overall bronzer at the moment is Givenchy Ambre Croisiere! It’s really light-weight, and the shimmer is very well-done!

    • Lily

      I have yet to try any Givenchy products. I heard pretty good things about Guerlain’s bronzers too. There are just so many out there, I can hardly cope…I’m very curious though 😉 My wallet isn’t too happy about it either. LOL!

  • Mei

    Hello! I recently got this in Aurora too! May I know what is your natural skintone? I wear NC25 in MAC and 3.5 in Bobbi Brown..Just wondering if I have gotten the right shade for my skintone. I didn’t get to try any other shades as they all ran out. :/

    I do like the effect of this powder though. 🙂

    • Lily

      Hi Mei, I used to be NC20 and Bobbi Brown Sand 2. But now I’m a shade lighter. My face is a shade darker than my neck and the rest of my body, so I have to use something lighter to match. Complicated eh? Lol!