Glowy skin. Cushion foundations. They seem to be the trend nowadays. Dior gives you glowy skin with primers and a cushion foundation catered to the Asian market. I believe Diorsnow is Asia exclusive, but if you happen to chance upon this, please let me know!

 

 

Diorsnow Bloom Perfect

 

 

Diorsnow Bloom Perfect Brightening Perfect Skin Creator SPF35 PA+++ (RM385)

This is marketed as a hybrid skincare, and I had to read through the pamphlet thoroughly to decide what it is. I initially thought it’s a brightening moisturizer, since it says to re-plump skin and diminish dark spots but it’s not. I think it is very misleading and confusing, and they should just make things simpler by calling this makeup, with some added skin benefits. Most makeup are nowadays (with added skin benefits), so it’s nothing new. Marketing it in a different way doesn’t make it a different product.

I decided this is a primer to be applied as the very first step of makeup, before foundation. It very subtly evens out the skin, and gives it a hint of rosy glow that is very natural. I tried applying it on its own after sunscreen, with some concealer where needed, and I like it. Underneath foundation, I find that after a few hours, there is less pooling around my nose, and drier / heavier foundations look much better on my skin. Let’s just say, it makes foundation go on the skin more skin-like. The SPF35 is quite useful, because I think this can replace sunscreen (if you apply enough). I used enough product as I would a sunscreen and it doesn’t feel heavy at all. While I still apply sunscreen as usual, I think this can replace it if you’re on a whim.

There’s also a little sponge that comes with it, and it works like a beauty blender, but I personally don’t find any difference if you apply it using your fingers or bounce it on your skin using a damp sponge. You certainly use MORE product with a sponge though. For a confused skincare, I’m not sure I’d personally fork out RM385 for it. It’s nice, yes, but there are others that are also nice at half the price. I can’t attest to the skincare benefits, and if it’s actually a moisturizer, I might actually pay for it (Dior skincare has been good to my skin!).

So tell me, Dior, is this a moisturizer, or a face primer, or are you going to tell me this is skincare that is also a face primer?

 

 

 

Diorsnow cushion

 

 

Diorsnow Brightening Makeup Base Colour Correction (Bleu) SPF35 PA+++ (RM210)

This is a makeup base with skin brightening properties. There are 3 shades and I have the blue one which corrects sallow skin tone. The texture is very fluid and light and I made a mistake to apply this as I would sunscreen. I initially thought I could use this as a sunscreen. Perfect texture for it. However, the blue tint is actually quite opaque and I ended with a white mask on my face, and 2 dark circles around my eyes. Yes, panda. I looked like a panda. For this product, a little goes a long way, and skin is instantly much brighter, that’s for sure. So, even though there’s SPF35, it isn’t possible for me to use enough product to have sufficient protection.

I find that when I apply foundation on top of this, my skin still looks lighter and brighter. This base provides for more slip and I think it pairs better with heavier foundations. With lighter sheerer foundations, I find that the foundation is somewhat sheered out further. With this primer on, my face feels a little oily after a few hours so if you have dry skin, then you might like this. My skin is normal with slight dryness.

 

 

swatches

 

 

Diowsnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion SPF50 PA+++ (RM268)

Finally, the cushion foundation. They started in Korea, and their cushions are lightweight, with all the skincare benefits you can think of. High sun protection, anti aging, boost hydration, brightening, etc. I have tried a few, and I love them. I’d willingly pay for them because they’re mostly affordable. There are some more expensive ones, like the Sulwhasoo and Whoo, and Dior is at the top with them. RM268 is not a price everyone would pay for, but is it something WORTH paying for?

Dior’s cushion foundation has skincare benefits as well. Corrects imperfections, improve radiance, high sun protection, and has brightening powers. It is a very sheer foundation (as you can see in the swatch above). If you have good skin, you’ll appreciate it. The texture is so light, it feels like nothing. It is the lightest cushion foundation I’ve ever tried. Once it’s on, it immediately blends into the skin. It evens out my complexion nicely, reduces redness and gives me a beautiful glow. I can reapply this foundation without it being cakey. The sponge washes easily, and I find that this cushion foundation applies BEST with the sponge provided. Below, in the before after photo, you can see that my face looks more uniform in color and redness is reduced. Somehow my dark circles don’t look as bad after I applied the foundation. I really like how sheer and light it is, because that’s how I like my foundations.

 

 

 

before after

 

 

Here is a close up of me wearing the cushion foundation and nothing else. Doesn’t it look like my skin is just so awesome? Ah, and of course you’d notice, it doesn’t do anything to camouflage large pores. Darn those pores. I have to do something about it.

 

 

close up

 

 

What do you think of this foundation? What about the primers? Below are the ingredient lists for those of you who are interested. I believe this Diorsnow range is available this month, so some counters might already have it. Some stores might have it later of the month. Have you seen it? Have you tried any cushions yet? What’s your fave?

 

 

Ingredients

 

ingredients cushion ingredients blue ingredients bloom perfect

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

 

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Written by Lily

  • Blue correctors don’t work so well on my red face hahaha-kind of makes the red brighter LOL! I’m interested in the cushion foundation for sure, but eh the only Dior Foundation that I really like is the Airflash. I’ve tried others and just don’t care for them for some reason.

    • Lily

      Out of all the cushions, I think I like IOPE the best. It might be because it’s the first one I tried and loved, and the rest are just similar. Korean cushions, even though they are from different brands, are all quite similar, but I find the Western brands offer more variety in texture. Another one I’m trying is by Clinique, and it’s quite different from Dior’s.

  • I have not tried cushions yet, actually I don’t think many are available around here…

    • Lily

      I get most of mine online! If you like lighter foundations that doesn’t feel heavy no matter how much you touch up, then go for Korean cushions. I can’t speak for all the cushions that the Western brands came up with, but those Korean ones are mostly very light. The only down side is they have limited shades – mostly light shades.

  • Didn’t like it much from your review, I like my foundation to have some coverage!

    • Lily

      Ah, then you won’t like this. LOL! I’m trying another one by Clinique, and that one’s got more coverage. Review should be up end of the month 🙂

  • Yeah, there is very little that you can do about big pores, I know 🙁 That said, I did find a really nice primer here in Japan! From Canmake. You should check it out, it’s a godsend for large pored (dat a word?) gals like us!

    • Lily

      Ah, I’ll go have a look 🙂
      I heard there’s laser treatment to reduce pore size. I’m not against laser, so it might be an option. Teehee!

  • I appreciate your honesty, Lily and no kidding about the blue tinge, eh? It’s very noticeable in the picture so I can only imagine how it would look on the skin if one applied too much. I like the cushion foundation the most but not sure if I would ever fork out that much when there are plenty of cheaper options available. I have dry skin but without blemishes or problems which is why I am pretty cheapskate with makeup and skincare in general. I don’t know, somehow none of these really interest me. Onto the subject of pores, I never really noticed mine until last year, now it’s all over my face like kingdom comes. Sigh, another beauty of aging…

    • Lily

      There are definitely plenty of more affordable options out there. Not necessarily cheapskate, but it does make sense to buy something you and your skin like, and it’s MUCH cheaper! I’m sitting on the fence about this one, and you’ll be able to tell in my review that I’m not particularly committed. I really like this cushion because it’s what I look for in my foundations, but the price. I don’t think I’ll fork out that amount to purchase it for myself, especially when I’m not working anymore. LOL!

  • Is this another Asian exclusive, Lily? HAHAHA. *shakes fist* You guys get the better foundations, for sure! I’m trying to find foundations without sunscreens these days, though, since I use a different sunscreen anyway and the sunscreen just makes it harder to find a foundation that doesn’t break me out.

    • Lily

      Erm, yes, Asia exclusive. That’s also why there are only 3 shades, all light shades. Have you tried the RMK Liquid Foundation? One of my favourite foundations without sunscreen. They’ll be coming out with another version with SPF50 though 🙂

  • Hmm the cushion does work really well at evening and brightening, but sigh, I wish it had more coverage! Would be great for touchup’s though.

    • Lily

      More coverage? Clinique has more coverage, that’s for sure!

  • I actually got a sample of the Bloom Perfect and cushion, and I kinda like the cushion even if I wasn’t so sure initially. I was quite confused by the Bloom Perfect, because it was exactly the same as Diorskin to me, and the BA tried to tell me to use both 1 after the other, but why would I need 2 primers?? LOL!

    • Lily

      Don’t need 2 primers that’s for sure. I’ve been using Bloom Perfect as a base and it really smooths out my skin before I apply foundation. I tested it with a few other foundations, and skin looks smoother for sure – flakes not as noticeable!