Specifically developed for Asian skin, Dior Prestige White Collection combines the extraordinary age-defying power of Rose de Granville with the unique brightening properties of White Rose. A rare alchemy for an exceptional performance on skin’s youthfulness and radiance.

This is the UV Protector Youth and Radiance Blemish Balm SPF 50 PA+++. And I’m afraid this is Asia exclusive. Sorry my friends on the other side of the world. On the exterior, this BB cream is nothing short of luxurious. There’s something in the combination of white and gold that screams elegance. It’s also weighty. Not so heavy that your fingers cramp up, but enough to say “hey, I’m luxurious and expensive”. And pricey it is. This BB Cream is RM410. That’s a little more than USD100.

 

 

Dior Prestige Dior Prestige Blemish Balm

 

 

Good things first. I like that this BB cream offers broad spectrum protection (SPF50+). It is very important to me. It doesn’t feel greasy on the skin even though the texture is creamy. I wouldn’t say it is lightweight, but after a few minutes and after it sinks into the skin, it does feel very comfortable. This BB Cream has at least medium coverage, and while it goes on a little light on my skin, it does settle and look more like my skin. It gives a satin finish with slight glow. It doesn’t go on greasy, so I don’t have to set with powder. It covers redness and minor imperfections very well. When I wear this BB Cream, I usually skip concealer.

 

 

Dior Prestige BB swatch

 

 

However, there is only one shade. If your skin is any deeper than medium, it will not suit you. This product is heavily scented and the fragrance lingers for quite a while. Also, I find that this BB Cream settles into my pores after a few hours. So because of that, I tried setting my T-zone with powder. It didn’t help either. In fact, it made my pores look more obvious. So, I tried a few different primers. Long story short, after a few experiments, it works best with Diorsnow Bloom Perfect. Basically, I need to use a lightweight silicone based primer before this BB Cream for a better finish. In the photos below, I was not wearing a primer. However, they are taken fresh after application, so you don’t see how it settles into pores. In fact, in the close up, you’ll see that it INITIALLY sinks into the skin quite beautifully. If you didn’t see the “before” photo, the close up just looks like pretty skin without any foundation on top doesn’t it?

 

 

before after close up

 

 

Now this, you might have seen this photo in another post, but I want to show you how it settles around my nose. I wore this foundation for only about 4 hours, without primer or powder.

 

 

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So, in all honesty, I can’t tell you to spend RM410 on this BB Cream which under performs compared to their Diorskin Nude BB Creme. If you’re looking for a BB cream, from Dior specifically, go look at Diorskin Nude. The BB Cream is RM150 (when I bought it a year ago) and it is beautiful on the skin ON ITS OWN! Dior Prestige has quite a few products to boast about, just not this BB cream. Well, not for me anyway. However, I’m using one of the creams which I need to let you in on. I’ll save that for another post, after I’ve tested it for longer.

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

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Written by Lily

  • It sounds like this wouldn’t work for me. But then if its Asia exclusive no danger on accidentally wasting my money on it 😉 I love that red lip!!! What lipstick is it?

    • Lily

      I think this is a sample of the Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay lipstick. I decided against buying it because it looks a lot like NARS Charlotte.

  • Ouch, RM410 is A LOT of money for it to perform mediocre. :-/ I would be so pissed off if I spend that much and it settles into my pores.

    • Lily

      If I spent my money on it, then I’d make sure to use a primer every time I use it…. since it’s a no return policy here. I wouldn’t be happy though, having to pay RM410 for it!

  • That’s too bad! I hate when a foundation fools you into thinking it’s great at first and then decides to live in your pores haha. And Dior can do better, we all know that. Love that lipstick on you! I didn’t get that shade, but t bought two of the Gwen Stefani UD lipsticks on sale-they were $14, I mean how could I not? And I love them!

    • Lily

      Oh I’ve been wanting to get Ex Girlfriend but it’s out of stock most of the time! They’re not on sale here though… and way more expensive than $14. I don’t know why products here (pretty much across the board with all brands) are overpriced most of the time, compared to those in other countries. It’s not like we’re richer – rather very much the opposite.

  • I used to love a Dior BB cream, but eh, I haven’t fallen in love with their bases in a while! I bought the Becca foundation and I really like it…and I’ve been using the MUFE stick foundation, too. Lately all I love from Dior are still lip glosses, lipsticks and nail polish, lol.

    • Lily

      Can’t go wrong with Dior lipsticks but they’re getting a bit too pricey. Makes it hard to take the plunge

  • Aww… what a pity!! I love the PRestige range, and i’d have expected this to perform much better. It really does look gorgeous on you when freshly applied though!

    • Lily

      Right? For the price, I expect it to perform better. But with a moisturizing base, it does work. When it works, it looks beautiful on.

  • Lily

    Hi Jeann, yes, there are always hits and misses, and I think it’s only normal. A brand can’t be all awesomeness. Furthermore, we’re all so different in so many ways. Different preferences, different skin types, it’s only natural for brands to come up with many different things to appeal for various groups. And for me, with normal to dry skin, this BB cream doesn’t work as well. I think it’ll work great for those with combination oily skin though!