Dior Diorskin Nude Air Powder review

Face powders seems to be a tricky thing to get right. I’ve tried many over the years that just seem to sit on top of the skin a look a bit chalky, but the recently launched DiorSkin Nude Air Powder* is a definite game changer.

The Nude Air Powder is a super lightweight powder that comes in three different shades, in both compact and loose formulas. As you’d expect from Dior, the packaging is seriously luxe – I have the compact version and it’s holed up in a heavy silver compact that just screams ‘get me out on the tube and show me off’!

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Powder 010 Ivory
As someone with combination skin, I often end up with very dry cheeks but a shiny nose, chin and forehead so rely a lot on blotting papers to keep my skin looking balanced throughout the day. I’ve used a lot of powders before and found they can sit quite heavily on the skin, however this one is almost invisible when applied, but works fantastically well at keeping my makeup in place without being overly matte. It also doesn’t seem to settle in my drier areas, which is really impressive.

Over the summer months I tend to make the switch to lighter liquid bases, such as GOSH’s CC cream, and will be using a touch of this over the top to set it in place and help it wear well throughout the day. Even if you prefer a heavier foundation, you can definitely use this over the top without ending up looking as though you’re completely caked in makeup.

They’ve included a cute little kabuki brush along with the powder compact, which is the perfect size for an on the go touch up, but if you’re using it at home, I’d suggest using a large, fluffy brush for the best finish. Buff it gently into the skin using large circular motions for the best finish, taking care not to brush away your base product underneath.

I’ve been using 010 Ivory, which is the lightest shade, but there are also 020 Light Beige and 030 Medium Beige which will work well for light to medium toned skins. If you’re very dark, then I think you’ll struggle with these powders, but it might be worth giving the darkest shade a try in store if you can, as it does seem to disappear nicely once applied.

The Nude Air Powder costs £31.50 and can be found online from Escentual and across Dior counters.

Do you like the look of this new powder from Dior?

*PR sample

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