Review: Dior Forever Undercover Foundation

Foundation is a must for me.  It’s also a struggle and pain point for me.  I wear it ….most days.  Due to my tanning ‘habits’ in the 90’s and again in the 2000’s, I have hyperpigmentation on my face.  I’m not one of those people that can bounce out of the house with concealer and a skin tint.  Not gonna happen.  It’s foundation for me.  In the summer, I’ll sheer it out and blot like crazy but I’ve still got it on.  I haven’t used Dior in a while but wanted to Review the Dior Forever Undercover Foundation after watching a Canadian Beauty Blogger (by the name of Samantha Jane) do a review on this.  I had some points accumulated on my Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum card so I went for.  Note: This Foundation is $$$$, so if you can get a sample (I know I saw thataylaa review this and she got a deluxe sample from Sephora), then get a sample.

I purchased the foundation in Shade 14 and have been wearing it for the past 30 days.  No lies, if I had it to do over again, I would get the Shade 15 because I don’t like pink undertones in my foundation (I’m pink undertoned enough). While I have not tested out every primer/setting powder/setting spray combination with it, I do have enough of an opinion to talk about my experience with it so far.

Firstly, it’s a Dior foundation.  So your wallet is going to feel this at $64.00 CAD.  The Shade range is not terrible-24 shades to choose from.   There is slightly more product than the ‘average foundation’-Dior has 1.3oz and most foundations are 1.0oz.  Packaging is sleek, bottle is plastic, which is great if you’re like me and drop things.  Anyone else had the joy of cleaning up a shattered foundation off the bathroom floor? No? Just me?

Texture of this foundation is pretty standard in my opinion.  It’s liquid, but it’s neither too thin or too thick.  There is the ‘standard’ Dior scent but I find it less in the makeup then the skincare (the skincare from Dior is OVERscented in my opinion).

From Dior:

Dior introduces its most extreme wear foundation yet with Diorskin Forever Undercover. This ultra-fluid, water-based foundation blends full coverage with a lightweight formula to deliver a natural, matte finish that goes from day to night.

Diorskin Forever Undercover contains the highest level of pigments out of all of Dior’s foundations—almost twice that of the original Forever Fluid Foundation—for even fuller coverage. The water-based formula creates an ultra-fine, highly-pigmented, and weightless finish on the skin, providing an imperceptible second skin for up to 24 hours

Application

I’ve tried applying this several ways-with my Real Techniques sponge, with my Sigma F80, with my Mac Oval 6, and with my fingers.  To be honest, I don’t mind any of these to apply this foundation.  If I want to go a bit lighter, I do use the RT  sponge.  Brushes will soak up product, but they do that with most foundations. I find this product applies well, and sits on my skin nicely.

Does it play nice with other things?

This foundation does well with everything I have used it with so far.  Keep in mind this is a water based foundation, so I tended to use primers that also had a thin consistency (MAC Fix+ Lavender, Hard Candy Hydrating Primer Spray, I was able to use liquid products over top of the foundation (in my case liquid blush from Daniel Sandler) and powder/cream products like highlighting sticks with no problem.  I did try several different powders to set my T-zone (which is extremely oily) and didn’t have any issues.  To finish my face, I did use the Urban Decay All Nighter Pollution Protection Setting Spray.

How does it wear?

Well actually. Because I have oily skin in my T-zone, I do need a midday blot…which I need with all the foundations I wear.  It does hold up nicely throughout my workday.  My work commute is 29 minutes by train with a 22 minute outdoor walk through 1-2 windtunnels.  Not too shabby.  I’ll be interested to see what happens when it gets hot out though.  Does it last 24 hours? I’ll never know because the longest I’ve worn foundation is 16 hours.  I don’t plan on ever testing 24 hour wear voluntarily.

Biggest problem(s):

Price- $64.  Not until I’m independently wealthy y’all.  Probably will not repurchase.

Wear-this stuff OXIDIZES….it’s not oxidation to the extreme but it’s there and needs to be noted. Somewhere.

 

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