The Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation is a new product created for make-up artists to create a flawless base with a second skin finish. The foundation is supposed to be waterproof and sweat-resistant and have a buildable, from natural to high-coverage. Since this product is made to be perfect for make-up artists, I was curious to see if this product is also great for a make-up enthusiast like myself. Therefore, I’m going to review the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation in today’s post.
The Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation is available in 40 different shades, so there should be a shade for everyone! This foundation has very simple shade names, which describe if the undertone is warm, cool etc. so you can easily match your shade. I bought the shade 3W (3 Warm, light medium skin with warm yellow undertones) online and it matches me perfectly.
The foundation comes in a metallic silver, cardboard box that has metallic black details. The bottle itself is made of a flexible but sturdy plastic material and has a transparent matte finish with silver details containing 50 mL of product, which is quite a lot in comparison to the average 30 mL you usually get with foundations. I like that the bottle is simple, compact and lightweight, because it’s perfect for make-up artists and for traveling in general.
There’s a small-sized opening for the product to come out by squeezing the tube. What I immediately noticed during the first time use it that it was very messy, because product immediately came out as soon as I opened the tube, without even squeezing! This only happened during the first two applications though, I do understand why they chose this application method for this product, because make-up artists often mix and match products.
I personally prefer a pump because it always disperses the same amount of product. With squeezing, you can use the product very sparingly with the exact amount that you like so great for your wallet, but I’m a type of person who often uses too much product using this method, because I’m just really bad at estimation how much I need.
Here’s a swatch of the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation in 3W just applied and dried. It has a matte finish and is dry to the touch and still feels slightly tacky (which I prefer due to my dry skin type) after the product has settled. The product feels creamy, lightweight and is thin without being runny. It has a strong perfume-like fragrance, which I love but if you’re sensitive to that, you would probably not like this foundation.
Here’s a before/after comparison using the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation in 3W. As I always do, I’ve applied my daycream and hydrating primer before applying the foundation. I think a good base is always important to apply before any foundation, because even the best foundation can look bad if your skin is having a bad day and isn’t prepared. I used a beauty sponge to apply the foundation.
I applied a layer of the foundation to my entire face and a bit more on the areas that needed more coverage like my acne scars. Using this application method, I consider the foundation having a medium coverage but like it was mentioned, you can completely customize the coverage to your preference. The finish of the foundation is completely matte, which I don’t like because I have a dry skin type and prefer a more dewy foundation, but it doesn’t feel uncomfortable at all. Even though the finish is matte, I do think that the texture of the foundation looks beautifully skin-like.
The foundation worked well with the rest of my make-up. I didn’t use any powder to set the make-up other except for my under eye concealer. Event though I have a dry skin type, I do think that the foundation would benefit some powder, especially looking at my T-zone. Also, it has settled in the fine lines on my forehead, so I don’t think that the foundation is suitable for a more mature skin. Other than that, I do think it looks great in picture and natural in real life.
Here is a comparison during the initial application and after about nine hours of wear. The foundation has worn-off on my chin a little bit and my skin is looking oily on my T-zone. The rest of my face looks fine and the products on the foundation still look vibrant. It was a warm and sunny day when I was testing the foundation however, it is supposed to be waterproof and sweat-resistent, but I don’t really agree with that claim. It might be when you use this foundation for short periods like during events or photoshoots like make-up artists would use, but I don’t think it lasts perfectly the entire day. It doen’t claim to be long-lasting though.
I think the foundation is quite okay, because of the natural finish and it is somewhat “affordable” for a luxury brand, looking at how much product you get but it’s not something that I would rave about. I would recommend this product if you’re looking for a buildable foundation for events where you want to have your skin looking flawless, but only for skin that doesn’t have a lot of fine lines or wrinkles.
The Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation is available for €41,41 Euro at Douglas.nl and selected Douglas Stores.
Have you heard about the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation before and are you interested in trying the foundation?