Dior Diorskin Star, Diorskin Star Concealer and Diorskin Fluid Foundation Sponge
We are well aware that we've 'loved' a few foundations this autumn - but that's because foundation technology's taken a quantum leap forward, with some real stunners arriving on-counter. (And a nifty new 'accessory', more of which in a mo.
It's all down to 'light'. Light-reflective pigments have probably been around for two decades, now, but they just go on getting better - as the new Diorskin Star proves. To quote Dior's blurb about their 'Light Pulsion Technology' (we don't often do this, but they sum it up rather well): 'Traditional filled spheres that create an undesirable mask-like sheen are updated with new-generation, hollow silica spheres. Loaded with titanium, they reflect two-dimensional light that bestows a translucent brilliance upon the skin.'
Yes, quite. So it looks like your skin, only about a hundred times better, actually, evening out imperfections and pigmentation issues and (in Jo's case) redness. (12 shades available.)
If you need a further touch-up, there's a new concealer that harnesses the same technology (sub-titled 'Light Sculpting Concealer', NB). Only four shades of this, but great for under-eye shadows, in particular.
What's especially genius, though, is this very nifty sponge - not like anything we've ever tried before, but set to convert us from our faithful fondation brushes. It's very soft-touch and 'ergonomic', so it perfectly accesses the contours of the face, especially difficult-to-access areas around the nose, eyes and lips.
It's our new foundation 'squeeze'. Sort of literally.