I have been searching for the ideal product to perfect my complexion since forever, it has been a constant juggling act between skincare and foundation, and now it seems like the quest may be finally over. The idea that my natural skin can look perfectly flawless without being terribly made-up makes for a very compelling story. The Diorskin Nude Air range from the house of Dior takes its inspiration from the very air that we breathe, presenting us with textures so light it is a break of fresh air, and gives us natural-looking, healthy skin that glows with the light of life!
The Diorskin Nude Air range consists of a serum foundation, loose powder, and compact powder. All three boast of evanescent textures that are so fine and weightless the complexion never looks overly made-up. Instead, they create the perfect nude look with undetectable, flawless correction. More importantly, they allow skin to breathe, so as to maintain a thriving, glorious radiance day after day.
Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation is completely revolutionary in my opinion. Sure the dropper dispenser and light fluid texture with volatile oil formula is a clear nod towards the Giorgio Armani Maestro Fluid Foundation which many (including myself) had loved for years before. Whilst many have since tried to improve upon GA’s formula, most have failed in my opinion. Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation feels different to me as the texture is unimaginably finer, boasting of a completely talc-free formulation, and dries instantly upon blending out.
Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation is a true liquid-to-powder finish, and leaves the complexion satin matte. The dropper dispenses just enough product for you to work with each time, there is enough time for you to blend out before it dries completely. I normally take about 3-4 drops to cover my entire face, but sometimes I like to use just a bit more to cover up areas that have more redness, e.g. under my eyes, around the nose, cheeks, etc. No matter how much you layer on, it never looks cakey nor does it emphasize any lines. On my dry / combination skin, Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation lasts for about 8 hours before some slight shine starts to show, but it does so evenly to render an overall soft dewy effect. I did not experience any creasing or fading throughout the day, and I can either choose to blot off the shine or simply let it be. That is not something I can say of many foundations!
Apart from just being an incredibly beautiful foundation, Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation contains Dior’s new Oxygen ActivTM technology, which uses hyper-oxygenated oil to stimulate skin cells from within. It also contains cranberry oil which is rich in essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants to help skin retain its radiance.
To complete the Dior Nude Air ritual, there are 2 setting powders available in compact and loose forms. The Diorskin Nude Air Healthy Glow Invisible Loose Powder is perhaps my favorite powder from Dior so far. It is very finely milled, and is ultra lightweight on the skin. Although it is available in 4 different shades, the pigments are inherently transparent so it does not add a perceptible layer of color over the complexion, but melds with your natural skin tone to give a complementary finish.
I have tried dusting this lightly with a very soft fluffy squirrel brush, and buffing it in using a dense kabuki brush… both ways this Diorskin Nude Air Healthy Glow Invisible Loose Powder performed beautifully. Even when my under-eye area was freaking out and just horribly dry and creased, I was able to blend this powder out without emphasizing the problems.
And just in case you need a touch-up, the Diorskin Nude Air Healthy Glow Invisible Compact Powder is an incredibly chic one to tote around town! It is very smooth to the touch, in fact, it feels almost moist because it is so densely packed. Regardless, it applies equally well with a soft powder brush as with a dense kabuki. Just like the loose version, it moulds to the curves of the face beautifully.
Both versions of the Diorskin Nude Air powders are enriched with vitamins, minerals and sweet orange extract which helps tone and boost freshness in the complexion. What is even more interesting, is that these powders form an anti-pollution shield on the surface of the skin, limiting the absorption of harmful aggressors from our environment. It is certainly a nice skin-loving function, one that helps us maintain our youthfulness, and makes these powders even more useful!
Overall, I’m really loving the entire Dior Nude Air range so far! For my Singapore-based readers, Dior is offering a nice little treat for you! Simply show this blog post or my Instagram post at the Dior Boutique at ION Orchard B2 to enjoy an expert foundation consultation with the Dior Foundation Shade Analyzer, and receive an exclusive 3-pc Dior Perfect Complexion Trial thereafter! The Trial consists of Dreamskin 3ml, One Essential 3ml and Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation 3ml. While stocks last, limited to one redemption per customer, so hurry!
This post features products that have been kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.
Oh Linda, you see I feel it’s so unfair that I am probably the only one who did not get on well with the serum foundation :(! I’ve always loved Dior foundations and even if the serum foundation initially looked and felt great – to my big disappointment – my face got way too oily in the T-zone within 3 1/2 hours. Also, after 3-4 days of usage, it gave me persistent dryness (my skin rarely gets dry; maybe if I swim for 10-15 days in a row under hot sun, without moisturising, I could get a few patches of dryness!!) and I broke out in pimples all over my face…. It did not oxidize on me, but not a foundation that agreed with my skin at all. Lovely review though xx
oh nooo!!! So sorry to hear that this didn’t work well for you… i have dry skin and it hasn’t dried me out in the last 2 weeks that I’ve been using this. But, it happens, and i’ve also been in the same position – e.g. everybody loved the Dior Star, but I had a very challenging time with it, likewise with Tom Ford’s new foundation. It could be the oil content not sitting well with your skin. Consider it money saved perhaps? Onto the next big foundation (and there will always be another one right?!)!!
Oh yay, I’m glad to hear you love these, too! I haven’t tried the powder compact, but I do like both the loose powder and the foundation! The foundation has definitely become my go-to!
It’s very similar to the loose version, just handy for carrying around! Yes, the foundation is my daily staple now!
Great review! I worry about Dior foundations because the one I bought oxidizes really badly on me, it goes darker and very orange so I’m afraid to try more. I’ve heard that Dior foundations do that on some people!
Oh dear, orange is not a good color!! Which one did you get? I can’t say i’m a huge fan of Dior foundations in general… I found Dior Star to be quite fussy. But this Nude Air I love tremendously, and it’s holding up well so far!
What shade do you use, Linda… or did I miss it?
I tried this at the counter, but they don’t have my usual shade that is 011. 010 runs quite pink / peach on me but I didn’t try it on my face so I wouldn’t know exactly how it works. I’ve read that this is a really sheer foundation, so maybe it’ll be more forgiving. Thanks for your review, Linda. Lovely as always.
You didn’t miss it Lily… i just forget to mention my foundation shades. I’m using 020 for all 3 – foundation and powders. It’s just a tad light on me, but it’s ok. My perfect match would be somewhere between 020 and 030, but life is complicated enough as it is. Do try before you buy though, because I’ve been very wrong with Dior shades in the past, and the numbering is not consistent across different ranges.
Great review. As weather gets hotter here I am leaning towards lighter Foundations. I have been using Diorskin Airflash Foundation and love it ( I should review it soon).. Now I have to try Nude Air 🙂 XO
Ohhh ive been backwards and forwards about the Airflash for over a year now! I think the Nude Air finish is very similar to Airflash, but maybe just a bit more coverage. I wasn’t sure about the spray dispenser, it seems like a good idea but not very practical. Would love to hear your thoughts!