Brand New & Totally Matte: Dior's Nude Tan Matte Bronzers
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
It’s new in the wondrous world of cosmetics, and totally matte: Dior’s Diorskin Nude Tan Matte Powder. Comes in two shades for the moment: the rosy shade 002 Ambre and the golden shade 003 Cannelle. Matte bronzers seem to be hard to come by unless you search for it specifically - some of them even hold an almost illegal amount of shimmer. Shimmer is absolutely fine for all over bronzing when you’re adding some life to your face (who am I to judge shimmer lovers, you should see the other bronzers I own..), but when you’re mostly after a good contouring job and some extra shadows on your face, you really ought to go matte. I got to check out this matte bronzer in the shade Ambre - which proved to be quite the adventure with my NC15 porcelain skin.
The packaging is ah-mazing - definitely one to display on the vanity as long as you get rid of all the finger prints after using it. The compact comes in a big box that also holds a velvet pouch and a mini kabuki brush. The kabuki has natural bristles and seems to be of quite good quality - a complimentary brush I’d actually use! On my skin, Amber is definitely a tad too dark. I can make it work by using a very light hand and blending well - but I just know that it’s easier to work with lighter shades for me. These kinda things just happen when you have just two shades for a certain product, of course.
Luckily the product itself is a real beauty - the powder is very fine & pigmented, but blends out beautifully. I use bronzer almost daily to add some life to my face, but this one seems to do even more than that. The intense matte pigments warm the face like no other and when used around the nose and on the 3-shaped contouring area, this makes you look like you just came back from a two week tanning holiday in LA. As I’m obviously too pale for these, I’d suggest that these new matte bronzers can be used by NC/NW20 skin tones & up. I’m not sure how many porcelain skinned girls are out there but for those of you reading this.. I feel ya. Luckily Dior also does the Nude Tan Light versions, of which 001 Aurora should be our lucky shot. I might get it soon & will definitely keep you posted on it!
Dior’s Diorskin Nude Tan Matte Powder has just been made available - it’s brand (but not quite sparkling) new! The luxurious compacts come with a huge 10 grams of product, meaning that this baby will last you ages. For the whole package -meaning the compact, pouch & kabuki brush- you’ll pay €53.00/£34.00/$55.00. Don’t forget that most department stores & online shops offer some kind of discount, so it might be slightly less in the store you frequent.