You know you love a product so much that when you realize it’s nearing the end, you start doing that foundation-mixin’ to preserve as much of the product until you can get your hands on another bottle. Oh, that’s just me? Awkward!
You know that I consider the Dior Diorskin Star Foundation ($50, available here) to be my true foundation love. There’s never been a more constant, and consistent companion to my daily 12+ hour grind at work than this little precious formula. Nothing compares, and it has quickly replaced all of my old favourites.
A while ago, I was running low on my FFE (favourite foundation evah!) and started panicking. It was 1.5 weeks until the Sephora VIB Sale starts and I wanted to save on the 15% even if it only meant saving $8 or so. Plus, now that it’s getting to the summer season, my current foundation of choice, the Make Up For Ever foundation (#117 marble), is starting looking a little ghostly on me… So of course the solution was to mix the two.
I didn’t expect to be so mind-blown when I used this technique. I simply thought, well the colour is going to match my skin better. Combined, the two foundations, and you get a lovely combination of formula and colour. I used 1/2 pump of the HD foundation and 1 pump of the Star so that the HD doesn’t lighten up the foundation too much. What was really mind-blowing out of this combination is how it looks on the skin! We all know that the Star foundation gives you that natural-looking finish with a hint of soft-focus enhancing effect to brighten up the face. The Make Up For Ever HD amplifies that soft-focus effect while adding slightly more coverage than to mix. The result is a natural-looking, dewy, slightly fuller-coverage foundation and less obvious of skin textures than using the regular Dior Star foundation by itself.
Neither of this foundation can do wrong in my eyes!