I'm all about light coverage these days, foundation-wise. Throw in some skincare, you bet I'm tryin' and buyin'. Case in point, the newly-released Dior Nude Air Serum De Teint ($53, 1 oz), a serum-slash- foundation with broad spectrum SPF 25.
Available in very limited color range, eight to be exact, I picked up 023 Peach, the closest to my medium skin tone. It truly is weightless and light-as-air with sheer yet buildable finish. The consistency is fluid-thin and runny, in fact it should be marketed as tinted serum rather than foundation. It comes in a hefty glass bottle with dropper, as shown in the photo.
Infused with cranberry oil, vitamin and minerals, this talc-free product imparts a semi-dewy effect, which is quite timely for spring and summer. I have experimented several ways applying it: clean fingers, beauty sponge, stippling brush and buffing foundation. I like the latter more because it applied seamlessly. I have also tested wearing it alone, over moisturizer and over primer. I prefer with moisturizer because my skin reacts better with it. If you have dry or patchy skin, I must warn you that this product does accentuate it which is why I recommend to apply your moisturizer first. On the other hand, if you have extremely oily skin, steer clear because I observed apparent shine issues on the fourth hour (I have combination skin now). Given these peculiarities, you can deduce that it works best for normal skin or better yet, to you ladies with blemish-free and goddess-like skin! Set with finely-milled powder, wear time is six hours which is rather short-lived in my little black book of makeup & whatnot.
Here's a before and after comparison for your better judgement:
As you can see, my face is a tad darker than my neck; to each her own but I prefer matching my foundation to my neck because it looks more natural. Eye bags don't lie, this zilla is packing 'em with pride even with Nude Air on top. But I'm not going to finish this post half-way done so here's moi with a finished look. I'm feeling minimalist, are you?
Other products used (reviews are linked):
L'Oreal Butterly Intenza mascara
What's your go-to foundation for Spring?