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I have been using Dior Bronzers for a good while as I really like them and feel their skin shades match mine well. I never use foundation as it just ruins my skin which is why I like a nice powder/bronzer to give me a bit of colour. I had gone in wanting to get the same bronzer I had previously purchased as it had lasted me a good 10 months it was that good but they no longer did that one and so I had to look for a new one. I had been told one by the Dior counter woman but when I went home it had looked a lot darker than under their lighting so after a lot of looking at shades and different products, the Diorskin Nude Tan Sun Powder seemed the right one for me. APPEARANCE All Dior products come in very nice packaging, displaying real quality and class, this comes in a metallic blue box which is quite big with silvery type on the front. The reverse has ingredients and a list of what is included, this comes in a circular compact with a mirror on top and inside the powder is split into four, two angles lighter, two darker with NUDE compressed into the powder. The lid has a lovely engraved design on the top and comes in a blue velvet CD pouch as well as coming with a paper guide and a small brush, I don't like the brush that it comes with as I have a larger brush that dusts over nicely and more evenly but it is still good to get a whole set together. DIORSKIN NUDE TAN SUN POWDER Now, the good thing is that they do a lot of shades from 001 through to 006, I went for 003 which is a nice warm caramel type colour, quite natural looking but with a glow too as I am olive skinned. This has two angles with a shimmer and two matte so that they create an even balance once applied. This make up aims to warm the natural skin tone and adjust to light for a glow. Each shade combines both parts to make a natural glow and healthy look in light. You don't need to apply too much of this as well which is the good part and in each compact you get 10g which should last as long as my last powder which was roughly 10 months. So, I was told by the Dior girl that this bronzer is more for daytime and it is great for every day wear, I always use it at work and in the evening it looks fine too, it is versatile. I always just tap my brush onto the powder, being circular it applies evenly to my face brush and then it should be ok that I don't need to tap excess dust off. Once I have powder on my brush, I just dust it all over my face and it looks great, it applies evenly and I can see a warm colour without it being too noticeable. It looks golden and gives a shimmer as well but ever so slightly as well as it making me look more awake and healthy looking in the face, it really works well. In terms of it lasting, all day my face looks good, it isn't as strong looking when I get in from work and could maybe do with a slight dust over but I am still happy with how it looks, I use under eye concealer and it seems to stay on great on this area. The bronzer matches my skin tony exactly and I love the matte/shimmer look, my skin is great using this almost every day and hasn't caused any bad reaction at all. The compact is so easy to hold being circular it just fits into the palm of my hand and with it having a mirror is good if you want a quick dust over but I feel when applying it for the day I like to look into a bigger mirror to see the light evenly on my face. Really, this bronzer is great for anyone looking for a new one, it is a lot more expensive than some but the quality is very good, the colour range also and it lasts so it is worth paying for. I will definitely buy this again and love how it makes me look, it gives me great colour in my face that matches my complexion well and just makes me look healthier. The Dior products are really nice and the radiance boosting effect just makes it feel all the more better, it is so light on that I don't feel it on and it doesn't look obvious that I have anything on also. This is for anyone who likes bronzer with a slight shimmer and a warm hue to match it. COST This can be bought online and in all Dior counters in department stores, it costs £37 for 10g of powder which is expensive but it is fully worth the money I think. The official Dior website is http://www.dior.com/beauty/gbr/en/actions/index.html.
The first DIOR Colour and Glow Powder, combining dazzling shades with flesh tones for a radiant fresh glow / With its Kabuki mini-brush, this powder comes in 4 colour harmonies: 2 pink harmonies to add a touch of freshness and a highlighting effect, and 2 apricot harmonies for a vibrantly sensual glow / 10g /