How To Get Flawless Makeup Using Dior
Since my makeup obsession grows more and more each day, I love testing new brands and new products within these new brands. When it comes to makeup, NARS, Kevyn Aucoin and Laura Mercier tend to be my go to's as I've used their products for years and know my skin takes their products well and I adore the finish and application of each. With Selfridges Beauty Hall a 10 minute walk from my flat, I'm also popping in to find new releases but in my last trip, I picked up some cult products from a well known and well loved brand; Dior. I've been wanting to try their makeup for a while now and the release of the Glowing Gardens collection is what really drew me into the counter. I've pulled my three favourites from the brand and am providing you with my tips and tricks into creating a flawless look that takes minutes to do in the mornings.
Before applying any foundation, tinted moisturiser or concealer to my skin, I always go in with a primer and as we are very slowly moving into Spring, my skin still needs some help with boosting my glow but also is still needed plenty of hydration. The Dior Glow Maxmizer is a beautiful light reflecting primer that holds slight pearlescent tint to it's magical looking pink champagne hue. One pump of this radiance boosting primer instantly brightens my complexion, putting some light and life back into my skin to provide a sheeny base that will burst through any base going on top. Using a primer of such, is the perfect companion to apply under a foundation as it's light boosting particles really do show through and create the illusion of much glowier skin which is everything I'm after on a day to day basis. If I'm not leaving my flat to do anything special then I'll leave my skin like this and just add a cream blush to the cheeks but when I need more coverage and longevity, I'll use my current favourite foundation on top and the primer simply ensures everything smooths on a lot easier and sits better on my face.
The perfect way to touch up on any imperfections without layering foundation onto your skin is through using a light, blend-able concealer and the Dior Skin Flash Concealing Pen has been the star of the show in my makeup routine this past month. Recognised by makeup artists backstage as the magic device, Dior have created a pen that perfects and enhances the complexion. The unprecedented formula is packed full of hyaluronic acid that boosts the skin to make it appear more refreshed, youthful and radiant from the moment you apply it in the morning, to the time it comes off in the evening. Blended either onto the skin alone or over my foundation, this magic pen corrects dark under eye circles and instantly erases any signs of tiredness, sculpts the natural face shape to add in more definition and most importantly, brightens and brings radiance to where needed on the face. I love applying this straight from the applicator onto my skin and then blending out with my fingers for the most natural looking finish.
For me, finishing off any makeup look is all down to the lips and I'm loving perfectly lined and beautifully plump looking lips right now to not only enhance my natural lip colour but boost my lip shape. I've discovered the perfect daytime lip look lately which will take me through the Summer and keep me looking healthy and fresh, yet chic. Lined with my favourite naturally pink lip liner, I love to go in with Dior Addict Lip Maximizer which is a lip care, gloss and plumper in one that instantly boosts the lip volume in one application and restructures the lip in the long run. With a blend of marine based fillers and hyaluronic acid, it's the ideal product to enhance your mouth area on a daily basis but also one that provides maximum moisturisation. Whether this is worn alone for a quick lip fix or applied over my favourite lipstick, it gives a beautiful finish either way and is incredibly comfortable to wear.
What are your beauty favourites from Dior?