The first step to perfection
Dior released a new Backstage Face and Body Primer that promises a flawless crease free complexion and 24 hours hydration. For all makeup artists primer is a must because it helps to even out the complexion, blurs imperfections and ensures a flawless makeup application. Dior’s Backstage Face and Body Primer has a light peach color and it works for all skin tones. It’s suitable for all skin types. In the best case scenario, your skin should transform into the skin of a 20 year old runway model. 😉 Just kidding.
Expectations vs Reality
I’ve tested Dior’s Backstage Face and Body Primer for a couple of days and even though I’m a person who doesn’t wears primers, I enjoyed this product. Dior’s Backstage primer feels very lightweight on the skin and provides a sufficient amount of moisture without feeling greasy or sticky. This makes it suitable for all skin types. However it’s not supposed to replace your daily skincare routine. It has a gel consistency that is easily absorbed into the skin. This new Backstage Primer blurs some minor imperfections a little but you will not see a dramatic change in the way your skin looks. It’s supposed to enhance the makeup application and that’s what it does. It doesn’t blur pores but it makes them appear a little bit smaller and it makes the skin very soft.
I’ve tested the primer with two of my favorite foundations: Dior’s Backstage Foundation and Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet. It looks very nice with both foundations. I find that it helps the foundation to last longer and I use less foundation on the side of my face where I was wearing the primer.
Dior’s Backstage Primer contains fragrance. It’s a very pleasant fragrance and it disappears 30 min. after application.
Dior Backstage Primer Application Tips
I find that it’s best if you use your fingers and smooth a small amount of product all over your face. You have to allow the product to absorb before applying the foundation. This usually takes app. 3-5 min for best results. It leaves the skin matte and hydrated.
PROS and CONS
Lightweight and doesn’t clog pores;
Leaves the skin soft and hydrated
Contains some skin conditioning ingredients;
Mild blurring effect;
Suitable for all skin tones and all skin types
Fragranced (in case you are sensitive to fragrance. I like the scent)
The primer has a high concentration of glycerin and shea butter and this insures a long-lasting hydration.
Full list of ingredients:
AQUA (WATER) ● ISODODECANE ● GLYCERIN ● CYCLOPENTASILOXANE ● POLYSILICONE-11 ● BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER ● POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE ● PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE ● METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● PHENOXYETHANOL ● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ● MAGNESIUM SULFATE ● SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE ● DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE ● PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) ● PROPYLENE CARBONATE ● MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) EXTRACT ● TOCOPHEROL ● HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE ● LINALOOL ● CITRIC ACID ● LIMONENE ● CITRONELLOL ● BHT ● [+/- :CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)
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DIOR Backstage Face and Body Primer is available HERE
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