Lisa Eldridge can sell me anything. But when I saw the Dior Diorskin Nude BB Creme in action in her Fuchsia-licious Lip video a go, it took approximately four hours for me to hot foot it to the nearest Dior counter and exit with it in hand. Fast work. With promises of a perfecting, glow-injecting coverage with a dewy finish and a dose of epidermis-loving ingredients it was about 10 minutes post-purchase before it l cracked it open. Impatient, me? No, never. 

See, here’s the deal. On the day that it landed in my hands I’d been out and about; by 5pm there was nothing except a small scrap of concealer hanging onto my complexion for dear life, the rest had gone kaput (note to self: use primer woman). I was on my way to dinner with a mate and decided mid-tube ride to whip on my new purchase. Not the most hygienic nor dignified of choices but on it went, a pump palmed onto to each side of my face guided by my reflection in my iPhone screen. I was unaware of the finished result but upon greeting my friend, she commented on my glowing face. Score. After my en route experiment, I’ve found that fingers work best to apply this BB, it looks more natural and things can look a little matte when the Buffing Brush comes into play. I take a small pump onto my fingers, massage onto my my chin, forehead and cheeks and then take my other hand to blend it in. A dewy-ish, skinlike finish is achieved (heads up, I have the shade 002) and it sticks around for a good few hours or so before I need an extra dab onto my nozzle. Paired with mascara and a good ol’ lip balm it’s fuss-free makeup perfection.

Now there’s not an official roster of BB requirements, but with the skincare additions to the formula being a little thin on the ground – there’s nothing too exciting till about halfway through the ingredients list – and with the coverage being a more on the light-to-medium side of things I’d be tempted to put this into the tinted moisturiser compartment of my collection. It’s a good spot to be in though, plus I sport a ‘smug Cheshire cat-type grin’ whenever I can proclaim that I’ve left the house with just a ‘BB cream’ on. A marketer’s dream, me.

In terms of how it stands in the BB/tinted moisturiser rankings, it’s somewhere in between the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint and Luminising Moisture Tint finish-wise and offers a tad more coverage, it’s slightly heavier and less radiant in results compared to the Dr Jart+ Water Fuse BB Cream and up against the Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturiser it’s less glowy and covering. One of the aforementioned bases is all that’s needed but all in all, a good all-rounder that I’ll be pulling out on lazy days and rare ‘ok‘ skin occasions. If it fits your BB bill then it’s £30 from FeelUnique. And can somebody please convince me that I don’t need the newly summer released Diorskin Nude Tan BB Creme? Leaving for my nearest Dior counter in 5, 4, 3…. 

  • Mariam

    Anyone who is anyone has this product and I’m so tempted to get it but I don’t want to yet might get it once the hype around it does down a little! helloiammariam.com

  • El

    Ooh- it looks lovely! I definitely need to get my hands on this! X

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  • marina

    How does it work on oily skin?

  • Sandra L.

    Have you tried the new Guerlain one? I think it’s amazing, another beast entirely when it comes to pigmentation.

  • Francesca P.

    Hi! Dior BB cream is a great product!!! Same question: do I need the Tan one?……waiting for your review! :-)! Greetings form Italy.

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  • http://runbarbierun.com/ Romila Marie

    Anna, what is your shade in MAC foundations? (Or LM Silk Creme)?

  • http://seasidebeauty.blogspot.com/ Helena Whitehead

    This looks so beautiful!

  • joysteib

    It does have a nice finish on your skin!! Sounds like something worth trying soon!!! Thanks for sharing! And always a great review!!

  • http://redlipspinkcheeks.blogspot.co.uk/ Georgie

    I have a sample of this in 002 but I think that it will be a bit too dark for me, I can’t wait to get more tanned so I can wear it.

  • Katie

    Love the glowy look it gives.

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  • Jade

    This looks gorgeous on you Anna. I’ve heard really good things about this but seeing you review something always enables me to buy it! x

  • Kelly C.

    I really want to try this! The counters I’ve visited have all run out, but hopefully I can search online for it!

  • Maddy Cane

    Your skin looks amazing with this on, I really want to try it! x

  • Lillian ParisianToBe

    Wow! That looks amazing…which isn’t surprising considering anything looks good on that gorgeous visage of yours! Don’t make me buy this…too late. I wonder how it compares to the Kevyn Aucoin Tinted Balm. Thanks for the post, Anna!

    xxLillian
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  • Claire Wilkinson

    This looks so nice :) Please could you do a video tutorial on how you use it? xx
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  • Georgina Kent

    Ha! I actually remember the twitter conversation with you, Lisa, Gemma and me when you were going out to pick that up :) Glad you like it! I still haven’t picked it up, but it’s pay day tomorrow so I might well just pop into Boots and grab it :D

  • Angela

    This sounds great, and your skin looks flawless in that photo! I love lisa eldridge’s videos too x

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  • gigi

    I love how it looks on your skin thats for sure. was really wondering about this one. I think ill be purchasing this next. thanks for the great review! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ http://www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  • Steph

    That looks so natural and flawless.

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  • Marissa Joy

    I haven’t tried this one, but I love the DiorSnow BB cream- that gives a really great glow!

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  • Tree Mushroom

    I don’t know how BB creams works on people. I’ve tried some samples from different brands and it just turn my skin orange. I might have a look at this Dior one, even though I lost hope.

    Thanks for the review, great as usual.

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  • Katie

    Omg I want this. It’s on my list. May have to wait a few weeks till I get paid to get it though. :( Do they do samples???

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  • Caroline

    You write the best reviews Anna. I love the fact that you are witty! xx

  • danniella josephine

    You have such good skin!

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