Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Newbie - Diorskin Tan Nude BB cream in Tan 01

I mentioned that I had found my holy grail BB cream and it was the Diorskin Tan Nude BB cream in Tan 01 ($44 for 30 ml). It's just incredible. So many of you wanted me to do an indepth review as it does come with a hefty price tag so we want to make sure it works for you. This is not one of the original Nude BB creams that come in 4 shades, but one of the bronzing BB creams that come in 2 shades (however, I could only find one shade in Sephora - typical).

I have recently purchased the original Diorskin Nude BB cream in 03, so I will be doing a compare and contrast between the two in a few weeks. But for now, lets focus on this little beauty.

Diorskin Nude Tan BB cream Tan 01

Let me start by talking about my skin type and skin tone. I have a normal to combination skin however it can get dehydrated in the horrible Chicago winters. I always try to find oil free products in terms of makeup and try to limit the use of silicone as I suffer from genetic milia under my eyes.

This is how the Diorskin Tan Nude BB cream is described:
Dior has infused its original BB Creme with a natural bronzing agent. The exclusive Tan Beautifier complex works in combination with the sheer Complexion Corrector to enhance and prolong a natural, healthy glow. In addition, the cream features hydrating ingredients including jisten, mauve and hibiscus, as well as green, red and white tea extracts to offer the same skin-illuminating effects as the original Diorskin BB Creme, now with the added benefits of SPF 15.

What I love about this product is that looking at the ingredients, there is enough of active ingredients to make this into a decent sunscreen element.

Diorskin Tan Nude BB cream
Diorskin Tan Nude BB cream
Diorskin Tan Nude BB cream

The packaging is fantastic as it's a tube with a pump. The best of both worlds and allows you to get the very last drop out before saying a sad goodbye.

The smell is divine but very very soft. So it shouldn't bother anyone with a sensitive nose or sensitive skin.

I love that this contains SPF and if you so wished you could use this as your daily facial SPF and put some foundation on top, however I haven't tried that and I think that might be a bit much and look cakey.

Texture of the product is thick without being greasy. I adore that there is no noticeable sparkle or shimmer but it still makes me look alive!

I tend to use this as I would any BB cream and I love that it delivers such an illuminous natural glow to my tan skintone (p.s. I am NC42 right now). The cream is thick but absolutely non-greasy and I find that it blends well when I use the Real Techniques Buffing Brush or their Face Brush. I tried using my fingers but I found that I seemed to use quite a lot more product if I used my fingers. Again, since this cream is so darn expensive, I'll happily try any trick to make the tube last. I adore the finish but do bear in mind that this gives you a light coverage. If you try layering you'll just look cakey.

Lasting power, now this BB cream does not claim to last all day, in fact if you look at the directions on the box it is meant to be reapplied throughout the day as an SPF. However, I find that with a primer and some powder this lasts on me for a good 6 hours without fading.

Diorskin Tan Nude BB cream
Diorskin Tan Nude BB cream

Now to really give you an idea of what this BB cream does for my skin and how to looks and compares to other BB creams and light coverage foundations out there I am going to include a series of photos. The first is me with bare skin (brace yourself), then me with just the Diorskin Tan BB cream and then a full face of makeup. I apologise but the light changed a little while I was taking these pics, but you should get a good idea of what I mean when I say, that this is the most natural and comfortable BB cream I have ever tried.
With nothing but the Diorskin Tan Nude BB cream and some Babylips.
Full face of makeup
I hope you found this post useful. Have you tried this BB cream or any others out there? Which is your favourite?


  1. Oh this sounds great, it really refreshes your skin looking natural yet radiant x
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  2. This looks great on you, what other makeup are you wearing, your skin looks flawless!

  3. I want to try this so much ! It loos gorgeous on you !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  4. Hi, you have wonderful blog and great post, did we follow each other already? if not, would you like to follow each other? if you decided to follow me on BLOGLOVIN, please let me know so I can follow you back! thank you.
    My Bloglovin:

  5. Followed you Joice :)