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This Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation is not new on the beauty market. However, I only bought it recently. This foundation kept attracting me, I swatched it a couple of times in store but never bought it. Finally, I decided it was time to just try it and today I’m sharing all my thoughts about the Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation.
I bought the Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation during the Sephora VIB sale a while ago. I have been using it a couple of weeks and then went on a tried the Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation. I still use this foundation though, sometimes even in combination with the Urban Decay foundation. Since the Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation is also for the body, obviously, I use this on my neck since my neck is always lighter than my face.
I have been looking at the Dior Airflash Foundation for a while now too and I really want to try this one as well. I’m thinking about a Dior foundations review where I compare the Dior Airflash Foundation with this one. Is this something you would like to see? Let me know in the comments!
Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation
The Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation retails for $40. The shade I have is 2N.
Coverage: ✔ Medium
Skin type: ✔ Normal ✔ Dry ✔ Combination ✔ Oily
Finish: ✔ Matte
What it is: A foundation for the face and body in 40 shades with a natural, matte finish and medium, buildable coverage that’s waterproof and sweat-resistant.
What it does: Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation is the Dior makeup artists’ secret weapon to create a flawless, runway-ready complexion for both the face and body. This waterproof formula fuses with skin, resisting extreme conditions like workout sessions, water, and even high temperatures and humid environments. It can also be used to camouflage minor imperfections on the neck, shoulders, legs, or anywhere else. Best of all, it’s available in 40 shades with a natural, matte finish.
What else you need to know: A collection of makeup artist essentials, designed to suit all skin tones, used at the Dior runway shows, and inspired by the energy backstage.
Enriched with beauty-enhancing pigments, the formula creates a perfect, natural look, both in real life and through the lens of a camera. Its natural finish and lightweight texture can also be used on the body, revealing the skin’s radiance while camouflaging minor imperfections on the neck, shoulders, and legs. Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation also offers Dior’s largest foundation range ever, with 40 beautiful shades made to suit all skin tones.
“It’s my star product. In total there are 40 colors, so every woman can find the shade that best matches her skin tone.”—Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup.
As Sephora already mentioned, this Dior foundation is medium coverage. I was looking for a medium coverage foundation, which I could wear on days I just wanted some coverage but not too much. The finish is matte, which I prefer since I tend to have an oily looking t-zone. It’s stated that this foundation is suitable for all skin types, which I can’t fully prove because obviously, I don’t have all skin types lol. I do have combination skin, with dry areas on the cheeks and a little bit of an oily t-zone. This Dior foundation works perfectly for my skin type.
The bottle isn’t my favorite. It does look absolutely stunning but it’s not very easy to get the product out. You have to squeeze it out and this makes it more difficult to get the right amount of product. I’ve had multiple times where I squeezed out way too much and I think that’s a waste since the foundation isn’t cheap.
It’s a lightweight formula, you can’t even tell you’re wearing foundation and gives you a natural look. However, if you would like to cover acne or redness, this isn’t the foundation for you since I don’t think it’ll cover much. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a foundation to lightly even out little imperfections.
I sometimes have red cheeks and I have to put two layers on my face and it’ll still show a bit through the foundation. Also, I can still see my little moles through the foundation. Also, it creases quickly around my smile lines and between my brows (I have a little frown line there).
Dior Backstage Foundation Ingredients
Here are the Dior Foundation ingredients: #12756/A CYCLOPENTASILOXANE ● AQUA (WATER) ● ALCOHOL ● TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE ● POLYURETHANE-35 ● PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE ● PHENYL TRIMETHICONE ● GLYCERIN ● SILICA ● DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE ● SODIUM MYRISTOYL GLUTAMATE ● GLYCERYL UNDECYL DIMETHICONE ● PHENOXYETHANOL ● PROPYLENE CARBONATE ● VP/VA COPOLYMER ● TETRASODIUM EDTA ● PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) ● ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE ● LINALOOL ● LIMONENE ● CITRONELLOL ● BHT ● TOCOPHEROL ● [+/- :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)].
It’s definitely a nice foundation, but it won’t cover imperfections. I like this on days where I just want a little touch-up but I won’t wear it when I have some breakouts.
If I compare this foundation to the Urban Decay Stay Naked, I like the Urban Decay one more. I feel like the Dior foundation creases a bit more and I feel like it’s laying a bit on my face while the Urban Decay foundation looks like it’s my own skin.
However, I love Dior and overall it’s a nice foundation.