Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Makeup Base Review & Swatches

Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Makeup Base SPF 25

Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Makeup Base is one of the nicest primers I’ve run across in a while. I’ve fallen into my little grove lately of using either L’Oreal’s new Miracle Blur or Revlon Photoready Primer and wasn’t exactly in the market for anything new. I’m quite happy with both of these as is.

But when Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Makeup Base rolled across my desk with it’s rather addicting fresh floral scent (they should bottle this up as a fragrance) I was all about trying it on for size. At $52 it isn’t the cheapest facial primer around but it is however, well worth picking up if you desire a more makeup free existence.

Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Makeup Base

Yup, makeup-free. I said it. Although created to act as an SPF and makeup base in one this lightweight makeup primer actually looks so amazing on just cleansed skin you might want to moisture, prep with it, and go.

This is a lightweight pale pink shade with a thin creamy texture that absorbs easily into skin. According to Dior it deemphasizes dark areas and imperfections while prepping skin for makeup.

This base adds density to the skin, regaining firmness and revitalizing the facial contours while plumping, smoothing, and illuminating for a radiant look.

Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Makeup Base SPF 25 Swatches

Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Makeup Base Swatches

As a primer it works to prolong your makeup which surprisingly, for such a hydrating formula, it does. Typically hydrating primers act great to moisturize my face and ease the way for my foundations but don’t always prolong their wear. However, Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Makeup Base extends the wear by at least two more hours. It leaves my face delicately hydrated and dewy to the touch so BB Creams and foundations have a smoother, softer appearance particularly around drier areas of my face.

What I really love about it is the fact that it eases dullness and brightens my complexion dramatically. My face looks flawless with a little bit of this and some blush which is quite impressive as I typically rely on BB Cream to ease dullness.

Although meant as a primer it’ll easily work as a lighter base for cream blushes when you want to do a natural, no makeup look on the go. Below I’m wearing it, nothing else, with blush and a little eye makeup. It makes my fresh look fresh and quite flawless with a brighter finish.

At $52 I was a little scared of the price as I’ve never spent more than $40 on a primer but I WILL definitely purchasing this again and recommend checking it out. If you already have fairly decent skin that doesn’t need a ton of coverage this will work great at not not only creating a solid base for your foundations and BB Creams to adhere to but also to act as a lightweight makeup of sorts on days you can’t be bothered to do an entire face.

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Love this stuff.

Well worth picking up.

Muse Approved.

It’s available now at Dior counters, Sephora, Sephora.com, or Dior.com

Tried it?

Do share!

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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  • 2/25/13 18:18 crotchfairy:

    Sold. Some days I just don’t want to put on makeup. And you look completely fabulous btw.


    • 2/26/13 11:35 the Muse:

      same here lol…just don’t wanna be arsed. thanks girl! I feel old and tired lol! ;-D


  • 2/25/13 20:16 Joy:

    Wow your skin looks so luminous and radiant here!


    • 2/26/13 11:33 the Muse:

      thanks joy!


  • 2/25/13 22:13 JackieG:

    I haven’t commented in a while….but I feel I NEEEED this NOW.


    • 2/26/13 9:20 the Muse:

      hehe jackie ;-D def a must have imho!


  • 2/25/13 23:19 Aaron:

    Do you think this would work with oily skin types? I’m a big fan if the Hourglass Mineral primer.


    • 2/26/13 9:19 the Muse:

      if you like hourglass you should be fine……! :)


  • 2/25/13 23:20 Alanna:

    interesting! I’ll have to pick up a sample.


  • 2/25/13 23:48 Lexi:

    Holy cow! You just talked me into getting this! Your skin glows!


  • 2/26/13 8:17 K.B.:

    I’ve had my eye on this for a few weeks now, but it looks like I’ll be passing on it. I don’t think the slight pink tint would do much for my face (I have issues with redness), and the whole hydrating/dewiness promise probably wouldn’t do well on my oil slick of a face. I know I should be glad to save $52 (although, let’s be real, I’ll just spend that on something different….like, say, the Givenchy Eclat Matissime foundation that I keep talking myself out of buying lol), but I’m a little sad because the bottle is so pretty, and it’s DIOR. The only Dior I’ll ever get to own is makeup/skincare items.

    Muse, have you tried the new Dior Over Curl (or whatever it’s called) mascara? I L-O-V-E it, and I typically don’t care for Dior mascaras. I know you prefer lengthening mascaras, but OMG, get thee to a Sephora/Dior counter stat!


    • 2/26/13 9:07 the Muse:

      kb, no, I’m on it hehe πŸ˜€ thanks for the rec!


  • 2/26/13 8:17 alys:

    May I ask, what your job is? Was curious since you said this rolled across your desk.


  • 2/26/13 13:09 Cj:

    I do not need this
    I do not need this
    I do not need this

    :( why do you do this to me wifey! I haven’t even gotten a chance to try the primers I just bought… Sigh


    • 2/26/13 14:09 the Muse:

      LOL sorry hubby *hugs* you need it πŸ˜€


  • 2/26/13 21:40 LINDARRAGNAR:

    Wow! That looks amazing on you!! I have never seen you skin look so radiant!! I am completely sold!!!


    • 3/1/13 16:12 the Muse:

      aw thanks linda :)


  • 3/7/13 12:32 Amy:

    Hi Muse! Would you recommend this over the L’oreal Miracle Blur? I’m trying to decide between the two products, and I dont mind the higher price tag on the Dior if it is a truly better product. Thank you!


    • 3/7/13 12:33 the Muse:

      amy it’s too different formulas….l’oreal miracle blur is silicone based primer so if you have larger pores or finer lines you’ll want to go with that. dior’s is more moisturizing and perfects skin, gives it a lighter, brighter appearance while hydrating and leaving a dewy finish. great for drier, lackluster skin.


  • 4/23/13 14:59 Cj:

    Huh I recently got the spf50 version of this, they look identintical mine might be a tad thicker from what I see from your swatch. But I’m super in love with it. It’s amazing spf, primer, and brightener all in one πŸ˜€ totally replaced my shiseido sunscreen.


    ^ that’s the one I have


    • 4/23/13 15:01 the Muse:

      shut the hell up when did that come out!? HA! NEED!


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