Before there was MAC Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
, before Make Up For Ever HD Powder, there was Dior Diorskin Extreme Fix. In the Spring of 2008 Dior quietly released this interesting little powder as a Nordies Exclusive. It quickly became the must have item in the makeup world but has since disappeared from shelves within the US. If you look really hard you’ll probably come across this but I’ve only seen it in Europe and Asia as a general catalog item as part of the Dior standard collection.
Jump ahead for a peep at this powder and a review.
I’ve had this powder since February 2008 and it’s taken me this long to get down to the nitty gritty of reviewing it.
What is it?
A long lasting setting powder for foundation. It’s the same concept as many HD transparent powders you see on the market today. The powder has a silicon base which is supposed to bullet proof foundation and make it last longer. Question, of course, does it work?
I’d like to discuss the formula briefly prior to getting into further details. I will say that the powder is superior to other transparent powders on the market today. It’s very silky and has a certain thickness about it I haven’t seen in powder before. It smooths onto skin beautifully, doesn’t leave a behind a white cast, and is a breathable layer of foundation protection. Although white in color for the most part the powder is transparent once applied.
As of late I forgo foundations in favor of BB creams for the most part. I find BB creams do not need to be set prior with powder as they last considerably longer than any cream or liquid foundation I already have. Even with my normal foundation routine I normally forgo powder since my skin is typically dry and an extra layer of powder flakes up, looks cakey, or just ages my skin. Diorskin Extreme Fix is very lightweight so it absorbs fairly easily without caking or flaking. I haven’t really noticed it extending the wear of my foundation but than again not many products do (even really good primer). However, I will say I like the airbrushed finish the powder gives my face. If you have fine lines, uneven skin tone, or just need a powder that gives an ethereal glow to your skin this does just that.
Overall, I’m happy to have added it to my collection but I do admit I don’t use it much. You can probably find a cheap alternative but if you’re a Dior fan I imagine you’ll want to add it to your collection. I will say out of all my transparent powders this is a favorite and I feel the formula is considerably better than any I’ve tried prior to this that are available in the US (not speaking for the Asian beauty market).
All in all it’s a very nice powder and I really should utilize it more as maybe I’ll fall in love with it as that has yet to happen.
Anyone a fan?
Have it in your beauty train case?
Tell the Muse!
Ahh Dior I love when you take little forays into the unknown. Your new Dior Creme Abricot Fortifying Cream for Nails tickles me.
Jump ahead for a peep!
Created circa 1963, Dior Crème Abricot Fortifying Cream For Nails ($23) is a rich, creamy salve that norishes and conditions cuticles. Indeed, I can use all the help I can get in that department. The cream encourages nail growth, strengh, and conditions cuticles.
I’ve never been so tempted to take care of my nails before…but Dior can change my mind!
Since I’m happily prancing around lately telling the world how great bronzer is, who knew the bronzer bug would bite me, I’m happy to relate to you that Dior Bronze Lumières D’or Face And Lip Palette is on my wishy list!
Oh how pretty you are Miss Dior! I wants you for my very own.
Featuring a dual side of gold and bronze press powder and a golden lip gloss this fairly screams my name. I love the idea of topping bronzer with a hit of golden shimmer and this takes care of all that in one simple compact love, love, love it!
Wants it rather badly!
Anyone haul it?
Go on, make me jealous!
The Muse’s list of wants is every growing! She can think of a few items she’s gagging to add to her stash.
Check it below!
With it’s smudge free, waterproof formula this Muse can get excited about Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow. Plus doesn’t it look like the blackest, black liner you ever did see?
I can’t stress the overwhelming feeling of want when it comes to Dior Addict Lip Glow
. Just a touch of customized lip color? Yes, please.
Sephora Cooling Cover Stick conceals plus preps and primes lids for shadows for $12 bucks. Not a bad deal! The Muse wants to take it for a spin as she does with almost all concealers she meets up with!
I feel the love for Guerlain Summer 2009, need I say much more?
Splish, Splash! I want Philosophy Apricots and Cream in my shower this Summer!
One tends to forget about MAC Creation Hues but not when they smell like roses! The Muse sniffed this overlooked fragrance for the first time this weekend and fell in lust! Wants it!
Tried one, now I need them all! Bobbi Brown Sheer Gloss
These are a few of my Most Wanted Beauty items of the moment. Share a few of yours in the comment box!
Step back in time with the Muse and re-visit with some of what was happening in Summer 2008.
Bobbi Brown taught this Muse a thing or two about the benefits of combining pink with beautiful bronzes to create a killer Summer look! Check out the Muse’s review of the Bobbi Brown Bronzed Pink Collection from 2008.
Much excitement was afoot when the Muse discovered the new Stila Kitten goodies but sadly they did so disappointed. Gather round and listen to a tale of Stila Kitten Silk Shimmer Gloss and Stila Kitten Silk Eye Shadow Wash.
MAC Solar Bits
were somehow easy to forget after the Muse originally purchased them and you’ll understand why after reading my review!
What was the deal with Too Faced Mineral Water
? Find out by reading my review.
Bless Be! The KATE Summer Collection 2008
was absolutely a joy for this Muse! She was partial to her favorite shadows being released in three new shades. Japan never looked so good.
Urban Decay taught the Muse how to love bronzer! Check out her review of the Urban Decay Summer Collection 2008 after this jump
Please MAC won’t your bring back Volcanic Ash
Small but lovely was the Majorca Majolica Summer Collection 2008
Vincent Long Liquid Shadow had a Muse crying nay! Check out her review
on these shadows introduced in the Summer of ’08.
Addict? Sure definately an addiction when it comes to the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect
shades that were released last year. Loves ‘em!
Cooling off with Etude House Aqua Sherbet Skincare
was easy especially since it smelled so pretty and looked equally gorgeous.
Hope you had fun clicking through some of Summer 2008. Maybe you came across a few reviews you missed from last year or discovered something new.
The Muse is a wonderin’…..
What’s your favorite releases from last Summer?
Share ‘em with me!