Dior Makeup recently launched BACKSTAGE, a more moderately priced makeup line for pros and makeup enthusiasts alike. Peter Phillips, the creative and image director for Dior, described the backstage line as “efficient products that provide a professional result but are simple to apply.”
The star product from Dior BACKSTAGE is the Face & Body Foundation, which is available in an impressive 40 shades. Unlike a lot other brands that are launching more “inclusive” foundation ranges, Dior has come out with a full spectrum of shades that will work for the fairest of skin to even the most melanin-rich complexions.
When I heard that Dior was launching a matte, natural looking foundation AND it would be easy to find a shade match, I immediately added it to my wishlist. I went into Sephora one weekend to find my match and it was more difficult than I thought it would be. There were many close matches but I finally decided on 4.5 Warm.
Price: The price ($40/50mL) is a little more affordable than the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation ($39/29mL) and Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($34/32mL).
Packaging: Before I jump into the formula, I have to give a quick shout out to the packaging. I love the matte bottle with silver logo and top. It’s simple and to the point. It is less luxurious than other Dior makeup but I think the BACKSTAGE line is more about function than the look.
Performance: This foundation is described on Sephora.com as “A foundation for the face and body in 40 shades with a natural, matte finish and medium, build-able coverage that’s waterproof and sweat-resistant.” I can honestly say that I’ve put this foundation to the test while working an event in the hot summer sun and it stayed all day. Although it’s a matte finish, it isn’t dull and flat like some others I’ve tried. The coverage is very lightweight and natural, and it actually looks better as the day goes on.
I think the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation is perfect for those with normal-to-oily skin who like a natural look. If you want try this foundation and you have dry skin, I suggest using a moisturizing makeup primer or light facial oil before applying this.
What are your thoughts on Dior’s newest line? Are there any other products in the range that you’re loving?