FOTD: Lorac Unzipped

I wanted to try out the new Nude Collection from LORAC:

FACE
Tom Ford Traceless Foundation (Praline)
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder
LORAC Blush in Plum
EYES
LORAC Unzipped Quad:
Shimmer Taupe on lids
Shimmer Bronze through crease
Matte Brown on outer corners
Stila Smudge Stick in Stone on waterline
LORAC Visual Effects Mascara (with a disposable wand)
LIPS
LORAC Lips with Benefits Gloss

Giveaway: LORAC Unzipped (CLOSED)

LORAC came out with a new ‘nude’ collection that I thought was quite nice:

It features an eyeshadow palette, blush, gloss and mascara. All of the colors are ‘nude’ and easy to blend together… and it comes with a guide for both neutral and dramatic looks.

Swatches (taken from my own collection):

Eyeshadow Palette
Lip Gloss
Mascara
Blush
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Product Review: Diorskin NUDE Foundation

Dear Dior,

THANK YOU!!!! I forgive you for limiting the shade range on the Diorskin Forever line… because you have more than made up for that with this particular foundation.

OMG… love! I’m trying to figure out what took me so long to try this foundation. Oh, I remember… it’s the NAME. Nude, for me, implied sheer. I’m not a fan of sheer foundations, so I normally skip them. But by chance, I swatched this foundation and fell.in.love!!!!

I have the formula in number 051, which is about half shade too dark for me. But I liked it better than 050 which went a little pink on me. I can always correct it ‘up’ so I’m not worried. Like… this is a good problem to have! Usually, the problem is foundation formulas that are too light or go ashy because of the wrong undertones.
And the BEST news is the color range for this foundation is massive. The shades go much lighter, and much darker than this one. The numbers go from 010… to 070! The last time I saw a shade range this extensive, Bobbi Brown was out to prove that the company could be all things to all beauties. I’m very happy to say Dior got the memo on this one.

Like I said… it’s a little dark for me. That’s so not a problem though. This goes on smooth and sets soft-to-matte. I’m looking for the ‘hydrating’ part of this foundation and I’m guessing that it doesn’t necessarily mean ‘moist.’ It totally set on my oily skin without feeling tight or making the finished look cakey. Medium to full coverage on this.. which I really like.

I guess I should have read the fine print on this. LOL I just saw ‘nude’ and instantly thought ‘sheer.’ It’s good stuff. I recommend it for normal to oily types like me. If you’re totally dry, you might want to pass on this foundation because I don’t find it to be particularly hydrating. But then again, that could just be me. As always, swatch first… and buy if you’re sure that it’s what you want.