Dior Nude Air Serum Foundation Video

Gorgeous packaging and a lighter than air formula is what brought me to this foundation, but I keep turning to it because it also has SPF 25 in it and a powdery finish that works well on my oily skin.

It has a dropper system because the foundation is so liquidy.  Dior says that it has oils that evaporate right away, but we know that oils don’t really work like that.  It’s more of an oil-free, water-based foundation that turns into powder.

Here’s me applying and the full review.  Let me know if you’ve tried it and what you think!

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Here’s the foundation I’m using right now: @diormakeup Nude Air Serum Foundation is light, powdery, and has spf 25 so it’s everything I want in makeup. It comes in 7 colours but they’re sheer enough to be forgiving. I flip flop between foundations so much.. I think I just get bored and want to try the next thing out there, but this is the one I’m sticking with right now. I also used @bobbibrown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in 3 Maui, applied with a @makeupforeverca 110 straight brush. @revloncanada Colorstay Brow Creator in Taupe, and eyeshadow from a @diormakeup palette. @toofaced Better Than Sex mascara from @shoppersdrugmartofficial on my lashes. @diorbeautylovers Mat lipstick from a past holiday collection.

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Mani Monday: Sally Hansen Mauve Along

This is the Complete Salon Manicure formula in Mauve Along which wears like a neutral on me.

I really love the formula of this nail polish.  It applies well and stays on.

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Espa Pink Hair and Scalp Mud

Espa is a European brand that is available only online and they have some great products for people with very dry skin. My sister swears by their overnight mask, and she had invested in this Pink Hair and Scalp mud, which I also took on vacation with me.

I was hesitant to use this at first because of the word mud in the title. I assumed that it would come out like a clay mask, but actually it’s a pink cream that blends into hair and is easy to use. It’s a thick, creamy mask that’s not watery or oily and smells like a spa – a mix of eucalyptus and other herbs. This smelled so fresh that I really enjoyed having it in my hair!

It left my hair hydrated but it wasn’t an amazing difference than what it was before so I probably won’t be reaching for this mask.

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Dior Nude Air Serum Foundation

If you’re looking for foundation that is weightless, the new serum foundations are the way to go.  They not only deliver good coverage, but because every single brand seems to have a version, you can find the perfect one for you.

Today, I’m using Diorskin Nude Air foundation which has SPF 20 in it.  Because I’m a bit tan right now from my vacation, I’m using the colour 40.  This foundation is water-based with a powdery mix of pigments in it so it would be great for oily skin, but it leaves a sheer finish in your skin so it’s not great for a lot of coverage.  I add powder to the areas that I think need more coverage for me, but most days I’m good with light coverage.

Dior NudeDior’s Nude Air Serum comes in the typical Dior foundation shades – there are seven shades which means that there are not many options.  

The foundation is SPF 20, but despite that it doesn’t seem to have a whitish cast or any chalkiness to it, which is nice.  It goes on so smoothly and lightly that I couldn’t feel it on my face.  It’s best to use these foundations with your fingertips, and with just a few drops I was able to quickly even out my skin tone and make it look amazing. I like to use the dropper to put the foundation directly on my face, and then I blend it in. 

Definitely don’t use a beauty blender for your serum foundations – the sponge will just keep absorbing liquid and you’ll have hardly anything to deposit on your face.  It’s best to use your fingers with this foundation.

The Dior Nude Air Serum is one of the most weightless and traceless foundations out there.  If you don’t like the feeling of foundation on your face, or if you want something light that can even out your skin, this is a great one to try.  It doesn’t even have any shine so it looks quite natural.  There’s also the Dior Nude Air Powder which is great for setting makeup and giving skin that matte finish while still being quite light.  You might not need it to set this foundation because it sets on its own, that’s how powdery the finish is.

I’m able to use a powder blush on top of this and it lasts the whole day.

Pick up the foundation and powder at department stores.  The Nude Air Foundation is $66.

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Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream

This is a great cream for styling hair that needs extra moisture. It goes in kind of like a conditioner, but you put it into your hair when you’re styling it not in the shower. It gives hair nice slip and moisture but no hold.

This cream is great for curly hair because it leaves your hair moisturized and not crunchy which is a must for me! I like my curls more defined so I would definitely need to combine this with a product that has more hold, but if you don’t need that then you can use it on its own. It’s definitely great for adding and holding moisture in your hair.

$17 for 75mL. Available at Sephora, Nordstrom, and some salons.

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Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion Review

If you’re bored with your regular hair style, you could begin to tease your hair for extra volume.  The best products on the market are actually hair powders that can add volume to your hair.

I’m not talking about the powder shampoos – rather powders that expand and hold once they’re out of the bottle and in your hair so that you can add volume and actually have it last!

Aveda’s powder, Pure Abundance, is one that’s been on the market for ages, and if you’ve been to an Aveda salon, they’ve probably used it on your hair.

This powder expands into a lotion as soon as it touches your your hands.  The warmth is what makes it shift, so you can sprinkle it on your head and then use your hands to move it around before it sets.  The lotion can be used all over your hair to create a second day hair look, or you can use it just at your crown before you tease your hair to create some volume.  After you play with it, it’s there for the entire day, and lasts until you wash it out, which is what makes it so great to use!  It lasts longer than hairspray or any other volumizing product out there!

This product will work on all hair types and a tiny bit of powder goes a long way!  It will give you the feeling of thicker hair.

Pure Abundance is available at salons that carry Aveda products, in Aveda stores, or online.

$36.

 

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Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Texture Spray

This has become my new favourite hair product. Bumble and Bumble’s Thickening Dryspun Texture Spray is light and airy like a dry shampoo, it’s volumizing like a mousse, but it also has hold like a hairpray. All that without being sticky, tacky, stiff, or powdery.

If you want to add lightness to your hair, this is the product to use. I use it at my roots on dry hair and it just makes my hair soft and touchable, and volumized without being heavy.

$41 at Sephora and salons.

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Aveda Dry Remedy Oil

This is an amazing hair oil and you must try it if you haven’t already. I first used this oil in 2014 and I loved it, and now that I tried it again I love it even more! And it smells amazing!
It comes in a small bottle that has a dropper dispenser and I think that’s because you’re supposed to use it sparingly.

 

aveda dry remedy oilYes, you can put oil into your hair and have it look healthy and shiny and not at all greasy.

That’s what I found out when I used Aveda’s new Dry Remedy Oil. It comes in a tiny bottle (tiny compared to most of the serums that I use) and it turns out that I only need to use a few drops on my medium-length hair. I apply 4 drops per side, and let the hair either air dry or blow dry it. As I apply it, the oil soaks into the hair quickly and helps define curls and get rid of frizziness.

At first, I was inclined to put more product into my hair – either a thicker serum, or some mousse, maybe a thickening cream.

But then I left it… and I’m so glad I did, because a tiny bit of this oil goes a long way and I’ve decided that I actually don’t need to add anything to it. I even found that it was easier to blow-dry my hair when I used this oil, and it dried a lot more quickly than if I had used my regular blow-dry gel in it. I still used the L’Oreal Elnette Style Straight spray in it, and the combination of both products helped my hair get straight quickly and stay straight.

This is also a great product if you’re trying to use less silicones in your hair, because it’s formulated without the use of those ‘cones (which can cause a lot of build-up in your hair).

The oil is 99.9% natural, and has been shown to instantly moisturize hair by 41%.

Of course, as with all Aveda products, this oil smells absolutely amazing. The cedarwood smell lasts and lasts, and I love getting a whiff of it once in a while. It’s completely different from most other scented hair-care products.

$41 online and in stores and salons.

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Caudalie Beauty Elixir

I’ll be honest: face sprays in general make me laugh, because I feel stupid spraying something into my own face. But Caudalie Beauty Elixir makes all that worth it because it’s absolutely amazing – so amazing in fact that it’s been a staple on my vanity for the longest time and it smells so good.

The Beauty Elixir smells amazing and it does a great job of refreshing you from inside and out! It wakes up your makeup but doesn’t mess it up. You can pick this up from Sephora!

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Thrrrrob by Benefit

Here’s a picture of a discontinued Benefit blush.  I loved it but I think they moved away from the box of powders.  Which is a shame because recyclable packaging was ahead of its time.

This is a sheer bright pink blush that can be built up in intensity, and I really think that it’s one of those that would work on a variety of skin tones. It’s also perfect for those people who just want a hint of blush to brighten their face, and don’t want rosy cheeks.

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The blush does have some shimmer in it but once on your skin the blush is definitely not as shimmery as it first seems.

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