Now this may not really be a tip or trick but my best advice when it comes to investing in make up is try it before you buy it.
This won’t apply to all make up products but with liquids and in this case foundations - ask for a sample? I know we all feel a little awkward BUT you don't ask? you don't get right!? It's easy for me to recommend products that work for me but we're all different and the best way to ensure a product is for you
Also I hate the lighting in make up stores or on counter, it’s never right!? Nothing beats being able to try a product home and give it a go in your make up routine. This is why I LOVE America - The amount of times I’ve shopped at Sephora in the US, tried things and didn’t like them and I’ve taken them back. I wish this would apply in the UK but as it doesn’t I'll settle for samples.
There’s been a lot of hype about this foundation so I needed to see what all the fuss was about - My verdict? I love it, I will definitely be purchasing this! It’s a very light, fluid consistency that blends into the skin so seamlessly. It feels almost featherweight on and the coverage is buildable - it's perfect, just how I like it. I also love the radiant/dewy finish of this foundation in some ways to me it’s a cross between NARS Sheer Glow and the new NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. For me the Diorstar combines the things I love about both of these foundation. I applied this with a buffing brush and a beauty blender on another occasion, both work well but I generally prefer using a beautyblender for even more of a flawless finish. The shade 040 was a good match for my complexion, maybe a touch lighter but this can be sorted with a bit of bronzer!
Now I’m always a little skeptical when products claim to do TWO things, don’t get me wrong I love multi purpose products but I’m always a little wary and rightly so. The thing that I wasn’t sure about is that if this is both foundation and concealer this would essentially blank out your whole base and I’m someone who likes dimension when it comes to my face. I generally prefer the under eye are to be brighter than my overall base. Nevertheless I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Thoughts? NOT for me, I don’t like it at all! It’s flat on my complexion and looks cakey. The consistency is quite thick, now I can deal with a heavy base (e.g Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin) but this wasn’t nice to apply at all - It made me look far too made up and not in a good way! The colour I was matched up to was also not right but this wouldn't change my opinion on the product.