My first thought when I looked at Dior Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Loose Powder ($68 CAd at sephora.ca and $56 USd at sephora.com) was why? Why would anyone past the age of 25 want to put a shimmery rosy copper powder all over her face? Sure, it'll be nice for highlighting the tops of cheekbones on self-tanner treated skin, but a pressed-powder compact or cream in a pot would be less messy for such a thing. Plus, who wants shiny powder to highlight every pore and wrinkle on her skin? Best to leave Dior's Nude Air Summer Glow Loose Powder to the kids with perfect complexions.
An Instagram swatch of the powder made me think a minute though. The Nude Air Summer Glow shimmer seemed very fine, delicate, more of a sheer sheen... no disco-ball sparkle here. As well, perhaps I'd not have to use a sunless tanner on my skin first. Via a quick Twitter chat, Jelena Stojnic (author of the Instagram swatch) told me the Dior Nude Air glow powder gives lighter skin a nice warm glow, and that the more you buff it in, the more natural it looks.
So I tried it. Intending to apply the Nude Air Glow powder only to the tops of my cheekbones, I used a Tweezerman Finishing Contour Brush to pick up the tiniest amount and gingerly swept it onto my skin. Then I thought what the heck and lightly buffed the brush all over my face, working first along my hairline, then, without re-loading my brush, across my forehead, over my cheeks and the bridge of my nose and everywhere else.
I like it! The finish gives skin a summer-warmed glow, like I've been strolling down a sun-dappled sidewalk, or enjoying an icy drink on a breezy patio. I don't know that I'll use the Dior Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Loose Powder often – it's definitely not back-of-the-cab friendly. But when I've got the time before I leave home, I might.
I do think skin prep is important with a glowy loose powder, though – no dry patches, and the complexion needs to be well hydrated. I can't be bothered with primer; here I'm wearing L'Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation lightly set with Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish pressed powder. I finished with a swipe of Dior Addict Milky Tint in 156 Milky Pastel ($43 CAd at sephora.ca and $35 USd at nordstrom.com), also from the Dior Summer 2016 collection.
Does the idea of a glowy loose powder make you think twice, too? Is this Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow powder something you'd use?