Apr 27 2016

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder Review

 

In this age of hyper-information, I can’t remember the last time I was captivated solely by the power of a product description without the additional influence of some sort of press release, Blog post, Instagram picture, Tweet, YouTube video etc. mentioning the product. But that’s what happened with Dior’s Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder released as part of the Summer 2016 Milky Dots Collection. The collection wasn’t on my radar and I hadn’t read a single thing about it. But during the Sephora VIB sale, I happened upon it while browsing the Dior section of the website.

 
Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder Review
 

Dior says: This limited-edition shimmering loose powder by Dior enhances your skin with the subtle glimmer of a summer glow. Its pearlescent pigments blend with copper pigments to mirror the radiance of sun-kissed skin. The extremely fine and soft loose powder wraps your skin in an imperceptible veil of subtle amber light.

Doesn’t that description have you drooling? And I’m not even into bronzing like that. I’m one of those girls that doesn’t sunbathe, wears tons of SPF on a daily and doesn’t self-tan. I do, however, from time to time, enjoy a nice bronzer to liven up the face – especially in the Summer. How about something that wraps your skin in an imperceptible veil of subtle amber light? I’ll have some of that please.

Capped with the ever elegant Dior Cannage design, the loose powder is packaged in a sturdy, round plastic jar with a built-in sifter. A sifter which, by the way, works quite well at releasing the powder without causing too much of a mess. It also comes with super-soft powder puff.

 

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder Review
 
Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder Review
 
Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder Review - Polka Dots Collection (6)

 

The Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Loose Powder is very finely milled and feels like silk against the skin. I’d describe the shade as a peachy sort of rose gold with a soft sheen finish. Actually, I think amber, as Dior describes it, is quite accurate. To apply, I prefer a brush rather than the powder puff that comes with. Even though the powder is not as shimmery as a traditional highlight may be, I’d say it’s still a bit too shimmery to apply all over the face like one would a finishing powder. Summer Glow comes across as a subtle highlight or blush topper type product. I’ve been using my Sedona Lace Tulip Contour Brush to apply on the cheek bones and lightly around the perimeter of my face. Using it this way, it creates an ethereal sun-kissed effect – the subtle sheen makes the skin look almost “wet” – I suppose the right word is dewy or youthful. Being more opalescent than shimmery – as long as you aren’t heavy handed with it, the powder won’t emphasize texture or pores.

 

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder Review

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder No Flash

 

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder Review Swatch

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder with Flash

 

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder Review Swatch

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder Swatch No Flash

 

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder Review Swatch

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder Swatch with Flash

 

When I first swatched Summer Glow, it reminded me very much of the Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powder in Nude (reviewed here) that Dior released this past Spring. I did swatch them side by side. While they do have the same tone, the Illuminating Powder has much more shimmer, like a true highlight, and is a touch warmer.

 

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow vs Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powder in Nude

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow vs Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powder in Nude No Flash

 

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow vs Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powder in Nude

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow vs Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powder in Nude with Flash

 

I’m quite happy with my purchase and can see myself getting good use out of it now and throughout the Summer. The limited edition Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder retails for $56.00 USD ($68.00 Canadian Dollars). You get 0.56 oz of product which is a decent amount, I think. For comparison, the NARS Light Reflecting powder (which is the only other loose powder I have in my collection at a the moment) is 0.35 oz. I purchased my Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow at Sephora but I’ve also seen it at Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and Nordstrom.

 

 

 

 

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  1. The micro illuminating particles look so beautiful.

    1. Don’t they? I LOVE this powder!

  2. Looks so pretty, thanks for sharing x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  3. Ohh, be still my heart…that loose powder is stunning! I’ll need to check how much it is in CAD but I can see myself using lots of this!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  4. Oh I can see why you’re happy with this buy! Looks so pretty!

    • Alina Bostan on May 2, 2016 at 12:45 pm
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    LOVE the look of this powder and can already imagine it would love gorgeous on sun kissed skin. Stunning packaging too x

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    • Lulle.Beaumiroir on May 2, 2016 at 9:02 pm
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    I think this is the most appealing product in Dior’s Milky Dots collection. Last time I was at a counter the SA showed me how it looked on her hand and it was so pretty!
    Beaumiroir

  5. That loose powder is absolutely stunning! I haven’t tried many Dior products but this one is gorgeous.
    BEAUTETUDE

  6. This looks and sounds amazing! And your photos are gorgeous!

  7. This is so pretty! The packaging will look amazing on your dresser and that color 😀 Amber indeed.
    xo Anne – Doves&Roses

  8. This looks beautiful powder for summer <3 I have yet to try Dior powders x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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