Dior Diorskin Poudre Libre

In Dior‘s words:

Matte and luminous hydrating loose powder

”This soft, loose powder blends beautifully with the skin’s natural skin tone and sets makeup with the perfect finishing touch. Mica micro-particles reflect light to give the skin extraordinary radiance. Beauty tip: For a natural finish, lightly brush powder over the face. For extra sophistication and longer wear, apply with powder puff and brush off excess, particularly on the t-zone.” I have it in 001 (Transparent Light).

poudre libre                                Well, I’m not too keen on this. Why?

                               – it does deliver matte skin just like any other setting powder, but no          luminosity whatsoever

                               -it can appear quite cakey

                               – a very bulky, inconvenient case

                              – it does not contain sunscreen

                              – needs constant touch-ups

                … and all this for 50 €! Seriously?

Does anyone else have a different experience with Poudre Libre? I usually worship Dior, so this came as a major disappointment. Not repurchasing…

GREAT DUPE: Essence Fix & Matte Loose Powder

Essence Fix & Matte Loose Powder

Remember the post on Clinique Stay Matte Pressed Powder where I mentioned a better AND cheaper dupe? Well, this is it – as you asked what the dupe was. 😉

There is quite a big difference between the two, however, one being loose powder and the other pressed.  Of course loose powder can get everywhere in your purse, so I’d use it as a stay-at-home powder.  A very good one, I must say. It’s white/transparent (don’t worry, you won’t look white no matter the skin tone!), mattifying, helps makeup look fresh for hours and is available for less than a fiver. I got it on the go when my usual Clinique wasn’t available and never regretted the purchase.

I’d highly recommend this when on a budget. 

Have you tried it? Anyone? 😉