Saturday, 17 June 2017

Dior Hydra Life BB Creme

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Out of the ordinary for Blooming Fiction ... Dior is a brand I no longer buy from since discovering they still test on animals ... I had to share this product with you because it is one of the two products I kept when I cleared out my makeup drawer of all brands which test on fluffy bunnies. The amount of makeup I got rid off would shock you! BUT when it came to the Dior Hydra Life BB Crème I couldn't bring myself to launch it in the bin. The £45 price tag probably had something to do with it.
I bought this product last year, 2016, to take on holiday with me to Crete. Not wanting to burden my skin with my usual heavier foundation ( Urban Decay Naked Skin ) I needed a lighter coverage which did the job but hydrated my skin at the same time. Before this point I had never even contemplated the Dior selection, because of the prices, but a friend recommended their products so I decided to take their word for it. Only I really wish I hadn't.
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After a very dim sales pitch from the counter assistant, who wasn't the politest of people, I opted to try the more expensive out of the options offered to me ... thinking it would be the greatest buy for what I needed. Wrong.
The Dior Hydra Life BB Crème claims to leave velvety smooth skin and combines the moisturising qualities of a skincare product with the blemish banishing treatment of foundation. If you love top brand products look away now!!
I hate this product!! Why?? Because it does nothing it claims, apart from the part where it mentions it contains SPF. That's the only good thing I can say about it, apart from the nicely coloured packaging.
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In order of the claims stated above ....
Yes the product leaves a smooth - ish finish to your skin but it's certainly not what I'd call velvet as the product claims. To be honest the product does not stretch very far and it gives a horrific orange tint which I'm embarrassed to say makes you look a little Tangoed. Or like an Oompa Loompa ... After applying this product I actually add some lighter concealer or a dusting of powder to make me look a little less fake tanned. Not really the point when you're looking for a lighter coverage ...
Hydration wise ... what hydration?? The prime reason I picked this product was the fact that the word Hydra implied intense moisturisation. Instead of being a glowing beauty, as claimed by the packaging, I came out like some sort of vertical alligator. The Dior Hydra Life BB Crème is very drying and in less than a couple of hours I was really regretting my purchase of this insanely priced product.
For the last claim of being effective against blemishes I can't really go into detail because I didn't really have any before applying the product. But I certainly did afterwards!
I'm really disappointed with this product, considering the amount I paid for it, but unfortunately my inner frugal being is forcing me to use up the product instead of wasting money. As a lesson to myself and to anyone else ... only make a purchase if you can trial the product first. Get a sample or trial size if there is one because sometimes the big guns just don't warrant the cost.

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