The 1st Dior Colour and Glow Powder, combining dazzling shades with flesh tones for a radiant fresh glow. With its Kabuki mini-brush, this powder comes in 4 colour harmonies: 2 pink harmonies to add a touch of freshness and a highlighting effect, and 2 apricot harmonies for a vibrantly sensual glow.
For more information about the products and collection, you can check out this post.
In this post, I will be sharing my thoughts about the Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder in 001 Aurora & 003 Zenith. I have also included a mini step-by-step tutorial on how I use them to create natural, healthy looking skin.
Retailing at S$84 for 10g of product, made in France – this Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder comes with a mini kabuki brush which is such a steal (for me at least). Nestled in a precious round case in white bronze, engraved with the Dior canework motif and decorated with the embossed NUDE logo – this incredibly chic object is a must-have this Summer.
The Nude Tan formulas contain translucent mineral prisms that adjust to the skin tone and the surrounding light.
The skin tone is enhanced with a sheer, natural finish. Inside the Diorskin Nude range, with the Nude Tan powders, active mineralised water is enriched with a sweet orange extract to boost microcirculation with each application, the skin glows with vitality and looks more and more beautiful.
I believe Dior released 4 shades in total, including 002 Sunlight and 004 Sunset which are missing locally. I am not sure if the ones we are getting here are Asian Exclusive versions but it would be nice to see all the 4 made it to our shores. Much like last year’s Electric Tropics Collection – we only got 003 First Light, a highlighter (which I love) instead of the bronzers.
I believe Dior also launched a range of new bronzers which never made their way here either.
With all the little ramblings aside, I am enjoying both the Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder very much.
- 001 Aurora – the lighter of the two, contains a combination of shimmering apricot-pink and beige-tan
- 003 Zenith – the darker of the two, contains a combination of shimmering apricot-peach and a deeper version of beige-tan
From the combinations, I think Aurora is more suitable for fair-medium skin tones whereas Zenith is possibly more suited for those with medium-deeper skin tones.
These Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder seems to be a cross between several products, namely – a highlighter, a bronzer, a sculpting powder, an over all finishing powder. There are many ways to use them and I think they are versatile and multi-functional.
Here are a few ways on how they can be used;-
Because it’s merely visible on my skin, I like to use it as a finishing powder so to speak – to warm up my skin tone. Simply use a big fluffy brush to lightly sweep across the entire face. This is particularly helpful if you foundation is a tad lighter.
I also like to use Aurora as a highlighter when I am using an orange/coral/peach tone blush – the subtle glow is irresistible.
If you want, you can also use this shade for contouring your nose bridge etc. – this shade is not too deep thus it’s quite natural.
- Because this shade is a tad more obvious on my skin tone, I hardly use it as a finishing powder. But I enjoy using it to sculpt my cheek bones and I often bring it up to my temples and jaw line as this will help “slim” down my face. I am aware that some people prefer using a matte sculpting powder or bronzer to do so – for me, I am fine with both as this application is nothing too loud.
- For Zenith, I can also use it as a blush from the hollows of my cheeks, blend upwards to create a soft and natural gradient.
- This shade can also be used to lightly contour eye socket/crease if you are up for a “barely-there” look.
Below, I have a mini tutorial – the steps are exactly how I normally use it apart from the other ways stated above. I guess these steps applies to most bronzing/sculpting/highlighting products.
I already have all my makeup done in the above picture except bronzer/blush/highlighter on my face.
Start with Aurora (the lighter shade).
I am using the Hakuhodo Kokutan Saikoho Kinoko Brush (small) to pick up all shades from the pan.
Lightly dust product onto my jaw line, the hollows of my cheeks, forehead and chin – sometimes, I will bring it down center of my nose.
If you are after a very natural, subtle glow – you may leave it as just this. But if you are after something a little more defined, follow through Step 2 below.
- Using the same brush, pick up Zenith (the darker shade) and lightly dust over my jaw line, hollows of my cheeks and blend upwards – to my temples.
This will add more definition to the face and sharpen features. You can add a little more along the hollows of your cheeks and blend upwards to create a soft gradient – you may not need a blush after.
Use a big fluffy finishing brush to lightly blend everything together to blur the edges.
This will make application of products appear seamless and not patchy.
Below is the finished look without any blush. Add a pop of blush on the apples of the cheeks if needed.
As you can see, the overall effect is still natural and subtle but the entire face seems less flat and has more dimension. So, don’t be afraid to try – you may not get this the first time but practice makes perfect. Start off by applying a little and layer on more pigments for more definition – be light-handed the first few trials.
Back to the Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder in 001 Aurora & 003 Zenith. I do think that they work wonderfully as a pair and I enjoy using both together. And, I think they are lovely additions to my current array of face products. Absolutely must-haves from my side.
The product alone is not scented. The powder is very finely milled and lightweight. Texture is soft to touch and feels rather luxurious. I am loving the white bronze magnetic casing, so chic looking and classy but it’s a finger print magnet and I suspect mine will be filled with scratches if I don’t use the velvet pouch that comes together with the product.
The mini kabuki brush that comes with the product feels soft and has a nice grip but I haven’t washed nor used it yet – thus I won’t be able to comment much.
I hope you have enjoyed this review and hope the mini tutorial above helped some of you. I know it can get a little scary thinking of bronzer sometimes – some of you may not want to look tan etc. but in this era, many products out there are versatile enough to give you take extra kick without being overly exaggerating.
Thank you for reading, have a wonderful day ahead.