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Dior Nude Air Ultra Fluid Serum Foundation | Swatch & My Thoughts

Dior Nude Air Ultra Fluid Serum Foundation

Nude Air Ultra Fluid Serum Foundation, a fairly new foundation by Dior. Mouthful name but what is so special about it!? Dior Nude Air Foundation introduced a unique serum-based formula that is ultra-lightweight and focus on emphasizing the beauty of natural skin.

Sounds interesting, isn’t it?

A couple of months ago my lust for ‘skin but the better’ type of makeup made me indulge in this foundation.

Dior Nude Air Ultra Fluid Serum Foundation

Dior says about the Nude Air Foundation,

  • An incredibly fine, exceptional texture.
    Made with oils that evaporate instantly, the talc-free Diorskin Nude Air formula deposits an undetectable film of makeup on the skin. Its high-precision dropper easily delivers exactly the right amount.
  • Perfectly natural-looking makeup in an instant.
    The formula enriched with soft-focus agents and glazed pigments produces an even, radiant complexion in an instant for perfect correction with a sheer finish. The complexion glows with natural beauty.
  • Day after day, all the benefits of a breath of pure fresh air for your skin.
    Dior introduces Oxygen Activ™ technology, an innovative combination of a hyper-oxygenated oil, Cranberry oil, vitamins, and minerals. Revitalized, the skin breathes and becomes more beautiful each day.
Dior Nude Air Ultra Fluid Serum Foundation

If I start, I can’t say enough about packaging. The packaging is just so beautiful, a luxe-looking matte glass bottle with a dropper. I do love everything about the packaging but again I do not feel the dropper is really user-friendly! The dropper head looks like metal but it is actually rubber made.

DiorSkin Nude Air Ultra Fluid Serum Foundation ( 30ml) offers 9 shade total (here in Malaysia I saw only 6 shade is available). Finding a perfect shade within these six (only!) wasn’t easy. Luckily there was two in my undertone and almost close. Although I got confused at the beginning, the shade (040) felt a tad bit lighter than my skin tone so I picked next shade (050) at first. When I got home then I realized 050 is way too dark for me. So I had to take 050 back and change with 040. After trying the shade 040 at home (there is those store lighting always to trick you and Sephora Malaysia doesn’t provide sample… phew!) I was finally satisfied that this is the match for me!
Nonetheless, I can not appreciate the minimum range of shade variations.

DiorSkin Nude Air Ultra Fluid Serum Foundation

DiorSkin Nude Air foundation has certainly serum-y texture that you can literally feel upon application, it’s that oil like sensation but evaporates within a second and the product turns into a velvety matte finish.

Before using the foundation I assumed it’s going to give demi-matte finish, it turned out to be matte yet not drying or cakey. About the fluid fact, yes it is fluid-y/watery (prior to the application you must shake the bottle to mix ingredients properly) which feels extremely lightweight on the skin. The foundation has quite a strong fragrance in it, I love that but some might not like that fact. It blends into the skin without leaving any trace, gives sheer finish (not sheer coverage)/soft focus, light to medium coverage and lasts throughout the day.

DiorSkin Nude Air Ultra Fluid Serum Foundation

Some say it gives super light coverage, I totally disagree with that. With one layer the foundation almost covers up uneven skin tone and minor imperfection and it is buildable to medium coverage. The best part about this foundation is no matter how much you layer it up it never cakes up.

The foundation doesn’t give any illuminating effect but it gives some kind of soft-focus that is literally noticeable (impressive, huh!?). As because it appears matte and velvety almost instantly once applied so powder setting process is not really necessary for this foundation.

However, with so many goodnesses there is a drawback as well. I found out DiorSkin Nude Air Foundation does sit on dry patches and kind of accentuate them. If you have any dry patch on your skin then you must prep your skin carefully beforehand.

A before and after picture below. I did prep my skin with moisturizer and foundation primer and applied one layer of DiorSkin Nude Air foundation with Beauty Blender (I prefer applying this foundation with BB).

DiorSkin Nude Air Ultra Fluid Serum Foundation

Usually, I use an illuminating primer usually which isn’t oil controlling or pore erasing ( I don’t have large pore). I do need to set T-zone with powder. FYI, I’m a combination skin type. DiorSkin Nude Air Foundation last on my skin all day without sliding or fading. If it’s a hot day and I’m under the sun only then shine appears on the skin within 4/5 hour.

DiorSkin Nude Air foundation has SPF 25 – PA++ in it, a plus point if you want a foundation for daily use. Additionally, it’s great for the night as well because it doesn’t give any white cast on the picture :) Needless to say, this is my new favorite foundation at the moment.

In a nutshell, DiorSkin Nude Air Serum Foundation is a weightless foundation that gives perfect skin-like undetectable (almost!!!) finish by its amazing blend-ability. It’s matte but it’s velvety, gives coverage but doesn’t cake up, has good lasting power.

I can’t tell how this foundation going to react on dry skin. However, I think it will be suitable for normal to combi to oily skin.

Limited shade range (only six!) of DiorSkin Nude Air Ultra Fluid Serum Foundation might be a problem for many, if you find your match then you’re lucky!

Shopping Info:

Available at Sephora or Dior Boutique | RM195 | SGD88 | £33 | $53

Hope you’ll find my thoughts on Dior Skin Nude Air Ultra Fluid Serum Foundation helpful. If you’re keen on a full coverage foundation then read my thoughts on Too Faced Born This Way Foundation. That is on a lower budget as well.

By the way,
what is your favorite foundation right now? Let me know, I love to try a new product :)

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  • Reply
    July 26, 2015 at 12:54 am

    I have heard so many great things about the DIOR founation. I committed to a more minimual life style. However, I really really really want to try this product. I may splurge and get it. It looks absolutely amazing on your skin.

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      Tamanna I.
      July 26, 2015 at 7:02 am

      Thanks Tee for dropping by.
      I totally feel you, I personally love drugstore product. Unfortunately in my country, Malaysia, it’s hard to find a dark(my) shade of drugstore foundation. I have to look for high-end when it comes to foundation. But good thing is foundation last me for atleast a year so I can consider getting a high-end product :)

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    Stephanie T
    July 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Great review, this foundation had great coverage! :)

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    Heena Shah-Dhedhi
    July 7, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    I find all your reviews so apt for me, cause maybe our skin tones and skin health are similar. Am sure to give this a try.
    – Heena,

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    maria clara novita kusumahati
    July 7, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    seriously the result is so amazing!
    it is so natural and pigmented on your skin.
    but the price is not that cheap :(

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    July 6, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Products from Dior should be great but pricey, would love to try them though. =)

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    Fatemah Sajwani
    July 6, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Honestly I don’t see a lot of difference on your face maybe due to the lighting.

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      Tamanna I.
      July 7, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      I admit that my camera doesn’t shoot pixel perfect picture actually moreover its an skin like foundation :) thats the best part that you can’t see any cakey face in ‘foundation applied’ part :)

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    July 6, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    I have heard some good reviews about Dior ‘s range. It sure did live up to the expectation.

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    Sana Sadiq
    July 6, 2015 at 3:09 am

    I’ve heard some great reviews about it but limited shade range is a major draw back.. This looks absolutely natural on your already flawless skin ^_^

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    July 5, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    love how it make your skin glow! your skin is really nice without it

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    July 5, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    your complexion is great with or without the foundation though!

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    July 4, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Coverage does look good, it seems to hide little discoloration in your swatches. You have got really nice flawless skin though :)

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    Isabella Wong (Life as a Petite)
    July 3, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    I don’t use foundation as I just don’t know where to begin in selecting the right one haha. I like how this is a pipette though, and the coverage is great even after one layer! Although your skin looked really great before as well :) x
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    Jadirah Sarmad
    July 2, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Wow, what’s better than a skin like foundation! :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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    Kylie cre8tone
    July 1, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Looks like a great product, I wanna try it now!

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    July 1, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Looks like a great foundation. I don’t use it often but this looks really good and I’ll have to check it out

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    July 1, 2015 at 1:00 am

    I really liked the packaging! The serum-like foundation is a totally new thing for me. The perfection that the foundation provides is visible. Loved how elaborate your review is. Thanks for sharing!

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    June 25, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    you are just so flawless even without this foundation

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      Tamanna I.
      June 29, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      aww! thank you :) but I do have flaws :p

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