I feel SO fancy when I have brands like Dior in my makeup collection. Dior, in particular, always has iconic, luxurious packaging, and the price tag to match. The Dior Backstage Face & Body foundation is, however… an interesting contrast to their typical branding.
When you purchase Dior Backstage Face & Body foundation, you will receive a foundation with the following features:
- Plastic squeeze bottle
- Volume of 1.6 fl oz.
- $40 price tag
The Backstage Face & Body foundation, which is Dior, comes in a plastic squeeze bottle. Now, it’s not difficult to find foundations that come in plastic squeeze bottles. Products such as Make Up For Ever’s Matte Velvet Skin Full Coverage foundation comes in a plastic tube.
But it’s not Dior.
But they’re definitely not Dior.
All joking aside, I actually like the plastic bottle. It may not be as luxurious as a nice, elegant, glass bottle, but it’s lighter and more travel friendly. Besides, there are many other pros to Dior Backstage Face & Body.
With this foundation, you get 1.6 fluid ounces of product. The standard foundation only contains 1 fluid ounce. That’s almost 63% more product, which is actually a lot. Plus, Dior has priced Backstage Face & Body at $40, which is very comparable, if not even less expensive, than many higher end foundations on the market today. In fact, many of Dior’s other foundations are priced $12 to $22 higher than Backstage Face & Body.
Now, analytics aside, let’s take a look at how it really performs.
Formula & Coverage
Dior Backstage Face & Body is a relatively liquid consistency. This allows the foundation to spread easily over the skin, making it a very blendable formula. In fact, it’s one of the more blendable foundations in by collection.
In alignment with the liquid consistency, the formula has a rather light, but buildable, coverage. This makes Dior Backstage Face & Body foundation ideal for everyday wear, but if you prefer a fuller coverage, you may have to build it up quite a bit. Personally, I enjoy a lighter coverage, so this is a win for me. Here’s a (very) up close and personal idea of the coverage and finish:
I do so looooove the finish of Dior Backstage Face & Body. It is matte, so if that’s not your thing, this might not be for you. But it glides over the skin, blurs imperfections, and provides a very natural, seamless coverage. That’s exactly what I want in an everyday foundation!
There are 40 shades in this shade range. About half of these appear to be more geared towards lighter skin tones, which could make it more difficult for medium to deep skin tones to find a shade that matches them perfectly. I’m pretty fair, but I’m still the 5th lightest shade in the range, 1CR. Here’s how the shade 1CR compares to a few other foundation shades in my collection:
My best shade match is probably Clinique Beyond Perfecting in 0.5 Breeze or Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiere in 1C0. Dior 1CR is pretty close, as you can see, but just a bit lighter.
Having oily skin, it can be difficult to accurately judge the wear time of a foundation. Most foundations break down and disappear on me after about 8-10 hours. Dior Backstage Face & Body is no exception, unfortunately. I can get through my workday, but I do begin to see some separation in the evenings and into the night. This also doesn’t control my oils as well as some foundations, but it doesn’t make it any worse.
However, compared to some other foundations, it doesn’t look horrible at the end of the day. It’s light enough coverage that I don’t have excess product just accumulating in certain places on my face. Plus, for this type of foundation, the lasting power is actually pretty good. For the most part, light coverage foundations disappear on me after just a few hours.
I am continuously using this foundation on a daily basis. Currently, it’s actually my go-to when I’m working, especially since I wear a mask all day. This is a great mask-friendly foundation option! While I do wish it controlled oil a little better, I understand that the lighter formula can’t allow for that – and that’s okay with me.
As far as shade range, it’s great for us fair ladies. With many fair options to choose from, I can’t image you won’t be able to find your shade. However, with a less diverse medium-deep range, there is a possibility that other people won’t be able to find their perfect match, which isn’t ideal.
Have you tried Dior Backstage Face & Body foundation? Do you want to? Comment below and let me know your thoughts! And of course, thanks for reading!