Review: Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion

Yoohoo~! I’m guessing you guys have heard of storm chasers? Well I’m a legit sun chaser – I always have to check out the sunlight before I can take any of my Instagram or blog photos, cos these provide the best lighting. I suppose the megawatt smile on my face (grinning like a Cheshire cat) could also light up the place as well, especially with the sudden influx of cushion foundations this Spring Summer. 😀

Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion (1)Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion – S$105

Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion poster2This cushion is meant to be used in conjunction with the newly-launched Brightening Perfect Skin Creator (which is kind of like a primer/brightening base)

Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion poster

Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion (11)

Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion (2)

Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion (4)

Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion (3)

Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion (5)

Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion (6)The cushion here is slightly tougher compared to the other western brands

Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion (7)Shade 020 here on my fingertip

Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion (8)

Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion (9)

Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion (10)Wearing shade 010 – this is available in 3 shades [005, 010 and 020]

I say…

The Packaging: It’s the usual compact casing – ya’know, the inbuilt mirror, tray that functions as an airlock as a sponge tray. It does come with a flat surface top, which I like cos it means I can stack my other cushions on top of it.

  • Note: This is not compatible with the other western brands like YSL’s Le Cushion, Biotherm’s Evermoist CC, Bobbi Brown, and Lancome’s Blanc Expert High Coverage. However, unlike the other western cushions, the refill of this Dior cushion foundation is compatible with the BB cushions of Laneige, Etude House, IOPE, Etude House and Hera – which isn’t surprising considering that Dior has signed a MOU with AmorePacific (aka the company that produces the aforementioned Korean brands) to tap on its technology, which I’m guessing includes its cushion foundation foam, casing, refills, etc.

The Scent: It smells nice and fragrant  and very, very slightly remniscent of some other Kbeauty product that I can’t recall at the moment. It’s no big deal though – as long as it smells nice, I’m cool with it 😀

The Texture / The Finish: It’s lightweight and very hydrating, which is a pro (moisture for the skin!) and con (shine bright like a diamond, anybody?). , To be honest, I wasn’t really expecting much when I first tried on this cushion at the department store beauty counters. The BA recommended shade 005 for me, which was slightly sheer/natural. However, shade 010 did give a surprisingly decent medium level of coverage. Dark eye circles cannot be covered completely though. Upon first application, I was all “Oooh~!” cos the coverage was good, the skin was brightened, and had a somewhat acceptable level of dewiness.

The Verdict: There’s one O word that I really dislike – no, no, not that O. I’m talking about oxidisation – alas, this oxidises 😦 After about 4-5 hours, I could see patches forming all over the chin (and basically everywhere that my sebum glands were beginning their production). They can be easily removed by patting a tissue on your face, but this means that your makeup/coverage level is also lessened – you can see that the tissue lifts off quite a bit of product. Any product that oxidises immediately goes to the bottom of my To-use list, simply cos I can’t be whipping out a mirror to check on my face all the time. Sigh pie. It doesn’t have much oil control either, so after about 3-4 hours, the face glow starts morphing into a face shine. Its weartime isn’t anything to shout about either – perhaps 3-4 hours at best. However, if you’ve got dry or combi-dry skin type or are going to a country with a dry climate, this would be suitable for you. It gives a decent natural coverage and keeps your skin hydrated while looking slightly radiant. For my fellow oily/combi-oily skintype pals, I’d say let’s stick to either Lancome or Biotherm (for western cushion foundations). For something with less oxidisation or a more matte finish, try Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Cushion BB.

 

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10 thoughts on “Review: Dior DiorSnow Bloom Perfect Perfect Moist Cushion

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  4. Oh.. that was messed up, wasn’t it. For a brand like CD they need to improve this product. I can see why it has signed a MOU with AP. Korean brands dominate this technology, while European brands are still wondering how to do a decent job regarding for example a Cushion Foundation. CD, leader in skincare progress, learning from Eastern technology, I love that!Thanks for the recommendations in European brands regarding cushion foundations? By the way, have you tried the one made by L’Oreal, True Match™ Lumi Cushion Foundation? I have not yet tried it but want some opinions first about it. The only cushion foundation I have is by Missha, shade 23, it’s too clear for me. Have a great week.:D

    • Yeah it was a clever business move to tap on AmorePacific’s existing technology. I’m somewhat reminded of Laneige’s BB cushion (not the pore control one) when applying this Dior Perfect Moist Cushion, cos the former would oxidise rather obviously on my face too.

      Nope I haven’t gotten my hands on that yet – I actually have a list of cushion foundations from western brands that I wanna try, but I haven’t had the time to go hunt them down online heh. I’ve got Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder and Shu Uemura cushions to try out as well. Too little face, too many cushions 😀 L’Oreal is one worth trying – I hope to get my hands on it soon! I suspect / guess Maybelline might have one soon, cos they did email me last year to find out my opinions about BB cushions.

      • Interesting thoughts, Dalja, Thanks for sharing them here! I have always loved Shu Uemura products, including the oil cleanser. So many cushions, so little time, right? 😀 Thanks again!

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  6. I only got a refill in 005, because it fits into my AP compact. It’s an OK cushion, but just OK. The price they charge for it in Japan is totally unjustified. It’s on par with Etude House, I’d say. Except EH doesn’t oxidize like crazy.
    Honestly, in about 10 minutes after application there was no difference between 005 and 010 swatches.
    The smell reminds me a bit of Primera cushion. Or maybe it’s just my nose.
    The ingredients are disappointing, too. The Edelweiss extract is at the very end of the ingredient list. I’ll try to find an AP branded cushion with the most similar ingredient list. I’m curious to find out what it’s going to be.

    The Shu Uemura cushion was just dreadful (though sponsored reviews were uniformly glowing). I’m waiting for the Estee Lauder one (will be released in JP this Friday) and YSL (next Friday). I played with the YSL one last weekend pre-release and it’s very nice.
    The Bobbi Brown one is a joke, sadly.

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