September 30, 2022

DIOR Forever Skin Glow Hydrating Foundation in shade 3N Review and Swatches

I cheated on my long term favorite, Double Wear Foundation by Estee Lauder for this Dior Forever Skin Glow foundation and things did not workout exactly as I had hoped for. This Dior Foundation looked amazing on Sephora shelves so I got myself color matched to the shade 3N and bought it in an instance. Little did I know that betrayals came at a price and for me that price was the oxidation! Yes this perfect shade for my skin tone turns into an awful orange shade within 10 minutes of application. More on this with comparison swatches in today's blog.
DIOR Forever Skin Glow Hydrating Foundation in shade 3N

The Dior Forever Skin Glow Hydrating Foundation promises up to 24 hours of wear and provides visibly radiant medium-to-full coverage but of course, I still need concealer for some acne marks on my cheeks. It contains Iris Extract to guards against oxidation which clearly did not work for me. What did work was how it made my skin look hydrated and glowy thanks to the Hibiscus Extract which helps renew the look of skin and Wild Pansy Extract that maintains hydration for healthy looking skin. 

I also felt that it added a bit of shine to my skin so I used a finishing powder to set everything, however, the main issue for me was how orange it made me look. I did a comparison swatch and I felt that even though the shade 3N which is for light to medium skin tones with neutral undertones was a bit too pink in the first place and then just started to look weird after application. I would suggest going a shade lighter than your usual shade, if you like this formula, which truly is silky and a treat to apply to skin.  


From the swatches below you can see that this foundation is a perfect match for my skin tone!! So upset that it turns orange on my face! 

On the blended side of my wrist, its completely undetectable and since it adds shine to skin, under different lighting it tends to accentuate lines.

In direct sunlight
In indoor lighting
Comparison Swatches with my favorite Estee Lauder Double Wear in Tawny and Wheat and Guerlain L'Essentiel Foundation 

This new Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation comes in 42 shades is designed to be heat and humidity resistant. Since I live in a dry and cold climate, I can’t comment on that but I felt that it did transfer to clothing and it needed a touch up after a few hours. The oxidation of shade made me want to try a lighter shade but I do not think its a perfectly transfer proof foundation like some of the other ones I had tried in the past. I do not feel this foundation lived up to my expectations so I exchanged it with another one which I will share soon! So stay tuned for that!

Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation retails for $65 at Sephora Canada. Have you tried this foundation? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. I had the same problem despite having used a whole sample of this in same shade 1N yet when I got the full product it turned orange. I never had issues with the original sample