The Dior Backstage Face & Body foundation is one of the foundations I picked up in the Sephora sale. I’d been eyeing it for a while and swatched it in store a few months ago to make sure I had a match. It replaced my L’oreal Fresh Wear foundation I had been working on for the past year. In this post I’ll provide swatches, first impressions, and thoughts on my newest foundation.
Name: DIOR BACKSTAGE Face & Body Foundation
Size: 1.6 oz/50 mL
Best Skin types to use it: Normal, dry, oily, combination
Number of shades: 50 (very fair, fair, light, light medium, medium, tanned, deep tanned, deep, very deep, deepest)
Undertones available: 6 (neutral, warm, cool rosy, cool, warm peach, warm olive)
Packaging: Outer packaging is a non-excessive cardboard box. Foundation comes in a clear, squeezable plastic bottle with a silver twist-off top
Claims (per the packaging): Waterproof, ultra-buildable, sweat-resistant
First five ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, aqua (water), alcohol, trimethylsiloxysilicate, polyurethane-35. Check full ingredients list on the packaging as well as the brand’s website to determine potential allergens.
Here is what the Dior Backstage foundation looks like compared to others in my collection.
I love the simple packaging and ease of use. The texture is a bit watery so it wears very well with my water-based primers. Higher end brands are known for putting a fragrance in their products and it’s strong in this. Alcohol is high in the ingredient’s list so I prepped my skin using a hydrating moisturizer and primer.
I applied the foundation around 7:20am and washed it off when I got home around 6:00pm. I used the Milk Hydro Grip primer, Sephora Micro Smooth pressed foundation powder, and the Morphe Continuous Mist setting spray. The finish is natural and feels very lightweight.
You can see in the pics how it looked when I first applied it and how it looked after a few hours (which is also how it looked at the end of the day). My t-zone gets oily and you can see in the 2nd picture how my oils started to form around my nose. It started around the 3 hour mark and stayed like that until I washed it off.
The scent being strong in this formula doesn’t bother me because it goes away after application. I did find that I had to work in sections because the formula dries down kinda quick.
The brand claims the foundation to be medium buildable coverage but I was okay with just applying one layer. My dark spots were showing through more by the end of the day but I don’t mind that. The shade was a pretty good match and didn’t seem
All in all, I loved how it wore throughout the day. I can see this being in my foundation rotation for the summer because it’s super lightweight and it looks like skin. Plus my oil wasn’t out of control.
Stay tuned to see more reviews and swatches for other foundations.