If you’ve haven’t already noticed, Singapore has been hitting all-time highs in heatwaves this year—and with the looming threat of global warming, it seems that it’s only going to get hotter from hereon out. But life goes on, even when we’re sweating through our shirts and melting through the makeup. But let’s face it, we’re not about to head out the house with less than flawless skin.
Of course, while we completely understand the woes of getting your makeup ruined by the ghastly heat, that’s simply no reason to compromise on your base routine. Been there, done that. Having gone through all the woes of wearing a full-face under the scorching sun, there’s seems to be more merits in going bare than dealing with the consequences. Matte cushions ending up cakey around the nose and cushions that claim to give you glowy, glass skin simply rubs off being under the heat—and that’s only the start of the long list of problems when it comes to wearing cushion foundations under the sun. Enter our summer holy grail, the new Dior Forever Cushions.
The pursuit of excellence never ends, and Dior attests to that. The Maison has long cemented its status in the beauty realm with the It girls and editors for its renowned lip oil, but that’s not to say the rest of its range doesn’t deserve the spotlight. Now in two finishes, the Dior Forever Cushion Foundation and the Dior Forever Skin Glow Cushion sees through with long lasting finishes, both encapsulated within an ever-chic case, reminiscent of the iconic Lady Dior design—both here to save your hot girl summer makeup woes.
Infused with wild pansy extract for maximum hydration and all-day wearability, the transfer-proof formulations adapt seamlessly with various skin types for that ‘my skin but better’ finish. What sets the two cushions apart? The Dior Forever Cushion ends with an almost matte complexion containing SPF35 PA+++, while the Dior Forever Skin Glow Cushion—as its name suggests, results in a radiant finish with SPF50 PA+++ for optimum protection from external aggressions and sun rays.
Our tip to make it last? Load up on moisturiser the night before to prep your skin, and on the day of application, simply opt for a lightweight moisturiser and primer. Before using the cushion, make sure to pat in all the moisturiser and primer to avoid the foundation from caking up. Our favourite thing about the cushions are how buildable they are, so be sure to start with a thin layer of product so you have the option to build up the coverage, or leave your skin looking natural all day long.
With that said, no look is complete without a touch of colour to the cheeks. Now in four different finishes; matte, satin, shimmer and holographic, all of which are formulated with 90% natural origin ingredients. The fine pigments of the blush only speaks to the dedication of Dior, as the creation of the Rouge Blush has been developed to perfection to adhere to the skin seamlessly.
Think of it as watercolour paints—the first application gives a light wash of colour, and as it layers, the vibrancy comes through without overpowering its surroundings.
Our tip for these blushes? After building the colour on the apples of your cheeks, lightly dust the remaining powder onto the tip of your nose, forehead and chin for that sunkissed look—be careful not to go overboard on the rest of your face, or you may risk loosing the focal point on your cheeks.
The Dior Forever Cushions are now available for pre-order on the Dior Beauty Online Boutique, and will be launching in August, while the Rouge Blush is now available at Dior Beauty Boutiques and Sephora stores islandwide.