Dior #003 and #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serums Reviews, Photos, Swatches

#003

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum ($53.00 for 1.00 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium golden copper with warm undertones and faint pink and gold pearl. It was very sheer on its own, and when blended, I could barely detect any shimmer or sheen on my skin. It blended out decently but still had a tendency to lift and turn patchy if applied over any foundation (bare skin was fine, as there was nothing to disturb or lift)! When I tried to mix it in with my foundation, it seemed to cause it to separate more and break down faster (by about two hours) but had such barely-there effect that I would reach for so many other products in lieu of it or else use a dewier foundation. On its own, it seemed to last around six hours.

The formula is supposed to be a “highlighter serum” that be used alone, with foundation, and applied all-over the face. There are four shades (I only purchased two–I only saw two when I picked them up at Selfridges!) that seem to correspond with the Diorskin Nude Air powder highlighters in terms of the shade range. The formula has a thin, watery feel with a lot of slip that was harder to blend out without it blending out to almost nothing. It was also heavily scented with a powdery, floral fragrance that was overwhelming and noticeable for hours on the face.

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#004

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum ($53.00 for 1.00 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, gold-shimmered copper-brown with warm, orange undertones and a barely-there pearl finish. The texture was really thin and watery, and while I often find the liquid highlighters on the market to be fairly easy to pat onto the skin, this one looked patchy very easily. It was better over bare skin, but by the time I blended out the patchiness, it looked like I was wearing nothing at all–no real sheen, dewiness, or luminosity. It was easiest to work with by mixing in with my foundation or moisturizer but often made my liquid foundation have more slip and break down faster than it normally would and did not have much impact. From what I could tell when I wore it on its own (it was so, so subtle!), it lasted for six hours before turning patchy.

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Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #003 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Paradiso Eye & Cream Color
  • Tom Ford Nude Dip Eyeshadow Quad
  • Marc Jacobs Plum(age) Highliner Gel Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Tom Ford Paradiso (07) Moisturecore Lip Color

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I really love the Algenist luminizing drops, which I only discovered thanks to YOU, Christine (I got the mini set of 2 that you reviewed here) and, given the price and the superior quality of those beauties (I’ve since purchased one of the full sized bottles), those are the ones I’d choose over these from Dior.

Sheesh! These are just plain awful! Idk which thing I hate most about them; that formula sounds HORRID, or the fact that it heavily perfumed! Yuck!!! 😝

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