22nd August 2019

DIOR Forever Foundation: The Review & Swatches

DIOR Forever Skin Caring Foundation Review and Swatches

Foundations don’t get much more iconic than Forever. That’s why when DIOR announced they were reformulating it back in January, the beauty world took a big gulp, myself included. Millions of people could have been without their go-to base had this update gone wrong, but in true DIOR style, Forever returned even better than before, and with a different name, Forever Matte.

Forever didn’t just relaunch with innovative skincare ingredients and a luxurious new bottle, no that would be too obvious. The best-selling foundation returned with an offering for every skin type. We now have Forever Matte, and Forever Skin Glow. Glow offers the original Forever’s long-lasting, full-coverage formula in a radiant finish. No wonder Natalie Portman loves this franchise so much!

So, what can you expect to learn in this edit? Well, we’ve (hopefully) answered all of your questions about Forever, plus we’ve swatched all the shades in both finishes. All you need to do is choose whether you’re team matte or glow…

 

Your Questions Answered

Let’s start by learning more about the Forever Foundation…DIOR Forever Skin-Caring Foundation SPF35 Matte

Is DIOR Forever Foundation being discontinued?

Hopefully, this edit has provided you with this answer. But, to cut a long story short; the original has been discontinued and replaced with an updated matte version, and a new glow version.

 

How is Forever Matte different to the discontinued Forever?

Fans of the original will be happy to know that the change is negligible. The formula feels the same, and looks the same (your skin will look as flawless as before), and lasts even longer – 24 hours to be exact. The only things to note are new ingredients: pansy extract, which provides a dose of hydration, and rosehip extract which protects against external aggressors.

The new shades are also worth highlighting. The original Forever’s shades tended to lean more to the pink side, but now yellow and green undertones are catered for too.

 

How is Forever Skin Glow different to Forever Matte?

It’s as simple as the finish on the skin is different. Skin Glow will leave the complexion with dewy-satin effect, while Matte offers a natural-looking velvet finish. The hero ingredients are the same; you’ll still get the moisturising power of pansy extract and the pollution protection from rosehip extract, plus the luxe glass bottle, but this time it has Skin Glow stamped on the front.

 

Will DIOR Forever Foundation cause flashback?

No. Every before and after photo in this edit (scroll to see them) has been taken with flash and there’s not a ghostly complexion in sight!

 

How do I choose the right Forever Foundation shade?

Worried that more options mean it’s harder to find your match? Don’t worry, DIOR’s made it easy by splitting the line-up into fair, light, medium and dark. So, find the skin tone that’s the closest match to you then consider your undertone (that’s what the letter in the shade name refers to). If you have cool undertones your skin will be slightly pink, red or blue; if you have warm undertones your skin will lean to peach, yellow, or golden; and if you’re neutral you’ll have a mixture of them all.

N = Neutral

C = Cool

W = Warm

WO = Warm Olive

WP = Warm Peach

 

 Forever Matte: Swatches

Now, it’s the fun part, the swatches. First, let’s explore Matte…DIOR Forever Matte Foundation Swatches and Review DIOR Forever Matte Foundation Swatches and Review

DIOR Forever Skin-Caring Foundation SPF35 – Matte

✔️ Velvet-matte finish.

✔️ Medium-to-full coverage, without a mask-like effect.

✔️ Tightens pores.

✔️ 24-hour longevity.

✔️ SPF 35.

✔️ Hydrates.

✔️ Protects against pollution.

✔️ Best for oily skin, combination skin, or those that like a shine-free finish.

 

Before and After: Forever Matte

Here’s how the mattifying base looks on different skin tones.Before and After DIOR Forever Skin-Caring Foundation SPF35 Matte Model Wears 0N Neutral

Model: Nikki, Escentual Customer Supervisor.

Shade: ON Neutral.

ON is the fairest shade in the Forever Matte range. Thanks to its neutral undertone, it complements Nikki’s complexion beautifully.

Before and After DIOR Forever Skin-Caring Foundation SPF35 Matte Model Wears Shade 2WO Warm Olive

Model: Tiffany, Escentual Warehouse Operative.

Shade: 2WO Warm Olive.

Forever Matte 2WO’s warm hue pairs well with the yellow undertones of Tiffany’s skin.

Before and After DIOR Forever Skin-Caring Foundation SPF35 - Matte Model Wears 3WO Warm Olive

Model: Ceryn, Escentual Communications Editor.

Shade: 3WO Warm Olive.

Here’s a perfect example of when to match your foundation to your neck rather than your face. After a 2-week holiday and plenty of SPF on my face, I needed Forever Matte in 3WO’s yellow undertones to match my body to my face.


Before And After DIOR Forever Skin-Caring Foundation SPF35 - Matte Model Wears 6N Neutral

Model: Mima, Fashion Blogger.

Shade: 6N Neutral.

Mima, one of our favourite Cardiff bloggers found the right fit in Forever Matte 6N; its neutral undertone works well with the mixture of tones in her skin.

 

Forever Skin Glow: Swatches

Next up it’s Glow! The same Forever formula in a glow finish…DIOR Forever Matte Foundation Swatches ReviewDIOR Forever Matte Foundation Swatches and Review

DIOR Forever Skin Glow Skin-Caring Foundation SPF35

✔️ Dewy finish.

✔️ Shine-free glow.

✔️ Medium-to-full coverage.

✔️ 24-hour wear.

✔️SPF 35.

✔️ Plumps and tightens.

✔️ Hydrates.

✔️ Protects against pollution.

✔️ Best for dry skin, combination skin, or those that love to glow.

 

 

Before and After: Forever Skin Glow

Here’s how the natural, glowy base looks on different skin tones.Before and After DIOR Forever Skin Glow Skin-Caring Foundation SPF35 Model Wears 0N Neutral

Model: Nikki, Escentual Customer Supervisor.

Shade: ON Neutral.

Nikki’s fair skin is a perfect match for the lightest shade in the Forever Skin Glow Foundation collection, ON Neutral.

Before and After DIOR Forever Skin Glow Skin-Caring Foundation SPF35 Model Wears 2WO Warm Olive

Model: Tiffany,  Escentual Warehouse Operative.

Shade: 2WO Warm Olive.

Tiffany’s skin has a yellow undertone that pairs beautifully with the Forever Skin Glow Foundation in shade 2WO.

Before and After DIOR Forever Skin Glow Skin-Caring Foundation SPF35 Model Wears 3WO Warm Olive

Model: Ceryn, Escentual Communications Editor.

Shade: 3WO Warm Olive.

My post-holiday glow has been enhanced with the yellow undertones of Skin Glow in shade, 3WO.

Before and After DIOR Forever Skin Glow Skin-Caring Foundation SPF35 Model Wears 6N Neutral

Model: Mima, Fashion Blogger.

Shade: 6N Neutral.

Mima wears Forever Glow in 6N; the neutral undertones in the foundation help to balance the different tones in her complexion.

 

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