The foundation uses titanium to smooth out the skin's imperfections and 'intelligent pigments' which they say work by capturing the light to enhance the skin especially the cheekbones. They also say it banishes the look of wrinkles and dull skin in photos so you can be perfectly selfie ready at any time.
The Dior packaging is as classic and simple as usual, and I like that it's square so it doesn't go rolling around your table. I set out all my makeup I am using that morning on my table (well ok, I dump it on the table) so it's nice that it doesn't roll off and fall onto the floor. The pump dispenser is very precise, I use 2 or 3 pumps for my whole face as only a small amount comes out at a time, which is more economical.
Feel and Finish
The foundation is very lightweight but gives great full coverage, any red bits or dull bits disappeared and even my dark circles didn't need as hefty an application of concealer as usual, which was very impressive. I don't have any major blemishes but it does cover my small ones very easily whilst not looking heavy. I think the finish is very natural and is like your own skin, just better.
They sell a sponge (and actively tell you that you need it) when you purchase this foundation. I'm sorry but I can't stand sponges, they never seem to be able to be properly cleaned to me, so I use a foundation brush (Elf Studio) or my fingers, which work perfectly. No reason to buy the sponge if you don't want to. I also feel they absorb so much foundation you waste a lot, and at around £32 for a bottle of foundation, I do not want to waste any.
I had high expectations from this foundation and they met them all. I am loving this for for every day and evening, the coverage is perfect for me and I feel that this is a better version of Dior Nude foundation, with a more lightweight feel and gives you more of a glow, making your skin look like it has a natural radiance. I am impressed with the new generation of foundations using intelligent technology to improve their application and effects, it definitely makes a difference.
It looks like its RRP in the UK is £32.00 but it is currently on offer at Debenhams
(as of 24th October 2014)