I’m obsessed with Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation for its incredible light texture and good coverage at the same time. I think it’s probably one of the best foundations I’ve ever used. So, I’m surprised at how close the Kiko Liquid Skin Foundation is to it – and for half the price, as well. It’s easily a credible dupe.
Kiko Liquid Skin Foundation also contains skin care ingredients – hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and resveratrol, as well as an SPF15 so your skin stays supersoft. However, the one big difference I can see is that Dior is talc free, and Kiko is not. When I tested it out on my skin though, it really didn’t seem to make any difference. If I have one criticism of Diorskin Nude, it’s that it be slightly drying and almost as standard now, I add a tiny drop of skin oil to it which gets rid of that issue. Although I haven’t yet added it to Kiko Liquid Skin Foundation, the textures are so similar that I can see I might well do.
Kiko Liquid Skin Foundation is £18.90 HERE, with a colour selection of 18 shades (and there’s only two really dark shades), but Dior has only six and nothing for darker tones at all.
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Pupa’s Doll foundation looks just like this too. I really like it!
Oh interesting… I haven’t tried a KIKO foundation but Lily Pebbles was raving about another one I liked the sound of recently too. I just tried the Dior in-store the other day and thought it felt beautiful too, must pop back and get a sample if you’re such a fan.
I absolutely hate it when make up brands don’t cater to extra dark or extra light colours. I mean it is 2015, why haven’t these issues been resolved?
I did love nude air when I tried it last week so keen to give kiko a go! Can you tell us if nude air also has the ‘serum’ qualities of the kiko one (I suppose it does!) ? Does it have something like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and resveratrol?
Not especially.. it’s got ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, AMORPHOPHALLUS KONJAC ROOT POWDER but I’m not sure these are all that beneficial. it has got a higher SPF at 25 than Kiko’s 15. x
Yeah I’m tempted by the higher spf although shame they don’t include more ingredients to nourish the skin in the higher end product ! Is texture the same or similar for both? If so I’m tempted by kiko due to the extra ingredients. Shame about Dior – I thought that was why it was called serum de teint so I’m a bit disappointed.
I’ll be going to Barcelona soon and I’ll def be checking this out when I get to a Kiko!
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Hello Jane, I hadn’t really paid much attention to this one yet but I will reconsider it now having read your opinion which I highly respect 🙂
Agree about the bigger shade range than Dior’s – in fact with Dior we don’t even get shade 01 here (France – GRRRRRRRRR) which really annoys me as it’s mine!
PS – I hope you and your family had a happy Easter! 🙂
Sounds like a good foundation 🙂
very interesting comparisons. I bought a catrice foundation for 3.50 last week, and it is putting all my expensive bases to shame. `I am shocked as I thought my skin would never get on with a “cheapie” formula!
I do not have a understanding of it,but I may try
Thank you for this post. Which oïl do you add ?
I use the Body Shop Oil Serum x
Kiko is a fantastic brand! Have stocked up twice on trips to Spain and am amazed at how much you get for your Euros! The Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation is great if you’re not keen on a matte finish, the Eyeshadow Palettes are value for money and the colours remind me of Illamasqua re intensity of colour. Also check out the 3D Instant Volume Lipgloss. I’m in my 60s and have bought every brand under the sun but Kiko rates highly for me.
Some behind the scenes infos…..After some recent changes Kiko products are almost entirely made by Intercos, a company which has made make up for the past 40 years for the most famous world’s make up lines……….they make quality make up.
Getting used to this foundation – it’s lovely once it’s on but has a very dry texture when applying (for me it works best using small amounts one at a time rather than my usual routine of applying dots all over my face and then blending in as it dries almost instantly)…
Add a drop of facial oil to it.. I use the Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum Drops.. works a treat on ‘dry’ days x
Thanks Jane – will try this (I’ve become so used to tinted balm style foundations, I’ve forgotten what a traditional formula feels like)!
What is the shade you have?