Diorskin Nude Tan Bronzer Review

Model Beauty Review

This bronzer from Dior is absolutely gorgeous. I posted this picture of it on Instagram a while ago but didn’t have the courage to actually use it properly because I didn’t want to rub the beautiful lettering off! (Oh, silly me.)

The Diorskin Nude Tan could well be the bronzer of the summer for me; it’s a beautifully soft and buildable colour with a very natural finish. The product name, Nude Tan, is pretty much the best description you could ask for – if you’re looking to create a natural glow that subtly sculpts the face and gives a sophisticated “touch of sun” then this is definitely for you!

Dior Nude Tan

it took Ruth the best part of Saturday to perfect her scary “face in the mirror”

I have the bronzer in Sunlight, but there are three other shades. Sunlight will suit fair and fair-medium skintones – there’s a warmth to the bronzer but it’s not at all orangey and the pale pink and apricot hints really brighten dull skin. Apart from the bronzer itself being really quite a winner, the packaging is luxe and heavy and the compact comes with a mini kabuki brush which actually (for once!) does an alright job! I still prefer a big powder brush (Chanel or Suquu are current favourites!) but the kabuki is soft, cute and buffs the colour in nicely.

You can either swoosh the powder very loosely and lightly beneath the cheekbones, or, if you’re after a more stylised look, have a go at the shading from the Tom Ford videothat I filmed recently. A bit more of a “look”.

Hopefully you can see from the photographs that this is a really easy-to-wear and natural bronzer – I love that it has peachy, pinky tones that offset the tan, it’s exactly how you’d tan naturally. There’s no filter on the photographs of my face, I just took the pictures on my iPhone in front of the hotel window at the weekend, so what you see is what you get. If you’re wondering what MIRACLE is going on with my base, I’ll tell you: ByTerry Cover-Expert, Shade 9, see here for life-changing details.

The Dior Nude Tan is available with free UK delivery from Escentual.com for £35.25 or for £37 from JohnLewis.com

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  1. June 18, 2012 / 6:24 pm

    How beautiful! May have to treat myself to this!

  2. Ulricha
    June 18, 2012 / 6:33 pm

    Hey Ruth! Is there glitter in the bronzer? It looks lovely…

    Love your blog and your videos.

    Hugs from Denmark

    • Ruth
      June 18, 2012 / 7:10 pm

      There’s a shimmer in half of it, but the effect isn’t really that shimmery at all! x

      • Ulricha
        June 20, 2012 / 5:51 pm

        Ok, thank you! Planing on buying it then :)

  3. Martina
    June 18, 2012 / 7:32 pm

    Oh, I have the same bronzer same shade, I bought it a few weeks ago and I LOVE it! Even thought I also waited some days before using it because I didn’t want to ruin the beautiful pattern! Lol

  4. June 18, 2012 / 7:43 pm

    Great post! Funny… Thanks for the laughs – they’re so appreciated!

  5. June 18, 2012 / 8:57 pm

    You look gorgeous! :) Which one do you like more, this or TF new bronzer? Thx!

    • Ruth
      June 18, 2012 / 9:47 pm

      Oooh, such a hard question! This one is easier to use for a really easy natural glow, the other is more “glam”. I need both! xx

  6. ei
    June 18, 2012 / 10:10 pm

    I got this a few weeks ago but in the lightest version – (I think it’s called Healthy glow). I agree it’s a great powder. I love dior stuff. They did a tinted moisturiser type product last year which was limited edition called Nude Glow and it looks great over that

    • Ruth
      June 19, 2012 / 9:23 am

      The Complexion Enhancer? That’s INSANELY good, I can’t believe they didn’t make it permanent!

  7. Dana
    June 19, 2012 / 3:17 am

    Oh,I am SO in love with By Terry! I tried it after your lovely review. I wear the same shade and I am (not so) patiently waiting for it to arrive in the mail! :) Thank you for all of your wonderful tips, Ruth. :) I will have to check out the bronzer. I am a new fan of bronzer now….again, thanks to you!

    • Ruth
      June 19, 2012 / 9:23 am

      My pleasure Dana! xx

  8. alice
    June 19, 2012 / 3:45 am

    hey ruth,
    how do you think this compare to the guerlain mosaic bronzer (terracota sheer bronzing powder)? This one seems really tempting but I don’t want two similar powders!

    • Ruth
      June 19, 2012 / 9:22 am

      I haven’t tried the Guerlain, Alice! Can you get to a counter to have a try? xx

  9. Ayla
    June 19, 2012 / 7:09 am

    It looks like Mr Bear is hugging you from behind..(or I really need to put my glasses on!:)

    • Ruth
      June 19, 2012 / 9:21 am

      Haha!!! Someone else said that on Facebook, it really made me laugh!

  10. June 19, 2012 / 12:31 pm

    I love your blog…seriously no one´s funnier than you. please don´t ever change your style of writing…it´s fab!

  11. June 19, 2012 / 3:54 pm

    Oh dang it! I may have to get this one, hahaha…

    It looks gorgeous on you :)

    xx from Iceland

  12. Melanie
    June 20, 2012 / 7:05 am

    I have that Bronzer, too and it was also sold to me as an all over enhancer. So at my Dior counter they had this one (and another one), which is called Tan Bloom and then they have two Tan Sun, that are meant only as Bronzer to contour basically. Do you have one of those, too. And you got me hooked on By Terry. I ordered the Cover Expert and the Touch Expert yesterday. :-) Can’t wait for it to arrive.

    • Ruth
      June 20, 2012 / 10:14 am

      Oh you are going to LOVE the ByTerry! I haven’t tried the Tan Bloom or Tan Sun, must try them next time I’m in town! x

  13. June 20, 2012 / 11:27 am

    wow, that looks so beautiful and natural on you, Ruth! I swatched the Nude Tan and Healthy Glow and both seemed a bit too orangey on my skin tone for some reason–definitely not what i was expecting. That’s why I passed and ended up with the Burberry Sheer Summer Glow instead

  14. Eva
    June 20, 2012 / 8:43 pm

    As it so happens I dropped my Guerlain bronzer yesterday. so ‘sadly’ I was forced to buy this one. Hope it arrives soon :D

    And mr. Bear is SO cute.

  15. cecilia
    June 21, 2012 / 5:13 pm

    Could you do a video on this look? It’s THE perfect summer make-up, and I’d love to see how the by Terry foundation works. Also, what foundation brush would you recommend putting it on with? x

    • Ruth
      June 21, 2012 / 7:27 pm

      I just use fingertips! There are a few vids with this foundation, have a look at the Audi Polo Makeup vid! x

  16. Lisa
    June 25, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    Ruth, I am, I’d say, a shade fairer then you and have freckles, so can you recommend which shade of the By Terry base and Dior bronzer would suit me? Thankyou. x

    • Ruth
      June 25, 2012 / 9:35 pm

      Same bronzer, wouldn’t want to guess at the foundation as I can’t see you! x

  17. June 28, 2012 / 7:44 pm

    oh dearie me.. i have been on a right makeu-up spend this month.. searching for that ‘bronzing glow’.. Guerlain, Chanel and now i have to check this out! what is going on :) this looks lovely on you Ruth.. might have to check out the deeper palette for my skin tone ..xoxo

  18. Mia
    June 29, 2012 / 7:29 pm

    Hi there,I was researching this product, because I fell in love with the packaging, and I actually wanted to buy the “proper” bronzer version of it, but you changed my mind and I think I am going to get this Healthy glow one! I also want to buy Dior amber diamond highlighter, what do you think about that? I heard it is great! But for some reason nobody talkes about the other shade the rose one. Is that not as good? I have fair skin, in mac NW20 (blond, blue eyes). I have redness in my face so perhaps the rose shade would emphasize that? What do you think? Which one should I go for? Thank you!

    • Ruth
      June 30, 2012 / 11:05 am

      Haven’t tried that highlighter! I’ll have a mooch next time I’m in town! x

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