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Diorskin Nude Tan Bronzer Review

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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


  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

    • 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

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

    It looks gorgeous on you :)

    xx from Iceland

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

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