[ Joy ] Review: IDS DD Diamond Dust Perfector | Make up base for mask wearing days
24 June 2021
Hi everyone! I am really excited to write about this because it is a very amazing product. There are a few things I tend to look out for in my skincare/makeup routine and flawless, good skin is ranked number 1. A good base product has to have 4 qualities - colour, consistency, finish and lasting effects. I will talk about each shortly. 
 
I have finally tried the highly raved IDS DD DIAMOND DUST BASE.
 

 

IDS DD DIAMOND DUST PERFECTOR

What: Makeup base
Suitable for: All skin types
Shade: One, fits most fair to medium skin tone
Size: 15 mL
Price: $69.55
Where to get: IDS stores/online
 
 
 

PROMISES:

1. Instantly minimises the appearance of enlarged pores and blemishes
2. Softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
3. Natural, smooth finish with sheer and weightless coverage
4. Improves skin tone and reduce redness
5. Long-lasting with SPF
6. Blends seamlessly into skin
 
 
 
This is quite a list of claims so let's get started!
 

PACKAGING

Pump applicator for easy dispersal of the product. One pump is usually more than enough for my whole face. 
 

 

COLOUR

Although only 1 shade is available,  it should still fit most people with light to medium skin tones. It also does not oxidise readily so what you see is what you get. 
 

 

CONSISTENCY

DD cream has a creamy consistency that spreads and blends into the skin easily. It dries quickly but you will have sufficient time to blend it out. 
 
 

FINISH

IDS DD Diamond Dust base's finish is incredible. I really like how it makes my skin looks. DD base dries matte and helps to blur out pores. Coverage can be light to light-medium and is extremely buildable. No cracking or unevenness even if you apply 2 or 3 layers. 
 
It gives off a very natural and glowy look and I like this for light or heavy makeup. It really looks like IDS has grounded diamonds and added them to the formulation. 
 
 

LASTING POWER

Decent lasting power but I like to dust a layer of loose powder on top to make the base last longer. 
Some parts can be rubbed off at the end of the day (around my nose, chin and cheeks). Recently, the hot weather makes my sweat a lot under my mask. The sweat, oil and heat will make it smudge slightly. I touch up by wiping the excess sebum with a tissue paper. 
 
 
 

SWATCH/WEAR TEST 

Left: Before | Right: After 
 
 
This is with 1 layer of IDS DD Diamond Dust. You can still see some darker spots/flaws but they are significantly lightened. 
 
My usual routine will be something like this:
Skincare > Sunblock > IDS DD Diamond Dust Perfect > Concealer > Loose powder 
 
 
 

REMOVAL 

Effortless to remove even with micellar water. Most of the time once is enough to get everything off. Did not experience any breakout or skin problems after incorporating it into my skincare. 
 
 
 

ON DRY SPOTS

It tends to emphasise dry spots/areas. My skin has been flakey and there are quite a few healing (and peeling) spots. Use a light hand and build coverage by layers. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Good skin doesn't come easy. I cannot stress this enough as wearing a mask changed my skin condition. Thus, the wrong skin care routine/makeup can cause breakouts. I am glad this doesn't. You can also wear IDS DD base on its own or underneath your foundation. The coverage is light but it is buildable to your liking (around medium coverage). I especially love how it makes my skin looks - softer with a natural glow. It is easy to apply (I use fingers) and remove. There is very minimal transfer but can smudge if it's too humid/hot under your mask.   
 
Pros:
- Buildable coverage
- Blend with fingers
- Good finish and glow
- Light on skin
- Does not clog pores
 
 
Cons:
- Can smudge under very humid/hot situation
- 1 shade, may not fit very tanned skintone
 
 
 
 
Colour: 4/5
Consistency: 4.5/5
Coverage: 3.5/5
Finish: 4.5/5
Oil control: 3.5/5
Lasting-power: 4/5
Value-for-money: 4/5
 
 
Rating: 9/10
Will repurchase and recommend!
 
 
 
 
Product is given to try by IDS clinic but all opinions and experiences remain our own. 
 

 

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