In the hot and humid climate like Singapore, many of us yearn for longer wearing foundation without the risk of excessive clogged pores – as if the sebum that our skin produces is not enough to stuff the pores already.

This summer, Dior launched a sebum-control, long-wearing foundation compact known as Diorskin Forever Extreme Control Compact Powder. Oil control and extreme wear – sounds familiar? Indeed, Maquillage launched a similar product about the same time and I have reviewed their product previously.

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Dior calls this the “new matte”, which provides a velvety and luminous finish for the skin. Their unique “Control Wear complex” combines oil absorbing powders with a duo of elastic polymers for perfect makeup wear, despite heat and humidity. This helps to keep the skin fresh from day to night, and free from imperfections.

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Similar to other Dior foundations, the Extreme Control Compact Powder comes in a sleek, elegant midnight blue case with magnetic closure, as well as a luxe velvet cover to protect the case.

You could use a dense foundation brush for a full coverage but for day-to-day makeup, I usually go for the soft kabuki brush which gives a very natural look. Similar to Maquillage’s True Powdery UV foundation, the makeup is long-lasting with smooth, matte and pore-less finish. The powder doesn’t shift much at the end of the day. Diorskin Forever Extreme Control foundation is also packed with SPF 20 PA++.

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Even as a user, I can’t figure out which product I like better. I did a half face test for you to decide. I used the Maquillage Perfect Multibase BB as a primer before applying the foundation. As a result, both products provided similar finish and coverage. The only difference? Maquillage’s foundation had a rosier tint whereas Diorskin’s foundation appeared fairer on me. I am using O20 for Dior and OC20 for Maquillage.

The bottom line, if oil control is an issue for you and you are shopping for a foundation compact, I have narrowed down to these 2 products for your shortlist. Shop around, check out the shades and decide which one matches your skin tone better.

Diorskin Forever Extreme Control Compact Powder is priced at S$90.

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