Dior Hydra Life BB Creme


53 reviews

50% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$$


Active: Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate) 3.75%, Titanium Dioxide 3.55%, Oxybenzone (Benzophenone -3) 1.00% Other: Aqua, Titanium Dioxide, Methyltrimethicone, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Isododecane, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Nylon 6/12, Alcohol, Iron Oxides, Betaine, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminum Stearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Rosa Hybrid Flower Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ajuga Turkestanica Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Iron Oxides, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Caprylyl Glycol, Alumina, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Carbonate, Iron Oxides, BHT, Aluminum Hydroxide, Citronellol, Limonene

on 8/1/2013 12:32:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I received a sample of Dior's Hydralife BB Cream at Sephora and was super excited to try it out. This was when the BB hype had really begun and I had been itching to try some so that I could know whether I wanted to invest in a full sized product.

-Great, velvety texture
-Great coverage that isn't too heavy or opaque; flaws were still camouflaged though

-Very few shades to choose from. When I received my sample Dior was currently only carrying one shade that was supposed to blend into any skin shade. Nope! I don't even consider myself pale and it still made my skin muddy and orange. *Dior has since added 2 more shades, but that still means that there are only 3 shades for all skin tones.
-The price is just crazy. I don't mind paying more for a truly great product, but there are so many other BB creams that are better that cost less.

It's not that it's a terrible product, but when you compare it to other BB creams on the market (Bobbi Brown, MAC, Stila, Smashbox) it just doesn't bode so well.

on 7/10/2013 7:17:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I went to Sephora to buy Urban Decay eyeshadow and was given a sample of this delectable little treat for the skin. I have never tried a BB Creme before now. I have medium/fair skin tone so the Golden Peach works best for me. I loved it so much I will be going back this week to purchase a tube of this BB Creme. Yes, it cost $56 but it is so worth it. It works well in the hot humid summers of good ole North Carolina. It has no smell that I can detect, the texture is divine, lightweight and it really covers without looking like you have on makeup. I have oily skin and even this does not make my oil skin worse. Though, I admit it might be because I do use a primer before using the BB Creme. Regardless, I highly, highly recommend this stuff. Splurge ladies...you only have one face might as well treat it well. THANK YOU CHRISTIAN DIOR!

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 7/9/2013 1:17:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Best BB cream on the market as far as I'm concerned. Improves skin, and covers leaving a natural complexion... This is my second summer with it and I've yet to burn, thanks to the high SPF!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 6/6/2013 8:15:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Love , love, love it!!! I love the pump tube and the high value sunscreen. It gives me a faint cover I love for every day or evening. I am at an age where less is more. This BB gives my skin a nice finish that doesn't pill and doesn't sink into lines on my face . It is a grownup girls BB cream. I am on my second tube. 1 and 1/2 pumps gives me plenty of coverage so it does last longer that you would think. Bravo Dior!

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 5/3/2013 11:25:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I have not tried any other BB Cremes but my face is very particular when it comes to foundations, tinted moisturizers and bb creams. I have very dry skin so most products would emphasize my dry areas. I use Nivea creme to moisturize every morning and night and my skin still gets dry patchy areas.

I've used Nars Tinted Moisturizer and that broke me out and made my skin extremely dry. Wanted to find something new, I found this product at Sephora, I've been using it for about 2 weeks and it's amazing! There is a fragrant scent to the bb creme but it fades away after application. It's extremely moisturizing - doesn't pick up any dry patches and matches my skin tone really well! I'm in between a NC25/NC30 for reference. This also had better coverage than Nars and hasn't broken me out! The only complaint is the price - I've never paid $56 for a face product before. I'd repurchase if I don't find anything comparable or better.

Update: It leans more orange.. I've stopped using.

on 4/16/2013 5:39:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is a high end western BB cream with a higher coverage than most western BB creams. There is only one shade, and unlike Asian BB creams, the shade is much darker and somewhat orange tint. I do find the BB cream to oxide quiet a bit.

I purchased this about two weeks ago and I have come to the conclusion that I cannot make it work for my skin. Although, I love the coverage that it gives, it is too dark for my skin. On my medium-fair skin, it makes it look like I have a bad tan.

I do like the packaging of the product though. It is sanitary and portable. The pump gives out a small amount, so I need about two pumps for my face. I also like that this product does not have a scent, or at least to me.

The other downside of this product to me is the lasting power. I find this transfers onto clothes easily and also turns oily in about an hour, even on my combination skin. Now that it is getting warmer, it melts somewhat, and nothing is worse then a melty orange face. I have tried many different primers and powders with this, and yet it still won't last.

As for application, I find a flat top kabuki works best for me. I've tried my fingers, a stippling brush, and a beauty blender, but they don't work as well.

Honestly, when I first apply this, its gorgeous. I look flawless. I would suggest this to someone with drier skin and a medium skin tone and yellow undertones.

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

on 4/13/2013 6:37:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this and I love everything about this!! I got it as a sample when I went to Sephora, I told the girl I was interested in trying out some BB Creams and this was one of the samples I got. As soon as I tried it I fell in love! For me, it had great coverage and it makes my skin so soft, it does give off a nice dewy finish and Im not gonna lie I LOVE the scent. Asides from everything else I liked about it after I washed it off from the first day of wearing it my skin stayed soft!!! I have no complaints and no regrets about this product and its worth every cent :)

on 4/7/2013 1:39:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My mom stole this from me :( lol I showed her this product because I wanted to complain about it giving me a yellow tone, and she tested it on her skin, and kind of never returned it and thanked me so much for it.... so yeah, it's hers now, I guess. :P

The texture is creamy, slightly liquid, very easy to blend. I don't detect any smell (though I mostly never do), and it doesn't feel heavy on the skin. The packaging is a plastic tube with a pump, so clever and practical! Great for travel, great for controlling how much product you're using, and it keeps it clean. Alas, my only concern is the color. My skin is warm and I thought this would look alright, but this looks too yellow on me! I make it work with some powder and contouring, but on its own it looks wrong. A shame, since I wanted a bb cream for wearing on its own when I didn't feel like doing my makeup, and I haven't found a tinted moisturizer I like... Then again, my mom has the type of skin that looks as if she's blushing all the time, and this looks perfect on her. It gives her enough coverage to even out her skin tone, but not enough coverage to feel heavy or "makeupy" (she hates wearing foundation)

So, I'll give it 4 lippies because it's a GREAT product, but they should come up with more than one shade :( It's so unfair...

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 4/1/2013 1:40:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I'm lucky that this BB Cream suits my skin color perfectly. It delivers an amazing coverage for a BB Cream and has a good SPF protection. The finish is very dewy so depending on your skin type you may need to powder.

I think this is mostly for normal to dry types. This doesn't provide oil control at all, which is okay because the specifications never said it controls oils. Is very moisturizing so I get oily very quick and need to blot at least once each hour. The good thing is that this is so pigmented that I don't need to reapply no matter how many times I blot.

To be honest, this has helped me a lot with my skin, I believe the skin care products it contains have made a huge difference. I tend to get compliments when I wear this, no matter if I'm oily my skin looks amazing. My only complaint is that it sets on my very large pores. My nose needs coverage because I have redness on the sides, however I must need the thinnest layer of this because it sets in my pores and looks horrid. That's why I'm on the fence with this product. Is too expensive and it sets on my pores. L'Oreal Magique BB Cream doesn't set on my pores and is way cheaper but it lacks the skin care this Dior BB Cream delivers.

I may be tempted to buy it again.

on 3/31/2013 2:53:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown


-This works amazingly for my highly reactive redness that I have on my face. I am currently trying to find a cheaper BB cream for traveling since I defiantly DO NOT want to lose this BB cream. Sadly, I cannot seem to find a BB cream with any comparable coverage to this BB cream so far.. :(

-I think some people may find this BB cream to be too "heavy and feel like a mask" on their skin because they are not applying it correctly. I found that this BB cream applys best with a airbrush, buffing brush to achieve a nearly flawless complexion without the cakey mess.
THIS IS A VERY THICK, HEAVY COVERAGE BB CREAM, THUS LESS IS MORE. With a buffing brush ( I use Sephora's #56 PRO flawless airbrush), I put about 1 pump of the bb cream on my hand and then dot it all around my face (focusing on the problem areas, cheeks) and then buff the bb cream into my skin. I then go over some areas that need more coverage. This has worked exactly like a foundation for me since it has such good coverage.
When i first tested this out at Sephora with a makeup consultant, I did find that it was a little cakey around my chin and side of my nose (where all foundation cakes for me). Everyone has a different way off applying this, but always apply lightly and build to avoid cakeyness. (lol)

-I must say that there is only one "shade", so darker or lighter complexions may not be able to use this. I also do find that I tend to get oily after about 6 hrs, but blotting papers do the trick and I don't get oily after.
-This does have a RADIANT FINISH, do matte lovers may not like this. I also tend to find it a bit TOO radiant when first applied, so I just dust some powder (physicians formula) and its fine. The result is a natural, glowing face that makes me look like I have "perfect skin". I mean "perfect" as in not supermodel fake skin that they use to promote products, but healthy looking skin. It'll make people think 'boy does she have GREAT SKIN!' rather than 'What a cake face! She looks like a wax model!"

-I must also say that I was surprised at how much coverage this BB cream gave me. BUT, my main reason for a BB cream is to cover very heavy hyper pigmentation and redness ( i am Very prone to flare ups), and not acne or scaring. I do find that it covers any redness from blemishes but does not conceal like a concealer (obviously since concealing is not its main purpose).
As a COMPARISON REVLON COLORSTAY, defiantly better on my sensitive, highly reactive skin. I tried the version for dry skin (which i have), but it didnt really show up at all on my face, It was like a tinted mosturizer (burn..... and im sorry for saying).
*"WHY YA GOTTA HATE!?!?!" you say?
Its just not for me coverage (just sunk into my skin and didnt show up really) and gentleness on my skin wise (made redness appear more).

The only big problem with this product is not with the actual content, but the price itself.
$$$$$ 56 $$$$$$!!!!

I do find that for the quality, it is worth it though.

It probably can be easily at least $10-25 cheaper if the label DIOR was not there. This is the only complain that I have.

ON A GOOD NOTE, since this BB cream is so heavy with coverage, using less will make the product last quite long. It also contains 1.7 fl oz, which is more than a standard foundation.

- AWESOME COVERAGE!!!!!! (I mostly look at redness control after immediate application and after flareups)
- very moisturizing
- stays all day (BETTER THAN EVERY FOUNDATION I HAVE TRIED!!!! etc. Estee lauder double wear, clinque redness solutions, MUFE HD, UD naked foundation)
- does not irritate (etc. Estee Lauder stung on face)
-radiant glow (Very natural, may be TOO radiant but nothing powder wont fix)
- little to no scent

- $$$PRICE$$$
$56 is A LOT, i know, but how much product you get and how little you need to use (and as well as the quality) makes up for it. Its mostly since its from DIOR so any brand name will guarantee a price boost.


*on a side note, everyone has their own SPECIFIC BB CREAM TO FIT THEIR OWN NEEDS. Weather you need it for redness or acne coverage, or just a light, lazy product where little time is needed to application, everyone's qualities of a BB cream are different.
I would suggest going to a makeup place (like sephora) and find a consultant that you KNOW AND TRUST and tell them your concerns and what you want to conceal.

Try testing out different BB creams to find the best one for you, EVERY BB CREAM HAS ITS OWN PURPOSE, so almost none are too similar. ALL claim to do similar "miracles", but all are focused to help with a certain problem.
If all BB creams worked the same, WHY WOULD THEIR BE MULTIPLE BRANDS???

All BB creams work differently when it comes down to it. Yah so this BB cream may not work for you, so be patient, and experiment a little with other brands and who knows, maybe you'll find your perfect match.


Thx for reading my SUPER long review and I appreciate it if you stuck it out to the end and read this! I may be a young teen, but I hope this is informative and sorry if some facts might not be accurate! Just based off what I know, thanks!


6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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