Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation & Setting Powder

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

I've heard so many good things about the Vichy Dermablend range, so I couldn't wait to try it myself when a review opp popped into our inbox. Dermablend has been helping people cover skin concerns for 30 years, but they've had a little revamp and introduced a new look and some new shades in the bestselling Corrective Fluid Foundation, which I'm trying out here in shade 15, Opal, along with the Setting Powder which strengthens and extends the hold of the coverage products. 

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation blog review

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation blog review

The foundation has a 30% pigment concentration which is higher than most other foundations, lasts up to 16 hours and it also claims to be super light despite it's high tolerance coverage. The full Dermablend range is also hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and contains no parabens. So is it any cop?

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation blog review

This is my skin au naturel right now. I'm going through a bit of a spotty phase, I don't know why it's happening, but it's been like this since February and I'd give anything to be able to confidently wear a light BB cream again. There are no doubt people out there with much worse blemishing than this, but it's a problem for me and it does affect my confidence, especially in places like the gym, where I know I shouldn't really be wearing make-up but I am.

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation blog review

And this is post-Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation and Setting Powder application. The 'Opal' colour is perfect for my skintone, I can't believe how perfect actually, it puts my others to shame and makes me question my life choices tbh! The instructions advise to apply with fingers but nahhhh, I prefer my foundation brush, but I can't fault how it goes on. It doesn't dry out too quickly unlike my usual long wear foundation and you can build on it if you need to without creating that horrible cakey mask effect. This hasn't been built on though, it's just one standard layer (about a blueberry sized blob from the tube). You can definitely see how well it covers blemishes (the former raised and red bits are less noticeable), but unfortunately it also takes out my natural freckles. Hey ho though, you can't have it all, and I suppose I could go lighter on those areas if I really wanted to pick them out. The Setting Powder is fab too, light as air and totally translucent. I let it sit on my skin for a minute or so before brushing the excess off and applying contouring powder and blush over it, which it handles beautifully. The combination really does last all day too, at least 8-12 hours without a retouch anyway which is good enough for me. 

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation blog review

At £18 for the foundation and £16 for the powder, it's not cheap, but if you suffer from blemishes and are powering through different forms of make-up trying to cover them up, it's worth a go if you can find the right shade for you. Worth noting is that my shade Opal is the second fairest. Tara opted for Porcelain, the lightest shade, but quickly found it to be too dark for her skintone, bordering on orange when applied which is kind of bizarre but proving that swatching is a must!

Overall I'm impressed and I will continue to use it when I need a bit of extra help (most days, GROAN!). I'm also considering giving the Total Body Corrective Foundation a try on a small chest birthmark that bugs me and stops me wearing low cut tops at times. I did try this product on it to see how it went and it wasn't quite getting there but it had potential and I think the real deal would get it done!

The full Dermablend range is available online from Boots and the Dermacenter, with prices starting at £15. 

J xoxo

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