Saturday 7 May 2016

Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation

Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation in Porcelain* - £15.30

The Vichy Dermablend Foundation is one product that I've been dying to try for years now. It offers unrivalled coverage making spots, scars, hyperpigmentation & even tattoos virtually disappear. A godsend for when you're having a bad skin day! However the range of shades available left something to be desired. I often struggle to find foundations that are light enough for my pale skin as it is so I had no chance in hell of being able to use the fairest shade in this particular foundation which previously was Opal. Last year Vichy finally added a lighter shade to the Dermablend range called Porcelain. I was so excited to try it out as I generally do prefer full coverage foundations & have heard so many wonderful things about this base product. As soon as I swatched it on my hand I was left feeling bitterly disappointed. By no stretch of the imagination can this colour be considered pale. Not by my standards anyway! Although lighter than Opal, Porcelain is still very warm & orange looking. It kinda looks okay when first applied but it oxidises within minutes. I literally look like I've fake tanned my skin. Sometimes I can get away with wearing the wrong colour by thoroughly blending the foundation down my neck but Vichy Dermablend is so high coverage that it just looks odd on me. I mean all you have to do is compare my face to my arm in the last picture!

Bad colour match aside, I do really like this foundation. Dermablend is ideal for use on all skin types including the most sensitive & acne-prone skin. As a non-comedogenic & fragrance-free foundation it is able to perfect the skin without causing further irritation. I've already mentioned the amazing coverage but one thing that makes Dermablend stand out from other full coverage foundations is that it never looks like a mask on the skin. Despite the thick texture of this foundation it doesn't look like I've plastered my face with makeup & it doesn't feel too heavy either. It covers my post-blemish scarring, freckles, moles & redness without any trouble. I only need to add a bit of concealer underneath my eyes to brighten up the area. Once set in place it lasts all day long without the need for touchups. It smooths over pores & imperfections, making the skin look flawless. I've found that it can cling to drier patches but if you use a good moisturiser & primer with it this shouldn't be an issue. Makeup doesn't tend to provide adequate sun protection but Dermablend features SPF 35 which is frankly outstanding. Just bear in mind that it'll give you some pretty bad ghost face with flash photography! It's such a shame that Porcelain wasn't light enough for me. I can only hope that Vichy continue to extend the range of colours available in the Dermablend foundation as I would love to be able to use this in my everyday makeup routine.

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  1. I have this foundation and it's light enough for me as I don't tend to use a lot of it - I sometimes mix it with my moisturiser x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

    1. Ah see I tend to pile it on because I need the high coverage. It's not so bad if I wear a high neck top with long sleeves but if I'm wearing something that exposes my chest & arms it looks a bit weird. I think that you can get away with a slightly different colour when products are sheer so maybe mixing with moisturiser is the way to go xx