Brand: Dermablend Corrective Foundation SPF 20
From Vichy’s website:
A total coverage foundation that respects the skin. Recommended for minor to moderate skin imperfections such as irregular skin tone, redness, acne scars and pigmentation disorders. Twice the coverage of a traditional foundation with a natural lightweight finish. Smooth, blendable texture. 12 hours of long-lasting, flawless wear (16 hours with Setting Powder).
What I liked:
– full coverage
– covers all skin imperfections
– makes skin look flawless, if applied correctly
What I didn’t like:
– not many shades available
– hard to blend
– doesn’t control oil production
– SPF ?
Vichy Dermablend line was designed for people with serious skin imperfections like acne scars or pigmentation problems. So I wasn’t sure whether to get the foundation or not as, apart from redness and horrible dark circles, my skin doesn’t have major problems. In the end, I decided to give it a go and use it on those days when my skin decides not to behave and breaks out.
The foundation comes in nine shades but I believe that only 5 are available in Europe, which makes it hard for a lot of people to find a perfect match. I got the lightest shade they had in the shop, which is Opal, but that was too dark for me and makes me look a bit orange! Not a nice look! It’s a shame cos, if you know how to use it, this foundation performs really well.
Because it has such a thick texture a little goes a long way, but it is very hard to blend. I tried applying it with my fingers, but that made me look patchy, cakey and unnatural. After a bit of experimenting, I found out that the best way to apply this foundation is with either a moist sponge or a stippling/flat brush.
That will make your skin look natural and flawless! All imperfections, such as redness, skin discoloration and dark circles, are completely covered. As for blemishes and zits, they are barely noticeable when I wear this. And because it provides full coverage, I don’t even have to use a concealer.
However, I don’t find the staying power to be as good as claimed. It lasts about nine hours on me, slightly longer if I set it with powder. And I need to use oil absorbing sheets a few times a day as it doesn’t control oil production that well.
And I’m a bit skeptical about the sunscreen claim as well. Although it states on the packaging that the foundation has SPF 20, I can’t see any sunscreen agent on the ingredient list. I don’t think Vichy would lie so blatantly about it, but after researching the ingredients one by one, I still can’t see any that provides sun protection. Maybe I’m missing something, after all I’m not a cosmetic scientist or doctor, but my advice is to use this in conjunction with a sunscreen. Better to be safe than sorry!
The packaging looks very simple and professional. But while I like that it comes in a tube which is more hygienic and prevents the product from being contaminated, I would have preferred if it weren’t opaque as I can’t see how much product is still left in it.
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation provides full coverage to conceal any skin imperfections. It’s tricky to use but once you figure out the best way to apply it, it looks natural and flawless. However, it doesn’t last all day and is not available in many shades.