Ah, Vichy Dermablend. Where have you been all my life? When a product like this gets so much hype on Youtube, it was fairly inevitable that I would get my hands on it.
It’s a highly-pigmented, corrective foundation that I’ve been using it as a concealer for a while. Recently though I decided to wear it as an all-over foundation and can I just say – I am loving the results.
Let me tell you a bit about the product itself. I’ve taken this information from the Vichy website –
A smooth blendable texture that glides on evenly leaving the skin with a natural, lightweight flawless finish. Recommended for minor to moderate skin imperfections such as redness, acne scars and pigmentation disorders. Moisturizing all day long. With the soothing properties of Vichy Thermal Water. SPF 20 Sunscreen. 12 hours of long-lasting flawless wear (16 hours with Setting Powder)
Innovation: A total coverage foundation that respects the skin
Results: Skin imperfections are perfectly concealed with an even and natural looking complexion.
Dermatological Standards: Allergy tested. Tested on sensitive skin. Tested on sensitive eyes and contact lenses wearers. Fragrance free. Dermatologist tested. Ophthalmologist tested. Non-comedogenic.
The colour I got was Opal 15 and this foundation comes in 4 colours – Opal 15, Nude 25, Sand 35 and Gold 45. I bought mine from eBay because unfortunately Vichy Dermablend isn’t available in Australia.
I generally use this foundation as a concealer, and when I saw Lisa Eldridge’s acne covering youtube tutorial that’s how she used it. That’s how she recommends using it. I think it does a pretty good job at covering up odd blemishes, but I wouldn’t say it was my perfect holy grail.
As a foundation however, I think it’s fantastic. It’s long-wearing (I easily get about 8 hours with it on, more if I powder it), the finish is that perfect, satin balance, and it doesn’t look cakey. Win!
Would I buy this again? Hell yes. Double hell yes if they made it paraben free but at this stage it just means I won’t be smearing it all over my lips.
US: $29.50 for 30ml
Aussie Girls: Try eBay.
What do you think? Is this something you would wear?