Monday, 1 October 2012

Vichy Dermablend Review

I was so excited to purchase this foundation as I was under the impression that the coverage was flawless and amazing based on reviews I had read. Unfortunately I was not as won over by the product as I expected to be. I tried so hard to love the product as a foundation but unfortunately it just wasn't for me so I'll only be using it as a concealer!

I purchased mine from Boots in Shade 15- Opal which was the lightest colour available in store. I have since seen lighter shades online which may be more suited for those who are really pale as the shade I purchased it in matches my medium/light skin-tone.

The pros of the foundation:
  • Heavy coverage
  • Smooth consistency
  • Dewy Finish
  • A little goes a long way 

The cons:
  • Difficult to set the foundation
  • Cakes very quickly and easily
  • Not ideal for use with brushes and sponges

I would recommend applying the foundation around drier areas of the skin where heavier coverage may be needed as it seems to split with the slightest contact of moisture. However, I do find that using a loose setting powder helps to keep it in place for longer so that is always an option for those wishing to use it over their entire face.

The foundation is not a terrible product, I just found it to be overrated and definitely not worth its price of around £15. That being said, it will definitely be useful in covering up unwanted marks and scars as it provides very heavy coverage. I'm still figuring out the best uses for it so I may create an update post on it in the future!