Thursday, 26 January 2012

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation



As part of the Dermablend camouflage make up range, which is the number one camouflage cover on the US, this corrective foundation is the stuff of dreams for ladies (& gents) in need of cover up for imperfections and permanent or temporary skin flaws. 




This stunning behind the scenes footage of the now infamous Zombie Boy video shows the true extent of the power of Dermablend and it's ability to transform your skin.

Having been on the market for several years this foundation is a reformulated version, which now boasts SPF 35 and 16 Hour hold. Using soft focus powders it actually blurs imperfections and finishes matte on the skin.


At first the foundation seems heavy on the skin


But it blends out flawlessly to an even finish
I must admit when I saw this press sample for review on my desk I was wary. I remembered the Zombie Boy video and always thought that any foundation that could cover so much must be like wearing a mask (I actually though claustrophobic death mask) but I was more than pleasantly surprised.

The major new claim in this reformulation is the 16 hour wear and I can safely say, having been fully made up and on site from 7am one lashing, freezing cold morning last week to being genuinely shocked at my almost flawless reflection at around midnight that night, Dermablend delivers. And then some. 
My other big worry was breakouts as full coverage foundations normally play havoc with my visage, but nothing. I have to say I'm thoroughly impressed. 

My one pause for thought, however, would be slight transference, while it didn't transfer to my clothes I did notice it on my mobile following calls and on the receiver of my office phone. I've no doubt that this could be avoided with a sweep of setting powder but it might be not so good news for gals with already dry skin. Alternatively I could have followed the lovely Leonard Daly's foundation tutorial  over on Beaut.ie and just not had foundation high on my cheeks. 

In all honesty, though I used it for a full face for the first week I've found the real power of Dermablend is as a concealer. Following Lisa Eldridge's amazing video tutorial  for concealing and Leonard's tips for placement Dermablend has instantly become a go to product in my every day make up and an essential for evening wear. 

It's available in 5 shades for a reasonable €21 and can be picked up from all good pharmacies come February. 

What do we think? Have you tried Vichy Dermablend products before? Are you tempted to give them a chance now?




8 comments:

cornflakegirl said...

Great review Sue, delighted to hear it's not mask like as I assumed it would be too.

Love the idea of using it as a concealer, I think it would work better for my skin.

Deefu said...

hey i have been trying this for the last couple of days and I too am impressed, a tiny amount does your entire face, not sure i agree with it's 16 hour claim but it does last longer then other foundations, I couldn't believe how light it is for the coverage you get. Oh and I agree phone transference is a pain, dry skin with me so can't use powder but will defo be investing in this

Girlwiththeskew-earring said...

I am keen to try the new formulation as I have yet to find a foundation that will properly cover my pigmentation marks, without me having to plaster it on with a trowel...

YourBeauty said...

This is my "going out" foundation for years, its amazing how it makes any skin flawless. Love it!

OPI Addict said...

great review! I try not to wear foundation too often, but I might have to give this one a go!

MakeupOverMind said...

The more I read about it the more tempted I am....not sure how well it would get on with my dehydrated skin, but I'm very intrigued with the idea of using it as a concealer..hmmm...

LauraLou said...

How does this photograph?

CherrySue said...

@MakeupOverMind it's honestly not drying at all, just the prospect of setting it might be a problem for dryer skin types.

@LauraLou it photographs beautifully, there's a soft focus effect, which the camera loves :)