Vichy DermaBlend Fluid Corrective Foundation 16 HR Review

Vichy DermaBlend Fluid Corrective Foundation 16 HR  £15.50
I was having a little nose around Boots and noticed that they now stock the DermaBlend foundations which I have previously seen in the press being touted as a sort of ‘will cover absolutely any blemish’ miracle product. I was going to pick up the Pan Stick but I decided to try the DermaBlend Fluid Corrective Foundation first as I am always hunting for good medium coverage liquid foundations. I thought I would do a little Pros and Cons section for this product!

I liked the coverage which is no big shock. I would class it as a medium coverage foundation but it is buildable and could easily provide full coverage for scarring or blemishes. I also liked that the finish wasn’t chalky as I find with some heavier foundations they can finish quite powdery and look unnatural, this one has quite a luminous finish and I found it felt very light on the skin which shocked me. You really do only need the teeniest amount of this to get full coverage of the face, I know sometimes people say that but I used just a pea sized amount and got complete coverage so I guess you could say it is quite cost effective for a more expensive product as a little really does go a long way. I also liked that range of shades, I found the ’15 Opal’ was a perfect match for my skin tone and I felt it lifted my complexion rather than masked it like some foundations can.
I did notice that after about 5 hours it started to cling to any dry skin I had which due to my rather lovely cold seemed to be around my nose, I can’t say that was the most attractive look to be sporting by the end of the day! I found the 15 Opal was perfect for me but I am by no means the palest girl out there and this was the lightest shade available in my Boots, that could be a bit problematic for you paler girlies! I thought the packaging was quite cheap looking, for a £15 foundation I would expect a bit more than a cheap plastic tube bottle and I found because it had no dispenser lots of the foundation came out into the lid which is a waste and very messy!
Overall Experience
Overall I am enjoying using this base on those days/nights wear my skin just isn’t cutting it and I need a more professional finish, that’s the best way I can describe it! It is great coverage and baring in mind it feels very light on and leaves a luminous finish it is definitely quite unique for a full coverage base. On the basis alone I would definitely recommend it if you suffer with acne scarring, blemishes, or other flaws you want to cover. I can say it definitely lasted all day and I didn’t need to top up but do keep an eye on dry skin as it does seem to cling to any dry patches which is a little annoying but a small price to pay for a (near) perfect complexion!
*I just wanted to put a little note on this post because I recently received some bad feedback about my pictures, basically I could follow the ‘advice’ given and  edit my pictures but I like to show you TRUE representations of the products I review.  I figure if you want to see airbrushed versions you would buy a magazine or watch the TV ad’s  😉 So for now expect to see flaws because the fact is I am flawed and I have breakouts/dry skin/bags from time to time but that’s life! (rant over!)
Let me know what you think of full coverage foundations and what you think of the DermaBlend range!blog signature


  1. 01/12/2012 / 2:16 pm

    Oh, your review made me want to try this, but I’m really really pale, and sometimes even the lightest colours in foundations are too dark for me, so I guess this product is out 🙁 xxx

  2. 05/12/2012 / 9:49 pm

    in my Boots this was the lightest but they may stock lighter colours online? xx

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