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 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!