REVIEW: Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation

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Last month I began my blogging journey with The Hunt for Perfect Skin , and now the hunt continues with: Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation 16hr!

As you may have guessed from my previous posts, I have oily, acne prone skin. So not only do I want a foundation that will hide scars and spots, but that will keep oils at bay, and not induce further breakouts.

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Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation is specifically designed for my skin type, as it has a full, long-lasting coverage, and a matte finish. The coverage is so good that I use it as both a foundation and a concealer; it hides all my flaws giving me a nice big confidence boost! Apparently it can even cover tattoos, however, since I don’t have any, I’m not speaking from personal experience. But having said this, the coverage isn’t cakey or uncomfortable to wear (as long as you don’t over apply). While having a matte finish, it still looks natural, and even adds a touch of brightness to the face, without looking too glowy.

Unfortunately this foundation only comes in a range of 5 shades, and they’re all on the darker side, so  I don’t know if I’ll be able to wear it in the winter when my skin is lighter. I have the second lightest shade, 25- Nude, and it’s just a tad too dark, but it looks fine as long as I blend it down my neck. Also, I would not recommend this foundation to people with dry to normal skin, as it tends to cling to dry patches of skin. Even with my oily skin type, I need to make sure I’ve properly exfoliated and moisturized before applying it, because it will cling to and highlight dry areas.

As for application, because it’s so highly pigmented, a little goes a long way. However, because the formula is made to reduce oils, it can be hard to spread. I’ve tried using my hands when applying, because it warms the foundation up making it easier to spread around. But lately I’ve been using my Real Techniques buffing brush for the all over application and then my Real Techniques detailer brush for concealing, and I’ve found that this works really well. Also, after application, I always set it with powder, otherwise the foundation will slide all around. Apart from getting a a little shiny, this foundation lasts all day!

So what’s the verdict? Overall, I really love this foundation, and it’s perfect when you’re needing to control oily skin, and want that extra amount of coverage.I’ll definitely be repurchasing this product!

Have you tried this foundation? If so, what did you think?

x B

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5 thoughts on “REVIEW: Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation

  1. :P says:

    Becca!
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  3. Hello, I’ve just written a review of Vichy Dermablend and was curious to see what other bloggers were saying about it. By the sounds of things, I have a similar skin type to you, and I agree that the coverage and glowy finish are gorgeous! What did you make of the lasting power though? I think it could do with being a bit longer-lasting, but that might just be because I’m always touching my face!
    Looking forward to reading more of your posts, and I hope you’re having a lovely weekend!
    Effie xx

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    • Hi Effie! Thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

      I would have to agree with you on the lasting power. The foundation says 16 hours but I would say at most maybe 6 hours. Perhaps it’s because my skin get so oily…I find powdering helps a lot to keep it lasting, but even so, it does slide around a bit as the day wears on. What brand of powder do you use to set yours? I’ve been using the Rimmel Stay-Matte…

      B

      • Yes I agree, powdering definitely helps. I’ve been using Rimmel Stay Matte too, after hearing such great things about it online! I’m very impressed with its mattifying power. I also added a bit of bareminerals foundation (the matte one) for a teeny bit more coverage when I wore Vichy to work today, as my skin is particularly bad at the moment. It’s lasted quite well! But now my lips are dry. Argh so many problems! 😀
        Effie xx

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