As a huge fan of Vichy, I was so excited when the Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation and Setting Powder arrived in the post. Their Corrective Cream Stick (buy here
) is my holy grail concealer and one I rely on when it comes to bad skin days as it hides even the ugliest of blemishes and lasts all day long. It’s seriously amaaazing. However, I’d never actually branched out and tried any of the other products from the Vichy range until now and after a few weeks of trying the Corrective Foundation and Setting Powder pretty much everyday, I think it’s safe to say I’ve been seriously missing out. If you’re looking for an affordable foundation that conceals all your imperfections, provides a flawless finish without the mask-like feel and well, is just generally amazing, come and have a read…
I first discovered Vichy Dermablend
when I was going through a bad skin phase quite a few years ago now and wanted something that would conceal all my spots. After reading that Vichy was perfect for people with acne, I was sold. Known for their high coverage and camouflage makeup, their products not only cover imperfections perfectly but are also non-comedogenic, paraben free and are suitable for sensitive skin, meaning no break outs. Although I don’t suffer from acne, I am prone to the odd spot here and there and so I love foundations that don’t clog up your pores.
After reading that the Corrective Foundation had a high coverage finish and could cover minor to moderate skin imperfections such as scars and redness, I have to admit I was a little scared. I was expecting a really thick, unnatural and hard to blend foundation but luckily, this isn’t the case at all. It’s actually a really creamy liquid that blends into your skin effortlessly and makes your face look so even and flawless. In terms of coverage, I think it’s quite comparable to Estee Lauder’s Double Wear in that it covers everything yet the Vichy foundation has a dewy radiant finish unlike the matte one that Double Wear provides. I much prefer a dewy finish! Another difference is that you can definitely feel Double Wear sitting on your skin and although Vichy has amazing coverage, it lacks that awful heavy mask-like feel.
I chose shade 25 Nude which is one of 8 shades available. They’ve recently added 3 new shades to their range; Porcelain, Coffee and Espresso so there’s a much better choice on offer now. This is a nude beige colour with yellow undertones and would suit fair/medium skintones.
After experimenting a little, I’ve found that applying the Corrective foundation with a damp beauty blender works best for me. A little goes a looong way and I find you only need a tiny blob to cover your whole face. You can buy the foundation here. Next up, it’s powder time.
The Vichy Setting Powder (buy here
) is a translucent powder and so it doesn’t affect the colour of your foundation whatsoever. I’m so used to using the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish which does have colour so translucent powders were new to me but I have to say, I really like it. It provides a smooth silky finish to your skin and makes the foundation look more matte yet if applied with a steady hand, it still looks completely natural. I got a bit carried away when I first applied it so take note of the steady hand! I’m not a huge fan of matte finishes and as someone with combo skin, I sometimes get the odd dry patch so I don’t like using tons of powder on a daily basis. The powder works so well with the Vichy foundation to set it and make it last for a long time.
Although I don’t think it quite lives up to its 16 hour wear claim, when it comes to lasting power it is definitely one of the better foundation and powder combos I’ve used. It lasts on me (with the unreal Smashbox primer) for a whole working day so a good 8-9ish hours before needing a slight re-touch but it has by no means slipped off my face by that time.
As you can probably tell, I am loving the Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation. I don’t like to wear high coverage foundations every single day but for nights out and bad skin days, I’ll definitely be opting for this. The coverage is amaaazing and I just love how it doesn’t feel ridiculously thick on your skin which is what I always expect with high coverage foundations. If you’re looking for a new setting powder and are a fan of the natural but matte look then the Vichy one is a really good option. It definitely makes a difference to how long the foundation lasts on my skin.
Have you tried the Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation or Setting Powder before? What are your favourite foundations?
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