Since updating my skincare routine in about September last year, Vichy has become one of my favourite brands for skincare and I always find myself heading over to their products when out shopping. The Pore Tightening Lotion has become a firm member in my skincare box and is undoubtedly one of the best toners I've used. Anyway, although I love their skincare, I have never tried their make up so I couldn't wait to see if the corrective foundation and the setting powder lived up to my high expectations!
The first thing I noticed about the Vichy Dermablend foundation is the sleek packaging. It looks so classic, so high end and looks right at home sitting in my acrylic make up display. I know packaging isn't everything but hey, we're all a little bit materialistic aren't we and I'm not going to lie, I'm definitely more attracted to a product when it looks nice! I don't know about you but I much prefer black packaging to lighter colours. I seem to get white packaging absolutely covered in make up no matter how careful I am so the black tube definitely gets a big thumbs up from me.
I opted for the shade "Porcelain", the palest available on the website. I struggle with foundation shades as I'm extremely pale with neutral undertones so a lot of the time pale foundations are way too yellow for my skin, and the non-yellow ones are too dark for my skin. However as you can see by the photos, the shade was just about a perfect match, something which I was pleasantly surprised with! I didn't need to mix in any other foundation to correct it and it's definitely a shade that's worth a try for all of you pale sisters out there.
I applied the foundation using a slightly damp beauty blender and just blended it in gently. The foundation is a lightweight formula but is quite high coverage, meaning you can build it up from a relatively low coverage if you're having a good skin day, or build it up with a bit of blending if you've got a couple of blemishes. I had a few blemishes around my mouth and if you look closely you can just see them so I was really, really happy with how well it masked them, without feeling heavy on my skin.
The Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder is created to help prolong the foundations and as I have combination skin that can get quite oily as the day goes on, I knew this would be perfect for me. I'm not usually a fan of loose powders (way too clumsy for that!) but this one has a nice little lid on the top so you can just gently tap it to get the desired amount of powder out, with no mess at all. I applied it to my t-zone using a big fluffy brush and I could instantly see the effect. The thing I love most about this though is that it's transparent meaning there's no shade matching trouble - it's a one size fits all.
The foundation claims to last for up to 16 hours and although it didn't last that long on me, I was still impressed with its lasting power. I applied it in the morning before I left for uni and when I got home late in the afternoon my face was looking a little bit shiny on my t-zone but it hadn't melted off my face like a lot of foundations do on me and it hadn't turned patchy either. Overall, the foundation and the setting powder are the perfect duo for an everyday, natural make up look and I've been turning for these whilst getting ready for uni or work on a morning. I think they're those type of products that can be suitable for any skin type, whether you want to cover a few blemishes, mattify that t-zone or just use for a light coverage for everyday use.
Have you ever tried anything from the Dermablend range?