Thursday, 21 June 2012

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation: 15 Opal...

So, I've made no secret of having awful acne prone skin, as a result I'm always on the look out to find products which will help disguise the scarring and minimise the look of breakouts. After watching this video by Pixiwoo, I nipped down to my local boots and picked up the Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation.
This foundation is very flat, and very pale, leaving a sort of 'dead' look to the skin when first applied, after my bronzer and blush it's fine though! The coverage is obviously VERY full, as a full face foundation, I don't love it so I've started mixing it with my MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation, or using it purely as a concealer, for which it works really well. It will cover everything in its path, from scarring to tattoos (see this video) and leave your skin with that 'too-perfect-to-be-natural' kind of look.

The foundation does have SPF 20, which means it doesn't photograph well, leaving a white cast over the face if you're not careful with its application. Another downside is the smell, it's awful! I can't describe it but first thing in a morning it can leave me feeling a little queasy. I've been applying it with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush and the staying power is OK, about 6 hours before I'm looking a little oily and need powdering.

All in all, for £15.50 for 30ml, it's a great foundation for covering up blemishes and scarring. It leaves a full coverage look without feeling too heavy on the skin. The shade range is not great, my local Boots only stocked four shades! However, if you're after an everyday foundation to combat acne, give this a go, just bear in mind that it doesn't photograph well. 

Much Love,