Monday, July 9, 2012

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation Review

Vichy Liquid Foundation 15 opal 35 sand
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation: 15 Opal on the left,
35 Sand on the right

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation is a medium/full coverage foundation. That medium coverage description might trigger WTH. Yeah, some people use this as a concealer. It's that high in coverage. But here's where the medium description comes in.

I have read that Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation has the same ingredient list as Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation. Vichy one started to have spf in it when Dermablend one started to. Very likely that the two are same foundation. Vichy calls the foundation full coverage, but Dermablend calls it medium coverage. I would go with Dermablend description. Yes, it covers very very well. But it doesn't cover EVERYTHING. You still need concealer for darker marks. My idea of full coverage is the cream foundation for theater makeup sort of thing. If your idea of coverage mainly involves wearable foundations in real life, yeap. This would be full coverage. :) 

15 Opal has very STRONG peach tone. My guess is it would fit NW15 and NC15 people the best, but again the peach tone is very strong so if you are very pink or very yellow, this wouldn't fit well. 35 Sand has more yellow than pink. It's not too yellow though. It would suit people around NC35 the best.

Like I've said, this is very high in coverage and gives matte finish. You definitely need to contour and add blush to put color back in because this makes your face solid one color unless you have really dark spots. It looks a bit cakey but it's not bad at all considering the coverage. It goes on nicely, and there's enough blending time before it dries down. I would recommend setting it because it's transfers a bit easily. Also it has spf 20 (titanium dioxide). Lastly, the formula tends to separate so be sure to shake it before use.

Staying power is decent but it's no Colorstay. It looks decent for about 8-9 hours when I set it. After that it starts to shift a bit on my oily skin.

Packaging is plastic tube, which I like. It's convenient and sanitary. Opening can be a bit messy if you open right after you shake it. They have not very adhesive stickers for the spf info and back. Lame! :(

Here are pictures and swatches! :)




Vichy Dermablend Liquid
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation: 15 Opal on the left,
35 Sand on the right

vichy dermablend foundation
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation SPF info

vichy dermablend swatch 15 opal 35 sand
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation swatches on white paper: 15 Opal on the left,
35 Sand on the right

vichy dermablend 15 opal 35 sand
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation swatches: 15 Opal on the left,
35 Sand on the right

If you have tried a lot of the consumer friendly products that claim to be full coverage and felt that they weren't enough, I would suggest giving this a go. This covers very well (some use it as a concealer like lovely Lisa Eldridge did in her acne covering video). It no way looks natural so skip if you are going for that. Or opt to sheer it out with damp sponge or mixing with moisturizer. Also if your skin is too oily, this unfortunately isn't that long lasting. Also since this is so high in coverage, you would need a pretty good match to your skin. But their color selection is lacking. There is one shade between these two called Nude and one darker. And that's it. D: I would suggest checking out the color selection of Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation as well. Maybe that one has a better color  fit. :)

Price: 29.50 USD at Vichy website or select CVS/pharmacy
Weight: 1oz
Raing: B+

4 comments:

  1. Does opal match an nc20-25? Or would nude be better? I'm looking for a good concealer.

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    1. I wouldn't know about nude but I don't think opal matches nc20-25. HTH!

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  2. Hi, I'm a NW25 and Nude 25 fit me pretty much well... Guess it's worth the try ;)

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    1. Lucky you have a match! Thanks for the info. :)

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