Good for minor imperfections - If you can find the right skintone match. I have a small tattoo on my foot I need to cover for work, I spent forever in the shop testing and still didn't end up with the right colour. It does cover up the tattoo, but the colours don't match so I now opt for a bandaid instead.
Product is good as a facial concealer, completely covers under eye circles, redness from pimples and freckles. And definitely stays put throughout the day. But i'm sure a cheaper concealer would do just as well.
Note: The light colours are very 'Pink based'. I would suggest the more yellow based tones for caucasian/asian skin.
i picked a pimple on my neck so bad it looked like a chemical burn. the skin was dark, then scabbed and fell off. i was left with a really fleshy mark. my regular mac concealers couldn't cover the flesh. it just looked weird. i honestly didn't want to buy the dermablend because this isn't a normal issue i had but i was taking pics today and i just knew i wouldn't feel comfortable not covering it. plus i was just embarrassed walking around with it. anyway, the dermablend face concealer wasn't a good color match and the consistency was thick. as a last ditch effort (because the ulta didn't have anyone to help me) i tried the leg and body cream. it was a bit reddish for my tone but it did cover so it wasn't fleshy. once i set it with my regular meow cosmetics powder it was perfect!! my pic is the side by side comparison (brown skin). yes this is spendy and it's not the perfect match but when applying lightly with a sponge and a couple of layers and setting with powder this stuff really works. oh, and it lasts really well too. more than the 16 hours advertised and no breakouts from it either. yeah! i'll keep some on hand always!!
I purchased some Dermablend products to cover a small 1.5 x2 inch tattoo that has lots of blues and purples in it. Supposedly you use the primer first, which only comes in two shades, #1 and #2....#1 is supposed to be the lighter primer, but it's really dark, so skip the primer unless you have a good tan all year round. If the leg cover cream you need is lighter than it, good luck trying to cover up because the primer will show right through!!! So I tried the "beige" leg & body creme, looked okay in the store but ended up being too orange. Returned the whole lot to the department store and asked the counter lady for a sample container of "light". I needed about 5 layers of it, letting them dry in between and even though the tattoo is mostly covered up, it still looks like there's something underneath. This product may work best for smaller and lighter tattoos, but if you have something huge to cover on a daily basis for work or something, you better wake up early! Stores need to have the DB pro artists come in more often and have events to show people how to use it in person, maybe then I'd be convinced. Otherwise it's just average, nothing special. continued >>
I have the ugliest legs ever--keratosis pilaris (little brown dots where hair follicles are), minor hyperpigmentation, visible green veins (not spider veins), and scars. Although it's more of an aesthetic issue than an actual health problem, I still think my legs are disgusting. For years I've refused to wear shorts. I even feel uncomfortable in 3/4 length bermudas.
And, trust me, I've tried so many products and mixtures of products to get the right shade and natural-lookingness.
The main problem that I've seen with all the products I've used on my legs isn't the coverage, but the color. All the stuff I've tried is either too orange or too pink, and Dermablend is no exception---it's way too pink for my legs. My natural legs, by the way, are light-to-medium with a neutral undertone, slightly warm/yellow. And, frankly, I think the coverage is too full. It doesn't cover my veins all the way, but the medium/full coverage makes it look extremely obvious and unnatural. Most legs aren't as perfect and airbrushed as mine looked, let alone THAT pink. I think medium coverage would help make it look more natural to let a few imperfections show through.
It would be worth $27 I paid for this (excluding the $5 shipping) if it weren't for the color. I might give this product another shot but in the shades Buff and Natural.
Would I repurchase? Maybe.
Bought this to conceal a scar on my neck. Was told that Dermablend was THE best at not rubbing off. Although it does cover very well, it is far from firmset. After soiling countless shirts, and trying both setting powders, I have to conclude that the advertisng is simply BS. It rubs off every time; and is very difficult to remove from clothing. I would not buy this again, unless I knew that no clothing would ever touch it.
I just tried it for the first time today, so I will give an update if needed (and add an extra lippie)
I have always had TERRIBLE purple, reddish splotchy legs and arms due to poor circulation, and it made me extremely self conscious. So I did my research on dermablend and decided to try it out today. Its fantastic so far. Its a humongous difference and my skin actually looks normal now. Ive heard about the product rubbing off on things, so I will have to be careful about that. My only advice is do not just order this online, but rather go to a store that sells this and try out the various shades on your skin to see which one fits. I have extremely fair skin so I had to experiment alot before I found the right shade. I would definitely recommend this because it can cover up pretty much anything!
Tried and tried to get this to work, but alas, no. Even resorted to a primer, and I hate resorting to a primer, just out of principle. And because I'm lazy. I used this on my face and it showed up every little textural flaw (and there are many, unfortunately. The only way I could see that improving is with some miracle primer that has yet to be invented, or MAYBE if you sheered this out quite a bit with a damp sponge, you could get a finish that would qualify as acceptable, but then you sacrifice coverage, which is the whole point of this, IMO--or at least the reason I bought it. I used it down most of my neck and did get some transfer on my shirt collar, but less than most foundations. It is hard to work with because it dries fast and then layering becomes a science of timing and application trial and error that I just don't have the patience for. (If someone knows of a truly full coverage foundation of any sort with even a somewhat-flattering finish, PLEASE message me. I will be so grateful I may come over to your house and wash your car and walk your dog.)
Positives: Decent colors, Large tube for a reasonable price, if you put it on thick enough, it DOES cover completely (looks like Hell, but does cover)
I desperately wanted this to work. I have a tattoo on my ankle and another one on my foot, and my boss wants me to keep them covered, which will definitely make it difficult for me to wear my work dresses in the summer without opaque tights. So I ordered the primer, this Leg and Body Cream, and the setting powder. I'm very pale, so I got the lightest shade, and it was still FAR too dark and red-toned. Plus, even with two layers, it didn't completely cover the ink. Big fail; this stuff might be amazing for scars or birthmarks, but it doesn't hold up to really dark tattoos.
This product is the be-all, end-all for body concealers IMO. As long as you get the right shade, it completely covers up any imperfections and won't budge until you want it to (so you aren't broadcasting that you're wearing makeup on your legs/body). It also ooks natural and is easy to apply...I have no complaints! I bought mine off ebeauty.ca for $30: http://bit.ly/rTqPqe It isn't cheap, but you are paying for the best concealer ever, so it's worth it.
Pronies beware, breakout prones, skip this review.
Initially I meant to use this on my neck, just to even out the skin's texture & colour a bit, since powder fdn will rub off on the collar & liquid will be a total disaster in summer.
After playing with it on the back of my hand, I experiement it mixing a pea size of this with equal amount of silicone primer, I tried Smashbox, Sephora, La Prairie Gold Illusion Line Filler.
The result : easy, smooth & fast application with amazing result, the finish is matte (on my dry skin) for the first hour & turn into a glowy finish. You know some fdn evens out colour but not the texture, others texture but not the skin colour. This does both, although a little of my melasma shown thru, but it doesn't matter anymore since all my undereye circles are smooth and so is the rest of my face.
It does all that with a thin, thin application. This will put a lot of my fdn into retirement.
I am NC30-35 and used Golden, but I find neutral will work in winter although it both shades don't matter that much since the application is so thin.
Don't accept a product AS IS; there are many ways of tweaking it to improve its function. continued >>