I've has this in my 'no use' makeup bin for over a year. I bought 'honey beige' to cover up some vitiligo spots near my eyes in the summer time. I don't use a liquid foundation so the dermablend is visible on my skin. I tried using this on my hands, but it was a no go.
i AM buying this product again. i get oily on my cheeks and nose with plenty of acne scarring, but with a little stippling, this you should have no coverage problems. it has an awesome, natural shade selection- no pinky/orangy colors. most foundations don't work with my skin- but this one certainly does. MUST use a primer, however; it's creamy and really does stay matte, so dries in a juffy. <3 my HG foundation.
i haven't actually bought this foundation yet but i tried it at ulta and i loved it. i will definitely buy it once i can afford it but for right now it's on my list.
i have dark olive under tone skin and there hasn't been a brand that i haven't tried from drug store to high end and i have never found a color that actually matches my skin up till now. dermabland's color caramel beige matched my skin very well and looked very nice.
i have dry skin so i am guessing i will not face the problem that oily skinned people faced with this foundation.
i would recommend everyone to go and and at least try it.
i actually went ahead and bought and the color doesn't match my skin at home :( i look too white and makeupy. it looked so much better at the store maybe because of the good light, but i don't think it's the stuff i can wear to college.
Yesterday morning i woke up with a blotchy spot on my face which was waaaaaay to noticeable. So noticeable my co-worker said whats going on with your face. I was quite embarrassed so during my lunch i went over to Ulta and asked the MU what she would recommend to cover the spot as it was lighter than the rest of my skin. She recommended Dermablend, she tried it on me Honey Beige and WOW!!! It worked, covered my blotchy spot. I tried it on when i got home and liked it, noticed it did not break me out as Studio Fix from MAC does and was impressed. This morning i was excited to see my face actually looks brighter. So far i like it but not the price, well only because i had just bought my studio fix last month.
Not sure how this will work for me but so far so good and no break outs yet. Will update next week. Hope it works because am tired of breaking out with foundations.
I love this foundation. This is the only foundation I have found that does not go into my lines. It last all day and my face has actually cleared up since using it. This covers everything. You have to use a primer with this. It blends so easily. I think I have found my hg.
I am very suprised to read the negs on this foundation. This is definetly one of my top foundations...it covers everything on me....dont even need a seperate concealer. Dark cirlces completely disappear when applied right. I moisturize under my eyes 1st, then I apply with a flocked sponge (dry) or the Beauty Blender and it comes out flawless and even. Stays on all day for me and stays matte. I always use a finishing powder (silica) on top too. I will definetly re-purchase. A little goes a long way.
The only thing this foundation has going for it is the great color selection. I finally got to experience a foundation with yellow tones in it. It was perfect for my Asian skin. But that's about as far as the pros go.
It's very matte, even when you first squeeze it out of the tube. It's almost like smearing powdery liquid. When you spread it on the face, it's not very thick, so you end up spreading a very thin layer. Doesn't cover anything at all with just one swipe. I'd have to swipe it all over, then pat over blemishes to build coverage over it (btw, it takes a while to build coverage - you will spend hours). This foundation may be high-pigment, but it was very low coverage. I had to build up so much coverage that it made my face VERY mask like. It made my face look way too perfect.
Because it was very matte, it did accentuate scab-like acne scars and dry spots. It even accentuated dry areas of my face I thought wasn't THAT dry.. until I saw all the teeny lines on my forehead (and I'm only 23). I used this foundation though for about 3 weeks. I wanted to really like it and I wanted to give it a good chance.
I noticed that at first I liked the matte apperance because my face is oily, so it'd 'smooth' out the matte apperance a little bit. After application I'd say the foundation looks very bad - like very obvious that you are wearing makeup, but after 10 minutes, it kind of 'melts' and looks flawless (hence the masklike appearance). Anyway, I noticed that after 8 hours of no blotting, my face was an OIL SLICK. It was SO shiny. I usually avoid putting foundation around the mouth area because foundation tends to seep into my smile lines and then I have foundation parentheses on my face--not a good look! But because this foundation makes the areas of the face where you have a lot of coverage look flawless, I had no choice but to apply foundation around my mouth/lip area so that I looked consistent. Well, due to the increased oiliness this caused, this pooled into my smile lines terribly. I had to constantly wipe those areas. I was afraid to smile! Just terrible.
Also, even though you close the tube tightly, seems like makeup just leaks around it. And this crap is expensive!
And "long-lasting" my ass! This foundation is SO transferbale. Don't even think about hugging people or going out on a windy day. This makeup will be all over the person you hugged and your hair whipping around your face will wipe all this off - and your face will look like a tiger with stripes. It probably doesn't stay all that well on my face because of my oily skin - and the fact this stuff makes it oilier is a huge problem. Even when I blot with a tissue, this stuff comes off. I have to blot very lightly.
Plus, I wasn't sure if it was just my face misbehaving, but using this on and off, I think this is causing big cystic acne. I am using my previous foundation (Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Foundation), and my face seems to have calmed down. I have been going through a terrible acne outburst, so am trying different things to combat it. Looks like the Smooth Indulgence didn't help but made things worse. Once I confirm that my previous foundation isn't breaking me out, I'll go back to that and return the Smooth Indulgence to get my money back.
At first, I did not like this foundation.. mainly because i was on Accutane and it dried my face up soo bad so this makeup did not look good at all! I just got off of the medication and my face is A LOT better. So before I threw the foundation out, I gave it another try (I was using it for about 8 months). I found it works best when used with a moisturizer, foundation brush (I was using my fingers for the first 5 months and my face looked horrible!), and a pressed powder (it can be a little greasy). It covers well and has a nice matte finish. But like I said, it works best with a foundation brush.. it gives it more of an airbrushed look:)
After using this foundation, I'm a little surprised to see the reviews so in favor of it. Maybe it's because I have really oily skin, but this foundation never failed to make my face look like an oil slick. It also was not blendable at ALL after applying pressed/setting powder. Usually with my other foundation (CG TruBlend) I can apply touch-ups if needed but with Dermablend FORGET IT. It looks like you rubbed a pencil eraser across your face. It looks pretty awful.
Maybe this is better for those who need sheerer coverage and no layering. I'm sure it's ok for scars/tattoos/etc, but as far as foundation I did not particularly like the thick consistency or the yellow coloring. I purchased it for $28 at Ulta in Natural Beige...returned it within two days. Definitely will not be using any more Dermablend products. My mom has used their concealer and it slides right off. This doesn't surprise me since this foundation ended up on everything I own. The site claims you need their setting powder to make the foundation last the full 12-16 hours, but I call their bluff! The powder is mostly made up of talc and extremely overpriced. I refuse to buy it. Every time I used my phone, a trail of Dermablend was left covering my screen and rubber cover..not very satisfying for their "smudge-proof" formula.
Overall, Pros - nice packaging, full coverage.
Cons - does not blend, super oily, yellow-ish coloring.
This foundation is THICK and MATTE. I havent found a way to use it without it having my face looking old and dry. It emphasizes wrinkles. Now, I use it occasionally as a concealer on my face. I dont love it as that since the shade is a bit too light, but its not horrible with bronzer on top. It covers everything but my hyperpigmentation, and thats mainly because the color isnt rich/dark enough.
But what bothers me its the thickness and matte effect. Its not very real or healthy looking. I had used it before, and I thought it didnt look as bad as now. Maybe I got older or they changed the formula. I dont know. I used to apply it with a wet sponge. But that dries my face even further now. All an all I dont like it.