I went to Ulta looking to get the famous CoverBlend concealer that has gotten awesome reviews on here, but on accident I got the names mixed up and bought this instead. whoops! So, still not realizing I bought the wrong stuff, I began using it. It seemed okay but not that great and certainly not living up to all those good reviews. I tried it all over as a foundation as that's what it's meant for. The coverage is just not good enough for what I need it for, but this is a foundation. It barely conceals my dark circles or my acne scars, and I used it with my fingers to apply. Sooo I was dissapointed. Then, I realized I got the wrong stufff and went back to ulta to get the coverblend.....and it is much better. Covers my dark circles great and my scars. So if you want something that covers well, go with coverblend over this, but they are both sold at the same place(ulta) so you can go ahead and try both for yourself when your there. For reference, I am NC20 and got this dermablend in natural beige and I got the coverblend concealer(multi-function) in light. Hope this helps!
The one of the few foundations that does not brake me out. It has a very natural look and it is very easy to blend. It covers all my pimple scars and hides all the redness i tend to have around my nose and pimples. It is a bit oily but I use a powder on top of it to seal it off (bare minerals). And it doesn't even look like I'm waering any make up at all.
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:)