Review of Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation by goldenbrown
This is a current 'hg' (possibly my only real 'longterm' hg ever!)! The only issue is that I LOVE a glowing flawless base - so would love a foundation that gave that to me. But that aside this is so awesome! Can't believe that this is like the least expensive foundation (excluding drug store/boots or superdrug stuff!) I have ever had and it is pretty much the best!
Here is why it is awesome!
- Covers really well! I apply a blob - a small one to my hand and apply it to my face and it even outs my skintone, covers scars and covers 70% of obvious acne or BIG scars.
I mix it out onto my hand with a bit of white fondation as my skin is a bit too pale for this - then i apply a few fintertip 'streaks' (think war paint stripes!) across my face - one of my chin, one on the jaws, the cheek bone, the check, the eyes, the forehead, temples...then I take my ecotools bronzer blush and blend that out and it looks so gorgeous and flawless - very natural! If you find it looks masky - just apply less! I go over bigger spots (it covers mostly and i have quite bad skin) with a heavy duty concealer like Estee Lauder Maximum Coverage which is amazing - I use the wonderful Bare Escentuals concealer brush and dab that on to my big spots over this foundation and my face looks perfect. It also takes much less time in the morning than my old foundation and concealer routine which could end up taking me literally 20 to 30 minutes ALONE to do - it was hell! Where as this takes no time at all.
One of the downfalls is that the lightest colour is a bit darker than my nw15 ppp skin - but I just add some white foundation to it and it works great - I love this as the foundation does not have a strong undertone and looks so natural! It does not cake or cling onto dry patches (<3!) - it covers *smoothly* pores rather than drawing attention to them and there is no melting off through out the day!
It lasts pretty much the whole day on me :). It does not break me out and it is very high quality! Thank you mua ladies for introducing this to me!
I would also like to share that exfoliating with sugar and olive oil (or just with whatever works for you!) makes a big difference in the smoothness of skin and how the foundation looks. Even a gem like this may catch on to your skins 'texture' if you forget to exfoliate two to three times a week!
This stuff really is great!! :)! Please check it out!
EDIT; sigh. I find that this can turn a bit orange on me, and can tend to settle into my pores (gets cakey, highlighting them) if I add highlighter on top or use a more heavy duty moisturizer :(.