Dermablend • Cover Creme (new formula) • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Boy, I really hate this product. It was very drying and did nothing to cover my blemishes. It is really hard to get out of the container and gets worse over time. What a waste of money!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I use this as a concealer under my Smashbox studio skin 15 hour foundation and I LOVE IT. I have dark marks from old acne and this covers perfectly and it doesn't cause breakouts. I also use it as an undereye concealer although it does set into creases, so after applying with my concealer brush, I just give it a quick wipe with my finger. Anyway, it's worth the money, and its part of my daily routine . Great for any and all dark marks and discolorations
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
For a very oily face like mine, the bomb-dot-com. No kidding.
For what it is, I can't imagine another way to package this product than the pot it's in.
I use a clean finger, rub in the foundation pot which softens the product for application. Swipe on lower half and outer portion of face, then blend (patting motion) with sponge. A Dream. Even as I tend to appy too much foundation because of the soft buttery feel, I find it hard to overdo as the sponge blends out so well. Never had a cakey day. Honest:)
I use the next lighter shade undereye and 'mask' area.
Set with MAC skin finish natural. My powder brush is always spayed with Ben Nye Final Seal and this combo makes the whole shebang stay in place all day with no transfer, nearly oil-free. I do dust with pressed powder once after about 6 hrs - which is amazing for my oily skin.
I've been on this routine about a month and the compliments have been flowing. Unfortunately I'm not a person to bask in compliments so its not been so great but I must share the most amusing compliment I've heard:
After a long hot summer of fighting with even my HG turning cakey...
In a department round table meeting at work, a male two seats away from me gets up from his chair (while our manager is speaking), he walks past the 2 guys between us, bends down and whispers in my ear, "don't think you don't have to do any work just because you're all made up right today."
:o I didn't know what to do with the sip of coffee in my mouth before I started cracking up. ROFL
If you can find the right shade, this is worth the $
*my primer is monistat antichafing gel, applied and allowed to set before foundation.
*The sponge is from a bag of dollar store cheapie triangles. I use one for a few applications then toss.
*I did find myself with a huge, dry, nasty, crinkly, cakey mess when I set this foundation with a loose translucent powder as recommended. Dried me out with wrinkles and creases everywhere. Try your favorite setting powder before you give up on this one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've heard mix reviews on dermablend cover cream. Yet, I still decided to purchase. It's dermatologist tested for my skin type with SPF 30. I have post hyperpigmentation from acne. The product is a cream base full coverage foundation for people with Vitiligo, Birthmarks, Rosacea, Pigmentation disorders, acne scars or operation scars. I knew it would have strong staying and coverage power but, my concern was the mask or cakey look. I was afraid it would be difficult to apply or blend. I followed the direction on the packaging. I used the spatula and took a small amount, placed it on the back of my hand and blend to warm the product, it became creamer. I applied it to my skin with my finger and all I can say is "wow"! It applied on very very easily. It did not streak like liquid foundation, it applied smoothly The texture was creamy and slid on easily on the skin. I did not properly prep my skin with moisturizer or primer since it was a late night application (to test). It was not cakey and covered well. This is the first time I've used this foundation, and I have no difficulty with the application. I only rated this product a "4" due to a stubborn brown pigmentation under my eyes. It did not conceal too well. Yet, no foundation/concealer have. It did cover well on every other area. Since it's the first time, I may need to explore or even try Dermablend concealer stick on the hyperpigmentation since this product is a foundation and not concealer. A product worth trying. The price is worth it since it's 1 oz and it will go a long way compared to a 1 oz liquid foundation. I'm looking forward to trying the concealer and setting powder as well. My new holy grail foundation!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I was one of the lucky ones who managed to find a good match as far as colour with this product (Chroma 0), and I was drawn in by reviews I found on youtube. I have plenty of things to cover (redness, p&p's and broken capillaries from my rosacea as well as REALLY dark circles), and I am continuously disappointed by foundations, so seeing these miraculous looking tutorials, I was hopeful.
Honestly, when people say this product has a learning curve, they MEAN it. I have been using it for an entire month and I still can't get it to look right. I have tried mimicking videos on youtube with this stuff, I have tried primers, different powders, sponges, fingers, brushes, EVERYTHING, and this just will not look good for me. I blend for a ridiculously long time, and it refuses to blend into my skin (even though it's a very close pigment to my natural skin colour), it just sits on top, looking uneven. After setting it with powder, it still manages to fade within about 4-5 hours. Blargh.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm hitting my mid 30s, and was abusive to my skin in my teens and 20s. Combined with my horrible sun protection and three pregnancies, I am left with an uneven skin tone and melasma. I've been on the lookout for a fairly priced full coverage foundation. By another reviewer's suggestion, I ordered a sample pack from whatshebuys.com. I'm a "warm ivory" and it matches my skin great! I ended up ordering a full size container (1oz). Even though it was pricey, the amount you get will last a looong time, so probably in the long run it's cheaper than drugstore makeup.
Okay, so you want to know what I think of it? Well, I give it 4 stars. It's not working miracles, but it does even out my skin tone mostly. I can still see my age spots and some of my uneven skin, but it's not as noticeable. It does last all day, as long as I powder my face every so often. I even tested it by wearing it to the gym and it held up. My skin is normal/combo (oilier in the t-zone) and I live in humid Florida. Until I find something better, I'll stick with this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
i was so excited about this foundation ... until i got it
i have really oily skin and live in a hot place
the color i got just fit perfect to me but it does transfer and melt in few hours
It set badly into the fine lines
my boyfriend hates how fake it looks
it supposed to cover for 16 hours.
i just canīt belive that colorstay revlon staying power is much better than this
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I got this to cover up some bruises I got after Botox injections. I am taking it back. It simply did not work for me. I followed the directions EXACTLY as described, layering the product on very thinly until I achieved the 'coverage' I was looking for. My bruises were still visible, but were just looked covered in a ghost like paste. These weren't even big bruises to begin with, but I did have some blackish/purplish dots around my crows feet area and forehead and I dodn't want anyone to know I had Botox injections.
The product cakes up on your skin and shows every single flaw you have.. and a few you don't. Once again, I followed directions and applied to a very moisturized face and even exfoliated the night before to get rid of any flakes.
Also, colors are very hard to match. I originally went with warm ivory and took it back and tried two more shades and none were a good match for me..they were either much too light, too pink or too tan.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
..WHY...WHY WOULD THEY CHANGE THE FORMULA?
This used to be my HG foundation...now, i'm not so sure. I still like it all right, but i'll probably try new things out until i find something more like the old formula.
I have normal to dry skin, No major skin issues, i just like my skin looking 150% flawless. I'm an NC25 and i use chroma 1 1/2, its a tad too light but bronzer fixes that issue, it seems to be hard to find a perfect match, dont be shy by playing with the colors at the counter. This stuff runs about $36 after tax, but will last easily 6 months with daily use, which is much cheaper then any DS foundation.
It covers pretty well, full coverage. MUST use setting powder, dont splurge on theirs, just any ol powder will do. Lasts a while but I use this bc i have a job that has be constently dancing and sweating and i hate having to do touch ups, with this new formula i had to do very minor touch ups under my eyes and around my mouth about 3 times during my shift. Minor, but still a pita.
I must say that the new formula is much easier to apply, you dont have to take a blow drier to it or blend in as much, it looks great on my skin and not cakey at all. Idk... i'd prefer the "hassle" of the old formula bc once you perfected the application that stuff stayed on until you made it come off.
Anywho, great coverage, easy to apply, staying power is good, but not great. Will buy again, unless i find something that doesnt need powder and stays on throughout a whole shift.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have adult acne at the age of 31. At times, my breakout can be so huge and painful that dermablend provides me with the coverage I need to feel presentable. My only concern is the blending process. I use throw- away sponges (to reduce the spread of baterica) but the look can be to cakey. After reading other reviews, I will apply dermablend with a foundation brush and see what happens. I am glad that it does not contribute to more acne. But a good skin routine is important. I use raw African black soap; Dickson's witch hazel (sometimes); each night I make a Neem powder mask and I moisturize with Burt Bee's willow bark moisturizer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I ordered a sample set of colors from whatshebuys.com for 7.50 because i have difficult to match skin, it came with 6 colors And a sample of the setting powder, pretty awesome! BUT i just cant get this stuff to work for me, none of the colors are a great match for my skin (i'm pale but i don't look as pale as i am, and i have a difficult undertone) anyways this made my skin look very dry and after several layers i still couldn't cover my acne scarring, i moisturized and worked at it for a while but it just didn't work for me..my search continues
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Difficult to use package, doesn't melt as directed. You need to be really careful choosing the right shade. Accentuates dry skin. Not to sure if I really liked it. I'm using it to cover red spots on my faces due to a rare condition called morphea and although it covers it feels heavy, it accentuates dry areas so that now instead of looking red I look like I'm peeling. It also makes me look older
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Fine Eyes: Brown
With this product, you have to be very careful in choosing your shade. I bought the full size (28g/1oz) of Chroma 1/2 Warm Ivory and the travel sized (10.7g/ 3/8oz) of Chroma 2 2/3 Golden Beige. The former matched my skin at its palest in winter, and the latter at its tannest in summer. I find that if i take time to melt the product on the back of my hand, I can mix the two to find the perfect shade.
I don't like to use this product as a full-face foundation. I find it to be too heavy and unnatural looking. Instead I made a shade (in a separate smaller jar) to use as a spot concealer (it is also too heavy to use under the eyes) and if I have the time, I use the darker shade as a sort of cream bronzer/contour. As long as it is warmed up, this product does blend very easily into the skin. Staying power is pretty good at 8hrs (after setting it with powder).
The foundation comes in jars with provided spatulas so hygiene isn't too much of an issue. However, these will last a very long time (years.) so I don't know if it's hygienic to continue using them after the recommended 1 or 2? years.
I got mine on sale and probably won't repurchase at full price. There are cheaper, less time-consuming concealers out there that offer similar staying power and only slightly inferior coverage.
Don't get me wrong. It is an exception product if you have the time for it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Medium Brown, Cool Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is the best foundation ever. It stays on all day (even through Track practice) and covers up my acne scars. The price is reasonable, though I'm used to buying drugstore brands. I also love that it's hypoallergenic (can't go wrong there, especially with my sensitive skin). My one complaint is that without setting powder it rubs off :(
Update: This last forever, it's hard to make a dent in it. I keep it in the refrigerator so it works like it's new.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I bought this product to cover up hyperpigmentation on my skin that showed through my mineral makeup and to extend the wear of my mineral makeup. I work as a flight attendant and so having makeup that lasts 12hrs at a time is very important if I don't want to spend all day in the bathroom reapplying makeup.
For coverage abilities I rate this as the best product I have ever used. I gave up on concealers after trying just about every single one on the market and deciding they just don't work. This one does. It covers and it doesn't look like you've got concealer on. I get 90% coverage of my hyperpigmentation with two thin layers of product. I could completely cover it but I find the coverage I get to be sufficient. I prefer to look more natural than made up so I leave it at that.
For ease of application I rate it about average. This isn't the kind of product you can scoop out with your fingers and smudge across your skin. It's a professional product and must be applied with professional technique, either a brush or a sponge. It does require blending and for best results apply only the tiniest amount at a time. You can keep layering until you get the coverage you want, but if you apply too thick in one go it will look cakey. I am 38 and I find this creme to be a beautiful consistency and feel for my skin. It works wonderfully around my eyes and doesn't crease or cake in that area. As an eyeshadow base it's perfect for mineral makeup. It extends the life of my mineral powder colour makeup to a full 12hrs of wear without retouching. For anyone who's frustrated by the lack of staying power of mineral makeup, this is a godsend. I use it as a foundation on my pigmentation and as a concealer around my eyes then blend out and cover with my mineral foundation. I don't use the Dermablend setting powder as it's basically talc and any mineral foundation will do the same thing anyway.
You cannot however, apply this makeup without some sort of setting powder and expect it to look natural. You need a setting powder of some description over the top of it.
For packaging and quantity I rate it above average. The packaging is nothing to write home about but it's functional and a good size for toting around in a beauty case. It's not so huge that I need to also buy a travel size but it's generous enough that I don't need to buy more than one pot a year and that's with daily wear! The 1Oz pot will last most people 12 months. It looks tiny for the money until you realise just how sparingly you use it. It's more likely that you will be throwing away excess than running out quickly. For comparison, you get about 3 times the product in a dermablend pot than you would from the creme to powder compact in another brand. All for about the same cost.
The negatives of this product is the colour selection. Especially if you live in an area where there are not many stockists of this product, or testers are scarce. I found the range of colours to run on the darker side of complexions. As someone with medium fair complexion I found this kind of frustrating. The store I bought this from didn't have any testers of the lighter foundations so I had to guess based off a colour chart. Lucky for me, I made a good guess and got a colour reasonably close to my skin. It's fine for summer wear but in winter I will need to buy a lighter shade and blend the two colours myself. I typically wear the 2nd lightest colour in most cosmetics ranges with a yellow base. In dermablend Sand Beige suits my skin for summer wear, while I may have to blend it with warm ivory for winter wear.
The colours in the pot look scarily dark. When I opened my pot I thought I had just wasted $50, but when applied to the skin the colour is significantly lighter than it appears in the pot, especially after blending. The Dermablend colour chart is particularly unhelpful, it would be better if they divided the colours into undertones and shade depth instead. The colour I chose bears no resemblance whatsoever to the colour chart I picked it out from, it was just sheer good luck on my part that it's useful to me. If you had to buy it untested then I would go with one of their starter packs that gives you 3 foundation colours so you can blend them.
For me the cover creme is enough of an all-round product that I don't need to buy any of the other Dermablend product range. I can't see the point in buying their concealer when the cover creme is a concealer anyway. I do find it lives up the claim of preventing dehydration of the skin. That is a constant issue in my work environment and since I've been using this product under my eyes I've found it to have a very positive impact on saving my skin from a relative humidity of 10%.
I've learnt the hard way that if you want professional results (make up that lasts and covers correctly) then you need to skip fashion brands and buy professional makeup. Dermablend is a professional range. I wish I had bought it a lot sooner. I love mineral makeup but there is just no way it can cover and perform like this foundation does. But I love using my mineral makeup over the top and enjoying the best of both. This makes an excellent concealer and makeup base for mineral makeup wearers who want greater coverage and lasting power but a natural finish.
I don't have any issue with it rubbing off, melting away or caking like I have with many other types of makeup. I have fine textured, normal-dry mature skin. This is a very good product for my skin type.
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I loved DB! In fact I began using it over 20 yrs ago in college, when it came in a hygienic tube. It lasted for yrs as you only needed to use the least smallest amount. I am also a trained mua though still certified, I no longer work in that field, but for covering breakouts or skin imperfections that are not clustered together, was taught to use a dry feeling concealer. The same is written in Kevyn Aucoin's mu books, as dry concealer stay put, and since the pigment was so incredibly high in DB, you only needed a pin dot to cover anything, so no cake face due to the drier texture.
I purchased this in the little tub years back, same formula though I missed the tube. When that finally was done I headed back yo Macy's to buy another. The packaging looked the same to my eye, and the SA never mentioned, nor did the packaging indicate the product was re-formulized.
when I got it home I was shocked to see what appeared to be a layer of oil on top of the creme. While the pigment is still there, this is now a very creamy, dewy, concealer. I am sure the company changed it as many, many, people did not have satisfactory results because if they used too much, yes with any drier product you're gonna get a cakey face. But for those who knew how to work with it, it was amazing and did last an entire day once set with powder, any, not theirs alone.
I can see why the reviewer below me loves the newer formulation as I bet many will, although as she stated, there is a learning curve for this as well. I'm glad it helps so many too. I just truly miss having a water resistant, long wearing, natural looking concealer. For me this just isn't supplying those attributes anymore, and now I have a tub of the stuff!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Redhead here, with very, very fair skin -- I'm always the absolute lightest on the shade scale. Thankfully I've been blessed with lovely skin, no issues at all with acne or any imperfections, so I've been able to swing by with casual swipes of tinted moisturizer my entire life as my "foundation." Then I was in a really bad accident, and left with a lot of redness and scarring that is in the process of healing. Several of my doctors recommended Dermablend. It was really, really difficult for me to figure this stuff out coming from a very casual makeup user. I watched a ton of You Tube videos, and asked advice from everyone I know. What I have learned...dig it out (SMALL amount) of the jar and rub it on the back of your hand until it is nice and smooth. I warm it up with my breath, too. It becomes nice and creamy. Don't use any primer or lotion with it. My skin is on the dry-ish side, the best way it works for me is to use moisturizer the night before, then nothing the morning of application. I can't even wash my face in the morning or it won't stick, or cover properly. Also, you have to exfoliate like crazy the night before, because this stuff adheres to any flakes you may have, and cakes and looks terrible. Second, a foundation brush is NOT the way to go, don't waste your money on theirs, like I did. A concealer brush didn't work either. The best way I've found to apply it is by using a triangle sponge, blending like crazy. I only apply it on the red areas, and blend it in with the remainder of my skin. I don't apply it all over my entire face. Use a mineral powder foundation to set it, no need to buy their setting powder, mineral powder foundations work fine, and sort of finish the whole look. It just makes the Dermablend set, and gives a uniform look to the rest of your face, sort of "hiding" the Dermablend. Before I figured all of this out, I hated Dermablend, it did nothing for me, and I felt completely hopeless about these hideous scars. After playing with it, and trying and trying, I now use it every day. I'm so thankful, it gives me more confidence about my appearance while I heal. In fact, I even started using it on undereye circles, it works like a charm there as well. I highly recommend it, but I also recommend not giving up on it! Keep playing with it until you can get it to work for you, it is way worth the efforts.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I never knew concealer could be so amazing! I ALWAYS buy drugstore concealer, not realizing what I was missing. I had no idea there were actually products that really cover! I bought this on accident, the Dermablend boxes all look the same. What a great mistake. Holy cow does this stuff work. The color is a tad dark, but it blends nicely. I have bad acne scarring and blemishes all over and this stuff gives me flawless skin. I scoop a little out with the spatula onto the back of my hand. I'll smooth it out and apply a little at a time with a fluffy eye shadow brush and it melts right into my skin, giving me such a flawless look, I'll want to cry. I have never, in my life, come across a product as wonderful as this. I am so please with Dermablend, I think I might get the whole line.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I picked up Dermablend at Ulta after I received two kitty scratches -- on my face! It was bad. The scratches went from my lip to just underneath my chin on the left side of my face. (I was ready to kill the cat!) I needed something immediately to cover the scratches and read enough reviews to settle on Dermablend Cover Creme. If it didn't work, I would just return it. Well, after 3 weeks, I still have the Cover Creme and reach for it almost daily. I use it to only as a concealer on acne scars, blemishes, etc. Yes, the product is expensive but it's a huge jar and a little goes a long way. I blend and warm the product on the back of my hand and apply with fingers. I think I have the Cover Creme in Med Beige 2 1/2 or Golden Beige 2 2/3 (sorry, I don't remember!). For reference, I am a MAC NC35-40.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This stuff is amazing. I don't have terrible skin but it's definitely showing some wear and tear. I've got a lot of scarring and redness on my chin from cystic acne and a lot of broken capillaries under my nose. I've always had a hard time finding something that will cover AND last all day. This does it perfectly! It is pricey but you use so little that it will last a REALLY long time. Will def. buy again. I use it under my foundation btw.