Dermablend has been recommended across the beauty community as a great foundation for oily, acne prone skin. I have actually tried this foundation before but the lightest shade was so dark that I actually couldn't use it properly to give it a proper test.
When Vichy asked if I wanted to try out their new lighter shade, I jumped at the chance. I thought I'd show you a before and after in photos here on my blog but also give you a first impressions video so you could see me apply it and hear my comments as I go along. My skin has been terrible lately so I was really putting this foundation to the test.
For reference, I am a MAC NW10, the extra pale shade. The Dermablend foundation in 05 Porcelain is just a touch darker than the MAC one but once I applied concealer and the rest of my eye make-up, I think it blended in well.
Formula and Coverage
This isn't a super heavy foundation, which I was very happy about. I applied a thin layer, which covered most of my acne and scarring. I did apply a touch more over the most troublsome areas but generally, I'm really happy with the coverage.
I'd say this foundation has a semi-matte finish, with a little glow, so my skin didn't look too flat. You could leave it with a little glow coming through or add their Setting Powder.
I also received their translucent setting powder, teamed with the foundation, my skin looked flawless and had a lovely matte finish. The powder felt weightless and didn't make my face look cakey. I think it would work with a number of foundations.
Wearing both the foundation and the setting powder, I would say the foundation lasted around 6-8 hours before the oils on my face started to 'eat' the foundation and the shine came through. I think with touch ups this foundation could last most of the day.
You can see me apply the Vichy Dermablend foundation in the video below. I've just restarted my channel after a few years away from YouTube and would love it if you could subscribe!
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