Friday, 23 September 2016

Vichy Dermablend Review

 I've seen a lot of people in the blogging world talking about the brand Vichy and how good it is for covering up acne scars and pigmentation, so when I was offered the chance to try out the new foundation and powder I absolutely jumped at the chance! I've talked about my struggles with acne in depth on this blog and even when my skin clears up for a few days I'm left with scars that look just as bad as the acne itself. I need a high coverage foundation so this seemed like a perfect one to try out!

VICHY DERMABLEND FLUID CORRECTIVE FOUNDATION* | £18
requested the lightest shade of this foundation, 05 Porcelain, which is actually still a little bit too dark for me but that's not surprising as I have ridiculously pale skin and I always find it hard to find foundations that match. It blends out really well though so as long as I carry the foundation down on to my neck it's all good. Compared to the current foundation I have on the go (Bourgois Healthy Mix), this does seem to give more coverage and if you layer it you can achieve a pretty flawless look. I was super happy that it took much less product to achieve the same amount of coverage! The only issue I had with this foundation is that it was slightly too drying for me (I have combination skin and my cheeks are super dry and prone to flaking), however I found that using this foundation for my first layer and then building Nars Sheer Glow on top gave me ridiculously good coverage from Vichy but the formula of Sheer Glow kept my skin feeling dewy and the dry patches at bay! I would recommend this foundation for all skin types as the coverage is super good but if you're more on the dry side I would definitely try building with another foundation that you know works on dry skin! 

VICHY DERMABLEND SETTING POWDER* | £16
I was super excited to try out this product as I've never used a loose powder before and I was very curious to see if it would be better than pressed powders. The powder itself is a very good product. It's translucent and applies really nicely, without looking cakey but still giving a matte effect. I didn't notice much shine around my t-zone throughout the day which is saying something for me as I'm usually topping up 24/7 so I was very impressed with that! The only thing that let it down for me was the packaging. You access the powder by tipping the tub upside down so the powder can fall through these small holes and onto your brush or sponge, however because I suffer with acne, I need my makeup to stay completely in place and I use a lot of powder to do this, but I found that it took ages to get a sufficient amount of powder onto my sponge as only a slight amount fell through at a time. If I can manage to remove the lid that covers the powder so I can access it directly with a brush I can definitely see myself using this powder every day, and if you're someone who doesn't like to use that much powder but still wants their makeup set in place, this is definitely a product for you!

Have you tried these products and if so, what are your thoughts?
xxx


*This post contains PR samples. All opinions are my own.
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10 comments

  1. I've been wanting to try this for a while but I tend to have very dry skin around my nose area. I'm not sure if I should try it now!

    Renee | Life After Lux

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    1. I think if you used a good moisturiser and/or mixed it with another foundation you could make it work but obviously everyones different and you know your skin best so you know what will work for you! :) It's worth a try for how good the coverage is though, just finding the right way to make it work for you! xxx

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  2. Everyone's been raving about these two products recently and I have to say I'm impressed by the review by the powder, it sounds amazingg!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. It is a really good product so I would recommend giving it a try! But like I mentioned in the post it is difficult to get a lot of product out so if you only like a light sweeping of powder then yeah it would probably be a good product for you :) xxx

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  3. Great review! I don't think the foundation sounds right for me as I also have combination skin, though the powder sounds awesome!
    www.britishmermaid.com

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    1. Thank you! The coverage of the foundation is worth it if you can make it work on your skin type but yeah the powder is really good! :) xxx

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  4. Love love love these two products so much, the coverage and silkiness of the powder are spot on. Great review, glad you like them too! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Glad you liked the post! :) I will definitely be getting a lot of usage out of these products I think! xxx

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  5. Ooh okay, the powder sounds a lot nicer than the foundation for me.
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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