Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Vichy Dermablend Foundation - An Update

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Fluid Foundation* has had a sleek new make-over! 
Plus new shades added to the line-up!

vichy dermablend foundation beauty blog review setting powder


Over a year ago now I reviewed the original Vichy Dermablend foundation, previous review can be found here. I made no secret of my love for this foundation, simply for its amazing ability for covering my skin when imperfections (spots) and redness were playing up.

Vichy got in touch and sent me their new improved sleek designed packaging for their foundation. So I thought I'd do an updated review, show you the new design and let you know my thoughts.

You will be happy to know the new version is still the same formula and still has all the great qualities including an added SPF 35.
Spf is a must for me, I wear it ever day when going outside even if I don't have any make-up on. So an in built spf35 is great, means I can skip a step hopefully less time getting my make-up done in the morning!

The foundation however now comes with 3 extra shades added to the line-up. 
So it now comes in a total of 8 shades with Porcelain being the lightest. Opal, Nude, Sand, Gold, Bronze, Coffee and lastly Espresso.

vichy dermablend foundation beauty blog review setting powder


Still provides the long lasting stay power of up to 16 hours. Can't really comment on that as I don't wear foundation for the full 16 hours, but I do know it stays on and lasts several hours. It is still in place at the end of the day. 
What I also love about this foundation is it's not perfumed. I find some foundations can irritate my sensitive skin, this however is also non comedogenic which basically means it won't block your pores.

I love and highly recommend this foundation as it blends beautifully into the skin whilst still providing the medium to high coverage helping to conceal imperfections, scars, acnes and other problematic areas such as dark circles.
It doesn't feel cakey or overly thick which is surprising as it really does a fantastic job of hiding imperfections. You would be forgiven for thinking it would end up looking and feeling like a mask like due to it's high coverage however it feels nice and lightweight when blended in.
It has a light silky texture with a matte finish but doesn't feel drying at all and also doesn't cling to any dry areas, which I find other matte foundations have a habit of doing.

Once I have buffed the foundation onto my face I then go in with a powder brush loaded with their amazing setting powder, Vichy Dermablend setting powder review



It looks white in the container but trust me it goes transparent once blended in and helps keep oily shinier areas matte throughout the day. Not only that it helps prevent smudges and actually makes your face water-resistant! Although I've not yet tried this yet but I'm sure with the british weather I will get to in no time - It has a tendency to rain!. Basically it sets everything in place for the day / night ahead, providing that extra reassurance. I still stand by my claim that this is the best setting powder I have ever tried!

My blog post of how I apply and use Vichy dermablend foundation and the setting powder can be found here.

Overall I am really impressed with the new sleek make-over of the packaging for the foundation. And with the addition of 3 extra shades there is bound to be one for you and if not there is always the option to mix two shades to create your own bespoke shade! I have been using this non stop and once finished I will definitely be re-purchasing. 

If you have sensitive problematic skin and find that foundations just don't blend or sit well on your skin then try Vichy. It covers yet gives you a natural looking finish. Can be found at Boots.com online and instore. As-well as Escentual.com 

* This blog post contains a PR Sample