The first time I had heard about the Vichy Dermablend was through their amazing commercial featuring a heavily tatted man [a.k.a. Zombie Boy] - who had been expertly covered with the Vichy Dermablend foundation:
And I thought ... what an amazing, amazing product!
Fast forward a couple of months, and I was given the opportunity to test it out for myself. Vichy have recently launched a 3D version of this foundation, mostly targeted for people with Acne or problematic skin [it helps smooth everything out]. However, since I don't suffer from really problematic skin, I decided to go with the original formula of Dermablend.
It promises 16 hours of wear, with an SPF of 35, I know that many people really hate having SPF in their foundation, but I find that this does not give any exceptional flash back when using flash photography.
Mine is in the shade #35 Nude and it matches me perfectly. It has quite a neutral verging on yellow undertone.
The formula is neither too thick or too thin: it leans more towards the liquidy side - which is something which I was not prepared for - as usually full coverage foundations are thicker than normal ones.
It feels quite light on the skin, especially when applied with a damp sponge, however it also applies well both with a brush or even with your hands.
It gives medium to very high coverage and has a near matte finish. The finish is quite natural, especially in day light. It can be easily layered without getting a cake-y finish. It evens out my skin tone, and gives a nice even finish to my face.
On me it lasts around 8-9 hours, and my face starts turning oily after about 3-4 hours of wear. I do have to set this, as I have really oily skin.
This Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation is one of the best foundations currently on the market!