A few weeks ago L and I were sent some the Vichy Dermablend Corrective foundation and Setting Powder to try out. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it as it’s been a firm favourite of L’s for a while now but one I’ve not gotten around to trying. You can see L’s original post on the foundation and how it looks on the skin here.
Since then the packaging has changed from black to white which I think looks better. And plus messy foundation fingers don’t look as bad on it. I also love that it’s in a squeezy bottle. Something about glass foundation bottles does look better but practicality wise a this is better for controlling how much foundation you want and getting every last drop out.
L already knew she was the shade Opal so I went for this too as we are pretty similar in colours. I think I could probably do with picking up the new shade porcelain to mix the two in as I get paler over the winter. If you are pale this is a great foundation to try! There are 8 shades in the range and they do have a mixture of shades from light to dark.
As soon as L gave me it I couldn’t wait to get it on my face! So far I’m absolutely loving it and find myself reaching for it most days. I find with this I need less foundation then other products as a little goes a long way. It seems to blend with every brush I’ve tried including traditional foundation, real techniques expert face and buffing brush. It leaves my skin looking like skin but perfected. Considering it’s a more full coverage foundation I love that my skin doesn’t feel masked or looked caked on. I should have listened to L’s recommendation sooner!
The setting powder is also right up my street. I prefer loose powders lately and I know some people don’t like the mess but I find it gives my skin a better finish. This one comes with a puff in the top which I do like as it means it’s one I can take with me and use on the go. The first thing I have to say about this is how amazing the texture is. It’s the lightest, softest texture ever!!! If you’ve felt the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder it really reminds me of that. It buffs into the skin and doesn’t make the skin look super powdering or disturb the foundation under it. It just makes the make up last look and controls my shine!
I’m totally sold on both of these and my beloved Laura Mercier Mineral Powder foundation has definitely been replaced with the setting powder!
Have you tried Dermablend or Vichy products?
As M has mentioned I have been a long standing fan of Vichy’s Dermablend Corrective Foundation and couldn’t tell you how many I have bought over the last few years. I just love the finish it gives my skin and the pigmentation is so good it covers really well – even some of my acne scars just disappear.
Another factor I love about it is the SPF 35 it contains, I don’t need to apply many layers of products as I know this will cater to my needs and leave my skin looking flawless for the whole day.
I have been using the foundation for a while however I was yet to try the Setting Powder, and I was not disappointed. As M said it’s very similar in texture and finish to an extremely well known powder that’s received rave reviews – and I can tell you now that it is completely comparable. I love the finish and it really sets my face for the day, and I am 100% impressed.
The Fluid Corrective Foundation costs £18, and the Setting Powder is £16. Both are worth every penny and both will be staying firmly on my purchase list for a very long time.
Maybe a primer will be the next product on the books??