I’ve been wanting to try the Vichy Dermablend foundation for YEARS now, and I mean years. There’s just something that’s been putting me off and I can’t put my finger on what exactly. It could be the price, since the RRP is close to £20 or it could be that they are placed amongst the skin care on the shelves at boots, and I kind of feel for a premium price I want something a bit more special? I’m not sure. But either way. Look Fantastic have recently started to stock it, and as an introductory offer they’ve got 1/3 off until the end of March, meaning it’s only £12!
I bit the bullet and purchased Dermablend in Nude. It’s really hard to gauge which foundation shade you are online isn’t it? Nude seems to suit my complexion quite well, but could do with being half a shade lighter I feel, so I might buy Dermablend in Opal whilst it’s on offer and mix the two together.
Applied with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush, it only takes 3 small dots around your face to create a really flawless complexion. The first day I wore it to work someone commented on how smooth my face looked! The coverage is pretty amazing, and even though it’s buildable I’ve found that with just one light layer it covers my spots to an adequate amount without the need for additional concealer.
I’ve only recently discovered using brushes to apply my make up and usually just use my fingers! I’m still not sure if I’m 100% converted, but it seems to be doing the trick anyway.
To create a really simple contour I’ve been using the L’oreal Glam Bronze Eau De Soleil, which I got through the post for free by signing up to their beauty panel. I’m not even sure how I did it and can’t find a link to the scheme, but they did email me about trying this new liquid bronzer a few months ago and I only got it last week! If anyone knows the link, feel free to drop it in the comments box below.
Anyway, I’ve never found a bronzing contour product as amazing as this! You literally dab your finger in and rub it where the shadow of your cheek bone should be (I say should, because if you have chubby cheeks like me, there’s no shadow there). A little goes a long way and it’s so easy to blend in literally half a second!
To highlight the shadow a little more, I swoosh a bit of lighter toned concealer underneath the shadow line just to make it more obvious, but less obvious, if that makes sense. You know what I mean. In the first swatch below, the colour have been blended with my finger and you can see how effortlessly they melt in to each other.
In the second swatch all I’ve used is the Dermablend. One layer blended with the aforementioned brush. As you can see it’s covered all my spots and blemishes pretty damn well. If you’re looking for a medium to heavy coverage foundation which will cover spots yet still feel lightweight, Vichy Dermablend is the one for you. Catch it for £12 right now over on Look Fantastic! The only thing I dislike is the smell when applying it, as it’s quite a clinical non fragranced product, but I guess that’s why it’s better for your skin in the long run anyway, as there’s no harsh scents in it.