Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation is one of those foundations that just about everyone and their mother has raved about at some point or other. If you are looking for a buildable yet full coverage foundation this could be just what you are looking for...
A quick glaze over the packaging - a small, squeeze style tube which is easy to use and isn't prone to leaking nor releasing excess product when in use (of course don't be overzealous when applying pressure to disperse the liquid). The plastic outer is great as it wipes clean so easy - foundation is generally a messy process huh? The great thing about this tube is that once you can squeeze out no more product you can cut off the top and scrape out enough product for several more uses.
Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation comes in five shades, I selected the shade Nude which is the second lightest shade but not all that fair in truth. I would liken Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation in Nude to be similar in tone as MAC NC30 and generally pretty cool in tone. I would not recommend blind purchasing a Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation as the shades run a little on the deep side, rather I'd recommend popping into your local Boots store and colour matching yourself. While we are on the topic of shade I can vouch that this did not oxidise on my oily skin which I did fear it would due to the heavy texture.
There is no denying that Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation is one of the few foundations out there that will cover just about all problem skin conditions (redness, blemishes, dark circles and even tattoos!) without the need for concealer. Yet personally I find this high coverage foundation to be a little heavy on the skin despite the brands weightless claims. I found that in order to make this work for my skin type I really had to buff this into the skin and set with a powder otherwise it has a sticky like texture. I wouldn't deem it to be all that comfortable. Despite the texture woes Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation doesn't look heavy or mask like on the skin, it sets to a semi-matte but natural finish that doesn't look flat even should you apply this in layers. If set with powder Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation typically wore around for 7 hours on my oily skin before becoming a little shiny on my t-zone. I don't currently have any dry areas on my face but I can't see it being problematic for dry skins i.e it won't cling or collect in such areas. In all honesty I find it this foundation to be a little too heavy for all over wear but do like to use Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation as a high coverage concealer - it is great for using on the undereye area as it covers so well and doesn't crease. Oh and I should mention that this foundation contains an SPF20, I found it does flashback a little in photos.
Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation £16/30ml via Boots - link.
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