Monday, 29 February 2016

Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation and Setting Powder Review*

Vichy Dermablend 05 Porcelain 15 Opal foundation setting powder review

I was recently very generously sent two shades of the Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation* (RRP £18) as well as the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder* (RRP £16) to try so thought after a few weeks of testing them out I was ready to share my opinion!

I used to swear by the Vichy Dermablend concealer years ago when it was in the white packaging and I had really bad acne but along with the change in packaging came a change in colour and the shade I used to use no longer suited me. So, you can imagine how excited I was to see how the new Porcelain shade in the Corrective Fluid Foundation fared on my non tanned skin as well as Opal for when I have tan on! Vichy have also added two darker shades to the line-up and I’m loving the sleek black packaging and how easy it is to control how much foundation you are distributing.

Vichy Dermablend 05 Porcelain 15 Opal foundation swatches
l-r: Vichy Dermablend 05 Porcelain and 15 Opal Corrective Fluid foundation swatches

Full coverage foundation it my thing and the high concentration of pigments within the Fluid Corrective Foundation certainly provide just that. Crucially though, the foundation is not mask like at all and I’ve found that if I use my Beauty Blender I get a lovely natural but flawless result that covers redness around my nose and some acne scarring I still have. The Dermablend foundation is a lot thicker than my other foundations so I wasn’t sure how well it would work using my fingers to apply but again it gave a lovely finish. However, when I used my Zoeva Silk Finish I ended up having to cleanse it off straight away as I couldn’t get it worked into my skin at all and it looked so thick and cakey! I hardly ever use my Silk Finish brush to apply foundation anyway so this didn’t bother me as I loved the finish with the other methods I used to apply it!

Vichy Dermablend loose setting powder transparent

I’m having a bit of a love/hate relationship with the setting powder at the minute as loose powder is not my favourite thing in the world. I find it a little messy at the best of times and this is no different. After finding I wasn’t getting enough powder on the puff that was included I decided to screw the lid back on and give it a tiny little shake to get a bit more powder out to use with a brush. Big mistake. I've been dusting a little onto the brush then getting rid of the excess inside the lid before applying over the foundation.

Vichy Dermablend setting powder

What I do like about the powder however is that it’s lightweight, transparent and undetectable once it’s on the skin. I find the pairing doesn’t completely live up to its 16 hour claim and keep shine at bay so by lunchtime I’m having to top up but I do have an oil slick for face so this is something I have to do quite often anyway and the powder is so light it doesn’t move the foundation about when I reapply. This could work well for those with drier skin though!

Overall this is a lovely high coverage foundation that doesn’t cling to dry patches, look cakey or transfer. If you have any skin concerns it could be a real contender for you as the coverage is amazing but it still looks natural and spreads evenly over the skin. It’s also hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, tested on sensitive skin and paraben free! It does have SPF 35 which is another plus but also means it may come up a bit pale on camera so wouldn’t be my first choice for any photo opportunities but the shade Porcelain is perfect for when I have no tan on and Opal is great for when I do have some on!

Vichy Dermablend 05 Porcelain 15 Opal foundation swatches NARS Revlon Estee Lauder

The price point is mid-range, so a little dearer than standard drugstore foundations but a lot cheaper than the likes of NARS and Estee Lauder who also offer high coverage options and I've included some swatches against some of my other most used foundations so you can get a better idea of the Vichy Dermablend shades against them! The Vichy Dermablend range can be found at Boots, Escentual, Feel Unique and Look Fantastic as well as other leading and independent pharmacies!

Have you tried anything from the Vichy Dermablend range before? What did you think?

*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me. All opinions are my own.

Danielle xx



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  1. i have this on my way to me and i cant wait to try the powder especially as I am not a big fan of anything other than pressed powder :p
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Just don't shake the packaging when the puff is out of it! Things got a little messy but it's lovely and lightweight just not long lasting enough on my oily skin! Xx

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  2. I was sent these products too and the foundation really impressed me. I have to agree I think it works best applying with a beauty blender otherwise it can look quite cakey and streaky because it is such high coverage. The shade Opal is also a perfect match for my Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc colour wise! I have to say the powder does work well on my dry skin but my nose is the one area that is a little oiley and yes, sometimes I do need to top up! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The foundation and Beauty Blender are a match made in heaven! Ah I'm glad I'm not the only one! It's so lovely and lightweight, I'll maybe use it to set my forehead and something more mattifying for round my nose! Xx

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  3. That loose powder reminds me of the laura mercier one!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. I haven't tried that before, is it any good? Xx

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  4. I don't know.. I've never tried this foundation but I don't like hight coverage foundation. Maybe this is not for me ! xx

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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    1. It's not for everyone! But this is so easily blended and doesn't look mask like at all! Xx

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  5. The powder sounds good but I agree that loose can get messy! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. So messy haha! But perfect if you don't have super oily skin! Xx

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  6. I don't like full coverage so probably wouldn't go for this but it sounds like a lovely foundation! My mother used to always wear Vichy foundation & swore by it for years! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Yeah if you don't like/need full coverage you probably wouldn't think to pick it up but the coverage is amazing and it's so easy to blend in and feels lovely and light on the skin! Xx

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful foundation for those who like high coverage (not my case). Also such a shame you didn't love the setting powder. I'm a fan of Vichy's skincare but still haven't tried any of their makeup. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. I love Vichy skincare too, have just repurchased their Aqualia Thermal serum :) xx

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  8. I love high-coverage foundations so this might be for me! I've never heard of this brand before, might have to give it a try x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, definitely see if your Boots does testers and try the shades out :) xx

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  9. I'm trying this at the moment and I'm quite enjoying them. I love the finish of the foundation too, and the powder seems to be working very well for me, it's so finely milled! :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. It is isn't it! Love that it's transparent too! Xx

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  10. How didn't I know that Vichy did makeup?! It looks great :) xx

    http://www.itsjessiejane.com/

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  11. I've only tried Vichy skincare which I absolutely love but never tried the makeup! Definitely picking up a couple of stuff after reading this review!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  12. I love the foundation and the setting powder! I agree that the foundation looks best applied with a Beauty Blender, it gives such a flawless but still natural looking finish to the skin. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Glad you found that too Dagmara! Beauty Blenders are the way forward! Xx

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  13. Always heard such amazing things about this brand, but I've actually never tried anything!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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    1. It's great for both makeup and skincare Claire! Still can't comment on your blog by the way :( xx

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  14. Personally I really like this powder and haven't really been using anything else recently! The foundation is great when I'm breaking out too xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Definitely great for when you want the security of extra coverage! Ah I'm so oily at the minute, I think the powder will work better when theres not so much heating on! I hope anyway! Xx

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  15. I love the concealer stick, I still have some of the old one! ;)
    http://carolinapage.eu

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  16. I've never tried anything from the Vichy Dermablend range, but the foundation sounds great! I don't use setting powder so that's not a huge deal to me, but I like that the foundation doesn't stick to dry patches - I feel like it's hard to find a foundation that doesn't do that at a good price point. I loved this thorough review; thanks for sharing!

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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    1. Thanks for reading Sam! It's been working great for me! xx

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  17. I tried this foundation when I have acne problems and it worked beautifully on my skin: it hid blemishes and redness and pimples disguides very well indeed!
    xoxo
    www.milleunrossetto.blogspot.it

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    1. I wish I'd had the foundation too when my acne was bad but I had the old cover stick and it was amazing! Xx

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  18. I love the sound of the foundation! I have super oily skin too and I'm so tempted to give this a go now :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  19. When I need full coverage or want my makeup to stay put, this is my go to duo. I do use my beautyblender with it as any brushes I have tried give me a cakey look also x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. What is with that! The brush made me look awful but the Beauty Belnder made it look amazing! Xx

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  20. I'm not a fan of any kinds of powders but the foundation sounds lovely, I also love full coverage, just not for everyday, will be adding this to the list. thanks :)

    ♡SleepyHeaven | Bloglovin♡

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    1. If you love full coverage then you will love this! Xx

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  21. These are two of my favourite products. I find the foundation shade Opal is the perfect shade for me, the powder is amazing! I either use the powder to "bake" as they say haha or i just use it on my oily areas.
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

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    1. Ooh I will have to give the powder a go to bake my makeup then and see if it works better! Thanks! Xx

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  22. This is a great option! I've never heard of this brand. Great review love <333

    Lots of love,
    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

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  23. I've never tried anything from this brand before but it sounds like it did a pretty good job!

    She Likes to Shop

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    1. They are a great brand! I love their skincare too! Xx

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  24. I love trying new funds, I miss to try

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  25. I have the foundation and the setting powder and I love them both! So good for when I'm wanting more coverage!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  26. I've never tried Vichy before but I know a lot of people really love their foundations!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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    1. It was a lot more lightweight that I thought it would be but still gave amazing coverage! Xx

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  27. I haven't tried any Vichy makeup, however I've heard a lot about this foundation and the high coverage it gives. That powder would be tricky to use. I remember seeing Nicole Kidman's makeup failure (google it :)) with translucent powders :)

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Haha I remember that! I always make sure mine is well patted/brushed on! Xx

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  28. Would love to try these products!

    www.aimeroseblog.com

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  29. I love the setting powder! I wish it's available here in my Country. Great review dear!

    XX
    rICA | www.sassycebuannachic.com

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  30. The post is fantastic! I love it so much:)
    Have a wonderful day!

    www.theprintedsea.blogspot.com

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  31. Vichy has been mentioned a lot recently on many beauty blogs, I will have to try out some of their products!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk (comments are always appreciated!)

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    1. They have so many products in skincare as well as makeup! Xx

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  32. I haven't tried the range, but have heard a lot of good things about it. Thanks for sharing!

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.it/

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  33. Ah I love the powder so much, it's my all time favourite loose setting powder! xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  34. These products both sound like things I'd love, although I haven't tried anything from this Vichy range. I really like loose powders too, so that is definitely something I'd love to try. I have combination skin and just love [owders that set my make-up but aren't cakey at all. It looks like the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder - which I'm obsessed with..:)

    - www.veebzboo.com
    - www.youtube.com/veebzboo - Gold Smokey Eye with a Pink Liquid Lip

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    1. Ooh I haven't tried that one! I find loose powders a little messy but if you like them you should try this one, super lightweight and not cakey at all! Xx

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  35. Didn't know Vichy had foundation, I thought they did skincare only! I've started using powder over foundation now, as it makes my blush look more natural! I have somewhat dry skin and would probably want to try the vichy powder over the foundation!

    Macarons and Mischief

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    1. I think it would work really well for dry skin! I've actually been using it with another foundation the last few days and it's been working amazingly! Xx

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  36. I have never heard of Vichy but it looks really great as I am a big fan of setting powder!!

    Charlotte x

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    1. They do a lovely skincare range as well as makeup! Xx

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  37. I've never tried any of Vichy's makeup before but I do remember hearing a bit about the whole DermaBlend line back in the day. I'm not the biggest fan of loose powders either as they're a bit of a hassle to use. Appreciate the honest review!

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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  38. i've read with attention all of your fav. I've just bought the new l'oreal cushion fondation and it's super top. il lov it

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    mari
    www.ilovegreeninspiration.com

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  39. I love vichy products. Surely try it out.

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