Thursday, 29 May 2014

Review | Vichy Dermablend Corrective Compact Cream Foundation

I'm not normally one for cream foundations, for one I find them too heavy, but mostly I just can't figure out how to apply them well! Yes they usually come with a sponge applicator but I find them too tricky to apply an even base and most cream foundations don't work well with a brush. So, when I received Vichy's Dermablend Corrective Compact Cream Foundation (£19.50-£22.50)* at an event a few weeks back I was a little hesitant to try it. Oh what a fool I was to wait so long!

I have to admit I might still have not tried this foundation if it wasn't for Anna from Vivianna Does Make Up whose new video gives this cream foundation a little mention. She clearly showed it wasn't like any other cream foundation out there; it was a doddle to apply. So the next morning when I was sat at my vanity table I decided to take the plunge and to my amazement it went on like a dream. My Real Techniques Expert Face Brush was my weapon of choice and it did not let me down.

So, lets get on to a little run down about this product. To say this was a freebie I can't complain about the colour match at all. The lovely lady at the Vichy event handing out the goodie bags chose from different piles depending on individual skin tone's and although it might be a teny bit on the pale side, after a little bit of bronzer you can't tell at all, so that lovely lady did a cracking job. Like I said before I am amazed at how easy this cream foundation is to apply. Just give your brush a little swirl in the pan and you're good to start blending away.

Now, after a few applications I have finally got the technique down to a tee. The best tip I can give is to go in with a light hand. As this is a full coverage foundation (as Vichy specialise in covering almost any imperfection possible, scares and blemishes alike) it can be hard to blend seamlessly into the skin if you pick up too much product at a time. I was left with a few brush streaks to the face when I first tried this foundation and it took a good few minutes of buffing to get these streaks to disappear. But, if you pick up a small amount of product on your brush, well, blending becomes a dream.

This technique also proves a goodie because, due to it's full coverage, its easy to create a thick layer too quickly. Using the light handed technique allows you to build this foundation up to the perfect coverage for your preference. Whilst I'm on the subject of it being a heavy foundation, it could be easy to think that it will be cakey once on the skin, well that certainly isn't the case. Once on it dries to the finish of any light liquid foundation whilst still having a powerful coverage. I am not one to use much concealer on the face (the under eye circles is a different story which I'm sure you're all bored of) but when I have Vichy's Dermablend Corrective Compact Cream Foundation on there is no need for extra concealer on those blemishes at all. It really covers amazingly and I have been searching for a foundation that can do that for years.

Again, as it is a heavy foundation, you could be lead to believe that it feels heavy once on the skin, wrong again! This foundation is so lightweight you can't feel it at all, and that's when you're applying it and after it has set. Vichy claim their Dermablend range last a minimum of 14 hours on the skin and they are not half wrong there. This cream foundation looks flawless all day. I notice that my blusher, bronzer and lipstick have out right disappeared when I get home from a long day at the office, but my foundation hasn't moved an inch. Team that with the Dermablend Translucent Setting Powder and you're using a unstoppable combination.

I can't tell you how it is for my oily skin at the moment as I seem to be having a major oily time at the moment but that happened before I stared using this foundation. What I can say though is, although it dries to more of a matte finish, if you have dry skin you have nothing to worry about. Although cream foundations have a reputation of sticking to dry patches it is clear that won't be happening with the Dermablend Cream foundation.

Basically this cream foundation blows all the stereotypes out of the window. It has blown them out so much that I think I have done a complete 360! I went from hating cream foundations to this being my current favourite foundation ever. Well done Vichy and thank you.

Have you tried the Vichy Dermablend Corrective Cream Foundation? What do you make of it? And what do you think of cream foundations all together, are you a fan? Have you tried any other products from the Vichy Range? Let me know below.

Thanks for reading and thanks again to Vichy.
Hannah xxx


  1. It sounds amazing :)

    I personally really don't get on with cream based foundations - just because, as my skin is aging I find that the thicker product cracks on my pores and fine lines - I wouldn't write it off though after this fab review :)


  2. I'm the same with cream foundations, I've always been a bit apprehensive to try them but this sounds great! especially if I don't have to bother with a concealer, that's always a winner for me!
    Do you know where this is stocked?

    aimey xo

  3. I always feel the same about cream foundations, they always feel so heavy and thick. This sounds great though, might need to check it out. x

    Kate | raspberrycheeks

  4. I have always wanted to give Vichy's foundations a try due to bad acne scarring and after this review I'm definitely going to check it out! x

    emily x | emily's beauty blog

  5. I have used this for a week now and I really love the texture and how it covers my horrible acne scarring which i have had doe some many years. This really is amazing coverage even though i have terribly oily skin but it doesn't matter when I use this and a bit of bronzed on top the only problem is I have been using it for a week but it seems to be given me more spots I have been getting rid of for the last year now they have started to come back since using this which I am devastated about as I love this cream foundation. I don't use a brush or sponge just the one it comes with. Can anyone tell me if they have had more spots from using this foundation. Thanks x


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