Mar 022011
 

Vichy’s Dermablend liquid foundation ($28, available here) can be used as a highly pigmented, lightweight concealer that covers all types of problem areas without caking.  I first heard about Vichy Dermablend from Lisa Eldridge, who did an incredible acne-covering tutorial using this product.  If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s well worth a look:

 

I found that applying 15 Opal with a very soft brush (MAC 217), I was able to cover imperfections quite flawlessly.  I then applied a very sheer foundation over the rest of my face, so that the rest of my makeup didn’t look cakey or too dense.  Lisa’s right–most of us have only a small percentage of our face to worry about.  So why use a heavy foundation, when a little bit of spot coverage will do?


Following Lisa’s directions, I can attest that this foundation really, really works well for covering spots or other problem areas.  It’s a huge 1.2 oz. tube for $28.  It can be used under the eyes in a pinch, keep in mind that some may find it a little dry but I found it workable.

You should note that Vichy also makes a tube concealer, which I have not tried.  To be honest, from the reviews that I’ve read, this foundation gives better coverage using less product so the liquid foundation is really the way to go.  Although Vichy Dermablend has SPF 20, I do not ever anticipate using it all over my face.  It’s far too heavy for that.  So using supplementing with a regular sunscreen is a must when using this to spot treat.

 

 

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  6 Responses to “Vichy Dermablend Foundation- Because No One’s Perfect”

  1. I bought this foundation after I saw Lisa’s YT.
    I love love love it and it is my HG at this moment. I have a tiny bit of hyperpigmentation left in my face (most is gone by using AHA products and Vit. C serums) and this covers it completly in one thin layer.

    Unfortunately they dont sell the tube concealer where I live, otherwise I would have tried this one as well.

  2. Another great post, Amy, about a product unknown to me. I would have loved using this foundation in 2003 when I looked like a raccoon because of melasma. That problem has been successfully treated and nearly fully removed, but for so many gals dealing with hyperpigmentation or acne scars/residual spotting, or even both “imperfections,” Vichy can be a blessing. My sense of self was adversely affected back then, so this foundation is more than just makeup for your face. It’s that little bit of hope that things will get better. And they do!

  3. I was so impressed by this video myself. Luckily I never suffered from acne but it is great to know how to cover it for others. When I get a product which Lisa recommends = success :)

  4. Wow! This video is amazing!!! Can you please do some swatches??

    • Hi Rose, I only have one color and don’t have access to the full line. Opal matches my MAC NC15/Chanel Cameo (or Ivoire) skintone. I believe this is sold in drugstores and online, so I have no access to testers for the whole range (at least, near me). Perhaps check with Karlasugar.net? She’s usually wired with an ability to swatch entire collections and sometimes takes requests.

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