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Current Concealer routine + Vichy Dermablend review

Those of you blessed with no under eye circles and an even skin tone *damn you!* might not feel the need for a thought after Concealer routine and almost anything will work for you. However it's not the same with most of the ladies out there, including me and being the flawless face addict I am, I'm always and I mean ALWAYS on the search for new concealers with the hope that one day (and that day will come!) there will be only one concealer that shall do the job for me.

However for now, I am really pleased with a combination of two :)

Namely the infamous Vichy Dermablend and my all time favourite MAC Select Cover.

Specialist skin care brand Vichy and camouflage make-up experts Dermablend collaborated a while ago and as far as I know, Dermablend only retails under the Vichy label now and no longer on its own.

I could not be any happier with the brands collaborating as even before Lisa Eldridge introduced Vichy Dermablend to the world on YouTube, I was always a fan of Dermablend camouflage concealers as nothing worked better than them.

Now Vichy Dermablend does two stunning products which can be used for concealing purposes. One is the Corrective Cream Stick and the other is the Corrective Foundation. I personally feel liquid sets better on my skin and is easier to blend in with the rest of foundation hence I have the Corrective Foundation in shade 25 which I use as a concealer.

A little bit about the shades
I am no way saying that the shade range offered for the Corrective Foundation is limited. I in fact like the variety and that it caters to women of colour.

I myself however don't have the perfect colour for my NC30/32 skin tone yet and I believe I would be 35 Sand as that's more of a yellowy-beige shade. I currently own 25 Nude as it looked neutral in the shade guides however its a tiny bit pink/cool for my warm skin tone.

Why don't I use it as a Foundation?
Firstly, it is a tiny bit cool/pink for me to use all over the face as then the difference would be too obvious. Secondly, it dries pretty quickly to a demi-matte, almost matte finish and would make the skin appear dull and flat as opposed to dewy and luminous which I personally prefer.

However, if you suffer from really oily skin, severe acne or blemish scars, you can definitely get away using it as a foundation and it will give you full coverage with a matte finish without feeling or looking cakey.

As a Concealer...
It is pure heaven!

Feels light as air yet demonstrates industrial strength pigmentation. Hardly creases, does not smudge or fade.

Just as demonstrated by Lisa Eldridge in her Acne covering tutorial, this is the only product I have come across that covers almost everything. From dark circles, spider veins, pigmentation, acne to blemishes and scars.

The beauty about the texture is that because it is meant to used as a Foundation, it is nice and light and blends quite nicely into the skin. Also, because of it's light formula, it does not crease like traditional concealers.

I start of by mixing a bit of this with the MAC Select Concealer on the back of my hand and cover dark circles first and then the area around the mouth where I suffer from uneven skin tone. To even out the face, I finish off by patting my flat top foundation brush with whatever's left on it, all over the face.

Vichy Dermablend Nude 25 on the left and MAC NC30 Select Cover on the right

I would not say the combination is the perfect shade for me, but its the best I have found so far for an NC30/32 skin tone and am quite pleased. I might just purchase shade 35 Sand soon but the £15 price tag (cheapest at Boots) has been deterring me hence ebay it shall be!

Have you tried anything from Vichy Dermablend?

Raech @ ❤ilvoeshopping❤ said...

i love Vichy dermablend! I have the same shade and works great! :)


Unknown said...

I always found that combinations of concealers works best for me... problem is can't find one good concealer, let alone 2.

def have to check this out!

Anonymous said...

That MAC concealor is defos one of the best ones I've tried for undereyes.

I'm dying to try the dermablend after seeing LE's tutorial on it. I've found a reason to expense the omeny on it though :( xxx

White Bazaar said...

I don't have any dark circles but have lots of blemishes, I really want to try the vichy foundation as a concealer! x

Donna said...

ive been hearing great things about dermablends foundation especially seeing it on lisa eldridge! would love to try this founadtion.




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