I remember the cult brand Dermablend making a big splash on the beauty scene a couple of years ago when they launched the Zombie Boy campaign. Everyone was talking about it (well, maybe some beauty bloggers).
And rightly so, the Dermablend range offers incredibly high coverage and colour correction for those wishing to cover things such as acne, rosacea, vitiligo and tattoos for example, or even for those of us who like full coverage. As well as high coverage Dermablend claims long lasting results as well as being suitable for the most sensitive skin types. I’ve been trying out a selection of products from the Dermablend range with a couple being new or reformulated for 2017.
I’ll start with a new shade 05 Porcelain, which was added to the best selling Dermablend Corrective Fluid Foundation*. Dermablend Corrective Fluid Foundation comes in a squeezable black tube. The full coverage liquid foundation is somewhere between a cream and a more runny foundation, it reminds me of Estee Lauder Double Wear a lot, but maybe slightly thicker in consistency and with more pigmentation. Dermablend Corrective Fluid Foundation blends easily on the skin and is buildable, but I do think it becomes cakey looking when layered too much. This foundation feels very comfortable and gives a semi-matte finish but still leaves a freshness to the skin.
Unfortunately, despite Porcelain being the lightest shade available this was still too dark for me and too yellow for my cool pink undertones. I think if I had a tan I could get away with this colour but definitely not at the moment. Another thing that didn’t suit my combination skin (typical oily t-zone) was that it didn’t last especially well around my nose. This is a real shame because despite the colour issues and longevity around my t-zone I really liked the finish on my skin. There’s another Dermablend foundation called 3D Correction that is more suited to oily skin types, but I haven’t tried it as yet.
I’ve been mixing Dermablend Corrective Fluid Foundation with some of my Estee Lauder Double Wear in Shell to make the Estee Lauder less matte and it looks beautiful. Dermablend Corrective Fluid Foundation would be more suited to less oily skin types and sensitives skin too. I experienced absolutely no problems wearing this and my skin can be very temperamental with some ingredients.
Dermablend SoS Concealer Stick* has been updated and reformulated for 2017. The concealer is water resistant, won’t rub off and is also sweat resistant. The creamy formula is perfect for targeting skin concerns giving medium to extremely full coverage. I am incredibly impressed with this concealer. It blends beautifully giving a flawless finish with good staying power. I actually want to cry (thankfully the concealer is resistant to this) because again the colour is just a bit off for me and this really is a beautiful concealer ( although oily skin types might find the creaminess a bit too much). The smallest amount covers acne and it covers up a couple of little scars I have on my face easily. This also has an SPF of 30 which I think is very good indeed.
Next is the new Dermablend Covermatte Compact Powder Foundation*. This medium to full coverage powder foundation is incredibly finely milled and is very soft to touch. I was surprised that it doesn’t look at all drying on the skin instead it gives a lovely, velvet finish. This gives a good medium to high buildable coverage that lasts almost a full day on my skin. If you wish a lighter finish or to use this as a setting powder just use a brush (my favourites are some from The Body Shop) instead of the sponge it comes with. Dermablend really are killing me because, can you guess? The lightest shade Opal is too dark and orange for me. This is such a shame because this is such a beautiful powder but if you’re either really pale like myself or dark you might not get a good colour match. I’d highly recommend trying to swatch this and if you can get a colour buy it! It really is a wonderful powder foundation.
Which brings me nicely on to the Dermablend Setting Powder*. The loose translucent powder is also really finely milled and despite how white it looks in the container it leaves no visible traces on my skin. I’m not sure how it’d do on darker skins though. I found this to be a really good setting powder and doesn’t look at all dry on. I found the Dermablend Setting Powder very good especially for the under eye areas but it works a treat overall. This is definitely suited for all skin types but oily skin types may find they need something a bit more controlling.
Oh Dermablend, I have loved using you. The quality is so high and for a very reasonable price. The coverage is excellent and longevity good. The Dermablend range offers some of the best high coverage foundations and concealers I have used. I love the finish of everything I’ve used. But the colour selection just doesn’t work for my very pale, cool toned skin. This is such a shame because the range offers so much that you usually have to pay a much higher price for. If you do find a good colour match and love high coverage (although it can be made lighter if needed) this range is definitely worth checking out.
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