Hey lovelies, today I wanted to share quite a new discovery for me, Vichy Dermablend. You will have probably seen the video below before which is what first introduced me to the brand. I was amazed by the coverage of the Dermablend so I decided to use my Advantage Card points to pick up the makeup stick. If you haven’t seen this video definitely have a look!
I figured that if Vichy products could do that to all those tattoos, surely it would cover up my stubborn old blemishes! I went for the makeup stick rather then then the liquid foundation because I knew this stuff was going to be thick and I didn’t want to end up looking like I was wearing a mask. I chose the stick so that I could use it as more of a concealer.
So is Vichy Dermablend worth the hype? I’ll be honest, I’m kind of undecided. As I said, I knew this stuff would be thick but even the stick is very cakey. The plus side is that it covers my blemishes amazingly! To the point where you’d need to put my face under a magnifying glass to be able to see any discolouration at all. I’ve found it needs blending out really thoroughly and you need to work quite quickly because it dries down really fast. There’s nothing greasy or sticky about this at all and it leaves my skin looking nice and matte which I love.
The stick sets you back £19.00 and you get a whopping 12g of product meaning it’s going to last ages. I got this in the lightest shade (as always) which is Porcelain. It’s a touch yellow but not too much that it doesn’t work for me. I apply it to the back of my hand to warm it up a bit as it’s very hard and then I pat it onto my blemishes with my ring finger before blending it out with a fluffier concealer brush. Some people report problems with creasing but that’s something I haven’t noticed. That being said though I also prepare my skin with moisturiser and a primer so that may be why. It’s travel friendly, just a little bit bigger then a lipstick, so you can just throw it in your bag for touch ups on the go. I’ve had no breakouts or irritation with this product.
You can see from the swatch that it’s thick so you need to use the tiniest amount. I wouldn’t recommend this for drier skin as I think it would probably stick to all those drier patches that you try to cover up. I’m not sure this is a holy grail concealer but with skin as bad as mine has been recently it’s been a bit of a life saver, particularly when I want flawless makeup on a night out.
If anyone else has tried this and has any application tips I’d love to hear them!