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Vichy Switzerland recently expanded its Dermablend range with three brand new products that, according to the brand, can conceal just about anything. From acne and redness to severe skin discolorations and even tattoos, the new Dermablend products promise to make it all invisible. Need proof? Just take a look at this:
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If the Dermablend products can transform Zombie Boy into a ‘normal’ ink-free guy, then I’m sure they can hide my acne and hyperpigmentation as well. Today I’m reviewing all four products from the Vichy Dermablend line in terms of color, texture, coverage and wear, and I’m showing you how well they did at covering up my tattoo*. Let’s have a closer look together.
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* upper leg + waterproof eyeliner = DIY tattoo
Vichy Dermablend Foundation SPF 35 in 25 Nude
In short: The Vichy Dermablend Foundation has been available for a while now and was the first product in the Dermablend range.
Color: I received the Vichy Dermablend Foundation in 25 Nude, a light beige shade with neutral undertones. My own skin tone is warmer and darker than Nude, though, so the second lightest color from the range was unfortunately not a good match for me.
Texture: The Vichy Dermablend Foundation is quite runny and is easy to apply and blend. It also feels quite light on the skin, despite the high coverage it gives.
Coverage: Of all four Dermablend products the Vichy Dermablend Foundation provides the least coverage, but that doesn’t mean that the coverage is bad. On the contrary even, because the foundation’s medium to high coverage is very buildable and is more than enough for skin with normal everyday imperfections. And not unimportant: the finish looks quite natural. Good!
Tattoo test: It took quite a bit of layering and putting this much foundation on your face is not realistic of course, but the Vichy Dermablend Foundation did manage to completely hide the ‘I’ in my tattoo.
Vichy Dermablend Compact Cream SPF 30 in 35 Sand
In short: The new Vichy Dermablend Compact Cream is the compact cream version of the Vichy Dermablend Foundation.
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Color: I received the Vichy Dermablend Compact Cream in 35 Sand, the middle shade from the five that are available in Switzerland. Sand is a medium shade and is therefore a better match for me than Nude, but because of the rather pink undertones it’s still not a perfect fit.
Texture: The Vichy Dermablend Compact Cream is clearly thicker and creamier than the liquid foundation, and this definitely contributes to the extra coverage that the product provides. Unfortunately I don’t like the way you have to apply compact cream foundation. The texture is – for me at least – very thick, and that means a little more rubbing than I would like. Poor skin…
Coverage: Where the liquid foundation sometimes needs a second layer, the Vichy Dermablend Compact Cream easily hides all redness, scars and impurities with just one thin layer. Nice!
Wear: Just like the liquid foundation, the Vichy Dermablend Compact Cream ensures virtually perfect wear from AM to PM, and it doesn’t seem to be affected at all by humidity or sweat.
Tattoo test: One layer – dabbed on instead of rubbed on – was enough to almost completely conceal the heart in my tattoo. As you can see the discoloration still came through just a little bit, but to be fair, the cream foundation did have to deal with the trickiest part of the whole tattoo, which was that big solid black heart.
Vichy Compact Stick SPF 30 in 25 Nude
In short: The Vichy Dermablend Compact Stick is the stick version of the Compact Cream.
Color: I received the Vichy Dermablend Compact Stick in 25 Nude. Oddly, the Compact Stick in 25 Nude is slighty darker and warmer than the liquid foundation in 25 Nude, but that’s fine because it makes it a better and almost perfect match for me. Woop woop!
Texture: The Vichy Dermablend Compact Stick has a texture that can be compared to that of the Compact Cream, but just slightly creamier and therefore easier to apply and blend. Love it!
Coverage: The stick easily covers redness and acne and it also does a great job of hiding dark circles. And it seems to be waterproof as well. Great!
Wear: I’m starting to sound like a broken record here, but the wear of the Compact Stick deserves nothing but praise!
Tattoo test: By firmly dabbing on the Vichy Compact Stick, my three x’s completely disappeared, great!
Vichy Dermablend Total Body Corrective Foundation SPF 15 in Medium
In short: The new Vichy Dermablend Total Body Corrective Foundation is a liquid body foundation that covers up anything from varicose veins and bruises to scars and tattoos.
Color: I received the Vichy Dermablend Total Body Corrective Foundation in Medium, the darkest of the two available colors. The color blends well, so it’s quite forgiving and easy to match to a range of skin tones. But it still would have been nice if there had been more shades available.
Texture: The texture of the body foundation is pretty much the same as that of the face foundation. That means liquid, light-weight and – in my opinion – very pleasant to wear.
Coverage: Just like its three Dermablend buddies the Total Body Corrective Foundation provides brilliant coverage. To completely hide very severe skin discolorations like tattoos or heavy scars you will need to build the coverage a bit, but for standard flaws like broken veins and bruises one layer does the job. Awesome!
Wear: I only have one word to describe the wear of this body foundation: wow! Frantic rubbing is obviously a bit too much for the product to handle, but normal touching and movement won’t make the foundation come off at all. And it doesn’t seem to be affected by humidity or even water either, as long as you don’t start rubbing your skin like a madman. I’m impressed!
Tattoo test: I used the Vichy Dermablend Total Body Corrective Foundation on the word ‘Vichy’ and then also on the rest of the already concealed parts of my tattoo. And hoooooly cow! My leg looked perfectly even again! I bet that no one would expect to find an eyeliner tattoo hidden under there. It’s pretty obvious: the Vichy Dermablend Total Body Corrective Foundation is the absolute star product from the Dermablend line!
The Vichy Dermablend Foundation is perfect for you if you’re looking for a liquid foundation with buildable medium to high coverage that will last all day and will cover up acne, redness and other everyday imperfections.
If you want to get the highest coverage possible, then I advise you to look into the Vichy Dermablend Compact Cream. Especially people with dry skin will love the thicker, richer texture of this compact foundation.
Click to enlarge | From left to right: Vichy Dermablend Foundation, Compact Cream, Compact Stick & Total Body Foundation
The Vichy Dermablend Compact Stick is great for targeted concealing of smaller areas and it is the perfect concealer to take with you on-the-go.
The Vichy Dermablend Total Body Corrective Foundation does an incredible job of evening out large surfaces like legs, arms and the cleavage area. It’s perfect for when you need to look picture perfect from literally head to toe for a photo shoot or a special occasion, or just for when you want to bare your legs and show off a pair of perfect pins.
The Vichy Dermablend Foundation, Compact Cream, Compact Stick and Total Body Corrective Foundation are all dermatologically tested and are sold for approximately 29.90, 34.90, 22.90 and 39.90 CHF here in Switzerland. For more info you can visit www.dermablend.ch.
Have you tried any of the Vichy Dermablend products yet? Which of these four masters of camouflage would you choose?