Achieving flawless skin is easier said than done, not to mention that it can be a bit of a touchy subject since everyone's skin is so different and we're all dealing with our own concerns or insecurities. I don't think there's one certain rule that needs to be followed if you want to achieve a flawless base, it's all about using what products work best for you & what methods you feel confident using on your skin. For me Vichy Dermablend* is one of those ranges that I can create a flawless base with when my skin is having a rough time and I need some extra coverage. I have tried the foundation before with its old packaging & formula, which I raved about almost a year ago (if you'd like to check it out the post is here), so I was excited to try out this new duo with its sleek packaging.
With both products I opted for the same shade as my last foundation Nude 25, but to be honest I probably could have gone a touch lighter this time of year. However with a bit of blending I can still make it work for me so it's not too bad. I still love the Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation* £18 as much as I did the first time around, in fact I really like the sleek black packaging as it adds a luxe feel to the product. There's been a few more shades added to the range which I'm happy to hear as it means more people can benefit from being able to try the foundation. So now there's 8 shades in total available, it's probably still not enough in my opinion to be honest but for a foundation considering to be more on the drugstore/budget side of things, I think it's quite decent. Now if you don't know much about the Dermablend range let me just tell you that this foundation is super high coverage and if applied the wrong way, it can look and will look cakey. My favourite way of applying this is with a damp beauty blender, as it means I can build up the coverage to my liking and I am really working it in the skin for a flawless finish. What I love most about this foundation is how well it lasts throughout the day, it's definitely one of the foundation in my collection that I will wear when I need or want my makeup to stay put all day.
Now onto the Vichy Dermablend Corrective Stick* £15, which is completely new to me as I didn't try any of the older versions and to be honest I've never tried a stick concealer like this ever in the past. At first I was worried that with this kind of formula I would apply too much and end up with a heavy finish, but that's not the case at all. Even though it's in a stick form, the formula is super creamy making it so easy to blend out into the skin, especially around the more sensitive areas of the face such as the under eye area (this is where I would always use concealer). The shade I have is the same as the foundation Nude 25, but it's a touch more yellow based, making it perfect for my dark circles as well as brightening up any other areas of my face. I didn't expect to fall in love with this concealer as much as I have, but it really is a star product in my routine at the moment.
To finish off the post I also wanted to quickly add in the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder, which wasn't sent to me as I had already bought this myself. If you want to set your makeup for the day, even if it's just light bases such as tinted moisturisers, this is the product for you. It really helps in pro-longing the wear time of your regular foundations, not to mention that it doesn't feel heavy like some powders can be. I have dry/dehydrated skin so I am quite weary with what kind of powders I use, since they can accentuate dry patches but this doesn't do that at all. Bear in mind that I do apply very little product at a time hence why I still have so much of this powder almost a year on, but that is all down to personal preference and your own skin type.
Overall I really adore this trio from Vichy Dermablend, it's perfect for anyone who wants long lasting makeup as well as high coverage. It feels lovely on my skin whenever I do create my makeup with all three products, but please note that I don't wear this on an everyday basis since I'm not always on the lookout for high coverage (half of the week I don't wear any makeup at all). I'd love to hear your thoughts on the Dermablend range... have you tried it before?
*PR samples included