Originally developed by a dermatologist for his wife's skin woes, Dermablend is firmly rooted in correcting and enhancing women's beauty. I was kindly sent the Creme Compact Foundation and Translucent powder to try*.
I have given this foundation a tricky time to trial. During these past couple of weeks there has been heatwaves, humidity, long days, rain, Wizard of Oz style storms and a constant need to sprint for trains! However, I am very pleased to say that the combination of these two products has saved my skin and concealed imperfections seamlessly through long hot days and in to evenings.
It is no surprise that I found the coverage of the creme compact foundation amazing, it is designed to cover up mild to severe skin conditions and even tattoos! However, what I did find surprising is the finish. There is no "cakeyness" just an even, airbrushed complexion...basically your skin but better.
Although the compact comes with it's own sponge, I found the best way to apply it was with my fingers applying more in problem areas and then buffing with my duo-fiber brush. I have never received so many compliments on my skin as when wearing this foundation! I was told I looked incredibly healthy and had a lovely glow...definitely a bonus.
The natural finish of this foundation makes it ideal for summer, along with the SPF 30 that is packed in to their nifty formula. The actual compact itself is a must have for your everyday makeup bag, as although I did not need to touch up my foundation, the mirror is incredible! Perfect for lipstick touch ups during the day.
I am no stranger to translucent powder, as I have oily skin I am constantly on a quest to find the best powder that will keep my makeup in place! As a result of this I have spent vast amounts of money on those at the higher end of the price spectrum. However, this is my all time favourite and it is a fraction of the price (£17) This will last forever too, a teeny tiny dusting of this lasted all day, keeping my makeup on my face! The light yet effective formula makes it perfect for long summer days.
Overall, I am incredibly impressed with the Vichy Dermablend Creme Compact and Transclucent powder. Their dermatological background ensures the formulas are effective but the products and their packaging feel the opposite of clinical.
As a bonus I believe Escentual have 25% off everything (including Vichy) until monday?! ESCENTUAL25 is the code !