13th February 2014

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Make-Up Collection

Dermablend Concealer

Re-Branded Signature (Emma) copy

I’m a huge fan of Vichy Dermablend. The Corrective Fluid Foundation is an essential in my makeup routine when bad skin days inevitably rear their head, and I find nothing else comes close to its reliable blend of flawlessness and wearability. So you’ll understand, then, why I’m excited for this whole host of new additions to the much-loved Dermablend Corrective collection – and I’m sure you will be, too.

Alongside two brand new corrective products there’s a bit of the ol’ switcharoo with an old favourite, which receives a makeover to bring it in line with the rest of the range. Read on, Dermablend fans,  for all of the information you need…

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Corrective Compact Cream Foundation

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Compact Cream Foundation Closed

Brand new to the range is the multi-functional Dermablend Corrective Compact Cream Foundation, a handy make-up compact designed primarily for use on the complexion, though it can also be used elsewhere on the body for quick touch-ups throughout the day. It conceals all manner of imperfections including dark circles, acne, scarring and redness, to more serious skin conditions like vitiligo.

Presented in a slimline, black plastic compact complete with mirror and sponge, the new Compact Cream is a great size at 9.5g. It’s not so large that it’s cumbersome, but big enough that you’re getting a good amount of creamy foundation for your buck.

 

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Compact Cream Foundation

The medium coverage formula is very well balanced.  It takes aspects of the Dermablend Fluid Foundation’s tactile satin texture and blends it with the pigmentation and creamy finish of the Corrective Stick, concealing so well that skin looks airbrushed. A welcome addition to the formula is an infusion of light diffusing pearls, which prevent a mask-like finish. It also has a high SPF of 30 to shield against premature ageing, alongside the signature Dermablend waterproof finish.

The Corrective Compact Cream Foundation is available in 5 shades that range from fair Opal to deep Bronze, which match the shades available in the Fluid Corrective Foundation (see those shades in a previous review here) and the revamped Corrective Stick below. This means you can now create custom coverage in three different textures, mixing and matching to conceal different areas to suit your own preferences.

Corrective Cream Stick

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Stick

Alongside the Corrective Compact Cream Foundation, Vichy are unveiling a brand new look for the Dermablend Corrective Stick, a concealer for sever imperfections. Though the intensely pigmented, 12 hour hold formula remains just the same, the beloved stick has undergone a major change to its look. This new version scales back the original stick to a more manageable and elegant 4.5g, akin to the size of a traditional concealer. The new design also has a tapered tip, making it easier than ever to build targeted coverage for localised imperfections.

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Stick Open

And there’s some more welcome news for Dermablend fans: the shade range has been realigned so that it fits with those of the Dermablend Corrective Fluid Foundation and the Compact Cream Foundation, meaning you can build uniform, custom coverage across the range. The new shades are mostly similar to some of the old ones, but in some cases, Vichy have concentrated on matching them up to those of the wider Dermablend range.

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Stick 15 Opal

Such is the case with 15 Opal, the lightest shade in the range. This new shade is richer than both of the palest shades in the old range, but it matches up perfectly with the Corrective Foundation in 15 Opal. It’s also actually a great match for 13 Light in the old shade range. It’s swatched heavily here to give an idea of the tone, but when blended it sheers out to a lovely neutral-pink shade that expertly disguises dark circles and other imperfections.

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Stick 25 Nude

The next shade, 25 Nude, is a like-for-like match to the old shade 14 Nude. Yellow-toned and quite fair, if offers great coverage and brightens the skin.

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Stick 35 Sand

35 Sand is a perfect match for the old 15 Sand, a warm neutral tone to suit medium skin.

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Stick 45 Gold

And 45 Gold is a close match to 16 Bronze, albeit a little warmer and richer to more closely resemble 45 Gold in the Corrective Foundation.

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Stick 55 Bronze

The biggest difference is between the two darkest shades in the old range and the new range: 17 Coffee really can’t be compared to 55 Bronze! Again though, it’s a close match to 55 Bronze in the Corrective Foundation, a deep medium-to-dark shade. Unfortunately, there’re no matches for 17 Coffee users across any of the new range.

If you’re still stuck on which shade is best for you, tweet me @EscentualEmma or leave a comment here, and I’ll help you find the perfect fit.

 

Total Body Corrective Foundation

Vichy Dermablend Body Foundation

And so we come to the most highly anticipated product of the range, and something that will make existing Dermablend users very happy indeed. The Dermablend Total Body Corrective Foundation is a whopping 100ml of high coverage, long wear camouflage foundation that you can use anywhere on the body, safe in the knowledge that it won’t transfer or run. It’s like Photoshop in a tube!

 

Vichy Dermablend Body Foundation Close

It’s high coverage finish conceals medium to severe imperfections including scars, thread veins, bruises and pigmentation. The foundation is dense enough for a single layer application, yet it has a lightweight bare-skin feel. If you’ve used the Dermablend Corrective Foundation, it’s the same sort of texture – albeit a little less ‘fluid’. The do-it-all body make-up has an SPF of 15, hypoallergenic ingredients for sensitive skins, and a non-clogging, non-comedogenic ingredients for those with oily skin.

 

Vichy Dermablend Body Foundation In Light Medium and Tan

The Dermablend Total Body Corrective Foundation is available in three shades, Light, Medium and Tan, though you can mix easily mix shades together to create your own custom colour. Each of the shades in the range have a neutral-yellow tone, which is good for counteracting the sallowness and pigmentation of scars and thread veins. Light is a neutral opal shade, ideal for paler skin (approx. 15 Opal and 25 Nude in the Fluid Foundation and the new Corrective Stick); Medium is quite golden, offering warmth for those with light to medium skin (approx. 35 Sand and 45 Gold); and Tan is warmer and darker, great for those with medium to dark skin (approx. 55 Bronze).

 

Vichy Dermablend Body Foundation In Light Medium and Tan Swatched

The coverage is impressive, and only the tiniest amount is needed to cover a big area. For very large areas such as the arms and the legs,  I’d suggest that you mix 1 part foundation to 1 part moisturiser to give the entire area a natural-looking wash of coverage and colour. Then go back and add a concentrated dot of foundation for areas that need extra attention, blending in with a sponge or your fingers. The result looks fantastic: imperfections are blurred, the tone of your skin is unified and the fine texture of the foundation means that the finish doesn’t look artificial. Dust with a small amount of the Dermablend Setting Powder to prolong the 16 hour wear time and make the foundation completely waterproof.

So that’s it – your revamped Dermablend face and body foundation collection. What’s caught your eye?

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  • Kirsty

    HI, I bought the tester pack from you of the corrective cream stick and I matched opal in that old range. Can you tell me what I would be now as the new opal looks too dark? Thanks Kirsty

    • escentual

      Hi Kirsty. It would be the new 15 Opal as it’s the very lightest shade. Unlike the previous incarnation of the Corrective Cream Stick, it’s meant to be used as more of a concealer than an all-over foundation (the Corrective Compact Foundation is a better choice for all-over coverage), so it should be actually be an good colour match for most paler tones.

      Hope this helps!

      Emma x

  • anon

    Hi,
    The old bronze 16 cream stick was a perfect match, and I’ve tried the old liquid one in 45 gold but found it too cool toned and ashy-looking- is there a match in any of the new shades? Thanks!

    • escentual

      Hi, thanks for getting in touch! I would say that 45 Gold in the stick would still be a good match – it is actually a touch warmer than the old 16 Bronze, so that should stop it from appearing ashy.

      I find that the liquid foundations can have a very slight white cast to them because of the SPF content and the dense pigmentation – this could have been the ashiness that you experienced. The warmth of the new 45 Gold should negate this, though!

      Hope that helps,
      Emma x

  • Abi

    Hi
    I used to use the 12 Opal, but the new opal looks like it is going to be way too dark for me.
    From your pics it looks like the new 25 Nude matches it better Any advice greatly appreciated
    Thanks x

    • escentual

      Hi there Abi,

      That’s correct – 15 Opal is now quite pink toned, whereas 25 Nude is yellow toned. The old Opal was neutral-yellow, so Nude may now be the best fit for you if you tend to sway towards yellow tones.

      It’s also worth having a look into the Corrective Compact for all-over coverage – the new Corrective Stick is more streamlined than the old one, so it won’t travel as far if you’re using it as a foundation. I would recommend opting for Opal in the compact, though, as the tone is very close to Opal in the old Corrective Stick.

      Emma x

  • Sadia Begum

    Hi, I used the Corrective foundation in the Sand shade but it was slightly dark for me, do you think I should go for Opal or would it be too light? (I am shade NC30 in mac foundations if that helps!) Also I wanted to try the new corrective stick, do you think I should go for Opal or Nude?

    Thank you x

    • escentual

      Hi Sadia,

      I definitely think Opal will be too light if you’re NC30 – I’d go for 25 Nude instead, which is a happy medium between the two. I’d choose the same shade in the corrective stick, as it’ll be a really close match to the foundation.

      Let me know if we can help any further! Emma x

  • Charru Chinchin

    Hey, i’m new on this product and i heard so much good reviews on the foundation. I have old scars from old acnes and tend to be a bit red at times on my nose.

    I used to use “honey” for my foundation shades but i seemed to become more tan in my skintone then before. So any recommended shades? not too dark would be nice of course.

    And another question? Does this suit for even sensitive skin? my skin cannot handle the other foundations which tend to reacts terrible.

    • escentual

      Hi Charru,

      Dermablend is perfect for those with troublesome and reactive skin (lots of people with rosacea, acne and scarring use it).

      What other foundations have you worn in the past (e.g. Clarins Skin Illusion in 103 Ivory) – I can try and match you to a close shade!

  • yothaka

    Hi
    I’m NC15-20 in mac, what shade should I go for?

    Thank you.

    • escentual

      Hi Yothaka,

      I’d recommend 15 Opal! It’s a neutral fair shade.

  • Emms

    Hi,

    I normally use praline in the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H range, could you please recommend the closest shade for the concealer or the corrective foundation or both?

    • escentual

      Hi Emms,

      Just to double check, are you shade 10 Beige Praline? If so, I think that 65 Coffee would be the best bet for you as it has the same depth of colour and warm undertone.

      Unfortunately the shade range in the concealer isn’t as extensive as the foundation, and it doesn’t go quite as dark. If you’d like me to recommend another suitable concealer from another brand, do let me know!

      I hope that helps,
      Emma

      • Emms

        Hello Emma,
        It is the shade 10.I would be grateful if you could also recommend a concealer that would go well.

        Thank you

        • escentual

          Hi Emms,

          I think Dior Star (http://www.escentual.com/diormakeup227/) would be a lovely fit – it’s high coverage and has a good range of shades! I’d recommend 004 Honey if you’re looking to brighten your under eyes, but 005 Mocha will probably be a better fit for blemishes and general concealing.

          Let me know if you’d like any other recommendations,
          Emma

  • Zara

    Hi, I am clueless about which shade to get. 35 Sand seems to be the closest match but looks a bit orange on the lighter areas of my face. I have been matched with Clinique’s Anti Blemish Foundation in 03 Fresh Natural, and it didn’t look orange. I would say I have a neutral to warm undertone. Any advice would be much appreciated!

    • escentual

      Hi Zara,

      Thanks for getting in touch! If you’re finding that 35 Sand isn’t matching some areas of your face, it might be a good idea to mix shades to find your perfect hue. 25 Nude is a more neutral shade, which might bring the warmth of 35 Sand down a notch.

      As you’re using an anti-blemish foundation, you might like to give the new Dermablend 3D Foundation a whirl. It’s available in all of the same shades as the original with a new mousse-like texture and an infusion of blemish-busting salicylic acid. You can see swatches of that one here: http://www.escentual.com/blog/2016/04/12/vichy-dermablend-3d-review/

      I hope that helps!
      Emma

  • escentual

    No problem Zara 🙂

    It depends on the severity and pigmentation of the scarring and spots. If they require more coverage, I’d choose the concealer stick as it contains the highest concentration of camouflaging colour pigment. However, because the concealer stick is so concentrated, its texture and finish might not be suitable for use all over the face. I’d recommend using the fluid foundation all over, and then going in afterwards with the concealer stick for targeted coverage!

    Emma

    • Zara

      Thank you again for the reply! I was thinking the same regarding the concealer stick. If I were to mix Nude and Sand to get a more neutral colour match, how would I decide which cover stick to get? Sorry for all the questions! Sadly the make up counters near me have not been much help at all.

      • escentual

        No problem at all, we’re here to help! It’s hard to definitively say, as mixing those two shades would create a custom colour each time. I would suggest that the safer bet would be 25 Nude, though – and if that proves to be a little too light, use the concealer underneath rather than on top of your foundation. Fingers crossed that does the trick for you!

        Emma

        • Zara

          Thank you for all the help and information!