How Vichy Dermablend foundation has improved my confidence

Vichy Dermablend foundation

I am usually quite reluctant to try out new foundations, I have been using MAC Studio Fix Fluid for years now as I love the buildable coverage. However I do find that for me, it can slightly exacerbate oil production and I regularly have to blot to avoid looking greasier than a chip pan. Whilst I have found some products that help reduce this, namely La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat moisturiser – I felt like an improvement could be made. So after reading lots of reviews I decided to try out Vichy Dermablend foundation.

Vichy Dermablend foundation

I know that I am a MAC NC15 so I used Temptalia’s Foundation Matrix to work out which shade I needed. If you have not used this tool before it is amazing. You can find hundreds of products on there so it really makes changing foundation easy as pie. So relying on the matrix I went with shade 15 Opal and I was pretty worried that it would be too dark. When I opened the tube I squeezed a tiny amount on the back of my hand and I was a little scared I’d look tangoed, but once I applied it to my face it blended in seamlessly and it is truly the perfect shade for me! I used my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to buff in the foundation and I have to say it applies like a dream.

I worked in thin layers and built up the product on areas that needed a little more attention. I found that it was so high coverage that I could use it like a concealer. I switched to my Royal and Langnickel concealer brush and applied a small amount around my eye area and it really improved the appearance of my awful dark circles. The product is quite creamy but has quite a matte finish – I felt like I didn’t need to use as much powder to set it.

If you have read some of my other reviews, you will know that I have previously suffered from bad skin, whilst my complexion has improved a lot over the last six months or so, I still struggle sometimes with my chin area. So the real test for this foundation was if it could conceal the redness and blemishes that I suffer from. I decided the best way to do this was to take before and after photos to see if the coverage is really all it has been cracked up to be. Now I feel a bit self-conscious about these photos as it is not something that I really want the world to see, but if it helps someone else with skin that isn’t perfect then that’s fine by me.


No Make up - blemishes and redness on chin area
Please excuse the towel!!


Vichy Dermablend foundation after photo

As you can see in the after photo, the redness, pores and blemishes are much less visible and my skin tone looks even. I was thrilled with the result and I think that the level of coverage is great. I have worn this almost every day now since I bought it and my make up still looks good after a long say of work, my skin is less oily that it was before and I feel more confident. So in my books this is a winner and I will definitely repurchase when I run out.

If you are tempted to give Vichy Dermablend foundation a try, you can purchase it from Boots for £16 or from Feel Unique for £17.

Have you tried Vichy Dermablend before? What foundations to you recommend for high coverage?
  • Alina Bostan

    That is such amazing coverage but at the same time it still looks so natural and flawless. I love it! Need to suss it out for myself x

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    • musthavegirl

      Yes! Add it to your wishlist – its amazing :) Plus it is cheaper than most high end foundations!

      Thank you for reading Alina :) xx

  • Amy Hall

    As a fellow bad skinned girl, I feel your pain and appreciate your courage in posting the pictures. You look amazing. Will definitely be looking into the Vichy foundation :)

    • musthavegirl

      Thanks Amy, that really means a lot to me, I feel a bit sick I've put that photo up for the world to see! But It always helps me to see exactly what a product does, so I hope it will help others too! If you do buy it, hope you love it too! xx

  • Alex Quinn

    Amazing coverage! Looks great. Nice review.
    Alex //

    • musthavegirl

      Thanks Alex :) The coverage is amazing – I think it might be my dream foundation :) xx

  • Nicola Murdock

    What amazing coverage!! Yet it does indeed look so natural, always such a happy feeling when you find something so good <3

  • Chloe Griffiths

    I've heard a lot about this, may give it a go now x

  • Lenya

    Wow this is amazing. Great coverage and yet it looks natural. Cool. Lovely blog here btw! Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.

  • Millie Rose

    I love what youve done with the roses and how did you make your blog header? or did you get it designed for you? :)x x

  • Kimmy (Beauty Isles)

    Vichy is a brand I always want to try but never seem to. The look and feel of the brand reminds me of La Roche Posay. Nice, natural, coverage.

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  • Jackie Chapman

    Fantastic coverage! I haven't tried Vichy before but I will be in the future!