It has been far too long since Vichy Dermablend updated their range or added anything of note, so it’s safe to say it’s been a long time coming, but thankfully all the Dermablend newness has been worth the wait as there are now five products in the range in total; a couple of newbies as well as new packaging for the existing range.
I’ll start with the first of the new arrivals and the one I’m most excited about which is the Corrective Compact Cream Foundation. It’s typical cream compact packaging in the style of something similar to Elizabeth Arden as you have the cream foundation on one side and the sponge on the other, both of which are housed in a mirrored compact. There are only five shades available which is a bit of a shame, but the foundation guarantees a minimum of 12 hours hold with an SPF30. These are £22.50 for 9.5g and expect for my review soon.
Next is the new release that I think most people found the most exciting but I actually found the least exciting as it’s thankfully something I don’t need, which is the Total Body Corrective Foundation. According to Vichy, one of the biggest requests the brand keeps getting is for a body foundation, so they’ve listened and delivered! There are three shades available (Light, Medium, Tan) and this is £29.75 for a generous 100ml.
The Corrective Stick, I believe, is the replacement for the original Cream Stick Foundation which was the stick alternative to the liquid Corrective Foundation. These are slightly cheaper at £15 (the original was £19) but these are teeny tiny in comparison so I hope they will deliver a high level of pigment and coverage with minimal use, otherwise this will be a very expensive upgrade. It’s being marketed as a concealer to compliment foundations rather than a standalone foundation, so I’ll be giving this a go soon and I’ll let you know what I think. This is £15 for 4.5g and available in 5 shades. I’ve just noticed that the original Cream Stick is still available on the site, so the Corrective Stick might be a new addition rather than a replacement…I’ll update when I know more!
Finally we have the Setting Powder which has been available in the UK for quite some time, but the few times I tried to track it down at Boots it was never there! It’s a setting powder (as the name suggests…) that works with the Dermablend range to extend the wear and keep it all in place. Interestingly, you’re supposed to apply it, leave it for a few minutes and then remove any surplus which isn’t what I would’ve done (I would’ve just applied and left it!) so I’ll give this a go soon. It’s translucent and costs £17 for 28g.
There we have a quick introduction to the Dermablend range. If you have anything tricky to conceal like acne, birthmarks or just generally pigmented skin and you haven’t tried this range already then I strongly recommend you give this a go as it really is one of the best (if not the best) range of high coverage products available. All the new Vichy Dermablend products have launched already in Boots and online at Escentual. For more info on the range, have a look at the Vichy site here – link - and keep an eye out for my reviews soon.