Vichy Dermablend New Shade Porcelain 05 (Comparison Swatches)
I posted last week about how thrilled I am that there are some more shades being added to the infamous Vichy Dermablend range, as I’m too pale for their exciting colours. Thankfully, the new arrival of the Porcelain 05 shade has changed all that, and I can now wear Dermablend straight from the tube without having to mix in a lighter product! I’m sure you’re familiar with the Dermablend range, which are arguably the highest coverage products available on the high street, but I’ve included a before and after below so you can see the product in action. I find the best way to use this is to dot it on the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose, then getting buffing with a good buffing brush, like this one.
It’s quite a drying formula, that’s great if you need something mattifying but not so much if you’re like me and prone to dehydration. Having said that, a good bit of product prep with some decent hydrating skincare beforehand will stop this clinging to any dry patches. It also contains an SPF35 which is handy. It claims to be a hydrating formula, but I really didn’t find that to be the case. However, it’s such a good product that if you need a good bit of coverage then you can’t go wrong with it, especially as it’s so adaptable so you can mix it with a hydrating serum or moisturiser if you want less coverage or a more hydrated finish.
I thought I’d include some comparison swatches to show you where it sits with regards to other products. Above we have the Porcelain Dermablend shade on the left, then next to that is the pinker Illamasqua Skin Base in 3.5, then Bourjois CC Cream in 31 Ivory which is warmer, although still not as warm as the Dermablend shade and lastly, Clarins Everlasting Foundation+ in 103 Ivory which is fairly neutral in comparison. Even though the Dermablend swatch looks quite yellow, it really doesn’t show yellow on the skin as you can see in my image above – it’s pretty neutral once on, leaving a very natural colour alongside the great coverage. You can find Porcelain 05 here – link – for £18.