Don’t you hate it when you have plans and your skin ends up breaking down? It seems to happen a lot when there’s something important coming up, that’s why it is best to have at least one foundation which you can rely on. Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation claims to cover any skin problem, it is a big claim isn’t it?

Whenever season changes or I have stressful time, I have skin problems. I am sure it happens to many of us. Even the best skincare products can’t seem to help with this problem straight away. Then the best thing we can do it rely on makeup to achieve the flawless skin, right?

I’ve had Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation* for months, however due to picking the wrong shade, I couldn’t use it until I got some tan. Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation claims to give long lasting full coverage, does it live upto its claims?

It definitely gives full coverage and It will cover the blemishes and any imperfections, it will cover anything. What else can you ask from a foundation? It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, especially the ones who don’t like full coverage foundations. You only need a tiny amount to work with and good thing is texture doesn’t feel heavy. I use damp beauty blender to apply this foundation, I think it gives better flawless finish than the brush, also with the blender it is easier to control how much you apply.

Even though it claims to last 12 hours and 16 hours with the setting powder, due to my oily skin, I feel like I need to powder after 5-6 hours(doesn’t really look shiny, more on dewey side), it is still good as most of the time after a few hours my makeup just melts.

One of the things I think needs improvement is the colour range. There are 8 shades in the range and if you are in between shade then you won’t be happy with the colour range. Also, bare in mind that it has spf35 so if you get your photo taken then there will probably be flashback. No to ghost face, please! Also it might not be the best foundation to use in summer as in time it will feel heavy.

I love translucent powders, because they give flawless and non-cakey finish. Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder* is specially made for Vichy Dermablend Corrective foundation. Apparently it will improve the longevity of the foundation and I can confirm that it actually does. It also works with my other foundations, so it is a win win for me! This setting powder is lightweight and has really fine particles, so you won’t get that powdery finish. You can easily overdo it with this powder, so if you ever apply more than you should, wait a few minutes for it to set, then use a big powder brush to get rid of excessive powder.

Have you tried any products from Vichy Dermablend range? What’s your favourite high coverage foundation?

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  • I’m really tempted by this foundation. I’ve heard so many positive reviews. I don’t wear full coverage foundations often but it’s nice to have the option. x

    Kirsty –

    • I don’t often use full coverage foundations too but when my skin is not good then it comes handy. It’s good, highly recommend it x

  • Although it’s a pretty big claim, I’m pleased to hear it does what it says on the tin! As you’ve said full coverage isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, though I suppose it becomes that way when skin may be playing up! Fab review Ela 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • I prefer lighter foundations in summer or let’s say in general, but it is good to have a full coverage option 🙂 x

  • I’ve heard a lot about this range of products… I would really love to try some of these… My skin is normal to combination, so I shouldn’t have problems with powdering too soon 😀


    • It is a good foundation 🙂 I don’t mind powdering once in awhile 🙂

  • I love this range! Honestly I’m so pleased I was sent bits from them as they have changed my whole look!
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  • Emily

    I’ve actually got a Vichy Dermablend on my dressing table, waiting to try out! I only worry about the colour match, as you say! That said, I like that you only need a small amount to get good coverage!

    Musings & More

    • I got the wrong shade so it was sitting on my table for 4-5 months. Except the shade range, I like the coverage it gives.

  • Love how nuanced this post and you listed both good and negative aspects. Annoying though that it only lasts half of the promised time, but love that it covers anything! Xx

    • I have oily skin so most of the foundations don’t last long so I’m used to that x

  • Yes I completely agree! When I’m about to film a make-up tutorial, I seem to get the most annoying blemish. That I know I wouldn’t have if I wasn’t filming lol. I really want to try this foundation as it sounds like a complete life saver. I think that I would use a tiny amount like you said. I also have combination skin, so I don’t think any foundation can look too ‘cakey’ on me. The oils always seen to make my foundations look dewy haha. Thank you for the honest review Ela. I love that you’ve said both the positive and negative aspects.:) – My Everyday Make-up Look + Cream Contouring

    • It is so annoying, isn’t it? It feels like our own skin is trying to mess up with us 🙂 This foundation didn’t look caky on me when it got oily (many does) so it is safe to say, it won’t look caky on you 🙂

  • Thanks for your honest review, I haven’t tried Dermablend but it certainly sounds like a good product

  • Claire Cavanagh

    I honestly love this foundation as the coverage is so amazing – agree with you about it not lasting quite as long as it claims, but for the price I still think it’s brilliant.

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

    • For the price it is a great product. Most of the foundations don’t last long on my skin so I don’t really mind it being that way too x

  • Sounds really great! Gemma x

  • I really like the Vichy foundation and setting powder, I haven’t used it for a while though as it’s more of my Winter face wardrobe 🙂 It gives great coverage and set with a powder it does last a long time! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I don’t really use heavy products in summer but when it is impossible to cover a blemish then I have to use them 🙂 Also it kinda feels like winter here ha ha 🙂 x

  • Katie

    I love high coverage foundations so this sounds like a good product for me!

  • Breaking out when it’s the worst time to do so, happens to me all the time. Anyways, I’ve tried this foundation and it’s the best! Love your review 🙂

  • Corinne C

    That’s a pretty big claim, it might be worth me checking out. My skin is horrible 100% of the time.

    Corinne x

  • I really like the Vichy Dermablend foundation but I totally agree on the shade range, wish there were a few more options!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • Maybe later on they will come up with a wider colour range.

  • That looks really good, have to try it out! <3


  • FloralsandCoralsx

    I haven’t tried anything from Vichy but it all sounds fab! Its such a shame to hear of the colour range though, as the coverage sounds amazing! I’ll have to see if I can find my shade 🙂 thanks for sharing x
    FloralsAndCoralsx // Our Blog x

    • Except the colour range being limited, it is such a good foundation 🙂 x

  • I’ve never tried Vichy Dermablend before, but it sounds like a great brand, despite the lack of colours! The translucent powder sounds like such a fab product! Wonderful post lovely! Xx

    • Translucent powder is one of the best one I’ve used, it is light! x

  • I’ve never used VIchy products. These look great. For the summer months I tend to gravitate towards lighter bb creams and cushions, rather than heavy foundations.

    • I tend to wear lighter products in summer, however when my skin gets out of control then, it has to be high coverage.

  • I have never used any products from this brand before but heard about their powders. Shame their colour range is not that extensive as I think i might struggle with that aspect x

    • Powder is one of the best powders I’ve tried, it is really good x

  • Vichy’s products are so so good! I’ve never heard of this one but I’m already putting it in my wishlist haha. Thanks for sharing!

    • Derma blend range is really good, I’d recommend it.

  • I hear so many good things about Vichy’s products but I’ve never actually tried any lol. This sounds amazing! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

    • Derma blend range is really good, I really like the coverage x

  • that’s nice I need to try it 🙂

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  • Always happens when you’ve got something on at the weekend haha! This looks great though, fantastic post!

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  • I haven’t used this one yet, but I really love Vichy skincare products. I definitely need to try this one, it sounds nice. Thanks for sharing your review.

    Eden | Mint Notion

    • Vichy products are good and I’d highly recommend this derma blend range.

  • I’ve never tried anything from Vichy but I’m really curious about this foundation – it sounds amazing and very ideal for my skin. Thanks for sharing

    Sophie – eselle x

    • Dermablend range products are good, I’d recommend them.

  • Love love love Vichy products! I just finished the BB cream and think I’m going to be picking another one up. This sounds really good for days when you’re not feeling like yourself (*cough cough* on your period *cough cough*)

    • It is really good for those days and it is good to have a products I’d rely on ha ha 🙂

  • Shame it’s not 100% perfect, but great that it does give coverage and comes in useful now and then 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Must try this out! I haven’t tried anything from Vichy but definitely wanna check some of their stuff out 🙂
    Kathy x

  • Looks like a good product! I trust Vichy!

  • This sounds so good! Would love to give it a try 🙂



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  • I’ve used this foundation a few years ago and I loved it, especially the coverage that it gives! I do remember that I had trouble finding the right shade though, and that it did oxidize after a few hours.

    Thirteen Thoughts

    • Except the limited colour range, it is a good foundation. There are only a few foundations that don’t oxidise, so I am used to it.

  • Emily

    Ooo sounds like I need to give these products a try!
    x Emily

  • I really need to try out this foundation, it sounds perfect for my skin! x

  • I’ve heard of this brand, but have never used their products before. This seems like such a great foundation when combating problem skin, as you said. I’ll defiantly keep this in mind because I’ve had such bad experiences with other brands not working out and making my acne look worse! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the best week ahead!



    • Usually when a skincare brand comes up with a makeup product like foundation it targets the problematic skin and gives a good result. I love the coverage it gives. I hope you are having a great week, lovely! x

  • This foundation sounds interesting. Wonder what their lightest shade looks like… Just recently my skin started behaving horribly and I’m going to festival this weekend, so I’ll need to turn to makeup for sure 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • I should have ordered the lightest shade but these ones didn’t look dark but yeah. Luckily there are lightening drops which I can use in winter 🙂

  • I love this range! My face looked so amazing! I felt so vain when I used it! haha
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  • Becky Hughff

    Great honest review! Tbh I didn’t know Vichy did a foundation range!

  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    Sounds like a great product! I love the products from Vichy 🙂
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  • I am still on the hunt for a decent full coverage foundation, that one sounds interesting.

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    • I love the coverage, at least it covers all the blemishes. I just wish they had more colours in their range.

  • Alissa Gromova

    Great review!
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  • Raindrops of Sapphire

    I have their dermablend stick for covering up my acne scars and while I love it because it covers entirely, I find it often actually breaks me out too because it doesn’t let my skin breathe so that’s my negative for it.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • Oh no that doesn’t sound good :/ I don’t have the stick but the foundation didn’t cause any break out for me.

  • I’ve wanted to try out this brand for ages, thanks for the review!
    Beth x

  • This is exactly what is happening right now – a lot going on, so my skin isn’t behaving! It’s so difficult to control once the skin beaks out, so a good foundation always helps. This one sounds great, especially for the winter time, when we could do with a higher coverage foundation. I’d already heard good things about it, so I’ll have to check out the shades in the future to see if I can find something that would suit me – you are right, eight shades is rather poor, it must be hard to get the perfect colour unfortunately.

    Julia xx

    • Once there’s a break out then I tend to get more blemishes then it puts me under so much stress, it is so annoying! This foundation is perfect for winter as it gives a really high coverage but also comes handy for those days where you want to hide your blemishes. x


    You always have the best makeup, want to try this too haha

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    Have been hearing about this brand for quite sometime now and desperately want to try this. sounds like a good foundation. I would like to try it even though I swear by MAC Studio Fix Foundation and Maybelline Fit me foundation. Thanks for sharing hun:)

    -Karishma | Your Beauty Journal

    • This range is good, it gives a great coverage! Coverage is as good as mac pro longer, which is one of my favourite foundation 🙂

  • I haven’t tried this brand, but there are days I like a full coverage foundation, so I might have to keep this one in mind 🙂

  • I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about this brand! The foundation sounds great for those with skin problems! I’ll definitely be checking this out! x


    • This range is really good, I love the coverage it gives! x

  • I have been wanting to try some of the Vichy Dermablend range, mainly because I hear the coverage is insane! However, I am one of those people who always struggle to find their perfect match in foundation…there’s usually nothing pale enough and the right undertones are hard to find too!


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    • Coverage is insane, there’s nothing it won’t cover ha ha 🙂 I always have problem with finding the right shade too, I am usually in between shade and it is really annoying! x

  • I used this foundation a few years ago when my skin was at its worst. I found it too heavy though and struggled to find the perfect shade.

    • It is a heavy foundation and definitely not ideal for summer but for those days when blemishes take control, this will do the job.

  • To be honest I didn’t know Vichy made foundation! It sounds amazing though!


    Tamara –

    • They have a few foundations and the ones I tried are good! x

  • Ellie Adams

    Whenever my skin has breakouts, Vichy is the only brand I use, such incredible coverage but a lovely formula too!


  • I’ve never heard of this brand before, I will definitely check it out. I usually use a BB cream as they’re much lighter.

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  • I don’t really go for high coverage but I’ve seen this applied and always loved that it didn’t look cakey. Very affordable too! xx

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    • I usually prefer lighter foundations but when my skin is not doing good then it is one of the foundations I reach to x

  • Nadia

    I have used Vichy for skincare but have read a few reviews on this foundation. Like you said, it sounds great for colder seasons as it would give full coverage (in summer I prefer something light). When my skin isn’t feeling great and breaks out I am doing my best and swear off foundations for a little bit. This definitely sounds like a great product, thanks for this lovely review, hon <3
    xox Nadia

    • I prefer lighter foundations in summer too but when I have a breakout then it is one of the foundations I’d rely on 🙂 x

  • I really like their Normaderm range, the night cream is my all-time favourite. This foundation sounds great, I even wanted to pick it up at one point, but was in between shades. Maybe I will get those drops from The Body Shop and create my ideal shade.

    • Except the colour range, it is a really good foundation. I love the coverage it gives,

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    I don’t go for high coverage foundations, the result is always to heavy on my skin. But, i wanna try the Dermablend translucent powder, sounds good for me.


    • I prefer lightweight ones too, but it is good to have high coverage ones too 🙂 x

  • A very informative review on this foundation by Vichy, for me I don’t opt for heavy foundations although I do like a medium-full coverage, I tend to opt for products which don’t ‘feel’ heavy on the skin, Charlotte Tilbury for example has a wonderful foundation which is matte.

    I do like the Vichy brand and use one of their serums, but haven’t tried their foundations yet.

    Laura xo

    • I prefer lighter foundations however sometimes it is god to have a heavy coverage foundation which you can rely on 🙂 Their powder has to be my favourite! x

  • This is a brilliant review, Ela and I totally get what you mean with our skin acting up right before an event, mine is the same! Perfect skin for a few months and right before I have to attend an event, pop comes the pimple. Sooooo annoying! LOL!

    It won’t be a surprise to you that this is not my cup of tea as I stay away from anything full coverage, even medium coverage can be too much for me sometimes. That said, I like the sounds of the setting powder, I have been using more powders these days just to set my concealer.

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    • It is like the universe is trying to mess up with us lol 🙂

      You probably won’t like it as it kinda feels heavy on the skin in time, but I’m sure you’d love the powder, it is really light and I love how flawless it gets my skin.

  • Carina Vardie

    Amazing review. I haven’t tried this yet, but have a friend who liked it. I hate when my skin acts up especially before an important meeting/gathering.


  • Eleanor Pritchard

    I absolutely love the dermablend foundation but I love the translucent powder even more – it is so good for baking (even if I am awful at it) ! x

    • I love the translucent powder more too, it is so light and gives me a flawless skin 🙂 x

  • Lauren Letizio

    wow this stuff sounds amazing! And it never seems to fail whenever I have an event or something important coming up I get a breakout lol! Good tip to use the damp beauty blender for a more natural look!


    Blame it on Barneys

    • It is like universe is trying to mess up with us, whenever there’s something important then there comes a break out :/ x

  • I love Dermablend! I haven’t tried their foundations but I got the concealer and it works wonders, it has saved me for those days I had to do something special and my skin just would go crazy! I don’t know if I should try the foundation since my skin has been better now, but I would totally repurchase the concealer just in case 🙂

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

    • I heard a lot about the concealer too and I want to try it the next. I prefer lighter foundations, however it is good to have a full coverage ones for one of those bad skin days 🙂

  • This foundation sounds great! I tend to get awful breakouts when I’m stressed out too- so full coverage foundation is a must! Even better that it has such a high SPF as I find that when I put sunscreen under my foundation, it tends to end up in my eyes! The powder sounds fab too. I think that colour limitation is a downfall of many foundation brands, I always end up mixing them together haha

    Rachel xx

    • I really don’t like applying sunscreen under my foundation, it just seems to mess up my foundation so foundations with high spfs are good! x

  • This looks good coverage foundation…I feel 12 to 16 hr claims are just too much but still on oily skin5-6 hrs sounds pretty good…loved the review..

    • Most of the foundations don’t last long on me so any foundation that lasts more than 5 hours is good for me!

  • I usually use Bare Minerals powder foundation. But I’ve wanted to change for a while. Only problem is my skin gets super irritated any time I change my makeup so I’ve been hesitant. I love a good color corrector for helping cover up acne. But I’ve gotta see if this really does give flawless coverage. For me, I’m always hesitant to apply too much that I end up applying too little. And I don’t get that flawless coverage look. I need to be a bit more heavy handed with my coverage I guess.

    xx Yasmin

    • I think it is best to stick to the products your skin is used to, I would be scared to change the products if my skin got the same. x

  • I normally use just medium coverage foundations but sometimes I would definitely need more than that! This one sounds promising, thanks for sharing it! 🙂

    • I usually wear light&medium coverage foundations, however it is good to have high coverage ones for the days my skin doesn’t look good 🙂

  • I’ve tried both of these. I found them both good! I really like the powder, its one of only a few that doesn’t dry my skin out xx

  • I used the foundation stick (now discontinued) as a concealer in the past and it was great! My favorite full coverage foundation is probably the Estée Lauder Double Wear.

    • Estee Lauder double wear is amazing, I love the coverage of it!

  • I have always wanted to try Vichy products, I’m gonna have to pick a few up! Thanks for sharing 🙂 X

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  • Vichy Dermablend corrective foundation looks nice and I am definately going to try it 🙂

    • Dermablend range is good, I’d highly recommend them!

  • I’ve been wanting to try this for ages after I saw Lisa Eldridge use this in a video. Unfortunately I haven’t spotted this anywhere.

    • It is a really foundation, if you ever see it somewhere, definitely try it out!

  • Vichy is my favorite skincare brand.But i haven’t used Vichy derma blend, would love to try.:)

  • Thanks for the review .It sounds perfect .I will definitely give it a try.