Vichy is a French brand existing for more than 80 years, known for their innovation in skincare while also focusing on protecting the environment. Not only does the brand offer skincare, they also offer a selection of foundations and powders, enriched with skincare ingredients. I was given the opportunity test the Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation, which I’m going to review for you today.
The Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation with SPF 25 is according to the brand, supposed to be a high coverage foundation to cover imperfections and impurities without creating a mask effect. The formula should also visibly reduce imperfections and lasts up to 16 hours. The foundation is enriched with Salicylic Acid to improve the quality of the skin and Eperulina, a natural ingredient that has an anti-
The Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation comes in a non-transparent, black plastic tube containing 30 mL of product. The tube has a hole where the product can be squeezed out. I personally prefer a pump so that you get the same amount of product every time and don’t waste any but looking at the Vichy‘s perspective of protecting the environment, I can understand that this type of packaging is better for the environment.
There are five different shades of the Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation available, I have the shade 35 – Sand. The foundation is unscented and has a consistency between a lotion and a cream, not too thick or too thin. It spreads very easily and leaves a thin layer.
Here is my face before/after applying the Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation in 35 – Sand. I used a moisturizing primer (which I always use) before applying the foundation by using a beautyblender. The foundation was really easy to apply evenly. It is a high coverage foundation. The coverage is probably a bit less due to the use of a beautyblender, which soaks up product so I would say this gives medium to full coverage which can be built up to full. You can see that the redness on my cheeks is covered, as well as my acne scars. I didn’t apply the foundation underneath my eyes since I’m going to use concealer on that area. The foundation has a satin matte finish on my dry skin type.
Here is the Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation in 35 – Sand in combination with all my make-up. All the make-up products applied nicely onto the foundation. I didn’t need to powder to set the foundation because it completely dried on its own and doesn’t transfer when touched. I absolutely love how this looks! My skin really looks really natural and flawless so it does not look like I’m wearing a ‘mask’.
Here are pictures of the initial application and after nine hours of wear. I only have gotten slightly oily on my T-zone but it isn’t really much. In picture and from a distance, it almost looks the same as on the initial application but up close is a different story, which you will see below.
This close-up shot is also taken after nine hours of wear. In indoor lights, you don’t really see anything but when I got in front of my ring light (which you can also compare to bright daylight), the Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation looked awful when I did some facial expressions like smiling in the picture above. I already noticed that my skin felt really dry, uncomfortable and tight after wearing this foundation for some time, even with using a moisturizer and a moisturizing primer before application. As you can see in the picture, it somehow made my 28-year old skin double in age. It is comparable to a peel-off mask or when you put crafting glue on your skin, looking tight and flawless when it’s stationary but when moved, it creates all sorts of wrinkles. This is what exactly happens with the foundation. It creates a perfect base but wrinkles up as soon as you move.
Because of this effect and how my skin felt, I think this foundation is not suitable for a dry skin type and like the Vichy website mentions, is more suitable for an Oily Skin Type to a Skin with Impurities. Especially during the Winter season, my skin is extra dry but it gets better in the Summer so I’m really curious to try out the foundation in that season, especially since it also contains SPF 35.
I wouldn’t recommend this product for a dry skin type however, even though it isn’t suitable for me to wear the Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation for a long period, I would still love to use this foundation to take pictures for my blog and Instagram, because it looks absolutely amazing and flawless on camera during the initial application. I think if you have an Oily Skin Type to a Skin with Impurities, you should definitely try out this foundation. It made my skin feel very dry, so it will probably can control the oils on your skin.
The Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation is available at varying prices, from €19,95 to €24,95 Euro at a huge selection of Apothecaries, you can find a full list here. You can also buy this online at stores like Mijnhuidonline.nl and Skinpharma.nl.
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*This product was sent to me for review. Please check out my disclosure page for more information.