I thought I had found the holy grail in the shape of Revlon’s Colourstay, however with the inconvenient lack of a pump on the bottle and failing coverage and heavy consistency I had been falling out of love with it for sometime.
Enter Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation (€22 in Boots) in Oval. It was suggested I try it out after appealing to twitter asking for a pale foundation with reasonable staying power. So many people raved about it that I had to try it out.
I am still in the honeymoon period with this make up, wearing it for the second day today but so far, so much win! Yes, it is pale enough to match my skin tone and yes, it covers the red pigmentation of my skin too (Excuse the sleepy expression, it was very early)
This is foundation perfection. It genuinely hides dark circles, red marks and pigmentation while many other foundations are incredibly lacking in that department despite “best coverage ever” taglines. What’s more, it is very generous so there is only a very small amount required to cover the whole face.
More good news, as you know by now Vichy are known for their skin friendly products and this foundation is no different. It is lightweight, despite the excellent coverage, and made for sensitive skin.
There is one fault in the product. Despite claiming to have all day wear, you will need to reapply it once or twice in spots, however even taking the residue from the lid seems to do the trick.
This comes highly recommended by a pale, problem skinned person who is generally never satisfied with a foundation.