I was recently lucky enough to try the Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation*, which is the newest addition to the Dermablend foundation range. I've previously tried the Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation (click here for the review). The foundations are marketed as full coverage but I've found them really versatile, so if you prefer a light to medium coverage you can simply change the amount of product you would normally use.
The Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation* claims to smooth the skin's surface to minimise the appearance of 3D imperfections. It intends to do this with its new technology that uses pigments and soft focus agents to blur any imperfections. It also includes salicylic acid which has benefits for all skin types.
So far the foundation is available in 5 shades; 15 Opal, 25 Nude, 35 Sand, 45 Gold and 55 Bronze. My shade match falls between 25 Nude and 35 Sand so I use 3/4 of 25 followed by 1/4 of 35. For reference, I have a medium skin tone, somewhere around NC30. I have Asian skin, without much of a tan at the moment, and neutral undertones. To see my foundation matches click here.
The packaging follows on from the Dermablend Monochrome theme. However, the 3D correction has a matte finish to the tube, whereas the Fluid Corrective has a plastic look. I do prefer the matte finish with the silver tube as I think it looks a bit sleeker. The tube dispenser is really easy to use, you don't get too much flowing out as you can with pumps. It's also more hygenic. You get 30ml of product in the tube.
The foundation does seem to be quick thick when you first dispense it, it's not as liquid as your average foundation, but it's easily blended. I find it really easy to mix the shades 25 and 35 together, and then I go in with a buffing brush to apply it. It might look a bit pale initially but it oxidises slightly and then the match is perfect for me! The undertones also work well for me, 25 is very slightly on the cool side whereas 35 is warmer, but together they match my neutral undertones.
I did notice that 25 and 35 do seem to be more closer together in shade range in the 3D correction (you can't see a big difference in them in the swatch), but in the fluid corrective it was easier to tell them apart.
In terms on longevity Vichy claim it lasts about 16 hours, and whilst I haven't worn it for 16 hours, I've still been impressed by the wear time. It looks just as good at the end of the day as when I applied it, I don't get too oily so I rarely need to re-powder during the day. The foundation also has an SPF of 25 (yay that Summer has finally decided to make an appearance .... although now I'll probably moan about it being too hot!). It's also suitable for sensitive skin, with no parabens or comedogenics.
Overall, I do really like the 3D Correction Foundation as it does offer a lot of pros. For a daily basis, I like how the foundation can be sheered out, but if I had a function then I could go for a more buildable coverage too. I love the finish of the foundation too as it doesn't really have the tell tales signs of wearing foundation. The shades blend in well with my skin, it doesn't feel heavy or cakey on and it gives a really natural look. It's currently on offer for £16.12 (here). It's RRP of £21.50 does put it above drugstore prices but you can get it on offer quite a lot so I wouldn't say it was pricey. The only downside is that there are only 5 shades available so far, although more could be added down the line (as with the Fluid Corrective).
I hope you enjoyed this post!
Have you tried any Vichy products?