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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation Review

Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation Review

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.

Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation Review

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.


The foundations are targeted towards oily and acne-prone skin, so technically they wouldn't be suitable for my dry skin, but I really haven't had an issue with them at all. I apply serum and moisturiser before applying these and I haven't noticed the foundation sticking to any dry patches. Although since using the Pixi Glow Tonic with a decent skincare routine my skin has come on heaps! I then set the foundation with the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder*, bearing in mind I'm looking quite shiny with 2-3 layers on skincare on, and it gives me a lovely natural finish. It's not overly matte or dewy either, it's that inbetween where it looks just like skin. The powder is still one of my favourite products, it's high end quality at a not so high end price (you can read the review for it here).


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 RRP has increased to £23 (here) since I reviewed it, which does put it above drugstore prices but you can normally get it on offer so it might not be too bad. 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?

49 comments:

  1. I'm not sure what I think of these Vichy products as I saw an add of them recently where a girl with acne applied it to her skin and it claimed to make her skin flawless, smooth and poreless when really you could see everything!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. I haven't seen this add, but I do normally take ads with a pinch of salt! :)

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  2. I have the first derma blend range however the shades don't really suit me, so I am waiting to get a bit of tan so I can fully test it. 3D correction sounds promising, I wish they had more shades in their range, then it would be easier to find your perfect colour!

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. I think another one or two shades between 15 and 25, and then 25 and 35 would be perfect!

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  3. I love the original corrective fluid so can imaging I would love this too! The packaging is gorgeous too, love the matte black! Just a pity there aren't more shades!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I do prefer this a tad more than the original so I'm sure you'll like it too! A few more shades would be ideal :)

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  4. I have this foundation and I love it, it definitely gives the most flawless base out of all the foundations I have!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. I'm glad to hear you liked it too! :)

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  5. I've never heard of this brand before but I'm all about trying new things now.

    wendee//theglossychic.com

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  6. I've tried a few of Vichy products, but not the 3D correction foundation. Glad that it suits you overall. /Madison
    FASHION TALES

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  7. I was looking into Vichy Dermablend corrective foundation because I really like (and need!) full coverage. I didn't know a new one had come out, should I try this one instead? xx

    AimeeSueXO
    Bloglovin

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    1. I do like the application and finish of this one a bit more, so if it was me I'd go for this new one. I would really recommend trying them out at a big Boots store too so you can see which one works best for you, plus you'll get a better idea of a colour match :)

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  8. I've never tried Vichy products before. It hasn't been hyped up enough for me to be curious about it *covers eyes*

    http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww well if you come across then, then I hope this might encourage you to give them a go :)

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  9. I've heard so many amazing things about Vichys' foundations! I really want to try this one, as I do love a full coverage foundation once in a while. I also have combination skin so I think they'd be good for me. I love the fact that it claims to help with raised imperfections. I can never seem to completely blur out a blemish, so I'm intrigued. I also really like that you said it still looks like your natural skin once applied. I'm always searching for foundations like this in the Summer. Thanks so much for sharing this great review, I really want to purchase it now.:)

    - www.veebzboo.com
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    1. I think it would suit your combination skin too, because it is designed more for combi/oily skintones in mind. It definitely gives me such a natural look, even my Sister said it didn't look like a full coverage foundation. Thanks for dropping by :)

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  10. The original Dermablend didn't really work for me but this looks promising. Have a great weekend.

    http://fashionablyidu.com/

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    1. I do prefer this one a bit more! Try checking it out instore if you can, my Boots have testers of this. Thank you :)

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  11. The original Dermablend didn't really work for me but this looks promising. Have a great weekend.

    http://fashionablyidu.com/

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  12. I'll definitely have to check this foundation out because I have oily, acne prone skin and this sounds wonderful in its claims to blur and even skin! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a great day so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Ooh do let me know what you think! Aww thank you :)

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  13. I stayed away from this because it says full coverage and I love sheer and light coverage. I wish there's a way for me to request for a sample first, I don't want to waste money on something that I might not like.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I don't think they do samples online, there were testers in my local Boots store but you wouldn't have those in Canada, sorry! xx

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  14. I always hear really good things about Vichy, but I've never actually tried something from them before. This sounds interesting though, because I have dry skin as well so sometimes I have problems with my foundation sticking to my dry patches, so when I get another one I don't want the same problem. Maybe I'll have to check out the Pixi Glow Tonic first ;P

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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    1. For a full coverage foundation I found it went on really smoothly, so it's worth trying! The Pixi Glow Tonic has been a game changer for me!

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  15. Thanks for the post :) I haven't actually tried any of their products before, I'll have a look now! <3

    www.jelacablogs.blogspot.com

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  16. Great review, I've never tried this brand before but I always hear great things about them :)

    Kayla
    Sheer Beauty Blog

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  17. I havent tried a foundation from Vichy before, only creams and cleansers and it is such a good brand!

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. I've heard so many good things about their skincare!

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  18. Vichy is a great brand for sure....will check out this foundation sometime soon...great post hun...xo, neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

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  19. You can't go wrong with a corrector pen right?!?! Fab post!

    Charlotte x

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  20. Such a great review, hon & so good you've been enjoying these Vichy goodies! I remember & have been loving this brand for so long. It's amazing the foundation has got SPF & that its longevity is impressive. We are the same shade, girl :)
    p.s. Awww, missed your blog!!!
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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    1. Thank you! The foundation does have a lot of extras which is always nice. I know where to go for foundation matches then! Aww thanks :)

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  21. I so wish I could try this but their palest shade isn't pale sadly, but I love Vichy xx

    Gemma • Miss Makeup Magpie ❤️

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    1. In the original range I believe they introduced a paler shade later one, so hopefully they do the same here :)

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  22. I had acne-prone skin so I used Dermablend for years and I really liked it! Luckily my skin is normal now so I don't need it anymore but I think Dermablend is one of the best foundation for oily skins! ^-^
    Thanks for your review dear!
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    1. I'm glad to have read your experience of it, and glad to see you enjoyed using it too :)

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  23. It is a shame that there are only 5 shades avaialable as I wouldn't like to have to pay for two to mix them together. I do think I would like this foundation though as I like ones with high coverage as long as I can blend them quite well and they don't look too cakey. Maybe one to try while it is on offer! x

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    1. That would work out quite pricey! I brought some foundation adjusting drops to see if they would work instead but I didn't get the best result. This doesn't look cakey at all so I think you would enjoy the finish :)

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