If I don't like how a product feels on my skin, I almost immediately want it off my face. That is probably my own paranoia since I attribute heavy consistency of foundation with clogged pores and break outs. Plus, it also feels like my skin can't breathe. Needless to say, I haven't found a cream foundation I've liked in the past decade. That was until I discovered Dermablend Cover Creme.
I had first heard about Dermablend a few months ago when they created a marketing campaign called Camo Confessions. In fact, I posted one to my Facebook page because I found it inspiring. It showed people with severe skin conditions taking off their makeup, and the difference it made was remarkable. Dermablend is dermatologist recommended because it isn't your average foundation. It is advertised as being a solution to those battling severe acne, rosacea, vitiligo (a pigmentation disorder), as well as birth marks and scaring - and I am sure there is more. After watching the Camo Confessions I thought - where do I get my hands on this stuff?
The first day I got it in the mail I tried it. I applied it HEAVILY. Probably too heavily because I was pretty excited - I will admit. I finished my makeup and then continued to make lunches for the week, bake muffins, and went for a long walk. The first thing that shocked me was I forgot it was on my face. I didn't expect that.
I wore it everyday for the next week. Sometimes I applied it with a foundation brush if I wanted lighter coverage. Other times I would use the spatula it comes with and apply it using my fingers, then blend it in with a damp sponge. I found that this was my favourite method for long lasting coverage. I also snapped a selfie after I tried that method, and sent it to my sister and she commented on my 'perfect skin'. It was far from perfect - it was the Cover Creme doing it's job hiding my acne scars that somehow show themselves despite my best efforts.
I also used it on two bridesmaids in the last wedding I did, about a week ago. I asked one bridesmaid how her skin felt after over 7 hours of wearing it and she said it didn't feel heavy or greasy - which was why she normally stayed away from foundation. That was when I knew.
SPF 30, goes on like a cream, but dries like a powder. I was sold. It had won me over.
It retails at $39CAD, but I would imagine it would last you at least a year. If not more. If you feel self conscious about scars, birth marks, rosacea, or acne this product has your back. It gives the coverage you want without looking or feeling like a mask.
I have to admit, I approached Dermablend Cover Creme a skeptic and it changed the way I look at cream foundation. If you do get the chance to try Dermablend - or you already use it - I'd love to hear what you think.
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Favourite Bridal Makeup Artist
I am a freelance makeup artist who works out of Waterloo. I am an Ontario qualified teacher with a passion for makeup. I love to help people look and feel their very best!