The Disappointment: Vichy Dermablend Stick

Now I don’t like to be a negative Nancy on here, and I’ll tell you why. It’s basically because this is my little space on the internet and I don’t want it to be a  negative place, but sometimes I need to rant about a product that has disappointed me, and today I’m talking about a concealer which I thought was going to change my life. Okay so maybe I put too much hope on it to start with? But basically a good while ago, I got a sample of the Vichy Dermablend concealer in a Glossybox. I used it all up and thought it was amazing. A high coverage concealer that covered everything from spots to dark circles, there was no escaping for any unsightly imperfections. I finally decided to bite the bullet and buy the full size version which at £15 from boots, is almost the same price as high end concealers. But I was like it’s fine, I’ve tried the sample and it’s amazing.

Now I don’t know if the formula has been changed, or what. But basically me and the full size version do not get on at all. Yes it’s high coverage and yes the shade Opal is a great match for my skin, but this goes incredibly cakey. And I mean so cakey you could call me Mr.Kipling and ask me where my Battenburg is. I’ve had some hellish breakouts lately, I’m going to blame MAC Face and Body (another rant post maybe ha) so I’ve needed a lot of coverage. This concealer has made my spots looks worse, and my whole face just looking awful. I’ve tried it with moisturisers, I’ve tried it as a foundation, I’ve tried it mixed in with other concealers, I’ve tried different brushes, but it’s safe to say it just doesn’t work for me. So there’s £15 down the drain, and a cakey face to show for it.

Phew rant over. But urgh I get so annoyed when I buy something for quite a lot of money and it fails me. :@ So after my rant, I need your help, what concealer would you recommend to cover spots and scarring that doesn’t turn you into a Victoria sponge?